Biggie's e81 120d

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Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:45 pm

Hello guys and girls,
My names Sam from Wiltshire literally 1 mile away from stonehenge. Well at the beginning of the year I started my new job at micheldever tyres which is the head office of pro tyre, tyre land and places like that Image the only downside is it's a 70 mile round trip and driving a polo 6n2 wasn't the best idea as it was on its last legs so, it comes to the 1 series. I've had my 120d since February this year and I've got to say I love it! After owners a numerous of cars from a ridiculously low e46 on ac type2 splits to my track eg civic which I regret selling big time, but I've always wanted another BMW I just missed the comfort and the refinement about them but didn't want a big saloon wanted something nippy and quick was on the look out for a 123d but kept seeing most of them where from up north and wasn't planning to drive that far so I settled for the 120d. Got a few mods in mind like, black kidney grills, 18's of some sort, lowering springs, exhaust tint the windows slightly, I would like to get it to 250hp but that's not on the top of my list really but first things was my personal plate Image


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by ApexLG » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 pm

Looks great mate, perhaps a spoiler/lip of some sort would look good, defo black grills!


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:31 pm

Been looking at spoilers but abut undecided really, haven't really thought about splitters


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Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Not much of an update, but as I'm on holiday from work and the misses has gone to get her nails done I thought was a good time to give the car a good clean. So popped into my old work as I don't want to use my own water haha. I put my smaller plate on the front of the 1er as well any way here's some pictures
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I've been looking at some black kidneys grills for the past few weeks so I recon on payday I should be in the market to buy some. Also been reading up on the bilstein b12 kit and some bigger arbs.
I'm abut undesired between the 313's or the 208's


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Post by Biggie » Tue May 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Not much of an update at the moment just another day to clean the 1er, realised that my front bumper and bonnet are in much need of painting didn't notice last time how Hadley stone chipped it is Image so that's now in the list todo, but I'll do that when I get some projectors and black kidney grills any way some pictures ImageImageImageImage

Does anyone know or a company that can fix the screen on my CD player? The bottom letters look like there half missing....
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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:52 pm

Haven't been on here for a while Image not much has changed but I have bought couple bits for the e81 🤙🏻 I bought a bee sting Ariel as the factory one was way to big! And I bought my self some black kidney grills yesterday. On my birthday I bought the Carly adapter way back in June so I've been playing around with that Image any way I have a picture which I took this evening ready for trax tomorrow.
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Next up will be some eibach lowering springs Image and hopefully a set of m208 or style 162

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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Ian w » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:53 am

Not too dissimilar aesthetically to my 130i, Sam. Suffice to say, I like it

For that reason I've a soft spot for the m208 wheels but if be interested to see a 1er with the 162s fitted also. I also pondered the black kidney grilles and the ARB/Bilstein combo for future so will follow your progress there.

Lastly, my radio LCD is on its way out too. Did you get it sorted in the end? Been following the cheap replacements from China but I'd almost prefer to get mine repaired tbh.

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Post by Biggie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:50 pm

Cheers Ian Image

I love the m208 on the 1 series a lot but I've only found pictures of a e87 one style 162 on google and it looks really smart I've got to say 🤙🏻 I haven't sorted the screen out yet but one of my friends has the same problem on his x5, he's talking to a guy that is mobile and can sort it at your house for around £60 I think Image don't hold me to that though


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm

+1 for the 208's. As for the stereo fade, there's a company on eBay that you send the stereo to and they replace the screen. By the way the car looks clean.

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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:50 am

Cheers chap, it's trying to find a rough set so I can send them off for refurb as I don't really want to pay £500 for a set haha

Ahhh nice one I'll have a look today 🤙🏻 as for the car it looks it but the paint is covered in sap at the moment Image need to spend a lot of time clay baring it soon to get rid of it and give it a good clean! Spent a good time speaking to the eibach guy at trax yesterday and I'm definitely buying some springs on next pay day 🤙🏻


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:46 pm

Well a little update!

Got home after work and I had a parcel waiting for me :) it was my kidney grills 🤙🏻
So today on my break I fitted them, they look so much better than the chrome ones that was on there, I only have the one picture when they were fitted as I forgot to take a before picture haha

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Definitely needs a clean and a good session on the clay bar 🤙🏻

Cheers sam


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Ian w » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:50 pm

Hi Sam

Are they genuine BMW grilles? The thick section at the top isn't present on the originals?

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Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:33 pm

There not genuine Ian, wanted some but couldn't find some for the price I wanted to pay, for aftermarket parts they fit very well though! Was surprised actually 🤙🏻
I might take them out again as spray them gloss black or I might respiratory the oem ones black

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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by Biggie » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi people not much to update with really, but I want to keep my build thread going Image any way about a month ago I went to trax with one of my good friends, can’t fault it apart from the weather but a day out is better than doing nothing! At trax a purchased some magiuers paint car kit, as my mate said it would easily get of the tree sap that I mentioned a few comments ago Image the kit consists of a shampoo and conditioner, clay bar, quick detailer, compound and a high gloss wax and I’ve got to say going from auto glym to this is next level. Well back to today went to my old work to give it I good clean and a mean a good clean haha used the shampoo and microfibred to dry it, I underestimated how much sap was on it Image they give you a reasonable size bar of the clay bar to use over the whole car which should take about 2 hours todo the car. I used the whole bar on the roof it was that bad Image but the out come after was insane!! So aswell as the lowering springs on pay day I’m buying a 50g block of clay bar todo the roof and the rest of the car. Anyway I aqua waxed the rest of the car just so it is clean Image Image
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And a few when I got home
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The next update should be in a week or so when I purchase the eibach springs Image
Cheers
Sam 🤙🏻


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Re: Biggie's e81 120d

Post by AndyBish135i » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 pm

Looking good Sam but I hope you're not trying to drive in those shoes...!
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