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No I mean as in shouldn't that post have had a pic of your car in? And not a close up of a brake disc?! :lol:

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It is a pic of the car?


At least it is on my tapatalk app??

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Is it?! Hmm...

This is what I'm getting...

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Is it?! Hmm...

This is what I'm getting...

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That's not even a picture from my account?!? Ha

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:lol:

Not to worry, I've just updated Tapatalk and it shows the car now?? Strange...

Anyway, looking good with the Bilsteins on mate :D

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Another quick update, my BMWP bumper is getting fitted on Tuesday...


Other plans at present are:


* Mirror caps painted "Ferric Grey"

* Fit stubby aerial of some description

* Rear diffusor painted gloss black

* Fit OZ NOVA wheels

* Fit 1M xenons (currently only have a passenger side)

* Front bumper lip spoiler (Kerscher)

* Find a pair of Alcantara seats from a crashed F21 (long wait ahead!!)

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OK, quite a major update today....


I got the BMWP front bumper fitted - a total game changer for the front end IMHO :)


I got the PDC holes smoothed out in the end and also the xenon washer jet holes cut out for a total of £140, the job is perfect so I'm a happy guy!!


I also opted to have the ducts and lower grilles painted gloss black too instead of the stock matte plastic finish which works well with the white I feel.


Here are some decent DSLR shots (the first I've actually taken of this car!!!):


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116d Performance Edition by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


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BMWP front bumper by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


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BMWP front bumper 1 by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


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BMWP grilles by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


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catching rays... by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


I also shot a couple of pics of the brakes and new ride height (it is lower at the rear, but the camber on that road had it sitting weird!)


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Brembo 6 pots by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


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BMW 116d by jamesnathanjolly, on Flickr


Sadly I had to put a numberplate back on, so I opted for a shortened height plate, but still using UK road legal lettering, looks much better than the old gigantic thing I had on the M Sport front end...


No decent pics apart from this crappy iPhone shot..


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That bumper is quite a nice change to the original, it's such a shame you have to put a plate on it.


How come you've not got the OZ's fitted yet?

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I need tyres 1st dude :-/


225/40


The existing tyres will cause the new wheels to foul the arches!!

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Ah right!


You going to just wait until the existing tyres need replacing or just as/when you can? Got much else planned for it? You must have most of the BMW performance catalogue on it by now :P

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Yeah that's the plan :)


Quite a few more plans but really a remap is the next big thing - straight up to 180bhp / 400nm

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Looking good James I like the new bumper be sweet when the new rims are on :)

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OK - another quick update on the car.


I took it for a full alignment on a hunter laser system on Monday, the rear toe was all over the place after the Bilsteins had been fitted, so now the handling is even sharper and best of all, the yellow ring on the BMWP s/w is back in the dead ahead position instead of being off the one side.


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Then a bit of bad news - unsurprisingly the cheap paint job on the Performance bumper has turned out to be shit!! It's got paint flaking off and two huge stone chips already :( I used this body shop as it came highly recommended to me, and was half the price of all the other quotes but safe to say I wont be going back!!


My normal paint guy reckons he can fix it for me and it needs flatting back a full polish and 2 more coats of clear coat applying, so that will be sorted one day next week :)


Ending on some good news at least.... my new tyres will be here tomorrow. UniRoyal RainSport 2's in 225/40 18 (had them before on my JCW MINI and they were awesome) which will mean the OZ's can go on! :)


Should be fitted Friday or Saturday depending on getting a spot at the tyre depot down the road.


Pics to follow of course :)

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Small update:


The bumper is been repainted today and I'll be collecting it tomorrow :)


I've also taken the opportunity to have the mirror covers painted 'Ferric Grey' which is the same colour as the wheels (pictures to follow)


Also another mod is in the pipeline in 3 weeks time, will be an LED swap and needle change (1M and M3 style).... kindly being done by a member on babybmw :)


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The stock gauge looks like this:


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Pictures as promised:


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Plate will be put on again once I get some more number plate tape.


Thoughts on the mirrors? I was inspired by the M135i which has them that colour as stock.

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That is such a strong front bumper. I still can't get over how much it transforms it. Not having a front plate helps a lot though :-P

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