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      03-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Update of my 2011 F10 530d xDrive with ACS lowering and 12mm spacers in the back.







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      03-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Next mod: BMW M Performance carbon front splitter and side sill attachment.
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very nice, do you need longer bolts when you have 12mm spacers.
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Yes, bolts are longer.
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Nice, those wheels and the 312's are my favorite BMW setup.
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Looks really good. Love those wheels. Congrats
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Looks good with the spacers.

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How do you feel the ride after the ACS drop?
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I don't feel much difference after lowering. Comfort is still perfect.
There is just 1 little issue: I have adaptive drive with dynamic damping control. In 'comfort' the rear suspension bounces a little bit when you drive fast over speed bumps. That's why i never drive in 'comfort' modus. The perfect modus is 'sport'.
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That looks great!

I'll be doing the same ACS springs this week...can't wait
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Perfect setup, I'm a little biased though
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Yes, that's right. The only thing your car still needs are spacers in the back.
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Start next year i'm going to 'wrap' my car in the colour 'Frozen grey'.
I know 2 different brands: 3M and Hexis.
Or do i have to take plastidip?

Which should i take?

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I also want some M Performance parts: Black grill, carbon splitter, carbon mirror caps and carbon diffusor.



I can als go for the ACS front splitter and wrap my mirror caps. ACS don't have diffusor for 530d with only 2 exhaust tips on 1 side.
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Yes, bolts are longer.
Good to know. I bought 10 mm spacers for my M3 but never got around to finding out who would do longer wheel bolts/studs. BMW didn't have them available as they don't (or didn't then) recommend spacers as they felt it placed undue stress on the studs themselves. Probably some numbnut who was so anti-anything-not-OEM. Sooo ... did you get the studs from a tuning company or somewhere else?

BTW, I'm luvvin the look of your ride.
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Actually, i bought these spacers and bolts from a friend who sold his F11 535d. I can ask him.
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I bought the H&R 12mm spacers and they came with the correct size bolts, longer than the OEM ones.
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One of our members on autoforum.be is a professional car detailer and wrapper. See here some pics of an M3 wrapped in Hexis Frozen Grey. He's not cheap, but does a perfect job.

What do you guys think of this result?





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Frozen grey IMO works fine for the e92 but not for the F10. I'd love to see the result though.

You'll have to ditch the 356s as well.
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