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      04-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #23
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Wow, great project!!
i don't have balls to do that yet...
how does it effect the warranty? that is if you still have one...
Any interior mods????
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      04-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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Sorry those are the fuzziest pics yet...I rolled it out under the street lamps just to see the gold pearl pop
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      04-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #25
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I never thought that light colors would look so awesome,
if i did this, i finish it off by smoking exhaust chrome tips, delete rear bumper reflectores, and plastic strip on both doors would be black too, but that's just my opinion. oh and i really like what you did with the roof...
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      04-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #26
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Looking great!
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      04-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #27
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I never thought that light colors would look so awesome,
if i did this, i finish it off by smoking exhaust chrome tips, delete rear bumper reflectores, and plastic strip on both doors would be black too, but that's just my opinion. oh and i really like what you did with the roof...
Love your X5
Thanks! I pondered the black door moldings but didn't want to draw attention to them. The problem with deleting the reflectors in the rear is a critical fastener that is hiding behind them, if they didnt have that screw I would have fully deleted them. It's pretty insane looking in real life, pictures just don't tell the whole story.

Stay tuned for the final details (brakes, exhaust, emblems and wheels).
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      05-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #28
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Turned out really nice
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      05-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #29
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Wow, looks awesome.

Congrats on a great job,
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      05-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #30
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      05-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #31
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Have you read this thread? http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=664569

22" cracked There's still concerns about the design of the wheels that caused the wheels to crack in a location that normally doesn't crack. Of course they blamed triangle rim parts, but still waiting for the truth about that.
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      05-03-2012, 04:38 AM   #32
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I love this thread.
Awesome job!
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      05-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #33
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I have heard some grumblings abot ADV1 but I am confident in their product and customer support in the event of a problem. Sometimes suppliers let you down in business and products fail...it's how you react to it that shows your true colors. In ADV1's case ASA actually supplies the billets for the Forged Monoblock and I'm sure Alcoa supplies the Aluminum Ingots so you can imagine the variables. All it takes is an impurity in the ingot and the entire chain is dealt a sub-standard product. Only time will tell if my 22's hold up or become expensive coffee tables In my business I have seen failures of OEM and Aftermarket wheels alike so I believe it's a roll of the dice in some ways.

Back to what I've been up to...I decided that I wanted to de-chrome the roundels and got busy giving them a glossy black surround. I don't judge those who mess with the actual roundel colors but for me they are a bit sacred.

Next knowing that new boots are coming down was the brakes. It's insane how much work it is to restore the appearance of older dirty components. I have about 12 hours into the disassembly and cleaning alone, nevermind the paint and assembly. One day I may upgrade to Brembo's but for now under normal street driving these are sufficient. I mixed up a version of PPG 'Cool Blue' to match the roundel (in real life it matches really nice). The calipers were left attached to the vehicle which added a ton of work and made them hard to spray but avoided a brake service. Brake fluid eats paint and I was a bit worried about having someone bleed them right away.

I have a fabricator buddy putting together my new mufflers, we are going to use the stock tips painted glossy black. Pics of this all done and installed soon...as you can see we have jigged the exhaust and I am hoping we can build duplicates.
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      05-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #34
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Beautiful!!!

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      05-09-2012, 06:22 AM   #35
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Looks amazing, keep it up!
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      05-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #36
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Wow! Pearl coat looks great. When do the wheels come in?
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      05-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #37
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Wow! Pearl coat looks great. When do the wheels come in?
Thanks! Hoping to see them in early June...getting very anxious!
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      05-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #38
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wow, awesome project! really like the color
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      06-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #39
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Wow! That is a nice body of work sir!

Just curious...what is the retail cost of something like this?
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      06-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #40
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Very nice work.
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      07-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #41
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NICE! good to see another BC plate =)

I'd love to see your car in person! Will be dropping her on H&r's and really want to see those spacers.

Which shop are you taking your car to? did you use the H&R links for the rear or did you buy an adjustable pair?
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      07-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #42
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Hopefully BMW is taking notes because that looks amazing!
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      07-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #43
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      07-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #44
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Awesome.
How much would that cost a customer?
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