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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 05-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #241
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They stick out less than your stock arm rest. So you never touch them unless you open and close the door. If you are comfortable now using the arm rest, it will be gone so just remember that.
The stock armrest kinda gets in the way actually. Did they bolt up to the stock bolt holes? I see that I'd have to have the leather insert reupholstered.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #242
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #243
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One point can be reused but the other one you will need to make the bolt hole for it. You can use a sheet metal screw to hold them in place.

You will need to delete the airbags possibly as I think the handels are in the path if they were deployed. I did the airbag delete as I wanted custom CSL door panels.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #244
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Very Nice car, good job
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #245
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #246
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First weekend I had time to clean the car and get it ready for the 500 mile drive down to bimmerfest. As it was Mothers Day I was only able to clay bar the car, clean the engine bay and polish the wheels / brake calipers. Next few nights are polish and wax the car and detail the interior.

Here is the first steps in the cleaning process.






The rag was BRIGHT yellow to start. 4 months of work and being in and out of shops makes for one dusty motor and interior.













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Old 05-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #247
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Looking good so far. I love the look of clean and shiny wheel barrels.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #248
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #249
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #250
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I hope that is a good mother of god...
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:46 AM   #251
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Looking good! Wish I was on the West coast, I'm sure Bimmerfest will be a hell of a good time!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #252
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YAY Finally done with cleaning 4 month of shop work dust off the car. Engine Bay, Interior, Trunk, Rims, Breaks, Polish, and Tires all clean. 7 hour cleaning to last about 10 minutes as it is followed by a 500 mile drive.. Oh well for that 10 minutes I will be shinny.

















M’s all ready for bed
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #253
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I need to scan this as a HIGH RES copy for everyone. Sorry I do not have the time right now.

















First of the vanity mods I ordered. The rest did not make it here in time. Oh well. 1 out of 3 vanity mods are better than none.



And just for kicks. I do own three CSL’s.. granted two are at 1/18th .. but who is counting anyway =)



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Old 05-15-2013, 06:52 AM   #254
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #256
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I need to scan this as a HIGH RES copy for everyone. Sorry I do not have the time right now.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #257
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #259
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Here are a few images from Bimmerfest 2013. The car covered the 1100 mile adventure without skipping a beat. The only issues I had were ones that started before the trip. Need to check the resistors for the airbags and make sure they are connected as I still have the “where is the airbag light” and one of the O2 sensors is out again. I think I am going to have to have Evolve to the rears off as I have replaced both rears and the code I read said rear O2. If it is best to have them on then I need to figure out why I fired another one. For now, I have to clear the code about every 4th start.









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