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BMW 335i

October 7th, 2007 Comments off

I expected to have most of the modifications done to my 335i by now but it’s taken a bit longer than expected. Since I posted last, I’ve gotten the suspension dialed in where I want it: raised the ride height a bit as well as stiffened up the compression/rebound on the dampers. I had a Kerscher Spirit front bumper and splitter installed as well as a rear spoiler (OEM clone). I’m still missing the tow hook cover for the front end. I actually got one painted and ready to go and then managed to push the little cover right thru the hole and it’s sitting inside the bumper now! I’ve got to get that taken care of and also getting the LUX angel eyes installed sometime soon. I’ll take some before and after pictures of the angel eye LED replacements as soon as I get the remaining work done. I used Daniel Cook over at Transparent Bra again to get a clear bra put on the front end to keep things neat and tidy!

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Links: Kerscher, OEM Lip spoiler, LUX LED rings, Transparent Bra

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BMW M3 Sedan

October 7th, 2007 Comments off

m3sedan Most of the car mags and blogs picked up the news this weekend that the M3 sedan has been officially announced.  Looks like it carries over most of the look and engine/suspension of the M3 coupe.  I have to say I like the look of the coupe better.  I expected a slightly more aggressive look for the M3 sedan, but who can really tell till you see it in person.  Seems like the E90 335i with some aftermarket tuning will be neck and neck with the M3 though.  Wonder if that will put a dent in M3 sedan sales (what a shame) though there is the obvious name cache of having an M badge ๐Ÿ™‚

Links: Car and Driver, Winding Road

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September 5th, 2007 Comments off

I may have gotten too aggressive on the rear tire width ๐Ÿ™‚

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New car is here!

September 4th, 2007 1 comment

I got my BMW 335i a few weeks back.  As I said before, I used CarsDirect and couldn’t be happier.

The BMW 335i is an amazing machine!  So far, I’d say it compares quite favorably to my previous Audi S4.  Though the BMW’s engine is rated lower for HP and Torque, it’s every bit as fast especially as it’s lighter.  It’s taking a bit to get used to driving RWD again since I had Quattro for the last three years.

And, I still have the modding bug.  I started with new rims and KW coilovers.  I’ll be putting on a Kerscher front end sometime soon.  I haven’t had a chance to take good pictures yet but will do so soon.  Till then here are some teasers.

Links:  Velocity Motorsports V714 rims from jlevisw.com, KW Variant 2 coilovers

Before:

BMW 335i stock

After:

BMW 335i VMR 714 wheels

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Ummm forget the M3, now I want an RS5

May 12th, 2007 3 comments

I forgot to mention that I test drove an Audi RS4 a few weeks back, easily the most entertaining car I’ve driven in a long time. The power of the engine was beyond description and unlike most Audi’s it felt nimble on it’s feet, or tires as it were. I loved the feel of the gearbox and after pressing the “S” button, the sound of the engine at full throttle with the exhaust opened up was a thrill.

So when I read about the RS5 on Autoblog (via Car Magazine) I was really intrigued! If Audi can do what they did with the RS4, I imagine the RS5 is going to be an amazing machine and potentially more desirable than an M3 (to me).

Links: Autoblog, Car Magazine

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