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      12-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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What was your first mod?

First off I hope this isn't a repost but haven't seen one of these on this forum.

I was thinking today how I got into modding and such and I think it all started when I got the car I totally hated the tail lights so I did some searching and found a pair of LED Blacklines which will soon be LCI converted. And I guess from there I saw some pictures of other cars similar to mine and found myself getting lips, grills, tints, wheels, etc. I now have a list of exactly what I want to do as long as I have this car.

So my question is what was your first mod and what got you into modding? Post up pics of your cars before and present.

I'll start..I found a couple of pics from before.

Before:



How it sits as of a few weeks ago except now it has an M3 Trunk Lip:




This month I'll be installing KW V1s.
All that I've done to it in the past year are in order:
Blackline LED Taillights, AE + fog bulbs (to be replaced soon), Grills, Shadowline Trim, Wheels + Tires, Remus Powersound, Resonator delete, Window + Trunk Lip, Tint, K&N Drop-In.

SO go ahead and post before and after, first mod, last mods, future mods if you like...

EDIT! :

NOW After KW V1's

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      12-05-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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First mod:

Painted reflectors

Last mod:

Modmynav backup cam

335is E92 DCT – Le Mans Blue – Mod list

Installed:

Painted Reflectors
Motorized Hide-away plate
Tinted side signal indicators
BMS Dual Cone Intake
BMS JB4 G4 Board w/ USB Cable
BMS Oil Catch Can
AR Design 3” Catless Downpipes
KW V2 Coilovers
ModMyNav Rear Backup Camera

Purchased, not yet installed:

Titanium Exhaust Tips
ER Chargepipe
HKS Blowoff Valve
Exact-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines Front/Rear
RBF 600 Racing Brake Fluid
ECS Tuning Left Vent Mounted Boost Gauge
LED Interior Lights
CSL Trunk

Wishlist (in order of priority):

Resonated midpipes
Upgraded brakes
AMS Front Mount Intercooler
2.2G Meth Kit
M-TECH front Splitter
Vorsteiner hood

Serious Business list (in order of priority):

Wavetrac LSD
RB Turbo or Single large turbo
Brembo GT BBK


Teaser pic: (Everything stock except painted reflectors)

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      12-05-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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First Mod: JB4

More mods in sig

Last Mod: Electric performance steering wheel v2

Yet to be installed: Lux v3 in mail

I was all performance parts until my wheels came in.. Still keeping things pretty simple on exterior.

First pic


Here is pic from before wheels and grills..


Pic now


New steering wheel
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      12-05-2012, 04:46 AM   #4
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Nice, guys. Keep 'em coming but Exzackt I don't think your pics are working or at least they aren't working for me.
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      12-05-2012, 07:10 AM   #5
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First mod: eBay led white angel bulbs lol. Need to save up for Lux.

Last mod: well not really a mod but purchased a Griffin BlueTrip last night to play music wirelessly
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      12-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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2008 E91 acquired Nov 6, 2012. First Mod was the "Seat Crap Delete" Mod. That's the one where you pay someone for 4 hours work to scrape 4 years of all manner of Crap from between the Seats, and everywhere else.

Second was to remove the 35% / 95% (?) tint and replace with 23% all around. The front tint was so light the installer quoted me wrong - we didn't know there was tint on the front until they went to install the new one.

Next was the "Canadian November Mod" where we remove all the rubber from the rims and apply softer, bumpier rubber in the form of winter tires from Tire Rack (bought 12 winter tires this year... ouch).

Then the "Greasy Start Button" fix. Marius76 shipped me a lovely replacement button from Poland and I replaced it - looks brand new again. Not a Mod, but a fix for what is arguably a design flaw.

I have been waiting 1mo and 4 days for a stupid DCAN cable being drop-shipped from god-knows-where (I ordered it before I even picked up the car). That will lead to a number of coding mods.

I have been waiting exactly 1 month today for a handful of 2500K bulbs from <company name deleted to protect e90Post, but rhymes with schmee schinety schmoo schmighting...> to replace all my primary lighting (HID stays...). I ordered THOSE before I got the car also... still waiting. Won't likely buy from them again, if I EVER even get the bulbs at all. I have received a half dozen orders for things from around the globe (Marius76's package from Poland arrived faster...) Still waiting for these from the USA. Go figure.

Debating black grills, but I think I like the chrome-on-Monaco.

Spring will bring new wheels.

Future mod list, like the OP, will last me the life of the car...
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      12-05-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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First = blackout kidney grilles

Last = blackout kidney grilles

Aside from a front lip, my m-sport is just about perfect.

I'd like to get some suspension and wheels down the line but for now I'm content.
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      12-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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A wind deflector for the E93. I'm done.
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      12-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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Kidneys was the first for my car
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      12-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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My first mods:

Black kidney grilles
Painted reflectors
LED side marker
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Black kidney grilles
Window tint
Black out window trim
Black roundels
MTEC V3
7500K Fog bulbs
Black Lines
JB4
DCI
Wheel spacers
M3 Rep front bumper
HID Fogs coming for christmas!!!

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first mod was tint. I only had the car for 2 hours before i dropped it to get tinted.

next up was LED interior and AE's a few more along the way.
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      12-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Black kidney grilles/ Badges
Tint
OEM Blacklines
BMW Performance Shifter
Exhaust
Mtec AE Eyes
Wheel Spacers
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car is slow man... LOL JK :P

your wheels changed the look of your car man, those stockies you were on were

first 3 mods were done together so ..

-led turn signals
-led angel eyes
-8000K hids

followed very closely by
-painted body colored outer grill
-painted reflectors
-aero lip
-cf elbems all around
-st coilovers
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car is slow man... LOL JK :P

your wheels changed the look of your car man, those stockies you were on were

first 3 mods were done together so ..

-led turn signals
-led angel eyes
-8000K hids

followed very closely by
-painted body colored outer grill
-painted reflectors
-aero lip
-cf elbems all around
-st coilovers
hey man 335's are slower idk what your talking about hahahaha don't think I even need to say JK for this one..

They were the worst looking wheels BMW made IMO, they were east coast winter wheels. The car was originally from New Jersey lol
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What AE are those?
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