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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:45 AM
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Update to my previous post, with some photos:

Used Cobb and a set of Apex EC-7s. Apex wheels are very lightweight (some under 19 pounds each), rotary forged (strong), well made, and not priced out of this world. Arc-8s are even lighter than the EC-7s.


Both setups below are aggressive but require no modifications (fender rolling, etc). Apex is great at helping you do anythign from direct bolt-on fitment to very aggressive track setups. I've never heard anythign but good things about them, and know a few folks that run them on track for both HPDE/DE and SCCA racing.

I'm deciding between the two setups below for spring.

EC-7s on an E92:


Arc-8s on an E92:
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:51 AM
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As far as blacking the kidneys and the 335, I am planning on doing that. Also planning on getting black and white roundels. Found a set of 7 for 20 bucks on the above posted website that had the tail lights for cheap, if anyone else is interested.
While doing that, don't forget the front/side yellow reflector delete - replace them with painted or smoked reflectors. Easily the most impact under $100 can have on the looks of your car.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:53 AM
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That is very true. I'm still gonna be de-badging mine. For that super sleeper look.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:31 AM
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Update to my previous post, with some photos:

Used Cobb and a set of Apex EC-7s. Apex wheels are very lightweight (some under 19 pounds each), rotary forged (strong), well made, and not priced out of this world. Arc-8s are even lighter than the EC-7s.


Both setups below are aggressive but require no modifications (fender rolling, etc). Apex is great at helping you do anythign from direct bolt-on fitment to very aggressive track setups. I've never heard anythign but good things about them, and know a few folks that run them on track for both HPDE/DE and SCCA racing.

I'm deciding between the two setups below for spring.

EC-7s on an E92:


Arc-8s on an E92:

The EC-7 look great. I will look into them. Thank you!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:25 PM
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The EC-7 look great. I will look into them. Thank you!
They are a little bit more expensive than VMR, avant garde, etc, but are roll forged (I think they call it flow forming) which makes for a lighter, stronger wheel. They have a gallery page on their web site, and a very active presence over on e90 post, where people ask fitment/tire questions and such. The EC-7 are $299 each - free shipping going on now for black friday, and other deals.

I've pretty much decided on the EC-7 in a 18x9 ET31 square setup, running 245/40/18s and 12mm spacers in back to make them a little more flush. The 9" width has a more concave face than the 8.5, and should still clear the suspension with no rubbing. Although I still kind of like the race look of the Arc-8 with the flat center ring....

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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Nevermind wanted to quote

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:03 PM
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I was also thinking about this. Actually I was thinking of just doing a jb4 install and fsd and leaving it visually stock. Only those who know about bimmers know the 335i is packing a twin turbo! It's naturally a sleeper.
agreed, 335i is a born sleeper; also debagging in my opinion takes some of the value away because people will just think its a 328. I mean who debadges an M?
I'm sure some do but I think it makes you look like one of those posers in Hyundai Genesis (Not that a 335i looks at all like a Hyundai).

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:40 PM
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It looks a lot cleaner.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:40 PM
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This is a great suggestion!
I agree! It's an easy thing to do that (IMO) makes a huge difference. I'd also go with Cobb, if you want a good, and easy, power mod. Then FSD's...but your $2k will go fast no matter what you decide.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:17 PM
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[B][COLOR="Blue"]Your suspension is, put mildly, weak. Start with a Limited Slip Differential ~1K + install.
Where do you get an LSD for $1k?

to the OP, get a Performance Exhaust - it'll sound awesome but still stock. Hard to get that with an aftermarket exhaust.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:30 PM
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That is very true. I'm still gonna be de-badging mine. For that super sleeper look.
If you want a REAL sleeper, put a 318i badge on the trunk lid.

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:02 PM
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agreed, 335i is a born sleeper; also debagging in my opinion takes some of the value away because people will just think its a 328. I mean who debadges an M?
I'm sure some do but I think it makes you look like one of those posers in Hyundai Genesis (Not that a 335i looks at all like a Hyundai).
I here you. I don't think I'd debadge realistically. Maybe if I was going for the 100% blacked out look where you can barely tell what the car is. Black emblems on red would look great though I think.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:05 PM
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If you want a REAL sleeper, put a 318i badge on the trunk lid.

Hahaha.

Can't imagine the faces of s4 owners when your jb4 with 318 badges smokes it!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:21 AM
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Replace all fluids and filters (DIY) and save the money for repairs

Check prices of replacement tires before committing to new wheels

Aftermarket exhaust are great, but think twice if it's a daily drive. Same with super-stuff non adjustable suspension

The turbo boost modules seem great value for the money on 335i engines, was almost tempted myself but don't need any more power
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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Replace all fluids and filters (DIY) and save the money for repairs

Check prices of replacement tires before committing to new wheels

Aftermarket exhaust are great, but think twice if it's a daily drive. Same with super-stuff non adjustable suspension

The turbo boost modules seem great value for the money on 335i engines, was almost tempted myself but don't need any more power
Realistically for the first couple months of having the car i am going to ONLY POSSIBLY do the jb4. And i was looking for wheels that will fit stock tires because i know thats quite an added expense.

I want to get used to the cars smoothness and stock power first though. only when i need more power will i modify. it just seemed inevitable.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:27 AM
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I'm routing for the blacked out look. Red with black looks awesome!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:31 AM
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I'm routing for the blacked out look. Red with black looks awesome!!
just need to decide if im going the sleeper route or visually modded.

i definitely want these though, who knew mirrors could change the look of your car completely.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-335...rrors/ES12101/
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Use your imagination, what you got for 2 grand?? (about)

Do you have winter tires?

If not, I'd buy a set on dedicated wheels with TPMs. With any change left from the $2k after that, I'd look at....

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...alarm, M shifter and M brake handle, Euro rear fog light switch, Euro aspheric mirrors, rear power outlets, Garmin nüvi custom cupholder mount, Lidatek, V-1 built-in remote display, tire pump, jack, floor mats.
After that, I might think about performance modifications.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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Do you have winter tires?

If not, I'd buy a set on dedicated wheels with TPMs. With any change left from the $2k after that, I'd look at....



After that, I might think about performance modifications.
Snow tires are not a part of the budget and will be the first purchase. Thats why i didnt mention them.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:41 AM
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I looked it up -- the snow tires, BMW wheels and TPMS were about $2k. For the parts.

I'll guess that I've dropped about $2k on other small stuff for the wagon. Floor mats, etc. ECS sells the autodim Euro split-view mirrors for $598.95/set.

$0 was spent on aftermarket performance modifications, which are pretty much a waste on a 328i anyway.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:50 AM
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Just for the record, my recent purchase of the OZ Racing Ultraleggera (18x8 all-round) + 4 Pirelli Sottozero Serie IIs (225VR18) cost just over $2200.
And each wheel was 18.3 pounds. That combined with the lighter Pirellis vs the Summer Michelin Pilot Super Sports, means my winter setup nets me over 50 pounds of savings in unsprung weight.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:11 PM
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While doing that, don't forget the front/side yellow reflector delete - replace them with painted or smoked reflectors. Easily the most impact under $100 can have on the looks of your car.

How easy of a DIY job are they to change?
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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As op states I'm not looking for wheels that are expensive.

Will look into happy meal. Anyone with info welcome to post.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:34 PM
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this is what I did

JB4 + DCI $600
Lux 4 LED angel eyes $130
M-tech rep front bumper $900

next summer

19" black VMR VB3's +PSS
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CAL is right on suspension.
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