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Old 19th December 2020, 09:47   #91
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Casual picture, yet still perfectly centered with a nice perspective. Admiration is obvious
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A normal picture with the 330i being the centre of attention
Tyre wear at 5k kms . Could you please elaborate on why it's so early!? (noob question).
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Accessories for the G20! The OEM ones are almost exclusively made in the EU and have crippling costs as below:

M Kidney grille black ₹: 20,000
M floor mats ₹ 32,000
Front splitter pro in carbon ₹ 1,03,000
Carbon fibre mirror caps ₹ 73,000
Rear bumper trim in black ₹ 55,700
Side skirt attachment ₹ 68,000
Rear diffuser black high gloss ₹ 38,997
Rear diffuser carbon fibre ₹ 1,25,400
Side skirt transfers frozen black ₹ 16,302
Rear spoiler black Matt ₹ 33,400
Rear spoiler carbon fibre ₹ 66,800
Door Projecter ₹ 15,000
Advanced Cam Eye ₹ 52,000
Luggage compartment mat ₹ 16,000
Floor mat ₹ 12,000

I was eyeing the Advanced Cam & the CF mirror caps but no way was I going to spend so much.

The aftermarket ones made in China & SE Asia are starting to trickle in now at much more reasonable rates. For example the mirror caps are 19K which is still prohibitive but within reach.
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I was eyeing the Advanced Cam & the CF mirror caps but no way was I going to spend so much.

The aftermarket ones made in China & SE Asia are starting to trickle in now at much more reasonable rates. For example the mirror caps are 19K which is still prohibitive but within reach.
Hey, I would recommend that you look for options on ebay uk. There are a variety of sellers that ship worldwide and do all sorts of parts for your g20. I had ordered a trunk spoiler from a seller I found on eBay based in Taiwan and the quality and price were both amazing. Ended up saving alot of money compared to the local market and DIY fitment was also quite easy for the grilles and spoiler.
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Hey, I would recommend that you look for options on ebay uk. There are a variety of sellers that ship worldwide and do all sorts of parts for your g20. I had ordered a trunk spoiler from a seller I found on eBay based in Taiwan and the quality and price were both amazing. Ended up saving alot of money compared to the local market and DIY fitment was also quite easy for the grilles and spoiler.
Hey dealer, thanks man - some really yummy stuff on ebay UK. Can finally utilize my old ebay account created since November 2003. Let me know if you hear of any particularly reliable sellers.

Hoping to buy pedal covers, mirror caps, gear lever trim and a set of pads for the pockets and nooks.
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Hi Folks - just booked a 330i Mediterranean blue after being inspired from this thread! Thank you itwasntme - this thread contributed immensely in helping make my decision.

Finalized the deal on Christmas and awaiting delivery on 4th Jan.
Will post a detailed journey and experience soon after I get some time with the beautiful machine!
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Hi Folks - just booked a 330i Mediterranean blue after being inspired from this thread! Thank you itwasntme - this thread contributed immensely in helping make my decision.!
Excellent! I'm glad my thread helped. So Sport variant with black or beige interiors?
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Excellent! I'm glad my thread helped. So Sport variant with black or beige interiors?
Hey didnít have any option in interiors - they just had the beige interiors- with which Iím happy with. Iím just glad I got the Mediterranean blue, they never had it stock whenever I enquired and this time again had booked a white but this colour became available- and I happily jumped ship.
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Hey didnít have any option in interiors - they just had the beige interiors- with which Iím happy with. Iím just glad I got the Mediterranean blue, they never had it stock whenever I enquired and this time again had booked a white but this colour became available- and I happily jumped ship.
Saw your post on the 320 thread and I'm glad you got a very good price. NCR taxes are a dream compared to KA.
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A crisp morning on the first day of the year, empty roads, a 330i in Sport Plus & Sport gearbox mode, and all washed down with some strong filter coffee
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https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route...ml#post4974784 (Bangalore to Tirupati : Route Queries)

Had an excellent trip to Tirupati and back. Details on the Tirupati thread above. Some pictures re-posted here for convenience.

Chittoor bypass & a one of the temporary access roads. Was very impressed by the stiff chassis which stuck like a leech to the fast sections and also did not bottom out even once.
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Followed by a good wash . A budding Picasso had also tried his/her hand while parked at Tirupati, but luckily with a finger and not a key.
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Followed by a good wash . A budding Picasso had also tried his/her hand while parked at Tirupati, but luckily with a finger and not a key.
The before and after pictures are equally satisfying

Do you have a certain schedule and way you wash the car to maintain the paint? Also what pressure washer and shampoo do you use?

Thanks in advance
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Do you have a certain schedule and way you wash the car to maintain the paint? Also what pressure washer and shampoo do you use?
Thank you for the appreciation!

I usually wash my car once a week (if at all needed) with a hosepipe + spray attachment, and once a fortnight (or as required) with my trusty Karcher K4 Basic.

The current snow foam is Proklear but I have just bought a Wavex 5 lt jar on the last Amazon sale. Hopefully it will be as good. Turtle is also available but pricey.

My technique is to use the variable lance (not the harsher fixed one), and always at an angle to avoid direct pressure on the paint. I also let the foam work for 10 minutes, and sometimes use my wash mitt on the surface for stubborn stains.

Hope this helps.
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1993 Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ to 2020 BMW 330i Sport.

Accessories bought:
3D Kagu mats for ~8.5K from my trusted shop, Car Shringar
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F30 boot mat for ~2.7K off Amazon. Not an exact fit but eminently usable.

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Do you recommend I get the F30 Boot mats or get something like custom made noodle mat? Also could you post a few wide angle shots of both the F30-Boot and Kagu interior mats? I'm currently using the 'BMW fitted mats' that I picked up at the time of delivery, A bit too Plasticky-Rubbery for my liking. Any views on the newly released Premium Maxpiders over Kagu Maxpiders?
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