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Old 05-14-2003, 02:12 PM   #41
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That's what I am talking about!

Great job Mite, probably will save some fanatics serious cash!

I love competition, why pay $400+install for a $55.00 parts + DIY job?

now to start saving up $1,323,232.00 for a carbon fiber kit which proably cost $15 to make.
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Old 05-14-2003, 03:17 PM   #42
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Great job Mite, probably will save some fanatics serious cash!

I love competition, why pay $400+install for a $55.00 parts + DIY job?

now to start saving up $1,323,232.00 for a carbon fiber kit which proably cost $15 to make.
YEAH what is the profit margin on all the cf interior trim kits.........why they so expensive
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Old 06-14-2003, 11:29 AM   #43
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Nice job..Thanks for sharing it with us

BTW, why dont Moderator move this thread to DIY topic
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Old 06-14-2003, 11:43 AM   #44
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cus its for a X5 and that would be OT...plus its not detailed enough to be a complete DIY
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:36 PM   #45
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cus its for a X5 and that would be OT...plus its not detailed enough to be a complete DIY
ic...., is it the same.... X5 retrofit and 3-series retrofit? so if I follow this instruction I wont be able to do it properly???

Why dont you complile this and complete all the instructions needed? Everyone with Step tranny will be very tempted to do it and will to u
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:40 PM   #46
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well these aren't instructions....if u want to do this yourself PM with your questions and I can answer them for you...

If you feel its too hard I suggest you get Vince's paddle shift kit complete with instructions etc.

X5 and 3er are the same....use the search options therea re so many threads that talk about paddleshift stuff...good luck
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:15 PM   #47
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Ok, Let me get this straight, this is only for the X5? your telling me I wont be able to do this to my 8?
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:55 PM   #48
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it should work on any bmw step...
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:10 PM   #49
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OK MITE, when you coming to Jersey so you can do it in my car?
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:22 PM   #50
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Sick!...Def. Need to do this after I Supercharge my X...
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:34 PM   #51
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reading his site, AWESOME reads when your bored at work
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:57 PM   #53
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I suspect it was moved to OT because Mr. "Original" Paddleshift is a paying sponsor on this board

I though internet forums were for sharing information and this suspected burying of this FREE information in OT is just wrong. Therefore I bump.
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:05 PM   #54
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It was most likely moved to OT because he installed it on His X5...And not because Vince is a Sponsor...
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to this thread. It is amazing and a lot of new guys on this board may have missed it. Try it if you're interested.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:17 AM   #57
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can someone update the pictures? Thanks
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:03 PM   #58
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Thank you for this great topic, I've recently done it myself... and it works!

Here is my "report" on a french forum :

http://www.6enligne.net/forum/index....dpost&p=751325
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:54 AM   #59
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Hi, Im going to try this on my 330ci 2004, I have gathered a lot of the info and have the wheel on its way from the USA to the UK but I am struggling to find how the get the cover around the gearstick off, the one with the shifting lights. Is it just pull off or is there hidden screws, I only got the car yesterday :-) and dont want to break it, wife would not be impressed.
I have done a search but it doesnt really go into any detail they usually just say remove the trim. Thanks for any info.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:09 PM   #60
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cus its for a X5 and that would be OT...plus its not detailed enough to be a complete DIY
Regardless we need to petition the mods to make it a sticky on the diy forum for a while so people can get the hang of it... MITE46 do you think its possible to be done on a non-step transmission.. say an 00 328i...
anyway am first on the petition.. if you support it.. just bump the thread so the mods know...
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