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    Mineral White 335is

    I needed some photos for the upcoming 1/2 event, so had @gary88 shoot me some pretty shots. The car is stock on the outside except for rims Avant Garde 359m and a tint. I really have to give it up to BMW for taking my completed mod lists and my wish lists from my last 335i and putting all but the wheels on the IS. The list includes white angel eyes, white corners, white side markers, black grills, black mirrors, black exhaust pipes, black lower grill, shadowtrim, m3 front end, m3 side skirts, m3 wheel, m3 shifter, upgrade instrument cluster, upgraded exhaust, lci tail lights, and upgraded rear.

    Thanks @gary88 for shooting my car today.

    Enough chatting, photo time.
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    Nice photography, what was the camera setup?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Nice photography, what was the camera setup?
    5D Mark III
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    70-200 f/4L IS
    85 f/1.8

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gary88 Click here to enlarge
    5D Mark III
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    70-200 f/4L IS
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    Quite nice. Like the photos better than my D7000. May need to get one...

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    it's not the equipment you twit... way to totally insult the guy behind the camera.


    nice work gar - but i still contend thats the strangest looking 911 turbo I've ever seen.


    james what/where u sending this to?

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    The guys putting on the 1/2 mile event
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    Looks great, mineral white sure does put alpine white to shame. It looks like it has more character.
    2011 E90 M3 \ Melbourne Rot Metallic

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    Yes, I was really excited to find the mineral. Adds a lot of depth that flat white are missing.

    Can someone photo shop a big bimmerboost decal on one of those to show @Sticky how it would look to sponser me.
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    Nice car and pics. Curious why you got rid of the 911 turbo.
    ​#Chuckstrong

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    It was 2 fast for him
    PTF PROTuned | RB's | AMS FMIC | AR DP's | HPF Exhaust | CP-E DCI | Apex Arc 8's | 235/275 Star Specs |

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    Nice looking ride! Great photos too
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    Nice car and pics. Curious why you got rid of the 911 turbo.
    The short answer, the age of the car and the effects of that were too much to overcome the awesomeness of the car.

    The long answer is below.

    It was a series of events. I have always been a fan of driving one car all the time, not having a daily driver and then a separate fun car. Rather than put all the funds towards one. A 3 series has filled that roll for me well as I bought three new ones in a row. As my income went a bit in 9 years while essentially keeping the same car costs, I thought it time to treat myself. So I went with a used 07 911 and dumped some mods into it and was left with a very fast car that could hold its own against virtually anything on the road. And I loved the car, still do, was a dream of mine for 25 years.

    However, this fall I moved and my commute went up 5 times and the idea of putting 15-18k miles a year on the 911 makes costs go up and leave me with a 100,000 mile 911 turbo after 3-4 years, which likely wouldn’t sell well.

    So I decided to get a winter/daily driver and test drove a comparatively inexpensive 09 mini that was fun as heck and much more civilized compared to the roughness of the 911. It would be prefect for winter and daily drive. But the mini was almost too good. It had 10k more miles than my 911 and was still rock solid and button down. Where the 911, with the striped down body and the stiff susp creaked and rattled over most bumps. It wasn’t excessive, just the effect of it being a 5 year old car with impressive handling with 45k miles on it.

    That whole process put doubt in my decision to get the car and I started focusing more on the things about the car that bothered me (had been ignoring them). I am guessing these are what you are wondering about in order of importance to me.


