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      11-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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For your consideration.....

.....my 335d E92 :

I bought it afew months ago, nicely spec'd but totally stock.
Bluetooth & cradle
Pro Nav
Audio upgrade
High beam assist
Black optic pack
iDrive
DAB radio
rear sun protection glass
+ afew other trinkets i've forgotten i dare say

Was happy enough with the car, but i always feel compelled to put my own stamp on my vehicles

So it looked like this :



The day i collected the car, i added my CRDT tuning box....for safe over taking you understand

Added the MFD scoops and a pipercross panel filter for extra engine breathing too

Then, i needed to change afew things that were niggling away it me.
I despise the "bad earth" look to the angle eye rings, so i changed the std H8 bulbs to LED variants with a 6000k burn temp to give it the similar look to the factory Xenons
I also changed the number plate lamps to LED variants, but they are a tad brighter than i had hoped for, but still, look OK for now - 6000k again
Not a massive chrome fan, so i bought the BMW Performance grilles for the front, massive improvement aesthetically

Next up came the wheels, i love the std MSport ones, but due to a rather large pothole, two of them were damaged.
Wanted to steer away from runflats again, i decided, as it's coming upto winter, i'd buy a set of CSL reps and some winter use tyres (not winter tyres)

Duely, these arrived, CSL reps and tyres (Velocity VB3 and Falken FK452's)
Although dubious of the tyres, i have to confess, for a cheap shitter fo a tyre, they perform reasonable well, and apparently i'm not one for hanging about in my cars)

I had secured a set of 15mm and 12mm Eibach spacer from Paul (Fast M3) on here in prep for the wheels.

Fitted the hubcentric spacers along with the wheels and tyres

I had a set of Eibach Pro springs waiting to go on also (never got round to fitting them to the other coupe), so these also got thrown into the mix
The combo of wheels, tyres (just alittle strech), spec's and springs have given my the look and performance i wanted

I've extremely impressed how well matched the Eibach Pro springs are to the std MSport dampers - tbh, they feel a better match than standard springs !

As i had, from a previous car, some light lens film, i covered the front fog's in this, no other reason than because i could tbh !

And so, here's my current work van :












Comments, good and bad are welcome

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      11-08-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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That looks freakin' awesome!!!! (apart from the yellow fogs )
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      11-08-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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That looks freakin' awesome!!!! (apart from the yellow fogs )
+1, gorgeous mate, looks damn low on the front!!
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      11-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #4
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That looks freakin' awesome!!!! (apart from the yellow fogs )
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+1, gorgeous mate, looks damn low on the front!!
I think it looks really low in one shot because it's on a slope in a multistorey. Has it actually been dropped though?

The wheels are fackin lovely.

OP: What's "black optic pack" ?
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      11-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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how much of a drop do you get with the springs and is the ride quality oK?

what make angel eye bulbs are they?

Car looks great. Good job.
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      11-08-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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+1 mate, just get rid of those yellow fogs though
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      11-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #7
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I think it looks really low in one shot because it's on a slope in a multistorey. Has it actually been dropped though?
The Eibachs surely are lower than standard MSport springs. I thought it looked low on the other pics too, and uber low on the shot on the ramp!
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      11-08-2010, 02:20 PM   #8
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Looks great. I Dont like blue angel's and the french fogs!

Looks ace otherwise
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The Eibachs surely are lower than standard MSport springs. I thought it looked low on the other pics too, and uber low on the shot on the ramp!
You're right. I'm a fucking idiot and didn't read the OP properly. Must learn to
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      11-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #11
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I like it, the wheels/stance look superb. Dont mind the yellow fogs much - same as our local taxi drivers!. Dunno about the numberplate lights though - seen a few of these recently and look a bit chav. Overall very nice
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Think it would look more than good enough after dumping the yellow fogs, they just don't work imo and cheapen what was a relatively expensive car when new.

