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      06-21-2020, 08:20 PM   #1
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135i Video Build Thread

Hey all,

I've just purchased a 2008 135i N54 and are really excited to see what I can do with the platform.

Having came from an AWD single turbo background (Ralliart, Golf 6R, Golf 7R) jumping into a RWD twin is a big difference!

Working in marketing, I've decided to create some videos as a bit of a passion project.

I've just posted the first one (excuse the clickbaity style title - it helps with views) and will continue to post as regularly as I can.

Plans are to go FBO at first, then maybe look towards more of a 1M conversion (subject to nothing going terribly wrong and sucking up all my $$$)

Video can be found here:
https://youtu.be/2ZXLTGqrTfw

Channel for future videos can be found here - please subscribe if you're interested: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuL...cV2EOo9saR15-Q

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      06-21-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
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      06-21-2020, 11:13 PM   #3
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nice.

FYI, your youtube video says its got 300nm, but it's got 400nm
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      06-24-2020, 11:23 PM   #4
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Oh thanks for that - Iíll make sure to edit. I thought that was the case but when I googled to double check it said 300nm somewhere haha.

Iím still learning everything but keen to hopefully provide an entertaining project!
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      06-30-2020, 08:06 AM   #5
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Video #2 is now live!

I've listed the top 5 things i love about my 135i with a bit of a showcase edit for anyone that is interested in E82 N54s.

This one is a quicker video - but we'll be getting into mods soon hopefully!

Video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dljwD_MwWg

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      07-04-2020, 05:05 AM   #6
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Back at it with video #3

This video is about the things I hate on the 135i - a couple "good to know" points for those thinking about buying one.

Picked up my editing game a little too - let me know your thoughts!

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/0Znm4jx1ksI

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      07-22-2020, 06:15 AM   #7
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Finally, I have jumped into some mods

Keeping things simple - i've started with visual mods - i've upgraded my steering wheel and it's absolutely amazing.

I've recorded a Install DIY video to go along with it - check it out!

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zmu5r7xHHw


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      07-31-2020, 06:38 PM   #8
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Upgraded angel eyes are now complete! I used the new LUX H8 189 LED Bulbs. They're not cheap, but are super high-quality!

It really makes a difference to the overall look and feel to the car.

Full install DIY can be found here: https://youtu.be/VpZ-Pm-1lyg

Some sections of the install are a little tricky - but definitely doable for the home mechanic!

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      11-28-2020, 09:58 PM   #9
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New vids - 135i

A couple of new videos in the past month or so:

1. Cheap visual mods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9HpXZZjU40

This one covers: M2 style kidney grilles, 1M style mirror caps & LED side indicators all for a super cheap price



2. Blackline tail light upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLUO9B8t9M4

This is pretty self explanatory - the very popular "blackline" tail lights. These are the biggest game changer i've made so far for the appearance of my car. Very 2 series-esque.



3. VRSF Charge pipe & TIAL BOV install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iW9tuFaSsA

Finally, getting into the performance mods. These made a big difference, as it felt like there was a boost leak or similar previously. The car did not hold boost that well, more so on MHD stage 2 levels. Swapping this out has made the car much more enjoyable to drive.

VRSF 7.5" Stepped Race FMIC install next! Stay tuned
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      05-21-2021, 10:23 PM   #10
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Vrsf 7.5" fmic + bavgruppe led angel eyes - install videos

A bit of delay in posting - but I have installed the 7.5" FMIC and custom LED Angel Eyes.

Tutorial videos below - these are both game changing mods - I highly recommend!

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VRSF 7.5" FMIC TUTORIAL VIDEO
BAVGRUPPE - CUSTOM LED ANGEL EYES AND EYEBROW TUTORIAL VIDEO

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      08-22-2021, 04:47 AM   #11
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Water damaged PDC Replacement. DIY Video - E82 135i

Whilst I am waiting for parts, I thought it was time to fix some of the smaller problems on my car.

The reverse parking sensors have never worked and would be very handy to have working!

The PDC Module was water damaged (and quite badly at that!), so I had to replace it entirely.

It's a relatively easy fix - but I have provided a DIY for anyone interested.

Check out the DIY video tutorial link here:
Reverse Sensor - Parking Distance Control Unit (PDC) Replacement on E82 135i N54


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      06-19-2022, 02:33 AM   #12
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Cheap Visual Mods

This time around, i've gone for a quick, easy and mega-cheap upgrade. I've added:
- Blacked out third-brake light
- Blacked out 135i Badge
- LED reverse light bulbs

All this cost me $50!

Check out the DIY video tutorial link here:
Cheap Visual Mods for an E82 BMW 135i 1 Series


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      08-08-2022, 06:24 PM   #13
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Cheap CSL Wheels for E82 BMW 1 Series 135i

I've just added some Alufelgen CS7 wheels to my E82 135i. These wheels were cheap, but quality CSL reps!

What are your thoughts?

DIY Video link here: Cheap BMW 135i Wheels

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      09-16-2022, 06:23 PM   #14
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Looks great mate. Good vid too.
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      09-28-2022, 11:13 PM   #15
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Keep it up !!!
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      11-19-2022, 06:11 PM   #16
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Looks great mate. Good vid too.
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Keep it up !!!
Thanks, both! It's been a long build - but hopefully this has helped others out there
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      11-19-2022, 06:17 PM   #17
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CSF Radiator Install Video

My latest mod was in response to all my coolant hoses deciding to break. My radiator also broke, so I replaced it with a CSF Aluminium Radiator.

So far, so good!

DIY Video link here: BMW 135i CSF Radiator Install Video

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      12-04-2022, 06:22 PM   #18
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How to Install Apple Carplay on BMW E82 135i

Adding Apple Carplay and an aftermarket head unit with a screen is a GAMECHANGER for these old E82s.

I highly recommend it!

DIY Video link here: How to Install Apple Carplay on BMW E82 135i

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