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      01-29-2019, 06:29 PM   #1
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CHANTARS BMW F30 330i

The time has come!

Finally pulled the trigger on a F30. Wasn't a 335i like I hoped of getting, but I settled for a newer 2017 BMW 330i in Mineral Grey with 13,000 miles.

Picture of my previous car (2013 MK6 GTI) that I traded in:





Pictures of the new daily, I'll snap some interior shots later on, but nothing crazy, sport seats and steering wheel. Need to change out the halogens out asap too haha.





I decided on the F30 330i over the 335i, due to my budget and as well as I wanted to have a car I didn't have the urge to modify, but let's see how long that lasts LOL.

Wanted to spend this year really focusing more time on my E30 325i.







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      01-29-2019, 11:52 PM   #2
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Congrats on the F30.

Very nice E30!
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      01-30-2019, 11:56 PM   #3
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Mineral Gray color looks simply great. Congratulations!
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Congratulations and love the classics in the driveway!
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      02-27-2019, 02:39 PM   #8
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Thanks guys for the warm welcome!

Got some new forged carbon fiber bits at work for the F30 today, perfect timing since we needed a F30 to test fit stuff on and I just got mine haha.

Hmm, not sure how I feel about the look since I'm stock but definitely something new and unique. I think it would be a cool look if your F30 was already modded out and had some other CF parts on it.

Thoughts?!





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lets line it up big boi
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      03-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #10
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lets line it up big boi
Ayee yo! Bring it big boi, meet me at the 60 FWY LOL.
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      07-19-2019, 01:35 PM   #11
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Update:

The car came with the poopy 6.5" screen which in my opinion, ruins the whole interior of the car.





Went ahead and got the 8.8" screen installed and coded, and wow it's like night and day. Totally transforms the interior of the car!





If you're in California in the LA/OC area, hit up carlezzy_coding on Instagram for all your BMW coding needs! Super nice and friendly guy.
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Completely out of curiosity, why'd you go with the older I drive software for the f30?
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      07-22-2019, 04:16 PM   #13
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Completely out of curiosity, why'd you go with the older I drive software for the f30?
The car actually came with iDrive 4 even though it was a 2017 model, not sure if it was because it was a early 2017 model. I know some people got iDrive 5 already for the 2017's and iDrive 6 on the 2018 models if I'm not mistaken.
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Completely out of curiosity, why'd you go with the older I drive software for the f30?
The car actually came with iDrive 4 even though it was a 2017 model, not sure if it was because it was a early 2017 model. I know some people got iDrive 5 already for the 2017's and iDrive 6 on the 2018 models if I'm not mistaken.
Ohh! That's very interesting, you live and learn lol
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shouldve got a 335i.
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shouldve got a 335i.
"I decided on the F30 330i over the 335i, due to my budget and as well as I wanted to have a car I didn't have the urge to modify"

"Wanted to spend this year really focusing more time on my E30 325i."
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M Sport Steering Wheel

Recently changed out the stock sport steering wheel, to the M-Sport steering wheel. Unfortunately the M-Sport steering wheel didn't come with paddles, and for some reason I thought the paddles on the sport steering wheel could transfer over but I was definitely wrong. For now I'm gonna run the steering wheel as is, and hopefully add some paddles later down the road. Using the lever for now isn't too bad.



The process was pretty easy, however popping the air bag off the base steering wheel was the "hardest part." You have to go through the two access holes on the steering wheel with a pick tool or flat head screw driver and to release the spring/tab, while pulling the airbag outwards.





Don't mind my feet lol.

Install Process in a nutshell:

Use 10mm to disconnect battery.
Use thing flat head or pick tool to release spring/tab from the two access holes on the steering wheel.
Use 16mm to break loose center bolt.
Disconnect plugs.
Put new wheel on!
Reverse everything.

Completing the steering wheel is pretty much the last bit for me in the interior side of things, for now. There's a few major bits here and there that I want to do but that'll come later on.



As a daily driver, the steering wheel has made a HUGE difference.
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"I decided on the F30 330i over the 335i, due to my budget and as well as I wanted to have a car I didn't have the urge to modify"

"Wanted to spend this year really focusing more time on my E30 325i."
You didn't want to modify it but you put a M-Sport steering wheel on it. The next thing is a M-Sport front bumper and pretty soon your car will look like a M3.
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You didn't want to modify it but you put a M-Sport steering wheel on it. The next thing is a M-Sport front bumper and pretty soon your car will look like a M3.
First M-Sport steering wheel, then M-Sport bumpers, then his car is going to look like an M3? Sounds a bit dramatic LOL
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