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      03-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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My 1st Mods to the car

Mods planned before getting the car were:-
Rear Spoiler
Performance Grill
Fog Bulbs
Front Indicator Bulb
Coding

Rear spoiler was again easier than I thought, the colour match is perfect (pics look like it's different, but I assure you it's the same...









The Bulb removal was also fairly easy. Just angle the wheels in and remove 3 screws holding the plastic lining, and you can then see inside and remove the fog bulb by twisting.



Resulting in:-



Before Pic for comparison:-


New Bulb. (very slight blue tint, but lot better match than the Yellow OEM bulb)



Indicator Bulb was easy again, in the same area further in there is a small cut out that just needs to be removed.



Just pull out gently and shows this:-


Results:-
Before


After


Have to say i can see in the daylight a reduction in the brightness but not major...

With Indicators on
Before

After



Mod of M Performance logo:-


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      03-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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Nice......boot spoiler looks OEM

Remind me what fog bulbs you used? I need some. I can't stand the yellow.
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Nice, where did you get the spoiler from?
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Nice......boot spoiler looks OEM

Remind me what fog bulbs you used? I need some. I can't stand the yellow.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360593402733
That's the link I got from Venkata
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Nice, where did you get the spoiler from?
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786655

That's the link I got from Venkata
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Great mods the fog are good match I will get a set soon , thanks for posting great help loving the rear lip spoiler and M Performance Logo
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Cant seem to buy anything similar to those fog lights in the UK. I just ordered some from the US, price very similar. $8 for the lights 20 something for shipping.

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VenKata, excellent. I would like to do the same with the fogs. You pics are great to prepare with thanks.

What in the M Pefromance logo in the dash?

How are finding the 18" wheels?
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Nice......boot spoiler looks OEM

Remind me what fog bulbs you used? I need some. I can't stand the yellow.
Philips H8 Diamond Vision 5000k

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360593402733

The alternative were the 4300 crystal vision, but the reports are a bit of a yellow tint, so opted for the 5000k in the end.

Not a perfect match, there is a blue/green tint, but i'm happy. Personally feel the yellow bulb spoils the look... Even more so with the adaptive lights, the fogs come on regularly.

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Nice, where did you get the spoiler from?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321064371470
Price includes delivery but be prepared to pay 14 import duty as I had to...
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VenKata, excellent. I would like to do the same with the fogs. You pics are great to prepare with thanks.

What in the M Pefromance logo in the dash?

How are finding the 18" wheels?
The logo replaces the default BMW logo. It's just for aesthetics, it doesn't turn it into an M car . Option can only be changed through coding...

I know there is a very distinct 18" camp and 19" camp on these forums for the M Sports. For me coming from a very very stiff E46 M SPort suspension with 18", I wanted a very comfortable ride, so also opted for the Adaptive Suspension. I definitely have that with this car. I'm so glad!!!! Can't comment on the 19" ride quality though.

Cleaned the wheels today, again so much more easier than the MV2s I had on my previous car. Plus I prefer the look of the 18" too so was a no brainier for me...
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Nice, where did you get the spoiler from?
If you are ordering EB2 make sure you quote B45 as the colour code. The other code relates to the original Estoril Blue in the Early 3 series.

Note also, if memory serves me right he does state red will not be a good match.

If you have any questions about the spoiler, he's very quick to respond.
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Cant seem to buy anything similar to those fog lights in the UK. I just ordered some from the US, price very similar. $8 for the lights 20 something for shipping.

GP thunder 7500k.
Are they the 35w as ones I seen listed was 55w , found guy in UK
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35w

Another related thread re. the fogs.
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...gen+fog&page=2
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The logo replaces the default BMW logo. It's just for aesthetics, it doesn't turn it into an M car . Option can only be changed through coding...

I know there is a very distinct 18" camp and 19" camp on these forums for the M Sports. For me coming from a very very stiff E46 M SPort suspension with 18", I wanted a very comfortable ride, so also opted for the Adaptive Suspension. I definitely have that with this car. I'm so glad!!!! Can't comment on the 19" ride quality though.

Cleaned the wheels today, again so much more easier than the MV2s I had on my previous car. Plus I prefer the look of the 18" too so was a no brainier for me...
Cheers I am on the same wave length with the wheels.
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      03-17-2013, 05:12 AM   #15
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Everything you have done there looks great. The aesthetic difference of the bulb changes is remarkable and something I will have to do too.
Thanks for the instructions too.
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Unfortunately wasn't able to spec the Xenon headlights but is there a bulb change for the standard DRL's to give a whiter light similar to your fogs?

Otherwise your mods look great, very jealous as someone still waiting for their EBII car to arrive.
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Unfortunately wasn't able to spec the Xenon headlights but is there a bulb change for the standard DRL's to give a whiter light similar to your fogs?

Otherwise your mods look great, very jealous as someone still waiting for their EBII car to arrive.
I'm not sure what type of bulbs are required for the non-Xenons, but would look to aim around temperatures between 4300k and 5000k. Any lower it will be a yellow tint and any higher will be too blue / purple
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That's a big help, wasn't sure what the number tying related to.

Do you know if the bulbs need to be canbus friendly?
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That's a big help, wasn't sure what the number tying related to.

Do you know if the bulbs need to be canbus friendly?
If your going with standard halogens then should be fine, however if you use LED bulbs you will have errors.

Saying that if you want to swap with LEDs, you can code the car to ignore the errors for specific bulbs.
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Philips H8 Diamond Vision 5000k

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360593402733

The alternative were the 4300 crystal vision, but the reports are a bit of a yellow tint, so opted for the 5000k in the end.

Not a perfect match, there is a blue/green tint, but i'm happy. Personally feel the yellow bulb spoils the look... Even more so with the adaptive lights, the fogs come on regularly.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321064371470
Price includes delivery but be prepared to pay 14 import duty as I had to...
Are there any UK sellers of these bulbs ? Also for the indicator bulbs please ?

Cheers.

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Are there any UK sellers of these bulbs ? Also for the indicator bulbs please ?

Cheers.

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The diamond visions were import only. Couldn't find any uk based sellers. The UK ones were a different fitment. Couldn't find any H8 diamond visions.

The indicators were actually from amazon and were cheapest too so bonus!
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The diamond visions were import only. Couldn't find any uk based sellers. The UK ones were a different fitment. Couldn't find any H8 diamond visions.
I found a UK supplier BUT as I don't have a car yet I can't be positive as to what the correct fitment is apart from they are H8!!!
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