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      05-22-2017, 02:57 PM   #45
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I'll see if I can dig up the copy, just in a pile of paperwork.

There is natural negative camber when you lower your car, the front has no adjustment so it stayed at -0.7, this was the setting after I lowered it and couldn't be changed.

Rear negative camber was -2.3 and -2.9, I had them adjust it to -2.8 on each side.
I'm really confused now, I had my alignment today and the range listed for my rear camber was -1.0 to -1.8 degrees. They set mine to 1.4. Not sure why the range is so different in your case.
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      05-22-2017, 03:58 PM   #46
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Probably cause my car was lowered more than yours
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      05-22-2017, 04:14 PM   #47
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I figured that played into it a bit, as I'm on 19's and didn't lower much but I figured your front camber would be lower too if that was the case. Looked like it was really just my toe that was out of wack, I haven't had an alignment done for about 22k miles.
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Finally installed the BMW Performance Rear Diffuser, I got the one for the 328i since I got the dual tip conversion.

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Very very easy install.. literately took me about 10 mins.





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Diffuser looks great, it makes such a big difference over the stock M-Sport insert.

I used an aftermarket one from eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-12-16-BM...xYDuj1&vxp=mtr) and the fitment was still great for future reference for anyone wanting to save some coin. I think I paid $125, probably very hard to find any differences.
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Diffuser looks great, it makes such a big difference over the stock M-Sport insert.

I used an aftermarket one from eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-12-16-BM...xYDuj1&vxp=mtr) and the fitment was still great for future reference for anyone wanting to save some coin. I think I paid $125, probably very hard to find any differences.
It does make a big difference! Sometimes I do like the clean look of the original diffuser though, and the grey color was growing on me. I would possibly go back to the original diffuser just to change it up in the future since the install is so easy.
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It does make a big difference! Sometimes I do like the clean look of the original diffuser though, and the grey color was growing on me. I would possibly go back to the original diffuser just to change it up in the future since the install is so easy.
Very true, I don't think the OEM insert looked bad at all just depends on what look you are going for. Such a quick swap though like you said, surprised more people don't do it.
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Looks great! Is it just clips? Did you use a trim removal tool or just hands. Thanks.

I have seen the diffuser part colour coded to the car... I like that idea as well, maybe more do on AW the EBII.

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Looks great! Is it just clips? Did you use a trim removal tool or just hands. Thanks.

I have seen the diffuser part colour coded to the car... I like that idea as well, maybe more do on AW the EBII.

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its about 8 screws, then it just unclips from the rear bumper. i just used my hands.
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its about 8 screws, then it just unclips from the rear bumper. i just used my hands.
Great, good to know... saving up now I guess!
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This is that eBay link... I like the painted sides....
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      05-24-2017, 04:42 PM   #56
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This is that eBay link... I like the painted sides....
looks pretty good, i like the contrast of the all black piece though.
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looks pretty good, i like the contrast of the all black piece though.
For sure on your EB I agreed... kind of like it for AW though, which I have... think if I do it I would go for all black as well.
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As a fellow EBII 328d wagon owner, I'm digging this thread. Nice job!

You going to replace the front reflectors with colored inserts?
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As a fellow EBII 328d wagon owner, I'm digging this thread. Nice job!

You going to replace the front reflectors with colored inserts?
That's funny you ask.. just installed those and my front lip

-Autotecknic Painted M-Sport Bumper Reflectors: Link
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Installed the Autotecknic EBII bumper reflectors, they aren't the OEM ones repainted, but it fits perfectly. Was kind of a pain getting the OEM one off, that tape was really on there and i ended up shattering both, but it's ok.

The M Performance front lip is on sale right now at BMW Parts Pros, they're local here in Socal, a little north of LA. $425 is the best price you could find right now. The install was fairly straight forward, I didn't drill the holes on the bottom of the lip too well so I couldn't get all the rivets to lineup, but the lip is more than on there with the double sided tape I got to secure the fins and all the other mounting points. Kudos to BMW for over-engineering everything.

No pics of the install cause I got lazy.





Oh and I also added 12mm Macht Schnell spacers on there, had to take the dust cap off though for them to sit correctly.

Final offset for front wheels is now at 18x8.5 +23. NO RUB at my height with -0.7 camber, had a car full of 4 people test it out.

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Your build is coming along so damn nice! I'll end up getting a stud conversion on my F30 so thanks for provide us the link. However, the cost of the lug nuts....wow...they are not cheap.
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Your build is coming along so damn nice! I'll end up getting a stud conversion on my F30 so thanks for provide us the link. However, the cost of the lug nuts....wow...they are not cheap.
Thank you! You actually don't need extra lugnuts, the stud conversion kit already comes with nuts but I wanted a complete look of open ended up lugnuts with a wheel lock.

The lug nuts aren't cheap, but they are very high quality. The center ring that sits on the wheel is a separate piece that rotates so it doesn't scratch up your wheels' paint whenever you install any wheels. There are other options too but I've been running Project Kics lugs ever since I discovered them in 2006, gotta love high quality parts!

Not to mention they're beautiful!


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-BMW Performance Side Skirt Extension: Link
-BMW F32 LED Foglight Retrofit: Link
Part #:
63 17 7 315 559
63 17 7 315 560

Finally got around to do my side skirt extension, fairly straight forward install!
1. drilled holes
2. raise car
3. fit extension on and use provided double sided tape to stick on car
4. screws and plastic rivets

Had to buy a plastic rivet tool from harbor freight (Link), a pretty good buy at 17 bucks, they always have coupons too so look out for that.



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Also did the LED fog retrofit.. VERY very easy install. I took off the front wheels so I can access through the fender liner with lots of space. Just remove the old fogs and insert the new LED fogs, had to lift up the trim piece a little to get the new LED fogs in there but that was it.





New Vs. Old


Woohoo!


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My first time washing her!



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Looks amazing dude. Do you have instagram ?
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Looks amazing dude. Do you have instagram ?
Thanks bud! appreciate it.

I was actually just playing around with the idea of using IG for my car pics, but yea follow me and I'll follow you back!

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Good god! What a great previous collection. But I love the wagon! Nothing against it, but why diesel over gasoline?

Love the way you modded your car though! Beautiful touches!
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