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Suspenceful's 2008 BSM 135i build thread!

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After lusting over the BMW 1-series for 3 years, I was finally able to get one of my own once I sold my '96 328is.
 
On March 13th, 2014 I brought home a 2008 135i from Holland, MI. I am the 3rd owner and bought it with 81,000 miles.
 
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She was pretty dirty after the 6 hour trip back.
 
Also, I keep an up-to-date blog with tons of info:
 
Knowing that I would be keeping this one for a while, I needed to make sure it had everything I wanted.
 
Black Sapphire Metallic, 6-speed
Black interior with aluminium glacier-silver trim

Packages:

M-Sport Package

-Sport suspension, electric memory sport seats, multi-function ///M leather steering wheel, shadow line exterior trim, and raised top-speed limiter.

Cold Weather Package

- Heated seats, headlight washers, rear seat armrest, and ski bag.

Options:

  • Comfort Access (keyless entry and push-to-start without key)
  • iDrive (Navigation/Entertainment/Climate Control)
  • HiFi Professional Sound System
  • Adaptive Xenon headlights
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 6-piston Brembo Big Brake kit
  • Electric glass sunroof/moonroof
  • 6-disc CD changer & DVD player
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Windshield with grey wedge
  • Never equipped with 135i badge from factory
  • Additional cup holder
  • Warning triangle & first aid kit

 

Modifications it came with:
 
  • BMW Performance short shift kit and knob
  • Custom stainless-steel axle-back exhaust
  • Riss Racing oil catch can
  • K&N drop in air filter
  • JB+ 20HP chip
  • Powdercoated black Style 264 wheels with 225/40/18 Blizzaks
  • Eibach Pro-Kit springs (1″ drop front and rear)
  • BMW Performance black front grilles
  • Black/white BMW emblem overlays
  • Carbon fiber wrapped interior trim
  • Tinted rear and side windows
  • Tinted side markers

 

Had my girlfriend drive so I could take a rolling shot:
 
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Next to my Miata:

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I plan to slowly build it to my liking and keep up on maintenance. First thing on my list is to get a set of summer wheels so I can get these winter tires off.
 
Stay tuned!

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Congrats! Where did you pick it up?

 

Lower Michigan.

 

Nice buy! One of my favorite BMW's I've ever driven. Too bad you got stuck with the old iDrive though but otherwise a perfect car  :cool:

 

Thanks! Old as in the kind that pops up and not the kind that is integrated into the dash?

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Thanks! Old as in the kind that pops up and not the kind that is integrated into the dash?

Yeah both, they changed the screen when they updated the iDrive interface. If you've ever used the new version you know the huge difference in the user interface.

Basically what it comes down to is it's a royal pain to navigate the menus on your version and it's not as organized but hey it still does the same thing. Do you have the Bluetooth audio or USB/mini jack connections?

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Yeah both, they changed the screen when they updated the iDrive interface. If you've ever used the new version you know the huge difference in the user interface. Basically what it comes down to is it's a royal pain to navigate the menus on your version and it's not as organized but hey it still does the same thing. Do you have the Bluetooth audio or USB/mini jack connections? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

It has the USB/AUX connections. I was trying to figure out if I can connect via Bluetooth but haven't been able to figure it out.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Great choice man. One of my favorite BMWs. Would trade the M for the right one hahaha. The n54 is a monster man. Enjoy it and be safe!

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I love the 1 series. I actually had a deposit on a 135i when I was stationed in Germany. I found my M3 a few days later and pulled the deposit, but I've always had a soft spot for them.

 

As everyone's said, and I'm sure you know, the N54 engine is awesome and responds very well to tuning! I'm excited to see what you do with this!

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Nice shots!

 

 

Agreed on the nice shots! You do nice photography work!

I love both those cars. What do you like about your miata vs the 135

 

Thanks guys!

 

Miata is much more nimble and "go-kart-like". It's bare bones and makes all sorts of noises compared to the 135i. The BMW is much more refined, but the power is still there.

 

I have spent so much on the Miata to make it what it is today, and the BMW will never be able to handle like it. The Miata is also quicker than the BMW... but not for long :)

 

I will definitely miss the Miata, but its like comparing apples to oranges here. I will probably build another one some day.

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Imagine someone driving through with their realtor looking for houses and seeing what looks like a car on blocks with its tires stolen. 


Nice STR replicas though!

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Congrats on the purchase, and sweet, sweet car.  The 1 series was on my short list, but I needed more interior room due to being and old fart.

 

What's on the mod menu?

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