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      02-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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I'll be using this for my build so try to stay positive

Welcome to my E90:

Bought as a daily driver in August of 2012, this is my first BMW. I come from a family line of Mercedes' which I had no intension of ever buying a 3 series it definitely is a more solid and overall joy to drive over my 2008 C350, 2009 C300, and 2009 A4 respectfully. The helpful and knowledgable community surpassed my expectations in what I could achieve out of this 328i. The best part of this car has to be its driver engagment over other luxury cars in this catorgory. The steering response, the suspension modded by just springs, perches, and struts to give the ultimate drivers car a little more grip in the hills. My e90 came as stock as they came in 2007, its an early build with a date of production of 11/06. I got none of the goodies and doing no research of this car or any BMW for that matter and buying it unseen in 35 minutes it was a risk I would like to say paid off (Unless you count service $$ lol). It came without any packages so I recieved the bare minimal. My car has gone through some stages (Seen throughout my videos). I started it off as a daily driver which would get no love, just miles, and gasoline. But the ease of modifying this car and being "Bit by the mod-bug" only left it stock for about 72 hours. It was a California car so it came with a n51 motor (3 stage from factory) which is paired to an Active Autowerkes tune, charcoal delete in the stock air intake box, and a OEM BMW performance exhaust. With limited performance and no turbo the N51 in my opinion is the last REAL naturally aspirated inline 6 from BMW.

I'd like to thank the countless PM's with forum members who have shared their knowledge and ease of DIY with me over Facetime and texts.

To the companies who get my parts when I want them and for the price I can live with (JGMods, SonicTuning, Active Autowerkes, BMW Seattle & BMW NW, BurgerTuning, ECSTuning, H&R, Eibach, eBay sellers, Van Cours in Puyallup, WA, Griots Garage in Tacoma, WA for my detailing, Kao@BIM Coding Renton, WA, Mdecals; my apologize if I missed any)

Here is a list of my modifications, some pictures, and videos from along the way.

Enjoy, Taran J.

Exterior

-Jet Black
-M3 front bumper painted Jet Black, with fogs
-M3 replica vorsteiner carbon fiber lip (JGMODS)
-Black kidney grills
-ACS Jet Black rear bumper add on spoiler lip (diffuser)
-Custom rear bumper side fin/diffuser blades wrapped in gloss black
-ACS Jet Black roof spoiler
-Sonic Tuning high kick CSL trunk with exposed CF lip
-OEM Euro side mirror glass with blind spot detection, heat, and blue.
-35% tint all around
-Debadged 328i model identifier
-OEM radiator painted matte black
-OEM tails painted reverse in VHT red + Plast-Dip over in Smoke
-R-Dash 24 LED license plate lights
-OEM brake calipers paint in gloss black
-80mm EAS M3 quad exhaust tips in stainless steel
-OEM halogens retrofitted with THERETROFITSOURCE.com's Bi-Xenon Morimoto H1 projectors with 4xLED angel eyes. 6,000k 35w digital slim HID kit + 55w resistors wired up with no errors.
-Black Cyba scoops
-Black & White CF Hood and Trunk BMW Emblems
-Tinted side turn markers in VHT NiteShades spray on tint
-GodSpeed front tow hook plate
-Red CNC tow hook

Interior

-Black leather
-CF air bag emblem
-Hardwired Whistler radar detector
-Belkin Bluetooth CarAudioConnect V2 (Aux + 12v in armrest unit in storage cubby)
-Custom Galaxy Tab 3 7" velcro'd to my dash (Streaming Bluetooth audio via Belkin via cars Aux)
-LCI Cup holders
-6,000k Interior LEDs
--Doors, dome, map, footwells, glovebox, trunk
-Red painted Start button surround
-Gloss Black wrapped interior pieces
--All oem wood trim, m3 steering wheel trim, light switch surround, sport gear shifter

ENGINE & CODING

-N51 SULEV
-Charcoal delete
-AA Stage 3 tune
-DODGE VIPER GTS RED painted
--Engine cover, intake ducts (suction hoods), 3 Stage manifold 'BMW' Cover
-Black cyba air scoops
-OEM BMW Performance exhaust with quad EAS 80mm exhaust tips
-Coded off low and, high beam checks

