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      05-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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EB2@stage done

I think I am done with exterior mods. No front lips that will just get damaged, no wings, nope-think it's good. Only thing that is bothering me is I want clear front reflectors which no one seems to make yet.








This looks so much better, and no I do not want the painted ones as I find the seams/gap annoying.
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She's gorgeous!! Have you thought about body-colored reflectors? They would look nice on your already outstanding M-Sport!!
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She's gorgeous!! Have you thought about body-colored reflectors? They would look nice on your already outstanding M-Sport!!
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This looks so much better, and no I do not want the painted ones as I find the seams/gap annoying.
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Looks good brother. Well done on the mods. Stance is perfect. I agree with ya on the reflectors. I am going to go clear as well or maybe smoke since I have BSM, I think I can get away with smoke. Nice job. Congrats.
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Nicely done. What wheels are those? Could you please post the size/offsets.
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one beautiful car my friend. Love the rims
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I think you hit a sweet spot.
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leave the reflector... i dont like them painted.
nice wheels, any mods in the future?
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Ride is lookin' good! Conservative and cleanly executed.
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Nicely done. What wheels are those? Could you please post the size/offsets.
Forgestar F14 gunmetal 19x8.5f/19x10r, offsets are a unknown, ForgeStar just kind of does it's own thing when you tell them "aggressive, but flush with no rubbing".

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leave the reflector... i dont like them painted.
nice wheels, any mods in the future?
Exterior wise, nothing besides the reflectors and production exhaust(whenever the damn thing is done).

I have more interior mods planned, more handling mods and more power mods in mind.
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Great looking car...what is your current suspension setup?
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Great looking car...what is your current suspension setup?
Stock+ H&R Sports.
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Stock+ H&R Sports.
How's the ride? No rubbing I suppose?

P.S. You've done well. Very classy, not overdone, just right.
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looks good
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How's the ride? No rubbing I suppose?

P.S. You've done well. Very classy, not overdone, just right.
To quote from my review in the suspension thread-and yes, NO rubbing:



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The F30 has a way of being a bit of a let down out of the box in regards to steering(heft and feedback) and handling(body roll).

Here, we have a great stiff unibody @ 30% more rigidity over it's predecessor but it seems as if controls and feedback have a layer of cream making it hard to feel the benefit.

It started proper sticky non RFT Michelin PSS' mounted on 20% lighter wheels. Combined with the H&R springs, this should almost be a trifecta or complete option package.

To be honest, I did this mainly as an aesthetic mod, but I would say it's 70/30 as the 30 is actual performance benefit.

Steering:
Heft has definitely increased. I have not driven an E90 in a couple of months, but I feel like it's closer without it being annoyingly heavy.

Feedback is a notch better as well. It is not the return of hydraulic feedback, I feel that is impossible. But I feel an peelback in layers now, I get a bit more communication as to the road surface, more of what I love about the helm of my E36.

Handling:
More information is being transmitted and with a feel of less weight shift/weight transfer. This is felt in braking and even lower speed corners. There is definitely less body roll, certainly not an elimination, but I do not expect that in a 3 series.



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I feel like this is how the car would have felt if it was an E90+F30 offspring. We get the increased F30 dimensions and stiffness and only a smidge of softening. This can be taken further with a rear swaybar to truly tackle the body roll and struts/shocks to shift it even more from a sedan and more towards SPORTS sedan. I will wait for a rear bar and see if it is worth stopping there.


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      05-31-2013, 10:31 PM   #16
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Very, very nice my friend. Gorgeous.
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