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      08-29-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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AMTF10's AW 535i Build

Hey all,

I've been on the boards for a little while now since my E90 days, but have yet to do a proper build/introduction. I purchased my F10 in October 2016 and have loved every minute of it since. My build methodology was something that was aggressive, yet classy, both in aesthetics and drivability.

I'll be doing multiple posts showing my progression of the car till where it sits now. The current list of mods as of now are:

COSMETIC
-Vorsteiner VFF-102's in Carbon Graphite - 20x9 20x10.5 wrapped in Sumitomo HTR-Z III rubber
-Arkym style gloss black front lip
-Vorsteiner style gloss black M5 diffuser
-Side skirt extensions in gloss black
-Alpine white front/rear matched reflectors
-High kick gloss black trunk spoiler
-535i gloss black badging
-Cyba gloss black 3.5" slip on exhaust tips
-Dual slat gloss black grill
-Mirror caps wrapped in Avery gloss black
-20% 3M ceramic tint
-Smoked gloss black LED side markers
-Miromoto 5K HID fog lights
-LED cornering, license plate, reverse, and footwell lights
-Misc. coding

PERFORMANCE
-Burger Tuning Stage 2 JB4 w/ flex fuel wires & Bluetooth dongle
-VRSF 3.5" catless downpipe
-Vibrant 1790 high flow resonators
-OEM M5 mufflers

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      08-30-2017, 12:01 AM   #2
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The first day I got her. Stock as stock can be. Already came with BMW Performance grills from the factory.


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Within a month I had put on M5 mufflers, OEM M5 diffuser, high kick alpine white spoiler, dual slat grills, color matched front reflectors, and HID fog lights





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Over the next few months I added Cyba tips, a Hamann lip, and side skirt extensions.





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Then things got a little more serious...also switched up the diffuser and rear spoiler along with swapping out color matched rear reflectors. At this point the JB4, vibrant resonators, and catless downpipe are all installed as well.







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And finally, how she sits now, swapped out the Hamann lip for an Arkym one. I think I'll have a custom front splitter made for the Arkym lip along with potentially a rear splitter for under the diffuser. Also debating going with bootmod3 versus the JB4.
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Sub'd! Love the build!

so i'm going to pick your brain since we both have 535's lol! so next year i'll be looking into the performance side of things. really want to do the DP first. what made you decide on the VRSF 3.5" catless downpipe vs catted vs the other DP's for our car? can you smell the gas fumes from inside the cabin. did you have the Burger tuning before or after the DP? is it that much more of a difference in power? did you install it yourself or did you pay someone to do it and how much?

and last question is what made you decide on the Burger Tuning Stage 2 JB4 out of all the tunes available. sorry for the millions of questions but i'm just doing my research to see what's best for me.
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Sub'd! Love the build!

so i'm going to pick your brain since we both have 535's lol! so next year i'll be looking into the performance side of things. really want to do the DP first. what made you decide on the VRSF 3.5" catless downpipe vs catted vs the other DP's for our car? can you smell the gas fumes from inside the cabin. did you have the Burger tuning before or after the DP? is it that much more of a difference in power? did you install it yourself or did you pay someone to do it and how much?

and last question is what made you decide on the Burger Tuning Stage 2 JB4 out of all the tunes available. sorry for the millions of questions but i'm just doing my research to see what's best for me.
Downpipe made a huge difference in how quickly the turbo spooled up when you got on the throttle. JB4 has been great and made a big difference as well. The ability to run E85 and monitor logs all on the fly is fantastic. I would highly recommend running both together. VRSF had a black Friday sale and their pricing was pretty good. I could smell the fumes at first but either I got used to it or it dissipated. I added vibrant resonators to reduce the rasp so those may have had an effect on reducing the cabin smell. My gf didn't notice anything so I guess I'm good. I had an exhaust shop put it in. Should run you about $150 to do.
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Really nice build, good job
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looking good AMTF10
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Looks great!
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Just saw you roll into Bay Cities. Ride looks good bruh!
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Just saw you roll into Bay Cities. Ride looks good bruh!
Thanks man! I need to get my brakes done like yours.
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Thanks man! I need to get my brakes done like yours.
I was tempted to ask you if we could get our cars together for a quick photo, but my wife shot me down. haha
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Thanks man! I need to get my brakes done like yours.
I was tempted to ask you if we could get our cars together for a quick photo, but my wife shot me down. haha
Haha! I would've been down. Next time when the wife isn't around.
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Haha! I would've been down. Next time when the wife isn't around.
We're both on the Westside I think (I'm in Playa Vista). Let's definitely meetup on a weekend for some quick photos!
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Haha! I would've been down. Next time when the wife isn't around.
We're both on the Westside I think (I'm in Playa Vista). Let's definitely meetup on a weekend for some quick photos!
I'm in Brentwood so we're close. Got any good spots? I've actually been looking for a professional photographer to get a proper shoot.

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