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Old 03-24-2010, 01:53 PM
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I really have no intention of doing much else to it. I'm going to smoke the taillights, get a tune, and maybe get the M Tech bumpers (if not, I'm going to paint the front grills all black..I hate the two-tone). I'll also probably CF the interior (tastefully, mind you).

I'd considered powder coating my wheels, but I think I'd be doing the 193M's a disservice by doing so, so I may just pick up another set of....well, I dunno yet.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:45 PM
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Very nice! Are those LED angel eyes?
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:09 PM
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Nope...GP Thunder v2 8500K. An interim AE replacement until I decide what I'm really going to get (OSS, Camaross, or Lux H8s are all likely candidates).
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:25 PM
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Looks Great!!

What's up with the bar code above the nickle slot?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:29 PM
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I'm guessing you've never looked under your license plate? :P

There's that bar + your VIN there.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:33 AM
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I'm guessing you've never looked under your license plate? :P

There's that bar + your VIN there.
You're right, but I also haven't picked up my car yet. I take delivery tomorrow.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:36 AM
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Nope...GP Thunder v2 8500K. An interim AE replacement until I decide what I'm really going to get (OSS, Camaross, or Lux H8s are all likely candidates).
Not sure what any of that means, but it looks great!
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:00 AM
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Very, very nice. I particularly like the darkened 335d badge.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:26 AM
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(if not, I'm going to paint the front grills all black..I hate the two-tone)
Stugots, this is a continuation of our dialog from the 335D thread. Have you taken a look at the grills to see what would be involved in removing them? I'm curious because my car is still in the embryonic stage, and I plan to blacken those grills as well. If they are removable, would sourcing black versions from the 328 be possible?
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:20 PM
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You can't really remove them without taking off the bumper, so unless you're interested in doing that, I wouldn't suggest it.

I'm fairly certain I recall reading that the 328 grills don't fit (they're not the same size), so those aren't an option, either.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:01 PM
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Wow - thanks for the info. I guess that brings us full circle to your original comment - paint if you don't get a different front bumper. Is there a consensus regarding the most durable paint for this area (which will get beaten to crap by road detritus)?
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:46 PM
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The other forum has a DIY for this specific thing. I suggest checking it out, as there are a few people who've done it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:48 AM
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The other forum has a DIY for this specific thing. I suggest checking it out, as there are a few people who've done it.
Thanks Stugots! Found the tutorial, bookmarked it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:04 PM
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You can't really remove them without taking off the bumper, so unless you're interested in doing that, I wouldn't suggest it.

I'm fairly certain I recall reading that the 328 grills don't fit (they're not the same size), so those aren't an option, either.
Hey Guys - This is my first post as I just got my new 335d last week. I ordered the black grills from Turner and they fit perfectly. No need to remove the front bumper. Just remove the T30 screws in the front and pull the bumper foward slightly to fit a small screw driver. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=278834

Car looks great..When I get some pics..I will post. Space Gray, Sports Package, Black interior, 35% tint. My luck, 2nd day I had it a rock smacked my hood, then windshield out of know where a took a big chunk of paint right down to the metal..I'm still having heart palpatations.

Stugots - Have you thought of spacers? I was thinking 12mm front and rear but not sure if that will stick out too much??
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:42 PM
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Stugots - Have you thought of spacers? I was thinking 12mm front and rear but not sure if that will stick out too much??
First off, sorry to hear about what's happened to you so far...similar shenanigans happened to me when I first got my car.

Secondly, spacers increase stress on the wheels, and I'm not sure I'm ready to do that yet. Additionally, I intend to go larger tires the next time around (they're 225/255's now, I'll probably 245/285), and until I do that, I don't want to mess with it much. Not to mention, they're not far from flush as it is. I wouldn't mind lowering it a lil bit, but I love the suspension on the car right now..not sure I want to screw with that, either.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:56 PM
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I tend to agree with you. I measured from the fender line to the tire and they're not pushed in too much as is. I really like the 195s that are on there so its probably just best that I leave her stock for now. I also like the suspension..If the front could drop another 1/4-1/2 inch that would be perfect.

On another note, I am also looking into the VAC tuning box but being that this is my first NEW car and it wasn't that cheap I think I will wait a bit longer. I have also reached out to Imran at Evolve and they have not yet completed testing with the US ECU. These cars are so freak'n impressive stock that I shouldn't even be thinking of those things. However, like a little boy, I just want more and more Either way, I'll keep posting as my addiction gets the best of me.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:18 PM
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Terry @ BMS is also working on some bits for the d.

Check out his progress here:

http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5571
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:04 PM
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Hey Guys - This is my first post as I just got my new 335d last week. I ordered the black grills from Turner and they fit perfectly. No need to remove the front bumper. Just remove the T30 screws in the front and pull the bumper foward slightly to fit a small screw driver. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=278834
Sorry to hear about your car, on my way home from dealer I was also hit by a rock that chipped my pristine windshield.

I don't think Stugots was talking about the kidney grills. What I think he's talking about is the silver grille right next to the fog lights. Those would require removal of the front bumper.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:35 AM
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Sorry to hear about your car, on my way home from dealer I was also hit by a rock that chipped my pristine windshield.

Thanks. I'll get it fixed asap and give it some time..I'll get over it.

I don't think Stugots was talking about the kidney grills. What I think he's talking about is the silver grille right next to the fog lights. Those would require removal of the front bumper.
Yeah, I noticed that after I posted and scrolled up to see that his grills were already black. I thought this same thing after looking at the lower grills. A talented painter should be able to hook those up.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:39 AM
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Yeah, I noticed that after I posted and scrolled up to see that his grills were already black. I thought this same thing after looking at the lower grills. A talented painter should be able to hook those up.
Here's a tutorial (starting at post #6): http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+bumper+grills
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:47 PM
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BTW, getting the tails tinted (medium) sometime this week. New pics to follow. I'll take them in the same location so there's an apples to apples comparison.
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Looking good Stugots
and forget about powder coating the wheels; they look great as they are...

Don't want to hijack the thread, but anyone have seen license plate bracket with BMW Diesel wording on it?
I'm looking for the black-gloss one, to replace dealer one I have. A lot of BMW or Diesel once out there but no both.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:18 PM
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No answer for the license plate bracket, mate..sorry.
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