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      08-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #155
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Me too Sparoz

Looking good Ian, are you doing anything with the wheels, or leaving them alone?
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True, especially we all make similar changes. .
I got the matte black side markers in the Super-light tints. Also a black ///M boot badge.

Black kidneys definitely make the car look tougher.

Not painting wheels.

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      08-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #156
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True, especially we all make similar changes. .
You could always go those red wheels I posted elsewhere a BIG differentiator.
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      08-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #157
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I got the matte black side markers in the Super-light tints. Also a black ///M boot badge.

Black kidneys definitely make the car look tougher.

Not painting wheels.
Ah, didn't noticed the tint and matte. I have got gloss black to match with the rest of the car. . Still 50/50 on Ti tips or Carbon tips.

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You could always go those red wheels I posted elsewhere a BIG differentiator.
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Ah, didn't noticed the tint and matte. I have got gloss black to match with the rest of the car. . Still 50/50 on Ti tips or Carbon tips.



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We need more pics of your car!
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      08-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #159
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We need more pics of your car!
Only had the grill and nuts installed. Still waiting on the gills ! Only another month or so to go with the brakes and akra!!!
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Nice one Ian..

What was wrong with the ///M badges you purchased?
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Nice one Ian..

What was wrong with the ///M badges you purchased?
One of the side markers has a small crack. The ///M badge has some chrome showing, can probably be touched up though... I can bring it for you if you want?. IND is sending me new items though... good vendor to deal with
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Only had the grill and nuts installed. Still waiting on the gills ! Only another month or so to go with the brakes and akra!!!
When did you order?...mine took 1 week
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One of the side markers has a small crack. The ///M badge has some chrome showing, can probably be touched up though... I can bring it for you if you want?. IND is sending me new items though... good vendor to deal with
Hope my side markers and boot ///M badge are ok , should get them this week, steering wheel next week
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When did you order?...mine took 1 week
Three weeks ago . Ordered mine from Alekshop as there is something else that needs to come over. They've only posted it a week ago - I think they were out of stock so hopefully will get it sometime this week.
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      08-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #165
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One of the side markers has a small crack. The ///M badge has some chrome showing, can probably be touched up though... I can bring it for you if you want?. IND is sending me new items though... good vendor to deal with
Cool.. bring along on Saturday... cant wait to see the front grills on the VO..
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Looks nice Ian. Much better than the chrome.
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I think the 1M's pull off the chrome better than the 135i's but I still prefer the blacked out look. Looks great, VO looks sweet in those pics.
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      08-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #168
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Ian,

Did the CDV delete on the 1M make much difference?
I never ended up doing this on my 135 and the gearbox feels completely different in the 1M.
I actually didn't think they'd have it on the 1M.
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Ian,

Did the CDV delete on the 1M make much difference?
I never ended up doing this on my 135 and the gearbox feels completely different in the 1M.
I actually didn't think they'd have it on the 1M.
The gearbox on the 1M does feel different than the 135i, but that is not where the CDV delete will be of benefit.

CDV delete regulates the pressure for release of the clutch plate against the flywheel, to stop that jerky feeling between gear changes.

http://www.zeckhausen.com/cdv.htm

Absolute must mod... actually my first mod on both my 135i and 1M.
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Did the CDV delete on the 1M make much difference?
I never ended up doing this on my 135 and the gearbox feels completely different in the 1M.
I actually didn't think they'd have it on the 1M.
Yes, 1M had CDV. Some swear by this mod. I did it on both my cars and didn't notice much. I think it depends on your clutch technique. The clutch take/release points feel more predictable, but don't expect a night and day change.

1M has the N55 135i transmission, not the 135i N54's.

For $25, easy mod. If anything it will make your clutch last longer. It puts less strain on the clutch and more on the rest of the driveline from what I have read, but I could be wrong.
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The gearbox on the 1M does feel different than the 135i, but that is not where the CDV delete will be of benefit.

CDV delete regulates the pressure for release of the clutch plate against the flywheel, to stop that jerky feeling between gear changes.

http://www.zeckhausen.com/cdv.htm

Absolute must mod... actually my first mod on both my 135i and 1M.
Still waiting for my AFE CAI!.... is 40 days for USPS too long? I can claim after 45 days.
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Yes, 1M had CDV. Some swear by this mod. I did it on both my cars and didn't notice much. I think it depends on your clutch technique. The clutch take/release points feel more predictable, but don't expect a night and day change.

1M has the N55 135i transmission, not the 135i N54's.

For $25, easy mod. If anything it will make your clutch last longer. It puts less strain on the clutch and more on the rest of the driveline from what I have read, but I could be wrong.
so a 1m is the basterd child of the n54 and n55

Sorry couldn't help that one

BTW Joe that was a stir
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Still waiting for my AFE CAI!.... is 40 days for USPS too long? I can claim after 45 days.
Have they managed to track it? Still deciding between afe vs gruppem. It is not worth the $, but it just lost so good .
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      08-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #174
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Still waiting for my AFE CAI!.... is 40 days for USPS too long? I can claim after 45 days.
I've waited something like 75 days before for my BMS DCI's (no fault of the vendor). It arrived on the very first day I could file it as a lost package.
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      08-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #175
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Have they managed to track it? Still deciding between afe vs gruppem. It is not worth the $, but it just lost so good .
Definitely get the GruppeM, fits in with your M philosphy that we spoke about
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      08-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #176
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Definitely get the GruppeM, fits in with your M philosphy that we spoke about
Mainly unsure of the K&N filter it uses. General concensus is that the aFe is superior.
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