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      08-23-2018, 04:01 AM   #1
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gpxluke build thread with a lot of JDM goodies

Hi guys, I know I have been lurking on the forum for almost 10 years, but I have never owned a bimmer LOL. The reason that I joined this forum was to sell a set of bimmer wheels couple years ago. I have owned an Audi A4, A5, Lexus IS350 and now finally I have got myself a F30 330i. I have been addicted to owning JDM parts so I sourced most of my parts from Japan. Surprisingly, there is actually quite a few companies that make parts for the F30.

Anyways, let me share my mod list with you guys.

Performance
K&N drop in filer (soon to be replaced by AFE/BMC)
FTP charge pipe + intake inlet pipe
JB4 tune
Arqray exhaust (compatible with OEM valve control)
VHP 200 cell down pipe

Handling
RSR Sports i coilover with custom made camber plate Front springs:8K Rear springs:12k
Spoon rigid collar front + back
Hotchkis Front+Rear Sway Bar
F80 front LCA
SuperPro front control arm bushing - caster adjustable
Hardrace rear control arm kit - camber and caster adjustable
Hardrace front + rear sway bar end links

Tires + Wheels + Brakes
TE37 SAGA 18x9 ET23 front + rear
Yokohama AD08R 255/40/18 front + rear
AP 9660 front caliper
355mm AP front rotors
Dixel M series front and rear brake pads

Exterior
M performance front lip
M performance side blade
M performance rear diffuser
M performance carbon fiber mirror cover
AC style roof spoiler
M3 style glossy black front grille
M performance style carbon fiber trunk spoiler

Interior
Podi gauge pod with VEI boost gauge
Blackvue 650s dash cam

Unfortunately, my old phone was dead so I lost a lot of pictures for most of my parts but I do have the final result of the car, so here it is.






















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      08-23-2018, 09:52 AM   #2
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Fantastic. Looks great!
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Aggressive setup, looking good!
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Nice car. From Guangdong?
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      08-23-2018, 01:29 PM   #5
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Nice car. From Guangdong?
yeah lol...lived in Vancouver for 20 yrs and back to China for good
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      08-23-2018, 01:30 PM   #6
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Aggressive setup, looking good!
I ordered another 2 18x10 et34 for the back to get a more aggressive look
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      08-23-2018, 03:15 PM   #7
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Congrats! The car looks amazing.
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yeah lol...lived in Vancouver for 20 yrs and back to China for good
Nice man. Planning to move there to in a couple of years. Miss the food there .
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Looks great!

Congrats.
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      08-25-2018, 07:12 AM   #10
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Just what i needed! Looks amazing, lately Ive been on the fence if i should change my tire setup to 255/40 from a 255 35
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Nice fitment, always love the TE37, may I know how much camber you running in order to fit the wheels?
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Nice fitment, always love the TE37, may I know how much camber you running in order to fit the wheels?
2.8 front and rear
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Just what i needed! Looks amazing, lately Ive been on the fence if i should change my tire setup to 255/40 from a 255 35
i would run 255/35/19 on 19s but not 18s
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Trying some new BBK. Replaces the AP 9660 with ARMA full kit.









The build quality is top notch with a reasonable pricing. The caliper is one piece forged, competition version, weight similar to the AP 9660 with bigger pistons. Braking power is firm and linear, I really like how it turns out.
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Looks amazing!
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Wow this car looks great. You've really transformed it. I like the wheels and those huge new Arma brakes behind them.
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Wheels def make it look JDM lol..

Clean car..!
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That is some proper fitment and meat right there! Love the TEs. I really need to get camber plates for my KWs.
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New 10j wheels for the rear just arrived...lets have more concavity on the back





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well thats a perfect fitment. well done. Love the meat.
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well thats a perfect fitment. well done. Love the meat.
fitment is good but trying to figure out tire setup as i want to run staggered tires but not sure what size to run for the fronts
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