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Old 02-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #165541
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VS7's look great I almost bought some on group buy a few years back... but they bend like ridiculously easy I hear so I would be careful driving around in them. I personally like the VS8 better... and I guess they made them even lighter and stronger now in the VS8.2 update. But I wanted some 18's so that's why i went with what I went.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:21 AM   #165542
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VS7's look great I almost bought some on group buy a few years back... but they bend like ridiculously easy I hear so I would be careful driving around in them. I personally like the VS8 better... and I guess they made them even lighter and stronger now in the VS8.2 update. But I wanted some 18's so that's why i went with what I went.
funny you mention that, one of the wheels has been repaired and im gonna take it in to see if i can do anything more to reinforce that wheel


i eventually want to move to 18s as well, ill most likely go with arc-8s if i can find the sizes i want!
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:21 AM   #165543
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Kalim... I need a huge favor... I put some oem facelifted clears on my car last weekend and got a new LCM and had it reprogrammed for these new tail lights, and bought the BMW retrofit wire kit to make it all work. And it all does... except for the bulb in the inner trunk portion. Basically the retrofit wire kit gave me a wire to power the passenger sider inner bulb but not the drivers side. And I need to figure out what pin powers that since I'm getting a bulb out and I can't supply power to that bulb. Is there any way you could take a picture or tell me what wires are connected in your LCM connector so I can try to figure it out?

Any other magical Kalim voodoo magic you have to fix this will work as well.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #165544
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funny you mention that, one of the wheels has been repaired and im gonna take it in to see if i can do anything more to reinforce that wheel


i eventually want to move to 18s as well, ill most likely go with arc-8s if i can find the sizes i want!
Yeah be careful with those... look great but I would be too afraid of deforming them all the time... from what I researched it happens on the inner portion of the barrel.

Love lightweight CSL styled wheels though.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:28 AM   #165545
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Yeah be careful with those... look great but I would be too afraid of deforming them all the time... from what I researched it happens on the inner portion of the barrel.

Love lightweight CSL styled wheels though.
damn now im worried


i guess ill rock them temporarily and keep my eyes on them til i find something else. pming you now brian
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:52 AM   #165546
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Hm... Sillie may have figured out what PIN I'm missing so you don't have to find out just yet Kalim. But... I might need your help later on.

And of course your advice is always welcome.

I do need to find out part numbers for these connectors though.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:06 AM   #165547
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Kalim... I need a huge favor... I put some oem facelifted clears on my car last weekend and got a new LCM and had it reprogrammed for these new tail lights, and bought the BMW retrofit wire kit to make it all work. And it all does... except for the bulb in the inner trunk portion. Basically the retrofit wire kit gave me a wire to power the passenger sider inner bulb but not the drivers side. And I need to figure out what pin powers that since I'm getting a bulb out and I can't supply power to that bulb. Is there any way you could take a picture or tell me what wires are connected in your LCM connector so I can try to figure it out?

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Oh yeah, I remember coming across that when I was looking over the wiring diagrams to see if the M3 coupe LCM could be made to work with sedan tails. Coupes have a weird thing where they only have 1 wire for both bulbs.

Looking at WDS, the boot lid lamps should be:
Pin 29 Yellow/Violet - Right side
Pin 30 Yellow/Black - Left side

On cars before 9/2001, pin 49 drives both boot lid lights.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #165548
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Hm... Sillie may have figured out what PIN I'm missing so you don't have to find out just yet Kalim. But... I might need your help later on.

And of course your advice is always welcome.

I do need to find out part numbers for these connectors though.
I kinda remember since Jay2 came by once for this retrofit, but we didn't have time to finish it.

Which connectors? The little pins and contacts? They're under MQS in realoem. Mostly I've needed the #5 bushing contacts in the diagram.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:32 AM   #165549
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Oh yeah, I remember coming across that when I was looking over the wiring diagrams to see if the M3 coupe LCM could be made to work with sedan tails. Coupes have a weird thing where they only have 1 wire for both bulbs.

Looking at WDS, the boot lid lamps should be:
Pin 29 Yellow/Violet - Right side
Pin 30 Yellow/Black - Left side

On cars before 9/2001, pin 49 drives both boot lid lights.
I see... yeah I didn't have a wire connected in PIN 49 before i started and my car is before 9/2001.

Preface 330's are a nightmare... i swear it's like... parts from both preface and facelift are on it... and I never know which DIY to follow.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:34 AM   #165550
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Oh yeah, I remember coming across that when I was looking over the wiring diagrams to see if the M3 coupe LCM could be made to work with sedan tails. Coupes have a weird thing where they only have 1 wire for both bulbs.

Looking at WDS, the boot lid lamps should be:
Pin 29 Yellow/Violet - Right side
Pin 30 Yellow/Black - Left side

On cars before 9/2001, pin 49 drives both boot lid lights.
lol i just figured that out. it's because brian's car is missing pin 49 entirely. so that totally threw me off. now the only problem is that we have an extra wire lol
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #165551
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Whoa, I didn't know you had to mod them to get the RCRs to work! I always thought they were plug and play.

P/s Daron you car looks amazing.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #165552
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anybody have any good ideas for an amp rack? I want something so I can get the amp off my sub box so I can take the sub out when i'm at the track instead of un wirining the whole system.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #165553
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lol, Raj forever alone.
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lol. My amps in the E30 are attached to the seat backs. Do you have fold-down seats or something?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #165558
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lol. My amps in the E30 are attached to the seat backs. Do you have fold-down seats or something?
I like that option even if they are fold downs. my friend has his audi setup that way. its pretty nice. but i guess the options depend on the size of the amp.
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I like that option even if they are fold downs. my friend has his audi setup that way. its pretty nice. but i guess the options depend on the size of the amp.
I do have fold down seats, and I do quite frequently put them down to throw stuff in my trunk. Otherwise I would put the amp there. I feel like if I do that now I will damage the amp when I put the seats down and put stuff in the back.

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