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Thread: Fredo's 335i project

  1. #151
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    I got a "free" exterior detail (clay, polish, sealant) last week. This is how: when I bought the F30 it came with an Appearance Protection plan. I didn't want it, but it was already included in the price. Last month, I started a claim because the paint had water spots. The company agreed to pay for the exterior detail, now the water spots are gone.

    I paid $500 for 2 plans: Appearance and Alloy Wheel Protection. I got the detail and 2 curb rash repairs in return.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    148,000 miles

  2. #152
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    Call that a win.
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
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  3. #153
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    +1. I say most people will not open a claim and just waste the $500. The protection plan is good for 2 years.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    148,000 miles

  4. #154
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    Big update: the suspension was refreshed at 87k miles. I went with Koni FSD (Frequency Selective Damping). These are the parts installed:

    Shock Kit Koni FSD
    31126855743 Thrust Rod Bush, F30
    31336787114 Low Spring Pad, F30
    31306868240 Strut Mnt Gskt, F30
    33506866038 Shock Mnt Gskt
    33536855439 Bump Stop, F30
    31306880438 Strut Mount, F30
    33506862725 Rear Shock Mount
    31336857729 Bump Stop, Frt
    31306863134 Strut Mount Bolt
    31306792211 Sway Bar Link, Frt
    31306791712 Up Spring Pad, F30

    *** Koni FSD has been replaced with Koni SA (Special Active)

    Mafia member GeorgeH completed the job. He didn't change the stock springs. Koni FSD specifically requires to keep the stock springs.

    The car has the option "S2VFA Adaptive M suspension" also known as EDC (Electronic Damper Control). Koni FSD is a non-EDC set and it required coding to remove the EDC out of the car. George coordinated with Joe @ TopGearSolutions for remote coding. TopGear is a sponsor on the bimmerpost forums with good reviews. I was told next time I visit the dealer, they may update the software on my car and this would require coding to remove the EDC again.

    So far I drove 300 miles and I'm very happy with the results. The clunking noises are gone. If I could use one word to describe how the car feels, it would be "luxury". The ride is not harsh at all. The car feels smooth on the road but it doesn't feel floaty. My wife drove the car afterwards and she didn't complain. I believe Koni FSD is one step above the factory setup. But I bought my car with 76k miles so I can't tell for sure.

    George, I appreciate your time and efforts on this one. You did lots of research and troubleshooting. Thank you !
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    148,000 miles

  5. #155
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    Fsd ftw errytim

  6. #156
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    Nice Fredo! Glad to hear that members are helping you.

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  7. #157
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    Nice! Family helping family.

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  8. #158
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    Thanks for the accolades Alfredo, that was a fun project and I'm sold on the outcome, I'll be putting FSDs on a car in the future for sure.
    '09 HP2S, '12GSA, '00 332iT (S54 Swapped), '00 323iT, '03 325iT, '04 ZHP IR/6MT Sedan

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