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      05-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #67
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To close the loop on this thread, here were my status details along the way:

03.06.13 -- Status 112 -- Dealer placed order and modified an existing allocation
03.09.13 -- Status 150 -- Your vehicle is in production; the estimated completion date is March 18
03.19.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle was released to a carrier and is awaiting transportation to the port of exit
03.20.13 -- Status 190 -- Your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit
03.21.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle production is complete and waiting to be released to the carrier
03.22.13 -- Status 190 -- Your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit
03.26.13 -- Status 193 -- Your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel, there is no shipping information available at this time
04.04.13 -- Status 195 -- Your vehicle is in transit, please contact your center for additional tracking information
04.27.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel, there is no shipping information available at this time
04.29.13 -- Status ??? -- Arrived at dealer
04.30.13 -- Status ??? -- Picked up from dealer

It was actually pretty quick and Elvis Blohm, the Internet Sales Manager at New Century BMW, was absolutely great to work with from beginning to end.
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      05-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #68
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And some terrible smartphone shots of the new car meeting the old car. Don't worry, they didn't fight.

I'll take some real shots with a proper camera after I get the fun bits installed in a few days.
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      05-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #69
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And some terrible smartphone shots of the new car meeting the old car. Don't worry, they didn't fight.

I'll take some real shots with a proper camera after I get the fun bits installed in a few days.
Congrats!! Your car looks great. Well I should be placing my order next week for a new 128i as well.

I've decided on the following:

Alpine White
M-Sport
Heated Seats
Beige leather

I was set on getting blue for awhile, but finally talked myself into white. I've debated about getting Coral Red seats, but thought I might not like it after awhile.
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      05-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #70
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To close the loop on this thread, here were my status details along the way:

03.06.13 -- Status 112 -- Dealer placed order and modified an existing allocation
03.09.13 -- Status 150 -- Your vehicle is in production; the estimated completion date is March 18
03.19.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle was released to a carrier and is awaiting transportation to the port of exit
03.20.13 -- Status 190 -- Your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit
03.21.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle production is complete and waiting to be released to the carrier
03.22.13 -- Status 190 -- Your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit
03.26.13 -- Status 193 -- Your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel, there is no shipping information available at this time
04.04.13 -- Status 195 -- Your vehicle is in transit, please contact your center for additional tracking information
04.27.13 -- Status ??? -- Your vehicle is at the port awaiting a shipping vessel, there is no shipping information available at this time
04.29.13 -- Status ??? -- Arrived at dealer
04.30.13 -- Status ??? -- Picked up from dealer

It was actually pretty quick and Elvis Blohm, the Internet Sales Manager at New Century BMW, was absolutely great to work with from beginning to end.
Your car looks so good!!!
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      05-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #71
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Car looks good man, I did the same and got a 128i before the f20 comes!
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      05-05-2013, 01:48 AM   #72
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Some glamour shots after window tint and before minor surgery. The last shot (gratuitous black sisal Cocomat close-up) is for Greg.
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      05-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #73
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Looking good...

And will look like a completely different car in about a day, too! So, then of course it means more pictures and glamour shots.
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Some glamour shots after window tint and before minor surgery. The last shot (gratuitous black sisal Cocomat close-up) is for Greg.
Looks great, but I can't wait to see it with the new wheels and suspension.
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      05-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #75
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Looks great, but I can't wait to see it with the new wheels and suspension.
Just dropped her off at HP Autowerks, so it won't be long now. They were actually going to get started on her tonight.
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What kind of floor mats are those? What % tint did you end up getting? Pics look great in the sun!
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      05-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #77
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I'll answer as Simian's agent and stand in while he's out of town enjoying himself while is car is 90-ized complete with accompanying tape deck.

He got a 35% tint and the infamous floor mats I almost bought at his advice, but may hold off on for awhile are custom made cocomats from cocomats.com in the black sisal #42, which is the only pattern/texture I would have considered.
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I'll answer as Simian's agent and stand in while he's out of town enjoying himself while is car is 90-ized complete with accompanying tape deck.

He got a 35% tint and the infamous floor mats I almost bought at his advice, but may hold off on for awhile are custom made cocomats from cocomats.com in the black sisal #42, which is the only pattern/texture I would have considered.
The finance manager is hooking me up with free mats, hopefully a cargo mat too. If I don't like them, at least it was free.
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      05-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #79
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Not a great picture, but the first shot of the new and improved Ruby!
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Lookin' goooood. I'm sure it'll make for an interesting ride back. I'm most interesting of course to hear what you think of the michelins.
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      05-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #81
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Simian,
Looking good! What size tires did you go with?

And...are you going to carry any type of space saver spare or jack with you?
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      05-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #82
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Michelin PSS 225/40-18 all around. I'm going with a plug kit and a 12V compressor for now...and the ever-present mobile phone, of course. If I ever take a serious road trip through treacherous territory, I may consider something more but I'm comfortable with my current plan.

I took a couple short, low speed drives around town (still fun) but I'll have some real impressions to share after the 100 mile drive home tomorrow.
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      05-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #83
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Michelin PSS 225/40-18 all around. I'm going with a plug kit and a 12V compressor for now...and the ever-present mobile phone, of course. If I ever take a serious road trip through treacherous territory, I may consider something more but I'm comfortable with my current plan.
Sounds like a good plan. I carried a plug kit last time I swapped my RFs for Pilot SS, and to this day I've never opened the plug kit. But I did not carry a compressor. ON long trips, I threw in a full size spare tire and wheel that I had purchased used (big hassle though). Looking forward to your impressions.
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Not a great picture, but the first shot of the new and improved Ruby!
That looks great!. Love those wheels.
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      05-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #85
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Love those wheels.
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