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      01-15-2015, 10:13 AM   #67
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UPDATE: 15 Jan 2015 - 442M Wheels + Burger Motorsports 10f/12r spacers

Just a quick shot of my car on 442M wheels. Now that they are mounted I really really like them! I was originally thinking that I would keep these for a little bit until the tires wore out then get some aftermaket 19" or 20" wheels, from my fav wheel company BC Racing. But now that they are on I dont think I will be upgrading. I love the tinted grey color a lot. The Burger spacers are top notch too! Boy I need to drop it about an inch though! Looks like a 4x4!


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Looks great Tommy! Those wheels do compliment the car really well.
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      01-15-2015, 10:34 AM   #69
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^^ Thank you Martin! Its greatly appreciated. I never thought I would like OEM wheels so much.
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Looks awesome! Only OEM wheels that ate better IMO ate the 19" M4 wheels in black

You purchase these off someone?
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Looks awesome! Only OEM wheels that ate better IMO ate the 19" M4 wheels in black

You purchase these off someone?
Thank you! M4 wheels are nice! Wish they fit our cars better but that offset is so aggressive. I did purchase these off of someone who has a 435i coupe who ended up putting 20" Avante Garde wheels on them.
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worth every penny of it.
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      01-15-2015, 05:03 PM   #73
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You car will soon look even more like mine .... just with 2 more doors.

Debadge. Do it!!
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looks really good, nice progress. height doesn't look too bad, will need to see more pics. I'm starting my search for 20's.

Are you going to add painted front reflectors?
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      01-15-2015, 05:19 PM   #75
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Looks fantastic! I was thinking about those wheels as well except in Orbit Grey but will prob cost me a fortune.
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Forgot to mention great car!
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      01-15-2015, 07:50 PM   #78
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You car will soon look even more like mine .... just with 2 more doors.

Debadge. Do it!!
LOL! Thank you! I aspire to be just like you! And there is no way I will debadge. All the haters will say I am being a poseur!

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looks really good, nice progress. height doesn't look too bad, will need to see more pics. I'm starting my search for 20's.

Are you going to add painted front reflectors?
I agonized between 19" and 20". I still may go that route down the road but I was able to get these at a good price especially considering what I can sell my original set for so I couldnt pass it up. I am going to drop it on some coilovers first to see how the ride is then decide if I want to step to 20"s.

The height is very high for my tastes. I prefer the top of tire to be about 1/2" below the fender. Depending on the angle my car looks like a 4x4! Spacers helped but the profile of the Pirellis actually counteracts the impact of the spacers. Pirellis are narrow so it looks like the tires are stretched on the wheel since the sidewalls actually is not square but rather angles away from the wheel edge.

And yes I will add painted reflectors. Going to let the wallet cool down a bit and enjoy the car for a month or so then I will add the reflectors and LED turn signals.

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Looks fantastic! I was thinking about those wheels as well except in Orbit Grey but will prob cost me a fortune.
I was able to buy this set off another forum member complete with OEM tires and TPMS (thought the TPMS didnt work with my year car). I agree that if you just bought the wheels they are priced ridiculously high. I've seen them on ebay for something like $2500! For that price I would pay a bit more and get lightweight 2 piece forged wheels. Keep your eye out for used sets.

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Forgot to mention great car!
Thank you sir! I greatly appreciate it.
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More pics please! ;-)
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Drop and tints!
BMS Stage 1!
Exhaust!

The list never ends. You going down a slippery slope
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      01-15-2015, 08:45 PM   #82
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More pics please! ;-)
More pics for sure tomorrow.

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Drop and tints!
BMS Stage 1!
Exhaust!

The list never ends. You going down a slippery slope
I've been down this slope many times and I love every bit of it.

The drop is high on my list once Bilstein comes out with something for the F36. My car is already tinted. Exhaust in the works thanks to my newfound buddy F32 N55! Tune is always the last thing I do.
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      01-15-2015, 09:15 PM   #83
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OK I am really stoked! I just test fitted the M4 F82 side skirts and they fit perfectly on my GC!!! Now I just need to decide if I paint them gloss black of alpine white...suggestions???
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Lol "let the wallet cool down" I know that feeling!

Looking great Tommy!

I am 100% with you on the drop. 1 finger between fender and top of wheel

I'm currently putting a custom oil catch can together with OEM connectors and wide open flow capability, but great catching capacity.

Also waiting for Coilovers. Next purchase when the wallet cools off will be Dinan tune and and then MP Big Break Kit.

Also enjoying every minute and dollar spent.
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Lol "let the wallet cool down" I know that feeling!

Looking great Tommy!

I am 100% with you on the drop. 1 finger between fender and top of wheel

I'm currently putting a custom oil catch can together with OEM connectors and wide open flow capability, but great catching capacity.

Also waiting for Coilovers. Next purchase when the wallet cools off will be Dinan tune and and then MP Big Break Kit.

Also enjoying every minute and dollar spent.
Thanks man! When will the BC coils arrive? I've used KWs in the past on my Audi and the ride was awesome! However, KWs do tend to drop the car too low. Bilsteins have a Comfort series that drops the car 10-40mm which is perfect for me. BC Racing coils are nice because they come with camber plates and have some great features. However, the price seems too good to be true.

Tell me more about this oil catch-can. I have not read anything definitive about its benefit for our motors.

We are thinking the same thing...I am going for the Dinan tune once they get Calif smog approved for their N26 tune and the M Perf brake kit is a must! Cant decide between yellow or orange. What about you?

BTW, I used to live in Austin! Great place! Miss riding my motorcycle out to Marble Falls and eating at Pappa Deux! I lived in North Austin near the Dell facility.

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UPDATE: 03 Jan 2015 - M4 grilles

Today I installed my replica M4 grille from JB Speed. I removed the OEM grille without any tools other than my fingers. I went in through the front, between the grille slates. I would recommend releasing the side clips first then moving towards the lower ones, leaving the tops ones for last. The top ones were easy to release. The bottom ones much tougher because of the need to pull up on the tabs which is made more difficult when there is pressure on the tabs when you release the top ones and pull the grille out a bit.

The quality of the JB Speed grille fine for a molded piece of plastic. Its not as sturdy feeling as the OEM part but I dont think that will be an issue. Overall fit is also ok. The gap between the top of the grille and the body panel is larger than with the OEM piece but you only notice if you consciously look for it. No one else accept totally OCD people like me would notice.

Overall, I love the look of the double slat M4 grille. Very worth upgrade and at the 1/3 the price of the OEM its a no brainer for me.

Grille came very well packaged:





Removing the OEM grille:





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Another beautiful day in Socal!


LOOKS SOO GOOD!!
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I found this pic of a 428i GC in Japan lowered on Bilsteins. Unfortunately they have not released their coilovers for the F36 yet in the US! Wish they will hurry up.

Anyway, this is what I want my car to look like with a nice, conservative drop:

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Here are a few shots of my car with the new 442M wheels. It definitely needs to be lowered. The picture in the previous post is exactly what I wan to do with my car. I cant tell if those are 19 or 20" wheels though.



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