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      02-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #309
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Joe, which ones did you get? Are they the same as Ian's?
Ian has the Maddad mids..( raspier note )

I ordered the N55 mids from BMW. ( deeper note )
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      02-16-2012, 12:13 AM   #310
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Thanks Joe, I'm leaning towards N55 mids myself.
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      02-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #311
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Thanks Joe, I'm leaning towards N55 mids myself.
At least now you will be able to hear both and make a informed decision..

And from most accounts from the USA forum, the N55 mids eliminate the drone.
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      02-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #312
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True, sealant lasts longer than wax I think, I donít have an issue with brake dust as car is washed often....P21S wheel gel cleaner works well for me.... after a few years though you need to get the wheels off and properly cleaned
You won't need wheel cleaner though if your wheels are protected (sealant/wax) otherwise it will eat into the wax, hence the simple water/pH neutral car wash.

Ps - when are you picking up your car?
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      02-16-2012, 01:24 AM   #313
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Ps - when are you picking up your car?
not sure, dealer hasn't got it yet so they say. Perhaps later next week
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      02-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #314
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photo looks good but in the last pic there is this crappy black car ruining the photo!!!!

Lol just saw this, it's alright I know you're jealous cause black is the best colour
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      02-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #315
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Zuzu, how's the install?
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      02-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #316
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Zuzu, how's the install?
Hi sparoz.. all done.

Took a total of about 15 mins to install N55 mids, once up on the lift. ( Thanks to Pete at Advan for the use of his car lift )

Not a big difference in sound up to about 2.5K rpm... then when your revs lift past 2.5K its just much much deeper and more growl in the exhaust sound and more gurgle in the down shift.. Not a raspy exhaust note, but a more deeper menacing sound.



Definately more torque through 2nd and 3rd in the upper rev range.

Cheap mod if you dont want to get the Akra or after market mids.. Looks OEM from underneath..nice and neat.

You can actually hear the turbos whistling now..

Just left the Sydney German car show, where my car was placed alongside a Audi R8 V10 convertible..

There was more pix taken of my car than the R8..

The Gunmetal painted wheels really set off the VO.. makes the wheels look so FAT..
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      02-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #317
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Nice Joe!!! VO looks stunning!

See you next Saturday for MadDad comparison?
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Thanks Joe for the write up! Drone's gone??!
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Wheels look awesome in person. Looks alot tougher.

Should've come like that from factory.
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      02-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #320
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Nice Joe!!! VO looks stunning!

See you next Saturday for MadDad comparison?
Thanks Ian..Feel guilty posting, whilst your treading on egg shells anxiously awaiting delivery..
Def see you next Saturday at Advan.

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Thanks Joe for the write up! Drone's gone??!
Mine had very little drone to speak of, and was inconsistent when it actually would drone..

So far, ZERO drone at all RPM..

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Wheels look awesome in person. Looks alot tougher.

Should've come like that from factory.
True.. car looks tougher and FATTER..
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RICE!!

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      05-24-2012, 07:14 AM   #322
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Hey Sparoz.. was getting a bit OT on Ian's thread, so gone back to mine mate.

These are the H and R springs I am awaiting delivery. Part number 28910-1.

No need to update the dampers.. Lowers the back 0.6 inch and the front 1.2 inch..

Have driven a friends 1M, with the same setup.. no problems.

http://www.hrsprings.com/scripts/app...Find3&MakeID=4
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Hey Sparoz.. was getting a bit OT on Ian's thread, so gone back to mine mate.

These are the H and R springs I am awaiting delivery. Part number 28910-1.

No need to update the dampers.. Lowers the back 0.6 inch and the front 1.2 inch..

Have driven a friends 1M, with the same setup.. no problems.

http://www.hrsprings.com/scripts/app...Find3&MakeID=4
Nice, when do they get here? Do they come in VO?
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      05-24-2012, 07:36 AM   #324
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Ha. Only cobalt blue. Arrive in about 10 days.
Could always get them powder coated VO.
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Hey Sparoz.. was getting a bit OT on Ian's thread, so gone back to mine mate.

These are the H and R springs I am awaiting delivery. Part number 28910-1.

No need to update the dampers.. Lowers the back 0.6 inch and the front 1.2 inch..

Have driven a friends 1M, with the same setup.. no problems.

http://www.hrsprings.com/scripts/app...Find3&MakeID=4
Why not KW coils. I suppose the stock shocks are awesome anyway ?
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Why not KW coils. I suppose the stock shocks are awesome anyway ?
Correct mate...The shocks on the M suspension are not the problem.. Just the ride height..

Vivid Racing have the H&R springs for the 1M on special from $495 SLASHED to $297US..

Why pay $1.5K Plus for coilovers, when you have perfectly good performance shocks.
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      05-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #329
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Shock valving should be matched to spring rate. As long as the lower H&R springs have same/similar rate as the OEM springs you should be fine.

After grinding alik's front bar on a Darwin speed bump two days ago I'd be scared to go too low with a 1M.
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Shock valving should be matched to spring rate. As long as the lower H&R springs have same/similar rate as the OEM springs you should be fine.

After grinding alik's front bar on a Darwin speed bump two days ago I'd be scared to go too low with a 1M.
You can never be too low Tim! Don't you know anything Form>Function lol!
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