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      10-17-2018, 03:42 PM   #7239
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Same here. I like the contrast and it matches the line break from front to back. IMO the body color door handles i see make it look strange.


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Glossy black door handles for the frozen red one.
I like that Little bit of contrast.

(switched the chrome M3 trunk badge for a black one, too)
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      10-17-2018, 07:08 PM   #7240
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Did a little 2.5 mod, went with the wrapped method. I knew it would sound great, but dang does it sound amazing. Hands down, best $300 spent on the car yet.
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      10-17-2018, 08:02 PM   #7241
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Did the 2 pipe OEM mod after driving stock for a month.. Found a good shop that had never done one, but was very experienced in custom exhausts. They insisted on doing 2 stainless pipe replacements. I've only driven home from work, but holy sh*t this was exactly what I wanted and more.. idle and low throttle, just a little more grumble, but on full throttle or when downshifting.. it's insanely awesome.
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      10-17-2018, 10:10 PM   #7242
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Did a little 2.5 mod, went with the wrapped method. I knew it would sound great, but dang does it sound amazing. Hands down, best $300 spent on the car yet.
question, mine today was similar, however I did the two pipe method, and left the other two as-is using the stock covering or whatever. Any difference of note between yours and what I had done? hoping I didn't mess that up...
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      10-17-2018, 10:26 PM   #7243
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Did a little 2.5 mod, went with the wrapped method. I knew it would sound great, but dang does it sound amazing. Hands down, best $300 spent on the car yet.
question, mine today was similar, however I did the two pipe method, and left the other two as-is using the stock covering or whatever. Any difference of note between yours and what I had done? hoping I didn't mess that up...
They're probably pretty close in terms of volume/tone but I can't say for sure. I've probably listened to every exhaust clip online possible of wrapped 2/2.5 vs. cutting/welding 2/2.5 and it seems to me that wrapping the perforated pipes (instead of cutting and welding new pipes to replace the perforated pipes) will give it a deeper tone and less rasp up in the higher RPM band compared to the slightly higher pitched sound with some more raspyness up top that I hear with the cut/weld method.

Although the smaller perforated pipes on my exhaust are half covered (covered solid with aluminum tape underneath the header wrap), yours are fully covered with the stock wire material which still allows some sound to seep through the material - I'd say yours may be a little louder but they're probably pretty close. Either way, i'm sure you're as happy with the result as I am with mine!
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      10-17-2018, 10:36 PM   #7244
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Did a little 2.5 mod, went with the wrapped method. I knew it would sound great, but dang does it sound amazing. Hands down, best $300 spent on the car yet.
question, mine today was similar, however I did the two pipe method, and left the other two as-is using the stock covering or whatever. Any difference of note between yours and what I had done? hoping I didn't mess that up...
They're probably pretty close in terms of volume/tone but I can't say for sure. I've probably listened to every exhaust clip online possible of wrapped 2/2.5 vs. cutting/welding 2/2.5 and it seems to me that wrapping the perforated pipes (instead of cutting and welding new pipes to replace the perforated pipes) will give it a deeper tone and less rasp up in the higher RPM band compared to the slightly higher pitched sound with some more raspyness up top that I hear with the cut/weld method.

Although the smaller perforated pipes on my exhaust are half covered (covered solid with aluminum tape underneath the header wrap), yours are fully covered with the stock wire material which still allows some sound to seep through the material - I'd say yours may be a little louder but they're probably pretty close. Either way, i'm sure you're as happy with the result as I am with mine!
Agreed, very happy. I bet they are pretty similar.. I don't think I have any rasp, so far, so maybe leaving the stock stuff on the other two offset the cut and weld method on the 2 pipes. who knows.. but phenomenal thus far.
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      10-17-2018, 10:41 PM   #7245
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Did a little 2.5 mod, went with the wrapped method. I knew it would sound great, but dang does it sound amazing. Hands down, best $300 spent on the car yet.
question, mine today was similar, however I did the two pipe method, and left the other two as-is using the stock covering or whatever. Any difference of note between yours and what I had done? hoping I didn't mess that up...
They're probably pretty close in terms of volume/tone but I can't say for sure. I've probably listened to every exhaust clip online possible of wrapped 2/2.5 vs. cutting/welding 2/2.5 and it seems to me that wrapping the perforated pipes (instead of cutting and welding new pipes to replace the perforated pipes) will give it a deeper tone and less rasp up in the higher RPM band compared to the slightly higher pitched sound with some more raspyness up top that I hear with the cut/weld method.

