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      11-21-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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Smile Az Riz | Pics from 2k mile trip to Austria

Hi guys, just bought myself a 2010 330d M-sport LCI a couple of weeks ago so thought I'd join up and start a quick thread. Haven't really taken any particularly nice photos yet but here are a few for now:










I'm venturing over from the VAG scene after owning and heavily modifying a Mk4 Golf GTI for the last few years. I'm pretty knowledgable about cars and am very much into improving them in terms of aesthetics and performance. My Golf is running a genuine 300bhp (well, it will be when the map is finished!) with 310 lb-ft of torque. Porsche brakes, stiffened chassis etc etc. Here are a few pics:










(Build thread here: http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/358419.aspx?PageIndex=1 where page 15 is the most interesting with the engine rebuild and turbo upgrade)


I'm probably going to wait out the winter before I start modifying the Bimmer, it desperately needs a serious paint correction because the paint condition is the worst I've ever seen! The previous owner obviously didn't give a damn and let the usual car-wash monkeys destroy it...it's quite shocking for a car that is only 3 years old. Then will come some nice wheels, a few bodywork tweaks such as an M3 spoiler, lowering about 25mm further than how it currently sits and some engine performance enhancements.

So for now, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive as it is, I'll probably just go for a few coding enhancements such as instant-speed, instant-mpg, alarm chirp and a few other bits for now and start working on the aesthetics and performance in Spring. The massive improvement in comfort and practicality after driving my Golf feels absolutely awesome so I do not intend to lower this car as much as the Golf to the extent that I need to worry about comfort and speed bumps etc.

At the moment, I'm pretty worried about driving it when the snow/ice hits as I don't want to get stranded on the M25 like 40 miles from home or something lol - I'm keeping the Golf on the road to help out with snowy days and then it's going into storage for a while.

I hope this community is as lively as the VAG community!

Az

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      11-21-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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Welcome mate, nice motor! Probably worthwhile keeping your post here, the UK community is quite active.
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+1 keep it in the UK section dude!

and a very nice motor the red is an awesome colour!

and that golf...wow, truly awesome work on her she is a beauty! look forward to seeing what you do to the BM
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Cheers for the replies guys, I'll put the post back on here then.

Thanks for the comments on the Golf, I can't wait to get working on the BM lol.
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      11-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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LOVELY car great colour!!!!

Your VW looks sick too!!!

Welcome to the forum and happy modding!

& WELCOME TO THE FORUM
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Love the colour! Always see black, white & silver round my way and nice to be different.
Look forward to seeing the mods go on, like what you have done with the Golf.
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nice colour of the e92, i know i would say that haha!

I remember i saw your mk4 over at ukmkivs.net, you did have the Dave B bbk upgrade there ? I wish we could get some for the bimmer!
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Beautiful E92, but VW is a weakness of mine.
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Welcome over and great vag haha. Love what u did with it! Plans for the Beemer?!?
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LOVELY car great colour!!!!

Your VW looks sick too!!!

Welcome to the forum and happy modding!

& WELCOME TO THE FORUM
Thank you very much Josh, a very warm welcome there

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Welcome!
Love the colour! Always see black, white & silver round my way and nice to be different.
Look forward to seeing the mods go on, like what you have done with the Golf.
Thanks man, yeah I was a bit bored of the silver Golf because greyscale colours don't always stand out too easily so I wanted something a little bright this time! Saw this red one for sale and fell in love with it straight away!

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nice colour of the e92, i know i would say that haha!

I remember i saw your mk4 over at ukmkivs.net, you did have the Dave B bbk upgrade there ? I wish we could get some for the bimmer!
Haha thanks man, and yeah it was one of the first sets of this setup back at that time to be sold by DaveB! Have we spoken on the Uk-mkivs forum in the past?

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Beautiful E92, but VW is a weakness of mine.
Thanks dude, VW is very cool in its own right but so far I am liking the world of BMW much more due to the RWD and balanced chassis!

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Welcome over and great vag haha. Love what u did with it! Plans for the Beemer?!?
LOL thanks man, the Beemer is due most of the usual expected mods such as a few body parts (front lip, spoiler, maybe dual exhaust) as well as stance (but not too low - needs to remain practical and comfy which the Golf very much is not!) and simple engine mods such as some breathing mods and a remap. Oh and wheels, of course!
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Haha thanks man, and yeah it was one of the first sets of this setup back at that time to be sold by DaveB! Have we spoken on the Uk-mkivs forum in the past?
Probably, haha... DaveB is the legend! I had the 288 rear set up from him and it was great! Looking forward to see the updates for the new ride
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VW is very cool in its own right but so far I am liking the world of BMW much more due to the RWD and balanced chassis!
Ain't that the truth!

