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      03-29-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Drewster's Intro/Eventual Build Thread

Hi Everyone,

I figured I should finally post some pictures of my car since I've had it for a month and I've done a bit to it. I've had some cool cars in the past few years but I've always wanted a 135i since they came out in the US. I've been searching for the perfect car for almost a year so when it came up, I jumped on it. I flew from Buffalo NY to Oklahoma City and drove it back in less than 40 hours. I did the same for a Lotus Elise (sold it last spring) a few years ago and both trips were awesome experiences. I highly recommend traveling for a new car if you get the chance.

Anyways, the car I bought is a showroom clean, stock Crimson Red 2008 135i, 6 speed with the sport package, a few other options and just over 42,000 miles. This thing has been babied since day 1 and I plan on modding the crap out of it over the next few years. This is the first car I've ever owned that I can honestly see myself keeping for a very long time. The longest I've ever owned a car was a little over 2 years. I detail cars for some extra cash in the summer time so I can't wait to get my hands on this thing, I haven't had a chance to really clean it up yet.

Mod list as of 4/6/15:
-Golf tee mod
-White LED interior lights
-White LED Angel Eyes
-Gloss black grilles
-BMS Intake
-BMS Clutch Stop
-Blackline tail lights (my favorite mod so far)
-Hardwired V1
-BMW Performance Shift Knob
-BMW Performance Alcantara Shift Boot
-BMW Performance Ebrake Handle w/ Alcantara Boot
-3M 1080 Carbon Fiber interior wrap

Here are some current pics:
















And some pics of my previous cars for fun:









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Nice start, your name seems so familiar, are you from other forums at all?
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Nice start, your name seems so familiar, are you from other forums at all?
Thanks. A few... NorthAmericanMotoring, LotusTalk, DSeries, HondaTech, and maybe a couple other ones.
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Beautiful Crimson. By far my favorite color. Glad you got the blacklines in there first thing, they are wonderful!

No more R56? Great looking car.
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Beautiful Crimson. By far my favorite color. Glad you got the blacklines in there first thing, they are wonderful!
I like the crimson red too... and the blacklines. Welcome and congrats. That Elise is pretty sharp as well. Too bad you sold it. Great little car.
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No more R56? Great looking car.
Nope, no more R56 I've had two of them. A base Cooper then a fJCW. That's the only car I've had that I regret selling.

Thanks guys. I just ordered a few more parts from ECS that should be here by the end of the week. BMW Performance shift knob and ebrake handle with alcantara boots for both.
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Just ordered the BMW Performance shift knob and ebrake handle, along with the alcantara boots and some 3M 1080 CF Vinyl to wrap my trim. The interior is going to look soooo much better.
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Where did you find an alcantara e-brake boot?
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Where did you find an alcantara e-brake boot?
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rake/ES264400/
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Very clean! Congrats!
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How did you like the lotus?
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How did you like the lotus?
It was great. It had its' typical build quality issues but the drivetrain was bulletproof and once I supercharged it I was keeping up with most crotch rockets.
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Ordered some 3M CF Vinyl today and pulled all of the interior trim pieces off.
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I wrapped everything today and put the other new parts in. The interior looks 100x better now.



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