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      01-14-2020, 03:33 PM   #1
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M0010 Build Thread - 2018 M2 LCI 6 Speed

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After 2 years of owning my 2018 M2 LCI I thought it was finally time to do a build post. My build which is named M0010 (0010 is 2 in binary) is the most recent and in depth that I have undergone thus far. My vehicular history started with a 2009 VW GTi followed by a 2011 BMW 135i which really instilled my love for BMW and for the N55. After 4 years I made the move to a 2014 BMW M235i, M-POSTER which was the first car I took down the modification rabbit hole. Below is my last post documenting that build from a few years ago.

https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1239105

The M2 has been an awesome platform for this build and I have been nothing but happy with over the 26,000 miles since pickup at the Performance Center in South Carolina. Though this is my daily driver and many of the modifications are cosmetic I have built this car with performance in mind as well. Over the last few years the car has been tracked at Palm Beach International Raceway, Daytona, Sebring and Homestead and it has really done well, no major complaints.

Being my 3rd N55 I have become quite familiar with this engine and love the feel, sound and dependability. This made the decision to mod quite easy yet again on this one. Along with the aesthetic mods the power mods came right along with them. Feel free to check out the progression from the very beginning as well as follow how the build progresses on my instagram page: @_m0010 https://instagram.com/_m0010

Youtube Channel where track day vids and other vids are posted: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJD...4ItK5HxDzLGsXQ

Current List of Mods:
Engine
-Evolution Racewerks Catless Downpipe
-Evolution Racewerks Chargepipe (brushed finished)
-Evolution Racewerks Turbo to Intercooler Pipe (brushed finish)
-Eventuri Carbon Fiber Intake System V2
-CSF F87 M2 High Performance Intercooler
-NKG Spark Plugs SILZKBR8D8S 97506 (Gapped .18)
-Akrapovic Catback Titanium Exhaust
-CG Precision Valve Controller
-GFB DV+ Diverter Valve
-XDI-35 High Pressure Fuel Pump
-3.5 Bar TMAP Sensor
-Cary Jordan Tuned via Bootmod3
-Thor Flasher (GTS Steering, GTS Differential, M2 Competition Traction Control)

Suspension/ Brakes
-BMW M Performance Coilovers
-Bimmer World Stainless Steel Brake Lines
-High Temp Brake Fluid
-Brakes Painted Porsche Guards Red

Transmission:
-AutoSolutions Short Throw Shifter
-Ultimate Clutch Pedal
-Slave Cylinder from E9x, remove Clutch Delay Valve

Exterior
-IND Distribution Carbon Fiber Grill (Black chrome badge)
-IND Distribution Painted Front Reflector Delete
-Acexxon Honeycomb Rear Reflector Inserts (Matte)
-Bimmian Roundel Vinyl Covers (Black Sapphire Metallic)
-IND Distribution Hood Roundel Painted in Black Chrome
-BMW M Performance Side Winglets
-BMW M Performance Front Winglets
-HRE 300 (Gloss Black Barrel and Lip, Matte Black Face w/ Carbon Fiber Center Caps) Front: 20x9.5 et 31 – 2 inch lip (Medium Offset). Rear: 20x10.5 et 41 – 2 inch lip (Medium Offset)
-Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires- Front: 255 30 20 - Rear 295 30 20
-Automotive Passion Carbon Fiber Arch Guards
-OEM BMW M2 Competition Mirrors w/ Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
-Sterckenn Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
-KK Automobile Rear Diffuser (DTM Style w/ LED Brake Light)
-Agency Power Carbon Fiber Double Sided CSL Style Trunk (Painted Black Sapphire Metallic)
-IND Distribution Trunk Roundel Painted Black Chrome
-IND Distribution Trunk Emblem Painted Black Chrome
- Goldenwrench Supply Co. Blackline Tail Light Overlay Kit
-BMW Under Door M Light Projectors
-VLEDs LED Reverse Light Bulbs

Interior
-Uniden R7 Radar Detector (mounted with blendmount and wiretapped to mirror)
-Escort M1 Dashcam (mounted on the blendmount with the radar)
-IND Distribution Polar Blue Start/ Stop Button
-BMW M Performance Steering Wheel V2 w/ Carbon Fiber Trim
-IND Distribution M Performance Carbon Fiber Shifter w/ Alcantara Boot (blue stiching)
-IND Distribution M Performance Carbon Fiber Parking Brake w/ Alcantara Boot (blue stiching)
-BMW M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals
-Bimmer Masterpieces Extended Knee Rest
-Bimmer Masterpieces Instrument Cluster Cover
-Bimmer Masterpieces Sun Visors
-Bavsound Stage 2 Sound System Upgrade
-Bavsound Upgraded Amplifier
-V Carbon Magnet Phone Mount

Build Spec:
2018 BMW M2 LCI (N55)
6 Speed Manual
Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Leather w/ Blue Stitching
Executive Package

See sound clips below!

Sorry if I missed anything, the list is long and continues to grow.

*Photos below mostly come from a shoot with @kfletchphotography , give him a follow he does some amazing work!*

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      01-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #2
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More of those wheels!

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      01-14-2020, 04:17 PM   #3
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Awesome build!!! I follow you on Insta and i've been waiting for this for a while!!! Tho Im wondering, how much of a difference the Thor M flasher make in terms of driving feel and fun?
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Awesome build!!! I follow you on Insta and i've been waiting for this for a while!!! Tho Im wondering, how much of a difference the Thor M flasher make in terms of driving feel and fun?
Thanks for following!

To me the difference is huge at least in the MDM/ differential area. Steering feels a bit better and sharper but I'd be lying if I said I felt a massive difference, could be all placebo effect.

But the MDM from the Euro M2 Competition allows a ton more slip. And the differential allows that to happen more smoothly and controllable. So the only real quantifiable obvious change is how much more I can slide in a corner vs how it used to catch me in sport +. So for street driving its much more fun for me, for the few times i kick the tail out in the corner.

I have not yet done any track time since this change but I imagine it should add to the experience on the track as well.

All in all an easy recommendation from me for something that overall isn't hugely expensive and makes a noticeable difference.
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very nice, hows the thor tuning app for mdm and trans? would you recommend for a stock m2?
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Your build has come so far man! And it looks better and better with each mod! Thanks again for the exhaust bro!
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      01-14-2020, 06:44 PM   #7
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very nice, hows the thor tuning app for mdm and trans? would you recommend for a stock m2?
As I mentioned above love it for MDM. The trans though I don't know because my car is manual. So no trans tune for me
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Your build has come so far man! And it looks better and better with each mod! Thanks again for the exhaust bro!
Of course man, happy you're enjoying it!
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Right·eous build!
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Perfect. Great build man.
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Very nice build man. I'm in Orlando as well.
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I'm not going to ask how much total money has been thrown into this...I want to, but I won't... hope it was all worth it for you.
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Wow. That is an impressive list of mods. Nice job.

That dash cover looks interesting. Does it just fit over the existing plastic dash? How is the fit?
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Wow. That is an impressive list of mods. Nice job.

That dash cover looks interesting. Does it just fit over the existing plastic dash? How is the fit?
Fits perfect literally just has 2 little pieces of tape to stick along with just fitting around the piece. Easy to remove if needed too
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I don't see the non-DCT option on the Thor download / Google Play store. Where did you find it?
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I don't see the non-DCT option on the Thor download / Google Play store. Where did you find it?
It's the normal Thor app. Then in the app you have the option to buy the package of the dct package and the other package with everything else. OR you can buy either of those 2 packages so just buy the one dynamics package I think it's called and not the other one.
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