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    Affordable mods?

    Would love to get everyone's input on some budget mods they started out with!

    Here are my first affordable mods that I jumped on immediately.

    https://youtu.be/H7LUiuz-s9Y

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    I would say my favorite "affordable" mod to my blauzed is the E90 hidden compass/homelink recessed grey clown nose auto dim mirror. It looks so right in the sedan/touring models...





    Here's a link to one if you want to get it

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E90-E60...oAAOSwQ8xdQlia

    Here are a few shots showing the same type of mirror installed on my blauzed…



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    First one I can think of is CDV delete, as that's free. Oh, and also deleting the underhood insulation, if it happens to be crumbling.

    I think another good budget mod are quality wheel studs, a kit from FCP is about $120, it makes swapping wheels so much easier and you can replace them every other year or so under warranty.
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    Headers. Hands down nothing better for the e46 bang for your buck wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    First one I can think of is CDV delete, as that's free. Oh, and also deleting the underhood insulation, if it happens to be crumbling.

    I think another good budget mod are quality wheel studs, a kit from FCP is about $120, it makes swapping wheels so much easier and you can replace them every other year or so under warranty.
    All excellent mods for what I would say are "affordable mods"... when I replace my clutch slave cylinder I will also be doing the CDV delete. I already have wheel studs in my garage... just need to get a set of titanium wheel lugs for them

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    Some I can think of-
    M3 fuel pump baffle
    Strut tower reinforcement plates F/R


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    Black-out grilles... < $30.

    Wheelskins steering wheel wrap... < $60.

    WeatherTech front floor mats... < $120.

    Turner aluminum pedal set... < $120.

    ECS/Turner carbon fiber strut bar... < $180.
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    Man, I love the responses! I wish I had this type of help when I first got in the E46 game.

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    Headlight lenses for sure!


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