R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

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R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi all,

My E91 325d is sadly departed - 27 page build thread here for those who don't know it: http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=76781

Long and short is that I bought a E70 X5 30d as a better family alternative, however it was rejected after 3 weeks because it was a total lemon and painted about 4 differing shades of Alpine White :oops:

After looking at two more X5's (F15's this time) they were both also shoddy so I decided to pool my resources and get a newer car. I was looking at pre-reg 330i''s and even asked TRL for a quote on a brand new 330i or 330d, but whilst browsing the AUC site by the hour I found this and knew I wanted it! The colour combo is perfect in my opinion. BMW Individual Pure Blue with Oyster leather.

The plans at this stage are to enjoy it, but this is me, so it will be modded - a few things in the pipeline at present!

ID6 coding - done by the resident expert - Wibbles
M3 mirror retrofit - purchased, awaiting mirror cap painting and fitting (again by Craig!)
Custom steering wheel and M3/4 paddles from the same guy who's done my last two cars - Ledermanz in Latvia - due to be posted out this week
G series iDrive wheel (the newer style silver ones)

Then it will move onto styling stuff - which is looking like:

M Performance bodykit - front splitter, rear spoiler, side blades and rear diffuser (no side blade stickers though!!)
19" OEM M3/4 wheels or 20" BBS CI-R
ACS lowering springs
M Performance brake discs front and rear (once they need replacing)

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2016 F31 330d M Sport Touring
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by OneTwenty » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Looks great, nice colour. :)
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:30 am

Thanks; the colour was a big factor in choosing this one!

It's 10 months old with 6k miles & has been used as the Sales Managers car at Dick Lovett in Swindon. Condition wise it's as new.

Proper chuffed!


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Post by OneTwenty » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 am

Should be a good project if it's anything like your E91!!.

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Another quick update... ordered a custom retrimmed wheel from Ledermanz in Latvia. He's done my last two cars, and the quality looks great once again!

Will update with better pics once it's arrived & has been fitted!

It's nappa leather with alcantara & blue cross stitch. Also opted to have the centre trim done in alcantara too & he's supplying a set of F8x paddles also!

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Jacksteel » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:50 am

Lovely colour, a shade or 2 darker than Santorini blue looking at them pictures.
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:40 pm

Quick update for the build...

M3 mirrors are being painted & should be fitted by the end of next week with any luck!

I also happened upon a brand new genuine M Performance body kit for the car on the F3x FB page, quick PM and I managed to get a decent (but fair) bargain on it!

Pick this up at the weekend and unsure of what to do with regards to paint?

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Just need to source the roof spoiler now!!


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Post by R99 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:41 pm

Jacksteel wrote:Lovely colour, a shade or 2 darker than Santorini blue looking at them pictures.
Thanks, I certainly feel lucky to have found such a rare colour on the used market!

It's non metallic, but kind of wish it had some flake pop in the sun!


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Post by R99 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:08 pm

Also forgot for some reason to put a couple of fitted pics of the steering wheel up.

It was done last week!

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Post by OneTwenty » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:06 pm

All looking good, any more updates since? :)
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:17 pm

Quick update again...

M3 mirrors now fitted and sorted.

Opted to get the mirror covers colour coded in body colour for a more OEM+ look.

Also got the added bonus of having both passenger & driver mirrors autodimming, since my M3 mirrors were obviously from before BMW got tight and only fitted the drivers side with the electrochrome glass!

My car being a 2016 build was sadly only equipped with one auto dimming mirror glass from the factory, but the good news was that the wiring is present in the door, so it was plug and play once the M3 mirrors were on!

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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by Ryan135i » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:09 am

Love this car! Great colour combo and looks mean for a family wagon.

What iDrive controller are you getting, any pics part number?

I'm collecting my M140i (66 plate) tomorrow and already looking to fettle.......
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Post by R99 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:24 pm

Thanks!!


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Post by jimmy-120sport » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:21 am

Stunning bud, seen it on f30 post :wink: I’ve just bought an 320i M-Sport x-drive. Gonna have to get some springs on it ASAP as it’s a great deal softer than the wee 1 series :lol:
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Re: R99's Individual Pure Blue F31 330d - The Family Wagon!

Post by R99 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:30 am

Great stuff, sure the 20i will map very well too!! B48? Had that engine in my F56 Cooper S & it was a cracker!


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