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      04-29-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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JDMAF's 2017 340i 6MT xdrive

Thought I'd make a thread about my new pride and joy. Took delivery yesterday after ordering thru Continental BMW in Darien, CT. Really nice dealership and have to thank my SA, Claus, for doing everything he said he would and dealing with my impatience! Even the financial officer, Frank Torres, distinguished himself by catching an error that saved me $2k at signing. Good experience. Live in NY but was glad to use CT dealer to take advantage of the MSD program before it goes away (which is real soon)

The car is a 6MT Alpine White 340i xdrive, black dakota leather, fineline anthracite trim, with Msport, track handling, 442 19 inch wheels (came wth bridgestome runflats) heated front seats, MPPSK, Carbon tips, black kidneys and body color front splitter. Ordered end of Jan and took deliv end of April. Tracked my car from south africa to bremerhaven, across the atlantic to Georgia then NJ and finally to the dealer. Looong wait. Worth it!

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first thing i checked to make sure the exhaust was on and with carbon tips. Check
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      04-29-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Totally worth the wait
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      04-29-2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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Totally worth the wait
I agree - learning so much about the cool stuff this car does. Love the rev matching on the manual - loads of fun! Discovered the sport setting today. yeah - that works. installed couple of things - gear shift knob was waay too high - threw on the Mperformance carbon and alcantara setup - much better. ebrake handle and boot to match. Check it out


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      04-29-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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put some more carbon fiber into the car. Road bike fits easily with front wheel off
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      04-29-2017, 09:44 PM   #5
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Congrats, I love your build
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      04-29-2017, 10:47 PM   #6
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Congrats, I love your build
Thanks - took a zillion more photos. Some good. Here's a nice side shot in driveway -- made it my avatar I liked it so much


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      04-29-2017, 10:52 PM   #7
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a couple of details - I remember obsessing about the decision whether to go with anthracite fineline or the black Ash. Went with the fineline. It definitely photographs browner than it looks in person. In bright sun you see many of the dark brown hues - actually very attractive and warms the interior which can be a bit cold and black when choosing dakota black leather. Took a pic of the fineline in the sun. Plenty of browns in there but also a lot of black - really works well visually imo


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      04-29-2017, 10:56 PM   #8
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wheels - during the 3 month wait I had become convinced I'd remove the 442s and put on 437s either reps or the oem M437s. But I really am taken with how nice the 442s look. Certainly sportier than the standard F30 wheels but just a tad more conserative than the 437s. Definitely going to live with them as is for a while. The runflats tho - probably will be retired.

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      04-30-2017, 02:13 PM   #9
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ebay spoiler pre painted in alpine white. I added the blacked out crescent. Wasnt 100% sure I'd do it - but I did. Dont regret it. Yet


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also ordered 3M film for upper surface of rear bumper. Installed very easily. No bubbles

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Car is looking good. I like the front splitter. Your front splitter and spoiler in white also gives the car a very clean look
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      04-30-2017, 09:36 PM   #12
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Car is looking good. I like the front splitter. Your front splitter and spoiler in white also gives the car a very clean look

Thanks it is a clean look. Not quite as mean as the blacked out splitter on a white car - looks especially good when car is lowered a bit. Im not going to lower so its Mr. Clean for me.
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Yes the painted front lip & diffuser is very interesting

Oh yeah and contact iND and get them painted reflectors
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Very clean motor mate , really like those exhaust tips

I think you should get side blades and diffuser to complete the kit
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Yes the painted front lip & diffuser is very interesting

Oh yeah and contact iND and get them painted reflectors
Feelinblessed it was your build that inspired me. Love your car and would do exactly what you've done if I were going to lower it. But I'm not gonna lower. If I go with ind painted reflectors, do i loose their functionality? Maybe dumb question but curious.
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Very clean motor mate , really like those exhaust tips

I think you should get side blades and diffuser to complete the kit
Thanks. I do like the side blades but not sure I want to do that yet. The car has a classy and un modified look that I'm liking. The exhaust outlets are way cool and the burbles/over run sounds are more nasty the I expected. Liking that a lot. I think BMW stole the carbon wrapped exhaust finisher idea from aKRAPovic. No matter, it is cool!
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Thanks. I do like the side blades but not sure I want to do that yet. The car has a classy and un modified look that I'm liking. The exhaust outlets are way cool and the burbles/over run sounds are more nasty the I expected. Liking that a lot. I think BMW stole the carbon wrapped exhaust finisher idea from aKRAPovic. No matter, it is cool!
Car does look classy and I never thought white splitter will look good on white but you have pulled it off mate

I just had dual exhaust conversion done so will be getting these bad boys soon

Pls take a close pic of exhaust on a side so I can see how they look and stick out
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Car does look classy and I never thought white splitter will look good on white but you have pulled it off mate

I just had dual exhaust conversion done so will be getting these bad boys soon

Pls take a close pic of exhaust on a side so I can see how they look and stick out
tell me about your converssion? is your car a 4 cyl and youre changing to the two port exit? or is it a 6 cyl and youre going to quad exit?
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Def get the iND Alpine white reflectors front and rear, maybe Dark Shadow which matches the oem diffuser. It makes a huge visual difference and their work is without flaw.
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Which company did you buy the prepainted wing from?
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      05-01-2017, 10:14 PM   #21
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so glad to see you start a build thread and photos, score!

the boot and knob look nice. keep us updated and enjoy sir.
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Yes the painted front lip & diffuser is very interesting

Oh yeah and contact iND and get them painted reflectors
Feelinblessed it was your build that inspired me. Love your car and would do exactly what you've done if I were going to lower it. But I'm not gonna lower. If I go with ind painted reflectors, do i loose their functionality? Maybe dumb question but curious.
Thank you
I honestly don't see the need for reflectors on front bumpers. You'll be fine without it and it'll make the car lines look more smooth!
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