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TUN3D 135i build (1M Conversion)

Thanks to ilikebmxbikes, Sk8fe, Venom and a few others for answering my questions in regards to this project. Not reinventing the wheel here, just another boring 1M conversion -- haha! Hopefully some of the pics will help the next guy in line -- so lets get to it.

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PREFACE
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This is the goal. I want to get as close to this as possible...

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PARTS - FRONT
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My local BMW dealer was able to get me extremely competitive pricing. FREE delivery/shipping + a buddy let me use his shop to avoid taxes. I used ecstuning.com & huskerparts.com to get my prices (huskerparts.com has the lowest I've seen). Once I got pricing, I sent it to my local BMW and asked them to match it. Wala -- like magic -- they did. I saved about $300-400 between taxes and shipping cost.

Here's the list (front only). Thanks again to ilikebmxbikes & Sk8fe for compiling/gathering the part numbers:

Required:
51118057717 - Front Bumper (ordered w/out light-washer holes)
51117900764 - Front Bumper Grill
51778053879 - Side Skirt L
51778053880 - Side Skirt R
41358052625 - Fender L
41358052625 - Fender R
51138051817 - Fender Side Marker Mount/Bracket L
51138051818 - Fender Side Marker Mount/Bracket R
61678051590 - Windshield Reservoir Tank
51748051605 - Air Duct L
51748051606 - Air Duct R
51648051987 - Headlight Bracket L
51648051988 - Headlight Bracket R
51718051591 - Front Fender Liner L
51718051592 - Front Fender Liner R
51718051595 - Cover, Wheel Housing Front L
51718051596 - Cover, Wheel Housing Front R
51758051609 - Underhood Shield

May not be needed:
51118051613 - Front Bumper Tow Hook Cover (*1)
51118053877 - Set of Covers (*1)
51718045553 - Front Fender Liner Cover L (*2)
51718045554 - Front Fender Liner Cover R (*2)
51778052517 - Supporting Ledge L (*3)
51778052518 - Supporting Ledge R (*3)

Optional Parts:
51748051604 - Air Duct, Bottom (*4)
51138051601 - Chrome Side Marker L (*5)
51138051602 - Chrome Side Marker R (*5)

Notes & Updates:
(*1) In my case, bumper came with these parts installed. I would order the bumper 1st and wait to see if that's the case.
(*2) Liners did not come with covers, however, after comparing them -- they are identical. You can reuse the old covers.
(*3) Compared parts -- they are identical. You're current parts can be reused.
(*4) Optional if you're running an aftermarket FMIC that required cutting.
(*5) These part numbers are for OEM chrome side markers. They run about $30/each. Not a big fan of chrome, so I ordered these in flat-black:


http://ind-distribution.com/ind/bran...d-side-markers

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UPDATE 08/03/14 - WATER TANK
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Note: Some of the extra wiring that you see with florescent-pink tie-wraps are not OEM. Prior to starting this project, I was using a 1M-Style replica bumper with fog-lights. What you see here is fog-light wiring harness. It will be removed...


So naked...




Easiest way I found to drain the tank fluid, was to disconnect the right light-washer hose...


Draining! I took this time to clean the crap out of the inner fender...




Comparing tanks -- just in case anyone wants to see the difference. You can see the 1M fender shape in the new tank...

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UPDATE 08/03/14 - SIDE MARKERS
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Here's a little something for you guys in regards to the side-markers. The 1M side-markers, WILL NOT work by simply connecting them. You have to invert the wires on the harness. Grab yourself a tiny flat-head screwdriver. You don't need the white connector I'm touching for the 1M markers. Take it off...


1) With a small screwdriver, find the harness cap lock-tab, gently apply pressure while simultaneously sliding it back...
2) Remove the white clip to expose the pins...
3) Apply pressure to the pink lock-tab and slide them out...


Invert the wires, reverse the steps, connect, and test -- money$$!

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UPDATE 08/07/14 - FENDERS
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Time for new wheels...


Tank connections and fender removal/install are really straight forward...


Word to the wise, don't COMPLETELY bolt down your new fender without making sure that it lines up well (consistent gaps) and that you can close the hood properly...

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UPDATE 08/08/14 - DUCTS & PPK2
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The 1M air-duct(s) installation is pretty straight-forward, to a certain degree. The passenger side bolts directly to the oil-cooler -- but -- what about the drivers side? Well, that's a problem. Luckily, there's a solution...


As you can see the passenger side has the mounting points...


1M's come equipped with a "BMW Performance Power Kit" or "PPK" stage-2 upgrade. They're also available as an accessory for the 1, 3, & X6 > N54, N55, and N63 engines (possibly others -- looking into it)...

