How much did that CAI run you?
+1 and I believe you also need either new bake pads or rotorsNot a fan of the calipers... but everything else looks very nice. Keep it up. Have you looked into that check engine light?
That check engine and brake pad light are both a thing of the past!!! They were gone the first week. One of the break pad sensors wires was cut and one of the ambient air temp sensors was missing.Not a fan of the calipers... but everything else looks very nice. Keep it up. Have you looked into that check engine light?
Im in high school so maybe that explains some of the stuff ive been doing!Oh btw are you in high school or college?
What do you think i shoud do with the trim? and i was planning on making a drug bin cover and making it the same red but im having trouble figuring out how its supposed to fit and stay :hmm:the red painted interior panel would look a lot better without that aluminum trim. now had you not painted the panel, the trim would be ok to leave as is but that red is really making the aluminum feel out of place. red is also out of place in the engine bay without some sort of scheme or layout planned. silver would've been a better choice, the same silver that was used by BMW on those engine covers.
Take a step back and relax for a second man. I know you are young but why wouldn't you want to make your car look classy. You are completely destroying it. The red just has to go. Take a few days to look around at some pictures of some other e46s and you will find that there is a better way to mod your car. You have a BMW an not a honda civic. I can guarantee that in a few months if not weeks after you have lurked around here and looked at some really nicely modded cars you are going to hate what you are doing to it. C'mon man get a grip here. I'm really trying to say all this as nicely as I can but why are you making your car look like that? You need a good wack to the head to snap you out of this. Lol.What do you think i shoud do with the trim? and i was planning on making a drug bin cover and making it the same red but im having trouble figuring out how its supposed to fit and stay :hmm:
I'm glad that you've stepped in (in Mango's absence). However, you should find a better comparison than a honda civic, such as a "toaster" or "hot dog stand".You have a BMW an not a honda civic.
We are definitely losing the battle to preserve these great cars. These kids are cosmetically and mechanically destroying them in mass quantities. Chalk another loss up with the OPs car. It's done.I'm glad that you've stepped in (in Mango's absence). However, you should find a better comparison than a honda civic, such as a "toaster" or "hot dog stand".
Some of these cars have devalued to the point that the average high school kid can purchase them for less than $8k. Then they want to spend their considerable discretionary income to make them look and sound exactly like they want.
I did the same thing with a 1968 Camaro in 1979. When I purchased it, it had chrome Crager "mag" wheels with 6" rims in the front and 12" in the back. I took out the ash tray and installed an 8-track tape player (most of the E46F clan doesn't know what this is, but I'm sure you do) in the slot and put a hinge on the ash tray cover so that it would close and hide the tape deck. I added headers and all sorts of mods, that eventually (after my ownership) led to the car's destruction. Today, a clean, stock, 1968 Camaro will fetch between 50k and 100k, depending on options. My Camaro has most likely been recycled.
Most of the high schoolers want to buy a BMW and make it look like their friends' Hondas, only with the BMW brand. They are buying E36s and E46s with one tire in the grave, and will drive it until the cooling system fails and they destroy the engine. That's the life cycle of the BMW.
I support your efforts to preserve what I consider the best all around 3 series BMW has produced to date, but I don't share your optimism.