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Old 08-19-2019, 09:16 AM   #181
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I got a wheel from Coby rewrapped in Alcantara that turned out pretty well. I think I spend $450 on it because I didn't have the m3 wheel to begin with, maybe it was $250 for the wheel and $200 for the wrap. I was planning on replacing the buttons and trim piece as well so it would feel "new," but after the fact I realized an entirely new wheel was about $850 and I would have spent about as much on something that wasn't "new." It might be worth it considering its the only part of the car that you actively touch besides the shift knob, but I've learned to deal with the imperfections.
IMO, Coby did good job, but the thickness of the rim really feels like he used extra foam or wrapped over the old leather. He says he didn't, and I have no reason not to believe him. I am hoping that with some use (I don't drive my car in the summer months) the materials will "settle" and start feeling a lil more like factory.

A new wheel would be awesome. A higher priority right now is installing the replica ZHP front bumper... once my wife cools from that expense I'll covertly look into a new wheel
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:33 PM   #182
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IMO, Coby did good job, but the thickness of the rim really feels like he used extra foam or wrapped over the old leather. He says he didn't, and I have no reason not to believe him. I am hoping that with some use (I don't drive my car in the summer months) the materials will "settle" and start feeling a lil more like factory.



A new wheel would be awesome. A higher priority right now is installing the replica ZHP front bumper... once my wife cools from that expense I'll covertly look into a new wheel






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Old 08-24-2019, 07:34 PM   #183
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Agree very good job


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Old 08-25-2019, 06:23 AM   #184
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Agree very good job


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Old 08-26-2019, 10:13 AM   #185
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:35 PM   #186
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:41 AM   #187
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Excellent! This will look so good on your car.


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Old 08-27-2019, 12:24 PM   #188
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^^ Itís all tofu!

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Old 08-27-2019, 07:02 PM   #189
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:27 PM   #190
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:11 PM   #191
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The body shop used the VIN to get the color mix for the paintmatch, which sprayed lighter than SilberGrau. For the second try they used the code from the strut-tower decal, and it came out as close as possible without having a paint sample from my car to generate the color mix.

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The front bumper should be sprayed tomorrow.

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Old 08-31-2019, 08:46 AM   #192
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@ronburgundy++ As much as I dislike the current bumper on my car, I could have lived with it. I am installing the Tech 2 to possibly improve airflow; essentially this is a performance mod. So, I am not doing the skirts or rear bumper (cosmetic) to stay true to the initial concept of this car being a sleeper (I could have had the M3 skirts sprayed for a nominal cost, but decided not to for the same reason). I keep telling myself this is last mod, but who knowsÖ I may end up with an M Tech 2 rear at some point.


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Old 08-31-2019, 11:00 AM   #193
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:12 AM   #194
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Installing at Hill Performance Bimmers next week!

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Old 09-06-2019, 03:07 PM   #195
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Secured a little touchup paint for some of the imperfections on the car.


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Old 09-07-2019, 04:33 PM   #196
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At the donut shop on my way to George's place. Monika desperately needs a more interesting front valence, which will also correct the slight sag on the passenger side:



Next to Matt Weimer's uber-sano early model:





So... George had the front end off the car and the new bumper ready to go on the car when we realized that I forgot a few parts. Of course neither of the local dealerships had them in stock, so I took her home as-is instead of putting all of the old stuff back on. The upside is that we may have stumbled upon a solid performance improvement... more to come on that topic.

Rear bumper's rub strips need another coat of Griott's rejuvenator.

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Old 09-08-2019, 05:02 PM   #197
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What'd you forget? Side brackets?
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:32 PM   #198
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What'd you forget? Side brackets?

Yeah man. George sourced them from a parts car in his compound; however, I also forgot the block-off surround that is sandwiched between the grill and the center duct... itís a special order, coming from Dallas sometime this week.


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Old 09-08-2019, 05:36 PM   #199
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Yeah man. George sourced them from a parts car in his compound; however, I also forgot the block-off surround that is sandwiched between the grill and the center duct... itís a special order, coming from Dallas sometime this week.


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Old 09-08-2019, 09:56 PM   #200
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