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  1. my 330xi wants to veer off the road when Im going 80 mph, suspension? tires? helo? !

    General E46 Forum
    hey everyone Im new here, my uncle told me this is a great place to troubleshoot and find some answers hopefully. I bought my bmw off a guy who said it was always garaged and gently driven on the highway. the car was driving funny and I couldnt figure out the problem so I took it to bmw , they...
  2. Effect on performance of downsizing but with better tires?

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    Current wheels and tires: (staggered) Style 193: 18x8 ET34 and 18x8.5 ET37 Dunlop LM703: 225/40R18 and 235/40R18 Looking to replace with: (squared) Style 360: 16x7 ET31 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo: 225/50ZR16 Car is generally stock. I know I will be gaining MPG's, which is a good thing, and the...
  3. Bavarian Autosport sway bars?

    General E46 Forum
    Are Bav Auto sway bars any good? I'm looking for a cheap handling upgrade about a $300 budget and they looked promising. I heard strut bars don't do anything and I also don't want to get new springs that would compromise ride comfort, so I saw sway bars as the best options. My car is completely...
  4. Review: ECSTuning BMW E46 3-Series carbon fiber strut brace

    General E46 Forum
    I installed my new ECSTuning carbon fiber strut brace and I am very pleased with the quality, fit, and finish. As you can see, I chose to re-use the existing OE hardware just for looks although I am confident in the ECSTuning supplied hardware would work just as well with their nylon lock nuts...
  5. How will changing wheel/tire widths affect handling?

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    First, I searched and didn't find any threads discussing this although I'm sure it has been discussed many times over. I have an AW '04 330i with sport package and running the stock staggered wheel setup and am looking to change things up. I definitely want to run a square setup so I can...
  6. Replaced nearly everything,

    General E46 Forum
    I must have read 100 threads on this already but have not as managed to find the solution to my problem. I have the classic steering feels light, car tramlines, handling doesn't feel even close to 'on rails' as someone previously described theirs after it was fixed. To add to all of this I've...
  7. Best E46 Electric Conversion Donor Convertible

    General E46 Forum
    I'm thinking about letting the folks at EMW do an electric conversion for me. They can convert any E46 into a plug-in electric car. I want a convertible. Looks like the oldest E46 convertible is a 2000. The motor will be discarded, so that part isn't important to me. But I would like...
  8. My 2004 e46 325xi

    E46 Xi Forum
    I decided to put some money into my daily driver to make it look good, sound good and hopefully run alright. This is a 2004 e46 325xi with just over 100,000 miles.This is what i have done to it so far: Added 18" bremmer wheels and bridgestone potenza tires: Corsa twin silencer exhaust system...
  9. Another Day with car lowered

    General E46 Forum
    3 weeks ago i raised it another inch because of huge ass speed bumps at the grocery store ( which is next to mcdees so thought i would be coming back often) lol never went back after i raised it a bit no damage done ,the entrance to where i work got worn down and became steep because of...
  10. FS: E46 OEM Sport Springs Great Condition

    Suspension & Braking
    Selling Sport Springs from a 2002 325xi. Just got some sport springs for a lower ride and better handling. These OEM Springs have 100k mi Excellent condition Im asking for around $100 PM for more info. Pictures Coming Soon!
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