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      02-01-2016, 07:53 AM   #1
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The 335i is going....:(

Sadly my 335i is going as I've decided it's time to grow up and act my age.


So I'm replacing it with this....

























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      02-01-2016, 08:38 AM   #2
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Beautiful colour and what a thing to replace it with haha. You didn't fancy doing a Full Bolt ON with the 335i and making it more powerful than the ///M?
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      02-01-2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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That is lovely! Is that platinum leather?
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      02-01-2016, 08:52 AM   #4
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Atlantis blue?

Looks lovely. Not a massive fan of 'verts though but still a nice car.
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      02-01-2016, 08:57 AM   #5
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Beautiful colour and what a thing to replace it with haha. You didn't fancy doing a Full Bolt ON with the 335i and making it more powerful than the ///M?
Honestly, yes I do, but the problem for me was the age of the 335i. I tried a newer N55 motor, and it didn't wow me like the N54. The exhaust note is actually really nice and clean, but where is it? I can barely hear it vs. my car.

I quite fancied an E93 and I like the DCT box. I wanted CIC, HK etc..., a decent spec essentially. Also didn't want black with black leather, or black leather at all really. For N54 that leaves me cars between late 08 plate and in vary rarely, some 10 plates. Given that was when the financial world melted the amount of N54 DCT's is actually fairly low.

They are so rare on the market I have basically given up. The best I have seen was a Laguna Seca blue E93 with the PE exhaust, but I missed the chance to buy that and at the time I was doing way too many miles to warrant it. I found a 335i in Atlantis blue, but with black interior, but it had done more trips to the moon than Neil Armstrong and had wastegate rattle. I didn't really fancy the battle with constant problems on that one, although it did run really smooth. The 335i I wanted was owned by wafik and I think is now in the hands of rufnekfatboy, but I have given up on playing dead mans shoes on that one!

On the N55 front, modding wise the N55 isn't as good either without £££££. The N55 car I looked at was top spec and a fair bit cheaper, but by the time to put on electronic dampers, M3 control arms, remap, catless dps, remove runflats......etc... It's the same money as the M and it will never sound like that V8.

So basically I said YOLO and went for it on the M3. It's a bit heavy vs. the coupe, but it makes a great sound and handles so well despite that.
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      02-01-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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Congrats on the M3, shes a beaut, its a shame they didnt facelift the front too.
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      02-01-2016, 09:01 AM   #7
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That is lovely! Is that platinum leather?
Yeah platinum extended. This used to be a BMW car, so it's pretty much every box ticked.

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Atlantis blue?

Looks lovely. Not a massive fan of 'verts though but still a nice car.
Yeah Atlantis. A bit marmite, and so is the vert, but I'm sure I wont regret it when the suns out ;-)
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      02-01-2016, 09:18 AM   #8
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Yeah platinum extended. This used to be a BMW car, so it's pretty much every box ticked.



Yeah Atlantis. A bit marmite, and so is the vert, but I'm sure I wont regret it when the suns out ;-)
Oh no the colour is awesome. Much better than all the whites, blacks and silver/greys that are around now.
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It's a great colour combo, I think platinum leather is my all time fav and goes well with blues, like yours. Extended leather just makes that little bit more special too! Happy days
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Absolutely stunning mate!!! What a beauty!
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      02-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #11
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Absolutely love these cars, I'm fortunate that my brother in law owns a DCT comp pack. With the exhaust chopped, this will sound proper!

I can't help but notice that there are no paddles evident on the steering wheel, is this just the picture angle?
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      02-01-2016, 10:11 AM   #12
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Absolutely love these cars, I'm fortunate that my brother in law owns a DCT comp pack. With the exhaust chopped, this will sound proper!

I can't help but notice that there are no paddles evident on the steering wheel, is this just the picture angle?
Yes, must be a very specific angle to cut them out...

I'm thinking about doing the exhaust. My mate did his Z4MC and it really gave it some extra low down grunt.
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      02-01-2016, 10:22 AM   #13
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Weren't you thinking about this a few months ago but decided against at that time?

She looks stunning, congrats!
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      02-01-2016, 10:31 AM   #14
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Act your ageblimey but be careful your hair don't blow about with the roof down Andy if you wanna really be cautious buy a hair net

But serious nice rarish colour combo look after it which I'm sure you will
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Yes, must be a very specific angle to cut them out...

I'm thinking about doing the exhaust. My mate did his Z4MC and it really gave it some extra low down grunt.
It cost him £150 to get the exhaust done and they came to his house and did it. This video shows how they cut the exhaust, remove the hairy dog sound dampening stuff and re-weld.



If you are on Instagram, I can tag you in to some of his videos although there are many videos on Youtube.

Honestly speaking, on cold starts it was as loud as the C63 (when he had it). I much prefer the M3 sound as it's a higher pitched sweet sound, unlike the dogged brutal AMG sound.

That DCT box is amazing too, you can program the M button to give you maximum gear change sharpness, increased throttle response, TC off (if you want) and paddle shift gear mode. I wish I could afford a DCT M3... one day!
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      02-01-2016, 12:17 PM   #16
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I think that is a little too loud for me, for now....
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Nice car djgandy. Low millage E92/93 M3ís with good options are getting rare now and are snapped up quickly. Personally I would stay well away from the exhaust mod in the video above. It sounded horrendous to me, but each to their own.
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      02-01-2016, 12:25 PM   #18
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Smashed it Andy!

What an amazing colour!
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Weren't you thinking about this a few months ago but decided against at that time?

She looks stunning, congrats!
Yes. The numbers weren't working out, but after some dealing they look much better.

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Nice car djgandy. Low millage E92/93 M3ís with good options are getting rare now and are snapped up quickly. Personally I would stay well away from the exhaust mod in the video above. It sounded horrendous to me, but each to their own.
Yes a bit too much for me too. I agree, that getting a good spec M3, or anything for that matter is more difficult than it should be. So many have so few extras ticked. Some don't even have EDC. I can't believe BMW let them out of the factory like that

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Smashed it Andy!

What an amazing colour!
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      02-01-2016, 01:26 PM   #20
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Should be a blast mate!

I just like the 335i because of how you can raise the boost etc. Luckily I got the N54 engine and the DCT gearbox.
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      02-01-2016, 02:46 PM   #21
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Awesome car! Congrats!👍🏾
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Beautiful colour, great buy and I am glad you went for a E93 ('vert) M3, come summer that V8 will be singing in your ears!!!!!..... Talk about surround sound!


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