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      Yesterday, 02:08 PM   #12651
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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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      Yesterday, 02:56 PM   #12652
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Just installed catless wanger tuning dp's and a 3.5" Straight pipe. Shes a screamer! if anyone is interested in a dinan axle back pm me!
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      Yesterday, 03:04 PM   #12653
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>analog chassis
>DCT



Nice buy! I love the 5 double-spoke style of wheel on the 1'er, like what's on your new-to-you car and the ever-wonderful Style 313 wheel.

Congrats on the purchase, and welcome to rehab (not)!
Hahaha, I've only owned one non-6MT in the last 14 years - a W211 E55 AMG and it lasted 2 months. I'm as diehard a 3 pedal guy as they come.

I was still hunting for a 6MT but this car was an absolute steal and I couldn't say no. Seeing as 100% of my driving is on city roads or crawling on the highway, I figured maybe I'd give my left leg a breather. The M3 is the dedicated chariot to handle the smiles per gallon duties.


The wheels ain't bad that's for sure! I can never do 313 or 269 again. They just crack way too easily Thinking of some Hartge Classics though...

And thanks! I'm going to do my best to leave this one stock having owned a fully FBO-and-everything-short-of-bigger-turbos 335i in the past. This needs to be a nice lil daily and that's it. Famous last words... I know.
congrats my guy she's absolutely beautiful


....so what will be the first mod? >

I would like to drive a 135 one day
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      Yesterday, 05:09 PM   #12654
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Since I've now had my 2012 135i M-Sport (45K miles) a little over a year, I thought it would be fun to make a quick list of everything done so far, just in case anyone has any questions:

- new windshield (CarMax paid for it)
- new headlights and control modules, due to water ingress (CarMax warranty, dealer installed)
- Phillips daylight balanced bulbs
- new stock charge pipe (warranty, dealer)
- VRSF charge pipe (I installed)
- Darth Vader grills like 335is (I installed)
- debadge
- new side markers (I installed)
- new 3rd brake light (I installed)
- new side mirror covers painted gloss black (I installed)
- swapped out door handles for gloss black set (I installed)
- gloss black spoiler (I installed, but later removed)
- gloss black vinyl on stock spoiler (I installed)
- new water pump and thermostat (warranty, dealer)
- new OFHG (warranty, indy)
- fixed pinhole leak behind tail light and replaced comfort access module (water damage) with used one from eBay (I installed)
- Michelin AS/3+ tires (indy)
- replaced clutch stop with thicker version (I installed)
- MHD stage 1+ (I installed)
- installed Cheotech wireless charging mat in tray and wired USB through transmission tunnel (I installed)
- center armrest delete (I installed)
- steel performance pedal covers (I installed)
- M3 front arms, M3 front sway, Dinan camber plates (indy)
- Zimmerman disks with EBC yellow stuff pads (I installed)
- Motul 600 brake fluid (indy)
- oil change (indy)
- Bilstein B12 shocks/struts (indy)
- Whiteline poly rear subframe bushings and Dinan rear shock mounts (indy)
- Manzo rear toe arms (indy)
- alignment (indy)
- cabin filter (I installed)
- BMW all weather floor mats
Now that I'm just about finished, it's time to add to the above list!

- MFactory LSD with 3.46 ratio (indy)
- ZHP shift knob (I installed)
- G-Plus intercooler (indy)
- custom MHD tune from Wedge
- coded out some brake things, e-diff, front corner lamps, oversteer coefficients, etc.
- gloss black wrapped wheel center caps and removed M logos (tried to find separate gloss black caps, but none fit.)
- glasses holder handle swap (I installed)
- Megan Racing strut tower bar (I installed)
- M3 rear guide rods (indy)

I believe the only thing left on the list is the muffler mod and some new summer wheels/tires next summer, and then it's just maintenance from here on out...famous last words! If you can think of something I should add, let me know.

p.s. I'm at 47K miles.

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      Yesterday, 06:46 PM   #12655
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      Yesterday, 08:02 PM   #12656
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Finally getting a chance to install my 130i rear hub conversion with PROPERLY functioning 185 mm parking brakes.



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      Yesterday, 10:06 PM   #12657
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When I bought my 128 e88 msport, it had a dings on the passenger door, pass fender and the hood. It was a rare enough with the options and color combo that I bought it. With the BMWCCA 50th coming up down in SC, decided it was time for some correction work. Went to a local place called Dent Dominator here in Raleigh NC. They do fantastic work, can't even tell where the dings were. The car and I are both much happier now
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I installed the Ultimate Clutch Pedal in my 128 today. Made a great improvement in clutch feel and paired with my Dinan SSK and CDV delete the car feels super pure.
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      Today, 11:23 AM   #12659
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I just ordered a Euro airbox, hopefully putting in the next week or so.

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I installed the Ultimate Clutch Pedal in my 128 today. Made a great improvement in clutch feel and paired with my Dinan SSK and CDV delete the car feels super pure.
how long was that install?
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I installed the Ultimate Clutch Pedal in my 128 today. Made a great improvement in clutch feel and paired with my Dinan SSK and CDV delete the car feels super pure.
Isn't that nice!?!
I love the UCP. And with a short throw lever, CDV, and thick stopper - every shift is a dream!
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I just ordered a Euro airbox, hopefully putting in the next week or so.



how long was that install?
I spent like 2 hours working to get the UCP in. But it should probably take a confident professional about 1/2 hour.
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      Today, 02:01 PM   #12662
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Found it a stable mate that I need to go look at and maybe buy,

2008 Audi S8, high mile and from what I can gather on the cheap side, $9K. For a car that sold for $96,000 ll years ago; depreciation hurts real bad.
What has me sold is the aluminum body, no rust.


And insurance would kill me.
crap.
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I just ordered a Euro airbox, hopefully putting in the next week or so.



how long was that install?
Start to finish it was about an hour. Everything is pretty straightforward and simple, it’s just that the work space is tight and positioning your body is awkward. Well worth the work though in my opinion.
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