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      05-09-2020, 10:07 AM   #1
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My OG OEM+ Build Thread

Hey all. Just realized I've had this car for over 3 years and never made a thread documenting all of my modifications. A lot of it is coding and cosmetic stuff because my goal with this build is to be OEM+. I'm not interested in making it the fastest thing on the street nor do I want it to be the car that stands out the most; I just want it to look and behave the way I personally feel it should've left the factory. In the spirit of that mentality, I've tried to keep most of my mods as subtle and stock looking as possible. I've included hyperlinks for every part and DIY where possible. Thanks for looking!

Most recent iPhone pic (May 2020):




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Year: 2017

Model: M2

Color: Black Sapphire Metallic

Transmission: 6MT

Interior seat/trim color: Black Dakota Leather w/Polar Blue Contrast Stitching and Matte Carbon Trim

Package Options: Apple Car Play, Executive Package


Delivery Day With Dad:




Exterior Modifications:

Autotecknic Dry Carbon Fiber Key Case

BSM Roundel Overlays

Ceramic Coated Wheels + Calipers

Golden Wrench Blackline Taillight Overlays

IND Gloss Black Front Grille Surrounds

IND Painted Front + Rear Reflectors

IND Painted Hood + Trunk Roundels

IND Painted Floating Center Caps - Gloss Black

IND Painted License Plate Frame - BSM

IND Painted Trunk Emblem - Matte Black

LED Front Turn Signal Bulbs

LED Reverse Bulbs

M Performance Side Gills

M Performance Rear Spoiler - Painted BSM

OEM Valve Stem Caps - Black w/M Logo

OEM LCI Taillights - Euro Spec

OEM LED Door Logo Projectors - M Logo

OEM M2C Mirror Retrofit

OEM Aspherical Wide Angle Mirror Glass

ONEighty Headlight Blackout

Philips WhiteVision 5000k Low/High Beam

TAG Painted Brake Calipers - Gloss Black

X5M Razor Key Conversion

Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film


Interior Modifications:

2018-1 Map Update

Full Screen Apple Car Play

IND Matte Carbon Shift Knob + Ebrake

IND Euro Sun Visors

IND Custom Front Seat Belts - Polar Blue

IND Start/Stop Button - Polar Blue

IND Ignition Bezel - Gloss Black

IND M1/M2 Buttons - Polar Blue

ISTEP Update - NBTevo N18092I

M Performance F8X V2 Steering Wheel w/Matte Carbon Trim

M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals

OEM Airfresheners

OEM Amplifier Splash Guard

OEM Euro Headlight Switch

OEM F8X Steering Wheel Multi Switch

OEM LCI Instrument Cluster Retrofit

OEM Parking Sensor Switch

Technicpnp ASD Bypass Harness


Wheels/Tires:

437M w/Michelin PS4S - 245/265

Acer Racing 2 Piece Black Titanium Lug Bolts

Burger Motorsports 4x15mm Spacers


Suspension:

KW HAS


Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:

E9X Slave Cylinder (CDV Delete)


Exhaust:

CG VSC-1 Precision Variable Sound Controller

Fabspeed Sport Cat

Remus Cat-Back Exhaust + 98mm Black Chrome Tips


Coding:

Bimmercode:

(Easy Mode)

Activate PDC While Moving Backwards
Alarm - European
AM Radio - Active
Auto Lock - 1 Min
Air Con On w/Auto - Off
Air Con Memory - Active
Air Circ Memory - Active
Active Sound Shut Off
Additional Video Codecs
Angel Eye Brightness DRL - 100%
Angel Eye Brightness Low Beam - 8%
Brake Force Display Act Force - Weak
Brake Force Display Flash - 5 Times/Sec
Brake Force Display Location - Brake Lights
Brake Force Display Mode - Flashing
Brake Force Display Speed - 5kph
Change BMW Gongs To BMWi
Close Windows + Sunroof w/ Keyfob
Comfort Opening/Closing Delay - 0.5 Sec
Daytime Running Light Brightness - 100%
Disable Headlight Washers
Disable Legal Disclaimers
Disable Orange Side Markers
Disable Seat Belt Chimes
Disable Windows Up Safety Feature
DVD In Motion
Enable Door Handle Lights In Reverse
Enable Video Playback Via USB
Fog Lights Can Be On With High Beam
Fold/Unfold Side Mirrors w/Keyfob + CA
Fuel Range Warning 2 - Not Active
Indicator Flashing On Unlocking - Off
Mirrors Fold/Unfold - 50kph
No Horn On Lock w/Engine Running
Passenger Mirror Reverse Tilt - 60%
Radio/Nav Shuts Off When Door Is Opened
Road Edge Warning - Grass + Curb Stone
Unlock Doors When Car Is Shut Off
Welcome Lighting - 60 Sec
Welcome Lighting - DRL Soft On
Welcome Lighting - 100% Brightness


