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      12-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #133
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WOW!! Look really nice!!
Congrats Alan!
Have no idea you parted out your E90 already.
How's everything?
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      12-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #134
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Damn Mark you are in Asia now?

Been a bad month for the car. Got a nice ding/dent on my door from someones shopping cart and i managed to curb my stock 351 wheel just before. I haven't curbed a wheel in like 10+ years and of course all this happens within the last week. Going to drop the car off at MAC to get it all sorted out plus get some other work done.

You got a M now? Nice!

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      12-29-2012, 01:25 AM   #135
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Damn Mark you are in Asia now?

Been a bad month for the car. Got a nice ding/dent on my door from someones shopping cart and i managed to curb my stock 351 wheel just before. I haven't curbed a wheel in like 10+ years and of course all this happens within the last week. Going to drop the car off at MAC to get it all sorted out plus get some other work done.

You got a M now? Nice!

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Yeah, I moved back to Taiwan on last September due to a family emergency.(Dad was deathly sick / at ICU)
I didn't even have time to say goodbye to you guys
Thank God everything is ok now.

Always enjoyable to see your photography
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      01-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #136
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You must be bored of all the praise, but I have to throw in my two cents also...nice mod work!

One question about the front bumper's lower mesh areas; are the mesh pieces painted a gloss or semi-gloss black? They look shiny, but not quite as shiny as the sport grilles. I like the look and am curious about whether it's paint, or just a good wash and wax.

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      01-16-2013, 01:49 AM   #137
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Alan, very nice clean ride. Definitely a neck break. When you dropped your car with the ACS springs, how much of a drop was it on the front and rear. Also with you installing rims, did it make your car look even lower or same height? Last question, how's the alignment issue? Any wear or tear or is there an aftermarket camber kit?

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Thanks guys

The lower mesh area is stock. I'm just ocd when it comes to my car so it just looks glossy from being squeaky clean lol.

The ACS springs dropped the car approx 1" both front and back. Its a noticable change as you could see in one of my pics where the car wasn't dropped yet. Wheels didn't really change how low or high the car looks. I have on my stock msport wheels now for the winter and the car just looks like a sports package car should look like.

No issue with alignment at all. Honestly i didn't even get it done after the spring install because of all the concerns about how some people having issues with the car pulling to one side. My car didn't pull at all so didn't want to mess with it. Plus its only a 1" drop so its not that big a difference.

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      01-24-2013, 04:06 AM   #139
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Since you did all those mods, are you still covered under warranty? And are you still able to go to dealer for servicing?
why wouldn't he? I bet the service guys love seeing his car. Who wouldn't? lol
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      01-24-2013, 04:23 AM   #140
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Car looks stunning Alan! I love that Nappa leather.
Me too. I've got a 550xi msport on hold at my dealer. The car is perfect for me except no nappa. I have a dog and she doesn't get along with nappa. I tried explaining to her how much I love black nappa leather but she doesn't seem to get it :-(

Alan - your car is stunning. Did Alex install that exhaust? It's perfect. I wish BMW used such strict tolerances lol

Did i mention how much i like Nappa? It's far and away the best bang for the buck of any single option. I would trade the entire stupid "executive package" for black nappa. Oh, well.

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Alan - One (two) more question(s) and I'll quit bothering you:

where did you have Wincos installed?

(and approx how much? ((i hope i'm not being to forward!)).

I have a good feeling that where you go is the best...

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      01-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #142
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Hey thanks for the compliments!

I love Nappa. It really gives the interior a 7 series look and feel with it. Def. more maintenance and less durable but it just looks so rich.

I had my exhaust done at a friends shop out in LI called forced fed engineering. Not a looker of a place but those guys do all types of metal fabrications so installing my exhaust was simple for them. I drove my car straight from the dealer to the shop lol

For the tint contact Lee Berbs - http://www.facebook.com/leeberbs

Me and my friends have been using him for years and he does exceptional work. Really nice guy too.

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^^ I recently swapped in those DDM Tuning 35watt 5000K kit with the error canceller and have been working flawlessly. One thing didn't seem right was that the light output although a lot brighter than the normal halogen bulbs, it didn't seem as bright as it should be. I ended up ordering a pair of 5000k Morimoto 3Five bulbs from TRFS - http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=4121
and the hid fogs are so much nicer now. The 5000k color is pure white just like the oem angel eye rings and now the lights shine out on the road better than ever. The bulbs the DDM tuning kit came with were also 5000K but had a blueish look to them. Highly recommend this setup! I'll try to snap a pic this week.

What i would recommend to order if you want a cheap hid kit that works on the F10...

DDM Tuning ballasts
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Hey Allan,

Cancelled the black. Decided on the space grey. Just came back from the dealership from a look. Beauty. Your pictures definitely helped seal the deal as well, so thanks. Ordered up a front lip.

I'm curious. The sound difference on your supersprint vs stock. I'd upgrade this, but my last exhaust upgrade experiment produced a very noticeable drone at a certain rpm that was annoying. You happy with this upgrade? Quiet enough on the highway, but nice sounding on the way up in rpms? I really don't want super loud annoying....
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^^ Glad i could help

Space grey has always been one of my favorite colors from BMW. Such a beautiful color.

Surprisingly SG is a rare color here in Msport trim. 95% of the Msports around me are white and the others are black.

As for the exhaust if you like it quiet and don't like drone i wouldn't get it. I think every exhaust for the N55 drones a bit. I know mine does at a very specific rpm range and I get around it by driving in sport mode all the time so that it keeps the revs above that point. A good alternative is to get the Bmw performance 550 style tips for your 535 so you have somewhat that quad look without any increase of noise.

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Love, love, LOVE this car!! Glad we could help put the icing on the cake for this one brotha - it looks fantastic, it really does.

Maybe for next season we change up the wheels to something different??
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^^ haha Thanks Andy

You haven't texted me in awhile with your top secret stuff......You know what to do

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You haven't texted me in awhile with your top secret stuff......You know what to do

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Car is so clean....perfect!
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When Morr makes you "poop your pants" you need to sell me your wheels!
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Hey Alan, have you clocked your 0-60 since you installed your JuiceBox? Curious to know the real impact....
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Never timed it but the JB was a significant upgrade to the cars acceleration. Def. worth the sub $600 price tag.

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Hey thanks for the compliments!

I love Nappa. It really gives the interior a 7 series look and feel with it. Def. more maintenance and less durable but it just looks so rich.

I had my exhaust done at a friends shop out in LI called forced fed engineering. Not a looker of a place but those guys do all types of metal fabrications so installing my exhaust was simple for them. I drove my car straight from the dealer to the shop lol

For the tint contact Lee Berbs - http://www.facebook.com/leeberbs

Me and my friends have been using him for years and he does exceptional work. Really nice guy too.

Alan

Lee wound up doing my tints. He's a sweetheart - thank you.
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Nice. He's going to be my tint guy as long as he's around. He's very meticulous at his work and like i said a very cool guy to just chat with while you are waiting.

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