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      09-19-2017, 11:38 AM   #45
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Looks good James, thought you were going for a X5?

I've got a F31 330d on order, due Late October
A familiar face!

Bought an X5 and rejected pronto after literally the most shambic experience you could imagine.

"So you want your X5 painted in 4 different shades of Alpine White, no problem sir we have just the car for you!"

Awful.

I hope you are getting the 0% deal?
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      09-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #46
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A familiar face!

I hope you are getting the 0% deal?
Currently no it's only for cars registered in September, mines been built in wk42
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      09-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #47
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Currently no it's only for cars registered in September, mines been built in wk42
Still 2.9 won't be bad!

You gone for a nice spec?
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      09-19-2017, 02:12 PM   #48
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Still 2.9 won't be bad!

You gone for a nice spec?
Managed to get a small discount
Mineral Grey
Black leather
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Enhanced BT

Got a set of 400m ready to be shod with winters - thinking PA4ís
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      10-05-2017, 04:22 PM   #49
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Quick update again...

M3 mirrors now fitted and sorted.

Opted to get the mirror covers colour coded in body colour for a more OEM+ look.

Also got the added bonus of having both passenger & driver mirrors autodimming, since my M3 mirrors were obviously from before BMW got tight and only fitted the drivers side with the electrochrome glass!

My car being a 2016 build was sadly only equipped with one auto dimming mirror glass from the factory, but the good news was that the wiring is present in the door, so it was plug and play once the M3 mirrors were on!

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      10-05-2017, 04:32 PM   #50
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Quick update again...

M3 mirrors now fitted and sorted.

Opted to get the mirror covers colour coded in body colour for a more OEM+ look.

Also got the added bonus of having both passenger & driver mirrors autodimming, since my M3 mirrors were obviously from before BMW got tight and only fitted the drivers side with the electrochrome glass!

My car being a 2016 build was sadly only equipped with one auto dimming mirror glass from the factory, but the good news was that the wiring is present in the door, so it was plug and play once the M3 mirrors were on!

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Mirrors looking very nice mate
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Digging the car mate!
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Well jealous! Where did you get the mirrors?
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      10-06-2017, 05:59 PM   #53
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Mirrors looking very nice mate
Thanks!

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Digging the car mate!
Cheers for the comment, I'm really happy with it. Starting to develop some long term plans but have other financial priorities at present so it may be a slow burner this one, but it will get there!

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Well jealous! Where did you get the mirrors?
Bought them via a guy on eBay, F80 mirrors are very expensive sadly but they are hard to come by so command a decent price!
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      10-30-2017, 01:17 PM   #54
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Absolutely loving the car man... And looking forward to seeing all the changes you have planned for it.
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      12-05-2017, 06:23 PM   #55
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Quick thread update - car needs a deep clean after a few weeks of winter weather up here in the NE!



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      12-06-2017, 04:01 PM   #56
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Still loving the colour. No springs yet?
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      12-06-2017, 05:31 PM   #57
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No, they will be my Christmas present to the car
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      12-28-2017, 04:30 PM   #58
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A little winter update...

Car has just turned 10k miles - itís racking them up as itís my daily!

Couldnít be happier with it to be honest & the colour gets lots of positive attention / comments.

Itís currently in a right state as the NE has been rather cold of late & Iíve sadly not had a chance to clean it for getting on for a couple of months - unheard of for me!!

Hereís a couple of pics:







Also just purchased an item on the mods list via the eBay 20% flash sale this afternoon..... some H&R sport springs. A nice little bargain at 139 EUR delivered from Germany!



Just need to find a decent place locally to get them fitted once they arrive!
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      01-02-2018, 06:11 PM   #59
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I couldnt stand the dirt any longer so today I braved the cold, wind and rain and got out there and cleaned it!!

Managed to get it dried off as the rain stopped about halfway through cleaning it, but now its hammering down again. Typical!

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      01-06-2018, 12:05 PM   #60
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H&R's now arrived!

Car is going in for a new Windscreen on Monday after a fight with a rather large stone before the Christmas break!

Managed to argue the point with my underwriters and they have eventually authorised genuine BMW glass - but I still have to use their approved fitter - National Windscreens.

Not too chuffed as I wanted BMW to do it, however lets hope they don't have any issues!
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H&R's now arrived!

Car is going in for a new Windscreen on Monday after a fight with a rather large stone before the Christmas break!

Managed to argue the point with my underwriters and they have eventually authorised genuine BMW glass - but I still have to use their approved fitter - National Windscreens.

Not too chuffed as I wanted BMW to do it, however lets hope they don't have any issues!

They are good company had dealing with them couple of times no problems should be ok mate
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      01-09-2018, 07:20 PM   #62
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Thanks to Craig (Wibbles) tonight I now have Apple CarPlay up & running on the car!

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Thanks to Craig (Wibbles) tonight I now have Apple CarPlay up & running on the car!

always a pleasure helping you with your car.
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Update time.

Car will be going for a full GTechniq detail soon - 2 stage machine polish and the Crystal Serum Ultra Black package.

In the mean time I have now bought some wheels for the build - OEM F80 437m.

Intially I am going to try them on with the OEM tyre sizes (255/35 front and 275/35 rear) but my car also will be getting lowered soon on the H&R springs that I bought, so at that point I will have to change the tyres as they will will no doubt rub once lowered!

Once the springs are on I'll probably go for either 225/40 front and 255/35 rear OR 235/40 front and 265/35 rear.

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      02-23-2018, 05:41 PM   #65
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Another quick update.

Opted for 4 new tyres on the 437mís. Went with 245/35 & 265/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports, also needed new valve stems after the previous owner of the wheels had been using metal valve caps on metal valve stems!

Wheels & tyres will be going on the car on Tuesday - canít wait!
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Got my 437m's on this morning.

Awful pictures as they were taken just as it was about to start snowing & the car is filthy!







The fronts do poke slightly so its going to need the H&R springs I have sat here on ASAP and maybe some increased camber to tuck them.

No rubbing with this wheel & tyre combo though, so thats good news!
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