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Nev's BMW E46 320CD Convertible Build Thread

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Can I ask how did you feed the RCA's from the amp to the hard unit? I'm doing an install this week and that's the only thing I'm unsure about. Also if I got new trim would they also do that? I couldn't get through this morning will give them a call later

The RCA's from the amplifier to my kenwood was run down the passenger side. Had to remove the trim and rear seats, side doorcards, under the glovebox. and wire it through. Didn't take that long to be honest. They can also do trim like the door cards, and you can select any colour you want but at the price.

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Whilst just receiving and fitting the 3sdms 0.01, my friends Adzman1 was getting rid of his E46 convertible and selling the parts. The moment he stated his wheels were for sale I jumped to get them! We did a direct swap as he needed 3sdms for a friend so it was a win win situation. I'm running standard suspension atm for various reasons :mellow: (keeping that a secret) so just fitted some 5mm front spacers to clear.

Photo credit to Adzman1:

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The cars lined up for the swap. We needed bricks as Adzman1s car was completely lowered!

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And here she was once swapped and fitted. Oh and private plate added as well :punk:

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and finally, what she is going to look like once I get some lows in ^_^

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Just a random shot I quiet liked near the mechanics :lol: I wouldn't advise any asthmatics to go near there though

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Had the EGR and maintenance work carried out!

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Towed it to the garage with a spare tow hook I had (got a couple to be honest trying to find the one that fits flush)

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Just my mate in a honda civic really rubbing it in about Japanese reliability :2guns:

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And work being done to fix it. Excuse the red foglights, they are off :unsure: wasn't really feeling the look and quiet illegal!

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The next thing had to be tinting the reverse lights and foggies. Some people quiet like the full red tail lights, but for me smoked rear lights are better :D

First thing was first, I got all the rear lights removed and covered up the rear (cant trust this UK weather at the moment) :P

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Then got everything taped up before tinting:

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Then finally on a warm day the tinting was completed:

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And the rear finished. I was in love :wub: The rear diffuser was also sprayed gloss black to match the splitters. Defo my cup of tea.

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A little before and after for comparison:

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And I couldn't call it finished without fitting some bright CREE LED reverse lights:

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Each to their own dude, those wheels are not my taste but its your car :o

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Each to their own dude, those wheels are not my taste but its your car :o

I definitely get a mixed opinion about the wheels :wacko: thought i'd keep these for a little colour scheme I had in mind

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Many of my friends and family frowned on this calling it money wasting :blink: but I changed the black leathers...

So i went down to Basingstoke to collect the seats and doorcards in pretty decent condition. Had to borrow dads Ford Galaxy:

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And them all fitted into my car:

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Definitely was what I was looking for. ^_^

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So a little before and after:

Before:

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After:

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And we are now up to date :punk:

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If this was a corsa or saxo then I'd have to agree.but I think the mods look really good on the BMW

horses for courses and all that, but if the OP likes the mods then thats all that matters..

needs a lovely drop :thumbsup:

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I think those wheels look too good. Especially with trim. Also thanks for the Gemini shout. Taking my car there! :)

Thanks mate and no problem. There's an elderly lady working in there and she will definitely take care of you and has very good experience working on convertible BMW's :thumbsup:

oooh no no no red leds are a bit barry, but its your car

Every man to his own ^_^ wanted this colour scheme to be honest. Something different. Definitely want to drop it but air suspension is the only way I can drop it with the horrible speeds humps everywhere especially on my way to work. Need more help with this though to pick which is best and quality fitters.

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Nev your 46 is looking good by the way im on the forum too im adzman1 you speak of lol

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Nev your 46 is looking good by the way im on the forum too im adzman1 you speak of lol

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Thanks man. Didn't know you were on here. :blink: He's the go to guy if anybody needs help ^_^

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I like this alot :) It does tempt me to make my next E46 a vert.. but i don't think its me.. i do love it though :) especially the wheel colour

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I like this alot :) It does tempt me to make my next E46 a vert.. but i don't think its me.. i do love it though :) especially the wheel colour

Cheers ^_^ If not vert what have you got in mind?

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Just a 330D, Had 2 coupes before so possibly a loon but not really fussed, just saving my pennys for now :P joys of being paid weekly

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Just a 330D, Had 2 coupes before so possibly a loon but not really fussed, just saving my pennys for now :P joys of being paid weekly

If I had the opportunity I would love to get a 330CD to avoid the little turbo lag in the 320CD to be fair -_-

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