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Old 08-29-2017, 06:15 AM
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I'm glad to see that you ditched the wood in the 135i
Telling you, only thing had me going crazy.. felt so out of place!

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the 135 gave you wood!
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Been up to some tweaks lately on the 135i but will save that update for later..

Celebrated my birthday two weeks ago and my girlfriend recruited a couple buddies to trick me into going for a shoot while she prepped my surprise party!

Shoot and Birthday both came out well!

Finally got pics together with my friend and shop owner of ATH where all my work gets done.. @[ATH_M2](contact:128294)















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Thanks Steven! Hope all is well!
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Damn how did I miss this thread. Wow, she's a beaut!!
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Puta!
Happy Birthhday!
lol Gracias Marica! Why am I not getting notifications of replies?

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awesome pics, awesome car, awesome birthday!
Thanks man! I appreciate it!

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If you like his M2, you should see his new daily!
Got some updated pics.. it has been transformed now!

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or should I say...HER new daily
I let her use it cause its DCT, she doesn't know how to drive the M2! I am trying to find a clean 135i for her also!

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Damn how did I miss this thread. Wow, she's a beaut!!
Thanks! I know I missed all these reply notifications!
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Since I bought the car I thought the paint was in great condition, it seemed to be garage kept and taken care of. Once I started looking closer I noticed it did have many swirl marks and could benefit of some TLC on the paint.

I took delivery of my M2 last year and had contacted a local company close to the Performance Delivery Center to do the XPEL Pain Protective Film on it.

After long research I picked Extreme Colors Auto Spa to work the M2 since they worked all the PPF on the BMW Performance Center cars. I had always wanted to come back and visit South Carolina again since I was only able to spend a day there when I did my M2 PCD.

So after picking up the 135i I started planning a road trip to do some sightseeing at SC and Georgia while the shop worked on my 135i.
Car went thru a full paint correction and a 5 year Ceramic Pro treatment. They also pulled my wheels off and did Ceramic Pro on the entire wheel (face and barrel) and finalized with also doing my calipers.

I thought the car had good paint until I saw how the car looked after finishing it, now I think it was thread worthy since it looks like it rolled off the assembly line.

Dropped the car off on Monday around 9:00am



Got some teaser pics while the process was undergoing and was able to pickup on Wednesday around 4:00pm.

I canít get over how much better it looks now!

















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Uhhh, how did I miss all this M2 and 135 goodness?!
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What a garage to have!!
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I liked your M2 & 135i side-by-side earlier in this thread - the 2-series looks so much better than the 1 in every way IMO, but cool to see them together.
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Well the thing is that the M2 looks more aggressive from every possible corner! Such a wide stance and the arches make it look like it has a wide body on it while the 1 series looks smaller and shrunken down.

Dimensions on the M2 are the same as an M4 in width and 8Ē shorter in length so itís much bigger than the 135i making it also look bulky in comparison.
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Mmmm...
I remember when you used to Honda.
I might need to give BMW a shot next go around...
I love your garage right now...LOVE It.
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Holy crap... how did I miss this thread!?!?!

Sick cars... love the blue on that M2. Keep the updates coming
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Mmmm...
I remember when you used to Honda.
I might need to give BMW a shot next go around...
I love your garage right now...LOVE It.
They are as addictive as the Honda's. I still have the 1985 CRX Si, I sold the 1991 CRX Si and it was totaled three weeks after SMH..
We need to plan that Kayak thing so you guys can head up and stay a weekend!

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Holy crap... how did I miss this thread!?!?!

Sick cars... love the blue on that M2. Keep the updates coming
Thanks!! I will try to keep this updated, I need to show that not all BMW owners are douches.. yesterday I had the blinkers coded from 3 to 6 times. I do use blinkers in these cars
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What's the mod list on the 135?

Beautiful cars!
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Thanks!! I will try to keep this updated, I need to show that not all BMW owners are douches.. yesterday I had the blinkers coded from 3 to 6 times. I do use blinkers in these cars


I have an M3, but I'm a douche... so I'm likely not doing my part. Thanks for carrying the torch
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Thanks!! I will try to keep this updated, I need to show that not all BMW owners are douches.. yesterday I had the blinkers coded from 3 to 6 times. I do use blinkers in these cars
Wait, wait, wait...this is possible? Is it easy to do? Yes, the 3 blinks only get half of my car into the next lane - I have to hit it twice manually or fully click-in then turn off my signal which is annoying.

