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      12-17-2022, 07:14 AM   #1
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Hello my fellow bimmer heads!

My name is Wilson and I've been lurking behind the forums for a while now. Been wanting an M8 since the release of the concepts back in 2017. Waited and waited till my lease was up before I pulled the trigger on getting the 2022 M8 Gran Coupe Competition. It's been years since I've heavily modded a car. Last one was my Acura TSX back in 2014. I was itching to get my hands on something so I could go balls to wall with. The M8GC was the perfect choice for me. It had enough doors so my wife wouldn't get on my case about the ease of getting the kiddos in and out of the car, large enough trunk for the double stroller, the sick body line of a coupe and the speed of a demon.

Now before I get into the build, I want to make a special shout out to the man and friend that has helped me put this master piece of a build together. r33_RGSport - thank you for putting together my vision for the M8GC. He never said no to any of my wild requests and would always help me find a way to make it happen. I wouldn't trust anybody else to touch my cars and pray to god this man never moves out of SoCal. Lol

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2022 - Black M8GC - Black Interior

Exterior:
Xpel - 15% tint all around
Xpel - PPF - on front end/ all carbon pieces
Ceramic Pro - Entire Car
Akrapovic CF Diffuser
Hodoor CF Side Skirts
Hodoor CF Rear Bumper Blades
Hodoor CF Rear Bumper Inserts
IND CF Front and Rear Roundel
3D Design CF Rear Deck Spoiler
Sterckenn CF Front Lip
IND Painted Front Reflectors
Acexxon Rear Reflector Insert
Rplate Digital License Plate
BMW Performance CF Gas Cap
Work Wheels -21x10 and 21x11 CR3P - Gunmetal Polished Step Lip
Work Wheels - Red Center Caps
Tires- Michellin Pilot Sport 4S

Performance:
Race Chip GTS Black
Eventuri CF Intake
KW HAS Suspension
Akrapovic Full Titanium Exhaust
Secondary Down Pipe
ISweep Ceramic Brake Pads

Interior:
Autotecknic - CF Back Seat Cover
Autotecknic - CF Battle Version Shift Paddles
CF Steering Wheel Roundel Decal
Autotecknic Red Volume Control
Autotecknic CF Headrest Back Cover

Audio:
Audiotec Fisher -Match - Plug and Play Speakers/Sub Upgrade
Audiotec Fisher -Match 10DSP -Amp
Audiotec/Helix - Analog Input Module

Coming Soon:

Carismo Custom CF/Leather Steering Wheel
RGB DRL

Custom Corner Subwoofer Trunk Enclosures

Pending Equipment Selection
-2 x JL Audio TW3 - 10" Subs
-2 x JL Audio VXI 1000/1i MonoblockAmps



Thanks for checking out the build guys! Happy Modding guys!


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      12-17-2022, 07:27 AM   #2
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      12-17-2022, 11:16 AM   #3
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      12-18-2022, 03:13 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Been a lot time in the making.

Iím curious. How many SoCal M8 owners are there from this community? The few times Iíve gone to meets like Bimmercircuit/Cars and Coffee in San Clamente, no 8 owners could be found. Where yíall hiding at? Lol 😂 I feel like weíre a rare breed to find anywhere.
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Nice looks amazing! I think ive seen your car before at Bens? I was the one with the BG m8 coupe. Ive finally finished with all my mods as well but just never had the time to do a photoshoot lol! anyone down in Socal to do a shoot LMK!
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      12-20-2022, 11:33 AM   #6
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Correction. I think we only see each others 8s at Benís. Lol outside of Benís itís hard to catch anyone. I think Iíve seen your car before too. We should just get all of Benís 8 customers to do one shoot together of all the decked out 8s done by him. Lol Ben can go sponsor and get the photographer 😜. Itís good content for him too. Hah
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      12-20-2022, 11:35 AM   #7
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Congrats!! Very very nice and I like your build.
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I, sadly, am a Ben customer for quite some time

The GC looks incredible and the way it should be out of the box drop wise... Ben dropped my GC with the KW HAS as well but your wheels make the car stand out further along with the other aesthetics.

