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      10-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #1
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ashtaron14ís M2 Competition



I've been working on my M2C since picking it up in February, and now I'd like to share the progress of my build.
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Previous Car - E90 M3 6MT
https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1177001

2018 Black Sapphire Metallic M2 Competition 6MT (as at 10/02/19)

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Alpha-N Carbon Roof,
M Performance Carbon Hood, Fenders, Trunk Spoiler, Frozen Gold 763M Wheels,
Bimmer Masterpieces Competition Diffuser, Acexxon Slat Reflector Inserts,
Blackline Taillight Overlay, LLumar PPF, 3M Window Tinting

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Custom Recaro Sportster CS, M4 GTS Steering Wheel,
AutoSolutions Short Shift Kit, eBay Clutch Stop, Turner PU Rear Shifter Bushing,
iDrive 6 EVO, Full Screen Apple CarPlay

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Ohlins DFV, CPM Front Member Brace & Lower Reinforcement Bar,
Endless MX72 Plus, Goodridge SS Lines, Fall Line Motorsports Oil Cooler Guard

























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      10-02-2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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Insane build man. $100k m2c !
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Dang, looks really really good!!
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      10-02-2019, 11:52 PM   #4
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Progress #1

Picked up in February





Met my E90 M3



LLumar PPF



Blackout Exhaust



Fall-Line Oil Cooler Guard





Stinger Freedom



Reverse Light Tint



Progress by April

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      10-03-2019, 02:48 AM   #5
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Insane build man. $100k m2c !
Actually, the MSRP of the M2C here is $125k USD
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That thing is so dope man!

Crazy Rich Asians!
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Does that CPM Front Member Brace & Lower Reinforcement Bar really do anything?

Can you feel any difference in terms of handling?
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      10-03-2019, 08:19 AM   #8
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Wow! Amazing build man!
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      10-03-2019, 08:59 AM   #9
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Stunning - really tasteful mods; and I love the black/gold-combo
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      10-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #10
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Progress #2

Frozen Gold M Perf 763M









Alpha-N Carbon Roof







You sure about this?



Drill Away!



Roof off















Roof Mirror



Front & Rear glass back on and wait to dry



Water test



And we done!



It took 2 weeks...

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Progress #3

Autosolutions Shift Kit & Turner rear shifter bushing



CPM Bars





Test Fitting Alpha-N GTS hood & M Perf CF Fenders





I really liked the look...



But the hood fitment was too far off



M Perf Hood



The fitment is much better





Ohlins DFV



Oh you heavy!



Customizing Recaro Sportster





Finished Product



Fender under sunset

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Does that CPM Front Member Brace & Lower Reinforcement Bar really do anything?

Can you feel any difference in terms of handling?
The story of the CPM bars is that I went to Studie Tokyo for their 10th anniversary this year in May. The boss/builder of the CPM was there, and I asked him the exact same questions. He didn't speak English so the boss of 3D Design translated for me.

Me: What will the CPM bars do?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Give you sporty feeling.
Me: Will it still give you a sporty feeling on the M2 Competition, since the front is already so stiff?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Yes, sporty feeling.

Basically the interaction I got with those 2 bosses was already worth it, so just to be respectful I bought the 2 bars. I can't say I feel any more "sporty feeling".

You can definitely feel the CF hood & fender though, as you have weight taken away around the top and all around the front of the car. The car feels stiffer over bumps.
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The story of the CPM bars is that I went to Studie Tokyo for their 10th anniversary this year in May. The boss/builder of the CPM was there, and I asked him the exact same questions. He didn't speak English so the boss of 3D Design translated for me.

Me: What will the CPM bars do?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Give you sporty feeling.
Me: Will it still give you a sporty feeling on the M2 Competition, since the front is already so stiff?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Yes, sporty feeling.

Basically the interaction I got with those 2 bosses was already worth it, so just to be respectful I bought the 2 bars. I can't say I feel any more "sporty feeling".

You can definitely feel the CF hood & fender though, as you have weight taken away around the top and all around the front of the car. The car feels stiffer over bumps.
LMAO I've been there before - especially with not-so-expensive parts, sometimes I just buy it to be nice LOL
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Wow all around!
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The story of the CPM bars is that I went to Studie Tokyo for their 10th anniversary this year in May. The boss/builder of the CPM was there, and I asked him the exact same questions. He didn't speak English so the boss of 3D Design translated for me.

Me: What will the CPM bars do?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Give you sporty feeling.
Me: Will it still give you a sporty feeling on the M2 Competition, since the front is already so stiff?
3D Design Boss translating for CPM Boss: Yes, sporty feeling.

Basically the interaction I got with those 2 bosses was already worth it, so just to be respectful I bought the 2 bars. I can't say I feel any more "sporty feeling".

You can definitely feel the CF hood & fender though, as you have weight taken away around the top and all around the front of the car. The car feels stiffer over bumps.
Nice...with CF hood you can enjoy it every time when looking at the car and while driving with that weight reduction up front...better than tunning for more power in my opinion

I am going to get the CS hood when it becomes available...dammit so in love with that vent on the hood

That Japanese boss seems like a funny guy...

So good to see another 6MT M aficionado in a high population density city like HK
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Any plans for a lightweight battery?
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      10-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #17
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what a built

and you are not the only person with the alpha n hood problem
someone else also got the same problem on the forum
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Sick build, still can't get over what tanks these cars are!!
1581 is heavy
mine with full tank came in at 1636 :-(
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Sweet build! Very impressed. The roof looks scary but it certainly looks like it's installed right. You nailed everything. Love the inetrior as well.
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Any plans for a lightweight battery?
I'm not sure if I am correct, but for F-series the battery should already be Lithium? I'm a daily city driver so it's best I keep the stock battery.

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what a built

and you are not the only person with the alpha n hood problem
someone else also got the same problem on the forum
Yeah, luckily the roof worked out.
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I'm not sure if I am correct, but for F-series the battery should already be Lithium? I'm a daily city driver so it's best I keep the stock battery.



Yeah, luckily the roof worked out.
The M2 doesn't have the lightweight lithium battery, no. Some M3/4's did.
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