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      05-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #111
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Ian... Firstly everything is looking sweet so far - nice!

Just one question (I hate to ask), but how does your dealer feel about the mods?
Thanks! I asked service manager @ 2k service. They were ok with mods like exhaust etc. It has to be proved that a mod directly caused the fault.

Two examples were:
1. HPFP fault can't be exhaust related.
2. a bust turbo blade can be related to a non-standard air intake.

Dealer was interested in the mods I planned & welcomed me to run them past them prior if any concerns. That said they did pick up I had a aftermarket magnetic sump plug & and a non-BMW oil filter (I had a Bosch filter), all which was noted against my VIN.
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I had similar convo with my SA (Ian - I think we use the same dealer).

Their view was that they would have to prove that the mod was cause of failure. On that basis they felt axle back exhaust "should" be fine, but cat back is less simple.

Ultimately it comes down to the relationship you have with the SA/management.
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      05-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #112
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I had similar convo with my SA (Ian - I think we use the same dealer).

Their view was that they would have to prove that the mod was cause of failure. On that basis they felt axle back exhaust "should" be fine, but cat back is less simple.

Ultimately it comes down to the relationship you have with the SA/management.
True, dealer can't approve/condone any mod. But, they said they will always be on my side, rather than BMW AU. I have 2 claims on my 1M so far (paint & wheel defects) and I must say the dealer has seemed to side with me... and take the 'fight' to BMW AU.

Form a relationship with your dealer. Mine got a bottle of good wine for arranging a free 2k service!
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      05-24-2012, 02:34 AM   #113
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Hey mate, thanks for the responses and great info!

Sorry for the minor thread jack, but aussie warranty for nice mods like yours (ours) really interests me.

Another fair example? Changed to the Lux AE's (which we all know and love), and then an adaptive headlight failure down the track... Once they know you have them and it's noted on their books your AE's are white, how could you ever justify a claim against BMW knowing you modified the headlights in the first place?

PS and back On Topic: What is the next mod in line for your VO princess?
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      05-24-2012, 02:42 AM   #114
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Hey mate, thanks for the responses and great info!

Sorry for the minor thread jack, but aussie warranty for nice mods like yours (ours) really interests me.

Another fair example? Changed to the Lux AE's (which we all know and love), and then an adaptive headlight failure down the track... Once they know you have them and it's noted on their books your AE's are white, how could you ever justify a claim against BMW knowing you modified the headlights in the first place?

PS and back On Topic: What is the next mod in line for your VO princess?
With LUX AE's I think you are screwed.... doubt they'd notice though. Techs are not there to check for mods each time it is there for a service. My dealer hasn't noticed my AE's, nor have they noticed the mid-pipes... just the sump plug & filter, as they did an oil change.
Water got in my 135i's light and whole Xenon was replaced under warranty... naturally I took the car in with stock AE's ... the car had the LUX AE's in on prior visits.

No more mods until summer. FMIC, charge pipe... maybe Cobb ...depends on how big my bonus is
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      05-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #115
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Summer? Just remember FMIC's lovvvve cold winter air

Good luck and looking forward to hearing future developments...
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      05-24-2012, 04:48 AM   #116
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Nice one Ian.. deep sounding.

Fitment looks perfect..
+1 i will continue to
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      05-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #117
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Sure thing. If the weather is good, by all means.

What's better than 1 M3? 3 1Ms
WRONG]... 3 VO 1M's....
At this mod rate, I'm the poor relations of the three VOs!
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      05-24-2012, 05:10 AM   #118
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At this mod rate, I'm the poor relations of the three VOs!
Naa.. no such thing mate..

When I picked up my 1M, I told all that I would have ZERO mods..

So far..

CDV
Painted wheels
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P3 gauge.....Awaiting delivery
H and R Sport springs......Awaiting delivery

Future..Wish list.

Cobb tune
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      05-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #119
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I was always going to mod the 1M, but since the ESS tune haven't got a chance to install the rest .

ER Charge pipe, forge DV and Wagner FMIC are going on the car on the 6/6.

Interestingly when they search my vin for midpipe it shows the catless one. I think once it's produced they don't need the cats to comply with adr as I think Australia is EURO4 and not EURO5.

Joe, what spring rates are you using? Are you going to update the dampers?
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      05-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #120
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UPDATE: Drone is gone! ... quieter than stock at cruising speed, louder on acceleration, nice over-run burble
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maddads?
I still had drone with maddads. Maddads + Remus, no drone
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      05-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #123
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ER Charge pipe, forge DV and Wagner FMIC are going on the car on the 6/6.
Who's doing the install Steve?
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Who's doing the install Steve?
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maddads?
I still had drone with maddads. Maddads + Remus, no drone
Interesting... Looks like I am leaving exhaust last. Too many options too hard to decide what to get.
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Ian you need to come to Wakefield next tue so we can see you in action
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Still need to get another 30cm on those apex's
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Nice shots Ian... cant even notice the track tape..
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Nice shots Ian... cant even notice the track tape..
Cheers mate ... Trakktape saved me a bit on the rear flares again.

Was a great day... another MP4-12-C, new Boxter, LFA and SLS convert, C63 Black coupe
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Nice C63...
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Nice C63...
Makes the 1M's wheel arches look small
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