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      06-11-2017, 03:54 PM   #1
CPT Smuggs
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Drives: F87
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rocky Mountains

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'14 AW 335i xDrive Build (F30)

FINAL UPDATE: I jumped the gun on my mod list and pulled the trigger on a 2019 M2C to replace this car. I ended up returning all the parts that I just purchased, but would have gone with KW Comforts, Remus exhaust, BM3, FTP, and VRSF.

I fell in love with the alpine white with coral red interior, and originally bought a 2014 328i xDrive. The 328 is a great car, however I found myself hating the sound of the engine. It sounded harsh compared to the E90 straight 6 I loved for over 10 years. (The MPE exhaust sounded wonderful!)

I wanted to get another 6 cylinder, so the 335, 340, and M3 were my options. I wanted to keep the xDrive however, as this is a daily driver and every winter I drive in 1 - 3 inches of snow. So sadly the M3 was out. (I even had my wife's blessing...)

Finding a 335 or 340 in alpine white with coral red proved to be challenging! After checking autotrader for a few months, one finally popped up for sale in Chicago, ugh, 1,500 miles away!

After negotiating a good trade-in value and sale price, I began a 3,000+ mile road trip to pick up my new car, sight unseen! The reassuring thing was it was being sold by a BMW dealership, was still under factory and CPO warranty, and vin decoder verified all the options I wanted. It was identical to my 328, minus the high beam assist.

Originally, I drove the 328 back-to-back with a 335. Perhaps I was being cautious in the winter months, or the dealership had the 335 on training wheels, but I can now say that there is a big noticeable difference in power between the two! Again, the 328 is a great car, but the 335 is what I unknowingly wanted all along.

I'll post mods as they come. Until then, here she is post wash and with the 437m wheels. (Suspension hasn't completely settled yet)

Replies Welcomed!

Factory thru 05/06/2018
CPO thru 05/06/2020

Current Mods
437m 19x8.5 ET35 square
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 255/35R19
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 225/45R18
Black kidney grills
Carbon fiber mirror caps
Carbon fiber rear spoiler
Window tint
M Performance rocker panels
POR-15 painted calipers
3M CA-421 dashboard wrap
KW Street Comfort - Extreme Powerhouse - 12/1/19
Remus Sport Exhaust - Extreme Powerhouse - 12/1/19
VRSF 5" HD FMIC - ECS - 11/21/19
FTP CP + BP - ECS - 11/21/19

Planned Mods
CTS Turbo Intake - $280
BM3 Stage 1 - $595
M2C - 2022

2019 F87 M2C - DCT / 10mm spacers w 246/265 / RW lip / Suvneer skirts / PSM spoiler / BMW diffuser / 3M gloss black

Last edited by CPT Smuggs; 12-29-2019 at 12:07 PM.. Reason: Sold
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