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      04-08-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Lowered with 20's and some other MODS

I got my alpine white with red interior 3 GT about a month ago and immediately started searching for aftermarket parts. The car being so new, I couldn't find any parts nor any information on wheel specs. After weeks of research, I decided to order parts hoping it to workout. Just had all the parts installed last weekend and everything worked out perfect.

List of Mods:

Black roof
Black kidney grill
Black spoiler and reflectors
Weisslicht spektrum corner & fog light
Lowered
Stance SC6 20's
Carbon Fiber side Mirror cap

I haven't seen any other 3 GT on the road yet. I love it when people stop me and ask what kind of a car this is. So far only complaint I have is this long very high pitch beep or buzz I hear once on a while. Seems to be a common issue with the F30s. Anyone else have this issue?









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      04-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
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very nice! you mind sharing what size wheels and tires? Offset/etc?

thanks!
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      04-08-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Dito what the over poster said about offsets and also can you tell me what you used to lower the car? Car looks sick. i should be getting mine delivered next Friday
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      04-09-2014, 01:23 AM   #4
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here are the wheel and tire specs:

20 x 9 +35 front
20 x 10.5 +45 rear

245/35/20 front
285/30/20 rear

I used H&R sport springs to lower the car.

With this setup the wheels sit flush with the fenders both front and rear...no gap!! No rubbing issues at all and no modification was done on the fenders.
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      04-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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Looks awesome. Where did you get the black kidney grill for the GT?
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Love the stance you've achieved with the drop: it's how the GT should have rolled off the line. Did you use H&R's springs for the F30/F31 xDrive or go with F34 2WD springs? Any issues bottoming out?
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I haven't seen any other 3 GT on the road yet. I love it when people stop me and ask what kind of a car this is.
Wow, looks great Randone76!! Congrats. Love the look you achieved by painting the roof and spoiler black, along with those particular rims.

What interior color did you opt for? Is that the red leather? Hard to tell from those night photos.

On another note, seeing that you are in Orange County, I'm surprised you haven't seen any other 3GTs on the road (assuming you're referring to Orange County, California). I'm up the road in LA and have seen numerous on the Westside...either buzzing around the Southbay where I live or on my way to/from Santa Monica where I work. During the 8 week wait for my car, I saw one every other day on average. And no not the same one over and over again. Black, mineral grey, estoril blue, midnight blue, white, glacier silver...mostly m-sport, but a few luxury line. That said, I'm sure it helped that I was definitely on the look out for 3GTs while I was waiting. Although I noticed them frequently during that period, I've only noticed one other 3GT in the 12 days since I picked up my car (m sport glacier silver 335i GT)!
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Love the stance you've achieved with the drop: it's how the GT should have rolled off the line. Did you use H&R's springs for the F30/F31 xDrive or go with F34 2WD springs? Any issues bottoming out?
I went with the F31 Xdrive springs. When I was searching for h&r springs, I found out that in European applications on hr springs, the part number was the same on F31 and F34 on the 2wd. The F34 Xdrive wasn't listed at all, so I figured F31 Xdrive springs would be compatible with F34 Xdrive. Not only the h&r springs, but even the european Eibach applications showed same part number for the F31 and F34s. So far I haven't noticed any bottoming out issues. It is a bumpier ride for sure, but I'm used to h&r spring rides. Had them on my E46 and E63.
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Wow, looks great Randone76!! Congrats. Love the look you achieved by painting the roof and spoiler black, along with those particular rims.

What interior color did you opt for? Is that the red leather? Hard to tell from those night photos.

On another note, seeing that you are in Orange County, I'm surprised you haven't seen any other 3GTs on the road (assuming you're referring to Orange County, California). I'm up the road in LA and have seen numerous on the Westside...either buzzing around the Southbay where I live or on my way to/from Santa Monica where I work. During the 8 week wait for my car, I saw one every other day on average. And no not the same one over and over again. Black, mineral grey, estoril blue, midnight blue, white, glacier silver...mostly m-sport, but a few luxury line. That said, I'm sure it helped that I was definitely on the look out for 3GTs while I was waiting. Although I noticed them frequently during that period, I've only noticed one other 3GT in the 12 days since I picked up my car (m sport glacier silver 335i GT)!
I did get the red interior. I've always wanted a white w/ red combo BMW and I finally got it~~ I'm also on the hunt for white w/ red E46 M3 right now!!
The roof, spoiler and kidney grills are gloss black vinyl. I didn't want anything permanent in case I go for a different look later on.
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      04-11-2014, 10:34 PM   #10
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I really like what you did with your GT !

why didn't you just white out the front side markers instead of black ?


How did you smoke the right lights ? Spray paint?
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Looks great!
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wow that looks awesome!! you considering colored brake calipers?
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      04-12-2014, 06:43 PM   #13
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Well Done!
These are the mods Im planning on doing to my white GT when it arrives! Good to see it in pics! Im also interested on the grills. Where did you get them from? Or are these the original ones just painted?
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very nicely done. wheels set off the entire look very nicely.
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      04-15-2014, 08:46 AM   #16
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I have a mineral white GT I just took delivery off 2 weeks ago and I am looking at rims right now. I don't think I can go the 20's in my area because of bad road conditions. I think your car looks great! I am not going to lower mine but I really like your vinyl work. We have a great vinyl business locally and I think I may try him. Thanks for the great ideas! Awesome Car.
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Verry nice! just picked up my 335xi. Cant wait to start the mods.
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Nice, wanting to do about the same...looking into getting parts of the car wrap in black. Still deciding on the specific black color. Great Job
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Awesome! What's the bulb size for the fog lights?
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what did you do to make the whole top of the car black
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wow this may be the hottest set up I'm seen on these yet

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