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      11-08-2010, 04:45 PM   #23
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heh, just checking. Was wondering it was something cool that mine doesn't have but could be retro-fitted
ahh ha, i see
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      11-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #24
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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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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
Hell, and I thought only women were nosy.

Nah......go all the way the MTM map. Think not actually!

Rumour is it might be on its way. Swapping cogs lol!! You really are used to the torque of the big D me thinks. 450NM from 1,600 revs right through to meet the bhp, you weren't driving it right. I overtook a dawdling woman today in 5th gear, just over 2k revs, foot down and there I was gone, that was shortly after the knob jockey in an A4 2.0 TDi TRIED to race me - wtf! This is childish but I've got the sports exhaust on mine and it gets even louder when you press the 'S' button, so when I overtook twanker in his A4 I made sure the 'flap' was open and the look on his face as I roared by him - said it was childish but made me laugh at the time.
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      11-09-2010, 08:00 AM   #25
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That looks lovely. I might get some of these wheels if my 225M's crack. Where did you get them from? Any links? With mine being white I don't think it would look as good as yours.
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      11-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #26
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Sorry mate I meant I don't like aftermarket
blue or White.

Standard yellow is far better and looks menacing.
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      11-09-2010, 08:18 AM   #27
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That looks lovely. I might get some of these wheels if my 225M's crack. Where did you get them from? Any links? With mine being white I don't think it would look as good as yours.
Although this is alittle too low IMO it gives you an idea of what yours will look like :



I think the key for you would be to go for the anthracite or darker coloured wheel

I'll dig out the receipt when i goto the office and let you know

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Sorry mate I meant I don't like aftermarket
blue or White.

Standard yellow is far better and looks menacing.
I see

So i take it your not a fan of the LCI E92 angle eye colour ?
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      11-09-2010, 08:52 AM   #28
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No not at all. Looks chavtastic
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      11-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #29
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Car looks gorgeous !!,when you say you used 15mm/12mm spacers is that 15mm on each rear or combined,same with the front ?,really like the way the arches have been filled.Also what offsets are the alloys ?
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      11-09-2010, 01:51 PM   #30
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Car looks gorgeous !!,when you say you used 15mm/12mm spacers is that 15mm on each rear or combined,same with the front ?,really like the way the arches have been filled.Also what offsets are the alloys ?
15mm spacers on each side of the rear (30mm total extra track) and 12mm spacer on both the front (24mm extra track)

Off the top of my head the wheels are ET40 offset...but i'll endeavour to check asap for you
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      11-09-2010, 02:40 PM   #31
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Lovely looking car Tom and very similar to one not far from here (my drive)

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15mm spacers on each side of the rear (30mm total extra track) and 12mm spacer on both the front (24mm extra track)

Off the top of my head the wheels are ET40 offset...but i'll endeavour to check asap for you
That would give you an offset of ET25 rear and ET28 front.

Do you not experience any tyre rubbing at all?

What size tyres are you running?
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      11-09-2010, 03:01 PM   #32
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Lovely looking car Tom and very similar to one not far from here (my drive)



That would give you an offset of ET25 rear and ET28 front.

Do you not experience any tyre rubbing at all?

What size tyres are you running?
My tyre sizes are as follows :

235-35 19
265-30 19

I get no rubbing or catching at all, front or rear - i can reach full compression

Full lock isn't an issue either
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      11-09-2010, 06:23 PM   #33
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My tyre sizes are as follows :

235-35 19
265-30 19

I get no rubbing or catching at all, front or rear - i can reach full compression

Full lock isn't an issue either
Fair enough, but I'm guessing your wheels are ET45 rear and ET40 fronts.

ET35 all round -275/30/19 & 235/35/19:
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      11-09-2010, 06:43 PM   #34
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The wheels look fantastic ! I would advice on one thing - I would change your exhaust tips for fatter ones. 3.5" that don't stick out as much (level with bumper) would look brilliant.
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      11-09-2010, 07:46 PM   #35
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Hot Coupe, liking your car...can't imagine why lol

I'm not sure on the offset's, i will look and confirm as and when i get opportunity


Vaheed1 - i'm going to get the black ones ala 635d

and i might soon de-badge the rear end, but tbh, i like the "d" badge, when "faster" more exotic vehicles can't keep up they read the badging and become disgruntled haha
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      11-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #36
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personally i like the LED rear no plate lights, car looks great. i have same colour car as yours, i havnt done that much just black grils etc. I bought last week Carbon fibre BMW badges for bonnet and boot and put them on. IMO i think it looks better, also thinking of ordering M3 lip for bonnet, i recon that would look great on your car as you have the 335d with the large exhaust pipes.
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      03-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #37
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Well, i decided to have my workvan rolling roaded today, just out of idle interest

Here are the results :



340bhp - 510lbs/ft

Not too bad
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Looks great and the LED plate lights look great too so don't change them (imho.. )
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The car looks awesome! On an 07 plate immaculate.

You called the black grills "performace grills" are these an option from BMW then. I have read peoples thread about painting theirs. Are they gloss?
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The car looks awesome! On an 07 plate immaculate.

You called the black grills "performace grills" are these an option from BMW then. I have read peoples thread about painting theirs. Are they gloss?
Sorry, i didn't reply sooner - i didn't see this reply

Yes, you can buy them from BMW - look in the performance catalogue (see part dept)

It looks ok for a car that i do circa 1000 per week in and use as a work van haha
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Lovely car, looks absolutely fantastic.

No idea why you keep telling us its a 'work van' though, we got the point first time
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He's a couple of impromptu iPhone pic's :





and one with my later spec (painted) rear defuser :

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Great pics.

Whats the later spec diffuser about - did they change? Whats the difference? When was the change?
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Great pics.

Whats the later spec diffuser about - did they change? Whats the difference? When was the change?
Nothing major - it's just painted gloss - the rest is the same

It kust looks alittle fresher

You can't really see it on the pic's, only from my phone, and the sun was little strong at that angle
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