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      05-13-2017, 04:21 PM   #1
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Anzafin's F10 550i xDrive 2010

Hello fellow F10/11 people! My name is Antti and this is my first post here about my 2010 550i xdrive, sophisto grey, msport.

I bought the car a year and a half ago, and I've been doing some mods during the last winter. Here's the list:
- Z-Performance ZP2.1 - Liquid Metal (9,5x20 ET22 with 12mm spacers & 11x20 ET44)
- Hankook Ventus S1 EVO2 K117 (255/35R20 & 295/30R20)
- Style 343 replicas as winter wheels (9,5x19ET32 on every corner)
- Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 (255/40R19) studded winter tires
- H&R -35mm lowering springs
- OEM M5 front bumper
- OEM M5 kidneys (edges vinyl wrapped in shiny black)
- OEM M5 front fenders + aftermarket side grilles
- Self made front splitter
- Brake calipers painted in blue
- OEM M5 M-competition catback exhaust
- Rear diffuser
- Door handles vinyl wrapped in shiny black
- Rear spoiler

I wanted the M5 front end to get some wider wheels and/or lower offsets, not trying to be a wannabe-M5 . My ex-car was an E60 M5, and would have never sold it, but I drive my car through the whole year, and I wanted an xdrive for our winters in Finland.

Here's few pics. I can post pics of those mods as well (taken when they were built/installed). How do you like it?































Here's couple of sound clips with the M-competition catback exhaust:
http://vid469.photobucket.com/albums...428_173135.mp4
http://vid469.photobucket.com/albums...409_202403.mp4


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      05-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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She's Beautiful! Love the mods!
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Beautiful car! All the mods done are tasteful, dont mind the fenders and the rims look sweet!
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      05-13-2017, 08:34 PM   #4
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that's a beauty!
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      05-14-2017, 09:53 AM   #5
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Very nice 550i!
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      05-14-2017, 01:16 PM   #6
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      05-15-2017, 08:59 AM   #7
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I like what you did with the side vents by putting '550i' instead of 'M5' or leaving them blank. I might follow the same path one of these days.

Very good color.
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Fvcking gorgeous!!! love everything about it! very nice!
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      05-15-2017, 12:55 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your comments!

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      05-16-2017, 02:27 PM   #10
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Very nice, love the details.
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      05-16-2017, 04:31 PM   #11
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Nice mods, clean look. Welcome!
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      05-16-2017, 05:02 PM   #12
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How well does the adaptive cruise control work with that taped M5 grill?
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How well does the adaptive cruise control work with that taped M5 grill?
It's not taped, actually. I cut the plastic cover from the original msport grille and modified it into a M5 grille. Also, the ACC radar had to be moved 50mm (2") deeper to get the M5 bumper fit. The adaptive cruise control works perfectly.

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Thanks, looking to do the same thing, bumpers should be painted this week. Did you actually had to cut the M5 grill to fit OEM plate? I was planning to mount ACC unit behind the grill and put some custom plastic plate in the front of the unit.

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It's not taped, actually. I cut the plastic cover from the original msport grille and modified it into a M5 grille. Also, the ACC radar had to be moved 50mm (2") deeper to get the M5 bumper fit. The adaptive cruise control works perfectly.

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      05-17-2017, 08:18 AM   #15
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Thanks, looking to do the something, bumpers should be painted this week. Did you actually had to cut the M5 grill to fit OEM plate? I was planning to mount ACC unit behind the grill and put some custom plastic plate in the front of the unit.
I can post some pics later today . Just now a bit busy at work...
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      05-17-2017, 10:50 AM   #16
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Ok, here's few pics about how I fixed the ACC radar cover.

I cut it off from the msport grille and then made a hole for it in the M5 grille. I am not sure how well the radar could work through the grille mesh and the cover, so I cut off the mesh. The cover is fixed with cable ties.





There's actually quite a lot of work fitting the M5 front bumper into a non-M5, like...
- ACC radar re-locating
- cutting and removing different plastic parts behind the bumper (depending on a model)
- pedestrian protection system sensors re-fitting
- underpanels

Feel free to ask if there's anything you need to know about the conversion.

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      05-18-2017, 10:26 AM   #17
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^^^ wow great work, looks very clean! Thanks, will try it soon.
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      05-18-2017, 11:49 PM   #18
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Looks great! Hieno 😀
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      06-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #19
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you car looks great!

What caliper paint did you use, the finish looks very clean?

Did you use have to sand down the calipers quite allot?
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      06-13-2017, 07:25 AM   #21
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you car looks great!

What caliper paint did you use, the finish looks very clean?

Did you use have to sand down the calipers quite allot?
I used Foliatec 2-component paint. The calipers were only brushed clean with a steel brush attached to a drilling machine + brake caliper cleaner.

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Antti, any specific reason why you picked 550i diffuser over M5?
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