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Old 01-04-2013, 11:47 AM
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I am looking to do the famed "Opticoat" in the next week or two. If anyone else is interested we can try and get a group discount. This is an excerpt from a reputable guy in the area (recommended on multiple boards)

The pricing starts at $300, that includes washing, claying, 1 polishing step, rewashing, and applying Opti-Coat to the paint and wheels. If your car needs additional polishing due to poor dealer prep or spot buffing at the factory, that would be extra.

Let me know, will do it in the next week or so.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:58 AM
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I am looking to do the famed "Opticoat" in the next week or two. If anyone else is interested we can try and get a group discount. This is an excerpt from a reputable guy in the area (recommended on multiple boards)

The pricing starts at $300, that includes washing, claying, 1 polishing step, rewashing, and applying Opti-Coat to the paint and wheels. If your car needs additional polishing due to poor dealer prep or spot buffing at the factory, that would be extra.

Let me know, will do it in the next week or so.
Sweet! Thanks for the lead. PLEASE do post before and after pics !!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:48 PM
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New Member in Dallas - Hello!

Just took delivery of my Jet Black 2013 535i M-Sport -- Merry Christmas to me!

I live in Frisco -- folks at Classic were great -- no complaints.

I'm enjoying doing research on the boards, I'm interested in:

- A sportier rear diffuser

- Any way to get quad exhaust tips without replacing whole exhaust?

- Rear deck / trunk spoiler

- Brake caliper painting

Any/all suggestions or links to other posts are appreciated!

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:56 PM
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Just took delivery of my Jet Black 2013 535i M-Sport -- Merry Christmas to me!

I live in Frisco -- folks at Classic were great -- no complaints.

I'm enjoying doing research on the boards, I'm interested in:

- A sportier rear diffuser

- Any way to get quad exhaust tips without replacing whole exhaust?

- Rear deck / trunk spoiler

- Brake caliper painting

Any/all suggestions or links to other posts are appreciated!

--M
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:40 PM
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Just took delivery of my Jet Black 2013 535i M-Sport -- Merry Christmas to me!

I live in Frisco -- folks at Classic were great -- no complaints.

I'm enjoying doing research on the boards, I'm interested in:

- A sportier rear diffuser

- Any way to get quad exhaust tips without replacing whole exhaust?

- Rear deck / trunk spoiler

- Brake caliper painting

Any/all suggestions or links to other posts are appreciated!

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Welcome bro!

Yes, you can easily have quad tips welded on and the 550 square tips replaced. The square tips sell well used (if u want to post on the classifieds). If you "search", there are great options for all your desired mods. I had a buddy get his calipers powder coated on his Cobra. I can try and track down the info.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:17 AM
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Thanks - Good Muffler Shop/Welder in DFW?

Thanks for the welcome -- looks like a great group here.

Spent most of my free time the last couple days looking into potential mods.

Looks like cyba quads tips (and switch to 550 diffuser) would do the trick for me. Can anybody in this group recommend a good muffler shop in DFW for the welding?

And I would appreciate the info on the powder coating calipers... thank you much.

I ordered front-side reflector black outs. Tint is done. Will pick a rear spoiler.

Now just need DINAN to get a tune out for the 535!

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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I have always had a preference for a flash vs a piggyback. But there wasn't anything available at the time I wanted a tune. Now there are more and more flashes becoming available and I like the fact that a flash rewrites the data tables in the car.
Hey Ramble, "new guy" here... looks like you are up on the flash options available for the 535... when you have a minute would appreciate some info on the top options you are considering. tks!
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:09 PM
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Welcome to the local 5er group 'fest! (but we welcome other models as well)

There's a thread titled "spoiler or no spoiler". Has links to an eBay painted spoiler for $69 shipped that has gotten good reviews. Check it out.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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Thanks Pimps. I had already seen that spoiler but was hesitant to buy - that thread made me comfortable.

Spoiler, 550 diffuser, and cyba quad tips all ordered. I'm off to the races!
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:26 AM
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Hello everyone,
My first post here i would like to thank Bigdeep for the kind words . Here is my 535i with blue metallic wraps. Not trying to look like a M5 but i do love the look of m5 style body kit. The kit also come with fog lights and no orange deflector which is a plus. My wife actually hate the m5 fender grill, she say they're on every cheap cars now ( ford taurus, kia optima.. to name a few)




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Old 01-07-2013, 06:40 AM
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Much respect brotha Tim. Wicked wicked F10!! We need to park you front and center for the next Cars and Coffee .


Btw, what kind of tips (and or exhaust) are you using? Any other mods besides the gorgeous exterior?
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:50 AM
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The car belongs to the missis so only cosmetic mods. Still debating if we should lower the car just a tiny bit with eibach springs ( 1"F, 0.6"R) or leave it the way it is because it's a family car. The exhaust tips are from cyba 4 inch carbon fiber tips.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:07 AM
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That looks fantastic. Wow.

SO I am unfamiliar with wraps, but might I ask - what does something like this cost? Also how do you take it off? LOL
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 AM
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That looks fantastic. Wow.

