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      12-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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'Its Not Quite Yet a' Build Thread

I thought I'd start a little build thread just so I can document my progress from standard to how I really want it to look.

I bought the car about 3 weeks ago, 335D SE, 68K Miles, FSH, Black with Red leather interior. Car was in pretty good condition and I was pretty happy with the buy after the trouble I went through with buying the first only to have it crashed by the valeter before I even picked it up! Anyway the new car was already fitted with a superchips remap so it was pretty nippy coming from a remapped 188bhp A3 to this sitting well over 300bhp and 500ftlbs.

Anyway here goes, DAY 1:




While I was very happy with the car I did feel like I needed to make it a little bit more 'me' and make it look a tad different to all the other bmw's out there. (Not that I see many 335s!)

So picked myself up some blacked out grills 40 off ebay.

Very happy with the purchase, felt great and clipped in easy enough once I'd pryed the old ones free.

Also I picked the car up with Pilot Sport tyres which while highly rated I didn't want to run through the winter and the tread was getting pretty low so they got chopped and instead picked myself up some 'budget' winters.

These are NEXEN WINGUARD SPORTS, couldn't find a cheap 255 rear to went down to a 245/40/18 instead but that was no issues. Had the tyres fitted by a pal for next to nothing and so far so good, loads of grip in the dry and wet grip is very good. Had a few very frosty drives and no issues (But I do drive like a chicken when the mercury drops) so far so good. No complaints for 280 for 4 tyres I can't kick up a fuss. Definitely better traction than the thinning Pilot Sports.

Finally, got everything fitted to a very dirty car..


Woke up today (14/12/2014) and got the bucket and sponge out and gave the car its first proper clean since I've bought it. Didn't get the opportunity to do a proper polish but got all the salt off and did a quick spray on detail to try and get a bit of shine out of the paint. I'm pretty happy with the results for a 30 min wash.



Then proceeded to go and find a moody background and take a nice little snap for facebook xD


Lots more on the list to buy and I mean LOTS. Getting a tad jealous of a few of the builds on here so will hopefully start to get a few parts on board each month and try too catch up
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      12-14-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Nice purchase man especially after the issues you had lol. great you got the red interior on a se. Looking forward to the future mods.
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      12-14-2014, 02:24 PM   #3
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Nice purchase man especially after the issues you had lol. great you got the red interior on a se. Looking forward to the future mods.
Yeah haha glad thats all over! xD Happy now anywho, think this is better than the other SE I almost ended up with and madly in love with the red interior. Admittedly when my folks saw it their comment was "Ooh, look its all red inside.. Like a brothel." should be adding a few bits and pieces each time a pay check comes my way so keep your eyes open Lots of plans haha
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      12-14-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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Liking this buddy - what more plans do you have?
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      12-14-2014, 03:09 PM   #5
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Looking good.
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      12-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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Liking this buddy - what more plans do you have?
Interested in this as well!. Very nice so far
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      12-14-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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      12-14-2014, 05:46 PM   #8
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Love the interior. Coral red is my favourite
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      12-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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Sorry just got back in from our local 'car meet' naff as usual. But did end up racing an E46 M3 on 'PRIVATE ROADS' on the way home. I can now confirm my remapped 335d is NOT faster than an E46 M3 of unknown modifications 0-100 HOWEVER... At 100 I did catch up and at around the 140 mark I pulled past the m3 and onwards to 150 at which point I hit a bump, shat my pants and proceeded to slow back down to 70 to a chorus of thumbs up and waving from the M3 haha. All in a nights work

In response to the 'Whats Next' questions I'll direct you towards me check list..

