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    So, since I bought wheels and they should be here tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have them cleaned up and on by April.

    This is my second 135i since April 2013. I bought a 2010 135i Jet Black with black leatherette and steptronic with paddle shifters. This being my only car, I wanted a manual and was dying for some red or terracotta leather seats. Then in late July I came across the 135i I have now.

    It's a 2010 135i Alpine White on Coral Red leather with the 6-speed manual transmission and N54 engine. I kept the Rieger diffuser I bought for the black 135i, and put it on. The car already had a carbon fiber trunk spoiler installed, other than that it is stock as can be.

    Here is the Black 135i:


    A comparison of the two:


    Some photos about 10 minutes after purchase:






    After a warrantied stop at BMW for new injectors, new spark plugs, oil change, and air filter change they 'shipped' it back to me about 200 miles from Atlanta.




    Megan Racing coilovers purchased and awaiting install












    My brother was having a shoot done of his first car by a local photographer. He asked me to help out and took a few shots of my car for helping and they came out great!












    So, some work happened. My brother let me borrow his 2-post lift to install my coilovers. Here's my car on the lift and his shop.




    On the ground checking the ride height. Will go lower once I get the wheels on and fitment figured out.


    Got it home and washed it, needed a wash very bad.




    Needs some spacers, but have wheels on the way!

    Also tried on the CCW's from the red ZR1 that was in the shop and they fit surprisingly well (higher offsets, he is running spacers on the ZR1). I didn't measure the wheels but I believe they are 18x10.5 on the rear, and had 285/35R18 tires on them. I looked underneath at the clearance and I had plenty of clearance between the wheel/tire and shock to go wider. The fronts are 17's, not sure of the width.


    This is rolling out of the shop, tucking 285's. I feel this is a pretty big step, these cars have to run high offsets to fit and I don't know of anyone running wider than a 275 even at stock height.

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    Can't wait!
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    So these showed up this past weekend.

    I'm in the process of finding someone to strip the chrome and then powder the faces. Trying to come up with some ideas on what color to do....hmmm

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    Got out and washed the car today, so I decided to take some new pictures.







    Oh, and these....







    Big thanks to Mike36 for helping me with refinishing these!
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    I love these cars, interesting color for the wheel faces. Much better than chrome/polished in my opinion, I think they will look cool. I really want to drive one of these.

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    i like it very much,thanks for your sharing

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    I like these, kind of like the modern day equivalent to the 2002. In for seeing the new wheels mounted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbyChowder View Post
    I love these cars, interesting color for the wheel faces. Much better than chrome/polished in my opinion, I think they will look cool. I really want to drive one of these.
    I did a test fit when I took the pictures and IMO they look great. I originally wanted to go with a gunmetal color, but I got to thinking I wanted something different but subtle. I was torn between this color, Sunken Treasure, or Bronze Burst Sparkle Metallic but that one was too brown-ey for me.

    It's a really fun little car, even in stock form (as it is now, motor/hp wise) it has a lot of power. My brother and I took it for a little joy ride to see how he liked it and I let him push it pretty hard and it surprised him, he really enjoyed it and didn't expect it to be so tight and have the power it does. I think that's a lot coming from him, he has a widebodied, HCI z06 and a c4 ZR1.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg|H View Post
    I like these, kind of like the modern day equivalent to the 2002. In for seeing the new wheels mounted!
    Thanks man, I can't wait!
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    Unedited iPhone shots...













    Can't wait for SoWo
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    Wow.

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    Sweet, now when you're done with those wheels they go to me.
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    God, I **** those newer Alabama tags, nothing looks right about it. Get a Barbers tag man.

    The car looks great, I'll be looking for it at SoWo in the unloved car parking section.

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    What part of AL?

    I'm in Auburn.
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    If this isn't at the BMW meet at SoWo I'm gonna be sad. That wheel color is amazing. Great work so far man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordy_wd View Post
    Wow.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Press22 View Post
    Sweet, now when you're done with those wheels they go to me.
    Haha, I hope to keep these for a little while but who knows. I'll let you know when I'm ready to sell them first. Hurry up and find a 4th for your set

    Quote Originally Posted by evertoconquer View Post
    God, I **** those newer Alabama tags, nothing looks right about it. Get a Barbers tag man.

    The car looks great, I'll be looking for it at SoWo in the unloved car parking section.
    I **** them too, I miss my plain white with peach Georgia tag. I don't really feel like paying extra for a plate, especially since I'm trying to move back to Georgia. I'm not sure where I'll be parking, never been before but if you find me stop me and say hey!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamxx View Post
    What part of AL?

    I'm in Auburn.
    I'm down in the corner in Dothan.

    Quote Originally Posted by theseeker411 View Post
    If this isn't at the BMW meet at SoWo I'm gonna be sad. That wheel color is amazing. Great work so far man.
    Thanks man! It's definitely going to be at the BMW meet, I wish it would stop raining so I can get a decent wash in here before I make the trek. Also haven't been able to repolish the lips since I put them on and it's really bumming me out
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    Posted this over in the "Post your custom wheels" thread also, but I want to keep everything I've done in one thread so here's a quick overview of what I did to the HREs.

    This was my first attempt at refinishing 3 piece wheels - props to Mike36 for stripping the chrome and polishing the lips for me.

    This is how I bought them, fairly major pitting in the chrome on the lips



    All the chrome stripped off faces and lips



    Polished lips and bare faces





    Fresh out of powdercoating, color is Sunken Treasure



    After final assembly. Wheels are double staggered 17x8.5 and 18x9.5
    17"


    18"


    17" and 18"
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    Car looks good bud !!

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    Woe that's crute!


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    Some new iPhone shots of my car from SoWo and a roller headed to a local meet







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    Looks good man! It was cool getting to see the car in person, I love the color on the wheels. How do you like the Megan coilovers?

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    damn this car is on point
    This is my signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeMaroE46 View Post
    Looks good man! It was cool getting to see the car in person, I love the color on the wheels. How do you like the Megan coilovers?
    Quote Originally Posted by sterling archer View Post
    damn this car is on point
    Thanks guys! I have a few things planned for the end of this year, I'm hoping that I'll be able to follow up on those plans though.

    Also, Wheels are for sale!
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    Making moves!

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    Didn't even know you had a build thread

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