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Just some pics of my car, nothing special just a regular stock e46. I never actually made a formal introduction or anything on here so I guess Ill do it now a year later. Preface 325ci vert, oriental blue metallic. I thought it was cool that most people have a thread with "before pics" and then they have their later threads with "after pics" so lets see what my car looks like next year. Ohh yeah dont expect anything great..... my car is nothing compared to the M3s and other rides on this site. Suggestions welcome..

Before in 2008:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5045091540/" title="IMG00544 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5045091540_a4bc2824f6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00544" /></a>

Day I took of my pinstripe:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044468519/" title="Photo0007 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5044468519_86c1e87dc7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Photo0007" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044468819/" title="Photo0008 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5044468819_73ac08b462.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Photo0008" /></a>

Recently i havent been washing my car because of school just starting:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044468089/" title="Photo0024 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5044468089_ce27f55b1a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Photo0024" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044467107/" title="Photo0022 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/5044467107_1daec244ca.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Photo0022" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044463067/" title="Photo0098 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5044463067_bb253704e2_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Photo0098" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5044462815/" title="Photo0097 by joneperry, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5044462815_b2994cf90d_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Photo0097" /></a>

I found this little guy in my backyard:

After a good wash before putting in a new roundel


So far the only aesthetic mods ive done are putting the new roundel, sideways europlate thingy (bc i did not have another place to mount it), depinstriping, and debadging..

Of whats to come:

SMG paddles retrofit to steptronic :excited: (thank you David @hpf)

I forgot to add, i would have done more mods but over the summer I have been focusing more on getting my car in shape with maintainance stuff because honestly that should be priority, to get your car running before you try to make it look nice. Ive dropped about 1300 on maintainance (cooling system overhaul, oil change, filter changes, coolant system flush, brake fluid flush, CCV entire system overhaul, VCG change, vanos oil line change, random grommets and gaskets change), tools, jack jack stands, ramps, m3 steering wheel and airbag, shift paddles, detailing supplies, random trips to advance auto for small stuff, bentley service manual and whatever this car has forced me to buy to work on it i have included in my 1300 estimate.

Next, Ill be doing brakes and a pully/tensioner overhaul.
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