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  1. OEM Lug bolts with aftermarket wheels?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm purchasing new wheels for my 05 M3, Avant Garde 19x9 et 35 in front and 19x10 et 25 in rear. I'm wondering whether I need new lug bolts for these wheels, or if I can just reuse the OEM ones that are on my stock 19inch wheels right now. Appreciate any help! Thanks
  2. Aftermarket Wheel Recommendations?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey everyone, Was thinking about getting aftermarket wheels for the M3. Any recommendations?
  3. Replacing Exhaust Vanos Solenoid

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, I want to replace my Exhaust Vanos Solenoid which is as far as I know this OEM part: 11361432532 realOEM: No 2 in the list: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ES53-USA-12-2000-E46-BMW-330xi&diagId=11_2170#11361432532 Is that correct? The OEM part seems to be this...
  4. Has anyone tried the Schmiedmann Fuel pump?

    General E46 Forum
    Anyone on here have any experience with the Schmiedmann fuel pump? I know you should go OEM (Siemens/VDO) but i wont be keeping this car for long (Another 6-8 months) so it seems a bit redundant to buy a OEM replacement part. Plus Schmiedmann is known to be a reputable German parts supplier.
  5. Does Valvetronic negate the effect of aftermarket cold air intakes?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    On an engine with Valvetronic such as my N46B20, does the Valvetronic negate the effect of an aftermarket cold air intake (when compared to the stock intake setup)? For this thread, the definition of an "aftermarket cold air intake" is going to be a cold air intake system in which the pod...
  6. A question about wheel offset and wheel brands

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey everyone, I currently have 16x7 wheels with a 47mm offset, came with the car and work great, they are just starting to hatch and don't look too pretty. What range of offset can I get without putting too much stress on my bearings? I have been looking in the 35-40 range. Additionally, I've...
  7. Clutch and flywheel replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi everybody! I have to replace the clutch and most likely the flywheel as well in my 2003 325xi wagon. Just wanted some suggestions on weather there is any better options than oem in a similar price range. I'm not looking to spend more than I have to but wouldn't mind spending a couple hundred...
  8. Aftermarket Temp Gauge

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys soo with all the coolant problems on e46s and the dummy temp gauges that bmws have, i was wondering how to install an aftermarket precise temperature gauge. Dont wanna play the waiting game untill it overheats, i wanna be able to check coolant temperature easily, And i was wondering if...
  9. FAIL SAFE MODE P0734, P0733 it's driving me crazy!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I'm new in the forums but I've been reading them for a while. I have a 2003 325i. I love my car but it's been giving me a headache lately. It started when one day I felt it weird, I knew something wasn't right and not 1 hour after I knew something was off, the car entered Fail Safe...
  10. Help install HID on original Xenon

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello! I have a problem with my 2001 320d(fl). I has original xenon but the left low beam doesn not work anymore. i bought a HID ballast to replace the original one but i do not know how to power it. This is the model I have on the car - picture 1. What I bought - picure 2. Picure 3 I think...
  11. Adhesive for Aftermarket Bumper

    General E46 Forum
    What's up guys. Recently ruined my bumper and ordered an m3 rep bumper for my 330ci. Got it and there are no mounting points for the reinforcement bar to attach to it, only the two side mounting bracket slots. I'm curious if anyone else has ran into this. I read one poster on a thread that...
  12. I need your input ! BMW aftermarket projects

    General E46 Forum
    Good morning BMW enthusiasts ! I would like your input for new aftermarket products or improvements on current products ! PLEASE: This thread is NOT for conversations !! If you choose to post below please keep your post very simple, as I will be going through all the posts to make a chart of...
  13. WTB E46 2001 330ci rear deck speakers aftermarket or stock

    Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    In Jacksonville Florida, will pay to have them shipped here or I will come pick them up. Just looking for the 2 rear deck speakers because the shitty stock ones are blown.
  14. headunit powering speakers?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, First I want to say I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH CAR AUDIO/ELECTRONICS. I have a 2005 325i without navigation and without HK. I finally figured out which wire does what for the god forsaken factory amp connector:banghead:. Lets say if I want my aftermarket headunit to power the front...
  15. Aftermarket Radio Problems!!!

    General E46 Forum
    About a month ago I installed an aftermarket radio in my 323. Now the radio works fine but when the radio is on I have no turn signal indicators or hi beam indicators as well as any light that was previously lit will stay on until I restart the car. Now the actual hi beams and turn signals work...
  16. Customization?

    Europe
    I was wondering where's a good place for Germany to buy aftermarket body work. I just started getting into the world of ///M and I know I want to get into the custom end but I don't know where to look! Need help! Also my ///M has the competition package in it and I was wondering which order I...
  17. New Headlight Questions

    Lighting Forum
    Back in 06 when i first purchased my 01 325i I made the "smart" decision to install cheap aftermarket "HALOS" that look absolutely terrible. It is time to rid of them (one was recently scratched in an accident as well) as I can BARELY see even with the brights on. the model is here...
  18. Questions about aftermarket subwoofer/amp

    General E46 Forum
    I have an '02 330Ci Dinan3 with the HK stereo system. I've never been happy with the sound quality overall, but I've never been able to justify spending thousands to replace the whole system. Now the subwoofer has gone bad (I assume it's the sub's amp that is shot). Anyway, I have a 10"...
  19. 325i - Replace OEM Navi with Aftermarket Single Din HeadUnit?

    Mobile Electronics Forum
    Hello everyone! I currently drive a 2004 325i E46, which is equipped with factory speakers, factory amp, and factory Navigation head unit. I want to replace this headunit with a single din after market head unit. To do this I understand I will need radio wire harness adapter and the new head...
  20. Aftermarket Clutch Headache, Please Help

    General E46 Forum
    Long time lurker, first time posting... I am a GM tech, so cars are not new to me but BMW's are. I recently bought a ACT (Advanced Clutch Technologies) BM6-HDSS clutch kit for my 2004 E46 325Ci loaded sport model, as my clutch was slipping REAL bad! (OVER 1000 rpm if you step on it) The plan...
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