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      10-24-2020, 12:37 AM   #1
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Good evening ladies and gentleman, I want to formally introduce my build here on the forums as I feel like might have reached its final stages. If you haven't been following my random posts, let me give you a little back story of my journey. On the last day of March 2020 i was diagnosed Covid positive with mild flu like symptoms, and by April 6th i was admitted into the hospital and basically was on the brink of being a causality of this nasty pandemic. Luckily I survived and I am here grateful to share with you my build! I was sad to say goodbye to my MY15 Space Grey F15, but man was i excited to get into my first ever M car!


[img]https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/attac...8;d=1603514756[/img]
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Decent trade in value, a great discount off MSRP and $6500 of BMW incentives = a deal I can not refuse. I was now the proud owner of a MY20 Alpine White with black/beige interior F97 Comp package. I said to myself it's great the way it is, but who am I really kidding. Thanks to great forum sponsors like r33_RGSport IND-Distribution as well as a personal friend of mine who isn't a listed vendor here on the forums, Nelson at hard park pro. The mods were flowing in, first thing on hand were a set of Vossen wheels (HF-5) in anthracite, and a set of MSS height adjustable springs to lower the car as well as helping with the "harsh" ride. As well as 5% Llumar ceramic tint all around and Air 80 on the front windshield.
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Then as time progressed, r33_RGSport kept posting pics of upcoming front lips that were about to be released and I pulled the trigger on the RKP lip. I am glad I did as the build quality is amazing as well as wrapping around the whole front of the bumper.
[img]https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/attac...8;d=1603514866[/img]
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As I thought I was pretty much done after this, my wallet was screaming at me. Unfortunately a great forum member Mr. jsnkim happens to live close by and I got to hear first hand how wonderful the Akrapovic exhaust sounds. So a couple of dollars later I have an axel back Akra installed on my car.
[img]https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/attac...8;d=1603514866[/img]

I also have a set of low dust pads from r33_RGSport which are working out PERFECTLY! No more squeaking and my wheels still look clean after driving for a week or two. Here are a couple of pics of the car as it is now, until the next mod!
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      10-24-2020, 12:58 AM   #2
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Wow...top notch build Al. I wouldn’t change anything.

This goes to show you can take some of life’s misfortunes and turn it into something positive.

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      10-24-2020, 02:44 AM   #3
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Wow, I bet the new ride felt extra good after recovering from COVID, yikes! Bought my Car in June out of state but didn't see it till this month. Whole time crossing my fingers "plz don't let me get sick before I get a chance to experience my first M..."

Your car looks great and glad you recovered. My vossens shipped to Portland in 5 days, but got lost in a massive freight backup caused by local wildfires. Three weeks later and so far only one rim has been delivered. What a year...
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      10-24-2020, 06:32 AM   #4
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Wow that's got to be one of the lowest f97s I've seen
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      10-24-2020, 09:29 AM   #5
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Incredible build.

Makes me want to swap out my stock wheels and buy an Akra 😂
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      10-24-2020, 10:06 AM   #6
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Good build aw305 .

With that many mentions of me, you just re-gained your loyalty discount.

Looks really good.
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      10-24-2020, 10:11 AM   #7
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You've got an awesome ride and keep taking beautiful pictures.
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      10-24-2020, 10:43 AM   #8
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Good build aw305 .

With that many mentions of me, you just re-gained your loyalty discount.

Looks really good.
Nice! So can you sponsor me with a 3d rear diffuser 😉
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      10-24-2020, 10:44 AM   #9
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You've got an awesome ride and keep taking beautiful pictures.
Thanks man! I'll keep shooting!
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      10-24-2020, 10:47 AM   #10
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Good build aw305 .

With that many mentions of me, you just re-gained your loyalty discount.

Looks really good.
Nice! So can you sponsor me with a 3d rear diffuser 😉
3rd diffuser? You barely on 1st.
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      10-24-2020, 12:46 PM   #11
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Looks great! Are you gonna go with a specific tune or keep it stock
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      10-24-2020, 12:48 PM   #12
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Looks great! Are you gonna go with a specific tune or keep it stock
No tune as of yet. Need my warranty. But if im brave enough I'll do down pipes and BM3 OTS tune.
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      10-24-2020, 12:58 PM   #13
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Beautiful car and perfect photos, AW! Do you want to make a list of your mods? So far I can tell from the pics, you have (modified list):
1) RKP front lip
2) MSS lowering springs
3) Vossen HF-5 wheels and 265/295 tires
4) Akrapovic axle back exhaust
5) IND painted reflectors
6) Tinted windows
7) Detailing and graphene coating

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      10-24-2020, 01:01 PM   #14
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Beautiful car and perfect photos, AW! Do you want to make a list of your mods? So far I can tell from the pics, you have:
1) RKP front lip
2) MSS(?) lowering springs
3) Vossen HF-5 wheels and 265/295 tires
4) Akrapovic axle back (?) exhaust
5) IND painted reflectors

More mods?
Sounds like everything except 12mm spacers for the stock wheel winter setup, the tints like I mentioned before, and if you want to include my detailing and graphene coating to the list of mods
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      10-24-2020, 01:36 PM   #15
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Build looks really good bro!! Build is coming along nicely.

If I can ask is that the stock front plate holder?

I just got my custom plates and like you I went with BMW club of America, I zip tied the front plate for now.
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      10-24-2020, 02:18 PM   #16
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Congratulations again on a great build, aw305, and thanks for sharing all of your amazing images.
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      10-24-2020, 02:20 PM   #17
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Build looks really good bro!! Build is coming along nicely.

If I can ask is that the stock front plate holder?

I just got my custom plates and like you I went with BMW club of America, I zip tied the front plate for now.
I actually have the plate velcro on to the bumper using the ez pass strong velcro
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I actually have the plate velcro on to the bumper using the ez pass strong velcro
Oh wow and your able to drive around like that and it doesn’t come off?
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Al,
that's beautiful build article - i should took photo mine as well since beginning..

also thanks for mention about me as well just had felt to pumping you getting goodies lol

i hope to see your small change soon..
you can't never stop that's why this is "M" & born to "M"od
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      10-24-2020, 07:49 PM   #20
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Very nice!

Got the hf5 anthracite on order
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Sick setup! Nothing like a tasteful build with quality photos too. Sony gang
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