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      07-28-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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The JDM Inspired F80 M3 Build (Every Build Has A Story)

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**Please note : This build is ongoing and is in its early stages, the owner aspires to continue modifying his build with JDM influences**


There are many unique F80 builds out there but this one is on a different level. What do you get when you buy your first German car and all your previous builds were JDM?


Sheldon's Instagram : Imnotjohnnytran
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I wanted to write this post and share with the community of this incredible build owned by Sheldon. Sheldon is a local car enthusiast here in South Florida and about a year ago, took the plunge and bought his first German car. Like many of us, this was his dream car and he wanted to make it his own. Being highly influenced with the JDM community, he made it an incredible build.

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Varis rear under tray
Akrapovic diffuser
ASM Titanium license plate bolts










Exhaust - AWE Track Exhaust


3D Design Carbon fiber trunk lip



Front:
Laptorr front lip
IND black kidney grills
IND reflector delete
Carbon fiber splitters








Wheels / Suspension :
BBS Motorsport E88 Forged Wheels
H&R Street Performance Coilovers with KW EDC Delete
Macht Schnell stud conversion
Carbon ceramic brakes









Interior :
The one race bucket seat is a common in Japan which inspired the owner for this setup.
Recaro RS-G
Recaro Japan seat rails
ASM bolster protector
M-Performance V1 steering wheel
Alcantara shift boot
Alcantara emergency brake boot
WC Lathe Werks Titanium shift knob
Custom Arm delete
IND red state button
IND blue M buttons
DragInt checkered floor mats










Most of the modifications as you can see are from majority Japanese companies or made specifically for the Japanese market. Some future mods, are crankhub fix, downpipe and tune.

BMW INVASION featured video : Every Build Has A Story Ep.5
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Behind the scenes of the featured video :
Filmed by myself :


Special thanks to @euromotiveperformance for hosting us and always being our preferred shop.
Euromotive Performance's Website : http://bit.ly/2uFMtH8
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      07-28-2020, 03:23 PM   #2
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Unique build. Thanks for sharing.
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      07-28-2020, 07:42 PM   #4
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Amazing build. I love it.
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      07-28-2020, 09:12 PM   #5
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Fantastic build. Akrapovic diffuser needs no introductions - looks like it should, or - perfect.
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      07-29-2020, 06:18 AM   #6
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Definitely cool and I give you props for being unique and going with what means something to you.
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The JDM Inspired F80 Build (Every Build Has A Story)

Nice build, how do you like the H&R Coilover?
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      07-29-2020, 09:11 AM   #8
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You have got to update those headlights for the most aggressive look.
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You have got to update those headlights for the most aggressive look.
Best Part, the owner actually bought the LCI head lamps. He should be installing them soon to tie in the build.
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      07-29-2020, 09:01 PM   #10
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Nice build, how do you like the H&R Coilover?
I spoke with the owner about it when we were filming, He said they are great. Only issue is the lack of EDC.
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I like the front lip set. Unique and looks great too
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Those BBS E88 fit so well on the car. awesome build!
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How is this a JDM build besides the single Recaro bucket?

Car looks great but If this is JDM so are 70% of the builds on this forum.
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What are the offset on those e88 ? Thought those won’t clear CCBs.

Nice looking build .. car looks amazing !!
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Nice build and great coverage!
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Nice build. OP, does the owner have a contact to get that Laptorr lip?

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How is this a JDM build besides the single Recaro bucket?

Car looks great but If this is JDM so are 70% of the builds on this forum.
There are a few other brands like Varis, ASM, and Laptorr. Funny enough, Recaro is German.
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How is this a JDM build besides the single Recaro bucket?

Car looks great but If this is JDM so are 70% of the builds on this forum.
I was very very confused reading through the mod list lol. Not sure what makes this a JDM build at all.

Varis diffuser and Laptorr front lip = JDM build lol
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Looks great though.
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I was very very confused reading through the mod list lol. Not sure what makes this a JDM build at all.

Varis diffuser and Laptorr front lip = JDM build lol


Sorry you had trouble reading through it. I listed a few of the mods then a few corresponding photos.


Along with the Varis Diffuser and Laptorr front lip he has the following:

-Recaro RS-G (The Recaro RS-GS was originally created for the Japanese market. It's an ideal full bucket seat for both street and circuit)

-Recaro Japan Seat Rails

-ASM Bolster protector (ASM is based out of Japan)

-ASM Titanium license plate bolts

-DragInt Checkered floor mats (Popular JDM designed floor mats)
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Nice build. OP, does the owner have a contact to get that Laptorr lip?



There are a few other brands like Varis, ASM, and Laptorr. Funny enough, Recaro is German.
Yes it is but, The Recaro RS-GS was originally created for the Japanese market. It's an ideal full bucket seat for both street and circuit

I think he still has a contact over at Laptorr. Best way to reach out to him is via Instagram.
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What are the offset on those e88 ? Thought those won’t clear CCBs.

Nice looking build .. car looks amazing !!

He had to use a 3mm spacer to make it fit.
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