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      04-21-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Since the media forum has been flooded with M-Sport content, I thought it'd be interesting to have a thread for all the Non M-Sport F3Xs out there to see what their owners have done to make them unique.

Here are a few pics of my Mineral White F30 Sport Line:







Mods so far are:
Gloss black vinyl wrapped roof
Gloss black vinyl wrapped rear valance
Mineral white colour matched kidney grille
Gloss black painted front lower grille whiskers
18% window tint all around
M Performance exhaust

Mods to come:
Enkei Raijin 19inch wheels
Coilover suspension


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      04-21-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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^You forgot to list your tint. I'll be adding some pics later today. Tell me more about the glossed roof, etc. I've never heard of that before.
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Since the media forum has been flooded with M-Sport content, I thought it'd be interesting to have a thread for all the Non M-Sport F3Xs out there to see what their owners have done to make them unique.

Mods so far are:
Gloss black vinyl wrapped roof
Gloss black vinyl wrapped rear valance
Mineral white colour matched kidney grille
Gloss black painted front lower grille whiskers
18% window tint all around
M Performance exhaust

Mods to come:
Enkei Raijin 19inch wheels
Coilover suspension


Let's see yours.
Was that...Enkei Raijin BLACK rims? I love the unique look of your ride!
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^You forgot to list your tint. I'll be adding some pics later today. Tell me more about the glossed roof, etc. I've never heard of that before.
Thanks. Tint added.

Vinyl wrap has been around for a while now. It's basically a new alternative to respray/paint. Instead of painting over your brand new factory paint (which would be permanent) you can just wrap it with vinyl to achieve the same look, and its reversible so you can take it off anytime without damaging the original paint.

Check out this site for more info, http://carbonfibrevinylwrap.net.au/b...n-demon-sydney
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Was that...Enkei Raijin BLACK rims? I love the unique look of your ride!
Thank you. I'm actually tossing up between hyper silver or gunmetal. I know black would be a nice contrast, but the black rim white car theme has been done to death if you know what I mean
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Thank you. I'm actually tossing up between hyper silver or gunmetal. I know black would be a nice contrast, but the black rim white car theme has been done to death if you know what I mean
I was so against the gunmetal at first because I did not like the gray inside the car (pathetic reasoning I know), but enkei gunmetal on rims look nice, just unsure about it on your car - I am sure you will keep us updated with pics!
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Thanks. Tint added.

Vinyl wrap has been around for a while now. It's basically a new alternative to respray/paint. Instead of painting over your brand new factory paint (which would be permanent) you can just wrap it with vinyl to achieve the same look, and its reversible so you can take it off anytime without damaging the original paint.

Check out this site for more info, http://carbonfibrevinylwrap.net.au/b...n-demon-sydney
Very interesting. It's a colored PPF I suppose. I just had a full frontal XPel application done to my car. I doubt the vinyl wrap has the "self-healing" property that the XPel film has--when it gets hit by a rock chip that forms an impression on the film the film is able to reform itself and eliminate the impression that the rock had made. What happens when the vinyl gets a good ding from a rock chip? Does it leave a permanent impression or a break in the wrap, like on paint? Also, what's the cost of doing a vinyl roof or full frontal with the vinyl wrap?
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2014 Melbourne Red 328d Sportline

2014 Melbourne Red 328d Sportline

Here are some pics of a duded-up 328d. I had my dealership (Tulley BMW in Nashua, NH) paint and install the front lip and trunk spoilers. The spoilers were made by Kelleners Sport out of Merzig, Germany and I purchased them from their U.S. distributor Bavarian AutoSport (BavAuto.com). I'm very happy with how the spoilers look. I chose them because they flowed well with the line of the car and were understated.

Tulley BMW also swapped out my Sportline steering wheel and installed an M Sport wheel with airbag. I asked Tulley to have XPel paint protection film applied as a full frontal application plus rocker panels. The wheels are foursquare 19x8.5 VMR 721 Gunmetal (35 offset). The tires are Max Summer 245/40/R19 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Going with gunmetal on Melbourne Red was taking a risk but it turned out well. So far I like the tires a whole lot--I haven't been able to get them to break grip as of yet.

Soon to come: Prestige PhotoSync tint and Opticoat Clearcoat application. I'm trying to talk myself into installing a Kelleners Sport tuning module (piggyback ECU) to boost hp and lb-ft about 20% but the damn powertrain keeps meeting all of my expectations! Also thinking about lowering springs, either H&R for the drop or Dinan for the drop and increased stiffness. But right now I like the drop and feel of the car on the road. Getting a subdued exhaust mod might be in the cards once one is released for the 328d. I'm keeping my eye on Supersprint, but they haven't released anything yet.

Happy viewing! (I don't know how to photoshop over my license plate. Never understood what the risk is when the damn thing is visible all day long anyway...)

PS--My 18" OEM Pirelli Cinturato P7 Summer Performance RFs are for sale. See this thread: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973361

PPS--My Sportline steering wheel and airbag are for sale. See this thread: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974352

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WITH FOGS










(NOTICE THE POINT OF THE SPOILER PULLED AWAY FROM THE TRUNK--BUMMER BUT TULLEY BODYSHOP SAID I'LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT)






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A clean F30, blue beauty indeed! Modern line?
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I was so against the gunmetal at first because I did not like the gray inside the car (pathetic reasoning I know), but enkei gunmetal on rims look nice, just unsure about it on your car - I am sure you will keep us updated with pics!
Will definitely update with pics!
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Very interesting. It's a colored PPF I suppose. I just had a full frontal XPel application done to my car. I doubt the vinyl wrap has the "self-healing" property that the XPel film has--when it gets hit by a rock chip that forms an impression on the film the film is able to reform itself and eliminate the impression that the rock had made. What happens when the vinyl gets a good ding from a rock chip? Does it leave a permanent impression or a break in the wrap, like on paint? Also, what's the cost of doing a vinyl roof or full frontal with the vinyl wrap?
I'd say the effect would be somewhere in between paint and Xpel film, it doesn't reform itself but won't chip like paint either.

The cost per panel should be less than respray, it usually depends on the labour rate in your country for such job. The vinyl itself is not expensive.

Your car looks great BTW, liking all the mods so far, a drop would definitely complement everything.

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A clean F30, blue beauty indeed! Modern line?
Thanks! Personally I prefer keep the car "original". Maybe some improvements in the future, like M Sport brakes, motor performance and wheels, but OEM and always clean look.

And yes it's a modern line with some BMW Individual options.
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Great shot! Car looks good too, very well done sir!
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Profile shot of my GS-Coral Sportline w/ 401s & M-sport brakes.
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nice cars! Would love to see more with aftermarket front lips on them
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Profile shot of my GS-Coral Sportline w/ 401s & M-sport brakes.
Beauty! Did those wheels come with the car? My sportline has the 18" style 397. Are you dropped?
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Is your car lowered?
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What are you lowered on and what lip?
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