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      Yesterday, 01:08 AM   #1
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Moser BMW's E90 Build Thread (Picture Heavy)

Hi all,

I decided since looking through a bunch of these build threads and being very interested I would contribute with one of my own. I drive a 2008 328i. I purchased the car last February after having my 1st car (04 mustang gt) totaled as result of being rear ended on the highway. With the insurance coming through and some very generous parents, I was able to purchase this beauty after many weeks of searching.

1st day home
80k miles
6 speed manual transmission
Completely stock

As of now the mod list is:
-5% tint all around
-Black Plasti Dip Rims
-Gloss Blue painted brake calipers
-Black Kidney Grills
-Crappy Front "Bumper" off ebay (being changed VERY SOON)
-2 12' JL Audio Subwoofers
-1 Planet Audio 2500 Watt Amp
-OEM Blacklines
-BMS Power Box
-Stage 2 Si Air Intake by aFe

Mods to come:
-1M Replica Bumper
-Carbon Fiber Emblems
-Carbon Fiber Wrapped Interior Trim
-Carbon Fiber E-Brake Handle
-Coilovers
-Rims
-Depo v2 Headlights with Lux Angel Eyes

Now on to the pictures

Also, None of these pictures are up to professional quality and were taken by my friends and I so if you are looking for professional photography, I apologize.

First things first, for anyone who cares, this was my mustang after the accident





At the dealer:




First Drive Home:





5% tints and a picture with my buddies brz at school:





A photoshoot at a state park in Jersey with my fresh plasti dipped rims and painted brake calipers:





Photoshoot at the Hawks Nest (Famous road used to film many car commercials):





JL Subwoofers and Planet Audio Amp installed:



OEM Blacklines Installed:



aFe Intake and BMS Power Box Installed:











Thats it for now, the next major upgrade will be the 1M bumper which will be here very soon. As for the mods that I have already done, I understand they are not the most expensive and tasteful mods but I am a college student on a budget, so I think i've made it a nice car for what its worth.

I'd appreciate any criticism or ideas on what to do next. Thanks for looking

p.s. for anyone who read this far, thank you! heres a little video my friend and I did when i first got the car

-Luke
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Hey bro welcome to the forums and congrats on the car. I also own an '08 328i with the same stock wheels lol!
So far your off to a good start with the mods but I would suggest getting a set of wheels asap 'cause the plasti dip doesn't look good IMO lol.

Thanks for sharing the pics, and keep us posted.
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Coming along nicely. get some tpms sensors with the new wheels too. seems you are having fun with the car! and hawk's nest is an awesome road.
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grats on the new car! be careful with 5% tint, not sure how the laws are where you live but i'd get ticketed.
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Hey bro welcome to the forums and congrats on the car. I also own an '08 328i with the same stock wheels lol!
So far your off to a good start with the mods but I would suggest getting a set of wheels asap 'cause the plasti dip doesn't look good IMO lol.

Thanks for sharing the pics, and keep us posted.
I agree, I just think the stock aluminum rims looked even worse in my opinion so the plasti dip is just temporary until I can get my hands on a set of rims. Thanks for the kind words.
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good start.

as a next step, i recommend you get wheels/tires and suspension before jumping to a 1M front bumper. the 1M front is way too aggressive to "only" have plastidipped 16s on.

i wouldn't have gotten the subs and amp but then again, i have the premium sound package in my E90. also, i'd skip carbon fiber roundels.

from modifying several cars over the years, my advice is to keep it clean and simple. don't overcomplicate the mods and stick to quality products and not the best bang for the buck. and ultimately, the decisions are up to you. keep on moddin'!
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Congrats, welcome to the club! lol You've got a good start going, and like Dan said, I'd keep it simple for now. Wheels, tires, suspension, etc. Speaking from experience lol, I got a little ahead of myself and now I'm paying for it haha

Where in Jersey is Hawks road?
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Looking good - keep it up! Rocking the Kimi Raikkonen demeanor
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Welcome! Imo I would get a set of bigger wheels before getting the 1m bumper, it's an awesome bumper, but needs a lot of other supporting mods to look right. Also I'd avoid depo headlights, I have a set and have had nothing but problems. I's suggest getting an OEM set with halos or retrofit projectors and/or halos into your halogen lights. I'm excited to see what's next!
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goodstart so far!
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Congrats, welcome to the club! lol You've got a good start going, and like Dan said, I'd keep it simple for now. Wheels, tires, suspension, etc. Speaking from experience lol, I got a little ahead of myself and now I'm paying for it haha

Where in Jersey is Hawks road?
Its actually in New York, but I live in way north jersey so its only about a 20 minute drive for me. Its outside of a town called Port Jervis, NY.
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Also, thanks everyone for the direction. I knew I wanted to get new rims and suspension but I didn't know when. It looks like that will be the next major mod. I've been looking into Stance Wheels; anyone have any comments on those? And also, what are your favorite color rims for a black bmw, I was thinking either stay black or gunmetal. Personally I am not a fan of the silver/aluminum look.
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Its actually in New York, but I live in way north jersey so its only about a 20 minute drive for me. Its outside of a town called Port Jervis, NY.
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Nice! Congrats and happy modding!
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