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Old 03-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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A day in the life of my 328i {VERY picture heavy}

i've decided to make a thread about the life my 328i has led with me. it's been a little over 3 and a half years and it's been a real blast. i'm going to do little talking and a lot of showing. hope you enjoy. for those of you who pretend to have never seen my car because of my sig, here's your chance

let's start on day 1:
this is the day i brought her home. well, my dad drove her home. i didn't even know how to drive stick at this point. at least not good enough to drive home from chicago. got her in very good condition with 82xxx miles one it from the original owner.






the first thing i did was add clear corners and side markers. i know that's not a big deal but these are some of my favorite pics of the car






soon after that i lowered the car on h&r springs and koni adjustable yellows. i've since done other modifications to the suspension but this was what set the modding bug





new ride height:


one of my favorite pictures to date.



then i added angel eyes




soon after, i got this little lady. i have since sold her but she was a fun project. very reliable too.


before:

after:


then came bimmerfest east of 2011.
me and my dad made the drive to aberdeen maryland. it was pretty freakin far but it was a fun time. the roads in Pennsylvania are to die for.







i actually won an award there which was sweet! even though it was "longest traveled to the show" i was happy. felt good to have my picture taken with my car





some kid decided he wanted to punch out my tail lights at school. so in the spirit of him being a dick, he bought me new tail lights. the LED ones i wanted since i got the car



in christmas of 2011 i got my smexy csl wheels. sportline csl's all weighing under 20 pounds with michelin PSS tires. i love them




then (probably out of order) i got my genuine bmw mtech 2 rear bumper. you'll see it later but here's it being mounted


during all of this, after i sold my 318is, i picked up an e30 vert. many of you know it as the car with the melons. yep, it's that car.
here's the day i picked it up


here they are all together the day before the 318is met it's new owner. i miss that car. it was good to me. i also love this picture.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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i recently got pretty into autocross. i did very well for my first season. i tied for first place in my class (ended up receiving second place) and received the rookie of the year award. i have 2 pretty beast plaques but i don't have pictures. maybe later
here's some pictures from those events.




and a couple videos



and finally we come to and end... for now. this is my car as is. i have a few mods i haven't mentioned. and i have done A LOT of maintenance and work on it. of course, you guys don't want to see that. i hope you've enjoyed this little window into the life of my 328i. i've had quite a bit of fun with this car and have learned a lot on the way. here's some current pics. let me know what you think!



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Old 03-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Looks good great progress!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Love the mtechII rear. Great progress.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #6
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:13 AM   #7
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Looking good I like your ride height, although it is a bit low for my tastes...is that the H&R race springs? And man those are some light wheels compared to my VMR's, might have to get new wheels haha. And that one pic with the body roll, do your tires rub when you track it? Oh and needs Mtech II front
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:27 AM   #8
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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Looks great.. Glad you put back the ambers in the front looks so much better
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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very clean 328.

i like it a lot.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #13
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looks great! I need a mtech ll rear. And congrats on all the medals
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #14
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that is one clean car man, nice work
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #15
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Very well done, man! It looks great
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #16
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #17
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Nice! I love the way you mod your car.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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looks great man, what are the specs on the CSL Wheels?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #20
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nice car sir. which angel eyes did you go with?
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