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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 11-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #201
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I purchased my trim pieces from a local BMW dealer. The P/Ns for my 2002 325it are listed below and cost approximately $116/each:

51 13 8 208 775
51 13 8 208 776
I can get them from Tischer for $89 each - I guess I will take my trim off (around the windows) too and get all of it painted finally
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:01 PM   #202
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all parts are ordered, i will paint them and install them while the car is sitting in the garage anyway for the engine swap
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #203
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Sweet! You are going to love this mod. The rails really make the touring appear to stand taller and round the lines (sort of hunchback IMHO).
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:42 AM   #204
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Sweet! You are going to love this mod. The rails really make the touring appear to stand taller and round the lines (sort of hunchback IMHO).
I agree. After seeing yours kep i just did it. Looks like the automobile equivalent to a pitbull..........wierd huh? lol
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:23 AM   #205
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #206
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I'm kinda torn I like the rails on and off. I keep leaning towards leaving them on...

I'm also torn on whether to buy another wagon or buy another E30M3
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #207
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mine is done (and the rails are easy to re-install) and I love the look - I swear the damn thing looks 4 inches lower

oh yea, I also modified a Mercedes S-class roof antenna so I could fit the bee-sting ant in it
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:32 PM   #208
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Guys-

Depending how much you actually use the roof racks, you will be pleased to learn that you will gain access to two sets of threaded fasteners similar to the setup for the sedan. All is not lost if you are an avid camper and wish to strap something on the roof.

Stuart - post some pis of your rail delete and antenna mod when you get a chance. I was wondering what else might look better than the bee stinger.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #209
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i will post soon - the pics are on the camera in the garage and everytime I go to the garage I want to commit suicide with the MS43 harness
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:10 AM   #210
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:11 AM   #211
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the pictures of the antenna were taken during the install/modding process - do not mind the gap
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #212
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i wonder why our tourings looks so much better in real time?

i'm toying with the removal of the rails for a spell..
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #213
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sweet - i am in the collection now - thanks bud

Saved the best till last
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #214
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the pictures of the antenna were taken during the install/modding process - do not mind the gap
Stuart - how wide is the base of the benz antenna? The reason I ask is that the previous owner of my car dropped something on the roof and the base of my antenna caused a slight dent.

I might be interested in following your lead because it would potentially hide the roof damage and look a bit cooler.

How much did the S-class antenna cost? Was it easy to install?

I just replaced the widow regulator in my driver's door this afternoon. One of the bolts that holds the glass was so fn tight that it rounded off while I was trying to remove it. I had to grind the head off with my dremel to get the glass out of the faulty regulator and it doubled the time to change the part I opened the door to repair. What a PITA!

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:55 PM   #215
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lol - mine had the same damage. and it covers the dent

the base is about 4inches L and 1.5-2 W
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:25 AM   #216
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LOL. That is too funny about the roof damage.

I am hopeful that the S-class antenna is less than the cost to repair the roof.

If you get a chance please shoot me the P/N.

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #217
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wow, this thread has alot of great lookin shaggin' wagons
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:50 PM   #218
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LOL. That is too funny about the roof damage.

I am hopeful that the S-class antenna is less than the cost to repair the roof.

If you get a chance please shoot me the P/N.

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do not know part number - I took it off a totaled S-class Mercedes


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Old 11-26-2008, 09:31 PM   #220
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