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      01-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Yet another AW E90 - mods almost done

I've been slowly modding my E90 and think I am finished for awhile. Front lip and diffuser probably next later this Spring. This forum is great and really helped me make decisions on mods! Anyway, here's my baby.

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BBS RG-R DBK 19x9 ET20, 19x10 ET25, no spacers
PS2s, 255/35/19 and 275/35/19
Carbon Fiber Roundels
Matte Black Grill
Matte Black Side Markers
Monochrome M3 Emblem
Painted Reflectors
Painted satin black around ceramic black exhaust (in lieu of diffuser for now)

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BMW Performance Steering Wheel w/ Carbon Fiber Roundel

Performance Mods:
Gintani Axle-Back Exhaust
Eibach Pro Kit Springs
BMC Air Filter

Here are the pics. What do you think so far?
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      01-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Looks awesome!!! Great job on the mods.. How are you liking the Gintani exhaust?
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      01-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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Looks awesome!!! Great job on the mods.. How are you liking the Gintani exhaust?
The exhaust is great! It was one of the first mods I did and cannot say enough about the sound. The first 300 miles or so it was EXTREMELY LOUD. But eventually it evened out and now is perfect! Slight drone from 2200-2400 RPMs but not bad at all. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants an aggressive sounding exhaust. And best of all, no affect on warranty since it's an axle-back exhaust.
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      01-16-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
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edit - i see it does have springs, i think it needs to be a little lower in front.
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      01-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #5
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edit - i see it does have springs, i think it needs to be a little lower in front.
Yeah, I was considering H&R but after reviewing numerous reviews I thought I'd go a bit conservative. Wanted a drop but felt that the ride would be a bit better with Eibach. Also, I wanted to go 255/35s in front...would probably work with H&R but maybe slight rubbing at full lock.
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      01-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #6
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Looks amazing, Love it. I also have a AW e90 m3. Was looking to get the Gintani exhaust. Which version do you have? I heard there is a sport version as well as the normal one. Any videos??
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      01-16-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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Looks amazing, Love it. I also have a AW e90 m3. Was looking to get the Gintani exhaust. Which version do you have? I heard there is a sport version as well as the normal one. Any videos??
Thanks for the comments. I haven't made any videos of the exhaust...been meaning to but haven't yet. I don't have the Gintani sport. I bought mine a few months ago just before the sport was released. You've probably seen some of the videos I've seen but I'll put the links below. I believe all videos are the full system but I'm not sure (the first one definitely is). I highly recommend Gintani. Alex is great to deal with and the quality of the exhaust is exceptional.






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      01-16-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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Looks good!
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      01-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #9
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This is one of the few cars I've seen make those monochrome emblems look good.
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      01-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #10
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Very nice!
Where in VA? Would like to hear the exhaust.
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      01-16-2010, 10:53 PM   #11
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Looks good, RGR's fit your car nicely

Is the rear badge supposed to be there? Looks off
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      01-16-2010, 11:28 PM   #12
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Looks good, RGR's fit your car nicely

Is the rear badge supposed to be there? Looks off
You're right! I never noticed but it does look like it's off in the pic. I'll have to fix that for sure.
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      01-17-2010, 01:09 AM   #13
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      01-17-2010, 02:07 AM   #14
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Nice. Wow, 275/35/19 doesn't rub.
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      01-17-2010, 03:45 AM   #15
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Nice. Wow, 275/35/19 doesn't rub.
No rubbing whatsoever. However, the tech that installed the wheels said if I went with only a 5mm spacer it would rub unless I rolled the fenders. I have a rounded sidewall with PS2s...not sure if a more square sidewall would rub (i.e. AD08s)
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      01-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #16
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Looks good. Can you take more pics on the exhaust? I want to see how far it sticks out.

Also, i think a bit lower would be better. I think RD sport springs would be a good choice IMO

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Is it me does the M colors on the rear badge look faded. Other than that it looks great
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No rubbing whatsoever. However, the tech that installed the wheels said if I went with only a 5mm spacer it would rub unless I rolled the fenders. I have a rounded sidewall with PS2s...not sure if a more square sidewall would rub (i.e. AD08s)
very nice. i have the same wheels but mine were earlier production wheels with a +20mm offset in the rear. you can go with a spacer bigger then 5mm. i have 19x10 +20 with a 15mm spacer in the rear and it doesn't rub. i didn't have to roll anything, just had to shave a smidge off the plastic fender liner. i am also on eibachs as well. just fyi.
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clean! well done
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Just FYI that is nowhere even close to rubbing in back, there is a lot of room still there - so no worries
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the RGRs look great
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