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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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September 5th, 2007 Comments off

I may have gotten too aggressive on the rear tire width 🙂

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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

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Audi B6 A4/S4 Wheel Gallery

August 14th, 2006 Comments off

Another Audi enthusiast put up this great picture gallery site of different styles of rims on B6 Audis. Where was this when I was picking my rims??

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19″ RS4 Replicas

January 27th, 2006 Comments off

I decided I had to have 19″ rims. I really like my 18″ Oettinger RZs, but because of the rivets it just makes the rims look really small. I saw that a number of manufacturers were making OEM-style RS4 rims, so I bought a set from Hartmann Wheels. I ended up using Falken tires, so far so good.

I bought 19″ RS4 replicas from Hartmann Wheels. I had to buy OEM center caps from Audi (Part No. 4B0-601-170-A-7ZJ, Wheel Cap, $17.73 ea).

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Oettinger bumper installed

September 10th, 2005 Comments off

Take a look at these some before / after pictures of my S4. So far, I’ve replaced the stock rims with 18″ Oettinger RZ wheels, replaced the front bumper with an Oettinger front and also swapped out the stock exhaust for a Milltek resonated exhaust. Lastly, I put in a Hyperflow intake and swapped the stock fog light bulbs with Hoen Xenonmatch’s instead.

I had the Oettinger front bumper installed by Topline Automobile in Burlingame, CA. The Oettinger is much more of a pain in the ass than you’d like on an S4 as the bumper is actually made for an A4. Things you’ll pay for: bumper, getting in painted, buying stock A4 fog lights, installation. Installing the bumper is relatively straightforward except for two things: 1) having to cut the plastic air dams to allow for the installation of the A4 fog lights and 2) the headlight washer caps from the S4 bumper don’t quite fit the Oettinger. On the latter you can either source A4 washer caps or modify your stock S4 caps.

The Audi part #’s for the right A4 fog lights are: 8E0-941-699-B and 8E0-941-700-B

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