    • Used car vs. new. I just love new cars that only I have ever owned. The car had the general ware and tear of a used car, but honestly, the 40k mile 335i I traded in was in better shape than the 911.
    • Rattles – see above, driving the 5 hours home after buying the 335is in Ohio was amazing. The 911 is very much like a bmw in its ability to dampen impacts, but just to a much firmer level. That being said, after so many miles of that stiffer ride, interior parts have started to make some noise. It’s so nice being back in a car that makes no creaks or rattles even over the roughest roads.
    • Dated interior – Porsche is always slow to update things and it shows on the 997. They did upgrade the center console in 09, but even the 2012 look identical on the inside as my 07. A lot of people commented on how old the interior looked compare to most cars. I actually went and looked at some pictures of 997s a week ago with a little sadness for selling it and as soon as I saw the interior pictures I stopped looking. I again was happy I went back to a newer car.
    • Power – When I had it tuned, the power jumped from 480 to 600hp and it was more fun. For me, at a certain point, adding more power to a car doesn’t translate to a faster car on the streets because you don’t have the space or speed limits to let the higher power shine. So when I went from 300 to 420 on my 335i, it was like night and day for daily driving. But on the 911, it felt more like the difference between cobb stage 1 and stage 2, because the added power only shined in 3rd gear and up. And if I was doing that, I was double any speed limit by me (55mph). I know the faster you go the more impact the higher hp has as friction and gearing take more of an effect. But I don’t track my cars and rarely break 100mph, so the benefit of the 911 starts getting lost. I knew I could be content with 500ish hp every day of the week. And honestly, how much do I even use that.
    • Clutch – it was assisted and was pretty bad. You couldn’t launch the car well unless you dumped it at very high rpms. Was very annoying, never liked it. For $4-6k you can remove the assist, but more costs to an already expensive car. I am shocked at how bad that was being back in a bmw.
    • AWD – yes it was better than RWD in a straight line and dry, but nothing like I expected. I could still break it loss with easy, but less predictable. Also the AWD did loss some fun from a rwd. In the end though, it didn’t feel like it had the benefits to out weigh the extra weight and more stuff that could break. And nothing is more terrifying than taking a corner and have all four tires break loss. Instead of counter steering like losing traction in a RWD car, you just get sideways with a puckered ass and flashes of your insurance costs going up.
    • Cost – I couldn’t justify the 911 and its 60% more costs a month to own compared to the 2011 bmw 335is (850 miles on it, never sold to a customer at $12k under invoice). So, for the cash I am going to get off selling the mods from the 911 turbo, I will push the 335is as best I can to get it back to something close to the stock 911 and pocket the monthly savings. And I won’t have to stress about something breaking on a $140k car.


    There are a lot of things about it that were amazing, like the attention. The fact that every person from age 4-84 loved the car. I would drive by families and hear kids that couldn’t even name 5 car makes turn to their parents and say that liked my car or even yell out that the loved my car. Folks would pull up to me on the highway and give me the thumbs up. It was an attention whore.

    All that being said, I am so happy with the 335is. After about 15 seconds of driving, it felt like I had come home. BMWs are a very tamed version of the 911 and despite pretending I am a racecar driver, I prefer the softer sports coupe vs. a hard car super/sports car.

    Cheers,
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Can someone photo shop a big bimmerboost decal on one of those to show @Sticky how it would look to sponser me.
    I'll sponsor you with hugs.

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    Very nice 335i! I also wanna let you know I just got a set of 335 HRE's in.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-335-330-...item1e7689574c

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    nice car
    ground control coilovers/wavetrac lsd/ full m3 suspension/delrin bushings/ megan racing toe and camber arms/bmw oem performance carbon fiber front lip and rear deck spoiler/m3 strut brace/ecs SS brakelines/CPE dci's, charge pipe, catless dp, fmic/bms OCC/tuningtechfs custom tune/defiv diff lockdownkit,rbpcv valve.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'll sponsor you with hugs.
    Be careful what you offer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Be careful what you offer.
    Handshake it is.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    Nice car and pics. Curious why you got rid of the 911 turbo.
    Thanks

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
    Nice looking ride! Great photos too
    Thanks, Gary did a great job.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CoreyWB Click here to enlarge
    Very nice 335i! I also wanna let you know I just got a set of 335 HRE's in.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-335-330-...item1e7689574c
    Thanks, but I really like my set up.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TRES Click here to enlarge
    nice car
    Thanks.



    Yea, after seeing these pics, I need a lip on the front of the car. What would look good? Carbon fiber lips from the m3? I dont want to go full m3, cause it already has about 6 to many m3 badges on it.
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    beautiful looking vehicle
    2007 335i (100% stock with mods)

    N54 is not a German 2JZ lol

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    awesome photos. BEAUTIFUL car

    I believe its both camera and camera man.




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    lol, bigger. I want is so every person with a gopro at the event gets a clear shot of bimmerboost.com at one point in the video.
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    impressed myself

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    Get a arkym lip....I love mine, not to low for driving and looks awesome
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