(Expert Mode)

Amplifier EQ Coding

Anti-Dazzle/GFHB

Brows Shut Off

Fog Lights Operational w/ Parking Lights

ID6 Lite

LCI Tail Light Coding

Rear Fogs

Side Markers Coded To Front Fogs

Variable Light Distribution

VLD Highway Light Set To 50mph


ESYS Coding:

LCI Instrument Cluster Coding

MDM Country Identifier - ECE


Thor Flasher:

M2C GHAS
M2C MDM
M4 GTS EPS


Cables:

Enet

Lightning Adapter






And now for some photos. These go in order of most recent to oldest.

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And finally, back to where it all started:





And there you have it. My love affair with the M2

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      05-09-2020, 12:36 PM   #2
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It's impressive so many things you did with attention into the details, and yet the car turns out OEM clean and beautiful. I'm a big fan of OEM+ mentality.

And it's been a blessing for the community to have you.
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It's impressive so many things you did with attention into the details, and yet the car turns out OEM clean and beautiful. I'm a big fan of OEM+ mentality.

And it's been a blessing for the community to have you.
Thanks for the kind words, Sean. Means a lot coming from you
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Throughly enjoyed this post ...tastefully appointed !
Thank you & may the love affair continue !
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very well done man
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      05-09-2020, 08:43 PM   #6
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Awesome clean build. Well done.
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LOVE IT!
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Great car, and some cool shots.
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Amazing build thread! I especially love the delivery day picture with your dad. Reminds me of the day I bought my first BMW.

You officially convinced me I need to sell my M40i and get an M2.
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Looks great, well done!
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Great thread and amazing car!
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      05-10-2020, 02:15 PM   #12
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Nice car, nice shots! Really like the links, too. That took some work. Really appreciate it.

That cdv delete, is it really a straight swap with the stock slave? The link does not list the M2 as a car it will work with, but it works fine?
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Nice car, nice shots! Really like the links, too. That took some work. Really appreciate it.

That cdv delete, is it really a straight swap with the stock slave? The link does not list the M2 as a car it will work with, but it works fine?
Thank you!

It's an e90 part and yes it's plug and play. Literally identical but without the restrictor.
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Thank you!

It's an e90 part and yes it's plug and play. Literally identical but without the restrictor.
Ok, great. Weird, because when you plug in 2016+ M2 to the search engine on that link, it says "Does NOT fit".

But if you've done it, and it fits, and works right, then that's the answer...
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Ok, great. Weird, because when you plug in 2016+ M2 to the search engine on that link, it says "Does NOT fit".

But if you've done it, and it fits, and works right, then that's the answer...
Well it's technically an E90 part not an F87 part according to bmw so yeah it's not going to be listed as compatible for that reason alone, regardless of if it fits or not. That's how the compatibility check works.
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I prefer OEM+ -- any time I get bored and want some new little detail for my car, I'll just refer back to this list.

BTW, do you get hassled for no front plate in NJ? (Or do you just remove it for pictures?)
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I prefer OEM+ -- any time I get bored and want some new little detail for my car, I'll just refer back to this list.


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BTW, do you get hassled for no front plate in NJ? (Or do you just remove it for pictures?)
I've only gotten one no plate ticket since taking delivery (2016) and it was added on to a moving violation. This isn't my daily driver so not worried about it being a frequent issue. My F30 has a front plate.
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This is one of my favorite M2's I've seen on here. Simply stunning.
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Great build! love how you documented all of it as well, sometimes it's hard to remember the little details as time goes by
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