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      02-02-2015, 05:54 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm Tom, 22, from Manchester, UK. New on here i've just got a new M235i, absolutely loving it. Bit of a change for me as i've stepped out of a 2014 Porsche Cayman S, which i absolutely loved but decided to get rid as i want to save some cash for the new Cayman GT4 that comes out at the end of the year! The 235i has exceeded my expectations and to be honest i was never much of a BMW fan before owning this! But WOW.

Took delivery two days ago, and since then i've wrapped certain parts of it just to make it look a bit meaner. I've bought the carbon fibre rear spoiler and the M performance side skirts which should arrive and be fitted in the next couple of weeks! I'll be wrapping the car too in a Satin Chrome Blue with Gloss Carbon Fibre scattered on a few parts like the front splitter, mirrors, roof, handles, rear spoiler (stock carbon fibre)... I love my mods and modded my old Porsche with all sorts so hopefully going to do the same to the 235i... Looking for a nice re map too and new air filter if anyone has any good UK recommendations!

This is how it looked when i took delivery...

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Then the next day with the parts wrapped it looks a lot meaner i think!


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And here's one of the old car!

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      02-02-2015, 06:13 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new M235i (I'm waiting for mine to arrive in March).

One question on your M-performance add-ons: the only one I'd be interested since day one would be the rear spoiler. However - when I read about ordering it here in Poland - it says it can only be ordered/fitted alongside the front lip (they say about the front/rear aerodynamic forces need to be balanced etc. - silly, as we all know it's just marketing blah blah to sell more). But anyway - where/how did you order the diffusor?
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      02-02-2015, 06:15 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new M235i (I'm waiting for mine to arrive in March).

One question on your M-performance add-ons: the only one I'd be interested since day one would be the rear spoiler. However - when I read about ordering it here in Poland - it says it can only be ordered/fitted alongside the front lip (they say about the front/rear aerodynamic forces need to be balanced etc. - silly, as we all know it's just marketing blah blah to sell more). But anyway - where/how did you order the diffusor?
Thanks, after i picked it up i kept my 500 deposit at the dealer (Stratstone Chesterfield) and asked them if they could fit the spoiler for me if i ordered it, they said yes so from the deposit i ordered the Spoiler and the M Side Skirts..
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      02-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #4
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Congrats! Nice car.
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      02-02-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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      02-02-2015, 11:03 AM   #6
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The roof looks fantastic!
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Love what you've done with it
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Car looks great! Love what you have done with the roof. Did you do it yourself or pay a professional? I have a 10 foot sheet of 3m 1080, but am a little nervous about the sunroof. Could you please take an up close picture of how you went around the sunroof. Thanks!
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      02-02-2015, 01:44 PM   #9
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Car looks great! Love what you have done with the roof. Did you do it yourself or pay a professional? I have a 10 foot sheet of 3m 1080, but am a little nervous about the sunroof. Could you please take an up close picture of how you went around the sunroof. Thanks!
From the looks of the top photo, his car doesn't have a sunroof. Perhaps it's not standard in the UK, or, if it is, he deleted it.
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      02-02-2015, 01:58 PM   #10
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Congrats!! Looks awesome.
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Thanks, after i picked it up i kept my 500 deposit at the dealer (Stratstone Chesterfield) and asked them if they could fit the spoiler for me if i ordered it, they said yes so from the deposit i ordered the Spoiler and the M Side Skirts..
The white looks 100x better over the gray on the Porsche.
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      02-02-2015, 04:24 PM   #13
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Beautiful 2 series bud.
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      02-02-2015, 04:51 PM   #14
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WCKD! Congratulations!
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      02-02-2015, 06:09 PM   #15
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Excellent! Well done.
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      02-02-2015, 06:17 PM   #16
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Sunroof is an extra in the UK.
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      02-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #17
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Car looks great! Love what you have done with the roof. Did you do it yourself or pay a professional? I have a 10 foot sheet of 3m 1080, but am a little nervous about the sunroof. Could you please take an up close picture of how you went around the sunroof. Thanks!
From the looks of the top photo, his car doesn't have a sunroof. Perhaps it's not standard in the UK, or, if it is, he deleted it.
Haha thanks! Not sure how I didn't notice that earlier!
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Beautiful!
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      02-02-2015, 10:27 PM   #19
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Appreciate the pics of a wrapped roof and mirrors. I've been considering this exact same setup for mine, and I really like the look of yours. Any close-ups of the glossy carbon?
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      02-03-2015, 07:21 AM   #20
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Appreciate the pics of a wrapped roof and mirrors. I've been considering this exact same setup for mine, and I really like the look of yours. Any close-ups of the glossy carbon?
here's the roof and mirrors:

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this is the exact same wrap as the gloss carbon which I'm getting... very realistic, and much better than all the other carbon on the market...

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here's the satin blue chrome colour I'm doing the base body in...

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Did you consider the Ford Focus RS or Mustang GT?

JK!

Enjoy the car!!
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Love the car! Anyone know why the m performance front splitter and rear spoilers can't be ordered through uk dealerships?
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