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      04-11-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Well, As of last summer my car stood as this:



Mods to date:

KW v2 coil overs followed by Koni Swift Setup
Quaife LSD
Procede V5 (removed)
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m3 Front sway bar

I occasionally track my car and was interested in adding some front end grip / giving the car a bit more aggressive look / stance so I got a 1M front end conversion:

(With Alufelgen CSL wheels(sold to a forum member) but with 20MM Spacers)

With almost 80K miles on the car, I decided that suspension overhaul was necessary.

Thanks to Harold@HP Auto I got a great set of Ohlins / 7" Swift Springs in the front:



Also, Offset Motorworks hooked me up with the ///M suspension components I wanted



Thanks to Apex's awesome group buy deal, I picked up a set of 9.5 ET22 EC-7s and 9.5 ET 58 Rears. Got 265/35/18 Michelin PSS to go all the way around.





In the meantime It's still snowing On March 17th in Virginia:



Get the wheels mounted / balanced in early April and DOH - Front wheels rub when I turn the steering wheel









Decided to change to a set of 255/35/18 Fronts and All is well. No rubbing whatsoever.







To be installed in May:
Ohlins, M3 Components, Camber Plates, New Dual Cone Intakes, m3 steering wheel + paddle shifters

Also have to get the car Corner Balanced / Aligned for the track / Detailed.

Review of the wheels and tires:

Adding 255 up front really changes the characteristics of the car. I have a 255F / 265R setup going now. And the car handles very neutral and balanced. The turn in feel / response is incredible. I will report on the changes after suspension / track days.

Future Modifications: After this I really have nothing else planned except doing the Rear 1M conversion and in the long run swapping an s65 engine. I really love this car and have owned it since it had 10 miles in 2009. Every few months I think about other cars I could buy but nothing really gets me excited like driving this car.
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      04-11-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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Nice build.
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      04-11-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Awesome! Would love to see more pics of the front end conversion
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      04-11-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Very nice. That is a large commitment to the car for sure... 1M front conversion/Ohlins/etc. and all.
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      04-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Bet that feels tremendous with 255 up front.
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Thanks all. Yep, there's a huge difference switching from 225s to 255s up front.
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      04-12-2014, 07:32 AM   #7
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How do the side skirts line up with the new fenders? Car looks great by the way!
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Where were you able to source out the front 1m fenders??? PM if you prefer. Thanks!
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I used OEM sideskirts so there's a slight gap in the front where the fender is and the sideskirt is tucked in.

The fenders can be sourced from getbmwparts
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Great build....love the wheels!
What tune did you go with after the proceed and how much of a difference did the LSD make?
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Take more pics of the skirts and fenders please! Curious to see how noticeable/large the gap is
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Great build....love the wheels!
What tune did you go with after the proceed and how much of a difference did the LSD make?
I currently do not run a tune on the vehicle but will change to Cobb in the near future after my extended warranty expires.
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