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      08-11-2009, 06:27 AM   #23
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Stay tuned.... Exciting project starting on Monday, parts have been ordered already
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      08-11-2009, 06:32 AM   #24
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Stay tuned.... Exciting project starting on Monday, parts have been ordered already
Come on....don't be a tease. How about a parts list?
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      08-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #25
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Come on....don't be a tease. How about a parts list?
here's a tease / parts list

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      08-19-2009, 06:23 AM   #26
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Another teaser.... Stay tuned... This should blow iDrive away! (which in my opinion iDrive sucks and cost more money)
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      08-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #28
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Another teaser just emailed to me by my installer. I'm picking the car up tomorrow morning and will post some good pics of finished install along with a review
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Nice...
yea, I can't wait to see it once install is complete. It would've looked nicer if the climate controls were on top like the bracket you recommended from Japan. I could've custom done a trim piece, but the problem is the screen for the stereo is positioned way too low and functionally it's not a great location for it. It would've been lower than the shifter. The CF leather is cool though, it's exactly the same stuff as OEM.
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yea, I can't wait to see it once install is complete. It would've looked nicer if the climate controls were on top like the bracket you recommended from Japan. I could've custom done a trim piece, but the problem is the screen for the stereo is positioned way too low and functionally it's not a great location for it. It would've been lower than the shifter. The CF leather is cool though, it's exactly the same stuff as OEM.
The other custom job like this in the e90post forum moved the climate controls to the center console (by extending its harness wire by wire) and left the screen alone in the dash in a custom faceplate like yours...
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      08-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #32
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The other custom job like this in the e90post forum moved the climate controls to the center console (by extending its harness wire by wire) and left the screen alone in the dash in a custom faceplate like yours...
I haven't seen that thread. But we also considered that as an option but couldn't find any place to make them look good. I still like that I have my sunglass holder available with this choice. We did consider moving climate controls a bit farther down and angling them at a 45 and "molding" a trim piece into center console. But were unsure of how it would look and the amount of time involved was significantly higher.
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      08-20-2009, 05:45 PM   #33
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I haven't seen that thread. But we also considered that as an option but couldn't find any place to make them look good. I still like that I have my sunglass holder available with this choice. We did consider moving climate controls a bit farther down and angling them at a 45 and "molding" a trim piece into center console. But were unsure of how it would look and the amount of time involved was significantly higher.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...74&postcount=8

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      08-20-2009, 05:48 PM   #34
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thought of that, but figured it was quite unusable if hidden inside the center console.
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      08-20-2009, 06:40 PM   #35
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Another teaser just emailed to me by my installer. I'm picking the car up tomorrow morning and will post some good pics of finished install along with a review
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DUDE. I WANNA TOUCH IT!!!
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      08-21-2009, 02:02 PM   #36
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Here's a few close up pics. I think it came out pretty sweet. Name:  DSC_0005.jpg
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      08-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #37
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Sooo sick, maybe try to get rid of some of the shine on the new carbon fibre, so it matches the trim. Other than that, it looks sick man. Cant wait to see it in person.
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      08-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #38
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Sooo sick, maybe try to get rid of some of the shine on the new carbon fibre, so it matches the trim. Other than that, it looks sick man. Cant wait to see it in person.
it does match, it's just the reflection of the flash.
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      08-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #39
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Great job buddy. Looks awsome

R u going to the meet/event on sunday? Not thread jacking, just asking since i wanna c ur car.
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      08-21-2009, 05:20 PM   #41
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Great job buddy. Looks awsome

R u going to the meet/event on sunday? Not thread jacking, just asking since i wanna c ur car.
Yep. I'll be there with car on display! See you there.
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      08-24-2009, 06:56 AM   #43
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That's pretty sweet. Kinda makes me think twice about iDrive.
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That's pretty sweet. Kinda makes me think twice about iDrive.
thanks, yea there is a lot of reasons why I take this over iDrive
1) Can't stand the location of iDrive screen, especially at night the constant light source right there drives me crazy as I'm looking out the windshield.
2) Too many menus and not enough buttons to quickly navigate through different options
3) If you include GPS with iDrive, the price is much more than this mod
4) Touch screen on the Eclipse is so easy to use and the GPS has tons of info and options that are only one touch away
5) iPod control is really cool, only a $30 connector as opposed to $400 for iDrive from BMW. Your full iPod is on the screen with all menus and options, including video playback just one touch away.

Only thing that sucks is they haven't developed an adapter to allow the steering wheel controls to be integrated. I'm guessing they won't since it's quite a custom job to fit this into a BMW that probably only a handful of people will do it.
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