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      11-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Smile My 128i w/ pics!

So I have finally decided to go ahead and post pictures of my car! It is a 2009 128i with ~18.7k miles. Combo is AW with taupe leatherette / gloss black interior trim. Purchased her new back in April of 2009.

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BMW Performance Aero Rear Bumper w/ diffuser
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Pictures - click on any to view entire album... just random pics. Sorry my photo skills are not that good at the moment. Still working on it. Should have taken the photos closer to sundown.

























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      11-06-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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nice pics!!! aw looking great as always. you didn't get the bixenons?
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      11-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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nice pics!!! aw looking great as always. you didn't get the bixenons?
Thanks! I have yet to pull the trigger on upgrading the lights... it was up there on my mods list, but after taking the hit for the rims/tires, I will have to wait on some cash.
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      11-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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Clean! As suggested, once you upgrade the headlights your car will look complete
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      11-06-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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Clean car and great mods man!!
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      11-06-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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Thanks! I have yet to pull the trigger on upgrading the lights... it was up there on my mods list, but after taking the hit for the rims/tires, I will have to wait on some cash.
i understand your position. i am saving some cash for some rims/tires too.

i heard installing the xenons might cost a lot...it would have been cheaper if you had it included as part of your options from what i hear
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      11-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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i understand your position. i am saving some cash for some rims/tires too.

i heard installing the xenons might cost a lot...it would have been cheaper if you had it included as part of your options from what i hear
Yah. The only real option besides retrofitting OEM Xenons would be to go through BavX and have them custom build you DEPOs with their LS1 rings. (They can do this now..)
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      11-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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Does the 128 have the same suspenion as 135 ? or 135 is lowered?
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      11-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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Does the 128 have the same suspenion as 135 ? or 135 is lowered?
Without the m-sport package, the 128 sits 15mm higher than a stock 135i (which already comes with the m-sport suspension). Now there is also the BMW performance suspension which lowers the 135i by 10mm, or the 128i non-M by 25mm. Stock 128i suspension is softer/bubbler than the stock 135i suspension, as expected.

By the way, no thread jacking here, but I still have the stock (m-sport) struts/shocks/sway from the 135i I used to own (2011 model) since I installed the performance suspension on that car and traded it in that way. Given that the springs are always specific to the car packages, this is a good upgrade for those with a 128i looking to upgrade to m-sport. All that's needed are the m-sport springs specific for the car.
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      11-11-2011, 08:49 PM   #10
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      11-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #11
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nice pics!!! aw looking great as always. you didn't get the bixenons?
Yeh mine is the same, next planned mod.. A lil scared though, heard that a conversion could cause electrical issues and not ready to void any warranty! Just bought tires this yr!
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      11-12-2011, 01:41 AM   #12
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I want to see interior!!!
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      01-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #13
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Bump. New Mod in route I will let you guys guess what it is
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hehe no fair I know what it is ^_^. Can't wait to see it
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Nice car/mods

Just curious, from the $$$ you've put in, you probably could have gotten a 135... would like to know why you went this route?
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hehe no fair I know what it is ^_^. Can't wait to see it


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Nice car/mods

Just curious, from the $$$ you've put in, you probably could have gotten a 135... would like to know why you went this route?
Thanks. I hear this all the time. The difference between the 128/135 bare bones is roughly $7000... and as a college student its a no brainer. (and I didn't get to choose the options as this was a take it or leave it deal). But as far as money into mods its ~$3000 which includes the new tires/rims (~$1800).

As far as daily driving I prefer the straight line 6 and the HP difference doesn't bother me too much.
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      01-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #17
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      01-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #18
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Really nice, you've given me some inspiration. The gloss black lowers are subtle but a real nice touch, never seen someone do that before. Congrats!
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your car is getting cleaner nice
I miss my 1, you will love the 135i rear bumper, get 135i front too, they are worth it.
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      01-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #20
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I miss my 1, you will love the 135i rear bumper, get 135i front too, they are worth it.
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      01-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #21
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Looks great! Good choice on Silver on Alpine White.
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Thanks! The rear only cost me $275 painted and shipped. Real OEM bumper w/ factory paint and the quality is spot on! Shhhh don't tell anyone!
WHAAT!! HOW?! WHO?! You lucky son of a... I'm looking at one with diffuser for ~$500 not painted. Please, please tell me.

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