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      05-18-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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Stealth 135i Build-Up Journel

So like my last 2 cars i have become addicted to owners forums and modding.

I sold my 370z in March and the next day put my order in for my 2011 135i

Order Placed: 19/03/10(COMPLETE)
Production Complete: 16/04/10 (COMPLETE)
VDC Arrival: 29/05/10 (COMPLETE)
Delivery: 01/06/10 (Rescheduled Date)

So here is my 2011 135i's specs:
Black Sapphire Mettalic, Black leather boston, M Sport, High Gloss Satin, Exterior Mirror Package, Comfort Access, Electric Seats, Heated Seats, PDC Front and Rear, Xenon Lights, Professional Navigation, USB Interface, 35% Tint.


So here is my to do list:

Parts:

BMW Performance Steering Wheel w/shift lights (Ordered)
BMW Performance Shift Knob + Boot (Ordered)
BMW Performance Carbon Interior (Ordered)
BMW Performance Pedal Set (Ordered)
BMW Performance Carbon Spoiler (Ordered)
Shadow line 135i Badge (Ordered)
BMW Performance Grills (Ordered)

Spray Stock M-Rims Black Pearl (TO be done on arrival of car)

Most Parts will be in this friday for me to pick up and then i start fitting all the parts!

So waiting on arrival in the next 3 weeks!!!

Anyway i will update this thread as and when i receive the car and any other mods i do will be listed and pictures posted for reference.
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      05-19-2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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Stealth that sounds awesome man wow!!!!! Still a bit of a wait and you've still ordered everything for it!! haha

Are you gonna simba chip the beast as well?
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      05-19-2010, 04:17 AM   #3
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Haha yeha i've ordered all the parts myself to try get them before the car haha...

It was was to expensive ordering through BMW so i'm importing the parts myself..

As soon as the develop the JuiceBox for the N55 engine it will be ordered!

U gotta chip the car!!!

Only thing is Transnet needs to get their Sh*t together and start railing again so my car can get railed to the VDC! Damn strikes ruining all my fun!

Checked today and delayed so far by one more day
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      05-21-2010, 07:09 AM   #4
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very good idea to import yourself man. probably saved quite a bit

If you dyno the car please post the sheets up! would love to see the difference on the n55! and please put some pics up with everything on!!!!

A review would also be awesome! dont think we had an SA n55 review on this forum!

Transnet is such a mess! i also have a car on order and it just gets delayed all the time!

Hope the wait flies man!
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Quick Update:

MY BMW Carbon Interior has arrived from the U.K and looks awesome. Unfortunetly my Carbon SPoiler arrived but due to in appropriate packing the spoiler got cracked on both sides so im waiting for an insurance claim and a new one to be sent over.

Grills arrived monday and look beautiful!, ummmmm, PErformance shift knob arrived and shoft boot however sshift boot was for left hand drive! 100% my fault. New one on way.

Lastly the biggest pain in the ass! is Transnet ! Finally back to work today but my car is now delayed due to the backlog. Car arrived in the port on the 18th May and is still there so not sure how long my delay is but its there .... All can do is wait and hope for a miracle...
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      05-28-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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Hey stealth,

with your spoiler, I hope you didnt sign any delivery notes which agreed that the product was in good condition?? Seen a few scenarios when a company has and the good was actually damaged and they couldn't claim.

Im glad transnet finally fixed all that crap. They agreed for an 11% raise which was actually lower than the initial %, correct me if im wrong. They are running shifts through the night to try and kill the backlog quickly! I would guess maybe a week or 2 before your car will arrive!! Ill hold my thumbs for you!

Which stealership did you order the car from?
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      05-30-2010, 01:26 AM   #7
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Hi Notion,

I'll sort the spoiler out i signed for it because i cant send it back he said i must keep it cause its expensive to ship back.

Haha yeah the transnet workers wanted 13% but were offered 11% for last 2 weeks and accepted last week as Transnet "adjusted their offer" or something. My status on tracking finally updated, arrived at the VDC on th 29th of May and price month is 1st June?

Do you know what price month is? and how long between that and delivery??
Also Notion you happen to have any pics of your car posted on the forum would love to check your car out...
Oh and i got my car from a dealership in Isando BMW Autobahn as i got referered to a Sales Executive called Monique she is S.A's no.1 BMW Sales Person for a couple of years now so she is very help full and got just over 20k off the price.
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      06-04-2010, 03:23 AM   #8
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Here are some pics from yesterday and this morning as i have already done install of my black grills and badges

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This Morning:





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      06-15-2010, 02:35 AM   #9
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Hey stealth,

Isando is an awesome dealership!!! Got many recommendations about that dealership. Unfortunately I sold my car about a month ago, busy using the old banger spare car until i take delivery of my audi next month (I know I know, :P) But im still an avid bmw fan!

Were you driving on William Nicol a few days ago??? I saw a fully blacked out 135(black rims, everything) and it looked really bad ass!!!
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Haha yeah that was probably me haha here is a pic of my car now. (Just in for carbon interior and performance steering wheel but this was before it went in)

here are some pics of the exterior in which i have got the black grills now and badges as well as powder coated my M rims black.





