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      09-27-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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New guy, first BMW.

So I just picked up my first BMW over the weekend. I have been looking off and on for the past 6 months or so when I stumbled across this car. I was amazed that it was on the used market and had everything I wanted. I couldn't pass it up and couldn't be more happy.

I came from custom built (by myself) turbo Hondas and an Evo 8, so this car was a big upgrade in the luxury department. My last Civic was much faster (330whp/290ft.lb torque in 2200lbs car), but I think the BMW is a much better balance of speed, power, luxury, and looks.

Anyways, about the BMW...it is a e90 lci with paddles, fully loaded with xDrive, M-sport (couldn't believe I found a car on used market w/ M-sport!), BBS RGR 19" wheels, Dinan stage 2 engine/boost upgrades and suspension, Dinan exhaust, and Dinan oil cooler. I am loving it so far...

Next summer I plan on doing black kidneys, new lip, maybe a small trunk spoiler, wheel spacers, and possibly suspension for a little more low.

Enough talk...on to the pics...















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      09-27-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Wow nice mods already, looks great

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      09-28-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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Beautiful car. It came with aftermarket pedals BTW. And nice Mitsubishi outlander. I have the exact same.. even same color
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nice car, congrats
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      09-28-2011, 06:42 AM   #5
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Awesome find! The car looks amazing. Grats.
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      09-28-2011, 07:50 AM   #6
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Debadge it. Get floss or fishing line. Heat up that area from about 6'' away. Floss the numbers and i off. Pick the extra glue off. Use goo-b-gone to remove remaining residue. Wash the area off (run through car wash), and wax the area.
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      09-28-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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looks sick man. congrats!!!!
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Great looking car. Congratulations.

I'd be wary of lowering an X drive car. I don't know what this would do to the AWD system or how well it functions. Maybe nothing.
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Nice car. Did the kids come with it?

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car is soooo sexy
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Nice car!
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      09-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #12
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Great looking car. Congratulations.

I'd be wary of lowering an X drive car. I don't know what this would do to the AWD system or how well it functions. Maybe nothing.
i lowered my XI and it still functions great

Great Looking Car BTW!!! great find, and welcome
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The rims look amazing!
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      09-28-2011, 10:39 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the nice comments! I friggin love this car.

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Beautiful car. It came with aftermarket pedals BTW. And nice Mitsubishi outlander. I have the exact same.. even same color
Right, I forgot the Dinan pedals! I guess that means you don't want to buy my Outlander then?

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Debadge it. Get floss or fishing line. Heat up that area from about 6'' away. Floss the numbers and i off. Pick the extra glue off. Use goo-b-gone to remove remaining residue. Wash the area off (run through car wash), and wax the area.
Thinking about it, done it before on other cars. I have the Dinan badging which has instructions on how to do it as well. (Dinan badging def' not going on car though).

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Nice car. Did the kids come with it?

Hah no! My son keeps asking when he can drive in my new car though :P

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Great looking car. Congratulations.

I'd be wary of lowering an X drive car. I don't know what this would do to the AWD system or how well it functions. Maybe nothing.
I've seen xi's lowered before, we'll see, it is not on top of my list 'cause I still need this thing to get around in a little bit of snow since I'm selling my Outlander.

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i lowered my XI and it still functions great

Great Looking Car BTW!!! great find, and welcome
Thx, and yea, still cannot believe I found this setup in the used market

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