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      03-05-2008, 08:58 AM   #67
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Fifth, there was no obvious way to remove the reflectors like exposed screws or anything like that. I'd have to imagine that they just pop off like some interior trim pieces. However, I'd certainly want to look at a Bentley's service manual or talk to a service guy before I started prying on those ugly things. I hope they aren't glued in or screwed in from behind, because then removal will be a huge PITA. For me the solution is going to be going with body colored flush plugs to replace the reflector. The alternative would be to replace the yellow reflector with a clear one. Or go extreme and replace the entire bumper cover, which is a fairly large piece.
Damn, that sucks to hear...

Im sure there will be some way to get rid of them. Worst comes to worst ill just tape the surrounding area, sand the damn thing, and then paint over it.
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      03-05-2008, 09:05 AM   #68
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nice tell them to keep it that way and ask your CA to give you a couple quarts of oil, so you can top it off during break in....are you really going to wait until the weekend to pick it up?
It all depends on when the car is finished being detailed.
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      03-05-2008, 10:41 AM   #69
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As I was leaving the dealership, I grabbed my CA and he let me check the odo...only 3 miles!
You know what I could do in 3 miles?

j/k I'm very excited for you
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      03-05-2008, 11:19 AM   #70
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      03-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #71
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do we have any confirmation that the ride height on that car is artificial due to shipping blocks or something else? i can't imagine the EU model would have a totally different stance than the NA model.... but BMW has let us down before.

please tell me that either the picture is totally misleading or they need to adjust it.
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      03-05-2008, 11:33 AM   #72
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Yes, the ride height was higher than normal because the shipping blocks were still in the suspension causing it to be abnormally high, especially in the front. Our US ride height is the same as the EU ride heights.
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      03-05-2008, 11:35 AM   #73
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thanks for the confirmation. i had gone into cold sweats waiting for someone to tell me what i wanted to hear!
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      03-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #74
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wow... that is just awesome... enjoy your new ride and give us some reviews after your first drive
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      03-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #75
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Finally, the M3 is here. A big congrats!!!
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      03-05-2008, 01:10 PM   #76
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It's not just the side bolsters, it's the entire bottom cushion that's the same as the 335i sport seats.

It's lame we don't get the EU seats. There's been rumors it's because of side impact test that might have held up the launch... so maybe when it's time to order the '09 this summer we might get the EU seats (bottom cushion, with nice bolsters)... but we'll see. Sucks period.
To clarify, the US seat is the same as the EU, except for bottom cushion, seat bottom bolster height and cover that lakes the center detail.
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      03-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #77
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It's not just the side bolsters, it's the entire bottom cushion that's the same as the 335i sport seats.

It's lame we don't get the EU seats. There's been rumors it's because of side impact test that might have held up the launch... so maybe when it's time to order the '09 this summer we might get the EU seats (bottom cushion, with nice bolsters)... but we'll see. Sucks period.
it is only the bottom that is different? the back seats and the rest is the same?
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      03-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #78
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it is only the bottom that is different? the back seats and the rest is the same?
You are correct.

That's why I'm ordering non-US seat bottoms. I wonder if the price changes depending on where I order them.
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      03-05-2008, 06:36 PM   #79
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Very nice car, love the color, congratulations. And you know, I thought my car looked a bit “jacked up”, I looked into it and the M3 actually sits a bite higher than the 335 Coupe. So, I did put some Springs in and looks perfect without covering the tires a leaving just a tad of space between fender and tire. Will try and get some pics of this so you can all see the after part.
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Love your color combo. Can not wait to see one IRL. Enjoy you lucky dog.
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      03-05-2008, 07:43 PM   #81
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You are correct.

That's why I'm ordering non-US seat bottoms. I wonder if the price changes depending on where I order them.
where do you order them? please let me know cause I want them too!
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      03-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #82
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I'd like to know as well. That's a good usable subtle mod
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      03-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #83
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I just came back from TATE BMW in Annapolis MD cause my rep called me and told me that the M3 has just arrived. Let me tell you guys in person it is so f***ing SEXY!!!!
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At first I though it was his car, then I realized it was Pasta, who's on our DCT roll call list. Very cool Pasta, did you drive it?
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