The F31 BMW 328i Touring is a surprisingly slick looking vehicle for something that many would describe as “a station wagon”. As sensibilities go more european and practical, the longroof touring 3-Series is becoming a sleeper hit among enthusiasts. Mod Expert Tim has been working with Jayson, the owner of this F31, to transform it from a practical people mover to something that stirs the soul.
Details both large and small all work together to create one stunning package. Painted front reflectors for BMW F30 3-series enhance the F30 Exterior appearance of the front end by omitting those disgusting, nasty, hideous amber eyesores that normally utterly ruin the lines of the front end. Getting rid of these foul yellow boogers goes a long way in making your BMW look the way Munich intended, rather than this cockamemie regulations we deal with here, sticking such garbage onto the car is a crime against good taste.
To drop the ride height and give the car the look of a performance oriented car, Jayson first tried H&R Springs but quickly found the permantly-fixed ride height and dampening were inferior options for his purposes, so we upgraded the suspension the more thorough way by replacing the springs with a set of BC Racing Coilovers. Offering 30 way adjustment, BC Racing coilovers are completely unrivaled by any spring alone.
Further enhancing aesthetics, we’ve also eliminated the tacky and cheesy OEM Chrome Kidney Grilles and replaced them with a dramatically superior set of BMW Performance Gloss Black Kidney Grilles for BMW F30, permanently eradicating the chintzy trash chrome grilles once and for all.
After lowering the car, it was time to send those boring, unimaginative stock wheels to the great beyond as well. Tim set Jayson up with a set of handsome Forgestar F14 wheels in Gunmetal, spec’d out at 19×8.5 / 19×10 to make the most of the drop offered by the BC Coilovers.
Paired with Hankook Ventus V12 225/40-19 and 255/35-19 Tires, this wheel and tire combination performs as good as it looks.
The right choice in details can really make your car ‘yours’ with unique upgrades that really speak to your style and taste, and the Mod Experts are here to help you do that. Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the photos.
Forgestar F14 19×8.5 / 19×10 Hankook Ventus V12 225/40-19 / 255/35-19 on BC Coilovers
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Story by Nicholas Gregson