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Old 04-10-2012, 08:38 AM
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Great looking 7 and the 128's just pop now. They look spectacular and give the car a sporty and clean look.
thanks a lot man I just need a drop and I should be done
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:56 AM
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thanks a lot man I just need a drop and I should be done
Ohhhh....that would look so sweet

Question are the 128"s OEM or from aftermarket like wheels and caps. And are you considering using spacers to achieve that aggressive and flush stance after lowering the 7?

Either she looks so tight right now and I am sure after the additional mods will look even better
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:03 AM
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Ohhhh....that would look so sweet

Question are the 128"s OEM or from aftermarket like wheels and caps. And are you considering using spacers to achieve that aggressive and flush stance after lowering the 7?

Either she looks so tight right now and I am sure after the additional mods will look even better

The 128s are OEM. I was suppose to be done withe the drop on H&Rs last week but my dads been busy with customers at his shop but will definitely do it this week. I currently have spacers on, 20 rear and 15 front but I need to drop it and do alignment and then it will look better.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:25 AM
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The 128s are OEM. I was suppose to be done withe the drop on H&Rs last week but my dads been busy with customers at his shop but will definitely do it this week. I currently have spacers on, 20 rear and 15 front but I need to drop it and do alignment and then it will look better.
Got a price quote of $4300.00 for 128's and Pirellis Pzero's at all for corners from the local bmw dealer. I think I am going to bite as the dealer ship is telling me there will be a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty against rust, bending or cracking. I know wheels and caps may be cheaper but if there is a problem I do not want to deal with long phone conversations and the hassle of shipping to have repaired.

While getting the new wheels and rubber I will have them upgrade the angel eyes with the Mtec V3's. and lastly (for this year at least) the roof spoiler. I will post the pics for the 1st mod job (wheels and upgraded AE's) around the last week of May. I have thought about the look of using spacers and the possibility of lowering the 7 to acheive the desired look but I will wait and see what the clearance and stance look like after the soon to be completed mods are done. I hope that it looks and good and as clean as yours.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 AM
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Got a price quote of $4300.00 for 128's and Pirellis Pzero's at all for corners from the local bmw dealer. I think I am going to bite as the dealer ship is telling me there will be a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty against rust, bending or cracking. I know wheels and caps may be cheaper but if there is a problem I do not want to deal with long phone conversations and the hassle of shipping to have repaired.

While getting the new wheels and rubber I will have them upgrade the angel eyes with the Mtec V3's. and lastly (for this year at least) the roof spoiler. I will post the pics for the 1st mod job (wheels and upgraded AE's) around the last week of May. I have thought about the look of using spacers and the possibility of lowering the 7 to acheive the desired look but I will wait and see what the clearance and stance look like after the soon to be completed mods are done. I hope that it looks and good and as clean as yours.
I am sure it will look better man hope to see the mods soon one thing you need to keep in mind is that you shouldn't rush. Post here and see if anyone wants to sell thir 128s you will find it for wayyyy cheaper I paid 1100 for mine with tires.

mtec v3s you cant go wrong with that and its a great mod.

roof spoiler costs around 50 to 70 on ebay so its a ceap mod (plus paint and double tape tho)

spacers are gonna cost you around 220 front and rear and H&Rs around 330

think about upgrading your interior lights to LEDs (it will make a huge difference)

upgrade your fogs to HID around 70

tint the windshield

ACS front lip



there are a lot of mods you can do to the 7 to improve the look and most of them don't cost a lot of money if you can do the installation yourself. if you want to know about any of the things I mentioned just let me know and I will help you
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:09 AM
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Started the upgrade on my brakes. Painted the calipers (black) in prep for new crossed drilled rotors and pads. You can see the pics in my album under brake upgrade. I like the 128's. They look good...
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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Started the upgrade on my brakes. Painted the calipers (black) in prep for new crossed drilled rotors and pads. You can see the pics in my album under brake upgrade. I like the 128's. They look good...
OH cool man ill check it out right now. was it hard to paint the calipers? did you take them off to paint? and what paint did you use?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:24 AM
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To easy. Went to Pep Boys and bought two cans of brake clean and two cans of Dupli Color caliper paint in black. Removed rim, sprayed brake clean all over caliper to clean. Gave it 15 mins to dry, and then masked with aluminum foil. That's right, foil paper works well and you don't need tape. I then sprayed a tack coat to get the paint to stick to caliper. Waited 10 minutes and sprayed the calipers to cover. Waited 15 minutes and sprayed a second coat. Dries in 30 minutes. You don't need to remove calipers to get a good coat of paint on them. Done...

