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      07-07-2011, 05:11 PM   #23
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Did the "job" today for the first time as this is my first e92.
The trick is to pull the side cushions on top first.
The rest is easy going.
And no...this is not a setup for daily driving.
Exhaust sound got a little bit better. The good thing. No drone or rattle or anything.
Can be your daily driver setup if you don't have issues with the look.

What I'm wondering. I removed all screws of the big black plastic trunk base plate (the one with the yellow sticker on) but I couldn't pull it out. It wasn't anything obviously holding it back from the top or the side....even when pulling hard it didn't come out. Seems to me that it's glued in or there have to be some screws from underneath. If anybody has an idea...let me know.





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      12-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #24
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Could you elaborate a bit more on how you removed side cushions? I rocked them side-to-side and can't pull them out. They are definetely not coming out at the top even with the backresr folded..




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Did the "job" today for the first time as this is my first e92.
The trick is to pull the side cushions on top first.
The rest is easy going.
And no...this is not a setup for daily driving.
Exhaust sound got a little bit better. The good thing. No drone or rattle or anything.
Can be your daily driver setup if you don't have issues with the look.

What I'm wondering. I removed all screws of the big black plastic trunk base plate (the one with the yellow sticker on) but I couldn't pull it out. It wasn't anything obviously holding it back from the top or the side....even when pulling hard it didn't come out. Seems to me that it's glued in or there have to be some screws from underneath. If anybody has an idea...let me know.





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      12-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #25
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Lucid, could you comment on how you removed the side cushions.. I cant get them out...



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Thanks for the info. However, I am finding difficult to understand how taking out 40 lbs of weight from the center is causing such significant issues. The fuel tank is right there as well, and when you go from a full to a 1/4 tank, you are losing about 100 lbs.

I just removed them myself and weighed everything:

Bottom and side cushions: 7499 g (16.52 lbs)
Bolts: 57 g (.13 lbs)
Right Back Rest: 4630 g (10.20 lbs)
Left Back Rest: ~16.5 lbs (this one was probably off a little since I couldn't use the sensitive scale)
Total: ~43 lbs

Took me exactly 15 minutes to take everything out.
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      12-14-2012, 02:57 PM   #26
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You just pull them out with slow even force if I remember correctly. I used a plastic trim removal tool to get my fingers underneath.
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