BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
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.

Mods:

BMW Performance Aero Rear Bumper w/ diffuser
BMW Performance Kidney Grills
BMW Performance Aero Side Skirts
BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
BMW Performance Exhaust
BMW Performance E-Brake
BMW Black "M" License Plate Holder
BMW Valve Stems
Performance CF Diffuser (eBay)
Aluminum Pedals
iCarbon Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Shadowline Exterior Trim
Alufelgen 18" CS-7 Silver Rims (225/255 - Khumo Ecsta 4x's)
Custom Painted Gloss Black Lower Front Grills (Matches BMW Performance Kidney Grills)
35% Tinted Windows
Euro Fogs Enabled
Debadged
Blackline LCI Taillights - on order

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.

























__________________

Last edited by Satalite; 05-11-2012 at 12:28 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

nice pics!!! aw looking great as always. you didn't get the bixenons?
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
1SerieStud
Brigadier General
1SerieStud's Avatar
66
Rep
3,809
Posts

 
Drives: '11 VO 1M (498 of 740)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL

iTrader: (9)

Clean! As suggested, once you upgrade the headlights your car will look complete
__________________
'11 e90 M3
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
SoloEuro (bmw330ice)
Enlisted Member
SoloEuro (bmw330ice)'s Avatar
0
Rep
36
Posts

 
Drives: '06 e46 330Ci
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Clean car and great mods man!!
__________________

-Shaun-
Atlanta, GA
Flickr Photostream
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Satalite View Post
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
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post
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..)
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
oman135
Major
oman135's Avatar
Oman
15
Rep
1,027
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 135I M DCT, F80 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oman-Muscat

iTrader: (0)

Does the 128 have the same suspenion as 135 ? or 135 is lowered?
__________________
Bmw Performance Grills - CF Trunk Spoiler - CF Mirrors- MadDad EuroSport Street Axleback - Scopione CF Diffuser - LCI Tail Lights - SleK CF Front Lip
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
1SerieStud
Brigadier General
1SerieStud's Avatar
66
Rep
3,809
Posts

 
Drives: '11 VO 1M (498 of 740)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by oman135 View Post
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.
__________________
'11 e90 M3
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2011, 08:49 PM   #10
CJ421
Brigadier General
CJ421's Avatar
United_States
60
Rep
3,263
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.66]
Great car, great mods ... it's beautiful.
__________________
2011 BMW E92 335i, 6MT, Le Mans blue - Quaife LSD, JRZ RS Pro, JRZ camber plates, Eibach ERS, full M3 susp, custom toe arms, Powergrid end-links, SS brake lines, brake ducting, Michelin PSS, UUC SSK, ETS FMIC, ER CP, Perf. Exhaust, VAC RSIK, Sparcos; work by VAC Motorsports in Philadelphia
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #11
debadgedbmw1
BMW: intake,exhaust,strut bar,18''M1styl,CFspoiler
debadgedbmw1's Avatar
Canada
0
Rep
99
Posts

 
Drives: 09 128i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ontario

iTrader: (1)

Xenon

Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post
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!
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2011, 01:41 AM   #12
heymate
New Member
0
Rep
10
Posts

 
Drives: Dream of AUDI RX8
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wanderer

iTrader: (0)

I want to see interior!!!
Appreciate 0
      01-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #13
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Bump. New Mod in route I will let you guys guess what it is
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #14
Greenkirby21
Vrooom :)
Greenkirby21's Avatar
United_States
92
Rep
2,608
Posts

 
Drives: C7 Stringray
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dream Land

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Greenkirby21
hehe no fair I know what it is ^_^. Can't wait to see it
__________________
2014 C7 Corvette Stringray - Laguna Blue - NPP Exhaust - Competition Seats
Appreciate 0
      01-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #15
Moo
Gold Member
Moo's Avatar
No_Country
17
Rep
466
Posts

 
Drives: PSYWGN
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Studio 69

iTrader: (0)

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?
Appreciate 0
      01-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #16
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenkirby21 View Post
hehe no fair I know what it is ^_^. Can't wait to see it


Quote:
Originally Posted by Moo View Post
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.
__________________

Last edited by Satalite; 04-06-2012 at 02:47 AM.
Appreciate 0
      01-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #17
andrey_gta
Brigadier General
andrey_gta's Avatar
Canada
54
Rep
3,387
Posts

 
Drives: 130i coupé ;)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bimmerpost

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
Great ride! You have completed the look that I want my 128i to have some day
__________________
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: e36M lip Wishlist: //M front arm, coils, n55 eng mnt, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff


"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is
Appreciate 0
      01-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #18
Dafttt
Captain
Dafttt's Avatar
9
Rep
644
Posts

 
Drives: 128i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malibu

iTrader: (0)

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!
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #19
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
e90sexion's Avatar
Canada
81
Rep
6,369
Posts

 
Drives: M3, Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

iTrader: (16)

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.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #20
Satalite
Colonel
Satalite's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,894
Posts

 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Georgia

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2009 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by e90sexion View Post
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.
Thanks!
__________________

Last edited by Satalite; 02-14-2012 at 12:17 AM.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #21
ALUFELGEN
ALUFELGEN's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
2,059
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (5)

Send a message via AIM to ALUFELGEN Send a message via MSN to ALUFELGEN
Looks great! Good choice on Silver on Alpine White.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2012, 12:40 AM   #22
Dafttt
Captain
Dafttt's Avatar
9
Rep
644
Posts

 
Drives: 128i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malibu

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Satalite View Post
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.

Last edited by Dafttt; 01-13-2012 at 01:00 AM.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST