Friday, July 5, 2013
Felt that the original steering was too basic after coming from a Golf R sports steering in my previous car. Negotiated with PML Aftersales and managed to get a good discounted deal through CSA Moosdan on the M Performance Sports Steering wheel with Race Display LED in alcantra. Steering does a beautiful lights display on engine start up from red to green led with teh display showing M Performance wording. LED shift lights light up when you step on your accelerator giving you that rush feeling of exhiliration. In sports mode, you can feel the steering stiffen and more sensitive to your steering inputs. Steering boss comes with carbonfibre design. In the centre of the steering is a small but bright LED screen that displays different modes such as water and oil temperatures, G meter, stopwatch etc at the touch of 2 buttons at the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock of the steering. Alcantra provides a comfortable material to grip steering confidently especially when cornering hard.
Just renewed my package at Groomwerkz for comprehensive exterior and interior detailing, polishing and paint sealant. Good prompt service without any hard sell and convenient locations, one in the east at Chai Chee and one at Esplanade ( especially useful since they give you a free parking ticket so you can do your shopping or errands in town while car is being waxed and you can take your time to get back ). Cost is $535 for 5 grooming sessions of comprehensive service and 24 free car wash. The result of 1 grooming session is evident in the photo above of my 1 year old car which looks as good as new.
If you noticed the car looking a little different from previous, yes, i added AC Schnitzer front and rear spoilers, and BMW M Performance Sideskirts so car looks overall more sporty in a subtle way
Monday, January 7, 2013
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
All car proud drivers would understand the heart pain when your nice rims get damaged by contact with a kerb and would definitely want to quickly restore their rims. Recently in order to avoid a jay walking pedestrian, we had a slight kerb rash when our left rear rim contacted with a kerb around a car park exit. Definitely heartpain to see damage to one's shiny rims. A search online brought us to Autokinectics, a tyre shop in Macpherson where they also do spraypainting and repair of rims beside wheel alignment. Jake, one of the owner of Autokinetics did an assessment of our kerbed rim to give a quote @ $40 to restore the rim which is very reasonable. The kerbed area was sanded down,buffed and then resprayed within 30 minutes. As the pictures show, you cant spot the area that was restored. Though if you look really closely, you may be able to see some light fine scratches which will indicate the area that was restored but the result was acceptable for $40. We also did wheel alignment for front and rear wheels with Jake as he had the settings for the F20 and E87 1 series at $80 on their brand new Hunter laser based alignment system which supports BMW models.They can be contacted at -http://autokinetics.sg/contact/