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    Old to the Forum game but new to this site... never knew it exsisted until I stumbled upon it by reading one of the BMW mags.. what a site.. its huge...

    So I joined up.. Anyway car wise here's what I've got. An 03 registered 330d Sport in the best colour Steel Grey.. however a few shall we say mods have taken place.

    Mechanically the ball got rolling with a DMS remap back in 2005. What an improvement and for a few years that how it stood. But of late a couple of other items have gone on. Firstly and at the same time a DeCat was fitted



    along with a full CAT Back BlueFlame exhaust system



    and what an difference. Nice deep burble and it spools up so much better.

    On the brakes front I've had these from BMW for a number of years




    Eibach Pro Kit completes the picture so far though Koni FSD's will be going on shortly and maybe one of these if I feel the need



    But its the outside where things have changed. Door mirrors were changed from these



    to these



    its usual when these are fitted to paint the base plates body colour but I chose to stick to the gloss black finish,



    ensuring that it looks OEM

    Next up were the wheels. I went from these



    to these



    and nice though they were when these came up I couldn't say no




    but not in silver... in a mix of Grigio and Nero was my aim



    nice thing about this combo is that it changes depening on the light from light to dark...





    Get the car cleaned up it looks a whole lot better




    notice I changed the BBS caps from black to red




    and it remained like this to the mid part of last year when I bought some ClubSport Splitters fitted them on and wasn't happy withthe way they looked overall. Don't get me wrong they look OK and the fit was snugg




    but I didn't appreiciate once done I would have an issue re how they are suppost to look and I'd seen plenty of cars with them on so I should of known better.

    Therefore plan B but befor plan B an AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler came alone to the party




    and plan B involved a lot of shaving a bit of body filler and a lot of fitting and re fitting as you can see below






    and I happened to stumble upon a glassfibre CSL spoiler you know on of thoes that you just paint and bond to the OEM tailgate. I had other ideas and at the same time as I was smoothing out the ClubSport Splitters I asked for this to be done they way I wanted it with the instruction that both should end up looking like they were 100% OEM






    once everything was painted things looked a bit more like it....












    and inside the boot you'd never know




    the finish is spot on visually if you know you'd know the works been done if you didn't you'd be none the wiser.. that that's about it until the roof and the roof spoiler gets painted the same colour as the wheels, with a matt lacquer effect ala Frozen Grey and the wheels recieve the same treatment
     
     

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    Hi Steve,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk.............. V

    Very nice looking car I like the work you have done
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Awsome looking car....
     
     

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    Hello Steve, fine looking saloon with some great mods
     
     

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    Forgot to mention this








    but I had a bit of arch rolling done by archenemy. The problem I had was partly my fault, I chose the wrong profile tyre




    which lead to this



    but once done the problem went away... well almost





    If you want you arches rolled Phil does a superb job... and if you want 255-35-ZR19 ContiSport Contact 3 tyres with about 400 miles on them let me know

    but thanks for the comments but the modding kinda continues
     
     

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    That is hands down my favourite looking 3 series I have seen for a long time, well done and cant wait to see the future mods.
    Rich
     
     

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    Welcome mate,

    That is a seriously nice car
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiee36 View Post
    That is hands down my favourite looking 3 series I have seen for a long time, well done and cant wait to see the future mods.
    Ta.. Its a nice car freely admit it want to do the roof re do the wheels, only lacquer on these mind to a matt finish and then I'll take a view.

    Did I say that I've got a M3 SMG wheel that I'll eventually do the ole paddleshift conversion on
     
     

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