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      02-08-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Cool Josh - Evolution of my 335i - UPDATE New Carbon Splitter pg6

Evolution of my 335i


So on this Saturday morning I had to go through my galleries and arrange all my pictures
which seem to be scattered all over the place and give my computer a well needed clean up.

After all these years I still haven't created a build thread for you UK guys. I guess i didn't
take many pics at the beginning as there wasn't much to be impressed by apart from
just driving and enjoying the performance of the N54.
So here it is and YES a lot of the pictures you may have seen before, but I thought it would be nice to find them all in one place and I like the idea of looking back over one thread rather than multiple 'update threads'.


So this is how it all went down

When i was looking for my 335i I searched high and low for black on black on black. I wanted
the black interior leather with the black piano wood. So once it came up, I jumped on it straight away.

The first things i installed the minute i got it were the BMW Performance Grills.
So this is how she basically sat...like a 4x4 with a fresh grill.








By this stage I had already installed some 20mm spacers on the rear as the wheels were
originally sunken in. This caused quite a bit of rubbing in the back... Mainly also due to the non stretched Michellin PS3s
So it was time to get the arches rolled.






STAGE 1
So i ended up doing most mods in stages rather than buying a single mod at a time. I wanted to tackle the rear end first
First came
CSL Boot
LCI Rear Lights
Performance Diffuser
Blacked out Emblems




I then decided to have my headlights lamin x'ed... I rolled around like this for a while but i wasn't
satisfied with the dimmed headlight output.
I had disconnected my yellow angels as i hated them!!!






STAGE 2
After a while i got itchy fingers again.
It was time to improve the front end & handling
I carried out my first retrofit on my own headlights.
After i purchased a few abused sets of head lights, I practised over and over again until I had the balls to tackle my own.
I do not have many pics of my first set but it went well!

I also had my 1M bumper installed by Mstyle
& I had them install my suspension too.
I went for Koni Yellow Dampers with H&R Sport Springs.
CYBA Exhaust Tips

Lack of pics once again, but this is how she was sitting after


I was so impressed with how the front end was transformed by the blacked out headlights and LED Angels!
To this day, this is still the best mod i have done on the car for the money!




STAGE 3
IT WAS TIME TO STEP UP MY GAME
I am a firm believer of doing suspension first then rims. Or if funds allow... At the same time.
I was offered a lucky set of SSR MS1 Professor MS1 3 Piece rims.
I snapped them up and slapped them on.

I also had my M3 Style Skirts fitted by Mstyle

She stayed this way for a long while. A lot had changed in a fairly short period and I wanted to get enjoy the new look before i started tinkering again.

She sat like this for a while.





















STAGE 4
I got bored once again and I wasn't completely satisfied.
I wanted to refine the look and tie all the mods together and finish the car as it was to a higher standard.

I had the car resprayed Azurite Black Individual which has flecks of blue in the paint which you can see below.
I had already managed to create swirl marks. Bloody clear coat is so weak! Oh well...nothing a detail can't fix
But it gives you the idea of how it looks when the sun hits it

Also
Blue Wheel Nuts & Stud Kit
12mm Spacers for the front







I had the wheel centres resprayed Sparkling Champagne Quartz Metallic Individual. WHen the sun hits them, they sparkle all sorts of colours!

As well as a few other touches here and there which you may be able to pick out.









I decided to re do my headlights altogether and do something no one has done before. It is hit and miss but each to their own i guess.

Double Outer Angel Eye Rings
Full Gloss Body Coloured Housing & Shrouds
Inner Angel Eye Aston Blue accent (to carry the blue touches through the car)
Blue Demon Eye
Frosted Indicator Cover DELETE
LED Indicator Bulbs





I really need to refurb my headlight Lenses!!! Road Rash is a bitch!










How she sat at Gaydon






Modified Nationals with Gaza





WESTFIELD SHOOT NOV 2013 with ACHU

ONLY UPDATE BY THIS POINT
Full Carbon Duke Dynamics Carbon diffuser thanks to Yoro



So i gave the car a little wax and here is a morning beading shot


Here are a few of the pics he took!

























ME & ACHU


Awesome Shot



THANK YOU TO E90Post and all the mates I have made over the years!
The car is not finished yet and I have some more plans in the works. But I am unsure when I am going to get around to them.

I will keep this thread updated from now on.

By the way, i have now removed my blacked out emblems... I like the OEM look far better






UPDATE 15th March 2014

Well Mstyle in Romford have been so good to me! Especially James and Ian who there.
(YOU SHOULD ASK FOR THEM IF YOU WANT ANY PARTS OR WORK DONE!)
They have been patient and done everything I have wanted even when i changed my mind over and over again.

Anyway i originally had specific plans for a front carbon splitter for my front end.
But Prior Designs 1M bumper wasn't compatible with original 1M splitters,
which means you are limited to what you can buy.

Prior designs do a splitter specifically for their 1m bumper, but it only came in ABS Plastic...
DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO WORK FOR ME! And because it was abs plastic,
it looked as if it got lost under the 1m bumper.
So I asked James if they could make me a Carbon Fibre version...
and he said yes without hesitating.
I was excited and couldn't wait!!!

But i wasn't sure if it was enough.

Mstyle had a carbon splitter they were already using on the bottom of their 1M bumpers,
but IMO it looked like a very bolt on job and didnt really work.

