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first off the car is a bit dirty, it did snow this morning but it didnt clean the whole car... so some of it is still dirty, although the car is dirty its still awesome because the color of the car doesnt show dirtiness =]
wellll hellooo there its nice to be a part of the famous 300M forum and i hope i can learn and teach on this site as much as i can...

around november 1st i bought a:

2000 300M completely stock with 91000 miles. cost... $5300

1 owner and the overhead console read 23 mpg so the woman drove slooooowwww!! after 2 and a half months it now reads.................... 13.5 mpg...... yes i have a heavy foot, but with a car like this its hard not to.

i have done some modifications.... ill give the list and then ill give some pictures

1. replaced OEM factory headlights with Angel (halo) lights that came with 6000k (white) lights. ----$240 from ebay

2. replaced original fog light bulbs with 8000k (blue) bulbs and ballasts.--- $75 from a friend

3. replaced factory stereo with aftermarket Dual BT DVD/navigation/ipod connector/sd card reader/cd player/bluetooth....everything---- $450....forgot the site

4. 2400 watt kenwood box in the trunk.----- $350 for box with amp and all wiring included installation.

5. replaced front speakers with 4 way spx audio.--- $40 pep boys

6. changed door bulbs with red leds. over the rear door replaced with blue leds. replaced overhead console with white leds.---- about $20 pep boys and autozone

7. chrome pillars and chrome everywhere else; look at pictures ----- $50 for pillars (ebay). about 40 for the rest of the chrome (autozone)

8. stuck an antenna looking thing on top of the car (picture)----$15 pep boys

9. 300 chrome sticker on break light and chrome stickers on door handles. chrome stripped the side view mirrors, tail lights, trunk edge.---- 300 sticker $12

did all chrome work myself. had help with lights, navi system and box

Things i wana change/ things to be changed

1. black out signal lights and rear lights--- $50 --friend

2. strip leds for headlights (the audi headlight look)----$30-- ebay

3. Chromed out front grill. already ordered, waiting for it.---- $65 --ebay

4. 1 din alpine speaker to replace instead of the 4 cd changer (doesnt work due to aftermarket stereo.-- $50 ---friend

5. remove emblems from trunk and sides (300m, chrysler)

6. i do want to put in my 4 way spx audio speakers in the read behind the seats but have no idea how to get it installed.... any help??
















^^^ 4 connections, added some floor flood lights , 4 buttons you press according to what you want on.









SOOOOO THATS IT FOR NOWWW...but everything does look better in the dark and i will take pictures later of the blue fogs and the halo light. also the interior read white and blue lights.

so far the car has been great to me other then a recent start of a steering wheel leak which is a pain to fix because the engine is so packed.
if anyone has any advice on what to add or how to make her faster in some lovely not so expensive ways... will be greatly appreciated.

thanks again for looking and i will add more night time pictures later.


so let me know what you think!!!!!!!!!
 

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well i was wondering if buying tint film from ebay or pep boys or something would be a good choice for 30 bucks...or to go to someone professional? for 100 or 150?
i want 25 or 30%..... maybe 15 or 20 on back and 25 or 30 on front....not sure yet
what do you suggest?

like i said, i know the car is a bit dirty its rare... i hate my car dirty and get car washes every other week...its winter and its dumb but i like to take care of my lovely M
 

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i also wanted to get dual exhaust like the specials and i know its quite some work, still wondering whether i should cut the piece on the right and build in the double or buy another bumper.... but that would be throwing money away...so prob gona cut it....any suggestions on that one?
 

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well i was wondering if buying tint film from ebay or pep boys or something would be a good choice for 30 bucks...or to go to someone professional? for 100 or 150?
i want 25 or 30%..... maybe 15 or 20 on back and 25 or 30 on front....not sure yet
what do you suggest?

like i said, i know the car is a bit dirty its rare... i hate my car dirty and get car washes every other week...its winter and its dumb but i like to take care of my lovely M
Get tint installed at a shop. Ebay stuff is crapola

i also wanted to get dual exhaust like the specials and i know its quite some work, still wondering whether i should cut the piece on the right and build in the double or buy another bumper.... but that would be throwing money away...so prob gona cut it....any suggestions on that one?
You can easily copy the exhaust opening from one side to the other and cut out with a dremel. Then do a custom set up. or pick up a Special exhaust

Here is my old '00 with a Hujo Setup
http://public.fotki.com/cmc300m/my_300m_with_dual/

 

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i also wanted to get dual exhaust like the specials and i know its quite some work, still wondering whether i should cut the piece on the right and build in the double or buy another bumper.... but that would be throwing money away...so prob gona cut it....any suggestions on that one?
I had the rear fascia cut on my 99, and I wasn't impressed with it.
You could still run true duals, but run the out one side (ala european style)
I would do that...
 