Your choice though.
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Car looks great and pleased the spacers went to a good home

I will be contoversial here and stick my neck out....I actually quite like the yellow fogs and providing you don't drive around with them on, will be more useful in fog than white ones. Yellow light is more effective in fog than white ones (less glare) - not sure about the uber-bright LED number plate lamps though.
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      11-08-2010, 03:37 PM   #14
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Looks incredible !!
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very niceee, I think the fogs look great. I dont think all white angels, projectors/headlights and fogs look good
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That looks freakin' awesome!!!! (apart from the yellow fogs )
Thanks

Ref fogs - each to there own i guess

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+1, gorgeous mate, looks damn low on the front!!
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It's still useable at that ride height, no catching or scrapping issues anywhere i go

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I think it looks really low in one shot because it's on a slope in a multistorey. Has it actually been dropped though?

The wheels are fackin lovely.

OP: What's "black optic pack" ?
It's come down 15mm at the front and 5mm at the rear

Optic pack is the trim around the windows

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how much of a drop do you get with the springs and is the ride quality oK?

what make angel eye bulbs are they?

Car looks great. Good job.
15mm front and 5mm rear for the drops

The ride quality is superb, as i put in my write up in the OP, better than the std MSport setup IMO

The angle eye bulbs aren't actually blue, it's an optical trick from my camera seemingly
The are from a company called Alltronics, in Worksop and on eBay

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+1 mate, just get rid of those yellow fogs though
Cheers

And Each to there own on the fogs, they'll be staying for a while

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The Eibachs surely are lower than standard MSport springs. I thought it looked low on the other pics too, and uber low on the shot on the ramp!
yes, you're correct, they are lower (as above)

Sit's sweetly, the ramp shot just gives that uber low look for the photo

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Looks great. I Dont like blue angel's and the french fogs!

Looks ace otherwise
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The angel eye's aren't blue, it's an optical trick apparently from my camera

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You're right. I'm a fucking idiot and didn't read the OP properly. Must learn to
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I like it, the wheels/stance look superb. Dont mind the yellow fogs much - same as our local taxi drivers!. Dunno about the numberplate lights though - seen a few of these recently and look a bit chav. Overall very nice
Thankyou, it wasn't easy getting the stance how i wanted it !

Yellow fog's are just a quirky, i'm being different thing

Yeah, sadly i'm non to keen on the number plate lights, it's an issue i'll address as and when

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Think it would look more than good enough after dumping the yellow fogs, they just don't work imo and cheapen what was a relatively expensive car when new.

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Car looks great and pleased the spacers went to a good home

I will be contoversial here and stick my neck out....I actually quite like the yellow fogs and providing you don't drive around with them on, will be more useful in fog than white ones. Yellow light is more effective in fog than white ones (less glare) - not sure about the uber-bright LED number plate lamps though.
Yes they did Paul, ta muchly - without them it'd look shite, i did i trial fit without them ..... looked pap

TBH, that was the first time i have ever switch the front fogs on since i got the car haha
I'm not rear into the "knob-light" driving about thing

Number plate light bulb are an issue i'm going to address as and when

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Looks incredible !!
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very niceee, I think the fogs look great. I dont think all white angels, projectors/headlights and fogs look good
I just like doing things different - why be a sheep and follow the trend
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I just like doing things different - why be a sheep and follow the trend
Now that I can respect.

Can't even spec. mine with front fog lights apparently, stops air flow to the brakes, so go figure.
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Now that I can respect.

Can't even spec. mine with front fog lights apparently, stops air flow to the brakes, so go figure.
Maybe the car is too narrow to accomodate the front rad, brake ducts and foglights while maintaining large enough openings to the rad/brakes to allow sufficient airflow?

Just a thought. The E92 has brake ducts & foglights but I suspect it's a wider car.
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Now that I can respect.

Can't even spec. mine with front fog lights apparently, stops air flow to the brakes, so go figure.
Cheers

And yes, i looked at the spec of yours, haha, it's more purposeful that way - i like purpose

Revo remap ?

I also wish they produced yours with the DSG box, i found, on test drive, that i was always swapping cogs, fun when driving spiritedly, but i'm getting lazy these days :P
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So,

black optic pack == high gloss shadowline trim?
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black optic pack == high gloss shadowline trim?
HAHA...sorry, yes, i call it that as it was called that on my Audi S4



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heh, just checking. Was wondering it was something cool that mine doesn't have but could be retro-fitted
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