SO James and I had the idea of sandwiching them together to create a custom splitter.
It looked like this. The result looked like this



The splitter has been ready for a while, but i have been so paranoid to put it on
because it would make my car nearly undriveable. We both didn't realise how low the front end would be.
I am not super low but it would make daily driving difficult.

Anyway i went down to Mstyle to collect it from James on Friday so I could fit it in time for an
Ace Cafe show held by Bimmerboys on Saturday. But the splitter wasn't available as it was locked away and the boss had the key.

So James said why dont you just try the regular upper carbon version.
I thought why not because i can see how low everything gets.

So here it is with the bumper sitting on the splitter, lining it all up before bolting the splitter to the bumper.

At this point I immediately liked what i saw.




Once it was on and after a little clean



I am just about sitting right in terms of height IMO and can still just about get over things.
BUT I HAVE A FEW PLANS IN THAT DEPARTMENT so stay tuned

Anyway I have a few things which are going on before the summer shows, so a pro shoot will happen then

HUGE THANKS TO JAMES Mstyle FOR SETTING THIS UP FOR ME

This is the perfect finish to my front end. Doesn't look over the top,
but the carbon is clearly visible and set itself apart form the paint work and as it is
moulded to the shape of the bumper, it looks like it is meant to belong.








UPDATED PICS FROM ACE CAFE BIMMER BOYS START OF THE SHOW SEASON MEET



















NEM MEET in March 2014
















Lite Angels Vs H8 Drop in bulbs... No comparison what so ever!

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Got to say mate your car is beautiful and done to a very high standard, love the headlights, and for a modified car it doesnt look modified if you get where im coming from
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Stunning, great work Josh.
Really going to have to get you to hit me up with some headlights at some point.
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Total sweetness. Looks amazing.
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That looks ace mate. Good job!
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OMFG - LOVE IT. Well done
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Good work son. Loving the azurite paintwork!!
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OP, Your 1M front spider and rear diffuser is amazing!!!

I'm inspired great job.
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Very good thread... Take more pics over the next few stages. Must have cost a bomb but well worth it! Once my warranty is up i think I'll work on stages like yours rather than little bits at a time.
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Even better in the flesh josh
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Damn, that is NICE! Good work, the car looks great after all your personal touches
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Awesome colour, awesome lights! Car looks great
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That looks badass!!! Where did u get the csl boot from? I'm looking around and not 100% where to go
Last thing with the black out lights how bright are the indicators?
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Wow what an amazing looking car.

Although I think the huge obd port sticker spoils the look
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Where did you get the vinyl decals for the emblems?? Been looking and its hard to find.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reece;*****412
Got to say mate your car is beautiful and done to a very high standard, love the headlights, and for a modified car it doesnt look modified if you get where im coming from
Cheers bud! That is exactly what I am going for. I want the mods to look high quality and have an OEM finish, whilst having obvious mods which differentiate it from the rest.

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Originally Posted by AdamC;*****430
Stunning, great work Josh.
Really going to have to get you to hit me up with some headlights at some point.
You know where to find me bro!

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Originally Posted by Apl335d;*****487
Total sweetness. Looks amazing.

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Originally Posted by Zoki;*****488
That looks ace mate. Good job!

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Originally Posted by 1jazz1;*****517
OMFG - LOVE IT. Well done

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Originally Posted by Jay325i;*****526
Amazing!

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Originally Posted by TeinBMW;*****544
Wow dude. What a nice car

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Originally Posted by AWBimmer;*****550
Good work son. Loving the azurite paintwork!!
Cheers bro but doubt much progress is going to be made this year. So don't think I will be able to keep up with you

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OP, Your 1M front spider and rear diffuser is amazing!!!

I'm inspired great job.
Cheers mate!

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Very nice work, looks amazing

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Originally Posted by DMH-01;*****699
Looks good mate


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Very good thread... Take more pics over the next few stages. Must have cost a bomb but well worth it! Once my warranty is up i think I'll work on stages like yours rather than little bits at a time.
Will do bud! Definitely should take more progress pics really!
Non of my mods have effected my warranty! I take my car in for warranty work all the time... Apart from Suspension related bits obviously.

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Even better in the flesh josh
Cheers Ant! Hope to see you and your new beast soon!

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Damn, that is NICE! Good work, the car looks great after all your personal touches
Cheers Bro!!!!

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Awesome colour, awesome lights! Car looks great
Thanks for the comments bud! Much Appreciated!

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That looks badass!!! Where did u get the csl boot from? I'm looking around and not 100% where to go
Last thing with the black out lights how bright are the indicators?
Cheers!!!
I got the CSL boot from Teddy at SSDDMotorsport. But it was TERRIBLE fitting and required a lot of work to get it to fit. But i guess that is the case with most aftermarket bits. But Teddy is awesome to deal with.
If you are getting aftermarket bits... Go to Dips CustomCars as he is the bodyshop king when it comes to making this stuff work!

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Wow what an amazing looking car.

Although I think the huge obd port sticker spoils the look
I KNOW I KNOW!
But i have had 2 people try to break in already in the past...but since having this on show, i have never had any issues. It is worth the horrible look. I need my windscreen replaced soon, so I will leave it off and think of another method
CHeers!

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Where did you get the vinyl decals for the emblems?? Been looking and its hard to find.
Sorry mate, i cannot remember at all! It was so loooong ago. But ebay is a good shout.
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Ah cool mate what is the boot made from?
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Why not have a OBD Port Moved sign that you place in the window whenever you park.


How do you find the M3 skirts? Do you notice them on such a dark car?
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