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2002 E46 330ci convertible

Post By: Matt Mendes

Date: 06/25/2024

The Story

Drive 2.5 hours to pick vehicle up, car is originally from Florida and where I live in the north east rust free is hard to come by. I wanted another e46 coupe but for the price I couldn’t beat it. Car has received a tremendous amount of work, obviously subframe reinforcements (convertibles aren’t known to crack there’s more layers of metal) manual swap from the zf auto to a zf320 5 speed. Widebody build started after I hit a deer on my way to work and needed work to get back to “normal”. Had parts from my 328ci including coilovers and other misc parts. My 2.93 differential exploded and the auto diff went back in (3.46) gearing is off. Had a m50 single vanos motor machined and upgraded for drift car but rust took that car so having my brothers e46 LS build going on I used his car for mock up and get it ready to just swap

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Esr cs15
  • Suspension: D2 coilovers
  • Suspension: Spl rear camber arms
  • Suspension: Drift tec trailing arm buckets
  • Performance: Condor speed shop motor and trans mounts
  • Interior: Coolerworx self centering shifter with new bushings
  • Suspension: Garagistic 95a subframe bushings
  • Exterior: Diveriks pandem style widebody
  • Exterior: M3 front bumper
  • Suspension: Seems legit garage differential brace
  • Performance: 3” straight pipe exhaust (factory cats still installed)

Planned Upgrades

  • Performance: M50tu25 single vanos turbo built motor installed

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Matt Mendes

32 yes old On my 4th bmw Owned a 93 e36 325i drift car Owned a 99 e46 323i beater sedan Owned a 00 e46 328ci Currently own a 02 e46 330cic widebody