Here are some details (thanks > Dackelone):
PPK1 - Cars only have the SW flash tune from BMW. So only a sticker would be the tale-tell. Or if you checked your turbo boost level... it would be a few psi higher with the PPK1 tune.

PPK2 - Cars have some mechanical tale-tells like: Extra radiator in the drivers wheel fender, radiator fan relays moved, horns relocated.

This extra radiator is needed in order to properly mount the driver's side 1M air-duct. Otherwise, it'll just dangle by a single bolt. The alternative is to custom make a mounting bracket -- or -- 3M/drill it to the bumper (which I'm not doing).

From my understanding, the 1M/PPK2 comes with a 850w radiator fan as opposed to the standard 135i which comes with a 600w radiator fan. I'm doing this properly so I'm getting the PPK2 (a little extra cooling never hurt anyone). I'm not, however, going to replace my fan. The 850w fan in the PKK2 does not use the same wiring harness as the 135i's stock fan. The kit comes with a heavier wiring harness that connects to the main terminal block, as well as an external fan relay and fuse (thanks > Pig Farmer). I'm sure the install is not that bad, but I don't see a need.

I believe there are 4-parts total, but I'll give you an update once I get it all sorted. I also have the installation PDF, directly from BMW, which I'll make available later on.

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UPDATE 08/09/14 - HEADLIGHT-WASHERS
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135i headlight-washers become obsolete with a 1M bumper. 1M's removed the bulky high-pressure nozzle(s) and replace it with a much smaller spray nozzle(s). That said, and in most cases, high-pressure nozzles need to be removed.

REMOVE the high-pressure nozzle system if:
1) You ordered the 1M bumper WITH nozzle openings AND you're buying the 1M nozzle system
2) #1 is true AND you're doing a PPK2 AND you're relocating the horns to 1M location(s)
3) #1 is true you're relocating the horns to 1M location(s)

Note: If you ordered the bumper with nozzle openings, I'm assuming that you're also buying the 1M nozzle system. In this case, there is just no need to keep those bulky high-pressure nozzles attached to the light-brackets.

KEEP the high-pressure nozzle system if:
1) You ordered the 1M front bumper WITHOUT nozzle openings AND they are coded out/disabled
2) #1 is true AND you're doing a PPK2 AND you're relocating the horns according to the PPK2 installation manual, non-1M location(s)
3) #1 is true AND you're not doing a PPK2 AND you're not relocating the horns

Note: If you ordered the bumper without nozzle openings, and don't want to get rid of the 135i's native high-pressure nozzle system, make sure they are coded out/disabled. You certainly don't want them popping up, banging against the inside of the bumper, and spraying washer-fluid inside the bumper. In this case, the only time where you'll need to get rid of them is if you relocate the horns to 1M location(s). To see horn positioning options, please see the "HORNS" update.

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UPDATE 08/09/14 - LIGHT BRACKETS
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Note: In this section, I show you how to transfer your high-pressure nozzles onto 1M light-brackets. Please read the "HEADLIGHT-WASHERS" update above before transferring these -- no sense in working twice.


Headlight brackets are identical, with the exception of the fender mounting points. 1M mounting points are much smaller, less pointy and different in shape...


Here is the side-by-side view of the pieces we're transferring...


Grab a Phillips screwdriver and apply lots of pressure to the center pin until it pops. Turn over the bracket and pull it out with some pliers...


Once the pins are out, with your finger, gently work the expanding clips and make then as as possible. At this point, you should be able to simply pull out the entire washer assembly. If its not easily coming out, work the expanding clips a little more. The clips are pretty fragile, so DO NOT go to work on them with pliers -- you'll break them...


With the washer assembly out, line up the clips onto the new bracket. Grab your pliers and gently push them thru. Insert the pin with your finger and you're done...

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UPDATE 08/10/14 - SHIELDS
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Here are the underhood shields side-by-side...

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UPDATE 08/17/14
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UPDATE 08/25/14 - REAR FENDERS
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One down. BTW, if you live in an apartment -- you might want to get it delivered straight to the body shop...


Right side...


Check out the arches...


More of the arches...

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UPDATE 08/27/14 - HORNS
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Note: After a shit-ton of research, here's a little write up in regards to relocating your horns. If you're asking yourself why this needs to be done, checkout the "DUCTS & PPK2", "HEADLIGHT-WASHERS", & "LIGHT BRACKETS" updates.


Lets start off by understanding the difference. 135i's have both horns (high/low pitch) located inside the left fender. 1M's moved their horns underneath each headlight to accommodate the PPK2's left radiator and air-duct...


