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Old 6th October 2010, 08:01   #46
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exterior mods

front bumper performance splitter - check
brakes painted yellow - check
m3 trunk spoiler - in shipping
m3 matte black front grill - in shipping
shopping for 18" wheels - not completed :(
black roof - not completed

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Old 23rd October 2010, 09:16   #47
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Ok guys updates pics.. I hope you like the new look.

I am getting the m3 rep wheels 18" and will be doing lowering, 1.5 inch overall drop.
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That's a really nice looking 320 there! I like the new front bumpers...adds to the overall sportiness. Nice job with the black roof. You got it painted or is it a sticker? Have you got the new wheels?
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looks nice... is the roof painted or its a tape?
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That's a really nice looking 320 there! I like the new front bumpers...adds to the overall sportiness. Nice job with the black roof. You got it painted or is it a sticker? Have you got the new wheels?
Thanks bull.

It is a sticker. Now removed. Would be looking for cf vinyl.

I have found the perfect wheels but now its all about budget..

M3 replicas with 265/35/18 and 235/40/18 Yoko rubber.IMAG0582.jpg

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looks nice... is the roof painted or its a tape?
Tape in single piece.
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Thanks bull.

It is a sticker. Now removed. Would be looking for cf vinyl.

I have found the perfect wheels but now its all about budget..

M3 replicas with 265/35/18 and 235/40/18 Yoko rubber.IMAG0582.jpg



Tape in single piece.
Good mod job done.
But, I wouldn't go for these replicas. Get some branded wheels may be something like Breyton than are designed just for the Beemers. These are one of the lightest forged wheels with 18" weighing just about 20lbs. The advantage, weight would not hamper the steering and the ride but low profile tyres will to some extent. Going with replicas which will be much heavier and would not suggest at all on one of the best drivers car.
265/35 tyre is going to way out of the overall diameter measures. I would suggest you stick close to it. 225/40/18 Ideally will work the closest and best. However your ride is gonna be stiff and bumpy.
Below is just one of their wheels.
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Do you know of any breyton seller in india?

if you check some international sites.. 265/35/18 works good on e90 bmw's. profile is slightly bigger though.
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Please dont get those M3 replicas. If at all you want 18s go for BBS rims. They will look by far the best on your car. And 265 will slow your car down bigtime. 225 like invinsible mentioned will be perfect.
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Do you know of any breyton seller in india?

if you check some international sites.. 265/35/18 works good on e90 bmw's. profile is slightly bigger though.
It's not that one size of tyre spec works the same on every engine spec on the 3series. On 320d the spec that you mentioned higher than overall wheel diameter that needs to be. I suggest you research on this before deciding it. There could be speedo errors, mileage drop and other related issues with tyre spec you opting to go for.

You could mail breyton and import the wheels directly from them.
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Congratulations taran!

The blacked out grill looks great. Have you lowered the body yet? How much is the ground clearance now?
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Please dont get those M3 replicas. If at all you want 18s go for BBS rims. They will look by far the best on your car. And 265 will slow your car down bigtime. 225 like invinsible mentioned will be perfect.
Hi thanks for the advice I will look on this.

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It's not that one size of tyre spec works the same on every engine spec on the 3series. On 320d the spec that you mentioned higher than overall wheel diameter that needs to be. I suggest you research on this before deciding it. There could be speedo errors, mileage drop and other related issues with tyre spec you opting to go for.

You could mail breyton and import the wheels directly from them.
Definitely...I dont wanna get stuck with wrong tires.

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Congratulations taran!

The blacked out grill looks great. Have you lowered the body yet? How much is the ground clearance now?
Thanks.. The grill was imported and installed myself. No the body hasnt been lowered yet.
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short review time now.

The lil monster 3-er has done almost 15,000 km. It has been to the workshop for 4 times since July 2010.

1. Factory alignment issue, tires worn badly at 1800 km.
2. Front brake sensor malfunction.
3. Oil cum filter change at 8000 km. Costing 11,500 rs.
4. Horn replacement.

Now yesterday another problem cropped up... rear brake sensor malfunction.

Last time they kept it for 3 days to fix this issue... If the same happens this time they gonna get their windows smashed lol.

She is still blast to drive.. I have been learning to drive with the Semi Auto gears and the response is fantastic. Top speed achieved remains to be 222. Fuel consumption is around 6-8. However if I drive her like I stole it.. mileage nears 5-ish.

Tires totally worn out. rear tires wear out very quickly so I have rotated them 4 times, so that I have even wear.

The stock audio is better that any other stock audio I have heard.. guess I havent heard much of them.

Lights are poor on highway and I do get blinded from oncoming traffic, so I dont drive her in night on highways.

Breaks are awesome and still inspire much confidence with worn out tyres. Break squeal is there on low speeds.

DTC works perfect and never let me out of control.. very important active safety feature..

She gets a lot of swirl marks from home washes, any ways to fix that guys?

She sometimes runs into half engine power which then gets sorted out by itself.. seems its due to emission issues..

The exhaust has a very sweet note if you rev to max in parked position...

Overall I would recommend this car .. BMW 3-er CE to anyone looking for a sporty sedan in 25 Lakh range.

BMW makes me smile everytime I look at it.
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short review time now.

The lil monster 3-er has done almost 15,000 km. It has been to the workshop for 4 times since July 2010.

1. Factory alignment issue, tires worn badly at 1800 km.
2. Front brake sensor malfunction.
3. Oil cum filter change at 8000 km. Costing 11,500 rs.
4. Horn replacement.

Now yesterday another problem cropped up... rear brake sensor malfunction.

Last time they kept it for 3 days to fix this issue... If the same happens this time they gonna get their windows smashed lol.

Tires totally worn out. rear tires wear out very quickly so I have rotated them 4 times, so that I have even wear.

She sometimes runs into half engine power which then gets sorted out by itself.. seems its due to emission issues..
So many issues cropping up in merely 4 months of ownership is not a good sign.
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Called the BMW chandigarh.. they told me bring in car tommorow to update software :(.

these systems should be fool proof.

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So many issues cropping up in merely 4 months of ownership is not a good sign.
Other than the usual issues like horn, oil change or tire alignment....., I would consider the engine power reduction, brake sensors malfunction to be more of a disappointment.

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Tires totally worn out. rear tires wear out very quickly so I have rotated them 4 times, so that I have even wear.


She gets a lot of swirl marks from home washes, any ways to fix that guys?
Is the tyre problem cropping up due to spirited driving ??
Also for the swirl marks, check out this thread-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...edge-home.html
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