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      02-09-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Alex's Introduction & Build Thread

So I decided it would be better to keep a build thread/photo dump instead of cluttering this subforum with individual threads.

Anyways,

I'm Alex, I resides in the Tampa Bay Area and have a 2010 335i. I bought this car back in March 2013 coming out of a MKV GTI. I heavily modded my GTI and felt that I reached the ending point and wanted a new project. I parted out the GTI and came to the Bimmer world.

Here is a link to my GTI's build thread if anyone is interested
Click for StanceWorks feature.



Anyways onto the new car!

2010 335i
Black Sapphire Metallic
6 Speed Manual
Currently 33k Miles
Navigation
Black Dakota Leather
Cold Weather Package
M Sport package



I started modding my 335i almost immediately but came to a sudden halt in May of 2013 :/

Nothing really changed since May. I actually put my car back to stock from about October until late January. I was unsure if I was going to sell it/drive it stock/ or start building it.

Well, I decided to start building it again for now haha.

I have a lot more plans for the car and this will be a budget build for now

Existing Modifications right now are.

Fortune Auto 500 coilovers
Enkei Nt03's with Michelin PSS
HPA M3 Swaybar endlinks
JB4
BMS Oil Thermostat Delete
Matte Black Kidney grills
BSM Sidemarkers

A couple memories of my old car










Here is the day I picked it up...






and its current state as of 02/09/2014...

















If you want more progress on my car you can follow me on instagram idk_alex however I will be updating this as my build thread.


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      02-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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Welcome! Congrats on the beautiful car. I have to say, you don't see very many cars with Convex wheels. The front look funky (not in a bad way).
Again, welcome and enjoy the car and the forums!
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      02-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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Congrats man. Does the VW community hate you now?
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Congrats...
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      02-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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i love your car! the NT03's look absolutely sick with the drop and i cant wait to see what other mods you've got planned for this beauty!
btw your VDub looked dope!!
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Your GTI was nice...congrats on the new pick up.
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Welcome! Congrats on the beautiful car. I have to say, you don't see very many cars with Convex wheels. The front look funky (not in a bad way).
Again, welcome and enjoy the car and the forums!
Thank you sir. And I agree, Its a constant love hate with the front wheels haha.

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Congrats man. Does the VW community hate you now?
Haaha, well yes and no. Mostly the "stance" community doesnt accept me anymore lol.

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i love your car! the NT03's look absolutely sick with the drop and i cant wait to see what other mods you've got planned for this beauty!
btw your VDub looked dope!!
Thanks man, Im excited too!





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Your GTI was nice...congrats on the new pick up.
Thank you!

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yea ive seen your other threads with those wheeels.... i love em, nice work
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looking good
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Thanks for all the love guys.

I just installed new Radial bearings and Pillow ball mounts on my Fortune Auto's. They ride like a dream and I highly recommend them.

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Sorry I'm not really a car guy but what are these? I'm all for making my ride quality better would they work on my e93? Any pre-requisites needed before purchasing these? I have KW V2's on my car right now.
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beautiful car man! and that VW
Thanks man!

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Sorry I'm not really a car guy but what are these? I'm all for making my ride quality better would they work on my e93? Any pre-requisites needed before purchasing these? I have KW V2's on my car right now.
I was having a slight problem with spring bind and memory steering.

These fixed both and made the steering much more responsive. A lot of coilovers with camber plates have problems with bearings. You can use these on a wide variety of coils. I would call Fortune Auto and ask them.

BTW I have two camber plates for sale as well that would work with these.

I highly recommend this for anyone with camber plates.
http://www.fortune-auto.com/radialbearingmounts.htm
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Thanks everyone!

So I put my Jb4 back in and at the same cut the diodes on the circuit board and flashed it with ISO software. I ran the USB chord through the firewall into my glovebox. Pretty happy with the result. Car is back to being pretty fast and now I can log at convenience.

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nice cross over to the dark side :P
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