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Old 05-18-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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jBaik's Steel Blue 328i

Bought an auto 328i steel blue back in Jan, and have done a few mods here and there. While owning her I have also done vanos seals, fuel filter, pvc valve, cooling system, installed an aFe prodry S, ac compressor, and a transmission service. I'll do some more mods but only once the time and money are freely available.
A lot of these are just photos from my iphone. once i get a chance this summer I plan to do a photoshoot.

This is how she looked the day after I bought her.


Had to redo the tint

Redid the interior following DIY here and some gauge rings




Installed smoked corners, depo 46 with orion v4s


Smoked EE led tails

Style 197 rims


How she looks today


Next up, is probably a h&r cup kit, but that all depends on if ill need to do a fender rolling or not. And maybe a new steering wheel, but feeling a bit iffy about not having a definitive answer about going from a stage 1 to a stage 2 airbag system.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:52 AM   #2
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Car looks great nice steel blue
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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Mtech and a drop would look great on your car, I like the rims.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Car looks great nice steel blue
Thanks! I saw your build thread. Amazing work!



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Mtech and a drop would look great on your car, I like the rims.
I've contemplating getting the mtech bumper for the front and the rear, since there is some damage to the rear bumper paint. What's holding me back from that is that it would drive me insane seeing the slight variation in color because of aging thus forcing me to paint the whole car lol.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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Your car looks great! I can't wait to start working so I can work with my 328.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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Great start looks good!
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Nice wheel choice! I vote for a front lip and a drop next
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Thanks man I'm trying my best!
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Nice wheel choice! I vote for a front lip and a drop next
I'm currently working on getting parts together for a sport suspension set up from the non sport that is on there now. I've searched and looked all around and I have come to the conclusion that anything lower than sport suspension would require massive fender work. I've thought about a lip, but with all the steep drive ways and hills I drive on it wouldn't even be a possibility. I already have issues driving into my girlfriends driveway. I had a rental buick regal and pulling out of the driveway I scraped the muffler and whatever else lol.

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Thank you good sir! Not sure how much more I will do other than a small drop, maybe a repainted rear bumper, black kidney grills, maybe an exhaust, and maybe new interior trim or wrap them a few have bubbling, and new a pillars. I suppose that's a fair amount lol.
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