It’s been a while since we’d added a new vehicle to the Project Garage, and so we’d like to officially welcome Brennan C. to the ModBargains Team. Over the past couple of years, he’s put together a pretty badass E46 330CI ‘vert. Looking at the build, its subtlety speaks to a keen eye for detail. Brennan is an E46 specialist, and hails from the E46Fanatics forum as CarbonZHP. Brennan has joined the team to help us out on the forums and better connect with the community and help out our other Modification Experts with both sales and technical help to ensure that we’re providing you, the customer, with the best service that we can. Without any further adieu, let’s get into the meat of what makes up this very unique E46 convertible build.
To begin with, not that many people seem to customize the ‘verts. Up front, the car sports CF Splitters and the custom aluminum skid plates you can’t see keep all the important bits of engine protected when on the street. Up front, several custom touches set it apart, like the Painted Headlight Bowl, Painted Side Mirrors, Painted Headlight Blinker Bowl, CCFL Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors and finished with a set of Black Kidney Grilles, with a set of M Grill Vinyl stripes for added effect.
The car’s stance comes courtesy of a set of of H&R Race Springs, paired with Bilstein B8 Shocks, lets the car really tuck the wheels into the fender wells.
Out back, the car sports more visual cues that set it apart from the crowd. The Carbon Fiber Diffuser out back starts the aggressive aero theme, complimented by the custom diffuser built by brokeduetom3 from the E46 Fanatics board. Out back in the trunk is an Alpine Sub and Amp to compliment the boom.
Photos by Brennan Carvalho