If we all meet up, Ben owes me a 12 pack.
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Hey Vic! Nice to meet you too bro and thanks! Your wheels and set up is sick too! Your build is like the polar opposite of mines. The Yang and Iím the Ying. Lol

And yes, I agree, Ben owes you a 12pack if we all gather up.

Calling all of Benís customers! Where you guys at? Stop hiding lol weíre hard to find as it is already.
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Correction. I think we only see each others 8s at Benís. Lol outside of Benís itís hard to catch anyone. I think Iíve seen your car before too. We should just get all of Benís 8 customers to do one shoot together of all the decked out 8s done by him. Lol Ben can go sponsor and get the photographer 😜. Itís good content for him too. Hah
HAHA yeah for sure, im down!!! lets set a meet up at Bens LOL and call out some taco trucks
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      12-23-2022, 02:38 AM   #11
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Lol party at Benís 😂
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Hey Vic! Nice to meet you too bro and thanks! Your wheels and set up is sick too! Your build is like the polar opposite of mines. The Yang and Iím the Ying. Lol

And yes, I agree, Ben owes you a 12pack if we all gather up.

Calling all of Benís customers! Where you guys at? Stop hiding lol weíre hard to find as it is already.
Im here in South OC and Ben is in rock chucking Irwindale... I swear I cringe everytime Im on Arrow Highway
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Im here in South OC and Ben is in rock chucking Irwindale... I swear I cringe everytime Im on Arrow Highway

Why..? Because you know youíre going to have to dump more money in the money pit? But still canít stop even knowing that. Lol 😂
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Why..? Because you know youíre going to have to dump more money in the money pit? But still canít stop even knowing that. Lol 😂
No because Arrow Highway is the Rock Chip Capital of CA
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No because Arrow Highway is the Rock Chip Capital of CA
Sounds like the N/S 101 here in the Phoenix area. Quarry trucks drive it to drop off their payloads and of course lose enough out of the rear tailgate and top screen (who's big idea was that as useless?) covering the load it's rock chip hell.
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Sounds like the N/S 101 here in the Phoenix area. Quarry trucks drive it to drop off their payloads and of course lose enough out of the rear tailgate and top screen (who's bug idea was that as useless?) covering the load it's rock chip hell.
yeah Bens shop is local to one the largest rock and dirt empires in SoCal... tons of trucks all over the place dripping shit on the road.
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yeah Bens shop is local to one the largest rock and dirt empires in SoCal... tons of trucks all over the place dripping shit on the road.
I say we all meet up at KnockOuts. Sounds like a friendly place?
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Love the work wheels!
Pretty much perfect flush fitment.
What offset?
Tires?
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Fender roll?
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I say we all meet up at KnockOuts. Sounds like a friendly place?
LOL 😂
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Love the work wheels!
Pretty much perfect flush fitment.
What offset?
Tires?
Camber?
Fender roll?
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Thanks!

Yeah- it was an unintentional setup but was able to make it all work with the help of Ben constantly raising and lowering the car till I got it right.

Wheels:
Works CR3P
Front: R-Disk 21x10 +12
Rear: L- Disk 21x11 +12

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Camber - front isnít adjustable, only rear is which I maxed out to -3.2 as I wanted it dropped as low as possible without rubbing.

Fender Roll- none. Didnít need to after I did the camber adjustment/height adjustment/waited for suspension to settle. Only rub I get is if I drive through a bump fast enough which I donít since I wouldnít want to crack my lip. Lol so itís finally tuned to my driving specs and when I have the whole family in the car.
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Added a rain set! Now I just need a snow set. Lol
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Great car. The picture with 2 future drivers is a gem. Congrats!
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