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      11-18-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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@narvinbeans e92 build thread

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Hello!

I recently just picked up an E92 from someone on the forums =). It will be my daily driver so I picked up a 328i instead of a 335i because I am trying to stay out of trouble .

Car is 2008 328i one owner A/T
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Some of you may know me from my blown M5 and my previous 530i.
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Anyways, onto the E92!
The car was almost bone stock when I purchased it. It already had painted kidney grills, and LCI tails! LCI tails are a huge + because they look so much better than the pre-LCI...

Here is the car after I purchased it: (small pic so you can't see me lmao. this is what a ricer looks like)




I actually ordered mods before I purchased the car: High kick CF spoiler and LEDs all around.
24 LED license plate lights.. this thing is insanely bright!









I installed these things as soon as I got home from picking up the car.

Fast forward one week, and here I am now! In that one week I ordered:
Lux H8 160
DGR Coilovers 10k fronts and 14k rears with pillowball mounts
Interior Trim wrap (brushed black)
Exterior Trim wrap next week


I am loving the angel eye bulbs. They are extremely bright compared to stock halogen! Would recommend.. Installing them sucked though. Unless you've got sissy hands it's like a 15 minute install because of trying to shove your fingers in there.

New vs stock



with lights on




DGR COILOVERS

10k fronts
14k rears
because weak stance..

but on the real, my honest review is that even with the custom rates they ride pretty well. Much better than the stock suspension IMO. I took a chance on new suspension just because I'm a risk taker.. But here are a few issues that I ran into:

Because I ordered 14k springs for the rear, it was shortened so you cannot safely lower it without the springs being loose in the air... Ideally you want it to be snug. My struts are maxed out in the rear so I'm a little scared to lower the rears. but probably will go another 1/2 inch.

Dampening adjustment does NOT fit under strut bar in fronts.

Because of the strut bar as well, you cannot really adjust the camber unless you take off the assembly.. but that's more of an issue with the strut bar.

Fronts are ALMOST maxed out. I will need to take off a collar to be as low as I'd like.. The pic of the coilover is before I lowered it some more, so about half of that is where I'm at right now.

Overall, if you're not planning to tuck tire, these are a great coilover for the price!







More to come:

Wheels, M tech bumpers, M3 sideskirts, etc...

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Off to a nice start. About what you said about the coilovers. Im running -3.7 degrees of camber in the front with stock strut bars, and i have dampenig knobs. If yours dont clear, just put a few metal washers under the strut bar to raise it up slightly.
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      11-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! And thanks for the advice Dylan! I might consider changing suspension. They don't go low enough for me =\. Guess that's what happens when you try new stuff lol! Might consider bags now.. Or just get Broadway statics like I should have
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Thanks everyone! And thanks for the advice Dylan! I might consider changing suspension. They don't go low enough for me =\. Guess that's what happens when you try new stuff lol! Might consider bags now.. Or just get Broadway statics like I should have
Broadways are a good choice, i love mine
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Broadways are a good choice, i love mine

hate to be that guy but what rates did you go with?

I just talked to Jaze and was gonna order 10k/14k again but he suggest I go 20k rears and 14-16k fronts. Not sure how the ride would be! I do plan on going nearly as low as you
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hate to be that guy but what rates did you go with?

I just talked to Jaze and was gonna order 10k/14k again but he suggest I go 20k rears and 14-16k fronts. Not sure how the ride would be! I do plan on going nearly as low as you
First post answers the question.


Great start OP.
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Looks good! Awesome that you got it with the LCI-tails, really want em too but theres not many for sale here in Sweden.
Would you mind taking a pic from the rear? I want to see how that high kick spoiler looks on a se
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First post answers the question.


Great start OP.
A little confused by this =(. Thank you!

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Looks good! Awesome that you got it with the LCI-tails, really want em too but theres not many for sale here in Sweden.
Would you mind taking a pic from the rear? I want to see how that high kick spoiler looks on a se
LCI tails are phenomenal!! Such a huge upgrade from the pre-lci look. I will take a pic when I can!

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your previous builds are sick .can't wait to see what you do with this build.
Thank you!!




overnight update LOL

It seems like the build will slow down for a little. Just ordered broadway static coilovers M tech bumpers won't be arriving until Nov30th (container arrival, my buddy imports them). Coilovers may take 3-4 weeks.. Already many people interested in picking up the DGR (edit: SOLD!)

I'm still trying to figure out where I can get them painted too.. part of me wants to try and DIY my paint in a garage paint booth but I've never done this before! I'm thinking about getting splitters for the OEM bumper first and painting those. If it works out I'll move onto the sideskirts, and then if the sideskirts are nice, I'll do the bumpers

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just vinyl wrap them your self definitely a better learning curving that painting and your guaranteed a even and nice finish
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just vinyl wrap them your self definitely a better learning curving that painting and your guaranteed a even and nice finish

I doubt there's any Monaco blue wrap =(


edit:

Just ordered A35 Monaco Blue Metallic paint! Along with all the stuff to prep and clear =).
Going to get a front lip for the OEM bumper and try it out. Pretty stoked! I might even vlog it lol.

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congrats on the e92 bro. haha your turn to kill it.
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congrats on the e92 bro. haha your turn to kill it.
Thanks!


Pleeeeease...

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A little confused by this =(. Thank you!



LCI tails are phenomenal!! Such a huge upgrade from the pre-lci look. I will take a pic when I can!



Thank you!!




overnight update LOL

It seems like the build will slow down for a little. Just ordered broadway static coilovers M tech bumpers won't be arriving until Nov30th (container arrival, my buddy imports them). Coilovers may take 3-4 weeks.. Already many people interested in picking up the DGR (edit: SOLD!)

I'm still trying to figure out where I can get them painted too.. part of me wants to try and DIY my paint in a garage paint booth but I've never done this before! I'm thinking about getting splitters for the OEM bumper first and painting those. If it works out I'll move onto the sideskirts, and then if the sideskirts are nice, I'll do the bumpers
I meant that the answer to your spring rate question is in the first post.
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Where did you get the license plate LEDs? I'm looking for a set that are stupid bright.
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Where did you get the license plate LEDs? I'm looking for a set that are stupid bright.

eBay! Here's the link. Stupid bright and no error codes!!! Great pricing as well!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151265002962...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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hate to be that guy but what rates did you go with?

I just talked to Jaze and was gonna order 10k/14k again but he suggest I go 20k rears and 14-16k fronts. Not sure how the ride would be! I do plan on going nearly as low as you
I'm running 12k front, 20k rear. ride is rough but for the height i ride at its what you should expect. suspension still has some motion in it so its not a rock.
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