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  1. Cheers mate - I had just popped over to my old house to pick up some letters that hadn't been delivered to the new place! MINI was looking good too!
  2. I could join you guys! I haven't seen everyone for a long time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Another quick update... My E60 discs have arrived now - 345mm In other news, the car will be going into my local BMW bodyshop to have some warranty work done. I have a small rust bubble that has appeared around the numberplate area on the rear tailgate. BMW have authorised the repair, but only for the affected area - so I will be paying the difference to have the entire tailgate repainted to ensure a perfect paint match. I'll also de-badge the rear at the same time!
  4. My brakes have arrived! Cant wait to get these on now - just need to source the discs and M3 master cylinder next!
  5. Another update to the thread... I've finally caved and bought a set of matching F3x rear calipers from a 440i They are 2 piston Brembo's with 345mm discs, so pretty large for a rear set up! They only have 40km of delivery miles, so pretty much new & I got them for 475 EUR shipped to U.K so I think I got a good deal! The caliper tubs / tabs need to be machined down so these are not a direct fit. I will have to find a place local to me to do the work & a E9x M3 master cylinder will be required to ensure a decent pedal feel is maintained! As you can see, condition is like new! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. OK, so update time! Now the car is here to stay (for at least a little while anyway!) I have been getting a few things sorted! New rear tyres (another pair of ContiSportContact 6's) Full major service at BMW (oil, oil filter, fuel filter, microfilter, air filter) Today I also picked it back up from DDB Detailing in Newcastle - they did a full detail on my car a year ago using the full raft of GTechniq products, and I opted for the Crystal Serum Light (CSL Black) level of protection. This involved a top layer of Exo for gloss and it acts as the hydrophobic layer too. Over the last 12 months being thrashed though all seasons it was obvious that it needed a top up! I contacted DDB to discuss my options and he mentioned that EXO V3 had since been realeased and offered much better results - so I booked in! Old EXO removed (leaving the original application of CSL in place) and EXO V3 applied - the results are stunning. :drool: I think you would struggle to imagine that this car is now over 7 years old!
  7. I was on my way to Revoloution to drop off some tyres to get fitted back onto my BBS rims!
  8. Saw this outside a ToolHire shop in Gateshead yesterday!
  9. Well, in the spirit of getting back on with the car I have had a new set of rear boots fitted today on the BBS! So glad to have them back on the car - I'd forgotten how good they look in all honesty!
  10. Finally got my CIC firmware updated to V41 (via ICOM) to allow option 6NR to be coded. So now I have apps etc to complete the Combox retrofit. Quick pic showing full Spotify integration! Thanks to Craig at BR Diagnostics & Retrofits for doing a great job as ever! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Finally got the car cleaned today, but just as I was finishing, it started going dark - so excuse the grainy pics! Anyway, here are some more pics of the new winter set up!
  12. About £600 fitted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Update... The winters are on! Overall I'm happy with them, but despite the research I did, and the rears being set 3mm further into the arch, the rear tyres catch the arch liner on big dips! It seems that winters, and especially Michelin's, run wider & are far chunkier than summers. To cure this I have ordered some new 235/40 rears which will cure it! Overall I'm happy! The performance over the last few days where it has been very cold / frosty has been significantly better than it would have been with the summer set up still on the car! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I ended up ordering a set of Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4's! I ordered a set of Vredestein winters for the GF's X-Trail though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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