135i build thread

Turby

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Decided to start a build thread to help myself keep track of my progress with this new project. I previously had an e90 with an on3 kit and some other mods for about 2 years and ended up selling it to try out the corvette life. Picked up a c5z06 which I enjoyed for about 6 months and the ls6/t56 platform along with the plastic interior was enough for me to sell it after a short period of time and get a car I've wanted for a while, e82 with a n54.

Old e90
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11/10/17
Flew out to Maryland to buy this SGM/Coral red 08 135i with 55k miles

Car was mostly stock other than the minor mods it had which were jb4 / ar downpipes / bms intakes / h&r super sport springs

The car had been sitting outside for a few months which led to sun faded headlights and some clear coat fading on the roof of the vehicle. Easy fixes and the rest of the vehicle checked out as well as the price I was able to get it for to include recent receipts for new turbos/water pump/tstat. Drove it back to Missouri with no issues and instantly started to put a list together of needs/wants.
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11/13/17
A local friend of mine is parting out his 135is and I was able to swap tail lights with him for the dark lines, these make the car look so much newer.
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Tomorrow I'm driving down to Oklahoma to pick up a used jp works kit with pretty much everything besides the turbo which works out for me since I plan to get one from a friend of mine. I will also be getting wheels from someone else in Oklahoma with pictures to follow.

Future power/fuel plans:
Jp workz kit
6466 gen 2 bb
Vrsf 7.5 race intercooler
I pre ordered the vtt single barrel shotgun kit
Bmr 450 bucketless fuel pump
Trans cooler kit from @1slow_e36
Xhp stage 3
Manual boost controller
Mhd flash only
Cp/bov

Future exterior mods:
Custom headlights
5d carbon high gloss wrapped roof
Front lip
Coilovers
15x10 et44 forgestar f14
17 or 18 forgestar f14 for the fronts

I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of little things but I'll be sure to note it.

That's it for now, happy to be back on the n54 platform for now and can't wait to get this build started.
 

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Turby

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Update, was able to get the jp workz kit from my buddy a few days ago as well as a cp/bov setup. I also grabbed this cx racing intercooler from him but after looking up reviews and logs it doesn't seem like it'll do the trick. Luckily found a brand new vrsf 7.5 intercooler locally and couldn't say no to that. Here's some pictures of the parts and some better ones of the car after cleaning it. I'm in the process of wrapping the roof right now.
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Turby

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Installed the 7.5 today and the power up top is amazing compared to the stock ic, it's also nice watching your iats go down during a pull lol. I also threw on these black eyebrows for the headlights which look so good in person, I'll have to get better pictures of them in the daylight soon. During the week I ditched the jb3 that the car had and flashed mhd e50 new v8 beta map which is very smooth and xhp stage 3 trans flash.
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Can you point me to the direction of these deals...? Lol

Eh, just seen them now and then

Installed the 7.5 today and the power up top is amazing compared to the stock ic, it's also nice watching your iats go down during a pull lol. I also threw on these black eyebrows for the headlights which look so good in person, I'll have to get better pictures of them in the daylight soon. During the week I ditched the jb3 that the car had and flashed mhd e50 new v8 beta map which is very smooth and xhp stage 3 trans flash.

Is that a CF wrap or overlay on your roof?

EDIT: Nevermind, see it now
 
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Turby

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Small update

Got the 6466 bb as well as forgestars new f14 15s. Going to clean the kit up and probably wrap everything or coat it, still haven't decided but I plan to install it soon just waiting on the little things to come in the mail. Looking for a way to swing the downpipe out the bottom of the fender and I believe I found a solution. Talked to my fab guy to get some ideas and he says its possible so more to come soon.
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Messing around with the fender exit idea today, removed the fender and tossed the ww reservoir and the wiring to go with it as well as the hose that runs to the headlight washers. That saved around 15 pounds after weighing it if anyone was interested in doing so. 3 inch down pipe out the fender definitely seems possible after moving the dme to the glove box. I measured out a 4 inch path to give the exhaust room to move and room for heat wrap. It should tuck right into the path I have drawn out and kick out the bottom of the fender, I wanted it at the bottom in case I had a passenger that wanted to have the window down lol plus it would look better and be more practical.

Heater hose for the coolant tank relocate came in today as well as the oil feed line and a new coolant hose flange to fix that plastic issue before hand. Also oil pan gasket and the turbo manifold studs/gaskets. Still waiting on a few small things before I can install it.

Kicking around the idea of ordering a universal aluminium coolant tank to get rid of more plastic under the hood and found one that has threaded ports in black that would look good. The threaded ports would make it easy to use with npt to hose barb adapters. That's all for now.
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