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      01-01-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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Raj's 335i - The Build (M3 CF Roof swap completed and Wagner Decatted)

Sooooo, I know i've been on here a couple of months now but figured to start the New Year with a proper build thread and introduction.

I've been modding motors for more years than I care to remember and have had a couple of previous cars magazine featured. I'm a moderator on EvoTechnik too so a couple of you I know already.

Previous cars include -

330d:


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Last one was X5 but my wife has kept that so still in the family:


BUT now we're onto the 335i....

So this particular motor was owned firstly by Mike in Hampshire (which he kindly did quite a bit to her in his ownership) and then scaramanga (whom I bought it off and again added a few nice touches too also).

Unfortunately (which is unlike me) I don't have any pictures from when I picked her up off Nik, but sadly she was absolutely filthy.

Looked pretty much like this:



but had the Eisenmann tips sticking out and CM's style 359 reps on.

Now me being be, I picked the car up at 11am and duly drove straight to Drrncour (Darren off here) and chopped the 359's in for his genuine 313 Performance rims.

Then spent the Sunday giving her a good clean to end up like this:










MOD LIST:
  • Birds B3 suspension
  • Uprated ARB's
  • M3 strut brace
  • Powerflex subframe bushes
  • Quaife LSD
  • ETS intercooler
  • AR Catted downpipes
  • BMS intakes
  • Eisenmann exhaust
  • Evolve map
  • M Sport steering wheel with DCT paddles
  • Alpine sound upgrade
  • Full CIC/DAB/Combox
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What's in store for it? Since it's supposed to be a build thread
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So then it was time to bin the standard AE bulbs for LEDs (bought off fellow member themanthatcan - Cheers Andy):



and fit my performance grills:







Front looks much better now.
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New Years Day modding....

Got this for a good price: Genuine M3 leather CF trim





Comparison to the wrapped 3M CF effect:



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Also swapped out the BMS filters for Burger Tuning ones (as I'd already purchased them before even buying the car lol):





I do have plenty of other bits to post up once they start and I do already have a little stock pile of items to go on lol
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What's in store for it? Since it's supposed to be a build thread
It's not supposed to be a build thread, it is but I will post up over time as things progress and from previous motors you can see I will be doing a fair bit.
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Looking good with the new grill. What's the steering wheel on the right hand side in one of the photos doing there? Another mod on the way?
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Looking good with the new grill. What's the steering wheel on the right hand side in one of the photos doing there? Another mod on the way?
Cheers and yup tis an M3 DCT wheel I picked up before buying the car too lol. Plan is to get Jack to retrim it before I fit it.
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Nice

Looks like a smart example. Looking forward to more photos soon,
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Always been a fan of this trim. I've contemplated purchasing it as well but the M3 center console piece is different than the 335's. Did you just wrap your stock one?
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Always been a fan of this trim. I've contemplated purchasing it as well but the M3 center console piece is different than the 335's. Did you just wrap your stock one?
Agreed I love the trim. Currently have the aluminium cube effect trim for the front centre console and still the wrapped rear section. Still looking at options for these though as you say the M3 one is different as it has the smg smaller cutout and buttons.

Was trying to do a deal with a fellow member for his leather trimmed console but think he's already sold it now. Might do the same thing though and get mine leather trimmed.
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Always been a fan of this trim. I've contemplated purchasing it as well but the M3 center console piece is different than the 335's. Did you just wrap your stock one?
Agreed I love the trim. Currently have the aluminium cube effect trim for the front centre console and still the wrapped rear section. Still looking at options for these though as you say the M3 one is different as it has the smg smaller cutout and buttons.

Was trying to do a deal with a fellow member for his leather trimmed console but think he's already sold it now. Might do the same thing though and get mine leather trimmed.
I think wrapping your stock center trim in the same color but with the 3M CF vinyl would look legit but it's hard to know how well it'll match the lether texture.
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I think wrapping your stock center trim in the same color but with the 3M CF vinyl would look legit but it's hard to know how well it'll match the lether texture.
I'm thinking just black leather retrim so doesn't need to match the cf effect.
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I think wrapping your stock center trim in the same color but with the 3M CF vinyl would look legit but it's hard to know how well it'll match the lether texture.
I'm thinking just black leather retrim so doesn't need to match the cf effect.
+1

I think that looks best with carbon leather. Where did you get the carbon leather trim from?
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I think that looks best with carbon leather. Where did you get the carbon leather trim from?
Did a deal with a guy on eBay.
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Can't believe you now have this well looked after car with nice extras and mods already P.S. IF I can make it to this meet End of Jan, how do you expect I fit my bumper in my car when I have a full audio boot build
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Can't believe you now have this well looked after car with nice extras and mods already P.S. IF I can make it to this meet End of Jan, how do you expect I fit my bumper in my car when I have a full audio boot build
Delay the ICE install LOL.

Or leave it on the car and I'll bring some tools to take it off then you can drive back bumperless....
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A damn fine start, look forward to seeing where you go with it!!
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I remember this car when Mike in Hampshire had it. Remind us of the mods on it? IIRC they were pretty good mods.
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I remember this car when Mike in Hampshire had it. Remind us of the mods on it? IIRC they were pretty good mods.
Have updated the first post with the mods already on the car when I bought it.
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So another mod completed to add to the list.

Huge thanks to cupraraj for kindly popping over today and coding out the checks etc so I could get these fitted.

LCI Rears nicely freshen up the rear. Will look better once my plate goes on:





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Have updated the first post with the mods already on the car when I bought it.
I didn't realise it was such a well sorted car to start with, nice purchase!!
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I didn't realise it was such a well sorted car to start with, nice purchase!!
Yup hence the willing to compromise on silver and SE.

But it's all good.
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