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      02-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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My e92

Hey guys!

Thought I'd post up a wee thread on my car, now that I've got a fair bit through my tinkering!

It started out as a regular pre-lci 335i SE, with 40k on the clock



I'd been accumulating parts for a while, both cosmetic and performance, the first stage of work was my m-sport interior.







And these made the everyday interaction with the so much better. Especially the steering wheel!

After this, I picked up a set of CSL alloys in e46 M3 fitment and decided that the satin window trim needed covering in gloss black, as it looked wrecked and more executive' than I was after.



Next up came a bit of an experiment to tidy up the battered aluminium panels, by wrapping them in 3M 1080 gloss black vinyl - a lot of trial and error on this one! Undecided on whether it's too plain or not.



While all this was going on I'd been buying up performance bits as they popped up - rhd modified CPE downpipes, BMS dci's, ETS fmic, and finally a Cobb accessport. Got the dci's in and installed the accessport, the downpipes and intercooler are for next week!



I'd also been picking up some more exterior pieces, and over the last 2 weeks I've been getting them sorted. An SE aero lip, gloss black performance grill, M3 style skirts and rear spoiler and m-sport rear bumper were bought and fitted. I decided to get the rear diffuser painted in gloss black to fit in with the front grills and window trims, not to mention the gloss black interior.

I had h&r sport springs, but sold them as the CSL alloys would have rubbed badly. With the rear tyre profile there wasn't much gap anyway, so just the front needed something. I got modified spring perches, they dropped the front by about 1cm, balancing the car up nicely! It was fortunate that my BMS 10mm spacers arrived then too, and with them in the front, balanced front and rear up nicely! .

Lovely BMS catch can arrived too, but will get that done when the car's in for the downpipes and fmic. Last exterior mod to be done after these pics is to fit my cyba tips, lovely 3.8" slash cut, double layer ones in chrome!!











Really enjoying this car at the minute - love the looks, the performance, the feel of driving it, the comfort and toys. Will be keeping this one a fair while I think!
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      02-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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I love those wheels. Did you have to do anything to make them fit?
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      02-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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looks good nice work
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      02-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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remove mudflaps and it will look much better
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      02-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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I love those wheels. Did you have to do anything to make them fit?
Hey, nope, straight on. No scrubbing at all, but I took a straight edge to the rim and lowering would have been a no-no. The rim sits about just 1-2mm inwards from the bodywork.

Yeah, mudflaps should be off soon - they don't fit the new skirts or bumper anyhows!
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      02-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Great work!

Aero lip looks awesome
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      02-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
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Tastefully done..nice!
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      02-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #8
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Great looking E92, But why didn't you just buy an M sport????

I think I might get
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      02-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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very nice!!!.....aero front lip way forward!!!....

are these real oem e46 csl wheels? i thought that the offset of these wheels did not match the e92?
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How much did the insurance company sting you?
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      02-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #11
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Congrats Nigelo, the car looks fantastic.
Can you give more details on the "modified spring perch" that you refer to?
I don't know what these items are, look like, or cost! How easy is the install? This drops the front a little, yes?

Also, the aero front lip; does it match the exisiting paint perfectly up close? I like the look, but I'm concerned that it would look different from the paint on the rest of the front - and hence too "obvious".

Anyway, good work!

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      02-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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Thanks guys!

Greenlight insurance who I'm with specialise in modified cars, cost another £160 for all mods declared. Very very reasonable I thought!

The spring perchy things.... Here's a link

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273331

Just sit the springs a big higher, gives around a 1cm drop!
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      02-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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Nigelo - Thats sick mate

Easily one of the best looking E92's this side of the pond. E46 M3 fitment is boss, thats how an E92 back end should look, 313's or other OEM's fall short there even with spacers. Pretty much flushness
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      02-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #14
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Looks great mate.
The spring perches,,did you buy them from supreme power in USA or source them in uk?
If you had them shipped from USA how much did they charge you? These are exactly what I'm after ,I'm in Miami at the moment so was thinking of bringing a set back, but how heavy are they?id need to put them in my suitcase
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      02-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Looks great mate.
The spring perches,,did you buy them from supreme power in USA or source them in uk?
If you had them shipped from USA how much did they charge you? These are exactly what I'm after ,I'm in Miami at the moment so was thinking of bringing a set back, but how heavy are they?id need to put them in my suitcase
I bought them off someone on here, from the UK so avoided all the importing - I don't think they have a stockist here. They're not massively heavy, but probably do weigh about 4-5kg.

To our other Mike, the other parts that got painted were done very well with regards to a colour match, but due to the angles present on the lip surfaces it reflects light at a different angle to the main bumper and so looks 'extra' - not much can be done about it unfortunately, it's just done to the shape of the aero piece. Same goes for the skirts, but to a much much lower extent.
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Great looking E92, But why didn't you just buy an M sport????

I think I might get
Because the m-sports were £2K dearer for the same age and general spec. I've spent just over a grand getting the interior and exterior bits and painting/fitting, and put the other £££ saved for the accessport, dp's, intercooler etc. M-sports look well, but I did want to do something a little bit different.
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Very very nice! Convinced that CSLs are by far the best looking rims!!
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Very very nice! Convinced that CSLs are by far the best looking rims!!
I have to agree
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Because the m-sports were £2K dearer for the same age and general spec. I've spent just over a grand getting the interior and exterior bits and painting/fitting, and put the other £££ saved for the accessport, dp's, intercooler etc. M-sports look well, but I did want to do something a little bit different.
Fair point, Once again you do have a great looking E92.
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      02-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #21
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Looks great Nigelo! I'm still not sure on what wheels should replace my OEM's, either these, 313s or LM's.

Also very interested in the spring perches, that's a perfect look on 19's and I imagine a damn amount cheaper than any decent upgraded shock/spring package?
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Thats a great looking car

Amazing how those skirts and the alloys make the rear look much better
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