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      05-31-2014, 09:39 AM   #5
Second Lieutenant

Drives: BMW E93 Sold
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA

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Originally Posted by jc05e46m3 View Post
First off, congrats on your build! I think all of these are subjective, but I'll attempt to help.

1. I personally don't think it's worth it to have full leather. It looks super sweet and the stitching is a really nice detail piece but at that cost, there was no way I could validate that. That money could be much better spent elsewhere.
I think the 18s look nice on this car, but the Silver 19s would probably make your specific build "pop" more. It will look nice. If you plan on getting aftermarket wheels though, dont waste the money on the 19s.
2. I had a discussion with a few people regarding the cameras. General consensus is that they are worthwhile if you are doing any of the following:
-pulling out of blind driveways
-driving anywhere often where your side view is obstructed (street corners with bushes, parallel parked cars, etc.)
-in bigger cars like the 5 series
-parking in tight spots
If those don't often apply to you, it may not be worth it-just a nice-to-have
-Sunshade would be useful if you are parking your car outside in that SC sun for extended periods of time, but otherwise, I don't feel it's worth it.
-If you stream music over bluetooth or use your phone often in the car, the enhanced usb/smartphone option may be a god option for you for ease of use
-Last, LED lights may not provide some HUGE difference, but it's definitely noticeable and they look super nice (unless you don't care about those either).

Regardless, best of luck! Congrats!
Good points. I would add the adjustable suspension. It made a difference on the E92. If your roads aren't glass smooth then consider this. Keep in mind the fixed suspension is in between the sport+ and the sport mode. Very firm from what everyone states. A marketing exec in SC said that it's like an 335i on standard suspension with run flats. I had the 335i on 19" with RFT and the E92 M3 so I'd say no thanks on that. But if you can wait a few more weeks for a test drive I would. The suspension is nothing you can change rafter your car arrives.

Rear sunshade- do you have a little kids? If not, I'd go with a good quality ceramic or heat rejecting tint. I'm in GA so it gets intense here as well. If you get the sunshade you still need tints for the other windows.

Last edited by TheIceStormOf06; 05-31-2014 at 10:05 AM..