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      09-11-2019, 08:07 AM   #12629
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I changed the spark plugs last night with the car at 53k miles. 128i is running sharper and the slightly rough idle I was experiencing is gone.
Vanos cleaning is up next, hopefully before the car goes into hibernation.
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      09-11-2019, 04:53 PM   #12630
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Brought her home and it's officially mine! First order of business: flashed the 135iS DCT software and PPK. The pops and burbles are neat! And changed some software settings via NCS.

This thing boogies!



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      09-11-2019, 10:35 PM   #12631
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Ordered y-pipe from the 135i Performance Exhaust, and a used Corsa Performance axle-back. Finally going to make my car sound like...something I'm done with whooshing places.

Also ordered an N54 intake manifold and throttle body; putting parts together for some power-adding this winter:
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It's gonna scoot...for a 128i.

Especially when I'm rid of these stupid 3.23 gears. Oh how I wish I used a torque wrench...damn it. (RIP Diff v2)

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Brought her home and it's officially mine! First order of business: flashed the 135iS DCT software and PPK. The pops and burbles are neat! And changed some software settings via NCS.

This thing boogies!
Called it!

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      09-12-2019, 03:52 AM   #12632
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Ordered y-pipe from the 135i Performance Exhaust, and a used Corsa Performance axle-back. Finally going to make my car sound like...something I'm done with whooshing places.

Also ordered an N54 intake manifold and throttle body; putting parts together for some power-adding this winter:
-MILVS
-BimmerMILVS N52 Exhaust Cam (+1mm lift, AFAIK) once on-sale
-N54 Intake and Throttle
-Tune of sorts...possibly with 8,000 rpm redline

It's gonna scoot...for a 128i.

Especially when I'm rid of these stupid 3.23 gears. Oh how I wish I used a torque wrench...damn it. (RIP Diff v2)





Called it!

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      09-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #12633
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      09-12-2019, 09:09 AM   #12634
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Haven't posted on here in a WHILE. Hope everyone is doing well!

Car has been absolutely solid since the Pure Stage 1 and dyno tune, still pulls like it means business and never misses a beat, couldn't be happier with the experience at Tuning Tech getting that all wrapped up.

I also finally made the move and got new wheels on the car with the proper fitment, and wrapped them in some MPSS's I got at an absolutely killer price.

VMR 710's, 18x8.5 et45 with 225/40 and 3mm spacer up front, and 18x9.5 et50 with 255/35 out back. Very happy with the look and feel so far!

I also had an alignment done to reign in the rear camber and fix some other issues while in there. I had negative THREE degrees of camber out back to make the last set of wheels fit. Now down to around -1.9* which, amazingly, is in spec for BMW's recommended settings. I'd like to be closer to -.5 but I don't think this can happen until I roll the rear fenders, a project for another day since I'll need to heat the metal and re-wrap when I do this.

I got some funny looks from the guys at my local tire shop when I rolled up with the car full of wheels and the roof covered in tires LOL.

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      09-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #12635
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Oh how I wish I used a torque wrench...damn it. (RIP Diff v2)
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      09-12-2019, 03:04 PM   #12636
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      09-12-2019, 04:19 PM   #12637
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Looks good... But is your car not housebroken?
Lol, shhhh it's self-conscious about its 'issue'
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      09-12-2019, 05:58 PM   #12638
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Finally got the side skirt extensions on. Super happy with how they tie in the rest of the car
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      09-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #12639
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Finally got the side skirt extensions on. Super happy with how they tie in the rest of the car
It actually looks really good, dare I say complete?!
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      09-12-2019, 08:18 PM   #12640
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Finally got the side skirt extensions on. Super happy with how they tie in the rest of the car
The slammed look is definietly not my style, BUT, I honestly think your car looks great! Its very clean and well done.

Proves that any sort of mods that are done with careful thought and quality parts will look good. Nice job.
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      09-12-2019, 09:15 PM   #12641
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Finally got the side skirt extensions on. Super happy with how they tie in the rest of the car
It actually looks really good, dare I say complete?!
Nothing like this is ever complete. I still have a fair amount of plans for next year. Those plans do include buying a 128i coupe as a daily so I can do some wilder things with the E88
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Love the work you've done!

Stupid question, but I shall ask...

Since your front clearance looks to be roughly an inch or two from pavement, how do you maneuver curbs, speed bumps, etc?

Do you have some type of hydraulic lift going on?

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      09-13-2019, 04:34 AM   #12643
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Love the work you've done!

Stupid question, but I shall ask...

Since your front clearance looks to be roughly an inch or two from pavement, how do you maneuver curbs, speed bumps, etc?

Do you have some type of hydraulic lift going on?

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Finally got the side skirt extensions on. Super happy with how they tie in the rest of the car
The car is on air ride, so I press a button and it fills the front and rear air struts up to raise the car. I have no clearance when the car is "aired out" it literally sits on the ground
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      09-13-2019, 12:26 PM   #12644
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Picked up a set of winter wheels/tires! Test fitting them:

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I got some funny looks from the guys at my local tire shop when I rolled up with the car full of wheels and the roof covered in tires LOL.

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This was the only reason I bought a roof rack. And I just could never bring myself to actually put wheels up there.
I just can't drive responsible and that just ups the odds of them flying off.
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The most well liked, slammed 135i out there. Good Job sir.
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VTT DBBL arrived.

So I guess I should get after actually doing something on the car.
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Ordered an E9x M3 instrument cluster. Gotta get ready for a higher redline...

I also seem to be having a communication/coding issue that seems to be stemming from my current instrument cluster, so hopefully this will fix that. And no cruise control for no apparent reason is driving me insane.
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