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      11-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #111
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Lol!! It used be better when the Indy cars came to town AND before they banned the topless girls flashing people from the balconies
Ah, sounds like I made a mistake choosing USyd over UQ for a four-year stint...
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Lol!! It used be better when the Indy cars came to town AND before they banned the topless girls flashing people from the balconies
Ah, sounds like I made a mistake choosing USyd over UQ for a four-year stint...
Yeh bro UQ FTW!!
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      11-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #113
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Lol!! It used be better when the Indy cars came to town AND before they banned the topless girls flashing people from the balconies
I knew there was another reason why I wanted to vacation and visit Brisbane!

I root for Will Power in Indy Car and will watch the series when they race at road or street courses, but I have yet to stay awake and watch an entire Indy race when they run an oval. I don't get the attraction. Nor do I get NASCAR. Probably one of those things better if experienced in person than on TV.
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Lol!! It used be better when the Indy cars came to town AND before they banned the topless girls flashing people from the balconies
I knew there was another reason why I wanted to vacation and visit Brisbane!

I root for Will Power in Indy Car and will watch the series when they race at road or street courses, but I have yet to stay awake and watch an entire Indy race when they run an oval. I don't get the attraction. Nor do I get NASCAR. Probably one of those things better if experienced in person than on TV.
Agreed! I don't get NASCAR either, I respect it but don't enjoy watching it. Same goes with Indy cars on oval tracks. The street circuits are great.
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      11-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #115
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Hmmmmm, I wonder if I could somehow convert my vert to a 1M front and rear end with custom rear arches....

Pity I live in Australia and it would cost me an arm, a leg and my first born child to either ship to or source the parts in Australia
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      11-06-2012, 02:08 AM   #116
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Hmmmmm, I wonder if I could somehow convert my vert to a 1M front and rear end with custom rear arches....

Pity I live in Australia and it would cost me an arm, a leg and my first born child to either ship to or source the parts in Australia
Schmiedmann FTW! Just get them straight from Germany...
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      11-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #117
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I didn't explicitly pay for shipping since I sourced them from my local dealership parts counter, but I guess you could argue that I did as I'm sure it is built into the price. Still tho, I buy enough from the parts counter that I am on a first name basis with the Parts Advisor and he hooks me up price-wise when he can.
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      11-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #118
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Looks great! Looks like we both had the same idea.
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      11-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #119
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Does it look funny having the front wide and rear stock? Or does it look even like front fenders matching rear fenders if you look at the car from behind does the front stick out a lot more then the back and vice versa if your looking from the front or does the body flow nicely ? Your car looks good man
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      11-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #120
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Does it look funny having the front wide and rear stock? Or does it look even like front fenders matching rear fenders if you look at the car from behind does the front stick out a lot more then the back and vice versa if your looking from the front or does the body flow nicely ? Your car looks good man
Personally, I actually think that the stock front-end looks a bit too narrow compared to the back. Running a wide front-end allows you to run a square tire setup if you want to.
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      11-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #121
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By extremely rough measurements (and "on paper") the front *is* wider than the rear, but IMO the lines are so perfect and flow that you honestly don't notice it when doing a walk around from 3 feet. As soon as I can steal a nice Fall day (on the heels of Sandy they are now calling for us to get hit by a Nor'easter and get 1" to 3" of snow tonight -- that's crazy!), I'll pull the 1 out and shoot a walk around short video and post it for you to see yourself.

The work that my installer had done to seamlessly integrate the stock side skirts with the 1M side skirts totally complete the "optical illusion" and complete the perfect flowing lines. Otherwise it would draw your attention visually and make it more noticeable. All of my friends that have seen my car have all liked it and commented on how well the lines flow and believe me they are just as car-crazy and me and if they didn't like it they aren't shy and would let me know. Even people at SP the other weekend who saw it commented on it and gave me props -- especially when they saw the nice wide 265's on the front. Ask pixelblue for a "second opinion", he was setup right next to me.

Honestly, I would have *much* rather BMW produce enough 1M's to meet the demand and traded in my 135 for a 1M and be done with it, but BMW corporate politics are what they are and they didn't and any dealership that was lucky enough to get a 1M to sell on their lot marked it up BIG time and all were already spoken for, so given that BMW decided to make the 1M a limited production "niche" car, the rest of us must "do what we must".

Having said that, I would have loved to have been able to convert the rear of the car to 1M as well, but the budget just wouldn't allow for that at this time. As it were, this venture cost me around 4 total all said and done. I'm guessing the rear would be around 5 to 6 and I'm not sure that would include the cost of the parts.??? It gives me something to look forward to, plan and save up for, so maybe this time next year or some time on 2014.

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      11-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #122
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Would love to know the estimated cost of this when everything was done and finished.
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Would love to know the estimated cost of this when everything was done and finished.
He mentions in the post just before yours :
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awesome build! I've thought about doing the 1M front conversion like you but was wondering how to do the sideskirts.
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      11-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #125
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Kk will wait for video thx man and ur car does look amazing
One thing that's stoping me from doing this is I got a 2009 135i m package but its auto with paddles I really miss manual so I'm not sure if I should put money into it and keep the car or what as the 1m only comes stick
Oh also I have no sunroof like 1m lol
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      11-09-2012, 03:44 AM   #126
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Literally retarded haha. I had used control + f to find anything with "$" and didn't find anything. Maybe I should have read. haha
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      11-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #127
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Tried my best with my nearly 10 year track battered old digital video camera.

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      11-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #128
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Seen this car in person and it's done really well! I'll probably follow suit down the road. I was great meeting you at the pca event, even though my 135 decided it wanted to break. (I had the white one with the cf hood.)

FYI i'm pretty sure the reason your side markers don't turn is b/c they have to be coded in. Generally anybody that can code your windows to be rolled up with the key fob kinda deal should be able to code in the new side markers.
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      11-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #129
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Love that hood!
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Seen this car in person and it's done really well! I'll probably follow suit down the road. I was great meeting you at the pca event, even though my 135 decided it wanted to break. (I had the white one with the cf hood.)

FYI i'm pretty sure the reason your side markers don't turn is b/c they have to be coded in. Generally anybody that can code your windows to be rolled up with the key fob kinda deal should be able to code in the new side markers.
Thanks for the kind words and for the code-in advice. I'll look into that.

Did you ever get your clutch issue resolved? Did they cover it under warranty?
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Love that hood!
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Thanks for the kind words and for the code-in advice. I'll look into that.

Did you ever get your clutch issue resolved? Did they cover it under warranty?
Getting towed to the shop tomorrow. Will be finding out how it goes shortly thereafter haha. Been on the back burner to get it in there b/c it takes 6 hours of my time to get the car to and from the dealership.
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