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xxTHIR13ENxx 12-16-2019 04:13 PM

Slow M6 Budget Build
 
Hi there! Yes, we're still here (some of us, at least).

To show that I'm not going anywhere, and believe that MU is a lifestyle that goes beyond MINIs, here's my new daily.
Going to start modding it soon (not going crazy because budget), but already placed a few orders here and there.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe (F06).
Fully loaded with Competition Package (575hp) with 31k miles on the odometer (clean CarFax, but I know this car has a hidden history and I have not learned about - perhaps that's for the best).

Some pics I have currently:

https://preview.ibb.co/ewEQ6S/20180218-163210-HDR.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/dkF9Y7/20180218-163231-HDR.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/jT6SLn/20180218-163345-HDR.jpg

Stay tuned for a VERY SLOW build thread.
Also, help me name her!

- Leo.

xxTHIR13ENxx 12-16-2019 04:19 PM

First "mod" was actually a de-mod (?)
Previous owner had tinted the headlights; don't know why.

Here's what it looked like:
https://preview.ibb.co/kjTwD7/IMG-4742.jpg

Having it removed (that's not me, by the way, but special shout-out to 13!):
https://preview.ibb.co/db9smS/IMG-3295.jpg

And after:
https://image.ibb.co/mjZQ6S/IMG-3297.jpg

- Leo.

BlwnAway 12-16-2019 05:00 PM

Excellent, looks like a great project.

Flamez 12-16-2019 07:26 PM

Now this I like. Those cars are crazy good performance bargains now. I love the Gran Coupes.

xxTHIR13ENxx 12-16-2019 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flamez (Post 806292)
Now this I like. Those cars are crazy good performance bargains now. I love the Gran Coupes.

Thanks! Yeah, this is my whole concept, work on this monster and still be within a budget. I see folks buying $2k front lips and $8k set of wheels... I'm going to post the end result and then break down all the pricing and hopefully it'll be an eye-opener.

Some will still hate, but that just means you're doing something to cause jealousy. lol.
Stay tuned. Should have some upgrades by end of the week.

- Leo.

Pobsey 12-16-2019 08:40 PM

What do you mean about it’s hidden past?

Nice car by the way!

xxTHIR13ENxx 12-16-2019 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pobsey (Post 806294)
What do you mean about itís hidden past?

Nice car by the way!

Thanks man.
In regards to the car's history, oh boy, where do I start...

Ok, so first "hmm?" moment was when we went to purchase it. Turned out they "lost the key" to the car. Then it was a few days until a new key was made and we were finally able to go test drive it. Now that I think about it, it's possible they were taking this time to fix things - see below.

Then when we did (or undid) the headlight tints; you can see in the "after" pic that there is a significant amount of sand on the driver's side. When we opened the hood and lifted the plastic bits, a lot of sand, no, sorry.. A LOT of sand was there. I'm pretty sure this car was tracked and this was a little "oh sh*t" moment in the gravel/sand pit.

Third was when I posted the car on BimmerPost. Some folks were saying they saw the car listed online, but it seemed the passenger's mirror was cracked/broken. Perhaps it was just the picture they saw or perhaps it was replaced, I don't know. All I saw online was the original sale posting (LINK) and it didn't look cracked or broken or anything.

Are we scared yet?

Then I went to get my tires replaced because the ride was way too bumpy and the tires were showing wear. My guy said I had two wheels bent. Badly. So I had them repaired (this, together with the sand lead me to believe the previous owner possibly hit a curb and went up on a sand bed or something)... I try not to think about it too much because expensive.

What is this, four? Five?

While fixing the wheels I realized they were M5 wheels. So now I'm assuming previous owner had an aftermarket set and before trading the car in he sold those and purchased a cheap M5 set, with bent damage?

All in all, though, it was the lowest priced M6 Gran Coupe in the state (possibly country) at that time. Afterwards I found out it also had the Competition Package, Driver's Assist Package, Executive Package, and Sound Package. This made it an absolute steal.

Mechanically, the car is solid. I had two shops look into it (Dealer included) and all looked fine. Car drives strong and there are no warning lights. I had to do a few things here and there, normal maintenance stuff, but nothing drastic.

Aesthetically, you can see some wear and tear around the exterior (interior is perfect). Lots of little scratches, swirls, etc. A few dings, nothing broken off or cracked, but not perfect shape, either... Still, 5'-10' away and you can't really tell.

Stay tuned for more drama as I start working on it and find stuff out. lol.
- Leo.

beken 12-16-2019 10:18 PM

Nice car.

werD 12-19-2019 03:33 AM

While I abhor the whole marketing twist on "four door coupes", the M6 sedans are very nice rides.

Looking forward to seeing yours evolve and hopefully not have any additional "history" surface.

glnr13 01-18-2020 10:11 AM

rad car leo

xxTHIR13ENxx 01-20-2020 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glnr13 (Post 806310)
rad car leo

Thanks, old friend!
How's thing, man? Life is moving way too fast, huh?

Stay tuned, just got new wheels and lower aero delivered. Need to schedule time to install...
- Leo.

glnr13 01-21-2020 07:01 AM

Things are good bud!

xxTHIR13ENxx 02-02-2020 01:09 AM

New wheels fitted today.
JR 34's in Platinum Bronze.

https://i.ibb.co/4PpD4Rb/Image-2.jpg

I feel the fronts are poking out a bit much and the rears not enough.
Might be looking at some new spacers in the near future...

Honest feedback, please.. :/
- Leo.

Flamez 02-03-2020 02:19 PM

They look great, but your clearance assessment is about right to me.

xxTHIR13ENxx 03-02-2020 08:02 PM

Some quick updates:

Had a few aero trims installed, front lower lip and side skirt extensions.
Also went with 15mm spacers in the rears (I still think I can/should go more).
Pardon the wheel gap.

https://i.ibb.co/QHByRmT/20200301-150103-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/YyLBzjQ/20200301-150041-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/crMXpzc/20200301-145728-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wCvk3W0/20200301-145825-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XCdG2VG/20200301-145518-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/JtqX6Lm/20200301-152134-HDR-2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/12gJy95/20200301-132039-HDR-2.jpg

- Leo.


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