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      05-21-2019, 05:09 PM   #45
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When you change the wheels how do you manage the tyre pressure monitoring system....any tips?
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      05-21-2019, 06:14 PM   #46
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some awesome photos in there
Thanks! I can't take credit for all of them, it was a mix of me and my friend shooting.

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Great thread! Enjoyed following every update. By the way, the car looks awesome.
I appreciate that! Thanks for your interest and compliment.
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      05-21-2019, 06:14 PM   #47
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When you change the wheels how do you manage the tyre pressure monitoring system....any tips?
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You swap over the tire pressure sensors.
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      05-21-2019, 06:19 PM   #48
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When you change the wheels how do you manage the tyre pressure monitoring system....any tips?
I bought another set of TPMS for these. Previously, I just ran without them, but figured I'd be more careful with this set of wheels.

They were $35 a piece on Tire Rack.

433MHZ TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR
Manufacturer Part #: 981110000115985

A lot of people say some need coded to the car, but these worked immediately upon installation. No coding required.
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      05-21-2019, 06:48 PM   #49
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First and easiest thing to do was update the idrive firmware.


Charge pipe, DP, and FMIC came in.


FMIC next to stock:


Everything installed great. VRSF DP and CP, G-Plus (Ebay) FMIC. Perfect fitment!

Followed the wrong youtube DIY and ended up having to cut the stock CP in half lol. I'd stay away from Kies Motorsports if you absolutely have no idea about the task you are performing.
Just a question about updating idrive firmware. Usually this is done at service intervals by BMW (I know you can manually update firmware yourself from the official link on bmw's website), as with my F36GC. Could you give a bit more detail about what exactly you was updating please? Was it just an update for the current idrive version or where you updating to a newer idrive? As far as I know you can't update the idrive version, but would like to know what your update was. Also do you know what the updates brought? Anything new/improved on? Thanks.
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      05-21-2019, 10:52 PM   #50
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Just a question about updating idrive firmware. Usually this is done at service intervals by BMW (I know you can manually update firmware yourself from the official link on bmw's website), as with my F36GC. Could you give a bit more detail about what exactly you was updating please? Was it just an update for the current idrive version or where you updating to a newer idrive? As far as I know you can't update the idrive version, but would like to know what your update was. Also do you know what the updates brought? Anything new/improved on? Thanks.
The description for the update was really vague. It said that it improved connected drive services.

I usually read reviews before updating any electronic gadget of mine, but there was not much info out there (go figure). So I just went with being safe and having the latest software. There were no noticeable differences that I could observe.
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      05-22-2019, 12:56 AM   #51
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Congrats, and great thread!
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      05-22-2019, 01:46 AM   #52
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Nice car! The color is really stunning.
Why did you chose exactly GC F36, not just F30?
And also I wanted to ask, is it possible to replace the rear lights to LCI (as for me, LCI ones are more interesting).

Thank you for so entertaining thread!
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      05-22-2019, 03:28 AM   #53
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I think I have your cars twin in a 2 door version lol. Looks great I really do love the glacier silver on the 4.
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      05-22-2019, 03:41 AM   #54
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Great write up! Love to see what you did to the car...
Enjoy in good Health!
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      05-22-2019, 05:18 AM   #55
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Congratulations! Excellent car. Enjoy in good health!

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Excellent story. Thanks for sharing.
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      05-22-2019, 08:37 AM   #57
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Enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing.

Good call on the wheels too

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      05-22-2019, 12:31 PM   #58
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Dare I say I have your F30 twin? Lol.

Your shots are great and the car looks amazing!
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Congrats, and great thread!
Thanks so much!

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Nice car! The color is really stunning.
Why did you chose exactly GC F36, not just F30?
And also I wanted to ask, is it possible to replace the rear lights to LCI (as for me, LCI ones are more interesting).

Thank you for so entertaining thread!
I chose the GC over the F30 because of the coupe styling. It just appeals more to me, and it's a bit more uncommon. I drove a 435d GC for a few weeks in Germany and fell in love. The hatch/trunk is also a major bonus for me.

I believe it is possible to update the tails. There may be a little bit of rewiring involved from what I've read. I would really like the GTS tail lights but they are a bit difficult to foid and extremely pricey.

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I think I have your cars twin in a 2 door version lol. Looks great I really do love the glacier silver on the 4.
Ha! It looks great! Good taste. I agree 100%

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Great write up! Love to see what you did to the car...
Enjoy in good Health!
Thank you kindly!

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Excellent story. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading!

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Enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing.

Good call on the wheels too

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Thanks Alan.
I wasn't sure they would flow well but boy was I wrong. I'm glad you agree!

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Dare I say I have your F30 twin? Lol.

Your shots are great and the car looks amazing!
Wow, we have similar editing style I see!
Nice shots! Car looks great!
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car looks great, but would have skipped the mods and bought an M3
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      05-22-2019, 09:02 PM   #61
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car looks great, but would have skipped the mods and bought an M3
As soon as there is an M4 Gran Coupe I will do just that. And still mod it.

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      05-23-2019, 02:22 AM   #63
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      05-23-2019, 06:45 AM   #64
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      05-23-2019, 07:54 AM   #65
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Dam... makes my journey to my 428i pretty sham... what was your tire setups?
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      05-23-2019, 03:06 PM   #66
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Great Build sir And quite the adventure.

I am also looking at purchasing a 2015 435i Gran Coupe and I have been using CarGurus for the last few months. Looking at a couple with high mileage cars to get it more in my price range. What would you tend to look for on the Gran Coupe as far as issues now that you have had your GC awhile?

The wife's daily driver is a 2014 428i Coupe and have had no issues with it at all. 44k miles so far. I do all my own maintenance and mods so not afraid to have to fix things.

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