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Old 09-20-2008, 09:41 AM   #21
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Nice job on the trunk lights.. they seem like such a practical mod for people who live out of their cars
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:10 PM   #22
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #23
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MOD NAME: Painted Brake Calipers
MOD COST: Depends on how much you spend on spray paint.
MOD BENEFIT: Looks nicer than rust!
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #24
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Wow, I'm so glad I read this. Turns out my butterfly valve was so covered in soot it was NEVER opening! I had to jab it with a screw driver to get it to move rumble=
Mine is stuck closed too. How hard did you have to jab it? I don't want to break anything. Did you have to disconnect the vacuum hose first?
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:41 PM   #25
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all you need. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ight=free+mods
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:50 PM   #26
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MOD NAME: Painted Brake Calipers
MOD COST: Depends on how much you spend on spray paint.
MOD BENEFIT: Looks nicer than rust!
MOD DESCRIPTION (PICS OR FAIL) : pic:



MOD LINK
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3171
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...edCaliper2.htm
where did you get that BMW sticker from, i want
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:57 PM   #27
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MOD NAME: Painted Brake Calipers
MOD COST: Depends on how much you spend on spray paint.
MOD BENEFIT: Looks nicer than rust!
MOD DESCRIPTION (PICS OR FAIL) : pic:



MOD LINK
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3171
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...edCaliper2.htm
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we want bmw stickers for less than $10
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:25 PM   #28
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I got them from Xenonmods.com - direct link here.

Six little white roundels, and six "BMW" logos for $7.99. I'll take pictures with the wheel off and post them so you can see the roundels on the side of the caliper too.

I guess technically this mod costs more because I spent about $20 in paint for primer, paint, and clearcoat (plus the stickers). If you get the stickers, you'll *definitely* want to spray lots of clearcoat over them.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #29
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Great thread, keep it going!


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Old 10-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #30
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Coffee Cup Holder

Mod Name: Coffee Cup - Alternate Holder

Mod Cost: Almost nothing

Mod Benefit: Stores my coffee cup safely out of the way when I am not using it and then I don't hit it with my elbow every time I shift.

Mod Description: No Pics - it isn't that difficult. Only works with coffee cups that have a handle that is open at the bottom.

Small piece of thin aluminum (hard plastic?) 2.5" x 1.25"

Short (7") piece of 1" webbing (fairly stiff)

Drill a hole near the top of the aluminum, melt a small hole in the two ends of the webbing, connect it all together with a pop rivet.

Slide the aluminum piece between the plastic frame and leather of the seat (careful!) just beside your transmission tunnel so the webbing sticks out foreward (underneath your knee area). When not in use, store your coffee cup there.

For double the cost, make another for you passenger.

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:30 PM   #31
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Mod Name: Coffee Cup - Alternate Holder

Mod Cost: Almost nothing

Mod Benefit: Stores my coffee cup safely out of the way when I am not using it and then I don't hit it with my elbow every time I shift.

Mod Description: No Pics - it isn't that difficult. Only works with coffee cups that have a handle that is open at the bottom.

Small piece of thin aluminum (hard plastic?) 2.5" x 1.25"

Short (7") piece of 1" webbing (fairly stiff)

Drill a hole near the top of the aluminum, melt a small hole in the two ends of the webbing, connect it all together with a pop rivet.

Slide the aluminum piece between the plastic frame and leather of the seat (careful!) just beside your transmission tunnel so the webbing sticks out foreward (underneath your knee area). When not in use, store your coffee cup there.

For double the cost, make another for you passenger.
I would appreciate if you have a pic.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:04 PM   #32
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I got them from Xenonmods.com - direct link here.

Six little white roundels, and six "BMW" logos for $7.99. I'll take pictures with the wheel off and post them so you can see the roundels on the side of the caliper too.

I guess technically this mod costs more because I spent about $20 in paint for primer, paint, and clearcoat (plus the stickers). If you get the stickers, you'll *definitely* want to spray lots of clearcoat over them.
why do you need to spray clear coat on the sticker, or another idea would be is to paint the entire caliper white then put the sticker then paint over any other color, then remove the sticker then you have it painted
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #33
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:04 AM   #34
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:08 AM   #35
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Damn, you beat me to it. I was going to make a "Kpeng's 10 low-cost/free mods" thread.
well u make like 161316414 threads so he did it instead
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This is nice. Keep-em coming. I like saving money.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #38
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for the butterfly/golf tee mod..will this work on my 02 325i sedan?

...i dont see that flap or the rubber hose...
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #39
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for the butterfly/golf tee mod..will this work on my 02 325i sedan?

...i dont see that flap or the rubber hose...
ur car dose not have have one
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