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      05-29-2019, 10:21 AM   #1
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Mineral grey F30 Sport to M sport OEM+

Hey guys, hello from Hong Kong. I've been browsing this forum for a long time even before I got my car,
got a lot of ideas just from browsing the threads.
Finally got my mineral grey F30 last year and I think it's time to share to progress of my 328i build.
The aim and direction of my mods are to keep the car as OEM as possible
because it's still my daily and I don't want to go too extreme.
Feel free to leave comments and tell me what you guys think!

Did the essentials in the first few months
Black grill
CF mirror caps
CF spoiler
335i OEM twin exhaust muffler
M sport body kit
441M style rims



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Started some performance mods afterwards
Ultra Racing front strut bar
Eisenmann sport exhaust with 90mm tips
Wagner catted downpipe



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Then I added some handling mods
19" Advan RSII
Bilstein B8 + H&R springs
OEM M3 LCA

Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

A few months later changed rims to OEM M4 437M wheels
However, I think it looks a bit too aggressive.


After quite a few exterior mods had been done, I started modding the interior.
OEM piano black trim (took off the original sport line red trim)
OEM all weather mats
OEM M sport door sills
OEM M Performance pedals
OEM M3 steering wheels
OEM NBT EVO ID6
Ambient lights (OEM ones are too dark, I do recommend aftermarket ones cause they are way brighter)


Just when I thought I should take a break from modding. I bought something more.
335i front brake kit + 340mm slotted and dotted rotors
19" HRE FF04
KW V3 coilovers
(Reason I upgraded from Bilstein B8 to KW V3 is that B8's ride is too harsh for Hong Kong roads.
Might be better if I chose B8 with Eibach springs.
On the other hand, KW V3 is just perfect, it has a great balance between driving feedback and comfort.
Most importantly, you could adjust the hardness and height too! Worth the upgrade)



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Here comes my latest mod:
OEM LCI rear light
There's really nothing to say about it. JUST BUY IT.


There are still a few items haven't ticked off from my mod list. Stay tuned.
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      05-29-2019, 12:51 PM   #2
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Damn, this is sick! This is exactly what I was gonna go for my F30.

OEM + is the way to go!
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      05-29-2019, 08:11 PM   #3
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Fantastic thread - and the car of course!
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      05-29-2019, 10:08 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jason.ip View Post
Hey guys, hello from Hong Kong. I've been browsing this forum for a long time even before I got my car,
got a lot of ideas just from browsing the threads.
Finally got my mineral grey F30 last year and I think it's time to share to progress of my 328i build.
The aim and direction of my mods are to keep the car as OEM as possible
because it's still my daily and I don't want to go too extreme.
Feel free to leave comments and tell me what you guys think!

Did the essentials in the first few months
Black grill
CF mirror caps
CF spoiler
335i OEM twin exhaust muffler
M sport body kit
441M style rims



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Started some performance mods afterwards
Ultra Racing front strut bar
Eisenmann sport exhaust with 90mm tips
Wagner catted downpipe



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Then I added some handling mods
19" Advan RSII
Bilstein B8 + H&R springs
OEM M3 LCA

Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

A few months later changed rims to OEM M4 437M wheels
However, I think it looks a bit too aggressive.


After quite a few exterior mods had been done, I started modding the interior.
OEM piano black trim (took off the original sport line red trim)
OEM all weather mats
OEM M sport door sills
OEM M Performance pedals
OEM M3 steering wheels
OEM NBT EVO ID6
Ambient lights (OEM ones are too dark, I do recommend aftermarket ones cause they are way brighter)


Just when I thought I should take a break from modding. I bought something more.
335i front brake kit + 340mm slotted and dotted rotors
19" HRE FF04
KW V3 coilovers
(Reason I upgraded from Bilstein B8 to KW V3 is that B8's ride is too harsh for Hong Kong roads.
Might be better if I chose B8 with Eibach springs.
On the other hand, KW V3 is just perfect, it has a great balance between driving feedback and comfort.
Most importantly, you could adjust the hardness and height too! Worth the upgrade)



Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1

Here comes my latest mod:
OEM LCI rear light
There's really nothing to say about it. JUST BUY IT.