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I had the rear fascia cut on my 99, and I wasn't impressed with it.
You could still run true duals, but run the out one side (ala european style)
I would do that...
what do you mean run the out one side???

im liking what maxi said, i might just cut out the right side and get a catback or maybe to leave things original get the special double and get that installed....thing is, the cutouts would be a little too large for the special tips...not saying theyre small...just saying.
 

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what do you mean run the out one side???

im liking what maxi said, i might just cut out the right side and get a catback or maybe to leave things original get the special double and get that installed....thing is, the cutouts would be a little too large for the special tips...not saying theyre small...just saying.
You can run true duals out one side, not cut the bumper, and have it look stock.
I am a big fan of true duals, don't get me wrong.
I suppose if you can do it neatly, and have it match the driver's side, then it would all be good. That is only my opinion though.

Your mileage may vary!
 

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I liked the "Hujo" design initially...
But after putting true duals on my 99, and then making my Special's true dual, that is the way to go.
 

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well i was wondering if buying tint film from ebay or pep boys or something would be a good choice for 30 bucks...or to go to someone professional? for 100 or 150?
what do you suggest?
well lets see... :tongue2:

#1- your vehicle glass is going to be approx. 32sq. ft., cheapest film i found was $50 for Gilas film (the worst film ever made IMO)

#2- so you already have the tools to install the film, if not that'd be another $20 at least

#3- unless you have done this before you might as well double the amount of film your going to buy because i guarantee you ruin some (just the nature of the business)

#4- you do realize window film comes flat and your back window is curved so you need to thermoform the film to fit the shape of the glass (if you don't know what this means your in trouble)

#5- trying to tint a car yourself will cost you as much, if not more, than just taking it to a professional concidering wasted time/film/money/damage you might do to your vehicle.

#6- if you do it yourself PM me all you want , i'll help you out
 

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well lets see... :tongue2:

#1- your vehicle glass is going to be approx. 32sq. ft., cheapest film i found was $50 for Gilas film (the worst film ever made IMO)

#2- so you already have the tools to install the film, if not that'd be another $20 at least

#3- unless you have done this before you might as well double the amount of film your going to buy because i guarantee you ruin some (just the nature of the business)

#4- you do realize window film comes flat and your back window is curved so you need to thermoform the film to fit the shape of the glass (if you don't know what this means your in trouble)

#5- trying to tint a car yourself will cost you as much, if not more, than just taking it to a professional concidering wasted time/film/money/damage you might do to your vehicle.

#6- if you do it yourself PM me all you want , i'll help you out

.............................................:wow:definitely taking it to a pro! thanks alot !!
 

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i was looking around on how to give my car a more throaty sound and one person actually said to remove that random useless empty box thats connected to the air filter... so i did that. and patched the hole...there is no throaty sexy sound coming from anywhere....any idea whether i should i put it back or if its ok out? or anything else i could do to give it some sound.

im going out right now to take some night pictures of my lights for you guys =]
 

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so like i promised i have pictures of my M at night. i also have a picture of the 1 din speaker im installing tomorrow just to try out. please excuse some of the blurriness im no expert =]

first one is speaker---alpine


how i drive around... the headlights 6000k with the fogs 8000k (flash is off so it doesnt look too bright, but it is!!!)


sometimes i drive like this too... kinda sexy, halos with fogs no headlights


if i drive like this i will prob get stopped =P---- halos alone


the leds are my turn signals---- disabled the original ones


original up close of halo


300 chromed sticker on my break light


floor lights... the knob next to the steering wheel is 3M taped ...its a dimmer for the floor lights


white overhead console white leds


blue leds over the door lights....and red led door lights, theyre on all 4 doors


Dual BT system and floor lights in the background


high beams on with the low beams (white on the outside, high beams yellow on inside)


flash on same picture


hope you enjoyed let me know what you think
 
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