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      01-19-2020, 11:22 PM   #1
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As you guys may know, late October 2019, I took delivery of 2020 BMW F97 X3M Competition in Donington Grey with Sakhir Orange Interior.

Within a week, I have RaceChip GTS Black installed and HRE P101SC in Brushed Bronze wrapped in Toyo Tires Proxes Sport.
It was all done for RaceChip's SEMA 2019 Booth.

Loved the car since I saw it in person at Bimmerfest 2019 in May.
Test drove 3-4 of them during ///M Town and local dealership.

While color combination wise, I fell in love with Donington Grey Metallic since the first time I was it on F85 X5M. It is the best color after Toronto Red.
I was debating so hard between the two, but since I am going to have Sakhir Orange interior, I can't have bright interior with bright exterior.
So, Donington Grey Metallic / Sakhir Orang it is.

Close to 90 days later, another 100+ hp on top of the stock and 2400 miles on the clock.
It still gives me a big smile everytime I drive it.

Here is detail of my car with the mods up to today.

2020 BMW F97 X3M Competition in Donington Grey Metallic exterior / Sakhir Orang interior.
Mods:
- RaceChip GTS Black with App
- HRE_Wheels HRE P101SC in Brushed Bronze - 21x9.5 / 21x11
- Toyo Tires Proxes Sport - 255/40-21 / 295/35-21
- BavSound StageOne and GhostWoofer speaker upgrade
- Evolution Racewerks Catless Primary Downpipe
- AutoTecknic Dry Carbon Paddle Shifter
- AutoTecknic Carbon Fiber / Alcantara Steering Wheel Trim
- AutoTecknic Carbon Fiber Gear Shifter Trim
- RG Sport Painted Front Bumper Reflector
- Charcoal filter delete
- ASD Unplugged
- Coding

Anyway, enough with rambling, here are the specs, pictures and enjoy.

Delivery day.
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Straight to HRE Wheels for wheel measurement.

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First mod before the wheels are ready.
H&R Spacer 12mm on Passenger side.
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H&R Spacer 15mm on Driver side.
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HRE Wheels to Stock 21" weight comparison.
Stock Front with Continental - 64.5LBS
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Stock Rear with Continental - 68.5LBS
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HRE P101SC Front with Toyo Proxes Sport - 52LBS
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HRE P101SC Rear with Toyo Proxes Sport - 60.4LBS
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SEMA Show 2019
- Prep Day
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- At the Show
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AutoTecknic Dry Carbon Paddle Shifter with Carbon Fiber / Alcantara Steering Wheel Trim.
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AutoTecknic Carbon Fiber Gear Shifter Trim
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Dyno Session #1 - RaceChip GTS Black at Map 7 on California 91RON Gas.
Result is 510whp/500wtq on Mustang Dyno. Estimated 619hp at the crank.




Stock exhaust video with RaceChip GTS Black at map 7.




Stock exhaust with Prototype Evolution Racewerks Catless Primary downpipe and RaceChip GTS Black at map 7.




Next mod in line:
- Suspension - Waiting on H&R or Eibach or KW Suspension or MSS
- Exhaust - Remus RemusUSA or Akrapovic
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0-60,1/4 times? Dragy?

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How noticeable was the reduction in unsprung weight?
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Thanks.

I only have dyno result.
I don't have open backroad that I can run 1/4 safely.
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How noticeable was the reduction in I spring weight?
Hard to tell since I didn't put a lot of miles on stock wheels.
Only 1 week on stock wheels.
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Hard to tell since I didn't put a lot of miles on stock wheels.
Only 1 week on stock wheels.
Any news on the Remus or Akrapovic?
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Any news on the Remus or Akrapovic?
Nothing. Still waiting on them.
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Great thread and a great build!
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Wow what an amazing build so far! Incredible! The wheels and tires give the car such an aggressive perfect stance! Really got me thinking! Nicely done man. Can't wait to see more down the line.
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Thanks.

I only have dyno result.
I don't have open backroad that I can run 1/4 safely.
Even a 0-60 would be nice. I see the dyno now, 56 whp, not bad.
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Originally Posted by r33_RGSport View Post
As you guys may know, late October 2019, I took delivery of a 2020 BMW F97 X3M Competition in Donington Grey with Sakhir Orange Interior. ... It still gives me a big smile everytime I drive it.

Here is detail of my car with the mods up to today. ...

HRE Wheels to Stock 21" weight comparison:
Stock Front with Continental - 64.5LBS
Stock Rear with Continental - 68.5LBS
HRE P101SC Front with Toyo Proxes Sport - 52LBS
HRE P101SC Rear with Toyo Proxes Sport - 60.4LBS ...
Thanks for compiling your changes, r33. A great build - no wonder you're having fun with it!

So that's 41.2 lbs unsprung weight removed - I bet that modification alone should allow noticeable performance improvement. Doubt anybody will analyze 'before and after' 1/4 mile or track data, but would be interesting to see. Thanks again!
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Great thread and a great build!
Thank you.

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Wow what an amazing build so far! Incredible! The wheels and tires give the car such an aggressive perfect stance! Really got me thinking! Nicely done man. Can't wait to see more down the line.
Thank you.

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Even a 0-60 would be nice. I see the dyno now, 56 whp, not bad.
I'll try to do it.

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Thanks for compiling your changes, r33. A great build - no wonder you're having fun with it!

So that's 41.2 lbs unsprung weight removed - I bet that modification alone should allow noticeable performance improvement. Doubt anybody will analyze 'before and after' 1/4 mile or track data, but would be interesting to see. Thanks again!
Thank you.
I will try to put something together.
Just wish me not getting pulled over, haha.
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Looks great, makes me want to start changing bits. Love the wheel trim
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Yes, the car looks absolutely lovely! Even those decals look good (usually not a friend of stickers and decals. It also shows how important the wheels are for the overall appearance. Did you use spacers? I want to put 265 in the front and 285 in the rear, will I need spacers?
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Yes, the car looks absolutely lovely! Even those decals look good (usually not a friend of stickers and decals. It also shows how important the wheels are for the overall appearance. Did you use spacers? I want to put 265 in the front and 285 in the rear, will I need spacers?
No spacers. Wheels cut to the spec.
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Looks great!

I like the wrapped support bars behind the grill - wonder how that would look in //M colors?
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Thanks.

I only have dyno result.
I don't have open backroad that I can run 1/4 safely.
Even a 0-60 would be nice. I see the dyno now, 56 whp, not bad.
Here, I manage to do 1 run 0-60 for you.
Ground a little wet due to tons of morning mist.
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Here, I manage to do 1 run 0-60 for you.
Ground a little wet due to tons of morning mist.
Thanks.
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Nicely done

Love it
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Great color combo Ben!
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The car looks awesome and performs great, but it sounds like crap. I hope your exhaust wakes it up.
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