While we at Boost Addictions prefer all out speed over looks, as car enthusiasts we can't help but to appreciate any cool car. And it is with that I would like to present to you Roman's 2011 335i.
What drew to Roman's car was the simplicity of it. All too many times you visit shows like Simply Clean, and you see cars that aren't well, simply clean. We think Roman nailed his goal of making a good looking car, without ruining the elegance of a BMW. I'll leave you with some words from Roman on why he loves his car, and what drove him to modify it.
"I remember back in high school when the E90 body style was just released and seeing it in Car & Driver or Autoblog and saying to myself "I gotta get one." The body lines and the interior was just so perfectly balanced and I've always had an itch for BMW's ever since I was a kid. I've had two Honda's prior to getting my first BMW which both I really liked but it just wasn't quite enough for my liking. After countless hours of searching on Autotrader, I found THE car I wanted (2011 335i LCI E90 6MT). I really didn't want a E92 since I had a thing for sedans but the one thing it had to have was a manual transmission. Me being some what of a anal retentive person, I only wanted the stainless steel trim along with black leather interior and I hit the jackpot when I found my car.
After purchasing my car the first thing I HAD to do was lower it a tad. I brought it down a bit with a set of KW V2 coilovesr and then continued on with some more go faster parts. The only issue I had was that the car wasn't low enough for my liking. Honestly, I got really tired of seeing the same things being done to E90 & E92 such as VMR wheels or any sort of cast wheels that everyone had so I knew that I wanted to do something different that not many people did at the time. I had the option of staying static and going super low with a custom set of coilovers but would face the issue of running into speed bumps or scraping on every parking lot entrance which by the sound of it, I know I didn't like it on bit. I bit the bullet and decided to bag the car with Airlift Performance air suspension and cannot be any happier. The ease of airing up on speed bumps and being able to handle just as good as my previous coilover made me a happy camper even though this car will never see a track day.
The whole "three piece" wheel thing hit me hard. My first set of wheels were BBS RS's that were spec'd to a E39 which made things a bit challenging as they were super aggressive for the E9x platform. After posting a thread on E90post with some pictures of my car on air and rs's I knew right away the hate and bashing would start but I didn't care. Surprisingly many people complemented on how well the car looked and gave me thumbs up the fact that my car was different from other E90's out there. After attending many car shows with the RS's for a bit, I wanted something that would fit my 335i right. I ended up purchasing a set of CCW Classics in my spec and was super pleased with the outcome.
What’s next? Well, for me simplicity is key. M-tech front and rear bumpers is on the list next with an addition to adding a subwoofer with a custom side enclosure. Then possibly I might move onto making the car in the 500whp territory. But... Thats a bit down the road.
I just wanted to say huge thanks and shout out to Justin over at Boost Addictions and Sparky over at Cloud9ab both with their outstanding customer service! Wouldn't buy from any other vendors except these two."
-JB4 w/Flex Fuel
-VRSF 5" Intercooler
-CP-E 5" Downpipe
-BMS Oil cooler valve
-Airlift Performance E9X (Front & Rear)
-Airlift Performance 3P Management
-Vlair 444c Compressor
-4 Gallon Tank
-Boost Addictions Differential Lock Down Brace
Wheels -CCW Classics 18x10 +15 & 18x11.5 +22
-Achilles ATR Sport 2 tires
-Lux H8 160
-Ziza Interior LED
-GP Thunder Fog lights
-BMW Performance Shift Knob
-MB Quart QM200.3