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Old 07-07-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question BMW Individual sill plates

Hey..just wondering is $300+ USD too much for BMW Individual sill plates, brand new?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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for fronts only?....average...they are expensive
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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no its all 4..i know the retail up in the 4 figures if i remember correctly...
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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That's not bad...sell me your M ones when you get these (if you have them )
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Is your car an Individual? (I would assume not, seeing as you don't already have the sills...)

Why are you after these? Cool factor? Isn't it a little like sticking an M badge on a non-M?
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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what so special about these door sills? have any pics, when I had my 540 it had door sills that had BMW stamped on it, I notice some other models doesn't have anything stamped on.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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That's not bad...sell me your M ones when you get these (if you have them )
nah man sorry mine are just regular BMW stampped
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Is your car an Individual? (I would assume not, seeing as you don't already have the sills...)

Why are you after these? Cool factor? Isn't it a little like sticking an M badge on a non-M?
well i dunno if Id call it for the cool factor or not..i think its cool cuz its different..thats what im going for. As for an 'M' violation..the door sills dont ad or change the performance of the vehicle....so, id say no..that its not the same as throwing an M badge on a non M bimmer
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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well i dunno if Id call it for the cool factor or not..i think its cool cuz its different..thats what im going for. As for an 'M' violation..the door sills dont ad or change the performance of the vehicle....so, id say no..that its not the same as throwing an M badge on a non M bimmer
LOL individual has nothing to do with M. There is nothing wrong with putting on individual trim. Rxwhat?'s car is a M-package as well, so , umm, explain to me how thats a M- violation.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:10 PM   #10
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LOL individual has nothing to do with M. There is nothing wrong with putting on individual trim. Rxwhat?'s car is a M-package as well, so , umm, explain to me how thats a M- violation.
Im talking performance wise...its not like i have a 528 and am slapping M badges on it. I could concievably put M badges on my 540i cuz of the M package..but me thinks the BMW individual is more suiting considering what I have planned for it
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Im talking performance wise...its not like i have a 528 and am slapping M badges on it. I could concievably put M badges on my 540i cuz of the M package..but me thinks the BMW individual is more suiting considering what I have planned for it
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Exactly.
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Is your car an Individual? (I would assume not, seeing as you don't already have the sills...)

Why are you after these? Cool factor? Isn't it a little like sticking an M badge on a non-M?
who cares? it's his car and we have nothing to say even if he put thousands of M badge on his car.

Door sill looks good especially if you can get LED door sill. I was in the market of BMW Power or BMW performance with LED illuminated and it costs me as much as $300 USD.

Well if you have money for them, go for it! (even though the wiring requires you to drill several holes on your car body.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
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who cares? it's his car and we have nothing to say even if he put thousands of M badge on his car.

Door sill looks good especially if you can get LED door sill. I was in the market of BMW Power or BMW performance with LED illuminated and it costs me as much as $300 USD.

Well if you have money for them, go for it! (even though the wiring requires you to drill several holes on your car body.
Thanks for the props Summit! These are just the sills that sit on the bottom frame under the door. I already have LED's in all 4 doors and rear pillars
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #15
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what so special about these door sills? have any pics, when I had my 540 it had door sills that had BMW stamped on it, I notice some other models doesn't have anything stamped on.
They say "BMW Individual" instead of just "BMW". That's about it.

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well i dunno if Id call it for the cool factor or not..i think its cool cuz its different..thats what im going for. As for an 'M' violation..the door sills dont ad or change the performance of the vehicle....so, id say no..that its not the same as throwing an M badge on a non M bimmer
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be an ass or anything... I'm asking as a serious question.

I know what you're saying about performance. Hell, I have some M-parts in my regular E30. My shift knob and steering wheel both have an M-stamp, but they were bought for the sake of the part and what it contributed to the car. I would not, however, put "M3" on the back of my trunk lid, or buy any part that was identical to it's replacement save for the fact that it has "M3" or "M Power" or something written on it. There are parts that have benefits, and there are parts for show.

In my mind, the "BMW Individual" markings are for a very specific type of car. It comes with a meaning attached to it. In a way, putting "Individual" door sills is misrepresenting what your car is. If you have some wild plans for the car that will set it apart, and you feel that the Individual would help the look... by all means go for it. I'm only expressing an opinion.

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LOL individual has nothing to do with M. There is nothing wrong with putting on individual trim. Rxwhat?'s car is a M-package as well, so , umm, explain to me how thats a M- violation.
Like I said, it's misrepresentation.

If he has a 540 with an M package, sure he could stick an M logo somewhere and no one would think twice. I wouldn't expect him to stick an "M5" badge on the back of it, however, because it means something different.

Same with the Individual program... it's for a specific line of cars that BMW produced, and a car either is or is not a BMW Individual car. If he puts the door sills on, and someone walks up and says "Hey, is that a BMW Individual", his answer would have to be no.
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