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myndgone
04-08-2005, 11:07 AM
...with brushed aluminum, just like in 3 series?

Do they even make these pieces in brushed aluminum?
I've seen it in carbon fiber (or titanium or whatever it's called) but I don't want that...

After seeing RickN's ride last night (silver 330 with aluminum interior accents), I've decided it's time for a change :D

///Greco540
04-08-2005, 11:21 AM
Yes it can. You can buy the trim off the dealer though expensive but there is brushed aluminum trim available.

myndgone
04-08-2005, 12:11 PM
do you know approx. how much it costs? less than $1000???

///Greco540
04-08-2005, 02:37 PM
I would suggest trying to find a set on sale on ebay or other forums, even checking out salvage yards before spending the big bucks on the dealer.

For dealers here;s the titanium look. Double the prices and then convert to canadian to get a rough estimate.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DE93&mospid=47592&prod=20011000&btnr=51_3649&hg=51&fg=45

Quack
04-08-2005, 02:37 PM
I priced out the same trim from a M5, retail it's about $1300 plus taxes, if the dealer would give you a discount it will come out to be $1000 plus taxes, it's one of the things on my to do list

myndgone
04-08-2005, 06:06 PM
I priced out the same trim from a M5, retail it's about $1300 plus taxes, if the dealer would give you a discount it will come out to be $1000 plus taxes, it's one of the things on my to do list

and it fits perfectly from M5?

Quack
04-08-2005, 06:09 PM
it's exactly the same, the price would be different if you have navi or not, the price I listed above is without navi, if you have navi than you would need one piece less

if you come out to the meet tonight I'll show you how it's done

myndgone
04-08-2005, 06:10 PM
cool...which dealership did you get it priced at?

Quack
04-08-2005, 06:13 PM
I priced out the parts from Town & Country BMW, they always cut me deals because I work in the same trade, don't go to Parkview they don't cut any deals there

myndgone
04-08-2005, 07:02 PM
how's the one on Dixie (in Mississauga)?
or Maranello on Hwy7 & Weston?

Or am I asking too much now? :D

BMVV
04-08-2005, 11:19 PM
My 528i has the black graphite trim on a black interior. I thing it's a cleaner look. I wish the headliner was black.
I have seen a few trim sets on ebay over time and they won't cost you $1G.

windwagen
04-12-2005, 12:13 AM
What's wrong with the wood? I like that $hit!

My wife hate's it..She says it's an old man's car..that's right biatch..I'm your sugar daddy!! hee hee

myndgone
04-12-2005, 01:31 AM
What's wrong with the wood? I like that $hit!

My wife hate's it..She says it's an old man's car..that's right biatch..I'm your sugar daddy!! hee hee


:D :D :D


i got 'nuff wood, no need to advertise it in the car interior :D

it does look like an old man's car :puke: :D

///Greco540
04-12-2005, 10:57 AM
Try www.bimmerspecialist.com as well.

windwagen
04-12-2005, 11:36 AM
OK, My cousin (works for BMW) brought home a Cooper S. The interior of that is the opposite extreme of our Old Man's E39...

BARF!!!

myndgone
04-12-2005, 11:53 AM
Mini?..i hear they're extremely hard to park....

windwagen
04-12-2005, 11:55 AM
Hey man..don't you work???

Mini is not for me...ridiculously quick handling, but needs some more balls.

myndgone
04-12-2005, 12:00 PM
i cant go to work...car is DEAD, REMEMBER?!?! :D

so im just resting for the next couple of days...perks of being the boss!

:D

DbIiRrTdY
04-12-2005, 03:08 PM
just take out all the trim and get it painted a nice silver/black or whatever colour you like then put a couple coats of clear, a nice polish it would look amazing.

I've seen it done in a few audis - a very nice clean 'show' mod and not too much on the dollars!

That is what I would do.

VS

windwagen
04-12-2005, 03:47 PM
hey yeah! you can even rice it up with some neon green! kewl!!

myndgone
04-12-2005, 03:47 PM
i thought about that, but wouldnt paint be prone to scratch easily?
smooth shiny surface when painted will probably leave easy marks & scratches...

myndgone
04-12-2005, 03:48 PM
hey yeah! you can even rice it up with some neon green! kewl!!


you're still here? :D :D

Darkness95m3
04-12-2005, 03:50 PM
you're still here? :D :D

Can I join in?

myndgone
04-12-2005, 04:20 PM
Can I join in?

sure, its a party...i already got my answer! :D

DbIiRrTdY
04-12-2005, 04:44 PM
i thought about that, but wouldnt paint be prone to scratch easily?
smooth shiny surface when painted will probably leave easy marks & scratches...


Remember you are going to be using the same paint you use on the outside of the car and the outside of the car is exposed to all the elements surly it will be able to handle someones finger nails, shirt cufflinks(sp?) , and other things you would find in a car. any abuse it would get would be MUCH less than what we get with mother nature and the roads have to offer. And if it did scratch ... you can buff it out with compound.

i still think it is a win-win - bye bye wood and not too expensive.

VS

myndgone
04-12-2005, 04:49 PM
i can't believe i'm actually considering this :D *drink*
but 1000 bucks is a 1000 bucks!

how easy is it to take the pieces off? they just pop off, I'm assuming?!


hellooooooo RICE! :D

Darkness95m3
04-12-2005, 04:56 PM
i can't believe i'm actually considering this :D *drink*
but 1000 bucks is a 1000 bucks!

how easy is it to take the pieces off? they just pop off, I'm assuming?!


hellooooooo RICE! :D

Sand the trim with 2000 Grid sandpaper first.

myndgone
04-12-2005, 05:08 PM
Sand the trim with 2000 Grid sandpaper first.

*th-up*