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      04-17-2024, 08:54 AM   #5545
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Anyone on here have any experience or strong opinions on using a water deionizer? I hand washed my car last week (BSM is the color) using my hose at home. After drying the car off I noticed some tiny water spots all over the car. I tried to mist n shine and the spots are etched into the clear.

I was thinking about having a shop clear up those spots and then apply some ceramic coating. Or was considering getting the spots cleared up and then buying a water deionizer for handwashing. I guess I could do both but trying not to spend too much cash.

Curious if anyone else has experience with these units. I'd hate to buy one and then still get water spots so want to make sure they 100% work.
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Added the Bimmer Network heat shield the other day!
Can't really see it once the air box and OCC are reinstalled
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      04-17-2024, 11:43 AM   #5547
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Can stock wheels take 245 width tires. I'm currently running square 225/40s but interested in 245/35s non-RFs as next set. Sounds like rubbing is not an issue with 245s?
No, the stock wheels with 225s are 7.5". You need at least 8" wheels to fit 245s.
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No, the stock wheels with 225s are 7.5". You need at least 8" wheels to fit 245s.
Got it! Maybe new set of wheels...but I actually like the stock wheel design so idk...will see. Thanks!
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      04-17-2024, 05:40 PM   #5549
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I debated about the color but went with race silver for a classic BMW look.
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      04-19-2024, 12:13 AM   #5550
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Suntek CXP 55% tints installed for my front two windows.
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Suntek CXP 70% windshield tint with 5% tint sun strip.
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      05-02-2024, 09:04 AM   #5552
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Installed a replacement Msport front spitter and rear diffuser.
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Oil change and front brake pads @ 41K. How exciting. At least my brake discs are lasting more than 1 pad change.
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Had the whole taillights PPFd with Innovative PPS reverse light overlay tint installed underneath the PPF and again Innvoative PPS PPF applied on the climate control glossy surround trim.
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      05-07-2024, 08:16 PM   #5556
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Had the tenth annual oil change today and learned that the motor mounts and thrust arm bushings have reached the ends of their lives. Considering taking the opportunity to install M2 thrust arms to go along with the M2 LCAs already onboard.
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      05-09-2024, 03:26 PM   #5557
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Spent the weekend fixing and spraying my splitter that broke into 3 pieces, bottom bit was black, now alpine white to match the car!😁
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Had the tenth annual oil change today and learned that the motor mounts and thrust arm bushings have reached the ends of their lives. Considering taking the opportunity to install M2 thrust arms to go along with the M2 LCAs already onboard.
Ordered my M2 thrust arms with urethane bushings to fit directly on my 228i to go along with my older M2 LCAs. Source is Bimmerworld who sells the package with or without the LCAs. Great local dealer will take in these parts to do the installation.
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Spent the weekend fixing and spraying my splitter that broke into 3 pieces, bottom bit was black, now alpine white to match the car!😁
Looks great, keeping close to the original BMM M Performance colour scheme of part painted.

Where did you buy the full kit. Front rear and side skirts, as looking to buy one this week for my F23 and concerned on quality and fit. OEM just too much really.
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Looks great, keeping close to the original BMM M Performance colour scheme of part painted.

Where did you buy the full kit. Front rear and side skirts, as looking to buy one this week for my F23 and concerned on quality and fit. OEM just too much really.
Thanks in advance.
Honestly, eBay!😂 you can pay a fortune, but youll still get stone chips, scrapes and dents, especially on the front splitter!

Only thing Id do differently is spray some top coat on the original splitter/wing mirror caps to give them some more protection, but they were cheap enough that its not the end of the world!
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      05-15-2024, 07:56 PM   #5561
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Simple

Just a simple oil change that wasnt simple. That oil filter cap is a bi_-tck to get off and on.
Got it done. I wont do it again. Off to dealer next time.
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      05-16-2024, 11:04 AM   #5562
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Honestly, eBay!😂 you can pay a fortune, but youll still get stone chips, scrapes and dents, especially on the front splitter!

Only thing Id do differently is spray some top coat on the original splitter/wing mirror caps to give them some more protection, but they were cheap enough that its not the end of the world!
What was the fit like. Seen what looks like very good copies on EBay. Just concerned over the fit.
I also intend to paint them.
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      05-17-2024, 09:11 AM   #5563
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Replaced my worn noisy shock and dinan spring with coil..

Trying out -1.5 camber on the front and now Im ready to up to 245 from the current 225 and considering square setup

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      05-17-2024, 06:45 PM   #5564
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Finally warm enough and a long weekend to put in the Konis. The first corner's in. Going to tackle the other 3 corners tomorrow... before the beer supply runs low.

No shortage of rust here.

Edit: 3 done, last one is halfway there. Doing fronts without using a spring compressor slows things down but it works.

Edit 2: Finished, going for test drive. PS: use an extension when fastening the top mount screw closest to the positive terminal or you'll get sparks.
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