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      02-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #23
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Damn but really its 3 to 4 grand for a brand new car practically. I'd love to do mine up like yours!
keep in mind that's for panels only, not paint, not upgrades, definitely not exhaust and required body modifications.
I'm sure mybad135 will chime in his costs down the road but I'm sitting at somewhere between 3-4x that number for the whole mod.
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      02-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #24
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oh yea i read up on the 1M mod last night and you better have deep pockets and a lot of time to invest. the plus side is you can rest knowing you did all the work in making your car a masterpiece but the downside is you can go and get a 1M for cheaper than a 135 and a conversion. youre paying for the name in my opinion, same reason that an axleback muffler delete for our cars is north of 450 bucks
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      02-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #25
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oh yea i read up on the 1M mod last night and you better have deep pockets and a lot of time to invest. the plus side is you can rest knowing you did all the work in making your car a masterpiece but the downside is you can go and get a 1M for cheaper than a 135 and a conversion. youre paying for the name in my opinion, same reason that an axleback muffler delete for our cars is north of 450 bucks
Tony135i, mybad135i and venom had insurance claims which mitigated a good portion of the cost of their builds. I think I am the only one of the group who is fully funding their build. If you add the money I spent on my 135i, all of the mods up to date and the cost of the 1M build, I would sit around a stock 1M msrp. Keep in mind all of the money spent was over several enjoyable years learning and building my car up to where it is now. So yes, if I took all of the money spent over the last few years on modding my 135i and the cost of the car and threw on the cash to do the 1M conversion I could have bought a 1M. However, that isn't how everything worked out. To sell and part my car and buy a 1M at the current market value, it would cost me about $20k more than I am spending now to convert my car and only for an extremely similar car. I already have M3 suspension parts and a diff.

Yes my car will not be a true 1M, yes my car will not be limited to 740 in the US, but I am not looking at this thing as an investment, rather just a really fun project to build and enjoy to drive. I think Tony135i, Mybad135i and Venom all share that mindset.
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      02-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #26
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oh yea i totally understand. thats why i said the upside is knowing you really invested your time, which to me isnt as important as a monetary investment. its always good to know you have a truly unique car and that youre the one that made it that way. built not bought is the way to go
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      02-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #27
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keep in mind that's for panels only, not paint, not upgrades, definitely not exhaust and required body modifications.
I'm sure mybad135 will chime in his costs down the road but I'm sitting at somewhere between 3-4x that number for the whole mod.
yeah when i get total cost ill relay that number but like venom said paint and labor make the cost go to 10K+ easy if you dont have insurance funding some of the bill
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Mybad135i, did you cut your vents off on the GTR bumper? Your car is going to look so legit with everything painted up.
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      02-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #30
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Montego FTW! Can't wait to see this What wheels you got planned?
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      02-20-2013, 02:35 AM   #31
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Mybad135i, did you cut your vents off on the GTR bumper? Your car is going to look so legit with everything painted up.
do you mean the hood? no im keeping them carbon and the bump carbon so they arent getting painted thats why they are off and the holes are taped up
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      02-20-2013, 02:37 AM   #32
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Montego FTW! Can't wait to see this What wheels you got planned?
black apex ec 7 18X10 in front 18X11 in the rear bigger wheels and tires along with m3 suspension it will be a whole different animal once it is all done
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      02-20-2013, 02:43 AM   #33
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do you mean the hood? no im keeping them carbon and the bump carbon so they arent getting painted thats why they are off and the holes are taped up
The taped off vent parts of the hood looked deeper for some reason. I cant wait to see this whole thing finished.

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black apex ec 7 18X10 in front 18X11 in the rear bigger wheels and tires along with m3 suspension it will be a whole different animal once it is all done
Nice choice. in those sizes you will have the nice deep ec7s. what color ec-7s did you go with?
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      02-20-2013, 03:13 AM   #34
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Man, I was hoping to be the first one to do this in Montego. But I'm still several months away from having the money to take the leap. Maybe this summer...
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      02-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #35
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black apex ec 7 18X10 in front 18X11 in the rear bigger wheels and tires along with m3 suspension it will be a whole different animal once it is all done
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      02-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #36
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I used to have a Montego Blue 135i and ended up selling it to a buddy after I took delivery of my Valencia Orange 1M. Even though I love my orange 1M, I still miss the hell out of that blue 135i.

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I wish they had offered a 1M in Montego Blue, then my life would have been complete! I still dream of one day wrapping my 1M in that color.

Anyways, congrats on the build! I cannot wait to see this dream machine!
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body all painted and starting to wet sand it, both bumpers are painted, the hood is open so ignore the gaps on both sides, it meets up nice when closed
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amazing! bumpers look perfect
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awesome! Jealous of that hood!
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I wish they had offered a 1M in Montego Blue, then my life would have been complete! I still dream of one day wrapping my 1M in that color.

Anyways, congrats on the build! I cannot wait to see this dream machine!
yeah thats why i didnt get a 1m i had been the first to ask about them here in vegas and deposit down but i wanted more options and blue was one of them and the dct and not black interior for vegas its too hot lol
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Lets get some proper pics of the rear arches -
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Wow, those pictures really show off how much more rubber you can squeeze under those arches
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Lets get some proper pics of the rear arches -
proper pics? what would you like to see? what angles?
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