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      08-10-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

Hope all is well during these times for everyone, I wanted to finally take the time to share my short and simple build log. I got around to some photoshoots this weekend and more to follow along, but let's get started!

=====Mod List=====
- 20% Tints Front
- OEM Black Side Vents
- IND Black Kidney Grilles
- IND Black Chrome grille badge/rear badge
- IND BSM Painted Rear/Front Reflectors
- Super White 6000K Trunk lights
- Eisenmann exhaust (103mm tip)
- Custom Mud Flaps
- Oneight Custom headlights (black housing/demon/rgb/eyes)
- RKP Lip
- 3D Design Diffuser
- Performance Pedal Covers
- H&R Springs
- OEM ///M valve caps
- 15mm FC spacers
- Powder Coated Rims/Calipers
- Black roundels/center caps
- Custom steering wheel (ivory/heated/distronics)
- AutoTecknic Carbon Fiber Gear Selector Cover
- AutoTecknic Carbon Fiber Head Rest Cover
- BSM Painted AutoTecknic Paddle Shifters
- Ceramic idrive controller (7er)
- Xpel Wrap on headlights
- Ceramic Pro
- Bootmod3 Stage1 91 Tune
- Custom Manhart Decals Replica

=====Shoutouts=====
- SS Customs
- SVBimmers
- Supreme DetailWorks
- Alphawerks
- Oneighty
- Performance Technic
- IND Team
- RGSports
- LTMW


Built out a 2020 X3 M40i. The day of pickup, I decided...f*ck it, and picked up a loaded X3M. Black wasn't my first option, nor was white ivory interior, but I wanted all the options on it and Christmas was just around the corner

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So first thing's first, let's chrome delete:

- X3M Badge
- Black Kidney Grilles w/black chrome badge
- Black Side Vents

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I'm a huge fan of lights, so went ahead and added some 18 led license plate lights so I can better be identified :]

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Yah so definitely no on the BMW Stripes Owell changing them out!

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====br====

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Wait..but first let's load her up and go hunting!

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During Covid, the approval for the Vanity plates were expedited :]

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Powder coated the stock rims...something seems off..

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..Ahh the size! Updated to the stock 21 inches!

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After powder coating these black and figured since everyone and their mother has a black car..I wanted to try something different and rip a page from Manhart :] So let the replication process begin!

Big shoutout to Alphawerks! (photoshoot was also thanks to him)

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Decided to balance out the gold trims with gold calipers! Also dropped it on H&R Springs. Shoutout to SS Customs for the install!

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Alright time for some simple interior decorating..how about paint matched performance paddles?

Really really recommend the carbon fiber shifter as well. Mind the scratches as it was a pain in the ass to install

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I really needed something with more noise, the moment Eisenmann released their exhaust.. I absolutely needed it!



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Blacked out the emblems...but for some reason they look like buttons to me now..so either ill be changing them to offset with matte black or just go with the black edged ind ones

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Cool beans, I always wanted to work with OSS or Oneighty on custom headlights. Went with Oneighty on this as their design seemed much more OEM.

Blacked out the housing and added demon eyes. They change colors and strobe and all that good stuff..but let's be honest...Red FTW

Big shoutout to Performance Technic for this install as well as the Eisenmann exhaust too and their high quality photos

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Swapped out the idrive for chrome/ceramic pulled from 7ers.

Got the RKP Lip! Wrapped it! And the custom mudflaps..the oem ones never sat well with me, maybe they're too bulky or too matte


Below are pictures over the weekend. More will be coming along with rollers etc!

Was blessed to join the Norcal Meet and great to see other f97s rep!

There were plenty of people talking about wanting to make a switch over. Can't blame them right?

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Thanks for reading and following! Drive safe
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      08-10-2020, 02:09 PM   #2
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Solid build where did you got the lights for license plate?
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      08-10-2020, 02:13 PM   #3
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Solid build where did you got the lights for license plate?
Thanks!

Got them here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Error-Fr...-/332966453947
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      08-10-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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Awesome build log. The steering wheel will cause Bugatti Chiron to be more than envious. Nice!
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      08-10-2020, 04:46 PM   #5
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Awesome build log. The steering wheel will cause Bugatti Chiron to be more than envious. Nice!
hahha wow thank you so much!

I am very excited to have it installed :] It's en route now so hopefully soon!
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      08-10-2020, 05:45 PM   #6
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Enjoyed reading your timeline and seeing the great images!

Curious if your side 'vent' badges still have chrome lettering? If so, have you considered blacking those out (sorry, obligatory comment on how they should've come blacked-out OEM )?

Nice job, and thanks for sharing!
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Enjoyed reading your timeline and seeing the great images!

Curious if your side 'vent' badges still have chrome lettering? If so, have you considered blacking those out (sorry, obligatory comment on how they should've come blacked-out OEM )?

Nice job, and thanks for sharing!
Hey Max! Thanks a lot for reading :]

Yahh they do still have chrome lettering :[

I actually would very much be interested in doing black chrome! I feel like this still allows it to shine and of course showcase the badge itself.

The only caveat is I don't see myself wanting to get a new set of vents just for that :/

Thanks for the advice though!
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Hey Max! Thanks a lot for reading :]

Yahh they do still have chrome lettering :[

I actually would very much be interested in doing black chrome! I feel like this still allows it to shine and of course showcase the badge itself.

The only caveat is I don't see myself wanting to get a new set of vents just for that :/

Thanks for the advice though!
It takes less than 20 minutes and costs $9 -

https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...&postcount=559
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https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showp...&postcount=559
ahh haha thanks for the share, i'll definitely take a look!

Thanks!
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Very nice work, dhurng! Keep those new mods coming!
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Very nice work, dhurng! Keep those new mods coming!
Thanks as always Alex!

I figured I'd quickly take the chance to put my thread up before you dominate with your build 🤣
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Very nice work, dhurng! Keep those new mods coming!
Thanks as always Alex!

I figured I'd quickly take the chance to put my thread up before you dominate with your build 🤣
He will probably have that steering wheel by the end of the week
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Thanks as always Alex!

I figured I'd quickly take the chance to put my thread up before you dominate with your build 🤣
Man, I had a build thread and then abandoned it. I'll make a final thread with the finished build and then a second thread to discuss the performance.
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Very nice work, dhurng! Keep those new mods coming!
Thanks as always Alex!

I figured I'd quickly take the chance to put my thread up before you dominate with your build 🤣
He will probably have that steering wheel by the end of the week
Hahaha and many to select from

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Thanks as always Alex!

I figured I'd quickly take the chance to put my thread up before you dominate with your build 🤣
Man, I had a build thread and then abandoned it. I'll make a final thread with the finished build and then a second thread to discuss the performance.
Yahh honestly I'm not a fan of how the image/attachments are handled on this platform. But looking forward to it!
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He will probably have that steering wheel by the end of the week
Mike, I already have a different one. It doesn't have the heating function though (not that I need it here in FL).
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Figures, just teasing tho
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Just locked into the 3D design side skirts! AlexFL iir you were looking for some!

Also for those waiting on the RKP it seems they had 2 cases of COVID but by next week production will ramp up :]
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Just locked into the 3D design side skirts! AlexFL iir you were looking for some!

Also for those waiting on the RKP it seems they had 2 cases of COVID but by next week production will ramp up :]
Where did you buy them?
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Where did you buy them?
All the 3d design parts just came out on IND!
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All the 3d design parts just came out on IND!
Dude, buy the full set... Only 10k.
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