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      11-05-2017, 07:15 AM   #23
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Was thinking of anthracite CSL 19" reps, a mat black grill would look good with them.
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      03-27-2020, 04:40 AM   #24
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It's been a while, but with everything going on in the world I have some time to update my build thread. I've upgraded a few bits and pieces in the last year or so...

Set of MV4 alloy wheels
Spent a while deciding on what suits a Le Mans e90 LCI the best, decided on some MV4's in the end. It's quite hard to find a full set that havenít been repaired these days, so had been keeping a regular eye on eBay. Ended up picking up a set without any damage and including tyres for £550. A bargain, especially as I as sold my old MV3's for £350.

Eibach lowering springs
With the larger wheels fitted the car sat up at the front. Decided on a set of Eibach Pro springs from German eBay for £128. They lowered the front by 20mm and rear stayed the same. Better comfort than the M Sport springs they replaced, no rubbing issues and a more sporty feel. Fine to run these with stock M Sport shocks, overall very pleased with them for a budget upgrade.

Wheel Spacers
Decided there was a little bit too much gap between the wheel and the outer arch so fitted some wheel spacers. Didn't need much otherwise would rub, so went with some 5mm and 10mm ones. Doesn't sounds like a massive amount, but I notice the difference looks wise (sure no one else would!).

Remap
Had the car remapped with Evolve. Very happy with the results, although as they were between moving premises I didn't have dynoíd. They stage 1 remap take it to 300bhp, which is enough on my standard manual clutch.

That's probably it for this car now, will probably be looking for something new at the end of the summer if the Coronavirus situation sorts its self out.

A few pics of last weekend after a bit of a clean, before everyone was told to stay at home:









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      03-27-2020, 07:56 AM   #25
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Looks fabulous mate.

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      03-30-2020, 02:14 PM   #26
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A fine looking automobile! Love the colour.
I was only thinking earlier how Iíve owned my E92 330d very nearly 3 years now. As an all rounder itís been the best car Iíve ever owned and Iíve owned a lot of cars over the years including fairly new stuff. Mines a bit of an old scruff really but mechanically itís still good.
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      04-01-2020, 04:19 AM   #27
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Cheers, yea spent around 6 months waiting for the right one to come up, a manual, le mans blue, 330D, LCI, no 'double hump' sat nav.

Best car've owned too
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Thatís interesting re. no sat nav. I didnít spend long looking for mine, basically because I needed a car quickly after my last one got stolen.
I wanted a manual 330i with idrive. I ended up with the 330d because apart from being a d not an i the spec was very good. Iím not sure Iíd prioritise idrive now, itís very good but as long as the normal radio was Bluetooth I think that would probably be enough and I wouldnít like to have an i now after the power of the d as well as fuel economy.
Luckily, Iím not fussy about colours as long as theyíre not offensive. I do wish mine was a better blue than Monaco though. Iím going to get the polisher out this summer and see if I can make it look nicer.
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      04-03-2020, 05:15 AM   #29
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Yea it's personal prefference I guess. I wasn't a fan of the 'double hump' dash with the sat nav so looked for cars without. Just use a Blutooth adapter plugged into the aux in the arm rest for streaming music.
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This really does look good. I've had my 2011 320ed for coming up to 5 years now. It's in black(can't remember which one) but most of what I've done to it are audio upgrades and recently got rid of the base interior and put in the shadow blue Msport ones. Prior to to seats, I put in an Msport wheel, gear knob and handbrake gator and handle. Next will be the Msport headliner. There are a few on eBay, some pretty cheap and some not. After that I'm debating about the wheels.
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