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      05-07-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Intro, and shots of my stock AW + Blackline LCI's

More or less my first post here - I've been using the site for info for a couple months now. Picked this car up in March with 79k on the clock and in decent shape. It seems to have all the options minus the navigation (don't care for it from this era anyway). Terracotta sport seats, M steering wheel, upgraded stereo, bluetooth (doesn't work with my Nexus 5), Steptronic and it even came with an AA axleback exhaust.

I said I wouldn't buy a car until I graduated college so I stuck it out and drove a big turbo 400whp FWD Saab, one that I owned for 7 years. So far, I can't complain with the direction I've gone.

The car's been fun in the 1.5 months I've owned it. Can't complain about the stock power level or the handling ability for a car that I want to be a reliable DD. Having said that, after I saw these I couldn't hold out long before buying them. They make the car stand out and look a ton more aggressive. Much more satisfied with how the car looks now.


The car after I bought it, with stock tails:








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      05-07-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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This looks like an ad from a magazine.
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      05-07-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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welcome to the forum looks good.

i have a 2011 and my nexus 5 bluetooth works on it. perhaps there was a change in between years and won't work for you.
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      05-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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Now paint the rear diffuser black
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      05-07-2014, 11:59 PM   #5
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This looks like an ad from a magazine.
Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment I know it's cartoonish but that's what I was going for with that one.


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welcome to the forum looks good.

i have a 2011 and my nexus 5 bluetooth works on it. perhaps there was a change in between years and won't work for you.
Hmm I wonder if I'm needing some sort of update? I looked it up on the BMW website and my phone didn't show up on the list of compatible phones but maybe I'll ask my BMW dealership buddy then.


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Now paint the rear diffuser black
Ha, I'd actually love to replace it with something a little more..carbon fiber

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      05-08-2014, 12:44 AM   #6
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did you try setting up the bluetooth? their lists may not be up to date.


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Hmm I wonder if I'm needing some sort of update? I looked it up on the BMW website and my phone didn't show up on the list of compatible phones but maybe I'll ask my BMW dealership buddy then.
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      05-08-2014, 12:47 AM   #7
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did you try setting up the bluetooth? their lists may not be up to date.
I did, I would find the car when I searched from my phone and try to connect but a connection was never made. The car doesn't give me a code. I watched a YouTube video of it and my car just doesn't react like it's supposed to when trying to connect.
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      05-08-2014, 11:10 AM   #8
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those are amazing pictures, what type of camera and lens?
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      05-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #9
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Thanks, I've gotten a little better over the years. I shoot with a Nikon D600 and at the moment just a 50mm 1.8 lens.
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Amazing shots... and yeah, Blacklines are worth getting.
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      05-08-2014, 10:19 PM   #11
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Thanks - for anyone within 100 miles of KCMO I'd be glad to do pictures anytime.
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      05-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #12
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May I ask which vendor you picked up those taillights from? We're they just plug and play? They look really nice on the alpine white.
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      05-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #13
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May I ask which vendor you picked up those taillights from? We're they just plug and play? They look really nice on the alpine white.
Sure, I picked them up from Schmeidmann. They were indeed plug and play, it literally took me 10 minutes to swap them both out including stopping to shoot a picture here and there. Three nuts and two connectors on each light.
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      05-08-2014, 11:52 PM   #14
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Wow great shots there!

Blacklines are my favourite cosmetic mod to my 135i. It seriously made me love the rear end much more
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      05-09-2014, 01:20 AM   #16
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welcome to the forum looks good.

i have a 2011 and my nexus 5 bluetooth works on it. perhaps there was a change in between years and won't work for you.
Back to this, today I decided to try again and for whatever reason it works now didn't think I cared for Bluetooth in my car until I used it today. So glad I'm able to take advantage of it now
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So is your rear diffuser painted?
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Yes, jet black with satin clearcoat.



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      05-09-2014, 02:28 AM   #19
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Gotta say it looks much cleaner. And the stock wheels actually look pretty good in that color. I'm almost never a fan of painted stock wheels.
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great looking car and very interesting photos. I think the vehicle would really benefit from a gloss roof wrap.

imo, this car really does look best in AW.
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      05-09-2014, 10:26 AM   #21
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Where to order ?!!!! And will I have any problem 2009 135i with m package . Please help I'm in Sarasota FL close to Tampa
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great looking car and very interesting photos. I think the vehicle would really benefit from a gloss roof wrap.

imo, this car really does look best in AW.
Thank you. I've seen some pictures with the roof wrap, I like it but not sure how I feel on one for my own car. We'll see what happens though.

I like to think that but then I see the other colors and think 'damn'. To me it definitely looks the most BMW, if that makes sense, but I like several other colors this car comes in. The darker grey (unsure of name), the red, the darker blue, and even black. Silver even looks good and to me that's normally a plain color I don't care for.

Parked next to a 228i at the dealership the other day when I picked up some oil and I really prefer the 1 to it.




Also, more pics of me and my cousin's 435 xDrive, who I live with. Kind of neat seeing two '35 vehicles in one driveway.



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