Made an interesting discovery....

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  1. 21 Jan 2016 at 4:35 PM #1
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    So dealer has said that BMW won't cancel my original order but he's happy to take it into stock as it's a nice colour/spec. He's put in request for my CP order but have to start from scratch so might be waiting another 2 months for a production slot....

    I've therefore been weighing things up. IF I was to forego the CP car, I'd save nearly £4.5 (as I'd also added LED's). Springs, I could fit ACS ones - Ronnie's car looks the business (helpful it's the same colour), 12mm spacers, few black bits on the car. Upside I'd get lumbar support (which have just found out is not on CP new seats). Oh and exhaust, well not quite enough in the pot left over for an Akra but I'd be on the right road.....

    Anyway, the real sticking point for me was the fact that BMW were launching the CP package with new dampers - the one part of the original car I just couldn't get on with. Or so I thought.... I have a funny feeling they have just been a bit sneaky here. I was utterly convinced the September 15 build cars drove better and I think I have the answer.

    Up to LCI there was only one EDC damper option so if we, for example, take the rear left - part number is 33 52 2 284 909. Fast forward to looking at LCI car and whilst that part number still exists, it doesn't actually apply to any M3 LCI in the UK. Why? Because the new damper which is fitted to the CP package is also fitted to cars with the tyre pressure display which of course all the UK supplied cars have. Therefore all LCI M3's have new revised dampers and they are the SAME as the CP package ones. Just a VERY sneaky way of not admitting they have changed them.

    I am sure they have also revised the traction and diff across the normal M3/4 as well as it's not as snatchy as well.

    So in conclusion, have BMW actually applied all the changes (bar springs and arbs) to the LCI M3 without actually admitting it? And therefore I might as well just go with the standard car, ACS spring it and stick a nice exhaust on....

    Cheeky so and so's......
     
  2. 21 Jan 2016 at 4:38 PM #2
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    Sooo....CP or no CP - what you going to do?
     
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    How do you know that the part number that you have quoted does not apply to any LCI cars ??
     
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    Now I've found out they are the same bloody dampers, might as well just go no CP. Happy with 19's, would like lumbar as my back's sh*t, ACS springs look perfect, bit of carbon tat and nice exhaust. Perhaps should sleep on it.... [EDIT] Not an option - CP has been ordered and filed! No turning back....
     
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    You can search on month/year on BMW's parts system. Besides, they have a different model section for LCI F80's. Interestingly they list starting from reg month of June.

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    can you therefore see the equivalent new part number for LCI versions of the rear left ??
     
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    So does that mean, my LCI is actually a part-CP????
     
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    Okay, so here is page for LCI cars. You can see the original damper which I assume is still going to be used in markets that don't have tyre pressure display. But as we do as standard in the UK, those would no longer be fitted. The second lot would (which means they are the same dampers as with CP). Or am I missing something here?!!!

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    Did the changes also come into effect for the M4? Mines a sept 15 build hence asking.
     
  10. 21 Jan 2016 at 5:45 PM #10
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    Funnily enough, I've just had a look! Looks like around June/July so yes September build most definitely has new dampers.

    Just off phone with dealer. Looks like it's the CP for me as he's put the order in and can't be cancelled as individual. He's having my original car in showroom so if you're after a SMB M3 with Silverstone interior, let me know!! Be early March.
     
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    I thought my LCI drove better than the older cars.:rolleyes:
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    Any links for the part identifier tool?

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  16. 21 Jan 2016 at 7:58 PM #16
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    Cheers Smooth and Guy :thumbsup:
     
  17. 21 Jan 2016 at 9:57 PM #17
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    Cheers chaps. Top sleuthing :thumbsup:
     
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    What does all this mean. Can the smart people explain this please? :muttley:
     
  19. 21 Jan 2016 at 10:24 PM #19
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    Looking at the above they are different are they not, one part number for adaptive and diff part number for comp pack.
    I am having my annual eye test on Saturday, do I need it
     
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    You're missing the part where it says for vehicles with Tyre pressure display or Competition package.

    As all UK spec cars come with the Tyre pressure display it looks like they get the same EDC shocks as the comp pack.
     

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