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      06-09-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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RJW’s MG F80 M3 CP – “Grey”

Some of you will probably know, my previous pride n joy was an E82 LMB 135i, known as “Blue” in the household, which had some amendments sympathetically applied ;-) , see http://www.babybmw.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30839. Blue had been owned since Nov 2011.

So now to my ramblings, apologies if it goes on a bit ;-)

It was around a year ago that the need to move up to something bigger began, my main objective was the need for a taxi. But I didn’t want to take a step back in terms of performance over functionality, so this limited my choice somewhat. Candidates were the E9x M3, S4/RS4 and also the 340i. The only drawback with the 340i was that once you added the cost of sorting out the suspension/tyres (including an LSD), added some factory options that I would have expected should have been standard and took into account the cost of insurance on a heavily modified car it was just not making sense.

Then came the infamous “Insane F8x Deal” from TRL, around March time I recall. Using a combination of rational and man maths thinking, I reckoned I could just about scrape into one. I would save on not modding, options that I wanted were already standard and insurance on a “standard” car would be a lot cheaper.

So, first I needed to sell Blue as I needed to be confident that I could realise a minimum price. Part exchange, WBAC was not an option as my budget was down to the wire. I think it took around 8 weeks to sell Blue and by that time the TRL deal had sold out. Damn!!! What to do? What to do?
So then the graft began. I started with some of the local dealers to me but also asked some members on the forums, from whom I got some decent contacts. Thank you to everyone who did respond, BTW.

Then came what I call the “dance”. I found there was little point cold calling dealers and asking for a deal. It made more sense to start and build up a bit of rapport first. If possible I tried to meet up face to face or a least start telephone conversations going. Then I would let them get on with their sell but eventually would drop the bombshell of showing them other deals out there, ask why I should go with their deal rather than the better deal and see what they can do? Some were completely useless but a couple were prepared to get close to the TRL deal.

So, on 27-Apr the taxi was ordered (now christened “Grey”). Poverty spec, this is what I went for:
  • ZCP1 F80 M3 Competition Package Saloon S55
  • B39 Mineral Grey
  • LKSW Black Extended Merino Leather
  • 2MK Seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) w/ DRIVELOGIC
  • 320 Model designation deletion
  • 3AG Reversing Assist camera
  • 3AP Windscreen with grey shade band
  • 403 Electric Glass Sunroof
  • 420 Sun protection glass
  • 441 Smokers package
  • 493 Extended storage
  • 688 Loudspeaker system - harman/kardon surround sound
  • 7M9 BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents
  • 7MA Competition package

Fast forward to today. Here are some pics on collection:



















Short term plans are to get the car detailed and protected but that will probably be it for now. Thank you for reading and hoping for a long / happy relationship.

Dead chuffed to say the least, my first M
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      06-09-2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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1st question : anyone know how grills A and B can be removed? TIA


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      06-09-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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Looks lovely, nice one.
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1st photo is just menacing
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Pretty much the exact spec I'm after, gorgeous!
Very envious!
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      06-09-2016, 05:53 PM   #6
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Looks fab, lots picking theirs up at the moment.

Dont seem like 5 mins ago when you ordered it.
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      06-09-2016, 05:55 PM   #7
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So what are your first impressions on driving the car?
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      06-09-2016, 06:09 PM   #8
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So what are your first impressions on driving the car?
First impressions, bearing in mind I was taking it easy was that I could not wipe that smile from my face.

Looking forward to getting the RIS done, but going at my pace it will be around three months for me.

-ve's for me are so many things to learn about the car, so many options. Yes, I did RTFM before I got it but until you start using it you don't really realise.

And I'm still on the fence on the alloys
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      06-09-2016, 06:38 PM   #9
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Sounds good and all early days yet till you get to know the car. I'll prob be 3 months too till the RIS
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Congratulations and hope you enjoy the M.

I see you specified the sunroof in lieu of Carbon roof. Did you feel the sunroof was crucial for you?

I love a sunroof, especially a panoramic one but I can't see myself forgoing the Carbon roof for mine.
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Congratulations and hope you enjoy the M.

I see you specified the sunroof in lieu of Carbon roof. Did you feel the sunroof was crucial for you?

I love a sunroof, especially a panoramic one but I can't see myself forgoing the Carbon roof for mine.
Thanks

Yeap, wanted a roof. Not too bothered about the carbon roof, it's not as if the weight saving is gonna make that much of a difference to my driving needs (or skills)
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      06-10-2016, 02:34 AM   #12
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Congrats mate! It looks really mean....Your wait hasn't been too long has it.. So there's another Essex cp in town and you are only 10 minutes away from me.

Remember the strict alpine break in rule...
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      06-10-2016, 03:01 AM   #13
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Congrats!
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Your car looks very smart, the more and more I see the 666's, the more I like them
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i get loads of compliments on 666s - they look great in the 'flesh'. Lovely colour combination..... enjoy !
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Car looks awesome and you picked a great colour! Cannot wait to get my MG comp pack
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Yeah it's funny how things change. I hated the wheels when I first saw the pictures, but seeing them on my car I prefer them than the regular 19"s. They just look special

Although this could be just cognitive dissonance on my part
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Yeah it's funny how things change. I hated the wheels when I first saw the pictures, but seeing them on my car I prefer them than the regular 19"s. They just look special

Although this could be just cognitive dissonance on my part
Wow... What a phrase at this time of night

I had to google it:
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First mod, removal of the airbag warning stickers on the passenger sun visor. Apologies for the quality of the pics, it was getting dark and my roof liner is not covered with those little white bits.



How I did it:

1. Get your tools together
a) Strong kitchen roll (not the cheap shite stuff that disintegrates when you use it)
b) Scissors (to cut the above)
c) Tweezers (not required in the end)
d) Meth spirits
e) Masking tape
f) Cling film
g) Jelly babies


2. Mask round the label. Not absolutely necessary, but it's my OCD kicking in.


3. Cut a piece of the kitchen roll to a slightly bigger size than the label, soak it in the meths and place over the label


4. Get some cling film and cover the label. Now wait for the cooking to take place... The cling film helps the alcohol from evaporating.


5. And wait...


6. After 20 minutes, remove the cling film, kitchen roll and masking tape. Then gently pull the label, which should be soft and just peels off.




7. Then just clean it all up.




By this point all of the jelly babies have been eaten and you should also feel slightly ill. :sick:
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looking good!!! what are those grilles coming out for?
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looking good!!! what are those grilles coming out for?
You mean these?

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Good right up.

So the jelly babies, do they need to be Bassetts or will regular supermarket ones do?
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