If you're doing the PPK2 and relocating the horns according to their instructions, here is where they go. Keep in mind that you will have to drill the bumper carrier...

Note: If you buy the PPK2 parts individually (like I did), then you WILL NOT be able to buy the hardware for relocating the horns from BMW. The retrofit/relocation hardware comes with the kit. There are no individual part numbers for the brackets themselves.. If you have better luck finding them, let me know...


The bumper carrier already comes with the necessary holes to relocate the horns...

Note: You will have to remove the "tie-wrap clips(s)" that go inside these holes. They are used to mount the relocation brackets...


I created this outline of what the 1M's horn bracket/mount looks like. Unfortunately, it's nowhere to be found. Both the dealer and all online catalogs only offer the 135i's dual bracket/mount. The solution -- we make or buy our own brackets...


To remove the horns, take out these two nuts...


The bracket consists of two bolts and two rivets. To access the top rivet, you will need to remove the headlight...


Drill out the rivets and hammer out the stubs...


If you're moving the horns to 1M location(s), this is why you can't keep the high-pressure nozzles...


This is what you need to remove in order to relocate the horns:
1) Hose, headlight cleaning system
2) Housing, high-pressure nozzle(s)
3) Tie-wrap clips (on the back of the bumper carrier)
4) Horn electrical extension


After removing the extension, this is what you're left with. It's the perfect length for the new horn position...


I bought some "temporary" brackets and drilled two 5/16 holes on each leg. You can reuse the same washer & nut from the old bracket. For the bumper carrier, I bought 1/4" x 20 x 3/4 bolts, washers, and nuts...


The final product...


A rare view of the back-side...


Took me a while, but this is the bracket I ordered. I wanted something professionally done. The dimensions are 2.94" x 1.7" with 5/16 holes. Ordered it from www.hardwareworld.com. Item #9W78U6, UPC: 886780005844. I should get them in the next few days. I'll update this post again...


Note: If you're not running any of the headlight nozzle systems, the line needs to be capped -- either at the pump or light bracket. Looking for a solution. I'll update this post again...
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First question...where's the pics mang?!
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infinitekid2002 > Ha! Coming man, I didn't think anyone would give 3-shits so soon! I'm going to post some good shit, specifically related to the 1M-DTM/Kerscher front bumper. Stay TUN3D!
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Ha! Coming man, I didn't think anyone would give a 3-shits so soon! I'm going to post some good shit, specifically related to the 1M-DTM/Kerscher front bumper. Stay TUN3D!
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Update >

Got things rolling today. More to come.
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awesome! lots of work, my bumper from Kersher came a bit different than yours, no white coating, had grills already installed and came with most of the precut holes as did the lip
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infinitekid2002 > Sweet! Is it the same bumper?
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Sweet! Is it the same bumper?
i think so
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oh how did u get the grills in? mine did not come with grill holes. i'm thinking about using my stock bumper to create a template and then drill holes with that
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Bump to post some finished pics lol
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Dtm fiberwerks is a local small company in LA. Seems like they took the Kerscher bumper and made their own mold from it.
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Looks great. Didnt think it would be that much work though YUCK! Not acceptable to see that kind of damage.
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Fiberglass for the lose
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infinitekid2002 > I didn't do this myself. Body-shop is on it as we speak.

SfValley335i > Yup. I wonder how these two are related.

greensto > The chip was really small. The minute I saw the bumper I knew it was going straight to the shop. I've done fiberglass kits before enough to know that it wasn't going to be a problem.

ASPEC135i . Agreed.

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More images are coming guys. I did a fitment test myself (which is what you see in my signature), the minute I got the bumper. It was on point. I'll post images of that shortly along with my solution for the ducts. I'm waiting for OSS to wrap up my headlights by Friday morning so I can drop it off for final fitment before paint. Got the blessing from Einser M to go BloodShot! Finish will be over gunmetal with a black-out (shit is gonna be serious).
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Update >

- Added the ducts section
- Added "fitting" images for 1M bumper
- Added some other cool images
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Looks good so far! I would just like to say thanks for all the great photos and the awesome commenting on them!
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I35it > No worries, thank you for checking it out! I'll be refining the comments as I go. At the latest I should have the everything back from the body-shop and mounted by Monday/Tuesday.
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Stohlen > N.. O.. D.. O.. U.. B.. T!

BTW...did you know you can get this insured?
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Hey have you drilled the holes for the grill if so how did you do it? Thanks man looks sick
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C.junior > I'm not doing the work...body-shop...
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Ook kool one other question what suspension u on your car is slammed
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