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      05-09-2022, 03:40 PM   #1
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Dakar Yellow G80 M3 Mods - Round 2: Front end changes

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The front end of the G8X has been fairly controversial. I too didn't like it when I first saw it, but seeing it in person definitely changed my mind about it. And after seeing how the car can look when modified a bit - I was sold.

So I've added a bit of personal taste to the front end Vorsteiner's front grille, while spartan in its design (and let's be frank here, is pretty much the M4 GT3's grille in carbon fibre), does change it for the better. In tandem with the Vorsteiner front lip and the RK tunes front mounted intake - I think it looks mean as hell. I added RW Carbon's inlet/ducts to complete the look since I didn't spec the exterior carbon package from factory.

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ANRKY S1-X1 in 20" sitting on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in 275/30/20 and 295/30/20
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iND painted front reflectors & rear reflectors
iND painted carbon fiber side markers with Dakar Yellow accents
iND custom white stitched leather boot
BMW Performance shift knob
R44 ducktail spoiler
Vorsteiner carbon fibre grill
Vorsteiner carbon fibre front lip
Acexxon front lip protector
RW Carbon front inlets
RK Tunes front mounted intake
MAD catless downpipes
Valvetronic midpipe

Big thanks to Steve from Euroklasse for the Vorsteiner goodies, and as usual, AutoCouture for installing everything perfectly. I really can't overstate how much those guys know what they're doing and make things just work. The Vorsteiner grille wasn't playing nicely with the intakes, but they made it work.

Enjoy the pics! First 10 were shot by AutoCouture showing off the front end. The rest are from a photoshoot before the front end mods where the photographers edited the shots so the car doesn't quite look like Dakar Yellow, but it's an artist's take on what they think looks good so who am I to judge.. sorry for the photo-overload. I just love the way my car looks when pros shoot it haha.

Before:

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

After!

V1 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V11 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V2 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V8 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V9 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V7 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V5 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V10 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

V6 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07379 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07377 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07375 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07418 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07435 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07462 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07500 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07521 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

DSC07517 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

IMG_2075 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr

Dakar G8 M3 by Ahsan Uddin, on Flickr
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      05-09-2022, 03:56 PM   #2
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Amazing build glad to see it complete?
Front grill looks OEM + and I love that look.
Think you've got the whole thing perfect, I wasn't the biggest fan of yellow when you took delivery but now I see where you were going with it.
Amazing
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Looks amazing! Love the build!
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looks great man. banana spec ftw. I wish I use that grille, but gotta run a plate here in EU
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Goodness! Love your G80 man! Especially with that stick shift! Well done!
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      05-12-2022, 01:35 AM   #9
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Amazing build glad to see it complete?
Front grill looks OEM + and I love that look.
Think you've got the whole thing perfect, I wasn't the biggest fan of yellow when you took delivery but now I see where you were going with it.
Amazing
I fear builds are never complete! I have an SSK going in next week, possibly new steering wheel to match the Ivory, etc. But there isn't much left to do haha.

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Looking good!!
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looks great man. banana spec ftw. I wish I use that grille, but gotta run a plate here in EU
That's pretty unfortunate. I feel like the Vorsteiner grille really adds to the aggression and perfectly suits the front end. We require a plate in NY too but.. it's one of those things that if a cop is having a bad day or if you park on public roads, then you'll get ticketed for sure.

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Goodness! Love your G80 man! Especially with that stick shift! Well done!
Absolutely! 6MT is the way to go. It got better after a few thousand miles but it's going to get better very soon with the SSK and CDV removal.
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This is bananas. Love the all around modifications. Vorsteiner grill is a must.
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Looks bananas! Nice job! That interior is amazing!
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HOT!!!!

OP, are you running any spacers?
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Looks fabulous.

What are your thoughts about the wear and maintainability of the Silverstone leather buckets?
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Really dislike that front grille design. The designer perfectly ruined it.
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That front lip could shave a hair off a gnat's arse.


I like the Vorsteiner grill.
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Banana spec for the win!

Great looking car man!
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I had to login just to say how bad@$$ this is. Also reminds me of Reverse Flash .
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Looks great! A few questions about the shift knob:

- Any difference in throw distance or feel?
- Does it include that leather boot?
- What's the procedure for replacing? Is there a good youtube video?
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Looks good. The vanity plate, meh.

Be sure to reply to the original post so that it repeats itself every time.
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