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      04-28-2020, 11:07 PM   #1
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2018 M2 STORMTROOPER BUILD (picture heavy)

2018 M2 STORMTROOPER BUILD

Thought I’d make a thread for my M2 and what I’ve done to it so far. Bought this car used in January 2019. Going for a black and white (stormtrooper) theme. For more updates and images of the car, follow me on Instagram @bykevinlee.

Factory options:
Alpine White
Black Dakota Leather w/ Blue Stitching
Harman Kardon Sound System
Manual

Modifications on as of today:

Cosmetics:
- Black kidney grill
- Black side Markers
- Body color side reflectors
- Black M3/4 style mirror covers
- Black M-performance style trunk spoiler
- Black rear reflectors
- Vinyl black roof
- 5% windshield banner tint
- 25% tint all around
- Restore 44 front lip
- Restore 44 side skirt
- RW Carbon GTS style wing

Interior:
- BMS clutch bump stop
- M-performance shift knob
- Recaro pole position w/ Recaro side mounts and Macht Schnell floor adaptors (driver side only)
- IRP short shifter

Performance:
- Custom catback from GT Customs in Toronto (3in stainless w/ Vibrant resonator)
- Evolution Racewerks catless downpipe
- Burger Motorsports intake
- Burger Motorsports charge pipe
- VRSF intercooler
- Bootmod3 stage 2 91oct
- Clutch delay valve removed
- BC Racing coilovers w/ Swift springs (current alignment - front -2.5, rear -2.0)
- Endless brake fluid

Wheels/tires:
- TE37RT Black Edition 18x9.5 et22 w/ Advan AD08R 255/265 35/18 (summer setup)
- Apex EC7 18x9 et31 w/ Michelin X-ice 3 245/40/18 (winter setup) w/ 10mm spacers

More mods coming in the future.

Delivery day in the winter with OEM summers…so I got it towed to a shop for winters.

DSC07260 edit landscape by bykevinlee, on Flickr

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Some pictures with the winter wheels on. Otherwise completely stock.

DSC07377 edit flipped by bykevinlee, on Flickr

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Put the OEM 437M back on for summer and installed the BC Racing coilovers with some minor cosmetic things.

DSC07860 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

DSC07875 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

At this point I had most of the cosmetics done and the custom catback by GT Customs and was on BM3 stage 2 91oct.

DSC08565 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

DSC08626 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

Some fall photos.

DSC09063 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

DSC09171 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

Only rolling picture I shot with my friend driving.

DSC09585 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

Recaro Pole Position in.

DSC08337 by bykevinlee, on Flickr

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Bought the TE37TR used with the AD08R already on and just had to snap some photos before they got mounted on the car.

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TE37RT mounted.

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Sorry for the spam of pictures. Will be updating the thread with more pictures lol
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      04-28-2020, 11:37 PM   #2
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looks good! following.
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Excellent build.
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Well damn. A carbon roof would look amazing on it. Very nice.
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Very clean build. Followed on IG for sure.
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So many great shots.
Thanks everyone!
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TE37's are great, Volks are the best!
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Build update

It's been a while since I've updated this thread. A few changes and additions since my last post.

New additions:
  • IRP short shifter from Germany.
  • Front lip and side skirt from Restore 44.
  • GTS style wing from RW Carbon.

Follow me on Instagram @bykevinlee for more frequent photos.

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Love it dood! Keep up the good work.
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Love it dood! Keep up the good work.
thanks man!
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Damn, fantastic shots man. Digging the big wang.

I'm just getting back into car photography, you make me look like poop XD
What's your camera setup? I'm just rocking an old 70D body with a few Sigma ART lenses.
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Damn, fantastic shots man. Digging the big wang.

I'm just getting back into car photography, you make me look like poop XD
What's your camera setup? I'm just rocking an old 70D body with a few Sigma ART lenses.
Thanks! I'm shooting on a Sony A7II with a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8.
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Here's a snap with some fall leaves. Instagram: @bykevinlee

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Thanks! I'm shooting on a Sony A7II with a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8.
I really need to move to a Sony mirrorless soon, very nice.

I have the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 and the 50-100mm f/1.8. Awesome lenses.
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