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      01-03-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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UFGTRS’ 2019 M2 competition build- 1 Year Journey

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2019 M2 Competition, BSM, DCT.

Special thanks to Ryan @IND, Ken Mori @ Dent Dominator, Mike @ Midwest Premier Transport, Britney @ BMWPARTSPROS, Ahmed @ VividRacing, and getbmwparts for helping me with my build.

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EXTERIOR
HRE R101 LW F: 19X9.5 R: 19 X10. Stone clear.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S F: 255/35/19 R: 275/35/19
M performance carbon fiber hood
M performance CF Trunk
M performance CF fenders
M Performance CF winglets
M CF Front Splitter
RKP CF roof
M performance CF mirror caps.
M performance CF rear diffuser
IND Front painted reflectors
Acexxon F87 M2 Rear Reflector Insert Set (Honeycomb)
IND keyhole cover
OE blackline taillights
Pinnacle Stratos 40 tint

DRIVETRAIN
M performance carbon fiber engine cover
DINAN CF CAI
Akrapovic evolution exhaust

INTERIOR
Uniden R7 hardwired/blend-mount
M performance pedal set
M Performance Carbon + Alcantara Interior Kit
IND M1/M2 matte red SW button
M matte CF steering wheel trim
IND floor mat set
IND Alcantara/blue stitch knee pad
IND Alcantara stitched armrest
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It’s been almost one year since I purchased my 2019 BSM M2C. My initial plan was to not modify the car except for possibly an exhaust and other minor modifications, as I think the car is already excellent from the factory, but unforeseen events changed all of that.

One of the interesting points of this journey began with me flying to Appleton Wisconsin on January 25th, 2019 to purchase a 2012 M3 competition. I sold my 2013 E92 M3 in August of 2018 and regretted that decision immediately, so I searched for a replacement and located a Melbourne Red E92 in Wisconsin. I flew to Appleton to purchase the car with a plan to drive it back to Raleigh North Carolina. Upon inspection however, I was not happy with the condition of the car and decided not to buy it. The dealer had two new 2018 M2s that were nicely discounted and sitting at the front entrance, but I had seen the M2 competition at the LA auto Show in December and was thinking of doing European delivery in the summer on a M2C. I asked my CA, “do you have any M2 competitions?” At that point, I was already searching on Expedia for a flight home. He said, “I may have one,” as he searched through his inventory sheet. I didn’t think he would have one as I didn’t see any on the lot and the M2Cs were hard to find. He confirmed that he had one; I remember asking, “is it here or en route?” with excitement. He pulled the car into the service bay; it was covered in snow, a fully optioned black DCT M2C with black competition wheels. It was also discounted to my surprise, so I decided to buy it. I completed the paperwork and was out the door in about an hour.

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It was blistering cold in Wisconsin with temperatures in the -15 to -3 degree range as the northern polar vortex was afflicting the entire region. I began my drive back to Raleigh and encountered heavy snow in Indiana on summer tires (Yikes!!!!!). I was barely able to reach the parking lot of a hotel that luckily had availability. I spent the night and completed a fun uneventful drive the next day.

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Fast forward to the afternoon of Monday May 13th, we were hit by what was described as a microburst of activity, bringing with it what felt like 60+ MPH wind and baseball size hail. My M2 Competition was destroyed; hood, roof, A + C pillars, doors, quarter panels. I was hoping for a replacement but insurance would not total it.

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Ken Mori, owner of dent dominator, did an amazing job by removing all of the hail damage on the fenders, trunk, doors, A+C pillars and the rear quarters, with plans to replace the hood and roof. Needing to replace the hood and roof, and seeing the fantastic work IND has done for our cars and community, I decided to go all in and despite having the fenders and trunk repaired, I shipped my car to IND to have the BMW carbon fiber hood, CF trunk, and CF fenders painted and installed, along with the RKP carbon fiber roof.

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TO BE CONTINUED....

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M2 being loaded for transport back home: Highly recommend Mike @ Midwest Premier Transport for your transport needs.

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After the car arrived home, I began installing the parts I had accumulated while the M was at IND: M CF engine cover and Dinan CAI.

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CF rear diffuser and Akrapovic Exhaust installed.

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New shoes: HRE R101 LW

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I spent some of my time off around thanksgiving to do a complete detail and to install the final 2 exterior carbon fiber pieces, the front splitter and winglets. I completed paint decontamination, 2 stage polish, and applied Kamikaze Zipang-Miyabi-Zipang ceramic coating to the paint and trim.

I'm really excited how the build has turned out so far. From flying to Wisconsin to pick up a E92 to instead driving home in a M2, to watching my car in anguish only 5 months into ownership as it was being destroyed by alien hail, to anxiously awaiting the completed build by IND, to installing all of the parts that were accumulating in my garage for months, and to the endless hours spent dialing in the finish, it's been an eventful year of ownership. My plans for 2020 hope to include the Dinan HE+ tune, heat exchanger, and figuring out what I'd like to do suspension wise.
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Really inspiring build - congrats!!! 🤟🏼🔥😍
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Congratulations! Gorgeous M2 Comp.!
Waiting for my Black Sapphire CS. Thanks for the excellent pictures.
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Gorgeous car. Curious what it weighs now with all the carbon fiber, titanium, and HREs?
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Gorgeous car. Curious what it weighs now with all the carbon fiber, titanium, and HREs?
Thanks! I should have an answer soon when I put it on the scale. I definitely felt a difference after putting the HREs on. Stay tuned.....
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Love the wheels! Huge improvement over stock!
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Rough start, but wow, she's stunning now.
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That has got to be the best damn tasting lemonade ever made from real lemons. I just had a freak accident that practically destroyed a nice condo I own and trying to do the same as far as making it nicer than before. Well done sir!
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Really like how they painted your rear trunk - and the exposed carbon is awesome!
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Great ending to the story. Car looks amazing!
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That has got to be the best damn tasting lemonade ever made from real lemons. I just had a freak accident that practically destroyed a nice condo I own and trying to do the same as far as making it nicer than before. Well done sir!


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Rough start, but wow, she's stunning now.
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Congratulations! Gorgeous M2 Comp.!
Waiting for my Black Sapphire CS. Thanks for the excellent pictures.
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Really like how they painted your rear trunk - and the exposed carbon is awesome!
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Great ending to the story. Car looks amazing!
Thank you guys! It was definitely a rough start, hopefully the journey will be a little less dramatic in 2020. I'm planning on a tune and suspension
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I'm still curious as to why the CS isn't coming standard with the vented fenders that you currently have installed. It looks great. Guess that will be an option when people are able to order them online.
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I'm still curious as to why the CS isn't coming standard with the vented fenders
No.., it isn't.
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No.., it isn't.
That is what he is lamenting. It is a tough sentence for non-native speakers.

OP beautiful car! Hope that the worst of your ownership experience is behind you.
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How much do you think you have invested in this project on top of the car? There are a lot of folks going back and forth about trying to get a CS or modding a C. You lose a few creature comforts going with the CS, and the C can be had at a discount now. Clearly your end result looks amazing!
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That is a bad mamma jamma!!! Great work! You’ve come so far you should definitely install the M perf coil overs too. Then your car is utter perfection.
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How in the world did you drive that thing in the snow? 😂
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Amazing journey, she's a beauty. Thank you for sharing!
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