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  1. #11
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    Holy cow, I forgot they were that much.
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

  2. #12
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    oil change

    tranny fluid change

    diff fluid change

    replace expansion tank cap

    drain/refill coolant

    aluminum water pump pulley

    brass coolant bleeder screw

    spark plugs

    upper/lower intake boot

    drop in air filter for the stock intake or replace with another paper one

    clean your MAF and ICV

    fuel filter

    re-grease your brake pads so they don't squeak
    Last edited by Hermes; 02-01-2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    Sharpie Mod-$ Free- Color your white instrument needles red. Use and combo of red and orange sharpie pens (markers) to color needles to mimic the M3 and ZHP e46 models.

    DIY to remove gauge cluster.



    Valentine 1 Radar Detector hardwire- $Free- Eliminate the annoying cordage!

    DIY link

    (also pictured- sharpie mod)

    Please visit my build page here, on CarDomain.

  4. #14
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    So...oil changes and shit are mods now. Check.
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    So...oil changes and shit are mods now. Check.
    yup...


  6. #16
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    It might be just me, but I'd prefer to keep this to mods (which would be making an OPTIONAL change with a different part vs. OEM (not including fluids)), instead of including maintenance items which every one should do.
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Debadge.... $free
    Jon aka "Joop"
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    ...Past Love Affairs...
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    2003 Alpine White/Natural Brown 330i Dinan3 ZHP
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    2004 Alpine White/Natural Brown 330i ZHP
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  8. #18
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    Repeat post.
    Repeat post.
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

  9. #19
    Give some information about the mods so people know what they are and how to do them.

    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Kidney stripe mod.

    Cell phone mount mod.

    www.bimmian.com

    LED license plate bulb mod $2.54 shipped. www.ebay.com

    CDV delete. Free.

    Water Pump thread cap.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2

  10. #20
    This is a CHEAP MOD thread, not maintenance. Please keep it that way


    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    oil change

    tranny fluid change

    diff fluid change

    replace expansion tank cap

    drain/refill coolant

    aluminum water pump pulley

    brass coolant bleeder screw

    spark plugs

    upper/lower intake boot

    drop in air filter for the stock intake or replace with another paper one

    clean your MAF and ICV

    fuel filter

    re-grease your brake pads so they don't squeak

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