Welcome & must say I'm loving that red. Think its the first red I've seen on LCI. Stands out I'm sure & can imagine a striking contrast to the xenon running lights - enjoy.
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golf sounds like a beast! can't wait to see what you do with the e92... and red lci is so rare!
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Welcome! Anxious to see yr mods on the bimmer...dont think you'll be able to keep it simple. Lolol
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Nice BMW, love the colour.

Nice MK4 too matey. I myself was in the VW scene before moving onto BMWs - so always had a soft spot for them

Judging my some of the pics locations looks like your a London chap too!?
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Good choice of colour on the BMW looking forward to see where you do with it,
I keep shifting between BMW and Vag the last vag I had was a Red mk4 golf Anni
Have a big soft spot for golf Gti s
Keep the pics coming
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Golf looks great...think ive seen it a few times on the A10.
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Probably, haha... DaveB is the legend! I had the 288 rear set up from him and it was great! Looking forward to see the updates for the new ride
Yeah he's great, I was thinking of doing the 288 rear upgrade but upgrading from 232mm to 256mm vented was a surprising improvement so I left it at that. Thanks, I plan to start working on this car in Spring

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Ain't that the truth!

Welcome & must say I'm loving that red. Think its the first red I've seen on LCI. Stands out I'm sure & can imagine a striking contrast to the xenon running lights - enjoy.
Thank you, the red really stood out for me and I felt it was quite rare so I'm really glad I went for it. And yes, the contrast between the LCI white angels/xenons and the red body is one of my favourite parts!

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golf sounds like a beast! can't wait to see what you do with the e92... and red lci is so rare!
The Golf IS a beast to be honest, the rebuilt engine with turbo upgrade and breathing upgrades that I did, have made the engine absolutely awesome to drive. Instant, relentless, effortless power. Plus it was seeing 40+ mpg on the motorway if driving sensibly! The only problem was the painfully crashy ride on coilovers at that ride height and the fact that there are a billion silver MK4s which is what made me want the red LCI E92

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Welcome! Anxious to see yr mods on the bimmer...dont think you'll be able to keep it simple. Lolol
Haha I have a feeling that you may be right, although the reason that I intend to keep it 'simple' is because I want to trade up for something a bit beastly in 2-3 years such as the new M4 or a GTR or something. Only time will tell, it's easy to change my mind during that time.

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Nice BMW, love the colour.

Nice MK4 too matey. I myself was in the VW scene before moving onto BMWs - so always had a soft spot for them

Judging my some of the pics locations looks like your a London chap too!?
Yes mate, London, and many of the photos at the top of this page were during one particular photo shoot in Central. What VW did you have before the BMW? Thanks for the comments!

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Good choice of colour on the BMW looking forward to see where you do with it,
I keep shifting between BMW and Vag the last vag I had was a Red mk4 golf Anni
Have a big soft spot for golf Gti s
Keep the pics coming
Red Anni? Mmmmm ! One of my favourite looks from the MK4 era. Thank you for the comments

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Golf looks great...think ive seen it a few times on the A10.
Thanks man, I don't use the A10 (used to use the A12 and A406 regularly until a few months ago) but there have been many silver MK4s pop up that look annoyingly similar to mine since I built my look about 5 years ago. That is one of the main reasons that I have bought this new car!
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Easy Az,

Many a time have I seen your VDUB through the local meets and long cruises. Its sure been a while nice to know I actually know somebody already on here. Anyway congrats on the new edition the 330d is looking smooth for sure.

Great Choice .... and now I await to see the Mods.

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welcome mate!

i would hide the reg number! :-)
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Easy Az,

Many a time have I seen your VDUB through the local meets and long cruises. Its sure been a while nice to know I actually know somebody already on here. Anyway congrats on the new edition the 330d is looking smooth for sure.

Great Choice .... and now I await to see the Mods.

J
Cheers bro, yeah those were good times, time to give this BMW thing a go and see if we can spice up the UK scene a lil bit

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welcome mate!

i would hide the reg number! :-)
Cheers man, can't believe I overlooked that, sorted now
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Ok I've decided to continue my progress thread in the Photos section:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965719
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