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      10-28-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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Vlad's E91 LCI Saphire build page 2

Hi Guys,
I'm a newbie on here so decided to start a build thread for my firs e92.

Its a 2.5 325I M Sport Manual in Le-mans Blue with Black Dakota.
The spec is pretty poverty at the moment but let's see what we can do about that

I got it from my good friend who has now upgraded to an LCI 335i. He's had it for 3 years and has looked after pretty well but after a week of owning it I managed to construct a small to do list already, i'll post updates as i go along.

This is how she looked the day i collected her:





This is how she stands today with new centre caps and new repeaters:


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      10-28-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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Clean car, love the wheels. What color interior? Add a front lip and the exterior is good.
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      10-29-2016, 05:09 PM   #3
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Wasn't a fan of brushed aluminium so made a few changes

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      11-17-2016, 10:10 AM   #4
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Clean car, love the wheels. What color interior? Add a front lip and the exterior is good.
Thanks mate!

I've been looking at splitters but the 3 i narrowed it down to are 300-500

option 1 is m performance


option 2 is magna tuning


and option 3 is this but the name is unknown and i'm pretty sure they're all made in china to a great specification and tolerances :/



I've also been busy gathering some other parts for it:
  • 313's
  • m sport rear bump stops
  • michelim pss tyres
  • oem led plate lights (f30)
  • oem cam cover gasket
  • illuminated gear knob (f10 m5)
  • e9x se leather gear gaiter
  • oem e9x m3 steering wheel trim
  • steering wheel reshape and retrim
  • rear right drive shaft
  • oem mats and fixings
  • oem NS mirror glass
  • new acrylic plates
  • CIC idrive
  • iDrive dash
  • complete bamboo interior trim for idrive setup
  • telematix combox
  • oem m performance rear diffuser
  • LCI rear lights
  • oem LCI light looms
  • all necessary connectors, brackets and pins for the idrive and combox retrofit
I'll be doing a fully detailed non Idrive to CIC retrofit +Combox writeup so stay tuned

Also managed to take all the undertrays off the other day and snow foam all the underbody and covers. so satisfying!















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      11-17-2016, 02:33 PM   #5
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I'm digging that Magna Tuning front lip....do they make it for the LCI bumper?
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      11-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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I'm partial to the third lip and would love to have a set of Style 225's.
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      11-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #7
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I'm digging that Magna Tuning front lip....do they make it for the LCI bumper?
here you are mate, think I actually prefer it to the pre lci one
https://www.magnatuning.com/en/produ...mper-Extension
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I'm partial to the third lip and would love to have a set of Style 225's.
I do like the 3rd one but it's almost too "race car" for my liking...
Can you not get 225's on your side of the pond ?
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      11-17-2016, 04:54 PM   #9
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I'm sure that I can but am waiting for a clean set of used without breaking the bank.
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      11-17-2016, 05:05 PM   #10
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Hope you find a good set dude!
Over here they're very common and very prone to cracking too! Lol
There was a design revision to the barrels of 225s in 2011 I think which made them a lot stronger but I've still seen cracked ones ...
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Got my steering wheel today and popped it on along with new M3 trim
Very very pleased with it to say the least. 😬 Also fitted the M5 illuminated knob along with new e9x SE gaiter.
Some before and after shots:








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your car is coming out very nice, keep it up!
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your car is coming out very nice, keep it up!
Thanks man!
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Car looks great!!
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Got my steering wheel today and popped it on along with new M3 trim
Very very pleased with it to say the least. 😬 Also fitted the M5 illuminated knob along with new e9x SE gaiter.
Some before and after shots:








Link to the steering wheel please? I want one bad now!
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I love that shift knob. I wish the M-tech II one lit up...
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Car looks great!!
Thanks man!

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Link to the steering wheel please? I want one bad now!
Royal steering wheels, really good quality work and reasonably priced.

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I love that shift knob. I wish the M-tech II one lit up...
I had the same dilemma mate, OE M-Sport knob only comes with gaiter and is around the same price and the f10 M5 one so i just went with f10 option and did the steering wheel completely smooth to match. Now the fact that the handbrake leaver is perforated is annoying me lol
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Quick update

My to do list is getting smaller
  • 313's
  • m sport rear bump stops
  • michelim pss tyres
  • oem led plate lights (f30)
  • oem cam cover gasket
  • illuminated gear knob (f10 m5)
  • e9x se leather gear gaiter
  • oem e9x m3 steering wheel trim
  • steering wheel reshape and retrim
  • rear right drive shaft
  • oem mats and fixings
  • oem NS mirror glass
  • new acrylic plates
  • CIC idrive
  • iDrive dash
  • complete bamboo interior trim for idrive setup
  • telematix combox
  • oem m performance rear diffuser
  • LCI rear lights
  • oem LCI light looms
  • all necessary connectors, brackets and pins for the idrive and combox retrofit

plate lights before


and after


LCI Rears


Now for the CIC install:
I didn't want to tap into any wires on the car so decided to make a plug and play loom. I bought the emulator for 55 and quadlock extension for 16. I then neatly joined them together and voila!



Next step was to run 4 wires from JBE to the screen to power it and 4 wires for the controller (2 from JBE for power and 2 to the quadlock extension loom that i made, for control input). I then plugged it all in to see if it worked and to code it in. 15min later we were good to go!


And finally the easy bit of plumbing it all in





Now onto the combox ....

I also made a note of all the part numbers i used and i made my own wiring diagram of the wiring which i'll upload once combox is in.

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Looking good, what trim set is that or is it just your original ones wrapped gloss black? Which front lip did you go for in the end?
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Looking good, what trim set is that or is it just your original ones wrapped gloss black? Which front lip did you go for in the end?
Thanks man!
The trim is original piano black (diamondschwarz) but it's now being replaced with bamboo as my wife likes it ever so slightly more than piano and + I don't have a piano centre piece that would take a CIC controller :/

Didn't get a splitter just yet as the car is still standard on the outside so it may look a tad odd without lows and spacers...
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Few more small bits done

313's are now refurbished and are on the car with OE Bridgestones
M Preformance diffuser painted and fitted
Bamboo interior trim fited

















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Wow,nice job! That idrive looks like one heck of a job to tackles, props on that one!
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