Wheels and Suspension components

-Alufelgen SF-71 Gloss Black (BK12 powder coat code)
--Front 19x8.5, 2009 TMPS, wrapped in Toyo Proxy 235/35 + 15mm H&R spacers
--Rear 19x9.5, 2009 TMPS, wrapped in Falken FK452 265/30 + 20mm H&R spacers
--Black and white wheel center caps
-Style 268 alloys (Wintersetup)
--16x7, 2007 TMPS, wrapped in 205/55 Bridgestone Turanza RFT's
-Eibach Pro-Kit
--Progressive springs
-Sonic Tuning Renn motorsports 12mm & 20mm H&R spacers
--With extended tapered bolts
-SUPREME POWER Lowering Perches
-Rear fenders rolled

Old/Removed Modifications

-OEM Jet Black bumper (SOLD)
-OEM Jet Black splitters (SOLD)
-Hamann Jet Black rep lip (SOLD)
-OEM Jet Black trunk
-OEM Carbon fiber performance spoiler (SOLD)
-Black CF wrapped hood (Removed)
-Pre lci cup holders black (SOLD)
-OEM non sport springs (Back-up)
-Style 157 16x7, wrapped in Bridgestone Turanza RFT's 205/55 (SOLD)
-Style 162 18x8, 18x8.5 wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RFT's 225/40, 255/35 (SOLD)
-Style 95 19x9, and 19x10 (SOLD)
-DEPO V1 4 LED projector plug and play no error headlamps, with white euro reflector (SOLD)
-ACS trunk spoiler (SOLD)
-MTech trunk spoiler (SOLD)
-Black tow hook (SOLD)
-20% tint (Removed)
-Custom iPad on dash mount via portfolio case (Now galaxy tab)
-Pre lci cup holders (SOLD)
-Sport steering wheel trim (CF main and red vinyled chrome pieces)
-OEM BMW e90 Roof Rack Base System w/Thule xt871 fairing (SOLD)

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      02-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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AT? Regardless, shoot over for the flash event on Saturday to hang out.
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      02-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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AT? Regardless, shoot over for the flash event on Saturday to hang out.
AT 328i with build of 11/06. I'll try to but it's hard to when you own businesses on a Saturday Haha
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      03-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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epic build thread
hahaha
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      03-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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The thread blows without pics!
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The thread blows without pics!
I haven't had time to get a good shoot day. I know I hate it myself, It's a major tease
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      03-09-2013, 11:50 PM   #11
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how much rubbing do u get with the 15mm spacers and eibach?
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how much rubbing do u get with the 15mm spacers and eibach?
None, I'll be putting 20mm and rolling them next week.
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its clean, but i see too much 3m Di-Noc
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its clean, but i see too much 3m Di-Noc
It'll be off soon. Well the hood anyways, got some new shit I've been working on.
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Car looks great. But wasup with the iPad?
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Car looks great. But wasup with the iPad?
My iPad connects to a Belkin unit which is mounted inside of the cubby behind the gear shifter and plugged into the aux cable and 12v in the armrest, and now my iPad is my headunit (My other cars have built in SD card slots for audio {2009 Mercedes'} so going back to single CD was not a option).
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you should get a paint detail, get those swirls out. especially your rear bumper and trunk.
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you should get a paint detail, get those swirls out. especially your rear bumper and trunk.
The whole cars getting a full detail when my hood is getting resprayed, previous owner didn't know shit about paint and how to keep it up to par.
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Taran did you wrap the roof yourself? I'm thinking about wrapping a front lip with some 3M CF but not sure how it's going to turn out
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Taran did you wrap the roof yourself? I'm thinking about wrapping a front lip with some 3M CF but not sure how it's going to turn out
My roof isn't wrapped. My hood was and yes I did it myself. Just buy 3m glue promoter and run it along the edges. Other than that it's a simple task. If Chris you don't want to diy call up Mark Wu....
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I'll suggest adding a sports wheel or an m3 wheel like I have done to complete the interior... Wouldn't say I would do the same mods as you, but clean car otherwise !
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