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I'm loving the black grills - got my 125i recently also saph black with black leather (+++ its a convertible)...where can i order the grills and what is the damage for total install?

Any tips on chipping? I understand that i can increase to 190kw but i am ignorant as sh*t about the best way to go about it.
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Hey hero,

Not to sure about the grills but with the chip. You've got a 3L block but its detuned so its not as fast as a 130. a 130 kicks out 195kw and we kick out 160kw.

Sadly BMW changed more than just the ecu on the car so you wont make near 190kw with just a chip. I dont know who told u that.

WIth a chip you might gain +- 5kw at the flywheel. If you do air intake/chip/exhaust you still wont get near 190kw. The car will feel a lot quicker because it will be more responsive.

So in my opinion a chip just isn't worth it. Just enjoy the straight six harmony at full tilt with the roof down

Oh and take your car to durban!!!! its a completely different monster down there!!!
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I'm loving the black grills - got my 125i recently also saph black with black leather (+++ its a convertible)...where can i order the grills and what is the damage for total install?

Any tips on chipping? I understand that i can increase to 190kw but i am ignorant as sh*t about the best way to go about it.
You can order the grills from your dealer or you can just spray your stock ones... install is easy and u can do it at home takes about 10 minutes... there is a DIY on here some where... I agree with Notion chipping isnt worth it really on a NA car... just enjoy your car or maybe look at intakes or exhausts...
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Sorry About the quality of pics but i cant get any good pics of the interior plus i need to to an interior wipe before i take photos:








Only BMW performance interior pieces missing are the Bucket Seats which are ridiculously priced so i wont be getting those and lastly the pedals which i have and i'm just too lazy to fit...
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Stealth u have to give a man a ride in that beauty

Maybe when my S has gone in for its little mod we should do a comparison :P
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Stealth u have to give a man a ride in that beauty

Maybe when my S has gone in for its little mod we should do a comparison :P
haha wat little mod has it gone for???

Haha my car seems to run strong just worried about the CDV letting my clutch slip but its been fine so far... i have to use my steerign wheels 1/4 mile teter and see wat time i put down but havent had the chance!.... The S3 is honestly one of the best cars i've driven its the S3 and 135 in the market currently here no one can take them..... unless u got big bucks ( TTRS *cough*)
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Awesome Stuff dude! Love the mods on the interior!Great Job..I'm almost done with my 1er..few more mods and thats it Great job again!BTW, what Performance mods u running?
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Awesome Stuff dude! Love the mods on the interior!Great Job..I'm almost done with my 1er..few more mods and thats it Great job again!BTW, what Performance mods u running?
Thanks bro. The intirior is where we spend the most time so i thought i'd enjoy those mods most right now.

All my mods so far are:

BMW Performance Grills
Shadowline 135i Badge
Powder Coated Rims
BMW Performance Carbon Interior
BMW Performance Steering Wheel
BMW Performance Shift Knob and Boot
BMW Performance Pedals (not installed)

Awaiting Arrival:
BMW Performance Carbon Spoiler.


As for performance parts.. i havent done anything.... yet.. because frankly there isnt anything on the market at all in terms of power producing parts....

I'm thinking of lowering the car maybe and/or M3 sway bars...


What have you done to your car so far???
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Thanks bro. The intirior is where we spend the most time so i thought i'd enjoy those mods most right now.

All my mods so far are:

BMW Performance Grills
Shadowline 135i Badge
Powder Coated Rims
BMW Performance Carbon Interior
BMW Performance Steering Wheel
BMW Performance Shift Knob and Boot
BMW Performance Pedals (not installed)

Awaiting Arrival:
BMW Performance Carbon Spoiler.


As for performance parts.. i havent done anything.... yet.. because frankly there isnt anything on the market at all in terms of power producing parts....

I'm thinking of lowering the car maybe and/or M3 sway bars...


What have you done to your car so far???
I totally agree with you on the interior being the place we spend the most time so 1UP there!!

Here's my babe!











Cosmetic:
Mat Black Grills
Shadowline 135i Badge
Performance side skirts
Performance Pedals
Short Shift Knob and Boot
White/Blue Angel Eyes
Smoked Rear Lights
CF Performance Side Mirrors
CF Performance Rear Spoiler
CSL Reps 18"
BMW tii Stipes


Performance Upgrades:
AFE DC Intakes
Performance Front Discs
Performance Exhaust
Software

Lemme know what you guys think...
Peace!
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Whoah Bro! That looks Amazing!!!

When are you planning on selling ur car? And when you do let me know i'd buy a couple of things from you!!

It looks ridiculous! Good job bro!....


Where were those pics taken by the way?
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I'm also looking at the BMW Perf Exhaust but knot right now as im not bored of the stock exhaust yet but also looking at Performance rotors for when i do first service...

Me and a couple of mates are going to tarlton street car drags on friday night tosee what times our cars do as i havent 1/4 miled mine yet and my friend just put a k04 in his SEAT... YOu going by any chance?? would be awesome to see your car??
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Sounds like a great idea!!Send me some details and I'll probably join you guys...!what time you going?
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