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      09-08-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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This is my project thread for my 2011 135i that was ordered last month. I started a micro-site for all the information related to it, but I figured posting it here would get more people to see it / keep tabs on what's happening.

Here's a quick summary from my site:

August 14th: Order placed. Cashmere Silver, Teracotta interior, Nav, HK system, 6MT, M Package, Performance exhaust, Performance bumper/sideskirts

August 24th: Production started on the car

September 1st: Production completed on the car

September 4th: Car left Bremerhaven on the Sirius Leader

Photo of the actual ship, as it came into Bremerhaven:



I've been tracking it daily, but haven't had any position updates since the 6th

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Several mods planned / in the process of purchasing (mostly suspension & cosmetic stuff until some power mods are available readily for the N55).

Here's a photoshopped image of what I plan for the project to look like:




I'll keep this thread updated as I track / build up the car
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      09-08-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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Cashmere on Terra? Sounds good, and most definitely unique!
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      09-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Does anybody have any leads on an upgraded intercooler for the N55? I've been looking around but haven't seen anyone that is close to having one ready for production
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      09-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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      09-08-2010, 11:48 PM   #5
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Aren't black roofs kind of passť by now? Kind of screams, "I couldn't afford carbon fiber."

No N55 FMIC yet.
I never thought of it that way. I guess to each its own... there are those who would argue that buying a 1 screams, "I cannot afford a 3 series" but I will take my one over the 3 series any day. Regardless, I love the contrast on the roof if the OP go through with it!

We need more 1 series meet here in SD!
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      09-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #6
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Aren't black roofs kind of passť by now? Kind of screams, "I couldn't afford carbon fiber."

No N55 FMIC yet.
I didn't realize an actual carbon fiber roof was available
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      09-09-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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      09-10-2010, 12:01 PM   #8
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Brief update

It's been four days since the ship last reported a position to any of the tracking systems I have access to.

The assumed fate of the Sirius Leader:



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Attacked, and sunk by U-boats somewhere in the Atlantic.

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      09-17-2010, 01:52 PM   #9
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Update



Ship is at the Panama Canal finally. Guess it wasn't sunk after all.
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      09-19-2010, 08:55 AM   #10
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there are those who would argue that buying a 1 screams, "I cannot afford a 3 series" but I will take my one over the 3 series any day.
+1

I had both a 335i coupe and the 135i approved and ready to sign the papers last week. Of course the 335i was a higher payment, but not enough to really be a deciding factor.

I picked the 1er.
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      09-19-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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Update



The Sirius Leader finally made it through the Panama Canal, after being anchored outside for almost two days.

Managed to capture a gif of the actual ship heading through the southern Gatun locks this morning

Just happened to be starting its way through when I checked it

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      09-19-2010, 07:27 PM   #12
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i really like that video it's almost hypnotic...
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i really like that video it's almost hypnotic...
It took some patience to capture the still frames for that, let me tell you .

Currently, I'm trying to track down a good powder coating shop in the SD region for the wheels I have lined up.
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      09-20-2010, 02:16 AM   #14
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      09-20-2010, 07:29 AM   #15
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More likely delayed due to hurricane evasion.
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More likely delayed due to hurricane evasion.
yep,..and besides, the Nazi's wouldn't shoot down their own ship
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      09-20-2010, 12:32 PM   #17
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yep,..and besides, the Nazi's wouldn't shoot down their own ship
The ship flys the Panamanian flag
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Wow, I like that GIF. Pretty cool that you just so happened to see it.
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It looks like the ship coming up behind the NYK does a powerslide and almost takes out the center divider.
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It looks like the ship coming up behind the NYK does a powerslide and almost takes out the center divider.
HMS Dorifto
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Update

The ship has docked in San Diego Harbor



A webcam near Seaport Village captured a few photos:







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