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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #52
Grande D
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
lol what are you talking about? Rich (rack doctor) ended up agreeing with alex and me. There's still this "camp" out there that didn't thoroughly read the post. A lot of my "haters" are still thinking the ZHP still has a specific rack. Rich, Alex, myself are ON THE SAME SIDE. it is YOU who is wrong.

There's absolutely no valid debate here. None whatsoever. 9/01+ 330 racks are yellow tag 712 racks. Period. We have evidence to support this.

However, we don't have evidence to support the contrary.

Thus, it is reasonable to believe as fact that all 9/01+ 330s got the same 712 rack.


As Alex said, if it turns out BMW mixed-matched racks willy-nilly at the factory, then so be it. But so far, nobody's been able to prove that. And quite frankly, it makes no sense whatsoever from a sales, marketing, and logistics point of view. We might as well conclude BMW used differently spec'd parts elsewhere in the car, as well for the same model and year range.

So far I've looked at three 2002 330s all with the same yellow tag 712 rack. How many rocks must I unturn? Some people are just really angry
Three is not enough to make the conclusion that they all have the 712. It just isn't. Especially when...

There is evidence to the contrary. Rack Doctor said when he gets 330 core racks they are varied, and a 10/03 330 rack was posted with a purple tag and a non-712 part number. So no evidence to the contrary is patently false.

As opposed to saying ALL 09/01+ 330s have the 712, and the 712 is the 09/01+ 330 rack, try this:

The 712 rack that you bought is the best one that came preinstalled on any non-M. All ZHPs should have it, and according to RealOEM all 09/01+ 330s should too. There has been anecdotal evidence that 330s from 09/01 or later may have occasionally come with a different rack, so what you really should do is check your 330's rack tag before making the "upgrade" to the 712 rack.

Bam. Done. The trouble is with your language. What you claim as an absolute, is not. And I don't believe Rack Doctor ever even voiced an opinion with regards to that. He's not on your side, or the other side.

Last edited by Grande D; 11-28-2012 at 11:17 AM.
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