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      04-06-2019, 08:41 PM   #23
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Hey everyone and thanks for tuning in to another update.

This update takes place in November 2018.

Sky’s dreams were slightly deflated when I found a nail in one of my tires. What’s CRAZY about these tires was that when I purchased the car in April 2018, the car STILL had its original tires from 2007! I guess you could say it’s about time that I replaced the tires, and perfect timing with winter coming up.






I needed tires in a hurry, so I called up Mo@Alphamotorsports to help me source some Winter Tires, specifically Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4s in the following specs:
Front: 235/40/18
Rear: 255/40/18









I then visited my good friends at Touge Tuning to swap my OEM Rims over to the new Winter Tires.



Thank-you Chris@Touge Tuning for fitting me in the always busy schedule! While at Touge Tuning, I also picked up my Weathertech Floor Mats. Thanks Danny@Touge Tuning for helping to load them in the car!









This month I also had Rocco@RMP Motors replace the OEM Throttle Body Actuators with my replacement VDO ones. Rocco is a fantastic guy who is THE BMW Specialist in Ontario, Canada. He will be doing all the work on Sky from this point onward.




That concludes this update; thank-you all for stopping by and stay tuned for what’s next.
Let’s wrap this post up with a picture of one of my favourite E90s…it’s a picture of a mutual friend’s 335i with a full M3 Conversion, sporting an M-Sport bumper, TE37s, and a massive Voltex Euro Wing, that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE:

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      04-29-2019, 03:52 PM   #24
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Hey everyone and thanks for stopping by, this one is super short, but a BIG step in the right direction to perfecting Sky to being the Ultimate Street car!

This update takes place in February 2019.

When I last visited Rocco@RMP, he strongly advised me to replace my OEM Rod Bearings. Reason being because they were never addressed from the previous owner, and the car is at 115,000kms (equivalent to around 70,000 miles).

Prior to purchasing this car, I did thorough research and the Throttle Body Actuators and Rod Bearings were the 2 BIG upgrades that needed to be addressed…looks like I got stuck holding the bag with these costs and not the previous owner…but that’s ok…at least I have peace of mind that they were done under my ownership by one of BMW’s finest specialist hands–Rocco@RMP.

In preparation of the Rod Bearings, I decided to order some replacement Engine Mounts…but not just any engine mounts…I needed the MOST AGGRESSIVE ones available–Turner Motorsport Solid Engine Mounts.

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Alex, you got to be crazy, the NVH is going to be unbearable!” As silly as it may seem to some, YES this is a street car, but my take on it is I want to feel as connected to the car as possible! Vibration is not the end of the world to me, and quite frankly, I personally think people make NVH seem like it’s life or death in terms of being excruciatingly unbearable.

Now because I went with Solid Engine Mounts, I had to pair them up with Turner Motorsport’s Solid Transmission Mounts, as it was recommended; enjoy the pictures:














Side-note, I also ordered some Weathertech Floor Mat Cleaner to always keep my Weathertech mats looking their best:




Very special thank-you goes out to Turner Motorsport!

Be sure to check them out at the following link:



Turner Motorsport Website



Thank-you all for stopping by, and here’s a couple teasers of what’s coming in the next update:


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      04-30-2019, 01:32 PM   #25
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Great update! The solid mounts scare me haha

I still like to retain the comfort in the cabin, let us know how they actually are when installed!
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      04-30-2019, 09:47 PM   #26
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Awesome Thread! Excited to see the rest of the build.
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      05-09-2019, 12:37 PM   #27
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Welcome back everyone!

This update takes place in Late February 2019.

Let’s jump right into the Interior-side of the car, and talk about the theme I’m aiming for with this car!

Ok so as you may have seen with my Subaru, everything was tastefully done…nothing in excess, but just enough to leave a good taste in your mouth. The theme I had for the Subaru was Carbon Fiber, Titanium, and Grey Stitching. I wanted to avoid as much Red as possible, because I feel like it’s a very harsh colour.

So sticking with a common theme, and Sky’s colour being Silverstone, I’m thinking Sky will have a Blue theme. Thankfully there’s no Red in this car, so the primary focus on the interior will be Blue accents. Of course one of the first things that comes to mind in the interior is the Steering Wheel.





I absolutely love the OEM BMW Performance Steering Wheel, and will be adding it to the car at some point in the near future.

In addition to the BMW Performance Steering Wheel, I also considered Seat Belts, as my OEM ones are quite worn. I turned my attention to a company called Gaphix Design Haus. Tino@Gaphix specializes in Colour-Matched Seat Belts and Harnesses. His belts are FMVSS Compliant, and of course gorgeous on the eyes. I asked Tino to send me a couple samples to identify what would be the closest match to the BMW Performance Steering Wheel. Enjoy the pics:








One of my friends whom you all may follow on Instagram– Lacha “M3AN_S65” was unfortunately selling his Challenge Race X-Pipe due to the wifey not liking the smell of the car.

Good news for me because at the time, the exhaust was Discontinued by Challenge, so I was getting my hands on a Discontinued X-Pipe! Challenge recently decided to start making them again, but it’s not the end of the world, I am still super happy with this purchase.

Special thank-you goes to Lacha for giving me the opportunity to buy his beloved X-Pipe! Trust me when I tell you this, he was very heartbroken he had to sell his X-Pipe, but good news Lacha if you are reading this, their making them again buddy, so you’re good!

Enjoy the pictures:








I’m going to conclude this update with a logo of a local company that I will be consulting for their expertise…no hints on what we’ll be doing, but here you go:

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      05-10-2019, 08:20 AM   #28
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Awesome build. Thought I would share your twin.



More current photo on my insta.

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      05-29-2019, 09:49 AM   #29
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It’s update time!

This update takes place in March 2019.


In case you were wondering what or who Fireball Coatings is, they are a local Coating shop that focuses on Performance Coatings and Powdercoating.

I had consulted them many years ago to do some work on my Subaru Gabby’s Equal Length Headers and Catted Downpipe.

I decided to use them again, and have them Ceramic Coat my recently acquired Challenge Race X-Pipe. This is a totally optional thing to do…it’s definitely not a “must-have” but rather a “nice-to-have.” The purpose of the Ceramic Coat is to reduce thermal surface temperatures and heat transfer, essentially keeping the heat inside the Exhaust Pipe…which in theory should increase horsepower.

The results speak for themselves!

Before:





After:





Special thank-you goes out to Mark@Fireball Coatings for bringing life back into the X-Pipe!




To conclude this update, I want to address one of my ABSOLUTE favourite rims on these cars…TE37s in Magnesium Blue! I saw a couple for sale throughout the month of March. 99% of them were staggered, but ONE set…the UNICORN set, was being sold by M3Post Member: “Johnny250.” Johnny’s rare set is literally a BRAND NEW IN BOX set of OG TE37s in Magnesium Blue in the specs 18x10+25 Square Setup!!! It literally doesn’t get much better than that!

Here’s how they look on the car of M3Post Member “Erickuokwa” :





It’s funny because Eric’s car is Silverstone too with the exact same wheel specs that Johnny is selling, so I literally got to see my dream wheels on my exact same colour car! Who knows what may happen… you’ll have to stay tuned for the next update, and let me tell you that you definitely DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!
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      05-29-2019, 10:13 AM   #30
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In for the update where you have to reinstall all the nuts and bolts on your car that have wiggled loose from the solid motor/trans mounts. Lol
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      05-29-2019, 10:17 AM   #31
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I'm not saying you should get the Mag Blue TEs but you should get the Mag Blue TEs. They would look amazing on your SS.

Also, any more pics of that FD? It looks incredible.
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