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      04-30-2011, 08:33 PM   #221
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My cars all done!! The alignment was a breeze, and the new shocks and struts make the car handle 100000 times better then stock. It absorbs bumps better, its stiffer, more stable, and in the corners it feels like an S2000 on steroids.

I also installed my COBB today, it is absolutely unbelievable!!!

I'll post pics tonight when I'm on my own computer. Here are two videos I made earlier today for your enjoyment!



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      04-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #222
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I've spent much of today 'testing' and am getting mixed results with my JB4 .. I'll be out and about again tomorrow (Sunday) am.
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Speaking of which, I need some ideas for wheels .. I was about to order some VMR v710s, but my parts guy was dragging his heels, and now they are out of stock until mid June. Can't wait that long!
I know EAS usually has VMR wheels in stock. Check them out, they are located in California, but offer excellent customer service.

www.europeanautosource.com
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      05-01-2011, 12:07 AM   #224
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I know EAS usually has VMR wheels in stock. Check them out, they are located in California, but offer excellent customer service.

www.europeanautosource.com
Thanks for the info .. I'm trying to get them through my guy here since he can get them fairly close to cost.

Looking at Raderwerks right now .. but I've never heard of them before.
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      05-01-2011, 12:36 AM   #225
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So I'm having some steering issues.. I started a thread in the suspension section.. Not sure if I should take it back to the alignment shop, or BMW. Steering feels 50% loser then it did stock which ads to the car feeling far less stable..

Anyhow, here are the pics!
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      05-01-2011, 12:40 AM   #226
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      05-01-2011, 12:41 AM   #227
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just picked up my car... cant be happier..
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      05-01-2011, 12:45 AM   #228
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Wow .. that is seriously dropped!

Are your fenders rolled, or stock?

Steering might just be the tires breaking in .. didn't you say they were new?
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      05-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #229
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Tires are bran new. The wheel is about half an inch to a 3rd of an inch to much to the right.. Thats easily fixable, the tech said to bring it back if I found it to be off as he tried his best to eye ball it since the machine doesn't laser the steering wheel. However it now feels loose!... 335i steering wheel should feel the road and be very stiff and firm, it now feels much looser... Not sure if I take it back to him or BMW or what but I don't like it.

I did not have to role the fenders! It doesn't rub at all.
I have -2.5" Camber in the rear and -0.9" Camber in the front. Its at the perfect height I think, absolutely stunning!
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      05-01-2011, 01:09 AM   #230
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I'd take it back to the alignment place .. since they were last to play with it.

Where the 335i is normally so planted, I can see why the slightest of changes would upset the feel of the steering.
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      05-01-2011, 01:31 AM   #231
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It gives it a funny feeling. The suspension itself is planted like its on rails!! Yet the steering is much loser so you * get the impression its not nearly as stable * I am not to happy, I'll take it in next saturday.

I'm going to head to bed, tomorrow I'm going to try uploading V2.02 COBB Map and see if I prefer it, I just hope I don't have the same issue other users are having.
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It gives it a funny feeling. The suspension itself is planted like its on rails!! Yet the steering is much loser so you * get the impression its not nearly as stable * I am not to happy, I'll take it in next saturday.

I'm going to head to bed, tomorrow I'm going to try uploading V2.02 COBB Map and see if I prefer it, I just hope I don't have the same issue other users are having.
Nice pics! How did it drive before the alignment? What kind of suspension did you get?
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      05-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #233
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wow the COBB tune vids look awesome....acceleration seems wayyyyyy faster!
congrats on the tune and the drop....car looks sick. too bad bout the steering feel tho but hopefully that can be fixed easily!
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      05-01-2011, 05:58 PM   #234
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Guys, --- A. I tried launching my car with stability control off as well, it was MUCH quicker, I sear, it seems like even though the car is not even close to going sideways the computer kicks in and slows it down randomly from 100KPH and up?? I was also very surprised because when we launched it from a stop with no DTC or Stability, the tires did not even chirp!? My father whom is also a car buff could not believe how much traction my G-Force had!


** On a different note, this was with the new COBB AP Version 2.02! I swapped maps today and I love it more then words, it is just as responsive as 2.01 yet has no power surge and I find the throttle response incredible! Give it 30% when passing someone and she takes off, yet give it 50 - 60 percent and she really goes, give it 100% WOT and it downshifts and takes off like warp speed!



I had a chance to wash my car today up by spy hill near the Costco in the nw. Here are the pics! Enjoy!
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Looks nice and clean! Have you thought about putting some spacers in the rear??
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      05-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #236
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What do the Spacers do? If they push the rims out, I can't go any wider without rolling the fenders. I'm already running Very aggressive camber to ensure I don't rub.
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What do the Spacers do? If they push the rims out, I can't go any wider without rolling the fenders. I'm already running Very aggressive camber to ensure I don't rub.
Yea it pushes the wheels out. If you decide to do fender rolling Screamin Paintworks does fender rolling and then you can put some spacers on to make it more aggressive. That's what I did.
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how much does screaming paintworks charge to role the fenders? If I role them, I will be able to run less aggresive camber to ensure I dont get poor tire wear, as well as add spacers!

How much for a good set of spacers?
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What sizes & offsets are your wheels?
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new here-- some questions

where in calgary can i have good window tint done.. i like to have the rear windows tinted really dark, is that legal?

dealership is selling 19" wheels for $2700, is this okay? do i need to have springs adjusted?

my first bmw, love my car...
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where in calgary can i have good window tint done.. i like to have the rear windows tinted really dark, is that legal?

dealership is selling 19" wheels for $2700, is this okay? do i need to have springs adjusted?

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Tinting Illusions is really good, but I heard they merged with Shadow Tinting. Check out Shadow Tinting, that would be the first place where I would go. There are other places like Icon Auto Tinting as well. You can tint the rear windows as dark as you want. You're not allowed to tint the front windows but a lot of people do. My preference is to tint all the windows equally. either 20% all the way around or 30-35% percent all the way around for the classy look.

For $2700 you can buy nicer better wheels than from the dealership. Check out the sponsers or for sale section. I'm selling my wheels and tires for just as much, but its up to you.

Typically if you buy wheels with lower profile people like to fill the gap by lowering the vehicle (ie using lowering springs or coilovers) but its not necessary.
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how much does screaming paintworks charge to role the fenders? If I role them, I will be able to run less aggresive camber to ensure I dont get poor tire wear, as well as add spacers!

How much for a good set of spacers?

Screamin Paintworks charges $75 per corner, so $150 for the rears. I've went to them everytime. They are a really good body shop! I definetly recommend them.

Spacers shouldn't run you more than a $100. Sometime you can find good deals on the for sale section. If you want to test fit 10mm spacers, I have a set if it hasn't sold by then.


I had 19X10 with 275/30/19 +38 with kumho ecstas in the rear. I was dropped on KWv2 pretty low. Without rolling the fenders i would rub with people sitting in the back. Once I rolled the fenders no problem. I tried adding a 10mm spacer with this setup and it rubbed, so with a 5mm it may work. Also it depends on your tires. If you have Toyos or falken which run narrower it may work. I ran kumho's which tend to run a bit wider. I also ran 265/30/19 with 10mm spacers and it was perfect stance with no rubbing. Just to give you an example and e90 have more clearance.
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