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      10-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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It has been almost 4 years since I bought my E90 335i. As most of you already know, this car went through few different stages. Thanks to LTMW (former LTBMW).
It has been a blast modding this car and I couldn't be happier with how the car looks today.
So I would like to share all the previous stages that my car went through and where it sits today. Ya'll be the judge and let me know which stage looked the best

WARNING: This is going to be a long thread with tons of photos.
WARNING: I am not the best writer or at making thread so please be nice


Chapter: Alpine White

2009 12.12. I bought the car new almost fully loaded. Coming from heavy SUV, this car was just unreal. Handling, torque, smoothness, pure sickness.


Got my interior trim wrapped in CF vinyl by none other than Long Tran.


H&R Sport springs added along with VMR V710 (still one of my fav to date) wrapped in Toyo proxes.
Black kidney grill done, and also got some MTEC hid fogs & RD angel eyes. Car looked awesome and handled great.
I love the black & white theme that was slowly building up. For the price, those VMR V710 wins big in my book.



Another visit to Long, got authentic Eisenmann race and also Koni yellow to pair with my H&R springs.
Huge improvement over stock shock/spring combo.



Also added Forge DV to the list…whoosh!! It was highly recommend by forum members and tuners so ye...


It didn't took me long to curb my wheels for the first time. That's when I first met this wheel repair legend. Son Tran.
I couldn't believe what I was looking at…he turned my curbed wheel into Time Attack V710!!



I came home that night to install M3 spoiler I ordered from…….damn can't remember where I order it from. Took some pics next day. I liked it !!!


Hit something on the freeway…I think it was a squirrel…messed up my intercooler


But LOOK! It is GIANT INTERCOOLER!!! yes Long ordered me Active Autowerkes Intercooler, which I still have it on my car after 4 years



First Bimmerfest I attended after acquiring my E90


After that…things started to happen quick! Performance Front bumper, I believe I was the first in US to have it back then….or at least that is what Long told me


Karbonwerke Trunk..kicks up HIGH!!!! also sick sick sick BMW Performance Diffuser with Vanguard. It is still very popular combo.
Got rid of Eisenmann due to insane drone. Bastuck Quads baby!





Thanks to FrankiE90…Volk CE28 Time Attack…19x10.5 et25 rear




Coilover? Yessir. Bilstein PSS 10


First LTBMW meet. Remember this? 3 years later, this meet got 10 times bigger.


By this time, I have added new BBK, FBO, LTBMW splitter.


Thanks FrankiE90


BBS LM DBK, New BBK color, painted roof, mirrors….I believe I had Black BBS lug nuts as well…
oh and performance steering wheel, shift knob, and e-brake.


things just got serious…holy chit…I let LTBMW chop up my car!!


And the result? Phat ass. OEM M3 quarter panel implant done. Reverse faced LMs….sick.






First magazine appearance….it was just a beginning.


And I met this guy…John Zizzle…sizzle…Zhang. 1013MM. Dynamic Duo Photoshoot with McMuffins sick ass E92 wide body.



Adding some more performance mods to this bish AWD upgraded turbos, ar oil cooler and iCarbon catless downpipes to replace ar dps…I went back to ar later on.




now….what the hell is going on??

?????

ohhh,,,,,



Matte Black Performance E90 LCI….and some dyno



And that was the last time I saw my car in Alpine white or matte black. Full transformation has begun….but first thing first someone get Ivan some TORTA!!!!!



Tear down has begun…I still remember these days…just checking on forums everyday for an update





And….drum roll please….few days later.

Porsche GT3 RS Black/Grey on BMW 335i ??? can't go wrong right??
Filled OEM M3 front fenders…brilliant!

I like what I see…..love that color!!



Long saying…."man let's paint the car back to white." syke!!!!


Best interior mod ever. BMW Performance Seats.


Color change done. M3 exterior conversion done. @ LTBMW meet


P.S. If I wanted an M3 front, this is how I wanted it in the beginning with LCI headlights...
so if someone out there is willing to try this..please do it!! I want to see it
but nonetheless I couldn't be any happier with my full M3 makeover

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      10-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Chapter: Grey/Black

Soooo now I have fully converted my car with M3 body parts…what do I need? of course the front lip! and M3 mirrors to ditch those dumbo ears! mind as well, CF covers to go with it



Gotta love dealing with LTMW. Sponsorship poplin' left & right! KW Clubsport! HRE C93!



Oh my my…19x9.5 / 19x11.5….sick!!!



Oh boy…what do we got…E90…convertible…say WHAT!??



That's right. LTMW FTW. Carbon Fiber roof…not an easy thing to install!!




And my E90 made onto Eurotuner magazine!! COVER!!!




