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If you have plans to lower it I would go KW coilovers, or if looking for a simple drop since you like stock stance maybe Tein S-Tech springs (I had them on my ZHP). Good luck with such a great car! :thumbup:

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Discussion Starter · #33 · (Edited)
Thanks all, I almost forgot I had started this thread. I like this pic from last summer:

I admit, I'm due for some fresh pics. It might be nice this weekend.

My current mod list:

Performance Modifications:
* BMW Performance Intake
* BMW Performance short throw shifter
* Ceramic coated headers
* Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
* Custom tune by ESS
* Power Pulley Kit by Turner Motorsports
* Stewart high performance water pump
* Rebuilt VANOS with high performance o-rings and seals by Dr Vanos
* DISA upgrade kit by German Auto Solutions
* StopTech Street Performance pads
* StopTech stainless brake lines
* Reinforced rear subframe by Turner Motorsports
* Reinforced rear sway bar mounts by Turner Motorsports
* Reinforced rear shock tower mounts by Turner Motorsports
* Rear trailing arm bushing limiters by Turner Motorsports
* Upgraded JTD909 rear shock mounts by JT Designs
* M3 rear control arm outer lower bushings (ball-joint style)
* M3 front strut tower brace
* H&R wheel spacers (5mm front, 10mm rear)

Other Modifications:
* Sapphire Black kidney grills
* 5000k Sylvania 66240 CBI HID bulbs
* Nokya yellow fog light bulbs with Lamin-X tint
* LED reverse and license plate lights
* Valentine One radar/laser locator (hardwired)

Still have my wavetrac LSD sitting on the garage floor while I try to find an installer, and will be upgrading to powerflex RTABs tomorrow morning.

I love this car.

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Discussion Starter · #35 · (Edited)
Playing around with the look of yellow fogs:

Also decided to remove the AE's. I kind of regret it. I was on an OEM-look kick at the time. But now I can't get the Aurora 2's anymore, so I guess I"ll just leave it. Those Aurora 2's were really quite perfect IMO.

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Discussion Starter · #36 ·

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Discussion Starter · #37 · (Edited)
Lets take a trip down memory lane


Purchase date Nov 18, 33k miles
Reinforced rear subframe and rear sway bar mounts at Turner Motorsport
Reinforced rear shock tower mounts
Black grills
Aurora 2 angel eyes


K&N Intake kit
H&R 10mm rear and 5mm front spacers
M3 strut tower bar
ESS tune
Headers, ebay, jet hot ceramic coated


Drove it, baby!


Magnaflow 16533 cat back


Stoptech stainless braided brake lines and street performance pads
Stewert water pump
Turner underdrive pulley kit
Replaced the K&N intake with BMW Performance

Modified the magnaflow catback to make it a little quieter, smoother


BMW Performance short shift kit
Did vanos from Mr Vanos


Removed Aurora 2 angel eyes and went with yellow fogs

Bushing maintenance


Now stuff really starts happening

PowerFlex rear subframe bushings
New PowerFlex poly FCABs

Wavetrac LSD installed with finned diff cover

Party time

Then some detailing love, full meguiars treatment with DA polisher


Moved to full 10mm spacers all around, and I like it much more better-er

And today she was in race mode


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Discussion Starter · #40 ·
Thanks guys, the black really reflects so nice after a nice detail too.

black e46 sedans are so badass. What are you putting out with that SCr?
I have a dyno appointment scheduled for the end of the month and we'll find out! My "before" dyno put down 229whp a few months ago, I'm going back to the same place, and its looking like the weather will be about the same too, so it should be a good comparison
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