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      07-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Phobics 135i Build Thread

Ive been customizing cars for about 6 years now and bought my BMW so I wouldnt have to waste money customizing a car... sadly, I can't just leave well enough alone so here I am...

Enjoy the thread, let me know what you think. Suggestions are always welcome!

Here is the day I brought her home, you all know what a stock 135 looks like:



first mod was wheels thanks to a pot hole on the highway:




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      07-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Customizing of the wheels:

fitment is right on, but it did cause some rubbing on large dips and bumps:



but I dont really like the silver wheels so they needed some love:



so now they're black:



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      07-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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back on stocks while the wheels get finished... oh and there might be some other pieces missing...





Here are some shots after the fenders were rolled and pulled a bit:







Also had to get rid of those damn license plate holes and fix up those scrapes:



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      07-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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My body shop guy surprised me with this:

color matched calipers with a black BMW:



oh, and they glow in the dark thanks to a glow in the dark pearl he had:

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also, the lights got some love too!











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and a Hartge Quad exhaust and diffuser with color matched grilles:




Everything should be back together on saturday. Can't wait to cruise.
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that should be pretty scik looking
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      07-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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      07-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #9
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The brakes are sweet. Any pics if them installed day and night?
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I love the black wheels mate
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      07-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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that should be pretty scik looking
Yeah, I cant wait till it's all together.

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If schmiedmanns wasn't closed, they'd already be ordered and probably installed haha.

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The brakes are sweet. Any pics if them installed day and night?
He just finished them yesterday, should have pics of everything installed by this weekend. Will definistely do some night and day stuff.

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I love the black wheels mate
personally I've never been a huge fan of black wheels because they kind of get lost and aren't as pronounced as other colors, but on this car they work really well IMO.
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      07-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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more pics!
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      07-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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thanks guys.

I'll get more pics this weekend (weather pending)
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      07-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #16
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Looks great man....I need to get a build thread going as soon as I get some wheels
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Looks great man! Bring it to the Torque Meet Tour on August 24th. It's free! It's going to be held at our Norwood, MA campus.

http://www.torquemeettour.com/norwoo.../#.UfGr3JrD-M8
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Looks great man....I need to get a build thread going as soon as I get some wheels
thanks. This is actually the first build thread Ive made. Hopefully I'll stick to it and update it haha.

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Looks great man! Bring it to the Torque Meet Tour on August 24th. It's free! It's going to be held at our Norwood, MA campus.

http://www.torquemeettour.com/norwoo.../#.UfGr3JrD-M8
Im hoping to make it to that. I'll try to get some guys from my old car club out there too.
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here she is all back together!

















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      07-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #21
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It looks great!

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Looks awesome so far. But how can you have glow in the dark calipers and no pictures of them...well...glowing in the dark? Pics please!
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