2004 BMW 330i ZHP Europrojektz DarXide


(from Luis Duran)  Biography of Alfonso Vergara aka DarXide

Alfonso Vergara, a 20 year old student, began his journey in the modified world in 2004 when he acquired his 2004 BMW 330i. Working as a sales representative in a condo hotel Alfonso started tweaking his BMW with a few additions such as OEM European clear lights all around, tints and a sound system thinking that would be as far as he would go. Right around November 2004 a couple months after getting the car Alfonso stumbled upon e46fanatics.com where his enthusiasm for European cars unfolded. Not long after joining the community modifying the e46 became not only an addiction but a pursuit of a unique sedan. It started off lightly with a set of springs and eventually a set of 1 piece wheels.

The car has been through 3 different phases. First, Alfonso opted to keep his stock body kit which already was an M-Tech kit thanks to the performance package that came along with the car. Next he added his first set of wheels which were 19 black faced Sevas S-stars along with a few performance upgrades such as, UUC under drive pullies, an intake and a Rouge Engineering DSM exhaust. Right around October 2006 a year later after his first round of light modifications Alfonso decided to take a different approach to his vehicle by incorporating a full body kit and wheels to set off a completely new theme. The aforementioned presented a very high contrast theme through the use of brushed aluminum and silver Carbon Fiber pieces inside out. Six months later after the second phase Alfonso decided to slightly change the look of the car by accentuating the theme even more. At that point the car acquired a new custom hood, new front, an in car entertainment system, a big brake kit and a set of custom 3 piece wheels to name a few. Currently the car is not 100% finished; there are still plans on supercharging and doing some more in car entertainment as well as interior work.

I would like to thank Europrojektz for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team, I am honored. Also a special thanks to Luis Duran and Antonio Rivera for their contribution towards this long come project. There is also a few sponsors I would like to thank for being part of this project; Manu @ DPE Wheels, Vydesh @ Marlin Motors Body Shop, Preston @ Form & Function, Peter @ Vorsteiner, Paul @ Euro-Spec, Eric @ Supreme Power Parts, Garrett @ Unique Euro Design and Luis @ Place for Brakes.


Vehicle: 2004 BMW 330i ZHP
Sapphire Black Metallic/Black
Performance Package
Premium Package
Xenon Headlights
Power Seats w/Driver Memory
Power Glass Moon roof

Custom quad exhaust w/ 88mm double walled tips
Carbon Fiber Intake

Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
20 DPE S15 3 piece wheels (matte black faces, gloss black lips w/ a brembo silver pinstripe)
Falken 452 tires all around
Form and Function Type 2, prototype suspension (Height, shock travel and dampening adjustment w/ camber plates)
Turner Motorsports adjustable front end links
Turner Motorsports rear camber arms
Brembo Gran Turismo Big brake kit
380mm rotors w/ silver 4 piston calipers (front)
345mm rotors w/ silver 4 piston calipers (rear)

M3 front bumper
Vorsteiner GTS3 Front lip
Custom Vorsteiner GTR Hood w/ silver CF vents
Euro-Spec CF CSL trunk
Body Colored Kidney Grills
Silver CF Headlight Inserts
Silver CF Roundels
Buddy Club 2 side skirts
AC Schnitzer Roof Spoiler
Buddy Club 2 rear bumper w/ custom m3 mesh
AC Schnitzer Mirrors with shaved logos
OEM Clears all around (corners, sides and rear)
Blacked out tail lights
20% Tints all around

Projector 46 Headlights (8000k) with Angel Eyes (8000k)
Projector Fog lights (8000k)
FULL LED Interior (foot, domes, reading lights, trunk lights, glove box in 8000k)
FULL LED Exterior (License plate 8000k), Amber front and sides w/ corner delete mod

Motorsport Pedals in Aluminum (Gas, Brake and Foot rest)
Full Silver CF interior trim
Silver CF Shift knob
Silver CF e-brake
Shift and e-brake boots in alcantera
Motorsport Steering wheel in alcantera
I.C.E (In Car Entertainment)
Full JL Audio Custom sound system
Ported enclosure through the cars arm rest.
Enclosure made of Plexiglass w/ brushed aluminum, white lightning and suede.
Port wrapped in Silver CF, illuminated w/ a leather face.
JL Audio 12W6 Sub Woofer
JL Audio 500/1 Amplifier
Autotek 4 channel amp
JL Audio XR Components (front)
JL Audio VR Coaxial (rear)
PSP Retrofitted to cars sound system.

Serious Wheels