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      12-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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My E90 LCI

Hi all,

Been on the forums for a while but haven't properly introduced my car!

Proud owner of a 2011 318d Sport Plus. Picked it up about 2 months ago with 42k miles and I'm very happy with it

Mods done to it so far:

- MTEC Super White's for: low beam, high beam and fog lights
- White angel eyes (20W CREE LED bulbs)
- Aftermarket side indicators
- Some coding to add in beep when lock/unlock, folding mirrors, lights fading in and out on lock/unlock and a few more...
- EDIT: Remap done! Scroll down for results

Booked it in for a remap in early January which I can't wait for, only heard good things about getting diesels remapped so should be good!

I'll let the photos do the talking.













What do you all think? Any suggestions for other mods?

Cheers!

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      12-26-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Looks cracking pal. I like as is. Perhaps put the indicators back to OEM though?
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      12-26-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thank you! Hmm, I don't think the photos do the aftermarket indicators justice, but to be honest I quite like the amber LED's goes nicely with the rear lights. I might keep these on for a while.

Luckily the indicators literally snap on (got the originals in the boot), it's a 2 second job!
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      12-26-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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2 seconds snapping them off again would be 2 seconds well spent!
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      12-27-2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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Very nice, I like the Ferric Grey wheels against the White

Do you have anymore info on the dioped beam bulbs? This might be my next mod
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      12-27-2014, 05:16 AM   #6
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Looks really nice, I love white cars and wish mine was too!
Ive got to agree about the side repeaters, not my cup of tea but everything else looks really good
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      12-27-2014, 05:31 AM   #7
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I like how white youve managed to get the headlights!

Do you have links to the bulbs you have? I assume they are just LCI halogens as standard?
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      12-27-2014, 07:20 AM   #8
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Looking good!
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      12-27-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone

IanS100/dest: Okay, you guys managed to persuade me I'll pop the originals back on this afternoon to see what it looks like again

JM85: Cheers! The darker grey chrome alloys were standard with the Sport Plus I believe, but I agree they contrast the white quite nicely!

JJ0063: Thanks, it is indeed a standard LCI halogen headlamp. Important to note I have only got the angel eyes on there, the headlamps are switched off!

The lights were my first mod, very simple job just jacked up the car and done each side one by one, took me about 40 minute each side.. the hardest part was changing the high beam bulbs and getting the wheel arch panels back on.

As for the bulbs, this is what I went for:

4 x MTEC H7 55w SUPER WHITE 4350k (2 for low beam, 2 for high beam)
2 x MTEC 9006/HB4 12v 55w SUPER WHITE 4350k (these are for the M Sport fog lamps, non M Sport have different bulbs!)
2 x 20W CREE BMW E90 LCI (HALOGEN HEADLAMPS) ANGEL EYES off a seller on the infamous auction website

All in all, cost me about ~75/80 quid, the angel eyes were the most expensive at about 40 quid.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks mate, I've just ordered the MTEC super whites, angel eyes and also went for LED front indicators
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      12-28-2014, 06:05 AM   #11
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2 seconds snapping them off again would be 2 seconds well spent!


very good
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      12-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #12
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Thanks mate, I've just ordered the MTEC super whites, angel eyes and also went for LED front indicators
Nice one! Make sure you put up a pic once you installed them, would be good to see what yours turn out like
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      12-30-2014, 04:47 PM   #13
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Have you considered some spacers on the rear? I'm toying with a set once my winter wheels come off although i'm not sure what size would be best on the stock MV3's??

Maybe someone on here could advise
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      12-30-2014, 05:21 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone

IanS100/dest: Okay, you guys managed to persuade me I'll pop the originals back on this afternoon to see what it looks like again

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Don't go with what a few people say on here! If you like them stick them on!

if we all went with the same likes there would only ever be one type of car in one colour!!

You like em you have em!
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      12-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #15
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Nice car mate! Have you thought about getting some performance grills for the front? I have always liked them against white paint.
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      01-01-2015, 04:09 AM   #16
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I that will look very nice! Love gloss black on white!
However i think SSD do them fairly well priced don't they??
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      01-01-2015, 05:58 AM   #17
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Nice car mate! Have you thought about getting some performance grills for the front? I have always liked them against white paint.
I like the Edition Gills he has personally, personal preference I guess
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      01-03-2015, 08:00 AM   #18
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Have you considered some spacers on the rear? I'm toying with a set once my winter wheels come off although i'm not sure what size would be best on the stock MV3's??

Maybe someone on here could advise
Hmm I'll be honest I don't know too much about that, that makes your tyres stick out from the sides right?

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Don't go with what a few people say on here! If you like them stick them on!

if we all went with the same likes there would only ever be one type of car in one colour!!

You like em you have em!
To be honest, I like the way they look so for now I'll keep them on! But they aren't OEM quality, so I can imagine they will wear out due to weather etc

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Nice car mate! Have you thought about getting some performance grills for the front? I have always liked them against white paint.
Thank you

I actually bought an aftermarket matt black grill off the internet but I didn't like the look so much because it reminded me of a 1 series haha! I think a glossy black grill will look killer! Do you know if the performance grill comes in glossy colour as well?

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I that will look very nice! Love gloss black on white!
However i think SSD do them fairly well priced don't they??
Any idea how much they go for?

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I like the Edition Gills he has personally, personal preference I guess
I quite like the Edition Grill myself too - makes it look a wee bit more exclusive imo, but I wouldn't mind experimenting with a glossy black one.
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      01-03-2015, 09:51 AM   #19
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Hmm I'll be honest I don't know too much about that, that makes your tyres stick out from the sides right?

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You could do that but I was thinking more along the lines of maybe a 10mm - 15mm spacer so the wheels fill the arches a little more
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      01-13-2015, 11:29 AM   #20
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You could do that but I was thinking more along the lines of maybe a 10mm - 15mm spacer so the wheels fill the arches a little more
Ahh I see - well I shall look into it. Thanks for the suggestion

Also, just got my car remapped today by Ecotune in Glasgow!

Dyno results to follow soon! They done an amazing job
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What you guys think?

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      01-13-2015, 01:14 PM   #22
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Looks great, loving the subtly.

Nice gains too!
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