There are still a few items haven't ticked off from my mod list. Stay tuned.
very nicey done
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      05-30-2019, 08:42 AM   #5
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What a transformation the car looks great.
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      06-07-2019, 08:38 AM   #6
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Got a better shot of the LCI rear light

Photo by: http://instagram.com/gkchan1
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      06-07-2019, 08:40 AM   #7
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UPDATE:
Completed the whole set of M3 LCA and tension strut, camber degree extended more to -1.6 degrees.
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      06-08-2019, 08:03 AM   #8
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Awesome car and mods

Tip to another mod: Slightly tint rear lights and black out the rear reflector:
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      06-15-2019, 07:45 AM   #9
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Damn, this is sick! This is exactly what I was gonna go for my F30.

OEM + is the way to go!
Thanks! I even removed the spoiler and CF mirror cap for a more sleeper look
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      06-15-2019, 07:46 AM   #10
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Fantastic thread - and the car of course!
Thank you for the kind words
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      06-15-2019, 07:47 AM   #11
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very nicey done
Thanks!
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      06-15-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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What a transformation the car looks great.
Thank you
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      06-15-2019, 07:51 AM   #13
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Awesome car and mods

Tip to another mod: Slightly tint rear lights and black out the rear reflector:
WOW! It does look better with a slight tint! Might consider doing it on my car too!
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      06-16-2019, 08:07 AM   #14
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Very nice!

Which ambient lights did you purchase and how was the install?
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      07-24-2019, 02:02 AM   #15
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Awesome build.

Want to know did you change the idrive system and screen. If you did was it just plug in and play. No coding required.

Cause i am thinking of upgrading to a bigger screen but wanted to know if coding was required.

Thanks
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      07-24-2019, 09:35 AM   #16
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Very nice work there sir! M Sport is definitely the best looking trim level. You've definitely spent a lot of coin with the upgrades/changes but it's a very clean and tastefully modded F30.
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      07-24-2019, 10:22 AM   #17
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Awesome car and mods

Tip to another mod: Slightly tint rear lights and black out the rear reflector:
What % tint is that? I've considered this also on my F10 but don't wanna have real dark ones haha.
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      07-24-2019, 02:07 PM   #18
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Awesome car and mods

Tip to another mod: Slightly tint rear lights and black out the rear reflector:
Love the look for the rear lights but what did you use to tint the reflector?
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      07-24-2019, 02:27 PM   #19
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What % tint is that? I've considered this also on my F10 but don't wanna have real dark ones haha.
I don't know the %, it's the one called "DYNOshade" from STEK Automotive: https://www.stekautomotive.com/lpf - It's pretty light.


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Love the look for the rear lights but what did you use to tint the reflector?
Thank you. The reflectors are painted black, ordered from IND: https://ind-distribution.com
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      07-24-2019, 09:56 PM   #20
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Nice ride, 328 from Hong Kong as well
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      08-18-2019, 01:37 AM   #21
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Very nice!

Which ambient lights did you purchase and how was the install?
I got it from a local dealer. You could get it on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Ambient...sAAOSwJppc~NPD
Installation process: Depends on your carís option, if your car already has ambient light (you could find it in your idrive setting: interior lighting)
If your car has it, then itís just a plug in mod. Remove the door cards then remove your current door trim. Plug in the aftermarket one. Test it. Then good to go.
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      08-18-2019, 01:44 AM   #22
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Awesome build.

Want to know did you change the idrive system and screen. If you did was it just plug in and play. No coding required.

Cause i am thinking of upgrading to a bigger screen but wanted to know if coding was required.

Thanks
Yep, I upgraded the whole idrive system from CIC to EVO ID6.
Coding is needed. Not a plug in mod.
Check this video from Kies Motorsport.
https://youtu.be/Xla9mtiA188
If you just wanna upgrade for a bigger screen. You could actually purchase only the monitor if your car already has NBT system.
Depends on your carís option / location. Might need some more components than just the screen and the idrive computer.
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