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fwa2500
12-10-2016, 12:26 AM
Well, sometimes things end up not how you thought they would, I ended up with a BMW. It is a long story for another day with lots of photo from an amazing place, but here I am, no longer with my BL but rather an E90. More details soon.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/12/32728667190_b2b03340ee_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RS7Yvm)

Basic Stats
2011 BMW 328i Xdrive
-Space Gray Metallic
-3.0 DOHC n/a (N52)
-230hp
-6-speed auto
-AWD
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/12/534378png-1.jpg (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/328i_xdrive/2011/fwa2500/534378)

Modifications
Interior
-Dashcam
-WeatherTech floor mats

Exterior
-LED halo bulbs

Engine and Exhaust
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Suspension, Wheels and Tyres
-17" BMW Style 285 wheels w/ 225/45R17 General Altimax Arctic
-18" Sport Edition P3 wheels w/ 225/40R18 BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2

To-Do (Stuff that is ready to be done)
-Tint (thinking a little lighter this time, 35% sides and rear)

Planned (Stuff that might happen eventually)
-Lowering springs (most likely H&R again)
-Lip splitters
-Gloss black kidney grills
-LED side markers

Tylerhartman
12-11-2016, 11:16 PM
well that's super unexpected! but nice ;D

foohfooh
12-12-2016, 12:04 AM
Beautiful! I have been lusting after 335xi for a while now and while it's not Japanese, I don't fault your decision. Excellent car. Tons of aftermarket support. Looking forward to watching this progress

amusa
12-12-2016, 07:02 AM
Don't tell me you got it with the GM transmission.

fwa2500
12-13-2016, 11:21 PM
ZF, I believe. Only manual in the area I could find was nearly three hours away and a salvage title (which is a no-go for me). All the Subarus I looked at had too many issues or sold out from under me, unfortunately. I really wanted a Baja.

Wagonista
02-25-2017, 01:15 PM
2145

fwa2500
02-25-2017, 02:36 PM
Took a couple better photos today (finally) while it is mostly clean. Last week I also swapped the halos to LEDs and the fogs over to yellow bulbs.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/32295573623_e00ee01822_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RcRfST)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/32728672160_f22cb57af2_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RS7ZZ3)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/32728667190_b2b03340ee_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RS7Yvm)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/32295567303_376c5bd762_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RcRdZV)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/32728656220_051e22149b_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RS7Vfd)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/02/33113474835_ed6d1694a3_c-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ss8dpV)

One of the major annoyances I have with this car is the back seat. It does not fold down and it does not have a pass through. WTF were you thinking, BMW?! That alone is making me think about selling it and hunting for a V70R. There are a couple maintenance items that I will be sorting out soon but otherwise things are going well having just clicked over 160k miles this week.

Wagonista
02-25-2017, 02:41 PM
Mmmm, looks nice. Any plans for the high beams? I love frenched high beams on Bimmers.

fwa2500
02-25-2017, 03:54 PM
Ah, they are actually bi-xenon, the inner pair are the turning lights that come on with the signals, when the wheel is turned significantly, or both light up when you are in reverse. I'm not sure if I'm going to do anything with those...

Wagonista
02-25-2017, 04:40 PM
Interesting, that's actually pretty cool.

fwa2500
05-06-2017, 01:28 AM
Seller flaked out on a set of BMW oem 18"s so I went with Sport Editions from Tire Rack since I didn't want to burn up the winters commuting. Also finally put on the M-style spoiler, looks damn good for $50 shipped on ebay.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2017/05/qxQEP6r-1.jpg

Muse
05-06-2017, 10:10 PM
Those look awesome.

fwa2500
03-02-2018, 08:28 PM
Moved to NZ, car was sold. I have now picked up a little JDM nugget, check it out here! (http://sl-i.net/FORUM/showthread.php?20113)