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      09-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Who bought mods before their car even arrived?

Just randomly wondering who bought mods for their car before they even got it? If so, what did you get?

I'm waiting for my e90 to get on a boat, but have collected a few minor mods so far (Edition grilles and side markers, black split armrest, Performance steering wheel II).
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      09-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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You know you really have a mod issue if they keep showing up after you've already sold the car!
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      09-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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lol I did. some of the mods are in my sig. I already have all the painted gills, grills, vents, emblems, etc as well. and I take delivery Nov. 1st. The only thing I'm still waiting to arrive is my Innotech F1 exhaust.
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i got wheels, coilover, grills , spoiler , exhaust before i bought the car
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Just randomly wondering who bought mods for their car before they even got it? If so, what did you get?

I'm waiting for my e90 to get on a boat, but have collected a few minor mods so far (Edition grilles and side markers, black split armrest, Performance steering wheel II).
Already received:

- rear CF spoiler
- gloss black grills and gills
- front painted reflectors
- dual/staggered 3.5" exhaust tips
- rear view camera
- BimmerTech 6NR retrofit parts

Next week ordering:

- EBC Redstuff pads (F/R)
- 10mm and 20mm spacers
- CF splitters (replica)
- Magnaflow mufflers (2)

Right after ED return (Oct 2):

- OEM parts for audio install (rear shelf with speaker cutouts, assorted speaker grills, CD Changer trunk trim, iPod pouch for center armrest)
- VP Electricity 12" sub enclosure for the E92
- 20" VS8.2 wheels

Once the car arrives -early November- all this should be installed the first weekend with the car.
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      09-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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I will be. Already have $2.5K of mods, winter wheels, etc in my shopping cart. Will purchase as soon as my car goes into production and I get a delivery confirmation date.

Also Santa will be delivering me a BMW performance exhaust system for Christmas this year.

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      09-17-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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I had Coils, Grills, Side Grill's, colour matched reflectors and wheels
before the car arrived.
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      09-17-2011, 11:58 PM   #8
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I ordered a lit ZHP knob before I even signed my ED paperwork. I didn't install it until after redelivery so it didn't go missing.
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      09-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #9
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I got Black kidney grill, LUX LED, painted reflector before I my car is delivered.
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      09-18-2011, 02:29 AM   #10
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I did...I have Kidney Grilles, painted reflectors (AW), diffuser, AA Exhaust, front lip spoiler, AA pulley, Black side markers, KV3 coil overs, Forged 1 Eight spoke Deep concave wheels (being built in 6-8 weeks), and getting ready to order the Duke Dynamic Boot lid.

Will order a 2012 M3 vert next month through Mil sales with a Sept 2012 delivery.
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      09-18-2011, 07:21 AM   #11
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Just randomly wondering who bought mods for their car before they even got it? If so, what did you get?

I'm waiting for my e90 to get on a boat, but have collected a few minor mods so far (Edition grilles and side markers, black split armrest, Performance steering wheel II).
Definitely did not, and I'm glad. Modding a car is an ongoing hobby. No car is ever "done". I keep modding my cars usually until a few months before I sell them.

Anyway, I like to savor the process. The researching, the shopping, the installation are just as much fun for me as the end result. This is also why I only do one mod at a time.

Often times, I will change my mind several times on a given mod before I decide on something. i have also, in the past, done a mod, only to discover after more researching and shopping around that there is/was something a little better or more to my liking.

Before getting my SG M3, I was convinved that I was going to get the Black Edition Grill/Gill set, but I actually think the standard chrome looks good and adds a touch of class on this color. Likewise a buddy of mine just picked up an IL Blue M3, and was convinced that he was going to get matte black grills until he actually got the car. He then saw pics of color-matched, and we both agreed that this would look the best on his car. Same thing with exhaust. I'm glad I really got to live with the sound of the stock exhaust for a while now so that I could really think about what qualities of the exhaust sound I wish to change.

In any case....what's the rush? There is nothing like getting your own car and properly taking the time to check it all out before deciding what to do.

If you do everything too quickly, then what?
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      09-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #12
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I had everything I did ordered before the car arrived. It was a good way to fill the anticipation time of waiting for the car. With the mods arriving in the mail...the agony of the wait wasn't as bad.
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      09-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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Yep ordered some stuff early.

For my previous 335Xi I even had a couple of upgraded mods for my yet uninstalled mods on hand before I got the car ( there is something for not ordering too early, but the boat takes sooo long..)
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Everything I have on my car, I purchased before I got the car.
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      09-19-2011, 01:42 AM   #15
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I'm sure most of the ppl in these forums have. I actually didn't... no big reason why, I just didn't.
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Just randomly wondering who bought mods for their car before they even got it? If so, what did you get?

I'm waiting for my e90 to get on a boat, but have collected a few minor mods so far (Edition grilles and side markers, black split armrest, Performance steering wheel II).
I haven;t ordered as such but already looking into options. Are the edition grills Gloss Black? I know there is also Matte Black and Carbon fibre grills. I have categorized my mods as follows:

1. Passport 9500ci
2. Custom subwoofer
3. Wheels for summer and 259M winter tires
4. M Performance exhaust, grill set.
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      09-19-2011, 08:41 AM   #17
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I had everything I did ordered before the car arrived. It was a good way to fill the anticipation time of waiting for the car. With the mods arriving in the mail...the agony of the wait wasn't as bad.
^^^ This. I think this is the main reason I'm looking at mods.
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      09-19-2011, 08:50 AM   #18
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I haven;t ordered as such but already looking into options. Are the edition grills Gloss Black? I know there is also Matte Black and Carbon fibre grills. I have categorized my mods as follows:
The Edition grilles are black chrome.
The Performance grilles are gloss black.
Various 3rd party grilles are matte black.

There are a few threads here or on e90post that show the difference.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...tischer&page=7
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Color reflectors, TE37 SL, Grill, Vorsteiner Lip.
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I had the KWs and rims in the works before i got the car.
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