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    Mar 2011
    Independence KY

    The Clown is Back: Progress thread

    2005 330i ZHP Jet Black
    single owner (former BMW employee and enthusiast)
    89k miles at purchase
    sport cloth interior, 6MT

    Maintenance history from PO:

    - cooling system revamped/upgraded
    - pagid pads/rotors/sensors/fluid (done 5 days before i picked the car up)
    - poly CABs
    - fuel filter, belts, plugs, tranny/diff fluid flushes with Redline fluids
    - clutch delay valve removed
    - host of documentation paperwork for various other things up to this point in its life

    Maintenance history under my ownership completed:

    - The "Octopus" CCV system and all related plumbing 11/21/14
    - Vanos oil feed line 11/21/14
    - 2 Intake boots 11/21/14
    - oil dipstick seal 11/21/14
    - Rear tail light recall performed 12/03/14
    - (2) front o2 sensors replaced, vacuum system smoke tested 12/17/14
    - oil change 5w40 Amsoil synthetic w/ filter 01/14/15
    - Eonon GM5150 headunit install 01/14/15
    - recall for front passenger airbag completed at BMW Store in Cincinnati
    - GAS DISA upgrade 05/18/15
    - oil change with 5w40 Amsoil synthetic w/ filter 05/18/15
    - Continental DWS06 tires 245/35/18F 255/35/18R and alignment 06/17/15
    - massive 2016 spring parts install along with 5w40 Amsoil synthetic oil change w/ OEM filter at 99,900 miles
    - front driver side airbag recall completed at BMW store Cincinnati
    - OE front passenger window regulator 10/03/17 at 102,350 miles
    - ///M performance logo eBay floor mats installed 08/09/18
    - oil change with 5w40 full synthetic Mobil1 and OE filter 08/21/18
    - reglued A and C pillar fabric 08/21/18
    - dynamat 4 doors and trunk 08/21/18
    - Xtrons 9 inch HU w/ CarPlay interface 08/18/18
    - AC recharge 09/04/18
    - hood, bumper, front fenders, mirror caps repainted 04/20/19
    - 135i calipers/redbox pads/Stoptech rear calipers/brake lines 06/01/19
    - (2) Lemforder front diff bushings and (1) OEM BMW rear diff bushing 06/01/19
    - Morimoto LED fog lights 06/01/19
    - ///M euro door sills 06/01/19

    Overall, the car is in excellent shape, bought the car in NC and drove 6.5 hours back. she did 75-78mph @ 30mpg loaded down with an extra set of 17 inch e46 wheels/tires and extra parts (i was impressed). interior is damn near immaculate, exterior is ding/dent free and paint is overall in excellent shape. the plan is to have the hood/bumper/mirrors resprayed in the spring out of me being purely anal about things but its still in great shape (honestly haha, I'm just an idiot for aesthetics).

    List of modifications:

    - limo tint with windshield banner
    - Bimmian matte black kidney grills
    - Bimmian rear LED license plate kit
    - Xtrons 9 inch HU with BSW stg1 speaker upgrade
    - dynamat doors and rear trunk
    - Euro R/C/R tails
    - poly CABs
    - reprogrammed LCM with triple blink, BFD, and other options
    - Sprint booster w/ sport button mod
    - BMW Performance carbon fiber front strut bar
    - BMW Performance intake
    - BMW Performance shifter w/ UUC DSSR
    - BMW Performance 135i 6 pot front calipers
    - BMW Performance front rotors w/ EBC red stuff pads
    - 135i rear brake upgrade/painted Phoenix Yellow w/ redbox pads
    - Stoptech M3 drilled/slotted rear rotors- 2x2 weave carbon fiber mtechII rear diffuser
    - Khoalty smoked side markers and turn signals
    - German Auto Solutions 1.2 bar coolant cap
    - Khoalty headlight lenses
    - 19x8.5F/19x9.5R BBS CH wheels in gloss black w/ Continental DWS tires
    - BBS carbon fiber center caps and BBS metal valve stems with stamped BBS caps
    - Ground Control coilovers (Eibach springs/Koni shocks w/ adj rear camber arms)
    - Coby wrapped ZHP steering wheel, arm rest, and both boots with tricolor ///M stitching
    - OEM shifter rebuild kit
    - ///M oil cap
    - 5% laminex film on headlight lenses and fog light lenses
    - Eagle Eye smoked LED tail lights
    - ///M performance logo eBay floor mats
    - ///M dead pedal
    - CF cabin filter cover
    - Morimoto LED fog lights
    - M3 cluster w/ programming
    - Lemforder front diff bushings
    - OEM BMW rear diff bushing
    - BMW ///M euro door sills

    awaiting install:


    wish list:

    - VF supercharger kit
    - F/R sway bars

    From that point, I may start looking for a good wheel setup but thats the 3-4 month list up to this point of things id like to address. ill snap some pictures and post them either today or tomorrow of the car. feels good to be back in one thats for sure. i am planning to recreate the below picture in my signature too, its about time i get something more fitting for this site haha.

    snapped a few QUICK photos below. note the road rash damage over the years on the front bumper (some is still bugs from the trip yesterday). just got the tint done this morning. theres some dirt and stuff on the interior f/r from the trip but overall, killer shape. and yes, the D/S floor mat has the notorious hole in it. need to source some nice replacements and a set of rubber mats for winter.

    DSC_0619 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    DSC_0620 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    DSC_0621 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    DSC_0622 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    DSC_0623 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    DSC_0624 by BADCLOWN, on Flickr
    Last edited by BADCLOWN; 06-25-2019 at 11:19 AM.
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP brakes/intake/strut bar/shifter, Coby wraps interior, BBS CHs, Eagle Eye LED tails, GC coilovers, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Cement Gray - OE blackout badges, Innovativ HIDs, Phillips LED fogs, CanvasBack full rear coverings

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