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  1. SUSPENSION: So I've done my suspension and...

    SUSPENSION:

    So I've done my suspension and that wraps up the 5 project, at least the major modifications for it.

    I went with H&R Sport springs and Bilstein sport shocks. The front has dropped...
  2. Thanks Ninja! Just added the suspension this...

    Thanks Ninja! Just added the suspension this week. Will do a full writeup on it shortly.
  3. It's been a while since I updated this thread. ...

    It's been a while since I updated this thread. I've been pretty busy but I finally got a chance to grab some photos and writeup a final modification list. It's been one hell of a lotta fun...
  4. METH!!!!! Ok, feel free to go back to the...

    METH!!!!!

    Ok, feel free to go back to the beginning where I said I didn't want to install a meth kit, then laugh at me while pointing fingers. The reason, well, I installed meth. :)

    I don't...
  5. I also recently got new shoes for the ride. ...

    I also recently got new shoes for the ride. Again, it's a 2008 535i BMW (non-xi) and I went with the VMR 710 rims in gunmetal. I got a great deal from www.europeanautosource.com for both the rims...
  6. Ok, the exhaust is installed and all buttoned up....

    Ok, the exhaust is installed and all buttoned up. I've got some (bad) videos that hopefully show the differences between the stock exhaust system (with the exhaust flap opened) and the aftermarket...
  7. Definitely Sticky. These are the wheels...

    Definitely Sticky. These are the wheels (staggered) that I have coming in (I went with the gunmetal). 275's in the back should fix my traction issue. :)

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  8. Wanted to update this with the latest. From my...

    Wanted to update this with the latest. From my other thread, the next project was to get an exhaust for the 535i. As I've been hemorrhaging money on the mods, I really was trying to avoid dropping...
  9. Thanks! I'll get some better photos and post...

    Thanks! I'll get some better photos and post them soon.
  10. I've been a bit busy lately so I haven't been...

    I've been a bit busy lately so I haven't been able to update this. I've got a few new mods in that is below and I finally got out to the track as well to see how the 5'er would do.

    New Mods:
    ...
  11. So 2nd gear launches it is! Still need to figure...

    So 2nd gear launches it is! Still need to figure out how to improve on this a bit. Sticky, any idea what a good 60' time is for a 535?

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  12. Ya, I need to figure out how to launch this thing...

    Ya, I need to figure out how to launch this thing without the wheel spin. If I brake boost it over 1.5k, I lose traction too quickly (interestingly enough, if your traction control kicks in, the...
  13. I finally got a chance to do a couple of 0-60...

    I finally got a chance to do a couple of 0-60 runs again last night. Slippage is starting to become a real issue when doing these, at least in 1st gear. I may have to start trying 2nd gear launches...
  14. I would of sworn I saw two pipes under the car...

    I would of sworn I saw two pipes under the car that did join, briefly, into a solid box (possibly the cat), but I can't say for sure. Next time I am under there I will make sure to document it.
    ...
  15. Golf Tee Mod on a 535i - why are the "simple"...

    Golf Tee Mod on a 535i - why are the "simple" things such a PITA?

    Everything I read about doing the golf tee mod on the 335 made it seem easy. I mean, the easiest mod you could do to the car. In...
  16. Thanks Boom! I will definitely check them out...

    Thanks Boom! I will definitely check them out and see what options I've got!
  17. Update - Everything on the car is running great...

    Update - Everything on the car is running great on Stg2 +. Logs are clean and 2nd gear is getting interesting. :)

    After doing some more research, I decided to replace my stock DV's to get a...
  18. Ya, let me be more specific. I ran Stg2 without...

    Ya, let me be more specific. I ran Stg2 without the FMIC (Cobb stg2 no FMIC aggressive) and there was very little increase in the amount of HP (more Torque though). After talking with the Cobb...
  19. So I wanted to update this thread. I wrote up my...

    So I wanted to update this thread. I wrote up my intercooler upgrade install in this thread - http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?16965-2008-535i-FMIC-Install-with-pics!, but this is about...
  20. It's of course very possible. What I also found...

    It's of course very possible. What I also found out was that transitioning from STG1 (Cobb) to STG2 really only affects the Torque (and I cant get the dyno place to send me the stg 2 runs). ...
  21. A local company in Cary, NC. Import Motor Werks....

    A local company in Cary, NC. Import Motor Werks. They installed my downpipes as well on the 535i (no easy feat) and did a great job.

    Sticky - sorry in advance if linking is bad. ...
  22. Here's a cobb log from the aggressive dyno pull...

    Here's a cobb log from the aggressive dyno pull (which was about 320hp). Still waiting on the dyno logs.

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  23. Just got off the phone with Cobb - good news! :)...

    Just got off the phone with Cobb - good news! :)

    They confirmed the difference between Stg1 v301 aggressive & Stg2 v301 aggressive (no FMIC) is pretty much torque only. Per their tuner, they...
  24. No problem Sticky.. will be happy to do that! ...

    No problem Sticky.. will be happy to do that!

    Well, color me disappointed. Just got back from the dyno where I ran 3 times with the Stg2 v301 software and the addition of catted AR downpipes...
  25. Ya, I think it was throttle modulation but, to...

    Ya, I think it was throttle modulation but, to complete my dumb ass quotient for the day, I forgot to press the button to actually "log" the runs. Damn i'm a tool some days.

    Anyway, going back...
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