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      01-27-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Arrow J-Spec Dan - Officially Official Build Thread [ UPDATED 01/02/2015 ]

Update on Page 3, Posts 45 & 64
Update on Page 4, Post 82
Update on Page 5, Post 90
Update on Page 5, Post 97
Update on Page 5, Post 98

Been almost three years since I got my E90 330i. Ive posted several times with various mods and major updates Ive done since 2011 but decided to have a build thread. Here we go:

2011 - STOCK-ish
  • BMW Performance Short Shift Kit



2011
  • Sonic Tuning ST8 LeMans Gunmetal w/silver polished lips (19x8.5 ET35, 19x9.5ET33) - Jose @ Sonic Tuning. Mounted and balanced by DV
  • Continental Tire ExtremeContact DW (235/35R19, 265/30R19) - TireRack.com
  • Akebono Euro Pads - DV. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • WeissLicht LEDs - JLevi Streetwerks. Installed by DV
  • DEPO Blacklines - Alan @ Mod Bargains. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Chrome shift knob & e-brake handle - JLevi Streetwerks. Installed by Garage 4-38



















2012
  • K&N Filter - IDK. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Carbon Fiber Splitters - JL Motoring. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Eibach Pro-Kit - Mod Bargains. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Brushed Aluminum Pedals + Dead Pedal - Mod Bargains. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Intake Scoops - cyba. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Black Finisher Rods - Garage 4-38. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Coding - Garage 4-38
























2013
  • Active Autowerke ECU Flash - Speed Sport Tuning (Danbury, CT)
  • M3 Replica Front Bumper - JGMods. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Bumper Paint - AutoMark Collision Center
  • OEM M3 Air Ducts - ECS Tuning. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • MTECH Rear Spoiler and Paint - JBSPEED. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Brushed Titanium Vinyl - Metrorestyling.com
  • Vinyl install - Garage 4-38
  • LED Kit - Jose @ Sonic Tuning. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • BMW / BBS Style 219M (18x8.5 ET29, 18x9.5 ET23) - A R Design
  • Continental ExtremeContact DW (235/40R18, 265/35R18) - TireRack.com
  • Macht Schnell 5mm Spacers + Longer Stud Bolts - Robert @ EAS
  • BMW E93 M3 Front Anti-Sway Bar Kit (28mm) - ECSTuning. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Alignment - Motowerks Group (Commerce, MI)

































2014
  • LCI Euro Switch (AHL, HID, front & rear fog lights) - ECS Tuning. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • OEM Brushed Aluminum Interior Trim Kit - Pete @ Erhard BMW of Farmington Hills. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • OEM Battery - Terrence @ Erhard BMW of Farmington Hills. Installed by Garage 4-38
  • Battery Registration - Garage 4-38
  • 3M Matte Black Vinyl - Install by Garage 4-38
  • BMW E9x M3 DCT Steering Wheel - Install by Garage 4-38
hopefully, more to come!






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      01-27-2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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very nice build thread Dan, you've done an awesome job modding your E90 and i've always been a fan of your car. thanks for sharing your build with us and i cant wait to see what else you've got planned for this beauty!
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I lol'd at each random photo (especially the last one). I cringe wishing I had the sports package everytime I see your interior..
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Still have the original interior trim when you switched to the brushed aluminum?
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      01-28-2014, 12:25 AM   #8
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Good looking E90 Dan. Bring it out to some meets this year!
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Its come a long way, nice job!
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Are your rear fenders shaved? I'm wondering if I can get away with a 275 in the rear, I have 219's hiding in my backyard.
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very nice build thread Dan, you've done an awesome job modding your E90 and i've always been a fan of your car. thanks for sharing your build with us and i cant wait to see what else you've got planned for this beauty!
much appreciated, Alen! i've learned the hard way with a few of my decisions in the past and hopefully spending a little extra time, $$$ and research will help in the long run.

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I lol'd at each random photo (especially the last one). I cringe wishing I had the sports package everytime I see your interior..
thanks, dawg. i threw a few easter egg randomness hoping that someone would notice, lol. having ZSP is nice and i'm glad my steering wheel didn't come with the silver/brushed aluminum accents. you can always upgrade to a ZSP or M3 steering wheel!!

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Clean as hell!
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Still have the original interior trim when you switched to the brushed aluminum?
yup, still have the walnut trim in my lower living room still wrapped in brushed titanium vinyl. the driver's piece is cracked and needs to be replaced though.

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Looks great Dan!
thanks, Sean!

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Good looking E90 Dan. Bring it out to some meets this year!
I'm moving out to chicago some time this year so i'm hoping there's a better chance of me making it to a few meets!

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Its come a long way, nice job!
thanks for the kind words!

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Nice build!
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lol thanks, homes.

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Are your rear fenders shaved? I'm wondering if I can get away with a 275 in the rear, I have 219's hiding in my backyard.
no, but i do plan on getting the rear fenders rolled in the spring. you may be able to fit 275's depending on the sidewall and tire brand.
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amazing job thus far! what new stuff do you have planned for 2014-2015?
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yup, still have the walnut trim in my lower living room still wrapped in brushed titanium vinyl. the driver's piece is cracked and needs to be replaced though.
Is the walnut trim damaged from the vinyl wrap? Was looking for walnut trim for my e92.
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Nice build thread man! I like the humor that you included, especially the period stain pic, laughing as I write that hahah...

Also awesome interior!
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amazing job thus far! what new stuff do you have planned for 2014-2015?
thanks, dude! i've got a lot of stuff i'd like to do and probably 90% of them won't happen since i just got married i think i can manage a few things here and there though.

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Is the walnut trim damaged from the vinyl wrap? Was looking for walnut trim for my e92.
it was damaged when i tried prying it off the door the first time before the wrap. didn't realize it cracked in half until i took it off the door AFTER the wrap

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Nice build thread man! I like the humor that you included, especially the period stain pic, laughing as I write that hahah...

Also awesome interior!
i like to keep things fun.
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Well done! Looks great! And the style 219 wheels looks much better on your car than the LM's.

BTW is that stain on the cheerleader real or PS'd? Lol.
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Nice car and build. many changes which is cool.

...like the random pictures you may have "accidentally" left in there... doubt you tried it, but gave me a chuckle... bet you just uploaded an entire folder
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