Back @ Bimmerfest with LTMW Fam Bam!!




Baddest automotive Photographer. 1013MM aka John Zhang


I told you I went back to ar downpipes but once I again I loose them later on


This is something I look at every time I drive the car. worth every penny. OEM M3 cluster, coded to 335i spec.


Steve Thomas meet with Mod-father



I wanted new shoes…but something thick, fat, and wide!! Advan TC III….315 rear




Just me being me, trying something different than what I have. Swift spring conversion


Rear subframe dropped…finishing up M3 suspension bits


while we are at it, let's add some COOL to this car ER Dual oil cooler



bye bye little one


All I want for Christmas is you…..NOT!! Performance Steering Ver.II badass



Crazy. GT4 CF lip


Volk TE37SL 18x10.5 Square setup and showing off the GT4 lip



Doing the valve cover gasket the FOB way lol instant cup noodle, kimchi hahaha




And the result?? LMAO AAA to LTMW!!!! but hey I did everything right except…
just forgot to plug in the crank shaft sensor which caused car to drunk idle DOH!!


And at one point I had this M3 GTS wing/lip combo Honestly this wing looks x10 better on 1M

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      10-16-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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LTMW hooked me up with set of OSS headlights


Ditched GTS wing for Voltex wing


I bet no one else has this setup for their E90. Performance BMW look rear seats w/autopower rollbar



Streets of Willow



Featured in Performance BMW greatest feeling as a car enthusiaste.




Had a vision…hit up LTMW and they agree to help me with this crazy idea…
Photoshop'd it first…



Now popular but World's First 1M Front on my E90 by LTMW


Added some Slek Lip


Volk TE37SL RED


So…crazy diffusor, 1M front/lip, Red Volk TE37SL, wing….result? Because Racecar




Goodbye ar dos…I'm going downpipeless…say what!? J/K…i want more speed.


Vishnu/FFTEC Single Turbo installation by LTMW







On my way to San Francisco…home of Single Turbo N54 for some tuning!



Fully tuned Single turbo N54


Break Time!!! Picked up 1988 E30 M3





Picked up steering wheel for E30 M3. Also CF door panels, EURO tails, mono wiper & BBS RS from modfather


Ok. Back to E90 dream wheel setup. BBS E88.



while the BBS E88 is getting some special treatment from LTMW, I picked up a set of HRE 540




Back to Vanguard dual with Performance diffusor



Picked up another set of BMW Performance Seats…..for my E30 M3. But I sold them to M3 driver.



BBS E88 is ready!! WOOT!!!! 18x10 ! 18x12 ! DAMN!


FrankiE90 checking the fitment, he has high standard in wheel fitment…I better pass is visual check!



One of my E88 was leaking air so time for re-seal, I should have asked LTMW to do it in the beginning yes I seal them myself FAIL! lol
meanwhile….picked up another set of wheels. HRE R40.



Visited EAS - European Auto Source for some dyne action. Car put down impressive 560rwhp/500tq.




while I was busy taking care of my wife, boys @ LTMW took my car out to Buttonwillow
If you haven't heard about it, track events are hosted by Speed District (tightie on M3post)
I personally never attended one but heard very well organized track event so check them out.



And the latest news on this car? My E90 will be featured in European Car Magazine in Feb.2013 issue.
Just attended their GP challenge, had a blast. I am not allowed to post any results so make sure to pick up a copy of European Car magazine.
Magazine companies needs our support, I would love to have magazine company like the European Car stays with us forever.
so please if you can subscribe or pick up a copy @ local book store that would be much appreciated.










I am sure I have forgot to document some of stuffs I have done to the car but this thread will give you an idea of what this car went through...
damn...come to think about it, forgot to add Quaife LSD somewhere

Anyways, I would like to thank few people before I finish off this thread....

One and Only LT MW Long, Ivan, Rene, Sung, Phil, X, Melisa, Cat, Sal.
John Zhang @ 1013MM. I am still amazed where you guys are at right now. Hard work definitely pays off.
I am just very happy to see both LTMW & 1013MM succeed in what they do.
Helped me out so much that I couldn't have car like this without their ultimate support. Thanks

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I can not thank you guys enough for all the nice comments about my car, ideas and just being cool about it.
Thank you all very much. Hopefully I can come up with different projects that will get your attention near future E90POST FTW!

