No Smoke No Poke

Slovak Long Back

13th June 2012 | BY NSNP

Better known on the boards as Fuxxo, 26 year old graphic designer Pete, and his BMW E46 Touring from Slovakia are a fine example of how to make a car your own with just a few simple mods. The kind that the uninitiated would miss, or worse yet turn their noses up at. It’s these personal touches  that make you turn around for a second look after you’ve parked up your pride and joy. But before all this could happen, Pete had to find the right blank canvas.

“I test drove a few examples of BMW; a 320i E36 & E46, and then 525tds E39. That was about was the time I felt in love with the inline 6 diesel engine.

When I finally tried my friends E46 pre facelift 330d, I finally knew what I was going to get . I bought the car in february 2011 from Frankfurt, Germany. Finding a car with this spec  took almost a year of searching but when I finally found one it was a dream come true!  It fits all my needs, its the best car I could possibly buy.”

The one off front bumper was done by a friend with only a sharpie and some free time. No wraps here, just mad skills and Iron Man comics.

 The rear clusters have had the red laminex treatment and the badges were removed to clean up the back end.

Stance is provided by TA Technix coilovers and genuine two piece Rial Daytona Race wheels. 18×8,5 ET40 for front and 18×9,5 ET35 for rear. Of course they got some special attention too and were refinished in matte pearl orange powder coat with polished lips. Under those hoops of joy, 325mm EBC vented discs and EBC yellow stuff pads handle the stopping duties with ease.

 The original headlights didn’t do much for Pete either, so a set of bi-xenon angel eyes were fitted. But not before being wrapped in the same yellow vinyl as the fogs and the inners painted satin black to match the grill.

In Pete’s words: “The best thing about these engines is the head room you get for BHP. I need to fit a bigger intercooler soon, then of course I want more power! The target is 270HP and 550nm. Next thing on the list though is the exhaust system. I want to change the sound quite a lot so am planning to go with a CSL style exhaust with a CSL diffusor.”

As the community at No Smoke No Poke grows, we’re looking forwards to discovering more of these diesel gems and getting them featured. Hopefully this wont be the last we see of this uniquely styled Beemer, until next time.



Photography by J.Z. exclusively for NSNP


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