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      06-04-2019, 04:24 PM   #23
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Using Sig to add things up... I refuse to calculate the rest and won't count any labor costs or used maintanence items to preserve my mental health.

Bootmod3 - $595
MPE - $375
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KW V2 - $1850
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Total - $6190

There are definitely some odds and ends I'm forgetting... best left forgotten.
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I previously posted my expense spreadsheet as of 2.5 years of ownership back in July of last year. It's been almost a year since then and I do continue to update my spreadsheet....I'll probably update the post with the new one once I hit 07-25-2019. - https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1519033

My "mods" section shows a total of $8,508.96 currently:

Modification Date Modification Amount Paid
4/1/2016 License plate 50
8/7/2016 Gloss black grilles 59
8/10/2016 Carbon eyelids 37.98
9/18/2016 Plastidip wheels 45
9/22/2016 M3 style bumper 328
9/25/2016 Re-dip 1 wheel (Tire patch) 8
11/1/2016 Black emblems 15
11/10/2016 Bumper paint 350
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k Low beam bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k High Beam bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k Fog light bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 Philips Chrome Amber turn signal bulbs 28.95
12/13/2016 DEPO headlights 561.43
1/19/2017 correct sized black emblems 50
1/21/2017 BMS JB4 $280
1/23/2017 BMS JB4 OBDII cable 45.05
1/29/2017 BMS JB4 Data Cable + Extension 50.41
1/29/2017 Black Spray for reflectors 5.83
4/8/2017 Injen cold air intake 180
4/14/2017 20% tint - 5 windows 125
5/12/2017 BMW Natural Air kit 23
5/16/2017 437m.rw wheels (2)19x8.5 ET35 (2)19x95 ET40 950
5/28/2017 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires (2) 245/40/19 (2) 265/35/19 750
6/12/2017 H&R Sport Springs 252
6/12/2017 H&R Sport Springs Install 195
6/12/2017 Mount & Balance tires 150
6/12/2017 Alignment 125
6/22/2017 Evolution Racing Catless Downpipe 350
7/1/2017 Catless downpipe install 150
9/22/2017 Carbon fiber interior trim 250
10/16/2017 GPThunder 8500k Fog light bulbs (highway damage to one) 18.99
1/4/2018 iCar vgate2 22
1/5/2018 BMW Natural Air kit 23
1/10/2018 Bimmercode 27
1/25/2018 Carbon Fiber Spoiler 140
3/9/2018 M Sport Rear Bumper and Sideskirts 444.96
3/20/2018 Carbon Fiber Diffuser 331.28
4/7/2018 Paint for bumper and sideskirts 610
4/8/2018 BMS slip on burnt titanium exhaust tips 116
4/21/2018 Muffler delete 180
4/28/2018 M Sport Pedals 38
7/11/2018 Vgate iCar Pro Bluetooth 26.68
12/19/2018 Philips Chrome Amber turn signal bulbs 21.43
1/7/2019 Replacement DEPO Passenger Headlight 220
3/23/2019 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires (2) 245/40/19 (2) 265/35/19 818
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      06-04-2019, 05:49 PM   #25
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Let's just put it this way.... I could have purchased a stock M3.
Lmao that's what I was thinking myself after doing the math on how much I spent.
I'm assuming you're including the cost of the car as a "mod" right? The F series doesn't really have THAT much you can do to the car
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I'm assuming you're including the cost of the car as a "mod" right? The F series doesn't really have THAT much you can do to the car
Lol... has to be. Fully loaded new 335i is close to 60k ...add 20k worth of mod... that's 80k fkn dollars.... owning a almost an M3.... priceless
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I previously posted my expense spreadsheet as of 2.5 years of ownership back in July of last year. It's been almost a year since then and I do continue to update my spreadsheet....I'll probably update the post with the new one once I hit 07-25-2019. - https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1519033

My "mods" section shows a total of $8,508.96 currently:

Modification Date Modification Amount Paid
4/1/2016 License plate 50
8/7/2016 Gloss black grilles 59
8/10/2016 Carbon eyelids 37.98
9/18/2016 Plastidip wheels 45
9/22/2016 M3 style bumper 328
9/25/2016 Re-dip 1 wheel (Tire patch) 8
11/1/2016 Black emblems 15
11/10/2016 Bumper paint 350
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k Low beam bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k High Beam bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 GPThunder 8500k Fog light bulbs 18.99
11/28/2016 Philips Chrome Amber turn signal bulbs 28.95
12/13/2016 DEPO headlights 561.43
1/19/2017 correct sized black emblems 50
1/21/2017 BMS JB4 $280
1/23/2017 BMS JB4 OBDII cable 45.05
1/29/2017 BMS JB4 Data Cable + Extension 50.41
1/29/2017 Black Spray for reflectors 5.83
4/8/2017 Injen cold air intake 180
4/14/2017 20% tint - 5 windows 125
5/12/2017 BMW Natural Air kit 23
5/16/2017 437m.rw wheels (2)19x8.5 ET35 (2)19x95 ET40 950
5/28/2017 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires (2) 245/40/19 (2) 265/35/19 750
6/12/2017 H&R Sport Springs 252
6/12/2017 H&R Sport Springs Install 195
6/12/2017 Mount & Balance tires 150
6/12/2017 Alignment 125
6/22/2017 Evolution Racing Catless Downpipe 350
7/1/2017 Catless downpipe install 150
9/22/2017 Carbon fiber interior trim 250
10/16/2017 GPThunder 8500k Fog light bulbs (highway damage to one) 18.99
1/4/2018 iCar vgate2 22
1/5/2018 BMW Natural Air kit 23
1/10/2018 Bimmercode 27
1/25/2018 Carbon Fiber Spoiler 140
3/9/2018 M Sport Rear Bumper and Sideskirts 444.96
3/20/2018 Carbon Fiber Diffuser 331.28
4/7/2018 Paint for bumper and sideskirts 610
4/8/2018 BMS slip on burnt titanium exhaust tips 116
4/21/2018 Muffler delete 180
4/28/2018 M Sport Pedals 38
7/11/2018 Vgate iCar Pro Bluetooth 26.68
12/19/2018 Philips Chrome Amber turn signal bulbs 21.43
1/7/2019 Replacement DEPO Passenger Headlight 220
3/23/2019 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires (2) 245/40/19 (2) 265/35/19 818
Not sure replacing tires that you wore out with same size tires and headlights is considered a mod.
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Man this is great. It's like therapy. You guys are my support group.

