SeanCon Build Thread - '08 E92 335i (PURE Stage 2) **NEW FORGESTAR F14 SDC WHEELS**

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My Build:

New to this forum so I figured I'd post my build thread. Looking forward to being active on here as much as possible.

At first I was on the hunt for an E46 M3 and had the opportunity to test drive a few. Don't get my wrong I loved them. I was right about to close on an Alpine White M3 but I decided I'd give the E92 335i a chance before doing so. With all the research I was doing at the time, I kept stumbling upon people raving about the N54 engine. Plus I liked the idea of being able to get a newer car, with less miles, for around the same price.

Ended up grabbing an E92 335i from an e90 post forum member jdrdeer . For the sake of keeping this post as short as possible I'll just link that here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791360

Day One

Here's a picture of new vs. old the first day I arrived home:

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BMW Day One by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

Modding and caring for this car has has become my biggest hobby and passion (and addiction).

Anyway, here is where I am at so far... I will be updating this thread as I have more plans.

Shout out to Redline Speed Worx in Green Brook, NJ for the most recent work.


Current Build:

Approx. 123,000 miles


- Pure Stage 2 Turbos
- Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP
- MHD Stage 2+ (93 oct)
- BMS DCI
- VRSF Race Cat Back Exhaust
- VRSF 3" Catless Downpipes
- VRSF 7" HD FMIC
- Cobb Charge Pipe
- Turbosmart Dual Port BOV (set to 50/50)
- Precision Raceworks Ignition System
- NGK97506 Spark Plugs (.22 gap)

- 19" Forgestar F14 SDC (Gunmetal)
- Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 (235/35/19 x 265/30/19)
- Macht Schnell Stud Conversion Kit
- Project Kics R40 iConix Lug Nuts
- R1 Drilled/Slotted Rotors + Akebono Euro Brake Pads
- KW Variant 1 Coilovers
- SPC Rear Camber Arms (-1.6 front, -3.6 rear)
- OSSdesigns Angel Eyes w/ Full Blackout
- Shadowline Window Trim
- 30% Window Tints
- M-Sport Front/Rear Bumper
- Arkym Style Front Lip
- M3 Rep. Side Skirts
- M3 Rep. Spoiler
- HP Sport Diffuser
- Smoked Side Markers
- Yellow Brake Calipers
- Custom Painted Cyba Scoops (Yellow)
- Mashimarho Performance Steering Wheel (Perforated Leather w/ Yellow Stripe)
- Color Matched Reflectors
- Performance Shift Stick
- Escort Passport Max Radar Detector (hardwired to mirror)

Coming soon/Wishlist:

- Custom Tune
- Wavetrac LSD
- M3 Control Arm Kit
- Vorsteiner CSL Trunk
- LCI Tail Lights
- HPB Full LED Upgrade
- Side Skirt Extensions
- P3 Vent Gauge
....


Pictures

Avant Garde M310 Wheels (Old Setup)


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IMG_0184 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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IMG_0174 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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IMG_0180 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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IMG_0182 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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IMG_0176 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr




Forgestar F14 SDC Wheels (Current Setup)

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Photo2 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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Photo1 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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Photo4 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr

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Photo7 by Sean Connolly, on Flickr
 
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So you running ps2 with ots mhd map? And it runs ok?
Correct. Runs better than ok, the car is a beast and extremely smooth. With that being said I just reached out to Twisted Tuning regarding a custom tune.
 
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Has forgestar fixed the metallurgy issues they were having with splintering/cracking wheels a couple years ago?
I was never aware of this issue but can say personally I haven’t experienced any cracking or splintering.... and we have some pretty rough pot holes here in NJ.
 

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So you driving pure tubes with mhd ots flags? How does it feel? Stock?
 

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So you driving pure tubes with mhd ots flags? How does it feel? Stock?
Correct. The farthest thing from stock. The first week I was running them it literally blew my mind everytime I drove the car... power increase was insane. Been about a year now hence why I’m looking for more power/custom tune.
 

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Correct. The farthest thing from stock. The first week I was running them it literally blew my mind everytime I drove the car... power increase was insane. Been about a year now hence why I’m looking for more power/custom tune.
Good to hear.

I am looking at Pure Turbo Stage 2 hi flo when I upgrade. But that's after internals upgraded.
Pistons, rods, rings, bearings, etc...
 
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