Black Grill [DONE]
Winter Tyres [DONE]
Preliminary Remap [DONE]
H&R Sport Springs to drop it a tad [SOON]
Carbon Ducktail boot spoiler [SOON]
Gold BBS Rep wheels (im poor) [SPRING]

Black and Gold BM badges [SPRING]

Windows Tinted [SPRING]
Remove DPF, EGR Del and straight through torqueflow exhaust [SUMMER]
Remap to 370bhp [SUMMER]
M Sport Front bumper/Aero Front Bumper and carbon splitter [ONEDAY]
M3/Aero Skirts [ONEDAY]
M Sport rear Bumper and sexy ass carbon diffuser [ONEDAY]

Of course more stuff will get on the list but this is the start atleast. Just the basic things I want. The stuff listed 'ONEDAY' i'll just pick up when I see good deals on and I have the extra cash not main priorities at the moment however I've been told black and gold is going to look tacky and shit though. Any input? I've seen pictures of a similar setup I thought it was bloody gorgeous.

This is the kind of look I'm going for.
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      12-14-2014, 08:10 PM   #10
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its like marmite, black and gold imo looks spot on

I'm one of the very few rocking all gold BBS LM reps, mines on a Sparkling Graphite E90
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      12-15-2014, 02:14 AM   #11
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Yeah i describe it as a marmite choice too. I think the combo if done right looks stunning, just think its easy to overdo it and shag it up though too.

Do you have a pic of yours?
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The key is in getting the right shade of gold. Imo it needs to be a light shade. That pic looks good...but even lighter than that will work nicely
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      12-15-2014, 03:09 AM   #13
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Congrats on the new purchase after what happened before (but as I always say, the right car is always waiting lol).

Liking the starting mods and the colour combo is nice.

Look forward to the progress.
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Yeah im a bit worried about getting all the shades of gold to match up too. But we'll just have to wait and see
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Yeah my biggest nemesis...finding the right colours when they aren't standard. Paint mixers generally dont want to know if u dont have a paint code
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whats your 335d pushing after a remap? my 335d was toe to toe with an SMG 51reg M3 last year which wasnt mapped so my thoughts will be a remapped 335d will be quicker than E46 M3...but it is all about both drivers to be fair.

loving the gold on black look.
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Im not entirely sure my enquiries have led me to believe be about 335 but havent got a printout and the map was done by the last owner with By superchips. To be fair i was not 100% flat out as sweeping corners become a whole lot tighter at silly buggar speeds. The m3 only pulled infront to the point where his rear bumper was atvthe front ofvmy bonnet then stuck there till i started reeling him back in.
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Oh god i had to tolerate a 40 min lecture from a 17 year old in a polo gti today about how my 335 would get ruined by his badboy polo because its so light and nimble. Please tell me im not going to get challenged by 1.0 litre drivers all the time having this xD
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Oh god i had to tolerate a 40 min lecture from a 17 year old in a polo gti today about how my 335 would get ruined by his badboy polo because its so light and nimble. Please tell me im not going to get challenged by 1.0 litre drivers all the time having this xD
if you cant beat an e46 m3 in a mapped 335 then who knows what will happen

just joking! youll be surprised at wat some of these sooped up cars have under there hood.
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if you cant beat an e46 m3 in a mapped 335 then who knows what will happen

just joking! youll be surprised at wat some of these sooped up cars have under there hood.

Probably one of these registered as 1.0 on the v5 but got a 2 litr block under the hood lol! Typical chav mobiles
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if you cant beat an e46 m3 in a mapped 335 then who knows what will happen

just joking! youll be surprised at wat some of these sooped up cars have under there hood.
It was a stock 11 plate Polo GTI 1.4TSI 177bhp 0-60 6.7s don't get me wrong for a car that size that does sound quite nippy but I just don't imagine it having any sort of fair chance versus a 335 :L

and hey I caught that M3 in the end, just not off the line xD
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It was a stock 11 plate Polo GTI 1.4TSI 177bhp 0-60 6.7s don't get me wrong for a car that size that does sound quite nippy but I just don't imagine it having any sort of fair chance versus a 335 :L

and hey I caught that M3 in the end, just not off the line xD
do not under estimate them 180bhp 1.4 tsi. they do move for a 1.4!
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