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F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
13-02-2018, 07:52 PM
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F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
After a long wait, I finally found a well looked after 135i at a fair price. Having never owned a bmw hatch before I was quite excited to get my hands on one of these and damn it's a beast. This car literally makes me smile every time I step on the gas.
To do list
Change that wheel as it sticks out like a sore thumb
Mp exhaust, because too soft
Front spoiler
Back spoiler
Side skirt extensions
MPerformance side skirt decal
30mm drop (maybe, maybe not)
JB4 (still in the fence as I'm enjoying it stock for now)
Anything else I'm missing?

A few pics I managed to snap this evening, will get it all washed up and take some proper pics

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13-02-2018, 07:58 PM
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F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(13-02-2018 07:52 PM)Richard_b Wrote:  After a long wait, I finally found a well looked after 135i at a fair price. Having never owned a bmw hatch before I was quite excited to get my hands on one of these and damn it's a beast. This car literally makes me smile every time I step on the gas.
To do list
Change that wheel as it sticks out like a sore thumb
Mp exhaust, because too soft
Front spoiler
Back spoiler
Side skirt extensions
MPerformance side skirt decal
30mm drop (maybe, maybe not)
JB4 (still in the fence as I'm enjoying it stock for now)
Anything else I'm missing?

A few pics I managed to snap this evening, will get it all washed up and take some proper pics

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Congrats man, stunning! I’m literally in the same market for this car too at the moment if you don’t mind me asking (via a private message is also okey) what was the KMs and Cost of the car? Just seeing what else is out there and how they compare to what I see and where my budget lies?

Great TO DO list, if the stock pipe is on one when I find it, it would defiantly be the first mod to the car.


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13-02-2018, 08:03 PM
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F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congrats, you gonna enjoy it. Nice To-Do list. I've done all of it except the JB4

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13-02-2018, 08:09 PM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Great to do list!!! Congrats on a new ride. Stunning. I wpuld also do the bms induction!! I have a set of 19” that fit nicely. Contact me
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13-02-2018, 08:13 PM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Nice car! Are those OEM 18" M4 rims? Perhaps I am not seeing the angles but they look good.

Great list of mods and Top choice of Interior color as well (I am biased). I would not to this : MPerformance side skirt decal but guess that is just my preference.

All the best having fun with your new ride! Bravo

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13-02-2018, 08:13 PM (This post was last modified: 13-02-2018 08:23 PM by Rich_b.)
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Hi @soprano
It's currently got 59 xxx kms on the clock, will send you a pm.

Thanks @3v0m-wp
Seen your car all over the interwebz, the colour is sick AF and your car is stunning dude.

(13-02-2018 08:13 PM)cOlDFuSiOn Wrote:  Nice car! Are those OEM 18" M4 rims? Perhaps I am not seeing the angles but they look good.

Great list of mods and Top choice of Interior color as well (I am biased). I would not to this : MPerformance side skirt decal but guess that is just my preference.

All the best having fun with your new ride! Bravo

Hi @ColdFusion
Thank you. Not sure if they are OEM as I have yet to remove them. They do have some bmw looking stickers inside the arch but I'll only be sure once they are off. They do look good but the problem is they stick out too far at the back. Not a big fan of the rim going too far out of line with the body of the car.

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13-02-2018, 10:14 PM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(13-02-2018 08:13 PM)Richard_b Wrote:  Hi @soprano
It's currently got 59 xxx kms on the clock, will send you a pm.

Thanks @3v0m-wp
Seen your car all over the interwebz, the colour is sick AF and your car is stunning dude.

Thanks dude. Yeah it's crazy at how it's attracting a lot of attention on the interwebz. People are still sharing the pics and tagging me



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13-02-2018, 10:38 PM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Praise

Awesome ride mate, I actually like the wheels over the stock ones Thumbs

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14-02-2018, 12:39 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congratz on the car many safe miles, we can swop wheels if you want haha
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14-02-2018, 01:32 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congrats Thumbs

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14-02-2018, 07:07 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congrats! car looks awesome! I'm also not a fan of the wheels sticking out, and drive the car stock for a while then do JB4 and DP, once those are done you won't wanna drive the car stock again Rofl

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14-02-2018, 07:43 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce

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14-02-2018, 07:49 AM
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F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(14-02-2018 07:43 AM)sash Wrote:  Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce


Oh there is starts doesn’t everything become near acceptable when lowered? Including additional style points. Thanks OP for the direct message too thankfully had the same value vs KMs in mind.


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14-02-2018, 07:49 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Congrats on the ride Bravo not a big fan of the fitment of the wheels, but that's just me. Many safe kms
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14-02-2018, 08:24 AM
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awesome car bud congrats

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14-02-2018, 09:00 AM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2018 09:01 AM by Rich_b.)
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
Thank you all.

(14-02-2018 07:43 AM)sash Wrote:  Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce

I REALLY REALLY want to go down this road but the ride feels oh so smooth at the moment and its fun going over the speed bump straight, unless i can be convinced the ride will be the same with the low.

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14-02-2018, 09:03 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(14-02-2018 09:00 AM)Richard_b Wrote:  Thank you all.

(14-02-2018 07:43 AM)sash Wrote:  Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce

I REALLY REALLY want to go down this road but the ride feels oh so smooth at the moment and its fun going over the speed bump straight, unless i can be convinced the ride will be the same with the low.

My car was lowered, at once stage almost on the floor and ride wasn't bad at all, very similar to stock but muuuch better handling on bends

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14-02-2018, 10:02 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(14-02-2018 09:03 AM)TheMo Wrote:  
(14-02-2018 09:00 AM)Richard_b Wrote:  Thank you all.

(14-02-2018 07:43 AM)sash Wrote:  Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce

I REALLY REALLY want to go down this road but the ride feels oh so smooth at the moment and its fun going over the speed bump straight, unless i can be convinced the ride will be the same with the low.

My car was lowered, at once stage almost on the floor and ride wasn't bad at all, very similar to stock but muuuch better handling on bends

Coilovers or springs?

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14-02-2018, 10:19 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(14-02-2018 10:02 AM)Richard_b Wrote:  
(14-02-2018 09:03 AM)TheMo Wrote:  
(14-02-2018 09:00 AM)Richard_b Wrote:  Thank you all.

(14-02-2018 07:43 AM)sash Wrote:  Congrats, car is mint, maybe the poke on the rear might be more acceptable when lowered.....smile bounce

I REALLY REALLY want to go down this road but the ride feels oh so smooth at the moment and its fun going over the speed bump straight, unless i can be convinced the ride will be the same with the low.

My car was lowered, at once stage almost on the floor and ride wasn't bad at all, very similar to stock but muuuch better handling on bends

Coilovers or springs?

I had BC coilovers, it was a little bouncy when I was super low

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14-02-2018, 11:28 AM
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RE: F20 135i F/Lift - Finally
(14-02-2018 09:00 AM)Richard_b Wrote:  I REALLY REALLY want to go down this road but the ride feels oh so smooth at the moment and its fun going over the speed bump straight, unless i can be convinced the ride will be the same with the low.

The ride is a lot better lowered. I did the 25mm drop and wheel spacers. Cornering is a lot better.
Some regular speed bumps I have to now go very slowly or at an angle because of the 25mm suspension and 12mm front lip.

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