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      08-07-2017, 05:55 PM   #23
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Very nice car, congratulations. M Sport counts for a lot, so few 3'ers on the road seem to have that.

Amazing job on the blue stitching. Wow.

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Thank you! I totally agree. I hardly see any M sport 3'ers around so there is some exclusivity there. EBII is an even smaller subset of that.
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      08-07-2017, 11:02 PM   #24
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Congrats, very nice ride!
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      08-07-2017, 11:17 PM   #25
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Congrats, very nice ride!
Thank you!

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      08-08-2017, 12:03 AM   #26
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Sweet car! Your story is similar to mine. Last year, I purchased my 2013 with 7k miles. It didn't have everything I wanted but I couldn't pass up the deal.

This is my 3rd time modding a BMW. After making a ton of mistakes from impulse decisions, I've decided to start easy with my F30. In my opinion, F30 M-Sports have such nice body lines that extensive mods can take away from its beauty.

As suggested by others, I went with the black grilles and painted reflectors. They are subtle enough to improve appearance without having a modded/custom look.

Being this is your first car (and obviously first time modding), I recommend driving the car for 6-12 months so you can enjoy it and learn its characteristics so you can make more educated decisions.

Congrats and welcome to this great community!
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      08-08-2017, 09:54 AM   #27
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Sweet car! Your story is similar to mine. Last year, I purchased my 2013 with 7k miles. It didn't have everything I wanted but I couldn't pass up the deal.

This is my 3rd time modding a BMW. After making a ton of mistakes from impulse decisions, I've decided to start easy with my F30. In my opinion, F30 M-Sports have such nice body lines that extensive mods can take away from its beauty.

As suggested by others, I went with the black grilles and painted reflectors. They are subtle enough to improve appearance without having a modded/custom look.

Being this is your first car (and obviously first time modding), I recommend driving the car for 6-12 months so you can enjoy it and learn its characteristics so you can make more educated decisions.

Congrats and welcome to this great community!
Thank you! A 2013 with just 7k miles is a great find. Yes, I plan to take it easy for the most part. If I had my own garage, I'm sure the mob bug would have taken over me by now haha
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      08-08-2017, 09:57 AM   #28
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How to get the headrest that low?
I picked up the car this weekend and driver side was that low but passenger side was at the last "click" with about 1-2cm of space between the seat and headrest.
I pressed the button and tried to push it down but it won't budge.
I then raised the driver side to the same first "click" and tried to push it back down pressing the button but it still won't go down
It isn't. It's exactly the way you have it. It's just the angle of the image that make it look like it's all the way down.

If I am not mistaken, the only way to lower it all the way is by removing some kind of clip which holds the rod under the seat. I'm pretty sure I read it here in one of the threads so just search and you should get your answer.
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      08-08-2017, 01:57 PM   #29
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Looking at this again...

I just can't believe that stitching work. Awesome! I would not have the patience to complete...
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      08-08-2017, 02:09 PM   #30
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You can find them at multiple online stores, and they come pre-painted. PM me for details on where i bought. About $80 for both. As the only orange thing on the car, they gotta go.

These are for Sport Line, you'll need the ones for M Sport...
To me, it's always an overlooked, simple mod that really cleans the front end up. Nice mineral grey btw.

Try JBSPEED as that's where I got mine from, but really, anyone off eBay does this.
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      08-08-2017, 08:53 PM   #31
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Looking at this again...

I just can't believe that stitching work. Awesome! I would not have the patience to complete...
Thanks again. If you have the right tool set, you can take the seats off and do it at home. That would be much faster IMO.
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      08-09-2017, 01:46 PM   #32
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Looks great!
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      08-09-2017, 04:27 PM   #33
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Looks great!
Thank you!
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      08-09-2017, 05:11 PM   #34
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How much to do the stitching on my F34?
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      08-09-2017, 05:46 PM   #35
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How much to do the stitching on my F34?
Haha I'm not sure if that was a sarcastic or genuine question (Hopefully sarcastic). I have just one client. Myself

But the materials you would need would cost around $15. Total man hours would be 30-40.
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