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  1. Need advice on new speakers

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hey guys, Recently put a new head unit in my car. an 00 328ci. pretty much all original speakers are blown and sounds bad when the music is somewhat loud. anyways I see so many options online for speakers and was wondering if anybody recommends anything, also does anybody know the exact sizes...
  2. Headlight Ballast

    E46 Touring
    I just purchased a 2004 325iT and the driver's-side headlight is out - the xenon doesn't work, the daytime running light does. The previous owner told me that his mechanic told him that the bulb and the wiring are fine - it's the ballast that needs replacing. I've done some reading and it...
  3. Good shops in La Puente, CA

    General E46 Forum
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  4. This 330i/Transmission swap worth it?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I came because I wanted some opinions and advice on this. I work at a carmax and I could get a wholesale 2001 BMW 330i with about 111k miles for about $800, but based on the warning lights lit up it may need a new transmission and some work done to the break...
  5. First e46 330ci, advice

    General E46 Forum
    Currently I drive an 07' Volvo S40. The car is dreary and absolutely irritating to drive so I'm in the process of trying to get rid of it. Knocking noise every time I start it up, check engine light for O2 sensor, goes through a qt of oil every 200 miles, and the interior feels like its about to...
  6. Advice on spark plugs needed

    General E46 Forum
    Hello E46 fanatics, new member here with my E46 330ci lemon. So here I am having a difficulty to choose from spark plugs, In local shops sales people are pushing nkg plugs. But never listen to the shop staff they will always say good things about theirs stock. So far I have considered...
  7. First CCA HPDS: How to prepare?

    General E46 Forum
    Good day bimmer enthusiasts, The Situation: As of a few days ago, I decided to register for my first high performance driving school. Having been apart of the CCA since earlier this year, I finally decided it was time to meet the other members of my local Tarheel Chapter and take part in...
  8. Adding A Spacer to Gain Height

    General E46 Forum
    I need help, i just bought csl rims and tires and the rears rub the fender and the bumper. Rolling my fenders wont help because it would still rub the bumper. So I did research and found out that you can add height by putting a rubber spacer at the top of your spring. Does anyone have...
  9. Short shifter?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello E46 fanatics. I have been deciding on a short shifter kit to put on my 2005 330Ci, any tips on which one would be best? Looking for the one that's not cheap, but not too expensive. A few results I've seen so far are: Option#1- B&M "Precision short shifter" for 230$ on Amazon. Looks solid...
  10. Trackday / track car build Noob - Where do I start?

    Motorsports & Track Forum
    Hi everyone, I've just bought a 2000 e46 330ci with the aim to turn it into a track car but with a budget in mind so I'm not going crazy. My idea is to strip weight, buckets seats/harness, upgrade brakes, add some decent coilovers at some point and then things like decent tyres. The other idea...
  11. BMW E46 Drift build

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I recently bought a 2003 BMW E46 330ci. My main goal is to build the car for drifting. One of my main worries is the engine. Is the engine tough enough to be bashed for a whole drift-event. If the stock engine is not good enough what are the known mods made to those cars for it to last. I...
  12. Might get my first BMW tomorrow, 03 330xi 5speed. Advice?

    E46 Xi Forum
    I am most likely purchasing a 2003 330xi 5speed on Wednesday if it ends up being as clean as the dude says. He is asking $4000, but I am going to try to get it down to around $3500. I have only ever owned Nissan vehicles up until now, so no experience with BMW. I am going to look at it with my...
  13. Mod suggestions for my first car

    General E46 Forum
    So i got my 2001 325ci almost a month ago, have been adding little aesthetic mods to it such as angel eyes, led corners and sides and repainting scratched up bumpers, etc. In two weeks once I get it perfectly cleaned up I'll be looking to mod it for performance gains. Any suggestions as to what...
  14. E46 Trailing arm bushing

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2001 325ci. Very well maintained, no rust on the bottom side. It has been sprayed with some rubbery anti-rust material and looks very well. The car is 14 years old and needs the Trailing Arm Bushings replaced. As of now, the rear subframe looks intact. My question is: what are the...
  15. Purchasing my first e46 soon!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I am turning 16 in October and have $5,000 in hand right now. I want to spend a maximum of $6,000 on the car itself. I am looking for a 325i from 02'-04', but I need some advice on maintenance costs. I know BMW's are very expensive to maintain as my dad has an 07' 750i and my mom has a...
  16. best and affordable radiator.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, A few days ago my radiator blew up! there had been a small drip of radiator fluid coming from the region, prior to a large 10 cm crack forming (fluid pissed everywhere). I had only been driving my car for about 5km when i stop a mates house while he went inside to get changed..... 3...
  17. Help on potential buys

    ///M3 Forum
    So im looking at these 2 cars and wanted some input from a more experienced fanatic on which one i should choose. I am currently living in Orange County CA, here are the links, thanks for your input.
  18. my budget for an e46

    General E46 Forum
    hey guys i really want an e46 and i have a maximun budget of $7500 and im just wondering what quality e46 i can get
  19. Buying my first BMW

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I know very little about cars but I would like to learn a bit but also have a nice car to drive. I just moved to Jacksonville, Florida and am looking to buy my first car. I have looked through multiple forums and shopped on multiple sites. It would be great to get a little...
  20. First mods to 325i sport.

    General E46 Forum
    So as the title says, I have $400 up to this point that I can devote to improving my 03 2.5L with sport package. I can also save more as time goes on. What would be the first thing you do? I'm open to anything, from cosmetic to performance. Some ideas I had were suspension (coilovers), exhaust...