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      12-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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E90 330i Project

So I started modding the 330i, got my Porsche and a company car, so this is really the family wagon, so there was compromise with various parts, and I still have some yet to do.

So far, full respray with conversion to m sport bumpers, with carbon rear diffuser, then Koni str t suspension kit, along with style 95's, rear windows tinted, not sure yet but I think it may be too dark.

Anyway, did all that and then it's rained everyday since, so no photos yet but I will get some taken and get them up ASAP.

What I do have pics of though is the custom exhaust I had made up, first up props to Dave at Southampton tyres and exhaust (power flow dealer), I knew what I wanted and despite it not being straight forward he built exactly what I wanted!







I wanted non rolled tips, and not too much noise, so they fitted a small back box in rather than completely deleting it as I've seen some other people do, all worked out really well, it makes a lovely noise when on the pedal and not much louder than usual when cruising

As soon as it stops raining and I get time to clean her up I will post pics, and before anyone says dark lines, I know they will be ordered ( from eBay.de ) as soon as Christmas is done!
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      12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Also forgot to mention, after deciding on full respray over just bumpers and bonnet I couldn't bring myself to spend out on a PE or Eisenmann, this cost me about half what either of those cost.
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      12-26-2012, 02:54 AM   #3
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I wouldnt mind hearing your exhaust, can you post up some in car under load videos please?

Otherwise could meet up and will buy you a coffee, I'm near Eastleigh.
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      12-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Will try and get a video up if it ever stops raining!!

If not we can look at meeting up one evening in the new year, I don't live over that way, I work in fareham.
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      01-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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Was rushing to fit blacklines at work and took some quick pictures with my phone, car is seriously dirty.





I also mounted my IPad mini and got dash command up and running.



Not sure how to work it all but it seems to be a well thought out app
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      02-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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Still not very clean, but a better picture before i took the wheels off to run the standard one until the potholes start getting filled!
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I like your project keep us updated and good luck.
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I like this mate, nice OEM wheels to show off too!
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How does your dash command connect to the car itself ????????? it does look a great bit of kit, How much have you lowered it by....the height looks perfect....any problems with speed bumps ?????

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Looking good Ollie!
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      02-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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Looking good Ollie!
Thanks Lew, we are still yet to meet up, we need to get breakfast at goodwood or something one sunday.
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How does your dash command connect to the car itself ????????? it does look a great bit of kit, How much have you lowered it by....the height looks perfect....any problems with speed bumps ?????
Yeah dash command works quite well, i am using the go point bt1 bluetooth obd port reader, which again seems to work well, not had any issues with connecting, it sticks out a bit so you need to watch your feet when getting in and out of the car!

I bought it about 6-8weeks ago, and at the time i could only get it from the us, but to be fair, the postage wasnt expensive, and they marked it as a $20 item so no import duty etc.

The kit is the koni str-t kit (koni dampners with H&R springs), fairly new to the range i believe and i couldnt find anyone actually running it on an e90, i held off for a while hoping someone would take the plunge. In the end i just went for it, cost me about 370, and so far i would say its possibly the best Value suspension kits ive ever bought.

They advertise a 35-40mm drop in the front and 25mm on the back, i havent measured it but it sits about right, speed bumps so far cause no issues, although i did touch the front on a kerb when parking front end in quickly the other day, ride is a little harsher on the 19"s but feels much the same on the 17"s
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I think Koni STR.T comes in 2 different drops: 50/25 and 40/20. Do you know which one you've got? I'd like to get the same height. Thanks
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I think Koni STR.T comes in 2 different drops: 50/25 and 40/20. Do you know which one you've got? I'd like to get the same height. Thanks
Hey Dude, actually sold e car now, think they are different drops depending on whether you have msport or se suspension?
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      06-14-2013, 03:27 AM   #15
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Does look like a really nice car shame you sold it. And I must get that ipad command, I never heard of it before.
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