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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 07-22-2009, 10:56 PM   #421
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Few days ago i took off the trunk lid grip to find out how to install small backup camera...
of course camera is still not installed cause is many other things to do with this small piece of plastic if you still thinking where to put camera,
or is something wrong with me...

im sorry for bad quality cell pic.
if I understand you, you are trying to put a backup camera in the trim piece on the rear tailgate? I thought that was just a trim piece, you would still have to drill through the tailgate to install it no? IMO it would be better to find a place to install it where you dont have to drill thru the metal. Also I doubt that trim piece is wide enough to allow for the camera to be set into it.

Maybe more pics and a better description of what you are planning would help?

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Old 07-22-2009, 10:57 PM   #422
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how big is camera

how about in roof spoiler?
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:09 PM   #423
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^ I was gonna suggest that or in the rear bumper
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #424
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how about in the rear towhook cover
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:15 PM   #425
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if it was sedan i would say replace the trunk lock/key hole
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:31 AM   #426
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Yes guys I was thinking already about roof spoiler and towhook cover but when camera gonna be instaled in the spoiler will be imppsible to see the bumper in backup screen, Towhook is nice place but I'm in new york people here don't really care about your bumpers when they trying to fit bigger car than spot is...
That's why I didn't instal yet camera ands start some carbon fiber work hehe
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:58 AM   #427
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holy crap that is hot
Did I inspire you Stuart? Still no rain??
We've had plenty the backseats are still dry though
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:36 AM   #428
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we are hot and humid with scattered showers possible - so far no rain...my lawn is starting to brown

i think I would do the quads or duals on the sedan before I did the wagon - i am willing to cut all or part of the spare tire well on the sedan, or install a small jel-cel battery to make room for exhaust

do you have any other pics of that car?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:47 AM   #429
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here you go Stuart, the rear looks better ....
(how do you call the strips on the headlights in English? we call it the AngryLook)






and a few quads:




some MTech II rears for TiAgTouring:




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yea, i was looking through the wedsite last night - didnt like the other quad cars

i like the original one posted because it looks complete with dual mufflers and not just some tips sticking out. It seems that going quad is a iffy quest..it either looks good or it doesnt and most dont look good (tips sticking out too far, piping can be seen, etc, etc)
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It seems that going quad is a iffy quest..it either looks good or it doesnt and most dont look good (tips sticking out too far, piping can be seen, etc, etc)
Right, that's why I don't go down that road



(yet, I'll wait till my OEM exhaust has to be replaced and then I will decide/ figure out what to do, a dual exhaust on the left looks just as good)
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yea, i was looking through the wedsite last night - didnt like the other quad cars

i like the original one posted because it looks complete with dual mufflers and not just some tips sticking out. It seems that going quad is a iffy quest..it either looks good or it doesnt and most dont look good (tips sticking out too far, piping can be seen, etc, etc)

Well, I understand what you mean but anyway I like my quad...
I have Remus power sound and can adjust tips easy each way that's mean mine are not sticking aut of bumper...
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Well, I understand what you mean but anyway I like my quad...
I have Remus power sound and can adjust tips easy each way that's mean mine are not sticking aut of bumper...
Have any good shots of your Remus quad setup?
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No I don't but can do some short video or picture.

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here is a cell phone pic of my 325xi touring. we just mounted the wheels this morning-- 18x9" OZ Mito Modular's. work in progress.. getting spacers for rear first.

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damn nice - i havent seen those in years

looks great
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here is a cell phone pic of my 325xi touring. we just mounted the wheels this morning-- 18x9" OZ Mito Modular's. work in progress.. getting spacers for rear first.

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Nice wheels now you should drop the car 1"-1,1/2" I think.

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Yes guys I was thinking already about roof spoiler and towhook cover but when camera gonna be instaled in the spoiler will be imppsible to see the bumper in backup screen, Towhook is nice place but I'm in new york people here don't really care about your bumpers when they trying to fit bigger car than spot is...
That's why I didn't instal yet camera ands start some carbon fiber work hehe
I got it. set it into one of the rear fog light lenses, the red part on the tailgate under the reverse light. on US cars these are empty so you could easily put a camera in it and it isnt too expensive a part to replace if it all goes wrong
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