Just signed up here & having a look through, thought I might as well post a build thread of my whip!
This is a pretty recent shot of it below, will post the build under! (Pic Heavy!!)
Started off with my standard black sapphire M Sport e92.
(Excuse the crappy iPhone pics)
First thing I done was get a new set of rims...
19" 8.5j/9.5j M359 CSL Comp style alloys
Got some tyres then went out and fitted them...
Was a nice sunny day so went out with the bro and his e60 and got a couple of shots..
So next thing I decided to do was an extremely quick & cheap mod.
Pre-LCI tail lights
& still Pre-LCI tail lights, only white sections covered in red lamin x..
Gives the rear end a bit of an LCI look without the cost of buying LCI rears.
Was quite happy with how it turned out to be honest
A few days later I got a couple of things in the post.
I love getting packages
Hated the halogen coloured halo's.. just didn't look good against the xenon beams at all. So I ordered these up and fitted them in.
Was very simple to fit these, only takes about 10 mins to do.
Trying to get a good picture of them on, capturing the true colour and light is nearly impossible to do with an iPhone!
Best picture I could get was this..
In person you can see they look well. Match the xenons perfectly and just give a better/newer look to the car.
Set of kidney grilles painted in Black Sapphire Metallic to match the body.
Got these for about £50/60 painted and posted from the eBay seller bcmoto, which reminds me, I also got the m3 lip spoiler off him as we'll painted and posted for £40. (Can see it fitted in some the other pics)
Standard chrome grille
Colour coded grille
Another job done quicker and easier than I expected.
So next on the list was the most important mod.
Put the car up on the ramp, and got the coilovers in.
Got the coilovers off a member from another forum for a very very good price after only been used for a month by himself.
They're FK coilovers, & to be honest, I only got these to do me for a short period as well, until I had a bit of spare cash to get a set of bc coilovers but I was impressed with the ride & ended up keeping them in.
My brother has his e60 dropped on bc-racing coilovers and has the dampening set to as stiff as it goes so of course it's going to be bumpy, but I expected the fk's to run worse and I was pleasantly surprised at the fact they didn't feel much different to the stock m sport suspension!
Any way, on with the fitting. Terrible picture, but uh ohhh...
Had to fit a set of 5mm spacers that I had lying around in the front to clear the shock.
Makes such a difference lowering it.
Have about 5mm to go down in the front still but I think my tyres are too big to allow the extra drop
May try it though and see how it goes.
Adjusters and helper springs are all still in so when I get my new wheels with decent stretch I can go down a good bit more
Another package came
Always thought the stock M Sport diffuser looked out of place with the plasticky grey finish. May look ok with different colours, but against the BSM it just didn't do anything for me at all, actually annoyed me when I looked at it!
So I decided to give it a go with plasti-dip so as I could just rip it straight off if I didn't like how it turned out.
Had read people saying it was hard/tricky to get the diffuser off, so I planned on taping the surrounding area off & spraying on the car but after trying this for about a minute I got annoyed and thought it seemed like more hassle!
Turns out you just need to unscrew about 5 screws and the diffuser pops off pretty easily.
Give it a spray (about 8 layers) popped it back on, and was pleased with the outcome.
Got rid of the M359's and got a new set of rims.
While I was waiting on my tyres coming I threw a set of my brother's X5 wheels on.
Only had them on for a day or so then my tyres came through
A few pics that I'd taken after fitting them.
Specs at the moment are 19" x 8.5"/9.5" et18/et15.
Good news is, with these on I have a good bit more clearance on the front for more lows!
Once I get some camber sorted out the offsets can be lowered more, then they'll do until I can save up for some phat ass rims
Got my front lip!
Quick photo I took, still need to get shots with a real camera rather than my iPhone!
Excuse the dirty car!
Took the lip off and sprayed it gloss black, looks a lot better now!
Hadn't been painted when I mounted it on the other day, was just a black plastic finish.
& a horrendously poor quality video from my brother's 4s that I rotated online and lost even more quality!
Maxed out my camber as far as it will naturally go, haven't measured what it's sitting at but as far as I'm aware it'll be somewhere between 2.5/3 degrees of neg camber.
Wheel set up is now sitting a bit better too..
8.5" et18, 215/35/19 fronts
9.5" et12, 225/35/19 rears
Fronts are maxed out with the alignment pin removed, can't get that much until I get some camber plates, then I can match the front with the rear and add a little more poke.
Was heading up the motorway, crossing lanes when I heard a big smash. Pulled over and I'd smashed up my lip.
Got home and trimmed it down a bit and actually preferred the look to how it was originally.
Still needed a bit of tidying up in these ones.
Then one with my bro's e60
A small update, but I'm quite liking the outcome.
Being a 320D, I have that horrible oval exhaust tip. Really lets down the rear of the car IMO.
So I got a twin tip sent out. It's the double layer polished silver twin tip.
Standard tip (with old rims)
& now (excuse the dirty pics! lol)
Got my Performance spoiler on and liking the new look
Painted in black sapphire metallic to match.
Next I got a CPS front lip sent out, but I mistakenly ordered one for an LCI M Sport E92 instead of a PRE LCI which mine is. FS :( so it's just sitting here unused for the time being, anyone interested let me know!
Lastly, I have ordered a set of these
once they come and I install them I'll get some pics and throw them up on here
Thanks for looking (if you were even bothered to read all of the build!! Lol)