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      02-11-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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smithf32's Photo Journal & Build Thread - EBII 2014 428xi Coupe (updated 10/14/15)

FINALLY UPDATED AGAIN! Glad to be back and active - 10/15 - Click here to go to the update post

Hey Everyone, now that I am into my new lease on my 428i and out of the F30 328i which I despised I wanted to get a good build thread going.

I always went with extremely clean mods on my old car and want to continue the trend on the new one. Despite it being a lease I plan to make this car what I want, its mine for three years so I am going to enjoy it!!

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OEM M Performance Gloss Black Grills
428i M Performance Exhaust
428i M Performance Diffuser
Gloss black trunk lip
Estoril Blue paint matched reflectors
35% Rear and side rear window tint
Blackvue DR650GW-2CH Dashcam (click for DIY)

Here are the planned mods (so far) in tentative order of what I want the most:

Gloss black Front lip
Lower with OEM RWD Springs
Gloss black mirror caps

Here she is a day after pickup:


And now here is the car is it sits right now:





The mods should be coming in quick, as I really want to have this car ready and done for the NY car meets season which is finally approaching!
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Here she is the morning I put the OEM gloss black grills on.

Got an absolutely great deal on them from the dealership parts counter.
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Here is the 435 Exhaust conversion

Muffler cost me about 250 and 80 bucks to have welded on. The stock 435 diffusor was about $90 from BMW of Bridgewater online parts. Excellent service from them btw!

Currently waiting to hit the buy button on an MPerformance diffusor.
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Love it! It's beautiful and I agree with the clean modding
Every time I see this color I think I should have got EBII...
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Love it! It's beautiful and I agree with the clean modding
Every time I see this color I think I should have got EBII...
Thank you! I was coming from black cars so I was skeptical at first but I love this color!!
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GnB hook you up ?

Tinted windows and some suspension?
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GnB hook you up ?

Tinted windows and some suspension?
Haha no GnB work on this one yet!

Tints are so obvious I forgot to put them on the list LOL!

As for suspension I am considering my options. I am thinking about OEM RWD MSport springs but no one has done them yet. If I can't find good info on those then H&R Sports I guess. I feel like springs are cheap and I know they will ruin the struts over time.
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Looks good!!!
Thanks man!! How's your car?
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Looking good man! Love the black grills!!!0
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IT's riding good
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Looks fantastic...nice clean mods!
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Looks cool. I love the EB color.

Not sure if you know, but your right exhaust tip is a little off...
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Looks cool. I love the EB color.

Not sure if you know, but your right exhaust tip is a little off...
I hate you.

I've been doing so well convincing myself not to adjust it.

I have a feeling I might have to when the MPerf diffusor comes, I think the clearances are tighter on that one (maybe)
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I hate you.

I've been doing so well convincing myself not to adjust it.

I have a feeling I might have to when the MPerf diffusor comes, I think the clearances are tighter on that one (maybe)
LOL LOL

If it makes you feel any better that you have a fellow OCD brotha...I am going to spend some time today to adjust my right tip up 1/8". I've got some 16 guage wire and heavy duty tie wraps and 6 pack of beer.
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Looking good man! Love the black grills!!!0
Thank you! Glad I went for OEM and not the double slat, I really like the OEM look. The slats are thicker then the chrome grill I think which looks really good.

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Looks fantastic...nice clean mods!
Thank you guys!!

I think I will be pulling the trigger on more parts at the end of this week or end of next week.
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Looking good. I have a 435i xDrive Gran Coupé in the BX. How did you get the 435 exhaust? Is that a full muffler replacement you did? Where do they sell the M Performance rear diffuser?
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Looking good. I have a 435i xDrive Gran Coupé in the BX. How did you get the 435 exhaust? Is that a full muffler replacement you did? Where do they sell the M Performance rear diffuser?
Look for used 335/435 muffler on eBay or on this forum. The MP Diffuser can be purchased from a wide variety of outlets. Just do a search on this part number 51192339218.
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Thanks, I didn't know they were interchangeable. I could of bought a 428 then, lol. I guess you could install that rear diffuser unpainted. I've seen BMW paint the outer border on the car they were using for the UN4GETABLE test drive:



I rather wait for a similar carbon fiber option and do that with a matching front lip.
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Thanks, I didn't know they were interchangeable. I could of bought a 428 then, lol. I guess you could install that rear diffuser unpainted. I've seen BMW paint the outer border on the car they were using for the UN4GETABLE test drive:



I rather wait for a similar carbon fiber option and do that with a matching front lip.
There are several carbon fiber options available now for the diffuser.
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There are several carbon fiber options available now for the diffuser.
Well I guess tboooe beat me to the punch on answering these MAXecutive LOL!

I agree with everything he said, and yes there are already some CF offerings on eBay that probably fit fine. RW Carbon has a CF version of the MPerformance diffusor I believe, if you like the look.

Ok time to go back to sleep (stomach virus)
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