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      11-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Esti the M235 | ///M Performance+ | Update 8.21.16 [New Pics]

Hey All,

Traded in my 2012 135i for a 2016 M235xi. This thread will be ongoing as I continue to add new parts.

2016 BMW M235xi
- Estoril Blue Metallic
- 8AT
- Orbit Grey Wheels w/ A/S Tires
- Tech Package
- Heated Seats
- Drivers Assistance Package

Interior Modifications:
- ///M Performance Carbon/Alcantara Trim
- ///M Performance Carbon Selector Lever
- ///M Performance Carbon Console Trim
- ///M Performance Carbon/Alcantara E-Brake
- Focal ISC-100 Speaker Replacement
- Amazon Stainless Pedal Slip Ons
- Thinkware F770 Dashcam w/ Rear Camera (Hardwired)
- Hardwired Escort Passport Radar Detector (Mirrortap, Escort Stickycup)

Exterior Modifications:
- Tinted Windows (20%)
- ///M Performance Front Lip and Splitter - Bottom painted EBII
- ///M Performance Rear Diffuser - Matte Black
- ///M Performance Carbon Fiber Exhaust Tips
- JBSPEED Dual Slat Grilles - Matte Black w/ Vinyl Tri-Stripes
- JBSPEED Rear Spoiler - Matte Black
- Plasti-Dipped Mirrors (Matte Black)
- US Millworks Tow-Hook Mount
- 3M Matte Black Roof Wrap
- ///M Performance Rocker Panel Decals
- BMS 12mm Front Spacers
- BMS 15mm Rear Spacers

Performance Modifications:
- ACF Performance Flash Tune
- Fabspeed Sport Cat Downpipe
- AFE Stage 2 Magnum Force Intake
- ///M Performance Exhaust
- Wagner Tuning EVO II Performance FMIC

Future Modifications:
- Bootmod3

UPDATE 8.21.16: Quick Photoshoot
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UPDATE 6.12.16: Fabspeed Sportcat Downpipe and aFe Magnum Force Stage 2 Intake installed!



UPDATE 5.16.16: Got the roof wrapped in Matte Black, and did the M-Performance Rocker Panel Film

UPDATE 1.4.16: I finally got around to getting some interior shots of the car. Additionally, I have modified the mirror caps to matte black, and gone with the US Millworks Tow Plate

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      11-14-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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A fellow chicago M235xi, welcome.
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      11-15-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Added a few new pics, and a link to my Flickr album for high res photos!
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      11-16-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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The ride is looking great crbalch! Not wasting any time I see. I love what you did with the front splitter. Turned out great. Any plans for the mirror caps? The silver is looking out of place. Lets see some interior shots. I recently did the carbon fiber interior and really like it. Keep up the good work!!
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      11-16-2015, 11:56 AM   #5
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The ride is looking great crbalch! Not wasting any time I see. I love what you did with the front splitter. Turned out great. Any plans for the mirror caps? The silver is looking out of place. Lets see some interior shots. I recently did the carbon fiber interior and really like it. Keep up the good work!!
Haha wasted no time at all...did the interior within a few hrs of taking delivery! I did my 135i piecemeal and I wanted to get the bulk of my mods ordered and installed as soon as possible this time around.

Appreciate the feedback on the front splitter. Mirrors are going to be vinyl wrapped in matte black asap. I plan to try it out myself and see how it turns out. If it fails, I will go with some painted IND caps most likely, or just take it to a shop to wrap real quick.

The carbon trim is so nice, I could not be happier with it. My favorite part is by far the gear selector lever.. The trim by the iDrive controller is also great because I rest my hand on that as well and the carbon feels great. I will put up a few interior shots later tonight!
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      11-16-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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The gear selector lever and the part around it was the first thing I did. I like it because this is my first automatic and it makes it look less obvious that it's an auto. Plus, it just feels cool.

The flat black wrapped mirrors should look great with the theme you have going. Good luck with that!
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The gear selector lever and the part around it was the first thing I did. I like it because this is my first automatic and it makes it look less obvious that it's an auto. Plus, it just feels cool.

The flat black wrapped mirrors should look great with the theme you have going. Good luck with that!
Thanks! I agree on the selector, the stock silver just looks so pedestrian. The carbon as well as the M logo on the selector look so much more aggressive.
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hey, nice job on the car. from where did you buy the spoiler and how much did you pay? and how is the quality?
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hey, nice job on the car. from where did you buy the spoiler and how much did you pay? and how is the quality?
Thanks!

Spoiler is JBSPEED (check the commercial sales section). Quality is good, mine is just the FRP version so it's pretty lightweight, but overall happy with the quality.
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The description on jbspeed's site says it is painted. Does it come painted in the body color you choose or do you have to get it painted?
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The description on jbspeed's site says it is painted. Does it come painted in the body color you choose or do you have to get it painted?
You can buy it painted from JBSPEED for the same price, I wanted mine matte black though.
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Sorry, one more question...how much higher is the aftermarket spoiler compared to the stock spoiler? When I see some pictures it seems to make a big difference and other pictures not as much. Wondering if its worth it to swap it out cuz I plan to have it match the body color of the car.

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You can buy it painted from JBSPEED for the same price, I wanted mine matte black though.
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Sorry, one more question...how much higher is the aftermarket spoiler compared to the stock spoiler? When I see some pictures it seems to make a big difference and other pictures not as much. Wondering if its worth it to swap it out cuz I plan to have it match the body color of the car.

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You can buy it painted from JBSPEED for the same price, I wanted mine matte black though.
It's noticeable and worth it for sure.
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cool thanks for all the quick replies
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Great looking ride....any particular reason you went with the JBSpeed rear spoiler over the M performance spoiler?
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Great looking ride....any particular reason you went with the JBSpeed rear spoiler over the M performance spoiler?
Didn't want carbon fiber, pretty much just boils down to that. Quality of JBSPEED is high (knew this from my 135), so I figured I'd go that route.

I'm keeping with the EB/matte black theme throughout, and it would have been pointless to paint a carbon part which is already 3x more expensive.
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Super dope...

I'm digging the double slot grilles.

Any more pictures of the rear? I'd like to see the spoiler more in a matte color...don't think anyone has posted one from what I've seen.
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Super dope...

I'm digging the double slot grilles.

Any more pictures of the rear? I'd like to see the spoiler more in a matte color...don't think anyone has posted one from what I've seen.
Thanks man! I will try to get some more shots of the rear and then update the thread. I also need to get some good ones of the interior, been a hectic few weeks.
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Update with some interior shots!
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Looks great!
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Mate, I keep clicking this post car looks great!

Are the Matte Mirrors fitted in the pics?
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