One of the reasons I posted this is because my wife thinks I am insane to spend money on a perfectly fine car. She just doesn't get it.

I plan on keeping this car for 5 years so I know I will keep modding little by little.
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I'm not sure I'd run M-Sport valve caps without the kidney grill three bar color tape.
Maybe I missed it on my list but I got dual slat grills with tri stripe too.
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This could happened..

I'm not gonna list mine ... let just say about $2100 I spent. Soon going to add wheels maybe $1200 set.
Not sure that could really happen in the US. I've bought and financed a bunch of cars. Even though I might not have had the title they were mine and I did what I wanted with them. Never had an issue. This is very strange.
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This is why I am conscious on how much I spent... I bought my 428i GC for a reason.... 5k is my limit in mods but then again I already drove on stock for 2.5 years and it's time to refresh the look of the car... I'm buying wheels. After that my total so far is 3.2k still under my 5k budget.

Btw, tires not a mod unless you bought a tire when your old tire is still new. Mine is almost time to replace tires.... drove for 28k miles on them SSR RFT
Completely agree. Modding keeps the car interesting and entertaining longer. I want to say I also have a budget but sometimes I've gone over. This car doesn't need much so it should be under 5k for me.
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Not sure replacing tires that you wore out with same size tires and headlights is considered a mod.
Yeah, I flip-flop in my mind whether to put the tires into my maintenance column or not. They're a lot beefier than whatever stock run flats came on the car when I bought it, so I considered the first set a modification.

The DEPO headlights are a cosmetic modification over the stock halogens that it had (I detailed in my ownership thread that this car was a complete stripper model with basically no options). The replacement headlight was due to a wiring issue that actually wasn't solved by replacing the headlight at all either so it was a pointless purchase.
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Completely agree. Modding keeps the car interesting and entertaining longer. I want to say I also have a budget but sometimes I've gone over. This car doesn't need much so it should be under 5k for me.
For sure man... I do one mod every year....first year mod was my most expensive mod $1700 for awe quad exhaust with midpipe. 2nd year, dinan sport tuner (used at 150 then sold it after 4 month) now Bm3 $500(xph December sale). Wheels suppose to be a 3rd year upgrade but my tires are going out and pushing me to buy it sooner at 2.75 yrs...lol.
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In this thread, if you're winning, you're actually really losing LOL.

I definitely don't feel bad since I didn't spend 80k (including mods) on an F series, but most of the M3 guys spent stock Porsche GT3 prices, so it's all relative..
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Let's just put it this way.... I could have purchased a stock M3.
Honestly that's one of the reasons I sold my 340i.
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now this...

Mine is completely stock as it came from the factory. Won't it be worth more as a collector this way?

I wish.......

Oh, I did change the tires to go flats, but that can be easily reversed.
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Maybe I missed it on my list but I got dual slat grills with tri stripe too.
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In this thread, if you're winning, you're actually really losing LOL.

I definitely don't feel bad since I didn't spend 80k (including mods) on an F series, but most of the M3 guys spent stock Porsche GT3 prices, so it's all relative..
This is very true. Unless you really make a shit ton of money you really need a budget with cars. I have learned to study up on finance and invest quite a bit. Most finance "gurus" recommend not buying a car on credit. If you can buy cash or a small loan you can't afford it. I live in the real world and work hard for my money. I splurge a little on cars but still keep it under control sort of. I bought my car for 33k so almost half price off of new sticker that came with car.
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In this thread, if you're winning, you're actually really losing LOL.

I definitely don't feel bad since I didn't spend 80k (including mods) on an F series, but most of the M3 guys spent stock Porsche GT3 prices, so it's all relative..
This is very true. Unless you really make a shit ton of money you really need a budget with cars. I have learned to study up on finance and invest quite a bit. Most finance "gurus" recommend not buying a car on credit. If you can buy cash or a small loan you can't afford it. I live in the real world and work hard for my money. I splurge a little on cars but still keep it under control sort of. I bought my car for 33k so almost half price off of new sticker that came with car.
The reality is if we were really smart with our money, none of us would own a BMW or European luxury car.

With that said, fortunately I've spent even less than 33k, including all my mods. I was just lucky the seller had no idea what he had and sold the car to me for the same price a dealer offered him, which is always super low. Still had factory warranty on it too!
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Between my 3 cars. About 25-30k in mods.
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I am already around $6,750.

Rims
Exhaust
Intake
Downpipe
BM3 Tune
XHP Trans Tune
Spoiler
Rear Diffuser
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Still want to do...
BMW Performance Brakes
Coilovers
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Front Lip
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So another good $5K... for a total of $12K.
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