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My new BMW - e91 Project Updates

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So I'm back to BMW, the 4AGE was a dream but you can't beat BMW

Hopefully picking up some msport wheels today. Bit of stuff to do to it. Needs some love.

Also open road I'm getting 7l to 100km on 325i !!! Wow!!

I guess I'll lose all that in suburban driving

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Some better photos, 

 

I'm just going to end up using this post as my project post, got a bit of stuff I want to do to it.

First on a bit of a fixing mission, and a clean.

 

Then onto 

- grills

- wheels

- trim

Performance improvements essentials like painted calipers and rocker cover cowl

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Not alot worked on the gear shifter. Here's why lol

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Gave it a full clean, shampoo vaccumed the carpet and took to the wheels with some scotch brite and handy andy.

Given it some life,

might even hit it with some  2000grit, meguiars polish and wax it 

now trying to sort some wheels - all though those stock standard ones don't look too bad all cleaned up

might make the stock ones plasti-dip black in the mean time or something

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1 hour ago, 325_driver said:

Gave it a full clean, shampoo vaccumed the carpet and took to the wheels with some scotch brite and handy andy.

Given it some life,

might even hit it with some  2000grit, meguiars polish and wax it 

now trying to sort some wheels - all though those stock standard ones don't look too bad all cleaned up

might make the stock ones plasti-dip black in the mean time or something

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Heading in the right direction - next step, take off the Jap plate supports!

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14 minutes ago, balancerider said:

Heading in the right direction - next step, take off the Jap plate supports!

Good spotting, never even noticed that black plastic piece until now! Looks ugly as 

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After a bit of luck I managed to score some genuine BBS RX206 18" Wheels that just need a bit of curb rash sorted out

They not bolted up just yet, but they are going to look mint

going to fix all curb rash, and re-paint them - I plan on going gunmetal on them

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Like this colour 

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nice find!

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1 hour ago, qube said:

nice find!

$200 ....... including tyres, WHAT LUCK!

I went to pick em up because i thought the style would fit

then once i cleaned up all the brake dust, i see all the BBS engravings

Condition isn't too bad, but intend on fully restoring them, worth holding for a bit, they look like they worth alot in good condition

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for $200 its a great buy and its a very decent fit on the E91 spec wise.

I wouldnt go pouring money into it because its not worth THAT much. market valve would be around $500 for the wheels alone and maybe $800 with decent good condition tyres.

But I know you are refurbing them yourself so its all good but if you were paying someone to do it at $200 a wheel its not worth it for sure.

 

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5 minutes ago, qube said:

for $200 its a great buy and its a very decent fit on the E91 spec wise.

I wouldnt go pouring money into it because its not worth THAT much. market valve would be around $500 for the wheels alone and maybe $800 with decent good condition tyres.

But I know you are refurbing them yourself so its all good but if you were paying someone to do it at $200 a wheel its not worth it for sure.

 

yeah mate, 

Was having to fix up the bumper on the missus car, so i got some gun metal paint while i was at it,

so $40 in paint for all the rims, at worst i might buy some alloy filler ($20) to fill in the curb rash, as I generally don't like filing into a rim unless i absolutely have to

Hoping the gun metal colour hides this build brake dust a bit better, it's an epidemic !

I cleaned the wheels last week, and they covered in brake dust already lol

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Starting to look nice and aggressive

just doing a test fit before i strip em back and go gun metal

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1 hour ago, 325_driver said:

Hoping the gun metal colour hides this build brake dust a bit better, it's an epidemic !

I cleaned the wheels last week, and they covered in brake dust already lol

Dont use your brakes, problem solved ;)

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Went to town with a file and orbital sander on the rims, still a few holes that i might use alloy filler or primer to sort out

I think these photos say it best

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Paint has arrived, 

should be getting the wheels and rocker cover cowl painted in the next few days

I found a Perfect BMW blue i thought would accent a silver shell, even debating doing the brake calipers with it too!

Wheels - Terminator colour, like a dark gunmetal

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Valve Cover - BMW Estoril Blue, she's gunna pop!

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Painted, fitted tomorrow ! 😁😁😁

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Time to add some brake dust to them lol

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Engine cover nearly done

No clear coat yet

Optimus prime

 

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Clear coat on

Big expectations for performance increase from this

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Chucked some tyre shine on it, really brought out the look

A few other things i was planning on doing to it

- Blacking out chrome trim

- Matte black or carbon fibre interior trim, no more wood grain

- Blacking out the grill

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wheels looking sharp, man.  Clear coat on top?

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Used 2pk CV paint w hardener. They kind of have gloss mixed in.

I curbed one the other day though so have to repaint one of them

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Going matte black on the trim, no more woodgrain!

decided matte black over carbon fibre because it nearly pulls of a stock standard look

was hoping the vinyl would hide some of the cracks in the center console trim, nearly does, but really happy with how it all came out. 

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looking good - find some sports seats and remove the aftermarket screen?

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