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      06-02-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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Straight from Finland: X1 xDrive20d Mineral White (Winter photos, post #14)

Hi Folks!

I have a little story for you guys, from a X1 that I got my hands on in last august.

The car was bought before I came in to business so the accessories are not the best. But, manageable.. And it belongs to my girlfriend, who had no, what so ever, glue that you can actually modify your brand new Bimmer.

I assume that this X1 rolled from the factory in July 2010, and is equipped with an amazing () 177hp diesel engine.. And xDrive offcourse. We just had a very long, 5 month winter here, so 4wd is not exaggerated at all..

Im not going to link the list about the features here. It's manual, Hi-Fi stereo, no Navi, non-leather-seats, and yes without roof rails!
Ok, here we go.

The beginning.



Step 1, emblems off. I also tried rims from my VW T5, you can see in the left.. Just to give my girl a quick look, how this car could look..



Then my girl saw some photos (with my help ) from AC Schnitzer full white X1. And all the lower black plastic parts were painted. The ACS bodykit doesn't give you that much new, so it wasn't worth it. (winter tyres.. )



Also, what you can see in the previous pic, the kidneys were painted in black. Our painter had obviously hangover that day, and the chromeparts were just oversprayed. Besides that, the paint was perfect! So, after a few winter months, the kidneys looked like one of the 101 dalmatians.. So I removed them, took the inner parts off, and had the kidneys vinyl wrapped. Much better!!





Ok. So after this, I just couldn't deal with the idea of bolting back those OEM 18" rims you can see in the first pic. Besides, those Runflat tyres are horrible and dangerous. After a few days of googling, I ended up with these Breytons. The owner was also , so for the summer there was going to be:

Breyton Race GTP Matt Black with polished lip and Vredstein Ultrac Sessanta
Front: 8,5" x 20" ET 35, 245/35-20
Back: 10" x 20" ET 35, 275/30-20



More pics from the rims below..

So, what next?



Offcourse when you take 20" wheels in a small "SUV", it's going to look little odd, if you have even a little bit of low-profile tyres. So we ordered K&W -30mm lowering springs..



The difference was not huge, but you can certainly see it. And live, it is more clear. There is also a light tint (50%) in all windows excluding windshield..

Before


After



And finally. The last exterior modification for this spring. Vinyl wrapping the roof.. The easiest, almost cheapest and quickest mod, that IMO was the biggest thing that changed the look! Matt Black



All in all. My girl now loves his BMW even more !! Despite the 20" wheels and the -30mm Springs, it's really good and comfortable to drive. I think that K&W just made this car much better. It's more stable and accurate to corner. I'm going to have a small photo shoot in near future, so will be posting more pics in the future. Interior is pretty much stock. Gear shift knob is going to be changed and maybe we'll upgrade to M-Sport steering wheel. Oh, and there are also BMW performance pedals.. BIG upgrade from the stock rubber ones.

Thanks for reading! Post comments, if there are any!
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      06-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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The wheels are really cool.
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      06-02-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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Looks great .... love the wheels and the black grill!
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Really nice! Looks even better in person. Are you going to post more pics of your own ride? What about a pic session sometime?
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      06-04-2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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Really nice! Looks even better in person. Are you going to post more pics of your own ride? What about a pic session sometime?
I'll come up with a similar story of my E91 when I have time. Yeah, we should organize a photoshoot together..
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Impressive upgrade! Congrats!
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should have left the metal trim to go with the polished lip.. but oh well still nice
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Looks great, nice modifications!
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x1's r a hundred times better when black plastic is color matched


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EDIT: can u post more if possible?
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      08-25-2011, 02:37 AM   #13
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Oh noooo! I'm suffering from a serious case of car envy... More pictures please!
The black roof on the white body is soooooooooooooo hot!
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Winterlook

Hi Guys!
Sorry I haven't been able to post any pictures. Here's the winterlook. Tyres are 17" OEM, nothing fancy. Maybe we'll change these for next winter..






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Car looks super awesome. I'm taking delivery of my AW X1 soon and now I want to get a black roof too!

Can you please share the specs for the wheels? Would love to know the offset.

Edit: Oops my bad, read the OP and got the specs, thanks!

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Despite the 20" wheels and the -30mm Springs, it's really good and comfortable to drive.
Really? Is it very bumpy? By the way, nice fierce ride.
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how does the springs? i am really considering this car for family addition.
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how does the springs? i am really considering this car for family addition.
The KW lowering springs eith original shocks is pretty good combination in my opinion. Comparing to original springs the ride is not notisably stiffer. But better when cornering. Allthough the springs doesn´t convert this car to a sports car.

Definetly worth considering if you want 4WD, little bit higher car and a bit space!
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Finally better pictures of the summer setup!
Hope you like these!! You can really see the difference what the 20" Breytons make comparing to the winter wheels..

Vinyl wrap in the kidneys has been a big success! No wearing at all.







The car has moved on by now. Thankfully my friend bought it, so it kind of stays within the neighbourhood..

Nothing bad to say about X1! Now my girlfriend is enjoying her 135i..
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beautifully executed.
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Looks great! I like that you kept the wheel-well trim mounting bolts black. Against the white trim, it looks like a negative of the wheels. Also, I see big brother (e91) in the background provided inspiration for the color scheme - do you have some pics of the wagon?
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nice one ,looks really cool,it looks chunkier and masculine.iI particularly like the rear view with those wider wheels..what are the tyre sizes?

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