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    1. Member SchnellFowVay's Avatar
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      07-01-2012 01:02 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      A suspension job isn't "easily removed." I don't think he did the work himself.
      It's pretty easily removed. $350 + 3 hours + alignment.

      Not to mention that if I ever decide to trade the car in, you can usually negotiate to have the dealership swap in the stock suspension as part of the deal (they prefer the car stock anyway).
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      07-01-2012 01:30 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 1Point8TDan View Post
      Next mod: window tint.

      Looks great!
      Thanks for not adding an s at the end of that four letter word.

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      07-01-2012 02:02 PM #28
      Looks good, now get some 20% tint all the way around and you'll be golden. (and have a less sweaty sack)
      I'll be in my bunk.

    4. 07-01-2012 02:29 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      What makes you think that it's leased?

      I purchased it in 2010 when BMW had 0.9% financing . . .
      Because you have spoken non-stop about 1-series leases. My apologies if I forgot it was your wife's car that was leased.
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      07-01-2012 02:31 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by muffintop View Post
      Looks good, now get some 20% tint all the way around and you'll be golden. (and have a less sweaty sack)
      Looks like a rental car if it doesn't have tint out here

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      07-01-2012 02:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Murderface View Post
      Came in expecting retarded looking car.

      Saw awesome looking car.

      Not sure if disappoint.
      Says the guy with a Boxster!
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      07-01-2012 02:50 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by muffintop View Post
      Looks good, now get some 20% tint all the way around and you'll be golden. (and have a less sweaty sack)
      I generally think tint looks ghetto. But it does have use in the Nevada desert.
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      07-01-2012 02:54 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      I generally think tint looks ghetto. But it does have use in the Nevada desert.
      It does. Don't do it.
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      07-01-2012 03:00 PM #34
      Brilliant. Absolutely love the exterior/interior color combo. Just wish you had the shiny window surrounds instead of the Shadowline ones. Would go great with the wheels, too.
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      07-01-2012 03:20 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      It does. Don't do it.
      Except nearly everyone out here has tint. The sun is WAY too hot in summer to not have tint.

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      07-01-2012 03:25 PM #36
      Definitely easy to remove. A few hours labor and an alignment. A good shop can do it quick and an experienced how mechanic can in the same amount of time. A set of coils and rear control arms in an Mk4 R32 takes me around 2.5 hours to finish. Granted I have done a dozen or so Mk4 suspensions but again, once you know what you are doing it is very simple.

      Sorry to thread jack.

      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      A suspension job isn't "easily removed." I don't think he did the work himself.

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      07-01-2012 04:46 PM #37
      Just edited the first page to add this:

      Both of my dSLR's are being serviced by Nikon currently, so all I currently have is a RAW-shooting P7100. So I couldn't use any filters, etc. That said, I got a few more shots of my car in the harsh sun. Also, I took a video of how horrible the N55 sounds with a downpipe (it sounds like a farm tractor). It's so bad I may go back to the stock downpipe. This is a known issue among N55 tuners.






      Here you will notice my screwed up front bumper, and the BMW Performance Shadowline kidney grills I installed (to replace the chrome-looking ones that came with the car).


      Crappy pic, but you can see the BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Lip. I normally hate unpainted carbon fiber, but I like this for some reason.


      Here's a crappy picture that illustrates my location. If you look closely, across the desert, you can see the LV Strip.


      Here is an old pic from a few months ago of my interior.



      And below is the video of my ****ting sounding tractor exhaust.
      And to the right, you can see my wife's 128i with the now-infamous navigation system of doom

      Last edited by SchnellFowVay; 07-01-2012 at 04:58 PM.
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      07-01-2012 04:53 PM #38
      That's cold start exhaust note though, right? It should be much more mellow after it's done with warm up mode.
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      07-01-2012 04:55 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      That's cold start exhaust note though, right? It should be much more mellow after it's done with warm up mode.
      That was a semi-cold start note. I had parked it for 20-30 minutes and then turned it back on.

      The car kind sounds like **** at idle, cold start or not. It's a well known issue with DP'ed N55's (and the N54's didn't sound a whole hell of a lot better).

      There are apparently a couple of companies trying to develope specific resonators for exhaust for the N55 to try to cut down on the tractor sound.
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      07-01-2012 05:40 PM #40
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      07-01-2012 05:56 PM #41
      Tint seems to be a hard split of lovers/haters. I've had vehicles with and without and I have always preferred it...just something about feeling "wrapped in" it better than exposed to the public.

      Which Nikons?
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      Now b/c of this im fkn paranoid about mines. For for theifs out there u better watch out... cuz im nockturnal....i dont go to sleep till 4am either.... and i bought a machette a ago... if i see u near my car im running out there and ima chop ur ass up.... real shiitt
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      07-01-2012 06:00 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by oh noes! cars! View Post
      Tint seems to be a hard split of lovers/haters. I've had vehicles with and without and I have always preferred it...just something about feeling "wrapped in" it better than exposed to the public.

      Which Nikons?
      D7000 & D40X.

      I use APS-C Cameras because the lenses are cheaper and am not a pro.

      They are in for service because I just took them on a multi-week trip through the Mediterranean. There is a dark spot on the sensor of the D7000, and the D40x's light sensor seems to be f'd up.

      I am hoping the D7000's problem will be covered by warranty. If the D40X cost more than $100 to fix, I will probably just trash the thing and pick up a D3200 as a second camera body.
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      07-01-2012 06:05 PM #43
      That looks great! I love red BMW interiors. Is the n55 supposed to be better than the n54?

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      07-01-2012 06:08 PM #44
      There must be some sweet tractors in your area ...

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      07-01-2012 06:27 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      That looks great! I love red BMW interiors. Is the n55 supposed to be better than the n54?
      This has been debated ad nauseum in the BMW forums. The bottom line is this:

      N54:
      -2 turbochargers
      -less reliable (more oil blow-by, etc.)
      -many forged internals (good thing)
      -more top-end power and torque, capable of about 10-12% more power than N55 on stock turbos
      -worse gas mileage

      N55:
      -single, twin-scroll turbocharger
      -reponds well to mods, and is generally cheaper to mod (only a single downpipe, etc.)
      -smoother and less lag than N54 (but less peak power)
      -fewer forged internals (not a big deal on stock turbocharger, but probably can't handle 500-600whp like modified N54's can do)
      -lighter weight
      -slightly better gas mileage
      -cheaper to repair (single turbocharger, fewer sensors, etc.)

      Hope that sums it up for you.
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      07-01-2012 07:52 PM #46
      Nice looking car--glad you didn't dump the hell out of it by lowering the suspension as far as it can go.

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      07-01-2012 08:45 PM #47
      I'm looking for another x35 now, and I'm not considering the N55 powered cars. The power just isn't there, and I have friends who have had fuel pump issues with the N55 also. I'd say most of the teething was done on the N54, which now is near parity with the N55 as far as reliability.
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      07-01-2012 09:23 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      I'm looking for another x35 now, and I'm not considering the N55 powered cars. The power just isn't there, and I have friends who have had fuel pump issues with the N55 also. I'd say most of the teething was done on the N54, which now is near parity with the N55 as far as reliability.
      N55 with tune and dp does about 360whp and 400wtq.

      The power is there, but it's no N54.
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      07-01-2012 10:00 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      N55 with tune and dp does about 360whp and 400wtq.

      The power is there, but it's no N54.
      I meant 340whp, not 360. Sorry.
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      07-01-2012 10:35 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      I meant 340whp, not 360. Sorry.
      No sweat. I think the N55 is a great motor, I'm just a bit more interested in 400+ whp with a little splash of E85
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