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      11-03-2017, 06:24 PM   #23
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So after the M-performance parts, tires and oil change, I was finally able to open it up last night a little bit... wow... this car is awesome. (I knew it was awesome prior to doing the beak in service, but I had been limiting myself to 4,500RPM... )
Congrats, I love mine as well. I like the Alcantera mods and the Aluminum trim, nice choices!

If you go with the Dinan Stage 1 and FreeFlow exhaust you will love the car even more. The MPPSK is an alternative and I'm sure it's great too, I just have no personal experience with it.

Also, if you're interested in changing your badges and/or the appearance of your roundel, have a look at what I did. I feel it compliments the Mineral Grey well.
What did you do to black out the badge? Plasti-dip?
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Looks great!

Congrats.
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AWE midpipe and axleback exhaust installed today!!! So good all around... perfect tone, perfect volume, perfect fitment and top quality.

I would highly recommend considering AWE if you are looking for F30 exhaust.
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I decided to take last night and today and really clean the car... I usually do a wash/vacuum every week, but I had not waxed the car since taking delivery. (Since I did so at the Performance Center I was confident they prepped it well...)

I started last night... vacuumed the interior; cleaned all leather, plastic, and vinyl; cleaned and buffed the windows; and cleaned the engine bay. I used a variety of Chemical Guys products, which I have been really liking lately.

This morning I finished the rest... washed exterior and cleaned wheels/tires; clay kit on paint and windshield; second exterior wash; synthetic paste wax; Rain X; tire shine. I even took time to put some quick wax on all the painted door jambs. For the exterior I used a combination of Chemical Guys and Mothers products.

When it was all done I finally took a video to go with the new exhaust... Sport + mode... engine was warm...

https://youtu.be/QxN3XZEwrPs

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Great job, shiny car!
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Planning on a few more upgrades here...

M Performance LSD
DINAN springs and ride quality kit
BBS CI-R 19x8.5 & 19x9.5 wheels in black
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires
M Performance rear spoiler

Smiles per gallon on the rise
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      03-17-2018, 03:18 PM   #29
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M Performance LSD install scheduled for Thursday!!
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Good stuff!
Great choice on the manual gearbox, too.
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Good stuff!
Great choice on the manual gearbox, too.
Thanks... yeah it's gonna be a whole new car shortly
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      03-22-2018, 06:44 PM   #32
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M Performance LSD installed today.

I drove to a nearby parking lot and proceeded to break it in via some instructions I found on another thread - 20 full lock figure eights, 20 full lock left hand circles, 20 full lock right hand circles, all at idle speed.

I'm going to go easy for 500 miles (per BMW...) then I'll report back. In that timeframe I will have the DINAN springs & bumpstops, BBS CI-R wheels and Michelin PS4 tires installed so the car will be ready to rip by then.
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      03-22-2018, 07:47 PM   #33
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What did you do to black out the badge? Plasti-dip?
https://bimmian.com/Accessories-for-...ehicle-Emblem/

This is what I used on my 340. The same site also sells custom colored roundels.
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      03-27-2018, 06:11 PM   #34
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M Performance rear spoiler fitted yesterday. I opted for the BetaLink and took my time... turned out pretty well.
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Looks great. I have a similar build to yours with coral red interior. I just recently added the MPPSK to it. Iím going to need to get that spoiler, it looks great.

Hereís mine if youíre interested.
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Looks great. I have a similar build to yours with coral red interior. I just recently added the MPPSK to it. I’m going to need to get that spoiler, it looks great.

Here’s mine if you’re interested.
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That red looks great... I like the carbon mirror caps too, I have been debating those, maybe down the road.
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That red looks great... I like the carbon mirror caps too, I have been debating those, maybe down the road.
Thanks! I had the mirror caps from my F30 335i. I bought them before a lot of the copies came out on the market, so I paid like $600 something to a BMW dealer for them, and never could bring myself to sell them after the 335i was sold. At least now Iím getting my moneyís worth.
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Mineral Grey. Manual. 340i. Doesn't get much better than this.
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Looks great with the new BBS CI-R's!
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Now this is how this car should be!!

Full update: M Performance spoiler, M Performance LSD, DINAN springs and ride quality kit, BBS CI-R, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. (The Michelin PS4s were on back order... I am ok with that after driving these Cup 2s...)

The BBS CI-Rs are 19x8.5 et35 & 19x9.5 et40. They are wrapped in 235/40/19 & 265/35/19. IMO these wheels/tires are the perfect fit for this car, and of course the DINAN springs helped that.

I'm running 31.5 & 34.5 psi cold in the tires, which warm up to 34.5 & 37.5 hot... they grip so well with these pressures so I probably won't play with it much more. (These are the pressures that Michelin recommends for these tires.)

The combination of the LSD and these wider wheels and sticky tires has given this car so much more potential at the limit. It grips so hard and gets all the power down, it's truly amazing.

Enjoy some pictures for now... next up is an intake and tune, likely followed by two-piece rotors and upgraded pads.
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Your car is set up so nice man I love it! Tasteful mods and you used all the highest quality parts, not cheap. I’m sure it performs great now with the wheels, tires and suspension plus that diff! And it looks perfect the way it sits! Cheers
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Your car is set up so nice man I love it! Tasteful mods and you used all the highest quality parts, not cheap. I'm sure it performs great now with the wheels, tires and suspension plus that diff! And it looks perfect the way it sits! Cheers
Thanks man, I appreciate that. Yeah I'm really happy with how it turned out and it drives so well... the LSD really made a huge difference in getting all the power down on the RWD.
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