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      01-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Cool 535i Mods - M Performance Exhaust, CF Spoiler, Retrofit Rear Camera, LED DRLs

I have recently added some mods to my 2013 BMW F10 535i

Current mods:

BMW ///M Performance Exhaust
Carbon Fiber Spoiler
LED Daytime Running Lights
Retrofit Rear Camera
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I am told that the exhaust needs a break-in period and will get louder after 1k miles..I will update this thread if I notice a difference after a while..








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      01-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Very nice. Have u noticed any performance gains from the exhaust? The light look real cool.
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      01-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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What daytime running lights did you use?
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      01-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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i like the sound. missing my m5
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      01-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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any drone?
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      01-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #6
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Very nice. Have u noticed any performance gains from the exhaust? The light look real cool.
Thanks! BMW did not mention any performance gains with this exhaust but I did notice some mid range torque as previously it took the car some effort to push from 60-100km range..they did my first oil change also (was due at 10,000km but they did it at 8,300km) so not sure if new oil has improved anything

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What daytime running lights did you use?
These are OEM DRLs that you often find displayed on the service advisor desk..BMW offered me these for my old E60 also but then I rejected as I thought it would look too Audi'ish

I got the DRLs and a leather key case complimentary on the whole package

F10 retrofit DRLs
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...89&hg=63&fg=95

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i like the sound. missing my m5
my previous car was a 2009 ML63 AMG and I really missed the performance and sound when I got the 535i..cant really add a lot of power but this exhaust really gave my smile back which went away with the AMG

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any drone?
no drone!

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      01-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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Very cool car! Nice mod
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      01-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #8
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HI the backup camera did u retrofit that in at the dealer and how do that work as my came without so there is no camera button on the center console to engage the camera?

Or it just comes on when u put the car in reverse?

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      01-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #9
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Very cool car! Nice mod
Thanks!

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HI the backup camera did u retrofit that in at the dealer and how do that work as my came without so there is no camera button on the center console to engage the camera?

Or it just comes on when u put the car in reverse?

Cheers S.
Yes, I did the retrofit at my dealer. The camera is automatically engaged with the reverse gear and also you can use the PDC button to manually activate it.
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Awesome cheers for reply!
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great mods! wut's next?
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      01-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #12
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great mods! wut's next?
already told my service advisor to contact me as soon as BMW announces ECU performance upgrades..don't want to mess up warranty by flashing a non-approved upgrade

since the car is imperial blue, I am not sure how carbon fiber mirrors or front grill would look so want to look at something similar before I do it..

I am still holding myself from doing too many mods at once as I have a habit of changing cars very often plus I don't want to "rice" it up with unnecessary mods..if I keep it for more than 6 months then I will definitely get new wheels and tyres
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      01-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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The local dealers here are telling me they can't retrofit the camera. It has to come as an ordered option. Has any one else been told this in the USA?
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The local dealers here are telling me they can't retrofit the camera. It has to come as an ordered option. Has any one else been told this in the USA?
I was told the same by two SA's at nearby dealerships. I've asked the parts guy at the dealership which I trust, and he said that he'd help me to find out what parts I need, but he has no idea whether the system will work without changes to the iDrive system software to enable the video signal's display.
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I have Professional NAV and successfully got a retrofit reverse camera..it automatically engaged with the reverse gear and I can also manually enable it by pressing the Parking Sensor button

Regarding coding, the dealer said they only had to enable a single option which enabled the camera!

Retrofit part numbers and cost (taken from my invoice) is as below:

Part # 66212181317 Retrofit kitRA $872
Part # 66539282420 Control Unit $588
Installation $440

Grand Total $1900
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good look!!!

The grill air invention door will be closed when the engine is just started and will be opened after the engine is warm enough! right?

But how about the rectangle air invention door that below the grill. I never it is opened!
Any brother know that when it is opened???
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update to my mods..

I have installed CF side mirror covers, tinted the car and also installed a CF vinyl eye-brow to make the headlights a little slimmer. I already CF wrapper the fog lamps after installing DRLs and don't use them anymore and the car looks much cleaner this way.

Here is the car with new mods..no lights..day time running lights and headlights on..I think this is the best the F10 can look without putting any bodykits.

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