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      01-12-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Hi my name is Michele... :)

Hi All,

Figured I'd toss a little post together so you all could get to know me a bit. I recently bought my 2010 135i in December after a long search for it.



Previously I owned a Mazdaspeed Protege for 7 years which launched my racing career.



Within my career I've raced several kinds of cars and competed in many different racing events from: autocross, track days, redline time attack, rallycross, legends cars, porsche club racing, thunder roadsters, and many more.














From 2008-2009 I was honored to drive for Crawford Performance in Redline Time Attack.





2011 I continued to drive for Crawford Performance and picked up my current sponsor, Scion Racing. I campaigned the tC in NASA time trials and finished 2nd place overall in TT-E for the year.




In 2012 I was resigned with Scion Racing with a new team, Dynamic Autosports, aka Gruppe-S. We raced the turbocharged tC in a newer wheel to wheel NASA based series, MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships. It was my first year with my competition race license and as a rookie I won the championship of the MotoIQ series, which is ran in southern California, by 1 point. You may recognize this car from the recent ad in most tuner magazines



Oh, and I was also chosen to compete on Octane Academy in Vaughn Gittin's camp




Anyway, hello to all of you. I am stoked to be apart of the BMW family. If you want to know more feel free to ask. I share a lot of my racing events and media on facebook (www.facebook.com/M1cheleAbbate) or instagram: M1cheleAbbate

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      01-12-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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Well now no one should mistake weather you're a guy or girl anymore. I know someone did in 1 thread I read. Great pics and very interesting story.
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      01-12-2013, 03:06 AM   #3
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How did you rank the 135i to your racing vehicles?
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      01-12-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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Well now no one should mistake weather you're a guy or girl anymore. I know someone did in 1 thread I read. Great pics and very interesting story.
haha yeah right?! Thanks for checking it out!

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How did you rank the 135i to your racing vehicles?
I haven't had it on the track yet. But I didn't need to test it on the track to know it's potential. It's obvious by even just driving it on the street. A performance machine with much more potential than you could ask for (n54) surrounded with more luxury than I could've imagined. I fell in love with the 135 the first time I drove one. Definitely one of the most impressive platforms I have been behind the wheel of. Definitely a worthy daily driver for me, with no hesitation of a guaranteed solid performance on the race track.
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      01-12-2013, 03:29 AM   #5
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      01-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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Nice pics, looks like you have fun driving, definitely your calling, welcome
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      01-12-2013, 07:49 AM   #7
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welcome to our fold. very impressive resume. the N54 motor is a beast but the factory suspension is something of a let down as you'll find out. plenty of good tid bits around to tighten everything up. best of luck with your '13 racing career
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      01-12-2013, 08:01 AM   #8
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      01-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. Great looking white/red combo. Would love to see what you end up doing to it.
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      01-12-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Welcome Michele...Indeed the 135i is quite the bargain( one of the best IMO) especially used..N54 yea, a really really nice engine.....


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welcome to our fold. very impressive resume. the N54 motor is a beast but the factory suspension is something of a let down as you'll find out. plenty of good tid bits around to tighten everything up. best of luck with your '13 racing career
For street driving and on the back road twisties i have found a couple cheap mods...M3 FSB and putting on Yokohama ADO8's have made a big difference on my ride.....i have not been let down by the suspension,,,,just felt there was a tad to much lean around corners, which the FSB corrected ,and the tires have given the car the grip it needed....For street driving at normal to fast speeds i could not ask for more....But on the track that is another story...i would not no.
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      01-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #12
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Awesome story, and sick group of cars you've had the opportunity to use.
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      01-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #13
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welcome to bimmerpost! uh oh... everytime theres a girl that introduces herself on the forums, there are always guys that try to hit on you hahaha
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      01-12-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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Welcome, very impressive! I am sure you could beat 99% of us on here xD
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      01-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #15
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Only one pic of the 135i? C'mon...
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      01-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #16
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Welcome to 1Addicts Michele.
Thanks! Happy to be here!

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welcome to our fold. very impressive resume. the N54 motor is a beast but the factory suspension is something of a let down as you'll find out. plenty of good tid bits around to tighten everything up. best of luck with your '13 racing career
Thanks a lot. Yeah I have already changed the suspension. I have KW V1's I really like them for the street

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Welcome to the community.
Thanks!

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Welcome to the forum. Great looking white/red combo. Would love to see what you end up doing to it.
Me too! haha thanks!

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Welcome Michele...Indeed the 135i is quite the bargain( one of the best IMO) especially used..N54 yea, a really really nice engine.....

For street driving and on the back road twisties i have found a couple cheap mods...M3 FSB and putting on Yokohama ADO8's have made a big difference on my ride.....i have not been let down by the suspension,,,,just felt there was a tad to much lean around corners, which the FSB corrected ,and the tires have given the car the grip it needed....For street driving at normal to fast speeds i could not ask for more....But on the track that is another story...i would not no.
The stiffer suspension is pretty nice. I don't think stock too shabby either though

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Awesome story, and sick group of cars you've had the opportunity to use.
Thanks! Yeah I have had some great experiences Didn't want to flood the post more than I already have lol

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Welcome, very impressive! I am sure you could beat 99% of us on here xD
hahah. Looking forward to seeing some of you at the track!

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Only one pic of the 135i? C'mon...
LOL. If you check the Official ALPINE WHITE thread.. I've posted quite a few pix.... But just bc you called me out... here's a few of em...







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      01-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #17
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      01-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #18
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Hope you spend some time in the Track/Autocross section. Your insight on how to prep the 135 would be unreal.
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      01-12-2013, 11:25 PM   #20
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nice post...congrats on the ride.
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Welcome! Your professional insight regarding performance driving/optimization of the 135 will be invaluable.
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