SO I am unfamiliar with wraps, but might I ask - what does something like this cost? Also how do you take it off? LOL
I had a quote from 360wraps in Dallas for $375 for gloss black roof wraps and $3150 for the whole car. Well, we did it ourself just me and the wife and the cost of materials, tools, instructional DVDs, books.. are around $1500,less than half for what was quoted. I can tell you this is very time consuming, it took us a week to wrap this car but in the end it well worth the effort. We had tons of compliments from all groups of age . I think changing color is the most dramatic change mod you could do for your car. Not many folk around here have seen matte color on cars.
The wraps are remove easily with a heat gun. Another good thing is they protect the paint underneath from the sun and minor scuffs and scratches.
Check this link out as they have the price for wrapping, they're from seattle but pricing should be close to here:
http://www.northwestautosalon.com/fu...ps-in-seattle/

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:44 AM
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I had a quote from 360wraps in Dallas for $375 for gloss black roof wraps and $3150 for the whole car. Well, we did it ourself just me and the wife and the cost of materials, tools, instructional DVDs, books.. are around $1500,less than half for what was quoted. I can tell you this is very time consuming, it took us a week to wrap this car but in the end it well worth the effort. We had tons of compliments from all groups of age . I think changing color is the most dramatic change mod you could do for your car. Not many folk around here have seen matte color on cars.
The wraps are remove easily with a heat gun. Another good thing is they protect the paint underneath from the sun and minor scuffs and scratches.
Check this link out as they have the price for wrapping, they're from seattle but pricing should be close to here:
http://www.northwestautosalon.com/fu...ps-in-seattle/
Pretty Cool. You can change the color of the car whenever you want... very nice. BTW - based on the pictures - you and the Mrs do good work.

BTW - those folks (360 wraps) live in my apartment complex.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:00 AM
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Very very clean!

Any advice on where to get the tips welded? I know you have a 535i like most of the 5ers here. A few of us are interested in getting the Cyba dual tips welded on. I am also debating on what diffuser to get, and if I should keep it black or paint it silver. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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I had mine done at CJ mufflers in Arlington. They charged $15 to weld each tip, $60 total and i gave Jose an extra $20 for tips In order to get the look i wanted i had to stand inside the garage there and on occasions had to hold the tips so it they can weld it the way i wanted.
IMHO if you get a new diffuser, paint it silver, leaving it black make the rear "appear" thinner when looking from behind. Just like painting/wrapping the roof gloss black makes the car look lower and the rear "appear" thicker. It makes more different especially on a lighter color car.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:54 AM
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I had mine done at CJ mufflers in Arlington. They charged $15 to weld each tip, $60 total and i gave Jose an extra $20 for tips In order to get the look i wanted i had to stand inside the garage there and on occasions had to hold the muffler so it stay where i wanted.
IMHO if you get a new diffuser, paint it silver, leaving it black make the rear "appear" thinner when looking from behind. Just like painting/wrapping the roof black makes the car look lower and the rear "appear" thicker. It makes more different especially on a lighter color car.
Tim, this is the EXACT advice and info I was wanting to hear. Thank you for your feedback. I will take your advice and have the diffuser painted silver.

I am debating on which tips to go with. I was leaning towards the chrome thin metal rolled angled dual tips. I like the black chrome; however, I want to have that factory look.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281932

I thought the Cyba tips are a "Y" tip for the duals. Shouldn't that be $15 x 2?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 AM
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Tips on install exhaust tips

I know 3.5" is the perfect size if you go quad, i tried to get the 3.5" tips in carbon but cyba doesn't have it so i had to settle for 4" and man i'm glad i did. The carbon texture doesn't make them stand out like chrome. I would not use 4" chrome tip as they will appear too big.
I like a flush and clean look on the exhaust tip. Most car aftermarket exhaust system are sticking out way too much imo.

The inside tips are actually 1 inch longer than the outside ones but with the right placement they will appear flush and not sticking out.


Here is how i did mine.Notice the red dots on the picture? These are the most sticking out point of the exhaust tip. Instead of have them welded at 12 o'clock position like most people, I twist mine inward accordingly to 1 and 11 o'clock. In doing so, the tips will line up much better result in a flush look with the contour of the bumper. This only work with slanted tips of course, but if you have 2 slanted tips laying around or close to an auto part store give it a try.


Here is a side view, notice how the tips are flowing well with the bumper
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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Tim, this is the EXACT advice and info I was wanting to hear. Thank you for your feedback. I will take your advice and have the diffuser painted silver.

I am debating on which tips to go with. I was leaning towards the chrome thin metal rolled angled dual tips. I like the black chrome; however, I want to have that factory look.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281932

I thought the Cyba tips are a "Y" tip for the duals. Shouldn't that be $15 x 2?
Mine are 4 single exhaust tips. I decide on the singles instead of dual because i wasn't sure the dual will fit perfectly. Well in my case anyway because i have aftermarket bumper. YMMV. I like pushing the limit with the 4" tips without looking too big.
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Ah, i see where your confusion came from. As i have 535i i only have 2 exhaust tips. 2 of the new tips are actually welded on the existing tips and the other 2 just are dummies and welded on the exhaust bracket.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:46 PM
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Ah, i see where your confusion came from. As i have 535i i only have 2 exhaust tips. 2 of the new tips are actually welded on the existing tips and the other 2 just are dummies and welded on the exhaust bracket.
Welcome Tim, glad to have you onboard. Be forewarned, some on the wider 'fest (not local) may give you some flak for making your 535i look so much like an m5. Just let it roll off your back, I think it looks awesome.

I agree on your approach with the tips. Since the m5 diffuser openings are a bit closer together, in order to keep the OEM 535i exhaust and have quad tips, 4 individual tips are needed. The "Y" split quads will not work right without extensively modifying the exhaust. Even then, there might not be enough room to move the exhaust around.

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Binh (CyclePimps) made a great suggestion of trying to meet this week on Thursday at 530p. I am free and can meet you guys at 545 when I get off work. Binh has the right strategy in recommending Sfuzzi's (in Las Colinas) as they have happy hour until 7pm.

I am in. Who else is free to meet? Let's get 2013 started strong.

Again, SFuzzi on Thursday (1/10/13) @ 530pm. Who's in??

http://sfuzzirestaurants.com/lascolinas/
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:29 AM
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