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      04-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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Okay, here we go!

Back in late 2013, early 2014, I was looking at sedans that had a little performance. I wasn't sure what direction I'd be going in, but I initially wanted to jump on a 335i M-Sport Estoril Blue II. I also fumbled around getting an IS-350 F-Sport and a GS350 F-Sport. I was so close to making a big push to get one, but then I ended up on Change of Station orders to Korea right around the time the F8X made its initial leak and Official Press Release. That put all car buying options on pause, which was good because it led me here. The more we began to find out about this car, the more I got sucked in. I made the decision to take advantage of the BMW Overseas Military Sales program in the Spring, and would have to wait until the winter to place my order with an estimated six month lead time. In the mean time, I would proceed to swoon and live vicariously through those who took delivery. Just before I left for Korea in June, I headed to my local dealer to test drive the launch cars. I had two test drives in both the M3 and M4. Both are great cars, but the sedan, in my opinion looks better. It was the right choice for me with babies coming around the corner.


December 1st, 2014: The order.


I Placed my order with Pentagon Car Sales GmbH. I had a really tough time with options at first, but being able to watch so many of you take delivery made my choice easier than I thought it was going to be. If I was making the push to be one of the first to take delivery, I don't know that I would have picked the same build sheet. Most of my cars have been modest in terms of colors and modifications. I usually almost always default to white, metallic grey, or silver and I have only ever owned three different colors than the ones I listed out of the 20 or so cars I've owned. I couldn't pass on full leather, and I'm not afraid of SS. At the time I passed on the LEDs, but I would later learn that I couldn't resist the temptation to tick the box. The change order went through two days before the car went into production.





I also ordered this plate and most of you know from my Avatar. It's been ready for months


Production Week #5


For you military sales guys doing stateside delivery, your car will be recognized by BMWNA shortly after you receive your VIN. Just keep trying!











Tracking the Vessel California Highway from Bremerhaven to Brunswick.











Compressing these screen caps make them look like shit. I guess it's better than giant pictures.

  • 1/29/15 VIN Assignment
    2/2/15 Production Begins
    2/8/15 Production Ends
    2/10/15 At The Port Awaiting a Vessel
    3/5/15 On the California Highway
    3/18/15 Arrived at the Brunswick, GA Port
    3/19/15 VPC Work Order Complete
    3/27/15 Customs Inspection
    3/27/15 BMWNA FeEx's Certificate of Origin
    4/5/15 Dealer Arrival
    4/8/15 Delivery

My courtesy delivery CA sent me these before PDI.



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Previous Vehicles


A Little Backstory


I've been sort of a car whore the past four or five years. I mainly went back and fourth between quite a few cars. Nothing too special, I could never just make up my mind.

This was may last car I turned in on lease before I got stationed here in Korea.


Jetta Hybrid



Here it is just before I turned it in... Terrible pics, but I lost hundreds of pics somewhere. The joy of being overseas.





She was a good little commuter. I was spending tons on gas with the Mustang, plus after having my Posterior Tibialus reconstructed and anchored in place, I figured it would be best to get a nice cruiser for a while. It's a 7 Speed DSG, turbo hybrid. I'd almost by this car again if I didn't prefer the diesel. She surprised many on the road.


I owned two 2013 Mustang GT 5.0, Same color.
















These compressed images are killing me. I need a Flickr account, methinks.

Anyway, I didn't have many mods done to these two. I actually had bought wheels, complete suspension and few other things, but I never installed them parts and ended up selling them. I had a Corsa Extreme catback and a tune on both.



The Golf R.


I owned this car twice, and the second time was by a complete accident. I ran into this car at another dealership after checking in for something for a buddy of mine. I looked out the showroom window, and say a Golf R sitting on KWs... "Hey, that's my fucking car?!" For some reason, I left with it.













I spent tons the first time around on this car. I had an APR Stage III turbo kit and all the supporting mods, but my car ADD wouldn't let me install all the parts. The second time around, I had a full "stage two" kit ready to go, and my ADD took over once again.


2011 WRX Limited


She was "Stage II" with a Cobb AP custom tune, full TBE exhaust with muffler delete. Very fun, but my first wife made me not want to own this car anymore, so I sold it, and she left. I then deployed to Afghanistan.










I'm going to stop here because this could go on forever.
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looking forward to the updates!
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Thanks, guys!


I'm going to hopefully get this more organized when I get off work. At least part of it, anyway.
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Congrats on the new ride! Looks like you're so excited, and just couldn't hide it...
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I'm super excited! I just wish it was me picking it up.

However, I've got obligations to fulfill. I'm pretty used to it by now, but hey, what's another 80 days or so.


I'm going to have the wife take some pictures when she picks it up in middle of the week sometime... Just have to convince her to take some decent pics.
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Finally!! Congrats!!

The 18" wheels look .
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Finally!! Congrats!!

The 18" wheels look .
I know! Part of me wants to just leave them on, but I think I'm going to sell the tires and slap r-comps on them for HDPE.
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sweet! after waiting all this time, it's gonna make that first drive even more enjoyable.

Looking forward to your mods!
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I did a little updating and rearranging of things here. I'll slowly make tweaks to the formatting as I get the hang of this fancy format. Thanks 3er!


Appreciate you all stopping by! I'll be adding delivery pics this week as well as some future DIY/Mod talk.
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Hell yeah! Everything looks great and I now have more reading material .
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The wife is going to pick up my car tomorrow at noon... I guess this means that I won't be sleeping again tonight.
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Thanks for the documenting the Military overseas process. Your car and new house looks great. Enjoy them in good health!

I wish I had that much garage space. The downside to living in CA.
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Thanks for the documenting the Military overseas process. Your car and new house looks great. Enjoy them in good health!

I wish I had that much garage space. The downside to living in CA.
Thanks!

I feel your pain, I'm originally from Los Angeles. The house is actually much further along now, but this isn't a thread about my house
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Getting picked up right now!!


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Sweet dude - congrats!
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Awesome dude, congrats! Can't get enough of YMB.
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