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So, I recently sold my M54B30 5spd swapped E46 touring xi and was on the hunt for a new daily. I was adamant about getting another touring, but it's definitely slim pickings out there unless you wanna pay some crazy prices. I found a 2008 328xi E90 for sale with relatively low miles (103k) for a decent price at a dealer. Did my bargaining thing and got them to come down to my price. This basically made it a straight over trade for what I sold the touring for. Plus it's 6 years newer and 100k miles less. 

2008 E90 328xi - Deep Green Metallic over Beige



Came with aftermarket wheels and snow tires, so naturally had to swap them out for some BMW Individual wheels for the meantime.




The color caught my eye the most as you don't see many green BMWs anymore. It's also very hard to capture in photos. I need to take some better ones of the exterior and interior. 

So far I am very happy with it. The tight steering and smoothness of the engine when accelerating is really nice. First things I would like to do are getting the xDelete app to make it rwd when the AWD isn't really necessary. Getting some tint on the windows as I hate being in a fish bowl. And installing a Bluetooth audio setup that integrates the steering wheel controls as I don't have the iDrive or navigation. Something that feels factory. 

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8 hours ago, straight6pwr said:

Nice looking car. Love the color! 

Why'd ya selling the touring? 

Also, Fish bowls 4 lyfe. 


I had my fun with it. It had 200k on the body, rust spots forming and figured it was time for something different. For what I sold it for, I can't complain. 

Lol I just can't do it man!

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Completed the heated steering wheel retrofit. All 100% stock parts. It really cranks out the heat when first turning it on. Then settles after that to a very comfortable temp. I'm very impressed. 

I also installed a wireless phone charger in place of the ashtray in front of shifter. 3D printed an adapter that mounts to stock screw locations and uses a universal wireless charging pad from ecstuning. Works great!

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On 11/28/2022 at 8:37 AM, YoungCR said:

pics or it didn't happen

Alright, alright. I forgot to take pics of the finished bracket, but here is one of the test print before doing it for real in black ABS. 


I then bought the DIY wireless phone charger kit from ECS Tuning to make it an easy install. 



And here it is installed.


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