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      10-01-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Another Happy CIC retrofit!

Hey everyone,

Just had my 2008 CCC replaced with the 2012 CIC, and wow what a big difference it makes!! You know that feeling of incredible excitement when you purchase a new car? well I have that excitement all over again

Mike Benvo performed the install for me, and everything is amazing. No, really. It's perfect. It's almost like it came from the factory this way.

I have to admit and apologize that I am one of those ANNOYING customers who demand and complain about anything that isn't perfect. This is my baby and dream car afterall and I expect the very best. I did a lot of research before eventually going with Mike and I'm glad I did. He did a great job and is a true professional. Little touches such as bubble wrapping the CIC unit and LCD screen for the short drive before the install show his attention to detail and level of care. He took the extra time to create a custom harness for my car which lacked a USB port (which turned out to be a huge amount of extra work)

BMW ordered the wrong trim piece for me but because I wanted this install completed this weekend before I went out of town, he even gave me the 6MT trim from his OWN CAR for me to have cause I didn't want an incomplete (and aesthetically unpleasing) job.

Obviously it's just a placcebo effect but the car feels great now and fast as well. I love it and I'm very happy. Got the custom coding as well for Instant MPG and efficient dynamics. This is the way the car should have come from the factory!!!

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[+] Gave me his 6MT trim
[+] Treats you as a friend, instead of just another customer
[+] Very honest and trust worthy

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[-] Didn't put my seat back where I like it

But hey, we all can't be perfect, now can we ? Haha.
Thanks again Mike!!! Looking forward to what you can do with a tune!
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      10-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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We appreciate your business and are glad you are enjoying the new setup!

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      10-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Are they brand new parts or donor parts?
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Now that's a satisfied customer. Looking forward to my retrofit in the winter/spring.
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      10-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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      10-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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Are they brand new parts or donor parts?
used, in great condition though.
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      03-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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I def wanna do this!
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The price just does not justify the means in an automobile, regardless. Great work by Mike but for the price I would rather get a .338 Lapua with Thermal optics... All felonies to own in California.
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I texted mike and he told me to get back to him by wed for details.. Bc his kit is complete with the new I drive controller but I have it already.. Also need a price
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I texted mike and he told me to get back to him by wed for details.. Bc his kit is complete with the new I drive controller but I have it already.. Also need a price
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Looking to do this too. Getting conflicting info from fitters. I have an e93 m3 2008 58 plate. Have ccc with tv and voice control. Will my tv and voice control work with the cic or do i need to get a new tv tuner. also is it easy to add on the combox
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      06-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #14
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Had my ccc upgraded to cic on the weekend by alpina527. just wanted to say thanks for all your help from beginning to the end. i had no idea about anything and you made the whole process as pain free as possible. would highly recommend alpina527 to any one wishing to do the same install. I had cic dab and combox istalled
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