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I LOVE THE D (F30 320D)
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hi,

Just a picture thread on my mods and life with my F30.
2014 320D Motorsport Auto.


I bought the car from a really good friend, the car was really well looked after and had some styling mods, but i decided to take it back to stock, then do my own style.

H&R's, did the change over myself during lock down, was fun.

   

   

   

   


AFTER

   

Also added a front lip and wrapped the roof gloss black, also got custom plates front and back. little one for the front.

   

   

Then got a black grill and wrapped the strut bars mat red.

   

   

   

Rear spoiler

   

   




Sprayed the original grill with a gloss clear to match the rest

   



Obviously when you have nice stuff people drive into you.

   


More to come as i go.

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#2
Well done on the mods..

Sorry about the drive-on....car is looking so good with the mods you have done so far.

Hope the damage is not bad at all bud
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2016 Ice White Hyundai ix35 R2.0 CRDi Elite -
2008 Silverbird Grey VW Polo 1.4i Trendline

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2008 Stratosgrau Stratos Grey BMW 320i Individual E90
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#3
I tell you what...my discolored grey honey comb around the fog's and the grill drives me mad! I've been thinking of how to get it out to spray it matt black... So well done on your job and the rest of the car looks great. Must ask, what is the clearance with the lip now? I've also got that lip but on standard springs and it has touched the ground once or twice - nothing major but its touched. Hope the damage is not too bad.
F30 LCI 320D M Sport
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#4
Nice subtle mods. The way to go on an F30. What amount of mm drop do the H&R springs give you and how is the ride compared to the stock M-Sport suspension setup?
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2014 F30 320d M-Sport - Estoril Blue II
| Stock |
ex: 2010 E84 X1 xDrive23d X-Line - Black Sapphire Metallic
ex: 2000 E46 330i Steptronic - Titanium Silver
ex: 1990 E30 325i - Ice White

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#5
Looking tops!

more pics of the rear spoiler please...
I have been looking for one for a while now, I even bought one and took it off after a couple of hours coz I didn't the like the look.
OEM is the best looking imo but pricey
Current:
2014 BMW F30 330d Msport - A/T - Alpine White
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86 - Black Sapphire Metallic


Previous:
1994 VW Golf Mk3 GTi -
2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 BMW E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T Alpine White
2006 BMW E86 Z4 3.0Si Coupe Black Sapphire Metallic  - Manual
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(20-07-2020, 01:27 PM)Salt Wrote: I tell you what...my discolored grey honey comb around the fog's and the grill drives me mad! I've been thinking of how to get it out to spray it matt black... So well done on your job and the rest of the car looks great. Must ask, what is the clearance with the lip now? I've also got that lip but on standard springs and it has touched the ground once or twice - nothing major but its touched. Hope the damage is not too bad.
Best way is to pop those bits out! And unfortunately, the best / easiest way to get them out is to remove the front bumper.


Ride is looking great! I am also very interested in hearing how the springs are treating you!
2012 F30 320i
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#7
Car is looking great. I have been thinking about getting my strut brace wrapped, looks kewl.
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2012 X5 3.0d

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EX 2015 Golf R 
EX 2015 M235i
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(20-07-2020, 04:23 PM)WianF30 Wrote:
(20-07-2020, 01:27 PM)Salt Wrote: I tell you what...my discolored grey honey comb around the fog's and the grill drives me mad! I've been thinking of how to get it out to spray it matt black... So well done on your job and the rest of the car looks great. Must ask, what is the clearance with the lip now? I've also got that lip but on standard springs and it has touched the ground once or twice - nothing major but its touched. Hope the damage is not too bad.
Best way is to pop those bits out! And unfortunately, the best / easiest way to get them out is to remove the front bumper.


Ride is looking great! I am also very interested in hearing how the springs are treating you!
Was afraid of that hahaha...but it has to be done.
F30 LCI 320D M Sport
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#9
hi,

Regarding the minor bumping from a young HAVAL driver. It easily polished out, i have a small dent under the handle, but ill get a paint less dent remover to pop it out when i do another small dent on the rear fender.

   



To answer the H&R queries:
Super Sport Spring 12 with sport suspension
Front 40mm
Rear 25mm
28877-2

   



I have had H&R's on my other cars and loved them.
The ride isn't noticeably "harder", to be honest the drive is very similar, however at high speeds (+ 120 KPH) i notice the car feels more settled and stable.

Regarding the lowness of the car- yes, it is low, yes you have to be careful, yes you will touch.
BUT- being that it isnt my first low car you change your habits.

My only complaint about the whole driving experience that i don't like are the tyres- the Bridgestone potenza's RF are very noisy. Reading the overseas tyre pages it seems a common issue.

Front lip to the ground

   




Before drop: front bumper to the ground
   



After drop (think it dropped a little more once everything was settled)
   

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#10
Thanks a mil for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
F30 LCI 320D M Sport
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#11
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Nice looking ride. You've inspired me to start tinkering with mine
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#12
Awesome ride!
Next stop... remap and a big ass grin!
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#13
After you remap, I would like to hear your experience on 10ppm vs 50ppm in terms of performance.
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Ex: 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
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Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
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#14
That's how I envisage mine looking when I am done - nice!!
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#15
So... next update.

Went to BYM fabrication & Madness Motorsport, got a full exhaust (STRAIGHT PIPE) no back box and down pipe, with software.

Here are some pictures.


   


   

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#16
Looks great. We need to hear some sound clips @Technician. Maybe some at idle, stationary various revs and a drive by and a pull away - what you say? When you have the time
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2014 F30 320d M-Sport - Estoril Blue II
| Stock |
ex: 2010 E84 X1 xDrive23d X-Line - Black Sapphire Metallic
ex: 2000 E46 330i Steptronic - Titanium Silver
ex: 1990 E30 325i - Ice White

|Cape Town|
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#17
From behind, looks like a 335... well done bud!
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#18
MORE...


   

   

This is how the original box look Sad

NOT MY CAR, but got it off the web. but mine was the same

   

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#19
looks Great, Where did you get the boot spoiler from? hows the fitment?
Current:
2014 BMW F30 330d Msport - A/T - Alpine White
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86 - Black Sapphire Metallic


Previous:
1994 VW Golf Mk3 GTi -
2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 BMW E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T Alpine White
2006 BMW E86 Z4 3.0Si Coupe Black Sapphire Metallic  - Manual
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#20
It came with the car from the previous owner.
Its not OEM, but the fitment is great.

took it off to paint not to long ago, went back with sikaflex with no issues.

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