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      02-29-2016, 09:28 PM   #1
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This is my first post! I just received a 2005 BMW 1 Series 118I E87 from Japan! (It was a 6 week wait) finally got here in the Cayman Islands! I will be doing some mods and posting pics as I go along.

First Set of pics! Fresh off the boat really...
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      03-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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List of Mods!

So I have set out on my mods, there are so many restrictions here in terms of what exactly can be done to your car that this will be a pretty simple and clean setup. I will list my plans.

1. LED Interior Lighting Upgrade - Ordered from Precision LED. All bulbs installed.
2. Upgrade to White Halo Rings - Done and dusted.
3. Upgrade Headlight High Beam to LED 8000k - Done!
4. Upgrade reverse light to LED BULB - Done but gives bulb error....looks sooo much better though
5. Audio Upgrade - Installation of 6" JL Audio subwoofer along with new head unit amps and door speakers - being done this weekend.
6. Car Tinted to 20% (Even though illegal here to be below 35%) - Done
7. Coilover Kit - Summer
8. New Rims and Tires - Summer

I have pretty much done all of that myself so far without managing to break anything! Super thankful for this forum that has pretty much guided me throughout everything!

Update: 3/3/2016 - Night photos for LED Reverse Lights as well as Night photos for Front Halo Lights.......
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For some reason... when I read Cayman, I was thinking Porsche NOT islands!

Congrats on your new 1er hatch!
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For some reason... when I read Cayman, I was thinking Porsche NOT islands!

Congrats on your new 1er hatch!
LOL yea! Porsche borrowed the name from our Country.....Thanks!
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Looks good!
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So I have set out on my mods, there are so many restrictions here in terms of what exactly can be done to your car that this will be a pretty simple and clean setup. I will list my plans.

1. LED Interior Lighting Upgrade - Ordered from Precision LED. All bulbs installed.
2. Upgrade to White Halo Rings - Done and dusted.
3. Upgrade Headlight High Beam to LED 8000k - Done!
4. Upgrade reverse light to LED BULB - Done but gives bulb error....looks sooo much better though
5. Audio Upgrade - Installation of 6" JL Audio subwoofer along with new head unit amps and door speakers - being done this weekend.
6. Car Tinted to 20% (Even though illegal here to be below 35%) - Done
7. Coilover Kit - Summer
8. New Rims and Tires - Summer

I have pretty much done all of that myself so far without managing to break anything! Super thankful for this forum that has pretty much guided me throughout everything!

Update: 3/3/2016 - Night photos for LED Reverse Lights as well as Night photos for Front Halo Lights.......
hello my friend which is the upgrade you made that your angels eyes looks so shiny?
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I don't understand. Why would you buy a 11+ year old German car from someone in Japan? What am I missing? Wouldn't it cost more to ship than the actual cost of the car? Please don't take me as being critical, I just don't get it.
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I don't understand. Why would you buy a 11+ year old German car from someone in Japan? What am I missing? Wouldn't it cost more to ship than the actual cost of the car? Please don't take me as being critical, I just don't get it.
Probably cuz the dude lives in the Cayman f***ing Islands and Japan has one of the best used car markets / export market around.
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For some reason... when I read Cayman, I was thinking Porsche NOT islands!

Congrats on your new 1er hatch!
Same here. I was expecting some kind of Porsche-BMW Love Child
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