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Chapter: Wheel setups / BBK colors

VMR V710
19x8.5 et 25
19x9.5 et 22

toyo t1r
235 35 19 / 265 30 19





Volk CE28 Time Attack
19x8.5 et 35
19x10.5 et 25

toyo t1r
235 35 19 / 265 30 19




BBS LM DBK
19x8.5 et 22
19x10 et 25

toyo t1r
235 35 19 / 265 30 19





HRE C93
19x9.5
19x11.5

hankook v12
265 35 19 / 285 30 19





Advan TC III

18x9.5
18x10.5

falken rt615k
275 35 18 / 315 30 18





Volk TE37SL Graphite

18x10.5
18x10.5

nitto nt05 / hankook rs3

275 35 18 / 275 35 18






Volk TE37SL Red

18x9.5
18x10.5

hankook rs3

265 35 18 / 285 35 18





HRE 540

19x8.5
19x10

continental extreme

245 35 19 / 285 30 19






BBS E88

18x10
18x12

hankook rs3

265 35 18 / 285 30 18






HRE R43

18x10
18x10.5

continental

275 35 18 / 285 30 18





Brembo GT

6pot 380mm
4pot 345mm

Red/White


White/Black


Fiji Green/Black


Red/Black


Orange/Black



Black/Red


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List of Mods

Exterior
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Porsche GT3 RS Grey Paint
OEM M3 Front Bumper w/Deleted Side Markers
OEM M3 Headlights OSS
OEM M3 Side Mirrors
OEM M3 Front Side Panels w/Deleted M3 vent
OEM M3 Side skirts
OEM M3 Rear Quarter Panels
OEM M3 Performance Spoiler
OEM M3 Hood
OEM CF Mirror Covers
M-World GT4 Dry CF Lip
IND CF Roof
Voltex 1S
Custom Rear Bumper/Diffusor
Matte Black Kidney Grill
Huper Optik 40% All Around
CF Hood/Trunk Emblem
Turner Tow Strap

Interior / Lightning
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OEM Performance Electric Steering Wheel Ver. 2
OEM Performance MT Shift Knob w/Alcantara Boot
OEM Performance e-Brake Handle w/Alcantara Boot
OEM Performance Seats
OEM M3 Gauge/Cluster
OEM M3 Headliner
Custom Performance BMW rear seat
AutoPower Rollbar Painted White
Schroth Harness
Carbon Fiber Interior Wrap
ER CF Engine Cover painted Black
LED Interior Light Kit
Valentine 1 Hardwired
Alekshop Rear View Camera
P3Car Rixter Vent Boost Gauge
Phllips 5000K HID
Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Emblem

Suspension / Brake / Wheel
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KW Clubsport Coilover
SWIFT Sping 400/800
OEM M3 Front Strut Brace
OEM M3 Front Sway Bar
OEM M3 Rear Sway Bar
OEM M3 Tension Strut Front R/L
OEM M3 Wishbone Front R/L
OEM M3 Wishbone Rear R/L
OEM M3 Bushings
OEM M3 Regulating Rod
HPA Adjustable End-Links
Brembo GT 'Black' - Front: 6 Piston 380mm
Brembo GT 'Black' - Rear: 4 Piston 345mm
BBS E88 18x10 / 18x12
Hankook RS3 265 / 285
HRE R40 18x10 / 18x10.5
Continental 275 / 285
90mm Stud Kit


Performance
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Vishnu/FFTEC Single Turbo 58mm
Vishnu PROceed V5 Rev.3
Vishnu PWM Methonal Injection Kit
Vishnu Chargepipe
Forge Diverter Valves Ver.II
Active Autowerks Intercooler
Evolution Racewerks Competition Dual Oil Cooler
Custom Exhaust
Quaife Limited Slip Differential

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love your car and nice write up! big props to ltmw for being able to transform your whole car
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Amazing!!!!

I have a feeling this is going to be on the homepage soon! Great job Darren!
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And this is why so many BMWs go to LTMW as they have done amazing work on your car. You inspired me with the AW performance look I want m3 rear quarter panels NAOOO!
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Definitely my all time favorite E90. I loved every transformation and every stage of this car. You've definitely inspired a lot of the things I do to my own car. Great thread and I can't wait to see what you have planned for the future of this car. Great job as always, Darren!

As always, LTMW is the place to go!
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this is awesome. its like watching a baby grow up and make to the nba. dope thread.
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So much win! Great job in transforming your car. And props to LTMW as well. I wish I lived close by.
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So how much offset do you gain from reversing the LMs faces? and did you end up using spacers for even more of an aggressive stance??? I'm considering doing it on my LM-Rs...
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best look. M3 bumper, yellow brembos, Graphite Volks.. IMO

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Your car has come a Long (see what I did there? heh) way!
Aside from the Time Attacks, I loved every transformation you had made on your E90.
Like I've said before, everytime I see "Creaminz" in the thread subject, I get giddy.
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Props to you for having such an amazing car and props to the LTMW crew for all their amazing work!


This is one of my most favorite shots on the forum...

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