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      04-22-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Chris's Space Gray E92 build

What's up guys? So I just bought an 07 Space Gray 328i on the 10th of this month, but before I get started on my build let me give you guys some history of my past cars

We'll start out with my 04 Honda S2000 that I owned for about 2.5 years. I did many things to it, and eventually got it featured by StanceNation

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I sold that car because I wanted something nicer, so I found this Melbourne Red M3 in Texas! Had it shipped to NJ I owned this one for about 8 months.









So I sold that thinking I wanted another S2000, so I picked up another NFR Had this one for 9 months.









As you can see I have always had red cars LOL. This is my first car that's not red and it feels good to switch it up

So I found this 328i in VA, using cars.com. I go through cars rather quickly, as you all can see but I think I'm gonna hold on to this one for a while. I LOVE the interior color combo, and the space gray has grown on me. I love to spend my money on my cars, and this build will be no different. I know I just bought the car but give it some time and you guys will see

This particular bimmer has all the options I was looking for! Comfort access, premium package, sport package, cold weather package, power folding mirrors, and like stated before the color combo!

I apologize in advance for all these pictures being taken with my iPhone 5, a proper shoot is in order. I have a Nikon D5000

Here she is the first day I got back home with her! It was about a 12 hour round trip including the godforsaken traffic on I95



Here is an interior pic I took from the dealers website before I bought the car lol



Panoramic iPhone shot



First mods! Top Gear Solutions 60w Angel Eye KID kit, IND painted reflectors, and trunk de-badge



Before and after of the angel eye HID kit install



I dropped off the car to my painter this Monday (4/21) to have him paint the window trim gloss black because I really hate anything chrome



Luckily, I have the best paint guy and I picked up the car earlier today
Gloss black all the things!





Also installed my gloss black kidney grills and BMW performance shift knob today!



















I have a few more parts on the way...so stay tuned

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holy shit man you have had one hell of a journey. kinda wondering why you sold the m3 but hey to each their own. Cant wait to see what mods you do to this!!
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Oh, and I forgot to post these. Just picked these up from BMW, I'm going to retrofit OEM LED's for my license plate lights because 07's have halogen bulbs

I will be using this DIY thread for help

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thanks i'd have to agree

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holy shit man you have had one hell of a journey. kinda wondering why you sold the m3 but hey to each their own. Cant wait to see what mods you do to this!!
lol tell me about it...if I could go back I would have kept the M3 for sure, I know I will have another one, one day! for now this E92 will suffice
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I would of kept the m3 but that's just me. However, like what youve done to the latest car.
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This.

Why'd you get rid of the M3?
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This.

Why'd you get rid of the M3?
Well, I did my first ever autocross in the M3, and I met a friend there who had an S2000 and he let me do a run in his car. At that time, I was real big into autocrossing and going from a heavy car with 4 seats, to a 2 door sports car made me question what I really wanted out of a car. I know it sounds crazy to you guys to go from such a nice car (m3) to another S2000, but I just missed the go-kart feeling. So I did what I thought was the right thing and bought another S2000 and built it for autocrossing. If I could go back in time I definitely would have kept the M3 for sure.

For shits and giggles here is a video of me autocrossing in my S2000 when I had it.



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Thank you man! Appreciate it! I am loving the car so far, it's a blast to drive I get so many compliments on the interior

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1.) fuck i95 in its fat stupid face.
2.) awesome set of cars!
3.) why did you go from an M3, to a 328???
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1.) fuck i95 in its fat stupid face.
2.) awesome set of cars!
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haha not only was there crazy amounts of traffic and construction on i95, the roads were pretty bad in certain areas too

I had to answer this question when I sold the M3 for my 2nd S2000 a million times, and it seems I shall do the same here haha I posted my reasoning above your post. Thanks for the compliment on the cars
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haha not only was there crazy amounts of traffic and construction on i95, the roads were pretty bad in certain areas too

I had to answer this question when I sold the M3 for my 2nd S2000 a million times, and it seems I shall do the same here haha I posted my reasoning above your post. Thanks for the compliment on the cars
Well, you told us why you went from the M3 to the S2000. I get your reasoning there. But, then why the 328i? You're following a pattern of regression .

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That S2K was bad ass! Why did you get rid of the M3 ?? E92 is nice cant wait to see what you do.
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Which Angel Eye unit did you go with and how much?
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Welcome back to the bimmer family. Don't worry I'm not going to ask why you sold the M3. (I actually read the post above)
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Wiseass. If you go back and reread, you'll see that I asked a perfectly valid question, which was not answered.

By the way Mr. Smarty Pants, you're supposed to place the parentheses before the period.
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Nice! That M3 was gorgeous (and the S2k's), makes me feel better now about having a 328 myself. They can still be fun cars! Excited to see what else you do to it.
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Wiseass. If you go back and reread, you'll see that I asked a perfectly valid question, which was not answered.

By the way Mr. Smarty Pants, you're supposed to place the parentheses before the period.
My comment was not directed towards you sir. I read all of the posts with people asking the OP the same question.

Have a good day!

OP any major plans for the car?
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Have a good day!

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My bad dude! Having a weird day
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Well, you told us why you went from the M3 to the S2000. I get your reasoning there. But, then why the 328i? You're following a pattern of regression .

Disclaimer: I'm not shooting down your choice in any way; can't go wrong with a BMW!
Well, I have never owned a car with F/I and I don't really ever plan on it. It's just something I'm not into. Unfortunately, financially I wasn't in the same situation when I bought this 328i as I was in a couple of years ago when I bought the M3. I am in love with the E92 body so I knew I had to look for a 328i!

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That S2K was bad ass! Why did you get rid of the M3 ?? E92 is nice cant wait to see what you do.
Thanks for the S2000 comment man, that car is always in the back of my mind. I hope one day I can have an AP2 S2000 and my E92 at the same time

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Here is the link to the thread:

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They were around $140 with shipping and well worth it imo!!

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Congrats on the pickup, nice color combo. Your S2000 was sick, I saw the feature on stancenation.
Thanks A LOT man! I hope I can make this car nicer than my first S2000, I have big plans for this Space Gray <3

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Welcome back to the bimmer family. Don't worry I'm not going to ask why you sold the M3. (I actually read the post above)
Thank you for the welcome back, I'm happy to be back! These cars are so much fun

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Nice! That M3 was gorgeous (and the S2k's), makes me feel better now about having a 328 myself. They can still be fun cars! Excited to see what else you do to it.
Just because the 328i has less HP than the others doesn't automatically mean it's not as fun as the others, you know? That's just my opinion though. I really enjoy this car a lot! I'm glad you feel better about owning the car you chose

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Ah, the list is never-ending, but that's how it is with all of my cars. I do have some exterior plans as well as some nice interior upgrades

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Loved the m3, congrats on the new ride though.
Thank you! I appreciate it

So I ordered a BNIB BMW Performance exhaust the week after I bought my car, and it showed up last week! I've been too busy to post the update though, it's been a crazy week for me

Here are the couple of lousy pictures I snapped! I hope to complete the install on my next days off, as well as retrofit the OEM BMW LED license plate lights I bought. I don't know why they made the 07's with halogen license plate lights :/



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