I'm too protective of my car to not use signals; I want all around me to yield when I am changing lanes. Sorry, too douchey?
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What's the mod list on the 135?

Beautiful cars!
Thanks! The 135i has AFEPower drop in filter, VRSF Intercooler, VRSF Downpipe, M Performance Exhaust, Eibach Pro Kit, the APEX wheels and some carbon diffuser and splitter for aesthetics.

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I have an M3, but I'm a douche... so I'm likely not doing my part. Thanks for carrying the torch
I will try to hold the torche and take one for the team!

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Wait, wait, wait...this is possible? Is it easy to do? Yes, the 3 blinks only get half of my car into the next lane - I have to hit it twice manually or fully click-in then turn off my signal which is annoying.

I'm too protective of my car to not use signals; I want all around me to yield when I am changing lanes. Sorry, too douchey?
Depending on the chassis its easy or not. The M2 is a piece of cake with an adapter and an App I purchased couple clicks on the phone.

On the 135i its a bit more entailed since you need to go thru full coding since the App available doesnt offer all features. But anyone can perform it remotely like they did with mine yesterday.
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Can you set it up to blink on the opposite side when you signal? You know, to really throw people off that don't use theirs?!?!?
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Uhhh, how did I miss all this M2 and 135 goodness?!
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Holy crap... how did I miss this thread!?!?!

Sick cars... love the blue on that M2. Keep the updates coming
I am with both of you. I have no idea how I have missed this thread before.

OP both cars are beautiful but the M2
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Mmmm...
I remember when you used to Honda.
I might need to give BMW a shot next go around...
I love your garage right now...LOVE It.
Be careful because you may never go back again.
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Love the M2 !!! if BMW makes a M2 GC, that will be my next car.
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Be careful because you may never go back again.
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LOL...
I honestly wouldn't be surprised.
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Can you set it up to blink on the opposite side when you signal? You know, to really throw people off that don't use theirs?!?!?
Now see thats just wrong man lol

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I am with both of you. I have no idea how I have missed this thread before.

OP both cars are beautiful but the M2
Thanks!!!

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Love the M2 !!! if BMW makes a M2 GC, that will be my next car.
Not sure if they will roll out a GC of it. I do think it might look weird lol

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LOL...
I honestly wouldn't be surprised.
Well, do you still have the Audi? Imagine if you place your ass in a newer european.. it will be hard to go back..

I'm sad Acura didn't roll out anything nicer. I don't like the TLX and the NSX is prohibitive. I would get a 911 at that point.
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I'm sad Acura didn't roll out anything nicer. I don't like the TLX and the NSX is prohibitive. I would get a 911 at that point.
This! So much THIS! They lost me at the 4GTL.
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Fuckin A right...
I wouldn't be shocked, I'm telling you...there's something about German.
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Can you set it up to blink on the opposite side when you signal? You know, to really throw people off that don't use theirs?!?!?
Dude that's genius. Never let these haters know your next move....
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Now see thats just wrong man lol



Thanks!!!



Not sure if they will roll out a GC of it. I do think it might look weird lol



Well, do you still have the Audi? Imagine if you place your ass in a newer european.. it will be hard to go back..

I'm sad Acura didn't roll out anything nicer. I don't like the TLX and the NSX is prohibitive. I would get a 911 at that point.
2 series GC is confirmed... so we will see
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2 series GC is confirmed... so we will see
Pretty unlikely they'll make a full M version of it, though, IMO.
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yah probably not.... since they havent even made the M4GC yet....
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I saw someone who quoted something about the 228 being preferred over the M2 or something by some magazine...it's a member on here. I don't understand how or why that could be true though.
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I saw someone who quoted something about the 228 being preferred over the M2 or something by some magazine...it's a member on here. I don't understand how or why that could be true though.
I read that same article. They preferred the 228i over the M235i; the M2 wasn't out yet. They liked the 228i better because it was lighter and they were driving on some very twisty roads. They didn't seem to think the mild M treatment of the more powerful car was really worth it, IIRC.
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