Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Metroreg » 11 Dec 2017, 07:04

M60NJP wrote:Bad luck Sam. If it's any use my supplier has a (new) bonnet for the 1998-03 model which I can get for a ton - would need painting of course. Not sure if the 2003-05 model was different, as they don't list/stock one for the later model.
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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Metroreg » 11 Dec 2017, 19:10

Just bought another bonnet, collecting from essex on Saturday £100 not bad I must say in the same colour as well

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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by cockneyrebel » 11 Dec 2017, 19:20

Metroreg wrote:Just bought another bonnet, collecting from essex on Saturday £100 not bad I must say in the same colour as well

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222751870250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Good result Sam, I've dealt with these people before and they are a good honest outfit.
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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by RayB » 11 Dec 2017, 19:45

Not far from me

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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Metroreg » 11 Dec 2017, 19:52

RayB wrote:Not far from me
If I make good time, might give you a call to see if you are in :thumbup:
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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Cliff J » 11 Dec 2017, 20:00

Metroreg wrote:
RayB wrote:Not far from me
If I make good time, might give you a call to see if you are in :thumbup:
If he's not in, Rodders wants you to leave a little something from him on his doorstep please :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Metroreg » 16 Dec 2017, 17:22

Picked up the new bonnet over the moon with it but sadly the bonnet cable snapped when fitting it, so now need to fix that and get the bloody thing open now

Also the drivers side rear wheel touching the arch, not the tire the rim, as we know the bmws also lean to the driver side, so now looking at upgrading the spring pads, rear coilovers or adjustable camber arms, which i might need help with.
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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Matt N » 16 Dec 2017, 20:49

Metroreg wrote:Also the drivers side rear wheel touching the arch, not the tire the rim, as we know the bmws also lean to the driver side, so now looking at upgrading the spring pads, rear coilovers or adjustable camber arms, which i might need help with.
I fitted a 14.5mm spring pad on the drivers side rear on my old 330Ci Sport vert to level it out and it worked a treat. I've since done the same on a customer's car that was having arch rubbing issues with aftermarket wheels; that combined with an arch roll sorted it. The pads are about £20 each from BMW which is extortionate for what they are but a cheap and easy fix if it works.

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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by Metroreg » 16 Dec 2017, 20:57

Matt N Thanks Matt for the advice, been searching the internet all evening, found Spring Assisters that i could use to stop some travel on the rear springs, as i only notice it when driving in to a dip in the road
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Re: Sam's Black Beast E46 330ci Vert

Post by RayB » 17 Dec 2017, 08:27

If it's a different height get a pad as Matt has suggested....

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