Finally got my car!

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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Hello everyone,

Ive been lurking here for a few weeks soaking up information. I’m currently deployed overseas (contractor) and I bought a 2008 135i with 42000 miles from Arizona. It just arrived at my house in Pennsylvania. I’ve got some big plans for this car! Looking forward to learning as much from this community as I can.

PS. Car is super dirty from shipping. It’s snowing in PA!
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doublespaces

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Oct 18, 2016
7,570
AZ
Congrats! That car had probably never been treated like that before! Only saw rain water a few times a year most likely, depending on where in AZ. What are your goals for this one?
 

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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This one will be fully modded, single turbo, etc. I plan to do as much of the work as I can on my own.

When I’m home on vacations from work I like to wrench on things in the garage. I got this car to work on and leave my GTR stock until the powertrain warranty runs out.

I hope to make this car faster than my mostly stock 2014 GTR for now. I’ll do a build someday on the GTR, but building the GTR will cost considerably more than the 135i, and I plan to leave that build to the professionals.
 
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LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
235
Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see the build! Also what are the specs on the 1?
So far, bone stock. I bought it from a dealer in Arizona.

So far I’ve bought PR coils, a bucket-less triple pump bracket, charge pipe and bov, and I’m in the group buy for ARC-8 wheels that’s going on right now.

Still need to buy a few low pressure fuel pumps, an intercooler, port injection and controller, a turbo kit, and a bunch of other odds and ends.
 

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
235
Nice car man. Also sick gtr.... If you need any help on the gtr build hmu a local guy here in ct builds nasty gtrs his street car is running 7sec 1/4s lol
As soon as the power train warranty runs out I’d like to do something with it. It has about 20k miles on it now. Only thing I’ve done to it is a midpipe and a set for R888’s.

I’ve tried a few times to get my wife to let me trade it in on a 911 GT3 RS or a V10 R8. I swear she likes GTR more than I do. I’m stuck with it so someday I’m gonna get it built.
 
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Slowvert135i

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Oct 24, 2017
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Shelton, ct
As soon as the power train warranty runs out I’d like to do something with it. It has about 20k miles on it now. Only thing I’ve done to it is a midpipe and a set for R888’s.

I’ve tried a few times to get my wife to let me trade it in on a 911 GT3 RS or a V10 R8. I swear she likes GTR more than I do. I’m stuck with it so someday I’m gonna get it built.
Good shit man im about to install my single turbo kit on my car then once im bored with the power im selling it and buying a c6 vette and an f1x and goin full retard lol
 

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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Good shit man im about to install my single turbo kit on my car then once im bored with the power im selling it and buying a c6 vette and an f1x and goin full retard lol
That’s awesome. I traded in a black C6 Z06 on the GTR. In hindsight I wish I would have kept the Vette AND the GTR. I Bought that Vette for 45k and it only had 7K miles on it.

This dealer in PA specializes in clean low mile used Vettes. Look them up when it’s time. Great guys, and great place to buy from.

http://prestigemotorcarsofyork.com/
 

Slowvert135i

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Oct 24, 2017
111
Shelton, ct
That’s awesome. I traded in a black C6 Z06 on the GTR. In hindsight I wish I would have kept the Vette AND the GTR. I Bought that Vette for 45k and it only had 7K miles on it.

This dealer in PA specializes in clean low mile used Vettes. Look them up when it’s time. Great guys, and great place to buy from.

http://prestigemotorcarsofyork.com/
I will have to give them a look see what i come up with.... Just found an ls3 6mt car with 40k on it for 20gs. Id much rather an ls7 but for the difference in price i can do 383 stroker tsp st3 blower cam and f1x Procharger and still have money for wheels and tires lol
 

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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I will have to give them a look see what i come up with.... Just found an ls3 6mt car with 40k on it for 20gs. Id much rather an ls7 but for the difference in price i can do 383 stroker tsp st3 blower cam and f1x Procharger and still have money for wheels and tires lol
If I was Vette shopping again I’d be out looking for a C6 Grand Sport. You get the Z06 body but the Vette guys say the LS3 is safer for boost.

They say the cylinder walls of the LS7 are really thin to achieve the displacement. The LS3 also didn’t seem to have the dropped valve problems the LS7 could potentially have.
 
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Slowvert135i

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Oct 24, 2017
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Shelton, ct
If I was Vette shopping again I’d be out looking for a C6 Grand Sport. You get the Z06 body but the Vette guys say the LS3 is safer for boost.

They say the cylinder walls of the LS7 are really thin to achieve the displacement. The LS3 also didn’t seem to have the dropped valve problems the LS7 could potentially have.
Honestly didnt really think about that much, but thats a solid point. Guess im back to shopping lol gee thanks
 
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LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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Wife had my ARC’s mounted and some local photographer folks did a little photo shoot with the 1 & the GTR. This first set was what my wife took with her phone. The photography dudes were more interested in my GTR. I’ll post those pics next, they did shoot a few of the 1.
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