My 2010 N54 135i

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My 2010 N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:03 pm

So, I've been on here quite a while now (over a year) and thought it was about time I created a thread for my 1er...

I previously owned an E46 320CD Msport which was my daily drive:

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I was promoted in work and became entitled to a company car so I sold the E46 in June 2015 to a guy called John from the Midlands.
I had always liked the look of the E82 and wanted a 1M but that was never going to happen ( :lol: ) so I began the (long) search for my ideal 135i...

I knew that I wanted one in Black with heated leather, Xenons, CIC iDrive and it had to be low mileage. Not much to ask, or so I thought!

After 4 months of searching I had almost given up and was test-driving E9* M3's (but still couldn't find one with the right spec) when an ad appeared on Pistonheads for a low mileage (27k) 2010 N54 in BSM with leather, Xenons etc etc.
I couldn't believe it and quickly called the guy (Mike) up and arranged to view it.
Viewed it, test drove it, checked it out and placed a deposit - sorted!

Picked it up from Mike in Barry (S. Wales) and brought it home on 1/11/15:
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Mike had told me that he bought it in May 2016 but that he had since bought a Lotus Sunbeam to restore and couldn't keep both so the BMW had to go...

The car had a BMWP Gearknob and Steering Wheel fitted which was a nice bonus as allowed Oil and Coolant temps to be read at a glance:
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Now, I'll have to try to remember in what order I did things, but first mods (I think) were to replace the Angel Eyes and interior lights with LEDS:
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Next mod was to replace the standard Msport boot spoiler with an SSDD CF item.
This was supposed to be a simple mod but when I removed the old spoiler I found that some fookwit had previously tried to prise it off with a screwdriver and had dug great chunks out of the paintwork that was hidden under the adhesive foam tape!
One boot respray later and all was well...!
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Next mod, smoked side repeaters:
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Now, when I bought the car from Mike he explained that it had a Y-pipe and resonator delete already done but I wanted to hear more of the wonderful straight 6 howl...

This is what is sounded like with the resonator delete:

https://youtu.be/RRqWWYOzoUw

Not bad but...

Took the car off to Infinity Exhausts to have some custom mid-pipes made up:
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This is not the first job they've done for the family and certainly won't be the last - simply beautiful :D

Don't sound bad either! :wink:

Custom mids cold start
https://youtu.be/UYgpz0svsA0
Custom mids hot start plus revs to 5k
https://youtu.be/JSbOF0VLFmo


Yes, yes, it needed rear Darklines...

et voila!
(picked these up from forum member Bux who is only 30mins away from me) :D


It was about the same time as the Darklines were fitted that we reached a milestone together...
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The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that the 313's weren't exactly looking their best...!
It seems that a previous owner (probably the same fookwit that's handy with a screwdriver!) had DIY-painted them with what appeared to be Silver Hammerite! :screwy: :bawl:
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At this point I've got to pass on a huge thanks to Twenny as we exchanged more than a few pm's regarding fitment before I pulled the trigger and ordered them - You Sir are a Legend :D

I knew they might be tight with 225/255 rubber, and they were!
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I now had the car looking as I wanted and was quite happy to leave things there...

That was until Stubbsy went and made us all drool with his custom cf front splitter and rear diffuser!
I couldn't resist and so the wallet got a lot lighter this time... :roll:
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So that's where I'm at as of now - January 2017.

No more mods planned for the moment, (although the SSDD spoiler is getting on my tits as the last 2 inches keep lifting about 2mm at the drivers side so I will probably end up replacing it with a BMWP item soon)...
...and then there's the BMWP exhaust I've got my eye on...


Come and say hi if you're at the 'Pod this year and i'll show you around the old girl :D
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‘10’ plate N54 135i in Black Sapphire Metallic
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by Twenny » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:05 pm

Nice work Bish looking very very nice my friend


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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:49 pm

Got more to add when SWMBO gets off to work and I can have some peace and quiet...!
Check back later this evening :wink:
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by Dmac1888 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:02 pm

Andy do you have a link for your interior lights? Big improvement I take it...


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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:08 pm

roundasapound wrote:Very nice Bish.. I like your E82 135i more than the silver E46.

Can you upload some rear view photos of your car? :)

Don't think I didn't notice the M monstrosity on the licence plate of your previous car :roll:

Which LED's did you go for with the Angel Eyes please? Are they canbus friendly or did you have to code the car?

Do you have any more changes in the pipeline?
Yeah the ///M plate was when I was young(er) and didn't know any better! :lol:
The Angel Eye LED's came from forum member Plantjuk and are trouble free (canbus friendly).
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Dmac1888 wrote:Andy do you have a link for your interior lights? Big improvement I take it...


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Came from flea bay and are a massive improvement. Will try and find them and post a link later... :wink:
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by Dmac1888 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:11 pm

Thank you kind sir!


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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:46 pm

‘10’ plate N54 135i in Black Sapphire Metallic
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by Dmac1888 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:57 pm

AndyBish135i wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Interior-Ligh ... SwbwlXDL38

There you go Dmac1888 :wink:
Ordered thanks! Been looking for these for a while but wanted to get the right ones. Cheers


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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by jgalea324 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:26 pm

roundasapound wrote:Very nice Bish.. I like your E82 135i more than the silver E46.

Can you upload some rear view photos of your car? :)

Don't think I didn't notice the M monstrosity on the licence plate of your previous car :roll:

Which LED's did you go for with the Angel Eyes please? Are they canbus friendly or did you have to code the car?

Do you have any more changes in the pipeline?
You failed the spot the monstrosities on the pedals too 8)

More pics OP please!
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:28 pm

I can plead 'not guilty' to those with a clear conscience.
They're down to the previous owner! :wink: :wink:
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by golfer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:54 pm

AndyBish135i wrote:
roundasapound wrote:
Don't think I didn't notice the M monstrosity on the licence plate of your previous car :roll:
If she gives you any more lip Bish just wack an extra £5 on her Santa Pod tickets :lol:
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Post by AndyBish135i » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:58 pm

Or just get her one of these to go with the one she's already earned... :wink:

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Post by golfer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:05 pm

AndyBish135i wrote:Or just get her one of these to go with the one she's already earned... :wink:

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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Don't let her have the biscuits though ... I'll have them :lol:
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Re: Bish's N54 135i

Post by Twenny » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 pm

Dmac1888 wrote:
AndyBish135i wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Interior-Ligh ... SwbwlXDL38

There you go Dmac1888 :wink:
Ordered thanks! Been looking for these for a while but wanted to get the right ones. Cheers


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Ha yes guys but what you also want are these -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271036570764

The first pic are ebay LED's next to a pic with the above added, makes an amazing difference.

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