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Old 03-11-2013, 06:48 PM   #121
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Charlie, not going to take the CSL airbox plunge?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #122
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Charlie, not going to take the CSL airbox plunge?
As much as I would love to, I'd rather have awesome seats. It's expensive enough getting authentic Gruppe M CAI for my ///M but doing it the right way going CSL airbox isn't worth the money when I could be getting other things and still be somewhat happy with the Gruppe M intake...just sayin'

I'll also be swapping out the rest of the grey interior for an all black interior (full dash, front/rear carpeting, black rear deck and all plastic pieces) this summer as well
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #123
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Tonight I just sourced my Gruppe M CAI Finishing what I started regarding this CAI almost two years ago...



Thanks a bunch Barry!!!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #124
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So did you get it installed just now in the ZHP?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:46 PM   #125
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So did you get it installed just now in the ZHP?
No this is Barry's M3. I'm getting this CAI for my M3.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:49 PM   #126
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Very nice pickup! Its gonna sound great
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #127
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Very nice pickup! Its gonna sound great
Thanks Matt! Yeah, I used to run with a Gruppe M rep and I loved the sound from it but was having lots of issues and the car couldn't adapt to it so I ended up getting rid of it. Found out later that with reps, it's a hit or miss but you don't have those issues with authentic Gruppe M intakes. At least that's what I have read so far. Barry assured me that there won't be any issues as he never experienced them when he had them on his M3.

It was an easy transaction and I am just looking forward to receiving this so I can have a "proper" Gruppe M intake inside my engine compartment
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #128
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Barry's Gruppe M CAI came in this morning along with John's BMW perforated leather steering wheel....both got installed with a quickness this morning.

Here are a few pics from this mornings events...










Barry's Gruppe M intake:












Many thanks to Barry for such a smooth and pleasant transaction....don't worry, your CAI has found a great home in my ///M

Enjoy everyone
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #129
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Charlie you've out done yourself once again. Well done. I'm shooting you a pm about something
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #130
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Thanks Jon, sorry I can't help regarding your PM...:/
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Wow both look really good !! What did you do with your old steering wheel?
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Wow both look really good !! What did you do with your old steering wheel?
sending it back to Coby Wheel as a core return
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #133
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Barry's Gruppe M CAI came in this morning along with John's BMW perforated leather steering wheel....both got installed with a quickness this morning.

Here are a few pics from this mornings events...



Enjoy everyone
Oh so that's what my Gruppe M intake would like like in my engine bay if I bought the Kevlar instead of Caron Fiber. Nice.
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Oh so that's what my Gruppe M intake would like like in my engine bay if I bought the Kevlar instead of Caron Fiber. Nice.
Thanks Alex! Yeah, you want to get one of these...they're awesome Wait...you got the carbon fiber version....very nice

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I will once I take my car out full-time for the season.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #136
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Looking very good, Charlie! It's so nice to know that the Gruppe M has gone to a good home

You were awesome to deal with in this transaction. Really, it couldn't have gone more smoothly.

Now, if I can just find a used Gruppe M intake for my E90 M3, I'll be tickled pink! Hit me up if anybody knows of one out there FS!
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If I know of any E90 M3 Gruppe M intakes for sale, I will be sure to let you know
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Barry's Gruppe M CAI came in this morning along with John's BMW perforated leather steering wheel....both got installed with a quickness this morning.

Here are a few pics from this mornings events...










Barry's Gruppe M intake:












Many thanks to Barry for such a smooth and pleasant transaction....don't worry, your CAI has found a great home in my ///M

Enjoy everyone
Looking good, my friend....looking good!
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Looking good, my friend....looking good!
Thank you sir!
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Great thread and car man!! I love tiag!!

Nice choice the Arc-8s!!!!!!!!!!! Evrything Busabos77 sells is like NEW!!!! He is crazy!!!
What spacers are you running..??
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