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      02-23-2018, 12:08 PM   #45
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Yes. I found some OEM's this morning for 575 and already found the replicas at 375. But i'm looking at the pictures and they look identical. Probably not in person tho.
I would prefer the stock one! Not a fan of the blacked one. I would go with a little tint on the stock LCI, In my opinion it would look much better! It's what I will do on mine!
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Yes. I found some OEM's this morning for 575 and already found the replicas at 375. But i'm looking at the pictures and they look identical. Probably not in person tho.
Yea, it'll definitely help you stand out from the other cars but I was never a big fan of the Euros myself. I'd be worried about non-OEM with their seals/shrouding.
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      02-23-2018, 12:36 PM   #47
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MPPSK tips with diffuser looks awesome. Need this on my car.
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I would prefer the stock one! Not a fan of the blacked one. I would go with a little tint on the stock LCI, In my opinion it would look much better! It's what I will do on mine!
Tint is a no go. Had a serious/friendly warning at some point (I had some on a previous ride). If the tint is reported in the incident report; insurance wont cover the damages; even if rear ended. It also can lead to hefty fines around here.
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MPPSK tips with diffuser looks awesome. Need this on my car.
Took another look at it. Damn it does look great!
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Same here! Just got myself a 340i 2018 with manuel transmission! i sold the Full bolt on 435i convertible to get this. I was going at bmw laval with my fully modded 435. They said it was fine but in case of problem, call them before coming to the dealer with all the parts. Advisor told me that she's going to tell me which parts to take off.

i'm from Candiac, south shore of Montreal! Shoot me a PM! We could meet sometime!

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Ma 340 est en production en ce moment! Devrais l'avoir fin avril début mai!
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Same here! Just got myself a 340i 2018 with manuel transmission! i sold the Full bolt on 435i convertible to get this. I was going at bmw laval with my fully modded 435. They said it was fine but in case of problem, call them before coming to the dealer with all the parts. Advisor told me that she's going to tell me which parts to take off.

i'm from Candiac, south shore of Montreal! Shoot me a PM! We could meet sometime!

Je parle aussi français! :P
Good moi aussi de la rive-sud, Mercier...

Ma 340 est en production en ce moment! Devrais l'avoir fin avril début mai!
Nice! Add moi sur Facebook : alexandre lafond-deschamps
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Same here! Just got myself a 340i 2018 with manuel transmission! i sold the Full bolt on 435i convertible to get this. I was going at bmw laval with my fully modded 435. They said it was fine but in case of problem, call them before coming to the dealer with all the parts. Advisor told me that she's going to tell me which parts to take off.

i'm from Candiac, south shore of Montreal! Shoot me a PM! We could meet sometime!

Je parle aussi français! :P
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Ma 340 est en production en ce moment! Devrais l'avoir fin avril début mai!
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Definitely in for a meet Start a topic in the regional subforum maybe?
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Can you please post some more pix of the quad setup
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Can you please post some more pix of the quad setup
Quad setup aborted. I dont even know what I was thinking.
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Can you please post some more pix of the quad setup
Quad setup aborted. I dont even know what I was thinking.
Did you install the JB4? I ordered mine yesterday from X-PH. Mike gave me a great service! Waiting for my AP intake and JB4! Also received my wheel!! Can't wait! Only waiting for the bilstein suspension to come in! And will get the CG catted downpipe!
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Got mine from N54tuning; Mike always been a great contributor here and I encourage/recommend him every chance I have. I guess its a Mike thing
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I dig you're build. It looks Fire

I have Mineral grey too and I want to hit it with some of that silverwax nano1, How's it holding up?
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      08-27-2018, 09:22 AM   #59
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Thanks! The nano coating is still going strong. They say it's lasting two years and I totally believe it will. Will recoat next year after a good polish.

It's a lot easier to keep clean for sure. It still shines after some rain; minus a couple spots here and there.

I'm doing my bi-annual deep clean in the next days so i'll be in a better position to report on the swirl marks; but from a distance I didnt see much. Forgot to tell the dealer not to wash my car last time; so i'm sure there will be a couple to buff out.

Can you source Silverwax's products down south?
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Hows the carbon fiber mirror caps from dsg tuning holding up? Thinking of getting a pair. Also interested in the CF front splitters, where did you purchase
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Nice car man!!
I'd say keep the stock rear lights, they make the rear pop out nicely.
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Hows the carbon fiber mirror caps from dsg tuning holding up? Thinking of getting a pair. Also interested in the CF front splitters, where did you purchase
Just answered your PM.
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September 9th 2019

I guess i'm due for a big update of this thread that i've neglected for a little while now. (Almost two years!!) So let's make a little bit of catch up.

Last time i've posted, I had received my carbon fiber tips that are now installed on the car for almost two years already. Here are some "after" pics.




Also, I was on the market for smoked deflectors to get rid of that orange deflector on the front bumper. Here's how it looks before and after! Sooo much better.




And last winter, a friend of mine was parting out his 340. I grabbed his H&R springs (not installed yet), Alcantara / Carbon Fiber trim as well as his rear bumper lips. They look good but I definitely need the sides and probably front ones as well now.






And here's the before and after pictures for the trim swap. This one does look veeery good.

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September 2018 , I also tried (and succeeded) into replicating the straight piping between the BMS intake and the turbo. I was kinda delighted by the turbo spooling sounds that could be obtained with intakes like the Agency Power intake; but all it got that the BMS didn't was that straight piping. So with some custom Spectre intake parts, I was able to get rid of that intake silencer that's filtering all these nice turbo sounds. What a great way to spend $100.

(Pictures to be added shortly)




And last but not the least, fast forward to last weekend (September 2019), I started to have a look on other tuning options for my car. Loved the power of the JB4, but the jerkiness and hesitations on the accelerations were kinda killing the fun. So I threw a post to test waters to try to eventually sell the JB4 to offset the cost of a real flash tune. Luckily enough, it sold in hours and at the same time, I saw a post about a used Bootmod3 license. I managed to swap without paying a cent. I already had a OBD to Enet cable hanging around, so the swap between JB4 and BM3 was kinda quick.




I am STOKED about this product right here. Complete DME unlock was done in about 5 minutes, initial flash took about 2, and I was ready to start the car. The power band is soooo smooth compared to the JB4. Spools a little bit less but the butter smooth feeling compensated the few ponies left on the table. I am literally in love while I was always a little unsatisfied with the JB4 experience. The burbles are a bit increased but I may settle them down a bit so they are more similar to OEM. Comfort feels like the old sports mode; while sports+ is in a completely different league; the kinda league that you can get into trouble if you can't control the urge. I used to always drive with DTC turned off; but with BM3, that would lead to huge tire wear since i'm frequently losing traction; which was near impossible with the JB4 because of the lag. I am currently waiting delivery on a Raspberry Pi and some accessories so I can build my own DIY BM3 wifi agent. This will be very useful.

As of today, I am midway through my warranty, and just can't wait to get a downpipe and get my H&R springs installed next year. After this is done, I will reflash to a stage 2 map and probably hop on the dyno. Future projects include a big turbo upgrade as well as a water meth injection kit. But even now, the car is lots of fun to drive.

I'll try to keep this journal up to date from now on. Thanks for following this.
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I <3 BM3. I went stage 1 about 4 months ago after I installed my M Performance LSD and I'm loving it. It really changed the car. I'm tempted to remove my 335i badge now seeing how clean yours looks.
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