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      12-18-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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2005 pre-LCI model

Work done to date:

- Stock 17in wheels replaced with 19in 190 style OEM wheels (Conti Sport Contact 3 on rear 255/30/19 and Goodyear Eagle F1 front 225/35/19)
- Stock MF steering wheel replaced with M sport steering wheel with SSG paddle shifters
- Auto shifter replaced with BMW Performance Shifter and Gator
- Break E handle cover replaced with perforated M sport cover
- Interior trim (dark wood) replaced with Glacier Silver interior off 2010 M Sport
- Interior lights replaced with LED lights
- BMW OEM LCI Radio Buttons (with chrome rings)
- BMW Performance pedal covers and M3 dead pedal / footrest (only available in LHD so it had to be cut/converted to RHD)
- Fire extinguisher mounted in OEM bracket under drivers seat
- OEM grocery holder in boot
- OEM blackline tail lights
- OEM mud guards
- OEM safety vest / net on passenger side
- Smoked LED side indicators
- OEM Alpine HIFI Upgrade + Infinity Reference 4032cf rear shelf speakers
- OEM Ipod Connectivity Retrofit
- M3 style lip spoiler
- Eibach pro-kit springs
- OEM BMW Performance strut brace / dome cross bar
- Megan racing camber arms
- Stainless steel exhaust tips
- K&N air filter
- BMS Powerbox chip
- Darkest legal window tinting
- HSV/BMW e60 combination spare tyre kit
- Brodit Clips x 2, with Iphone and Tom Tom mounts
- Any scuffed interior plastic parts/panels replaced with brand new parts

Work to be done / wish list:

- Post LCI / facelift OEM headlights with angel eyes
- Sports front seats
- Koni FSD shocks
- Audio upgrade - underseat subwoofers with SWS8
- Eibach pro kit sway bars
- Eisenmann / Remus exhaust
- Caliper painting or BMW Performance Brake Kit (leaning against the BBK as there is no real practical requirement for it with limited 325i power)
- Pre LCI M-Tech body kit and some sort of CF lip to complement the new front spoiler
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      12-18-2011, 03:57 AM   #2
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Alloys suit the car...
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      12-18-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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thanks
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      12-18-2011, 04:14 AM   #4
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i have realised that is one f...en expensive hobby
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      12-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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looks pretty neat except for the roof racks :-(
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      12-18-2011, 06:04 PM   #6
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agree, roof racks do look pretty ordinary... I don't have them on normally, but put them on that day to test them out (got them off another member on this forum)
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      12-18-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
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how hard was the passenger luggage thing
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      12-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #8
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do you mean the net with safety vest? super easy, 5 minutes.
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      12-19-2011, 07:38 AM   #9
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Good to see you are enjoying the car. I really like the interior trim and shifter. Exterior mods and the drop are great too but I would have chosen different rims.
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      12-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #10
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Good to see you are enjoying the car. I really like the interior trim and shifter. Exterior mods and the drop are great too but I would have chosen different rims.

Cheers John 01, so far I had stock 168s, 185s and aftermarket CSLs on this car. I was looking for some other styles to go on (possibly 225s or 189s) but found these brand new wheels for an absolute bargain price. After seeing them in person I was blown away by the quality of the finish (and apparently they are forged).

I know they are a bit AUDI-ish but I haven't seen another car with these wheels and they do look amazing in real life.
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      12-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #11
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Very Tidy! Thumbs Up!
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      12-28-2011, 07:13 AM   #12
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some more photos, no roof racks
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      12-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #13
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Absolutely beautiful! Well done. I can only aspire to getting my E90 (pre LCI) to that level! Quick question: when you say you were able to replace
"- Any scuffed interior plastic parts/panels replaced with brand new parts"
could you advise where you were able to find the part numbers? I cannot, for the life of me, find the parts i need on the OEM list I have. It's the driver's side grab handle, in a shocking state of scratching & discolouration, would be happy to replace. Just need to find the part number!
Well done, again, on the fantastic vehicle.
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I like it.
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Looks 100% better without the roof racks. Very clean!
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      12-31-2011, 09:02 AM   #16
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Absolutely beautiful! Well done. I can only aspire to getting my E90 (pre LCI) to that level! Quick question: when you say you were able to replace
"- Any scuffed interior plastic parts/panels replaced with brand new parts"
could you advise where you were able to find the part numbers? I cannot, for the life of me, find the parts i need on the OEM list I have. It's the driver's side grab handle, in a shocking state of scratching & discolouration, would be happy to replace. Just need to find the part number!
Well done, again, on the fantastic vehicle.
Cheers

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mate, the way i've done it is as follows:

1. go to RealOEM.com and enter the last 7 characters of your VIN, the website will then take you to your car's part numbers / lists
2. search through the relevant sections to find the part numbers of parts that need replacing
3. copy the numbers
4. go to schmiedmann.com and bmminiparts.com and search for those parts and get quotes
5. order the required parts from the most cost effective site
6. normally schmiedmann.com works out better for large parts and bmminiparts.com for smaller parts, but that is a very sweeping generalisation
7. receive your parts in 1-3 weeks, install, enjoy your new interior

P.S. I had the same issue as you and had to replace the entire driver's side grab handle with a new part. I was lucky because bmminiparts.com had one in stock and it only cost me $120 shipped to get one, normally you would expect tp pay around $300 or so
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Looks 100% better without the roof racks. Very clean!
thanks John 01!
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      12-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #18
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wow! more mods than all of us, yet looks so stock.

Nice work mate, looks fantastic
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nice looking car bud. The offsets on those rims are really good too. The amount of cars I see with new rims that aren't the right offset that don't fit the guards are is countless.

The smoked tail lights and m3 lip is tastefully subtle too

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      01-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #20
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thanks for the positive comments guys, will keep posting pics of any new mods that come up
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well done mate, tasteful mods!
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Is the fire extinguisher just in case that beast of an engine catches on fire? :P.
Seems pointless to me.

Other than that, I really like it. Well played good sir.
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