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      03-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #309
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Bmw86, I tend to get quite ancy with my cars and like to swap them around every 1-2 years... So the n54 135i had a 3/4 hitek exhaust with CSL tips...done here in sydney...with a cf diffuser, procede V4, afe cone intake and some non-rft ... was still a street car, so I didnt want to do the suspension. The M3 was a stock manual space grey coupe...but unfortunately someone smashed into it whilst parked in paddington, and it was a write off ! ...so I took the payout and got a cheaper car...the 335i I found too boring, so opted with the 135i and dct...

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Hi BI2016, don't worry about threadjacking cos this is the place to talk 1M! You would find that most of the 1M owners have come from tuned 135s and/or M3s and I haven't seen a single post of regret, both here in this oz forum and the 1M forum. You seem to enjoy the wow factor in your new cars and from all account, you will get it from the 1M. If you are enjoying the practicality of the dct in the 135 esp for the mundane runarounds, you could do as some 1M owners do, i.e. have another runner with dct/dsg. Either way, I don't think you would regret the changeover

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thanks!

thanks mate! I appreciate your feedback

Where abouts in sydney are your situated?
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thanks mate! I appreciate your feedback

Where abouts in sydney are your situated?
I moved from a tuned 135i with BMW PS. No regrets, true ///M car. Financially you will take a beating on your new 135i though.
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      03-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #312
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I believe most of this oz forum's sydney 1M are located close (15-20kms) to the city. I'm prob the furthest, approx 30kms at Mt Colah. Work Rhodes. AlpineM3E92, Zuzu, Beemer and Ianf have previously met for a coffee and shoot with others at Willoughby. If you wish to have a closer look, you may have to shout Zuzu or Ian for now or come to the next meet, when it occurs
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      03-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #313
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I will be at Advan on Saturday morning (so will Zuzu probably) if you want to look at VO's
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Bmw86, I tend to get quite ancy with my cars and like to swap them around every 1-2 years... So the n54 135i had a 3/4 hitek exhaust with CSL tips...done here in sydney...with a cf diffuser, procede V4, afe cone intake and some non-rft ... was still a street car, so I didnt want to do the suspension. The M3 was a stock manual space grey coupe...but unfortunately someone smashed into it whilst parked in paddington, and it was a write off ! ...so I took the payout and got a cheaper car...the 335i I found too boring, so opted with the 135i and dct...

Sorry for threadjacking your post guys!
I have never heard of that exhaust being used on an n54 135i before

Also, that is really unfortunate about the M3 but glad it worked out in the end and by the sounds of it, nobody was injured.

My advice would be to go for the 1M if you're not worried about coming out in the losing side in the changeover. If you think the 135i is good, the 1M is even better. Otherwise, you can add a few suspension parts (sway bars, coilovers, maybe lsd) and come out ahead in terms of bang for buck and have a decent handling car at the same time.

I would think the 1M still has a better suspension setup as it works in perfect harmony, better resale etc. It's been discussed many times before. Also keep in mind this is when it's pushed to the limit, which most people are not willing to do anyway as it's their daily driver and it takes a lot of talent to be able to drive that way.

You could drive the 135i for 1-2 years and upgrade to the M3/M4 when it comes out, that car will be a bigger engine with more potential, they are estimating 450hp stock so I'm expecting at least 520-550hp with just a tune, maybe close to 600hp FBO. Again, that will cost more $$$. The 1M is great value at 110k.
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Bmw86, I tend to get quite ancy with my cars and like to swap them around every 1-2 years... So the n54 135i had a 3/4 hitek exhaust with CSL tips...done here in sydney...with a cf diffuser..
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I have never heard of that exhaust being used on an n54 135i before
I think he meant it was a custom made exhaust at HiTech Mufflers@ Darlinghurst..

They made up my custom pipes for my 135i vert..
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I think he meant it was a custom made exhaust at HiTech Mufflers@ Darlinghurst..

They made up my custom pipes for my 135i vert..
Thanks Joe, that makes sense
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Thanks Joe, that makes sense
They also did the axle back race system I had om my M3, fark it was noisy too
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They also did the axle back race system I had om my M3, fark it was noisy too
Am going to give Lambros@HiTech a visit to quote me on a custom axle back for the 1M..
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I think he meant it was a custom made exhaust at HiTech Mufflers@ Darlinghurst..

They made up my custom pipes for my 135i vert..
Correct!

Lambros built something custom for me... and I ordered a Carbon diffuser from Germany to fit it...as it was a quad system...

It was a good car...just definitely had too much power ( or more so torque) for the chassis hahaha im guessing the 1m has much better power-down capabilities due to his wider track, lsd and m3 setup

I actually nearly ordered the 2012 nissan gtr, but my friends said they would disown me...so I decided against it...its abit exxie for a japanese car...but my god is the new model quick!
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I have never heard of that exhaust being used on an n54 135i before

Also, that is really unfortunate about the M3 but glad it worked out in the end and by the sounds of it, nobody was injured.

My advice would be to go for the 1M if you're not worried about coming out in the losing side in the changeover. If you think the 135i is good, the 1M is even better. Otherwise, you can add a few suspension parts (sway bars, coilovers, maybe lsd) and come out ahead in terms of bang for buck and have a decent handling car at the same time.

I would think the 1M still has a better suspension setup as it works in perfect harmony, better resale etc. It's been discussed many times before. Also keep in mind this is when it's pushed to the limit, which most people are not willing to do anyway as it's their daily driver and it takes a lot of talent to be able to drive that way.

You could drive the 135i for 1-2 years and upgrade to the M3/M4 when it comes out, that car will be a bigger engine with more potential, they are estimating 450hp stock so I'm expecting at least 520-550hp with just a tune, maybe close to 600hp FBO. Again, that will cost more $$$. The 1M is great value at 110k.
Im going to just wait for the guy to get back to me re the exact details of the allocation...then make my mind up....im very tempted to do it...and I got around $14k off the rrp on my 135i...so I might be able to minimise the financial damage haha!

Its also nice that the 1m is so limited, Ive seen one or two in the eastern suburbs, but thats it.
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I will be at Advan on Saturday morning (so will Zuzu probably) if you want to look at VO's
Thanks mate, I appreciate it...pardon my ignorance, but what is Advan
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Thanks mate, I appreciate it...pardon my ignorance, but what is Advan
Advan Performance..28 Hampstead Rd Auburn.

Pete's the man for all your modding and servicing needs..
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Advan Performance..28 Hampstead Rd Auburn.

Pete's the man for all your modding and servicing needs..
Yeh, Advan is the big kahuna of the big tuna, the guy on the far right is Joe and the guy next to him is Ian.
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Yeh, Advan is the big kahuna of the big tuna, the guy on the far right is Joe and the guy next to him is Ian.
LMAO.. Too funny..

Actually, I would be the guy in the middle as I am shorter than Ian..
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LMAO.. Too funny..

Actually, I would be the guy in the middle as I am shorter than Ian..
Who's the dude crashing the photo on the left?
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Im going to just wait for the guy to get back to me re the exact details of the allocation...then make my mind up....im very tempted to do it...and I got around $14k off the rrp on my 135i...so I might be able to minimise the financial damage haha!

Its also nice that the 1m is so limited, Ive seen one or two in the eastern suburbs, but thats it.
It is sunk cost - you have already lost that $ regardless of buying the 1M or not. Your overall cost of ownership would actually likely to be less if you changeover to the 1M.
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No deliveries this month??
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fastcars may have collected his this month. Ausfredy's was due in March and was going to offload? Confirmed landings for April include Aus1M, ol'mate, Nelix and mine. Getting real again
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Exciting times for you!
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