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      05-18-2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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Now that I finally have some legit pictures I figured I'd make a build thread.

Not much done yet but I'll keep updating as it goes.

Day 1! Bone stock and filthy.



Maintenance time:
  • Oil/Filter Change
  • Full OE Brake Job
  • Air Filter
  • Spark Plugs
  • Inspection of ALL THE THINGS

Look at the size of these bad boys


Got a garage and a TON of goodies!



OE BMW roof racks installed for the kayak. Also installed:
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  • Lemon Air Freshener (+5bhp)
  • Berk Street Axle-Back Exhaust



Detailing time, thanks to the guys at Detailed Image for the "hoseless wash" kit.



New wheels! Avant Garde M310's in 18x8 up front and 18x9 out back.

20161019_200225 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

As it sits now


MS7_0136 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

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      05-18-2016, 10:12 PM   #2
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Pictures!

And now for some actual pictures:

Updated 10/21!


135iv2-19 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-15 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-14 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-12 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-9 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-8 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-7 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-6 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-5 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-4 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-18 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-20 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135iv2-21 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
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      05-19-2016, 09:32 AM   #4
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Great pics!
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      05-19-2016, 01:42 PM   #5
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Nice car! Did you change the bulb in your angel eyes or is it just the photo that makes the halos look white?
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Nice car! Did you change the bulb in your angel eyes or is it just the photo that makes the halos look white?
Thank you! All I've done to the angel eyes is increase the voltage, other than that they are stock color. I took some of the yellow out of them through editing.
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Update 3/17:

Finally swapped the ugly stock halo bulbs for some CREE LED's.

Attempted comparison shot, really hard to capture on my cell phone, stock left, LED's right:

20170308_163109 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

Both LED's swapped:
20170308_164726 by Matt Steele, on Flickr



Showing some BMW ///M love. New gloss black grilles and tricolor vinyls:

20170308_171537 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

20170308_171547 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
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Better pics of LED's and new grille!

135lights-3 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135lights-2 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
135lights-1 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
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135lights-3 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
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Glad to see the lux alternative route worked for you!
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Glad to see the lux alternative route worked for you!
Yeah the LUX price was just too much
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I missed out on a chance to pick up a Carbon Black 135i. Still kicking myself. Seriously an amazing color.
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I missed out on a chance to pick up a Carbon Black 135i. Still kicking myself. Seriously an amazing color.
Thanks for the kind words but don't kick yourself too hard lol. It's the worst color on the planet for maintenance. I'm considering doing a stealth wrap on it!
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Thanks for the kind words but don't kick yourself too hard lol. It's the worst color on the planet for maintenance. I'm considering doing a stealth wrap on it!
I am a masochist when it comes to dark colored cars. I currently have a Black Sapphire Metallic 335i, but I also am continuously detailing it. Dark metallic colors are fantastic when swirl free and totally makes it worth it.
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I am a masochist when it comes to dark colored cars. I currently have a Black Sapphire Metallic 335i, but I also am continuously detailing it. Dark metallic colors are fantastic when swirl free and totally makes it worth it.
That's for sure!
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interesting color, i like it a lot, but how about some more sunny pics?
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interesting color, i like it a lot, but how about some more sunny pics?
Might be a while

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That hurts to see, man.
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aww shiit; i actually just got rear ended last week. was in my wife' crosstrek though hahaha whew!
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aww shiit; i actually just got rear ended last week. was in my wife' crosstrek though hahaha whew!
Yeah this is one of those times I wish I had a separate DD
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After 30 days of waiting to get the car back, it's finally (almost) done!! I got the car back incomplete with some stuff left for me to do in order to save on labor costs and recoup my deductible.

In the shop:
DSC_0015 by Matt Steele, on Flickr


Drove it home without a front bumper and with a ton of wires and hoses tied/taped up on the front end! Brought her in the garage and started on my piece of the pie.

Here I'm working on the washer nozzle system and locating all the disconnected cables and wires that I'll need to find homes for. This was so much harder having not been the one to disassemble everything. RealOEM was an absolute lifesaver since I could look up part numbers and get a diagram of how things went together. Sometimes it helped, other times it didn't...

20170412_143744 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

With the majority of things connected and installed underneath the cover, I did a test fit with the 1M replica front bumper.

20170412_151519 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

Everything looked good and cleared so I finished tidying and put the bumper on.

20170412_151608 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

I wish the hood could always open like this (note the cable to the ceiling). Finalizing some stuff under the hood and installing the windshield washer nozzles. That was more of a PITA than I expected since I had to sand the holes to get them to fit right. While I was in there, I removed the cowl and installed my new BMS Cowl Filters, the JB4, routed all the cowl-mounted stuff to new locations, and taped up the hood-detection-plunger so it wouldn't think the hood was open.

20170412_153619 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

Finally ALMOST there.

MS7_0136 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

MS7_0137 by Matt Steele, on Flickr


MS7_0138 by Matt Steele, on Flickr

I need some parts that the shop forgot to give me... So I'm waiting on the headlight washer cover springs to install them, the front rubber hood seal, and my goddamn wheel well covers lol. I CAN TASTE VICTORY.
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