Although the smaller perforated pipes on my exhaust are half covered (covered solid with aluminum tape underneath the header wrap), yours are fully covered with the stock wire material which still allows some sound to seep through the material - I'd say yours may be a little louder but they're probably pretty close. Either way, i'm sure you're as happy with the result as I am with mine!
Agreed, very happy. I bet they are pretty similar.. I don't think I have any rasp, so far, so maybe leaving the stock stuff on the other two offset the cut and weld method on the 2 pipes. who knows.. but phenomenal thus far.
Agreed! Amazing how much you can change the car from such a simple modification.
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      10-17-2018, 10:49 PM   #7246
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      10-18-2018, 03:36 AM   #7247
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IMO the body color door handles i see make it look strange.
Agreed! I know what you mean with the "strange" look.

You have carbon fiber door handles, right?
I have to use original black ones because of the comfort access.

Now missing black mirror covers and BMW Performance flaps and rear wing.
That will be next and then the red and black is in good balance (in my opinion)
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IMO the body color door handles i see make it look strange.
Agreed! I know what you mean with the "strange" look.

You have carbon fiber door handles, right?
I have to use original black ones because of the comfort access.

Now missing black mirror covers and BMW Performance flaps and rear wing.
That will be next and then the red and black is in good balance (in my opinion)
I had the comfort access.carbon fiber door handle covers but took them off - covers just looked wierd.

I saw a pair of really well done carbon fiber door handles (full units) wtih comfort access but its something like $600 + $250 shipping. Not worth it IMO.

It looks good now because i realized it matches the black door trim and black mirror surround well.
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Did the 4 pipe OEM mod and wow, it's a game changer. Also changed the exhaust tips to carbon fiber tips (not sure if it is real CF or not but it looks real lol).

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Just put in the BMW stainless steal pedals.

Nice!
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quick question
my car is in an underground garage so i thought it'd be easier and faster to just ask here

what type of fuse is in our cars? the Mini?


about to order a dash cam and need to order some hardwiring kit with it
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quick question
my car is in an underground garage so i thought it'd be easier and faster to just ask here

what type of fuse is in our cars? the Mini?


about to order a dash cam and need to order some hardwiring kit with it
Mini, I know this cause my seat bolster fuse keeps blowing
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Mini, I know this cause my seat bolster fuse keeps blowing
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why is that fuse blowing?
are you adjusting the seat bolsters a lot?
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Mini, I know this cause my seat bolster fuse keeps blowing
thanks

why is that fuse blowing?
are you adjusting the seat bolsters a lot?
Sorta. Every time I get in, when i first got the car you could hear the motor for the bolsters when it deflated, since that went quiet I've been blowing the fuse if I adjust too much
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Finally installed my Harrop supercharger. Hardest part was putting the accessory belt back on.
as much as I like being naturally aspirated, i have a soft spot for harrop.
i don't care what people say, its better than ESS and AA (AA sucks, I know 3 people that have blown motors with AA Superchargers).
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Did the 4 pipe OEM mod and wow, it's a game changer. Also changed the exhaust tips to carbon fiber tips (not sure if it is real CF or not but it looks real lol).

Sounds exactly like my 4 pipe oem mod
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Did the 4 pipe OEM mod and wow, it's a game changer. Also changed the exhaust tips to carbon fiber tips (not sure if it is real CF or not but it looks real lol).

Where'd you get the CF tips? I just got the exhaust mod done. Picking up the car tomorrow. I can't wait!
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