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      01-29-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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My new 135i intro/progress log

Hi guys,

Sort of new to Posting on forums, and I apologize If this is a bit long, but I thought it might be cool to start an intro thread and keep kind of a build thread/progress log.

Anyways, I am a long time BMW enthusiast, (my dad started this obsession and we have both got it pretty bad lol) he's had an '02 330ci, an '08 135i, an '07 335i, and his current 2008 Jerez black on grey M3 6MT, '04 X3 and his current 2010 X6M daily. And myself I've had a few 3 series, also an '02 330ci and a couple of '98 328is's including my current one. I absolutely love that car (pictured below) but I had been wanting something with a little bit more power for a while now, and I had it pretty much narrowed down to either an e82 135i, or an e9x 335i. Was okay with N54 or N55 but absolutely had to be manual and RWD.



I originally planned on waiting until spring because I put my e36 away for the winter and had bought an Acura RSX to drive as a beater, however I bought the RSX for a cheap, and was hoping to stay on a budget this winter but after bringing it to my friends shop to safety it, discovered it needed upwards of $3k to safety. So, I decided to cut my losses, sell it for cheap to try and get some of my money back, luckily my mom had a vehicle she could loan me for a while, and I ended up finding my new car, with every option I was looking for, at a decent price, in my favorite color combo (needed a couple of things) but basically perfect. So, with that being said, here is my 2011 space grey on coral 6MT 135i M-sport!






No nav, manual seats, sunroof, the only option that it doesn't have that I would have preferred would be comfort access, but other than that it checked all my boxes! A few things done to it, but nothing crazy:
-VRSF catless DP
-VRSF chargepipe
-JB4
-OEM exhaust w/ golf tee mod
-CDV delete
-LCI blacklines

I absolutely love it.

Previous owner was only selling due to the fact that he just picked up a 2020 M2 comp and didn't need a crazy daily.

The only issue with the car is the radio. (maybe someone on here might have some input on what the issue actually is) every 4 seconds or so there is a little noise, can't figure out the best way to describe it, but the best I can think of is a little static tick or something every 4 or so seconds, and even after you turn the car off, pull out the fob and lock the car, the noise continues for about a minute, then it turns off. I also am unable to get any sound from the AUX input. And finally, occasionally, not very often but sometimes the radio just won't work at all. The noise will happen, but that is the only sound I get. If I turn the car off, pull the fob out, and lock the car, wait for the sound to stop, then start the car again, it seemingly resets it, and the radio will usually work after that. (still with the annoying sound and no aux). and the Bluetooth phone connectivity does not work at all.

So far, between the previous owner and I, we have replaced the AUX/USB/12v plug receptacle, the MULF module and the amp, and we're sort of at a loss as to what the issue is. If anybody has some input that would be great.

However other than that I am in love with the car! I remember I loved my dads 135i when he had it (I was only like 13). And coming from an e36, its nice to be in a car that feels similar size and not massive like most modern cars. I have a few things that I would like to do to it this year, I went a little crazy with my e36 (static and on the ground) and I want to stay more conservative on the looks side of things in the 135. I have picked up a few small things already for it, so far, I've picked up OEM carpet mats (it only came with rubbers) new side markers, various LED lights for it (cabin lights, reverse lights, license plate lights etc.) I also bought a set of "CREE" H8 led angel eye bulbs for it, I researched around and heard some good things about them, they only cost me about 30 USD on eBay, so worst case if they arenít great I'll actually bite the bullet and splurge on some LUX bulbs. I also picked up an OEM performance high kick carbon fiber trunk lip, and an OEM performance shift knob (always been my fav shift knob).





I have a few more things planned for it in 2020 but a relatively short mod list. I would like to pick up a few things:
-Motorsport Hardware stud kit
-BMS intake
-BMS short shifter
-BMS diff brace
-VRSF 7.5" stepped FMIC
-and possibly a set of Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs

The car came in winter mode on some OEM steelies with winter tires, roof racks and 3 mud flaps (when the previous owner had it the passenger side rear one fell off lol. INB4 it gets mentioned anyways). I didnít have a T30 torx until I bought one the other day, and was finally able to get the roof racks off. The car also came with some OEM black split 5 spoke wheels that I'm personally not a fan of on PS4s (rears needed to be replaced) a couple weeks ago I picked up a set of OEM style 261Ms and I'm going to pick up a set of Indy 500ís (255/35 and 235/40) for them and probably sell the black ones. My dad and I were talking the other day and realized that we both share the same problem of wheel hoarding lol, I have 7 sets and then a pair and he's got 5 sets and a few pairs!







Anyways I've probably been going on a little bit long for an intro, I'm just excited to get it out of winter mode, start enjoying some summer fun with my new 135! I plan to live at the track this year, and my dad and I have already started planning a weekend trip to Calabogie Motorsports Park to do a track weekend with BMW Car Club of America Trillium Chapter! So hopefully if there are any Canadians on here I can see you guys there or at TMP or Grand bend or anywhere else around Ontario!
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      01-30-2020, 12:31 PM   #2
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Congrats! Nice car! I too come from an e36. Had 2 e30s (Still own one its a vert) I've owned 2 e36's one 318is and the other a 325is. I definitely understand what you mean by the similarities between the e82 and the e36. I love the fact that the e82 is just an updated more sturdy version of the e36. Not to mention on the N54 power. Anyway, good luck with the car! Keep us posted
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      01-30-2020, 12:41 PM   #3
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Nice car!!

BTW, it looks like the front mesh in front of the intercooler was removed, are you sure it doesn't already have an upgraded intercooler?

Also, sorry to hear about the missing mudflap, RIP OEM Mudflaps.
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      01-31-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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Surprised to see how many cars are rocking the JB4 that aren't running meth or other options jb4 handles well. Seems like 90%+ of people switched to MHD.
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I have JB4 and plan on running Meth but even still I love the safety features of JB4. One huge reason why I don't get rid of it other than the fact meth will be added down the road. Plus you can just do a BEF to smooth things out. I feel like MHD is great for someone who just wants to load a flash and go. JB4 is more involved.
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      01-31-2020, 09:55 PM   #6
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Man, car looks great! Color is my favorite, - target color for me to be honest (one day). Looks like it might be a late 2011 model if I am not mistaken. It got the rear light update but not the front headlight update or maybe someone swapped it out.

Your grey looks great with the black wheels. I dig it .

Jealous you get to hoard wheels. Have fun with your dad racing.

Update update with plenty of pics man!
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