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This is my progress/build thread for my 2001 330i, been around here for a while never posted one of these up thought it was about time. My car came stock with the sport pack with M-Aero(M-tech I) kit and stock m68's. It is my first and only car to date.

2004

OEM Clears.






2007

Got me some TSE3 Cat-back action.




Then came the Molded Arqray on OEM MT2 front (Thanks to Patdeezy... later sold to w0w/Daron :shhh:) AKA the SGC legacy bumper. Also OEM M-tech 2 rear.








2009

Thought I was gonna do the whole trade up to an M3 thing. :rolleyes: Stock again.:banghead: Everything sold except m-tech 2 rear.

 

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THE RETURN 2011

First mod: Double Sided Vorst hood. (Brownie points for who can tell me what member it's from :D )

Second mod: OEM M-tech 2 front (sitting inside car)






I was starting to miss my TSE3 styled tips... so I got this instead.




Sqaure wheel action APEX 18x9.5 et 35 only weigh 18lbs!! :excited:




Tires mounted 255/35 Michelin Super Sports




Suspension overhaul time!

New OEM ZHP Control arms
HD control arm bushings
New Tie Rods
Steering Coupler
M3 Split Case RTABs with Vorshlag limiters (not pictured)




Rouge RSM's




Vorshlag Camber Plates




AST 4100 with 550F/650R springs.






More pictures to come this weekend gotta wash the car first. :rofl:

(Updated Pics Page 2 -12/11)
 

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wow...My guess as to who sold you that vcf would be Brandon ..
 

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i touched myself every night for the past year waiting for this thread to be made :eeps:



cant wait to see the final outcome brian! is that pat's old hood? im stoked for ya man, feels like a year ago when i bought that bumper off you :rofl:
 

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Nice! Great job. Any pics of the wheels mounted on the car?
Not yet.. but I'll get some soon.
wow...My guess as to who sold you that vcf would be Brandon ..
Nope... keep guessing.

god damn!!!!

Jealous man!! I should have gone with 9.5 square.
Yeah they are pretty cool, the ARC's are awesome though. They don't feel any heavier than my m68's off the line which is amazing!

i touched myself every night for the past year waiting for this thread to be made :eeps:



cant wait to see the final outcome brian! is that pat's old hood? im stoked for ya man, feels like a year ago when i bought that bumper off you :rofl:
:rofl:

Close Daron.... very close. Yeah man... I can't believe it has been that long. It was a great bumper. Time flies!
 

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Question:
on the front, 255? how?
Yeah I was gonna do 265's in the front too... but I sorta chickened out because of the Michelin's beefy sidewalls. I didn't think I would have enough clearance. Right now I just have the fronts rolled, and running some negative camber with the camber plates. I have to get it all fine tuned though I need to drop another inch as well.
 

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Yeah I was gonna do 265's in the front too... but I sorta chickened out because of the Michelin's beefy sidewalls. I didn't think I would have enough clearance. Right now I just have the fronts rolled, and running some negative camber with the camber plates. I have to get it all fine tuned though I need to drop another inch as well.
I have 18x9 all around with 255 everywhere. SERIOUSLY want to do 9.5 on 255's as well, but I'm a tad afraid.
 

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I have 18x9 all around with 255 everywhere. SERIOUSLY want to do 9.5 on 255's as well, but I'm a tad afraid.
255's on my 9.5's are not bad at all with camber plates up front. Honestly wish I went 265's all around now. I think I'm gonna have to run a small spacer up front to make it a little more flush. :rofl: I honestly have more problems with the 255's fitting in the rear than the front, I just need to trim the bumper a tiny bit.
 

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255's on my 9.5's are not bad at all with camber plates up front. Honestly wish I went 265's all around now. I think I'm gonna have to run a small spacer up front to make it a little more flush. :rofl: I honestly have more problems with the 255's fitting in the rear than the front, I just need to trim the bumper a tiny bit.
I need to sell my current set up first. Gonna put it up for sale as soon as my coils get here. When they do, I need to see how low I am, how much I got inside on the struts. Need to make sure I can clear everything.
 

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damnn, gotta love the PROPER suspension job. ASTs are no joke and quite a big chunk of change haha. Easily the best coilovers for our cars. Atleast you're doin it right OP. Posts updates sooon.
 

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WTF brian. really?

man, i want those rims!

can't wait for all that stuff to be done, my sedan twin! lol.

you'll have fun with that suspension. i'm rollin' the same spring rates. :craig:
 

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Stop by sometime, I want to see her in person;)
Haha sure thing... after finals next week I will be pretty free.

damnn, gotta love the PROPER suspension job. ASTs are no joke and quite a big chunk of change haha. Easily the best coilovers for our cars. Atleast you're doin it right OP. Posts updates sooon.
Thanks!
fuuck damn it this is the most expensive thread i've ever opened.

I hate you/ i love you.
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WTF brian. really?

man, i want those rims!

can't wait for all that stuff to be done, my sedan twin! lol.

you'll have fun with that suspension. i'm rollin' the same spring rates. :craig:
Yeah I'm back in business!!

Rims are pretty cool, it is almost exactly what I was searching for back in the day a super lightweight concave CSL styled wheel.

I still remember when we had the same sig. :rofl:

Love the suspension so far... now I gotta get some sways... maybe I'll buy it for myself as a Christmas present.
 
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