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:33 AM
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To easy. Went to Pep Boys and bought two cans of brake clean and two cans of VHT caliper paint in black. Removed rim, sprayed brake clean all over caliper to clean. Gave it 15 mins to dry, and then masked with aluminum foil. That's right, foil paper works well and you don't need tape. I then sprayed a tack coat to get the paint to stick to caliper. Waited 10 minutes and sprayed the calipers to cover. Waited 15 minutes and sprayed a second coat. Dries in 30 minutes. You don't need to remove calipers to get a good coat of paint on them. Done...
Thats very simple, thanks for the info man!! I will try to do that asap
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:37 AM
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No prob. Could you see my album with pics?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:41 AM
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No prob. Could you see my album with pics?
ya I did. it looks way better. my original thought was to paint it black but what do you think about red or some other color? would it be too ugly?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:47 AM
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My745i "s package" is all black accept the rims. Red or yellow wouldn't work for me. When I put on the cross drilled rotors, I'm going to paint the hub part black. So all you'll see is the drilled rotors and the chrome rims. Everything else will be black. That fits my car. I was going to go red. Not for me... I found a guy on this site that has rotors and pads for a great price. I don't need OEM parts for braking. I'm hard on brakes...

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:05 AM
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sak_916 you photo skills and modding the car look great.
I cant remember the paint i used but i know it was a special kit you can but at autozone, specially made for brake calipers. It has everything you need in it, came in a box. Maybe i have a post on my blog page somewhere on what i used, cant remember. lol
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They had the kit at Pep Boys also. You brush it on. Spray is much easier and the Dupli Color paint is for brake calipers. Has ceramic material in it.

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They had the kit at Pep Boys also. You brush it on. Spray is much easier and the VHT paint is for brake calipers. Has ceramic material in it.
yes spray is easier you just gotta mask everything so the oversray dont get your car.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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My745i "s package" is all black accept the rims. Red or yellow wouldn't work for me. When I put on the cross drilled rotors, I'm going to paint the hub part black. So all you'll see is the drilled rotors and the chrome rims. Everything else will be black. That fits my car. I was going to go red. Not for me... I found a guy on this site that has rotors and pads for a great price. I don't need OEM parts for braking. I'm hard on brakes...
I was also thinking about dark red to match my smoked tails a bit but black is definitely the way to go.
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sak_916 you photo skills and modding the car look great.
I cant remember the paint i used but i know it was a special kit you can but at autozone, specially made for brake calipers. It has everything you need in it, came in a box. Maybe i have a post on my blog page somewhere on what i used, cant remember. lol
thanks a lot bro, I have been trying to get more into photography and editing, its really fun. if you have nice pix feel free to email them to me and I can edit them for you




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Old 04-10-2012, 06:09 PM
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Nice ride sak 916. Like the look... We have the same car, accept mine is the sport package. I found a guy on here that is going to update my radio to accept one of my iPod's. Have you done your exhaust yet?

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thanks a lot bro, I have been trying to get more into photography and editing, its really fun. if you have nice pix feel free to email them to me and I can edit them for you




Looks great bro I think you need to black out the grill in my opinion since your headlights tinted.
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thanks a lot bro, I have been trying to get more into photography and editing, its really fun. if you have nice pix feel free to email them to me and I can edit them for you




sweet! sounds great bro! ill see if i can find some decent pic
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Nice ride sak 916. Like the look... We have the same car, accept mine is the sport package. I found a guy on here that is going to update my radio to accept one of my iPod's. Have you done your exhaust yet?
No bro I'll do it as soon as I'm done with smog
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sweet! sounds great bro! ill see if i can find some decent pic
Cool let me know any time
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Looks great bro I think you need to black out the grill in my opinion since your headlights tinted.
Thanks bro. I was gonna black out the grill but left it chrome to match my wheels and window trim.

You think I should black out the whole thing or just the inside?
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Thanks bro. I was gonna black out the grill but left it chrome to match my wheels and window trim.

You think I should black out the whole thing or just the inside?
If you had the chrome bumper moldings to back up the chrome grill I would say leave it, since your whole car is black I would black out the grill completely but leave the weather strippings chrome for now until you decide which direction your going to go, pretty much you have two right now 1 is all murdered out 2 is black and chrome accents.
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