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      11-05-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Darth_Bimmer88 e92 Build Thread- Project Sapphire

Hey guys,

Been a lurker on the forums for a number of years now but have finally decided to document my progress. I have done almost all the work myself with forum member and vendor support. Figured I'd throw this up here for community feedback as I move forward on the build and if anyone has any questions on certain modifications so that I can get them as hooked on this platform as I am.

Car is a 2008 E92 335i which I purchased used with about 55k. Black sapphire metallic exterior, coral red interior, and factory aero package. I wanted to keep the car looking like something that would still come from the factory (ie. no visible carbon fiber b/c not racecar, still has untouched window trim & aero kit, etc.), but reasonably upgraded in every other sense. I have recently been hitting the 1/4 mile with it so that has influenced some of my future modification choices.

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2008 335i E92 AT
Currently 86k Miles (tuned for 20k)
Black Sapphire Exterior
Coral Red Interior
Factory Aero Kit

Engine Mods
M3 Cowl Conversion
Stett Charge Pipe
Tial BOV
Stett Intake
Stett Stainless Vacuum Canisters
Verocious Motorsport 4MM Vacuum Lines
VRSF 7" FMIC
VRSF Downpipes
VRSF V2 Exhaust
VRSF Silicone Inlets
MMP Outlets
Burger OCC
JB4 Piggyback w/Antilag
JB4/MHD E85 BEF (finally running e50)
RB PCV

Brakes & Suspension
DBA 4000 Series T3 Slotted Rotors
PFC-08 Compound Race Pads
ECS Tuning Front/Mid/Rear Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Gloss black power-coated calipers
ST Coilovers
ECS Tuning Sway Bars (28mm front, 15mm rear)
M3 Strut Tower Brace
Meyle Front wishbones & control arms

Wheels & Tires
19" Hamann (lips stripped of clear coat for polished finish)
Continental Extreme Contact DWs
-245/35ZR-19 Front
-275/30ZR-19 Rear

Interior
ECS Tuning Vent Boost Gauge
Piano Black Wrapped Trim
Blake Suede Wrapped Headliner & Pillars
Hardwired Valentine V1 Radar Detector

Exterior
Factory Aero Kit
M3 Side Skirts
Ebay M3 Side Skirt Extensions (painted sapphire black)
M3 High-Kick Rear Spoiler
Ebay Front Splitter (Extended to match body lines & painted sapphire black)
Ebay M3 Rear Bumper Splitters (Trimmed/Molded & painted sapphire black)

Future Modifications (feedback appreciated)
Rear Seat Removal
FuelIT Stage 3 LPFP
6466 Top Mount Single Turbo Swap
Rear Diff Lockdown
Mickey Thompson Street ETs (rear)
LSD
Carbon Fiber M3 hood and Truck (painted sapphire black)
Nelson Racing Steering Wheel
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And the final results;
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And because I never post, is there a quick & easy way to rotate the images?

Also... (reserved for future posts)
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      11-07-2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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Very clean! Every time I see the Aero rear on BSM I REALLY consider going with it instead of the M-sport rear.
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Very nice! Will be interested to see where you go from here. Thanks for sharing
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AWESOME DIY's. Been doing a ton of DIY as well. Feels great when the projects done. Keep it up!!
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Very clean! Every time I see the Aero rear on BSM I REALLY consider going with it instead of the M-sport rear.
Much appreciated! And you don't see too many of them which is why I decided to keep it... PITA to keep very clean with the pseudo mesh inserts though.
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AWESOME DIY's. Been doing a ton of DIY as well. Feels great when the projects done. Keep it up!!
Thank you! Problem is every time you knock one out, you think of another 2 or 3 you want to do... Hopefully this spurred some more ideas for you
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Thank you! Problem is every time you knock one out, you think of another 2 or 3 you want to do... Hopefully this spurred some more ideas for you
Definitely my friend, and cars are never ending.

I'm gonna build a DIY front lip spoiler with adjustable rods over the next few days.:thumbs: I'll post some pics after it's finished.

looking forward to more of your posts. keep it up!!
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