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      11-15-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Fall Photo Shoot: 2013 135is with BMW Performance & Dinan Suspension

My photographer friend was generous enough to lend both his time and skill to snap these for me. Just in time too since I put on my winter wheels a few hours later!



















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      11-15-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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Wow, great photography and awesome car!

Any tips on how you get a shine like that? Also, are those stoke 135is rims?
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Wow, great photography and awesome car!

Any tips on how you get a shine like that? Also, are those stoke 135is rims?
Thanks! Yes those are the stock rims (style 313). With the exception of my bulbs, I don't have any aftermarket mods. Car is mostly OEM, BMW Performance or Dinan parts.

Always hand wash, detail 2x a year. Also helps I had the car opticoated when I first picked her up.
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Great looking car! Always been jealous of the 135is blue stitching and 1M Orange stitching.
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PIAA yellow bulbs? Car looks great man. Super jealous of your blue stitching.
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Great looking car! Always been jealous of the 135is blue stitching and 1M Orange stitching.
Thanks it was one of the reasons that pushed me to get the 'is' model


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PIAA yellow bulbs? Car looks great man. Super jealous of your blue stitching.
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Absolutely gorgeous shots
Thanks for the compliments
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Great shots! Car looks awesome
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Lovely! Great combination of both OEM and subtle aftermarket mods,
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As a I said in the other thread...
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Great shots! Car looks awesome
Much appreciated!


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Lovely! Great combination of both OEM and subtle aftermarket mods,
Thanks, I was going for the OEM+ look


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As a I said in the other thread...
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Gorgeous photos, jealous of the blue stitching especially. But I do have one complaint; in the first picture you have the roof of that other car sticking up above your hood, kind of taints the shot, maybe he could photoshop it out?
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Awesome pics... and so stinkin clean... great stance on the Dinan suspension. It's funny how nicely the PSS fill out those wheelwells. 225F and 255R I assume?
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Awesome pics... and so stinkin clean... great stance on the Dinan suspension. It's funny how nicely the PSS fill out those wheelwells. 225F and 255R I assume?
That is correct sir, running 225/40 and 255/35 PSS which helps fill out the gap. Although I will admit I still think the Dinan drop is lower than advertised.
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A little bit of extra negative camber?
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More than a little lol but wasn't necessary to fit the tires, just happened as a result of my suspension setup. -2.7 front and -2.5 rear.
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More than a little lol but wasn't necessary to fit the tires, just happened as a result of my suspension setup. -2.7 front and -2.5 rear.

Haha, well that front wheel gave it away... Car looks fantastic by the way. Did the kits come with different control arms or are those stock?
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Haha, well that front wheel gave it away... Car looks fantastic by the way. Did the kits come with different control arms or are those stock?
Thanks, I'm happy that it turned out this way and I was still able to use mostly OEM parts. Kit does not come with new arms. My suspension is a mixed bag:

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Nice pics. Great color!

I failed to get some of mine this summer/fall. Now it's winter. Boogers!

I'm probably going to do some suspension work in April once the winters come off in early April. How do you think the handling has improved over stock?
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Nice pics. Great color!

I failed to get some of mine this summer/fall. Now it's winter. Boogers!

I'm probably going to do some suspension work in April once the winters come off in early April. How do you think the handling has improved over stock?

Thanks again for the compliments. As much as Iíd like to think itís ALL car, I bet a lot of it has to do with my friendís photography skills.

Car feels way more composed over uneven surfaces. Before when driving over road imperfections, it would lead to a lot of rattling or cause the shocks to almost bottom out. The PS shocks & Dinan springs are much firmer so the ride is more composed and kept together. Unfortunately lapping season pretty much ended when I got the PS & Dinan bits installed so Iíll have to wait till next spring.
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