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E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:29 pm
by professor science
Depending on what happens wheel wise (ie. going with the cheaper options) I should have some "free" money to do some other things, like lots of official BMW Performance stuff. I am a brand whore (apparently) and am being attracted to the factory developed stuff, regardless of how over priced it may be. The fit and finish is on par with what I expect from the car.

BMW Performance Airbox
BMW Performance Exhaust (looks like it's just a muffler... so maybe not)
BMW Performance Shift Kit (shortened shifter, weighted knob and alcantara boot for $170? Yes please)

Total cost? ~$1000

I could increase that but about 150% if I wanted by purchasing the carbon fiber strut tie bar. lol. It is gorgeous though.

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I just want something solid and a bit louder..

Re: E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:20 pm
by Maraschino Larry
Pic of the muffler/exhaust?

Re: E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:29 am
by professor science
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youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WeObU-pUZo

So... the $2500 retail on the carbon strut brace was ludicrous. ECS was clearing them out at $300 in November and now they're NLA. :puke:

ECS is also having a sale on the air box and shift kit!

Re: E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:08 am
by Maraschino Larry
$300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gaw.

I remember a thread in TCL with some dude in an M3 and it ended up being 5 pages of people ridiculing him for paying retail for that strut bar.

Re: E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:56 am
by mushroom_curry
Though that is a lot for a strut bar, the TCL is full of kooks.

E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:59 am
by professor science
It's a ridiculous amount for a strut bar. Regardless of brand or construction.

But it looks so good.

Re: E46 - The Fun

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:11 am
by Dreamstate
$300 would have been a good deal for a normally out of reach item.