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      10-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hello,

Bought this beautiful E82 just a few weeks ago, I found it on CL:
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Car now has about 74.4k miles. I got super lucky to find one with BMW power performance kit. I had a 2014 F30 w/M package in Estoril blue and then got rear ended on Woodside, F30 is now totaled. I thought about replacing it with a 6th gen camaro SS, but then on the way to work one day, I saw this mean looking and sounding 135i in my neighbourhood. I immediately changed my mind about the Camaro SS.

And since I can't have a stock looking car, I went online and got few upgrades.
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Unfortunately, last week my starter died, so had to get that replaced:
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Even with an older BMW, repair and maintenance are definitely not cheap

I also plasti-dip the grille but forgot to take before and after pics

Lastly, I got claybar and paint sealant done last week to eliminate swirls and just make the car look extra clean.

I also added red pin-stripe for personal touch:
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Definitely looking forward to some meeetups and local drives.

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      11-03-2017, 06:33 PM   #3
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Welcome! What color was the 1er you saw in your neighborhood ? I live around south San Jose. Hopefully Iíll see ya around !

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Originally Posted by fast_lane View Post
Hello,

Bought this beautiful E82 just a few weeks ago, I found it on CL:
Attachment 1709572

Car now has about 74.4k miles. I got super lucky to find one with BMW power performance kit. I had a 2014 F30 w/M package in Estoril blue and then got rear ended on Woodside, F30 is now totaled. I thought about replacing it with a 6th gen camaro SS, but then on the way to work one day, I saw this mean looking and sounding 135i in my neighbourhood. I immediately changed my mind about the Camaro SS.

And since I can't have a stock looking car, I went online and got few upgrades.
Side markers:
Attachment 1709584
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Halo upgrade:
Attachment 1709586
Attachment 1709587

Unfortunately, last week my starter died, so had to get that replaced:
Attachment 1709589

Even with an older BMW, repair and maintenance are definitely not cheap

I also plasti-dip the grille but forgot to take before and after pics

Lastly, I got claybar and paint sealant done last week to eliminate swirls and just make the car look extra clean.

I also added red pin-stripe for personal touch:
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Definitely looking forward to some meeetups and local drives.
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      11-06-2017, 10:38 AM   #4
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It was silver, lowered, and it definitely does not sound like a stock E82.
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