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      12-07-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Pwdrtoast's 135i from birth on. . . . .

This thread will by personal progress thread from birth to trade in or wreck.

December 4th 2010
Put the initial payment down on my brand new 2011 BMW 135i. I'm buying the car through a overseas military sales program(i'm deployed). It will be some time before the car actually goes onto the production line, and even longer before i get home and accept delivery.

MODEL- 135I COUPE
DOORS- 2
TRANSMISSION- 6 SPEED
EXTERIOR- SPACE GRAY METALLIC
UPHOLSTERY- Leather
COLOR/TYPE- CORAL RED BOSTON

Options/Packages:
VALUE PACKAGE
M SPORT PACKAGE
IPOD/USB ADAPTER
HEATED FRONT SEATS
HARMON KARDON SURROUND SOUND
COMFORT ACCESS

Port of Entry – Port Hueneme
Vessel name – Madame Butterfly

20 Jan 2011-Offical order was placed
24 Feb 2011-Car goes into production, received VIN #
4 May 2011 -Car arrives at the Port Hueneme
6 April 2011-Shipment release date
5 July 2011-Take delivery
7 July 2011-First mods installed, 30% Tint all the way around and clear bra on bumper,hood, and fenders $883
12 July 2011-Installed the axle back exhaust
18 July 2011-Received Forgestar F14's
29 July 2011-Installed Forgestar F14's and conti' dws
1 August 2011-First trip to dyno 230/276-axle back exhaust
8 August 2011-First Trip to Winslow BMW for warranty work on the TPMS
10 August 2011-Axle Back exhaust with cut out installed
20 Aug 2011-Installed the cf lip, will post pictures and do a better write up
3 SETP 2011-Rock smashed my wind shield, needs to be replaced, it also chipped a small peice of the hood, barely noticeable.
5 SEPT 2011-First CEL @ 2400 miles, car is driving just fine, and gas mileage is on par 21mpg. I'm assming this is a faulty sensor or some bull shit
29 OCT 2011- SOLD SOLD SOLD

Mods bought:
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19' F14's-24 May 2011 (purchased)
Vorstiener CF lip-29 May 2011(purchased)-received 23 JUNE 2011
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Exhaust, BERK axle back-29 April 2011(purchased)
Race Ready Exhaust remote controlled cut out

Handling-

Extra-
30% Tint all the way around
Dupont clear bra



My Comments
100 miles-
I'm breaking the car in right now, nothing above 3500 RPM's and no sudden acceleration.
The windows close and open a little bit when I open and close the doors, pretty cool.
I can't find out how to let my passenger in without hitting the unlock button.
Brakes, the pedal depreciation correlates nicely with deceleration, pads have a subtle bite.
Engine, even though i'm not driving the car hard, I can feel the boost pulling the car.
Drivetrain, I've already stalled the car 3 times! I have had ton of experience with manuals/ race clutches (stg3 clutch in my evo, a stg3 clutch in my ms3, and a stg5 clutch in my svtf) needless to say its embarrassing, considering i've stalled my evo 3 times the entire time i've had it.
2nd gear seems to be the hardest to get into.
Issues, the stupid seat belt chime is killing me.
I'm still not used to the comfort access, but that will go away with time

@2000 miles
Still impressed by the comfort of the ride, handling is sufficent for spirited driving.
Loving the acceleration, breaking the tires loose is easy, I can almost do it on demand.
Fuel economy is ok, avg about 21 mpg highway/city combo. Its to be expected with my spirited driving and a turbo charge 6 cyclinder.
HK is awesome, I don't care what others say. Hands down the best stock system i've ever heard.
I'm noticing this weird poping sound up front, i think its the phantom plastic pop people talk about.
I have learned to love the comfort access, what a great feature, glad I purchased this option.

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      12-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Nice combination of colors and options! I ordered the exact same thing except no comfort access package.

My car is on the Tristan which should be docking in Baltimore early tomorrow morning after the ten day trip across the Atlantic.
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      01-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Offically placed the order with the factory and the production slot is confirmed for the last week in February ! ! ! ! ! !
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      02-15-2011, 02:12 AM   #4
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Car goes into production next week, looks like i'm going to get one of the last 2011's!!!
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      02-15-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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Not my preferred colors, but I definitely approve of your options.

Grats on the 2011. Mine should arrive next week.
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      05-06-2011, 01:32 AM   #6
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nobody cares about my poor evo

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      07-06-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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I took delivery!!-5 July 2011

I picked up the car yesterday from Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs. I must have one of the last manufactured 2011 135s!!
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      07-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #8
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Berk exhaust looks nice; can't wait to install it.
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      07-11-2011, 09:00 PM   #9
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Enjoy. Tell us about your exhaust install and results
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      07-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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I installed the exhaust today.The install has to be the easiest i've ever done on a exhaust. The sounds is well, it doesn't transform the exhaust note. I'm a little disappointed, but it will be for the best as a daily driving.

I'm just used to my exhaust running almost wide open.

[b]Quick question, on the center pipes i noticed a resonator. i was under the impression the mid pipes didn't have anything, is it worth the price to replace the center pipes to get rid of the resonator or should i let it be?[B/]
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car looks great -

where did you order a vorsteiner lip from?!
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      07-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #12
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where did you order a vorsteiner lip from?!
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      07-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
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rims are finally done from forged, custom powdercoat!!
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      07-29-2011, 06:07 PM   #14
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Forgestar F14's=color-custom
19x8 +50f 235/30-19
19x8.5 +50r 265/35-19

No Rubbing :d
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1 Aug 2011
Went to the dyno today, a few things to consider
-this is the lowest reading dyno in the state of Colorado
-it was hot outside, upper 80s
-A stock sti avg 200/200
-this uncorrected, the car actually made the numbers, corrected numbers were 276whp and 315 ft lbs

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      08-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #16
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Next Mod:
Race Ready 3in aluminum "y" pipe with a Race Ready electric cut out, all controlled by a remote control.

Install:
1. Had a local exhaust shop weld in the cut out "y" pipe, so that was easy.
2. Wiring was super easy, attached the red wire to the battery (+), attached the black wire the (-) side of the battery.
3. I found a plastic tab in the trunk of the car, beneath the trunk the heat shield had a pre-made opening. I just ran the wires through that hole and connected everything up.





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      09-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #17
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Just checking in

20 Aug 2011-
Installed the cf lip, will post pictures and do a better write up
3 SETP 2011-
Rock smashed my wind shield, needs to be replaced, it also chipped a small peice of the hood, barely noticeable.
5 SEPT 2011-
First CEL @ 2400 miles, car is driving just fine, and gas mileage is on par 21mpg. I'm assming this is a faulty sensor or some bull shit
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      10-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #18
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Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold
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Why'd you sell it so soon?
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      11-25-2011, 09:55 AM   #20
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Several reasons:
became unpractical with my job
drew too much attention
fuel efficiency
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