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Old 06-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #121
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Does Short Shift Kit count as "moddified for racing"??
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:36 PM   #122
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ohh i didnt know we can call in and setup appts. im going to do that asap because my subframe is completly ripped. do u think they might void it since i have a magnaflow muffler?> i have the intake which ill put it back to stock as well as my stock rims.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:43 PM   #123
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Changed from 16" to 17" wheels. Tire diameter remained the same. A reason for exclusion? Suppose I can always "barrow" someones 16's.

Probably a moot point, no cracks last time I looked.

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Old 06-24-2009, 04:17 PM   #124
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most of us have modified suspensions, maybe bring the car to indy shop and have it fixed, send receipts to bmw for re-imbursement. how about that?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:19 PM   #125
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im not good with any of this "legal mumbo jumbo" but i just got my letter in the mail today regarding this and it kind of baffles me. the only "mods" ive done to my car are cosmetic (lights, engine covers, painted calipers, and window tint) well that and a K&N cone intake. So im assuming none of these would void me from being able to receive this? but im wondering what do i do from here? am i supposed to call the nearest BMW dealership to me and make an appointment? and if so do i have to pay for all the work and what not and then get reimbursed? or is everything complimentary off the bat? i.e. its all free?

could someone PM me and lmk what they did or what i should do from here
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #126
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Just got the paper work for this lawsuit, what if I don't have the damage (I hardly drive my car), but if it happens in the future, am I still covered, what should I do?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:32 PM   #127
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Why are people rushing out and making appointments? Unless someone can point me to something more current, as easyIsle mentioned, the settlement has not even been approved yet. And then there is 1 year from settlement date to have inspection and repairs.

I keep reading about people making appointments and think I must be missing something. Please correct if if I wrong - the settlement has not been reached yet, right?


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as others have said .. no one should be doing anything yet. The "settlement" is only proposed, it has not been accepted. It could certainly NOT happen.

Wait until they say "ok, settlement is approved. We will reimburse anyone that had it fixed, or fix it for free".

Right now they are NOT saying that. It has only been "suggested" by the CA court that we (and anyone else that is a part of the settlement group) would be interested in that settlement.

If not approved, you will be stuck paying for these dealer visits by yourself......
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:35 AM   #128
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Just received the letter two days ago. My attorney is reviewing it just in case.

BTW, will a damaged subframe cause one side of the car to be lower than the other?
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:44 AM   #129
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I am at the stealership now as I type having my subframe inspected. Hope all goes well and if they do find a crack I hope they will pay for a rental car
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:55 AM   #130
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^^ Im taking mine today also, hope everything will go well even I modified my suspention by lowering it & puting a 19" wheels.

Service Advisor said that the inspection is free & did not mention anything about modified suspention
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:43 AM   #131
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sure the inspection is free....but when they determine that the car actually needs repair (costs to BMW) it will be DQ''d.

My guess though is, that LSD's, big brakes, etc....will get a DQ but that an aftermarket wheel set or other calipers etc....will certainly be overlooked as irrelevant as they will be trying to avoid other legal arguements which will cost much more than just completing the work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #132
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OK - Here's my status. Called Brecht BMW. Stated I had received a letter, and before I could tell them more, they said "was it about the issue with the subframe?" I said yes, and they said I needed to come in as soon as possible for a free inspection. They even set me up with a loaner car. So next Friday, 7/3, I will go in and see what's up. I will keep you posted on results.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:54 PM   #133
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ths problem was noticed a long time ago. There are kits out there that address the issue. Turnermotorsports and HPF have versions of the plates and kit that if you really want it fixed will address the issue.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/imag...nforcement.pdf
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:12 PM   #134
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^^ yeah but why should we spend our money on parts and labor when BMW should be the ones covering the bill since it really seems like they knowingly designed a insufficient subframe for our cars.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #135
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Why are people running out and getting this fixed before the court settles any type of agreement? What if the court doesn't find BMW liable? If you fixed your car with the hopes of getting reimbursed and then the settlement doesn't happen then you would be screwed!
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:26 PM   #136
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Does Short Shift Kit count as "moddified for racing"??
Hell yeah. Putting on an "E46Fanatics" decal constitutes modified for racing in this screwed up settlement I'm sure.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:58 PM   #137
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Hell yeah. Putting on an "E46Fanatics" decal constitutes modified for racing in this screwed up settlement I'm sure.



Perhaps even participating in this Forum, with a photo of your car in the archives could be construed as a reason to DQ.

I would rush out and return my car to stock, and remove any internet references to my car when modded, and never, ever show my license tag in any image.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:57 PM   #138
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I bought my car with 18" BMW wheels. The window sticker says it came with 17s. So, I'm probably out. I don't have a BMW dealer for 90 miles anyhow. I'd like to get it checked. We do have an independent shop that works on BMWs, Volvos, Audis, etc. Would they be able to do this and be covered by the lawsuit should it go through?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #139
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What happens if you get it checked and they say its fine then a couple months later it blows? (But its still before the year ends.)
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:52 AM   #140
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Update:

Just got a call from the dealer & said, there is a small crack on the rear subframe. Since the car was modified (h&r spring, 19" wheel) they can not do anything in regards to repairing the crack, but they took pictures & sent it to BMWNA for review if they will approve the repairs. So I'm on my way to get my car & hope the crack wont get worst...
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