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      03-12-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Arrow Ericsson Trunk Installed - Review

Hey guys ... I had a chance to install my trunk yesterday after it went through intensive prep work. I would like to say "Thank You" to Ryan Julian and Paul @ RJ's Paint shop in Pleasanton for doing an excellent job and working on this trunk. Guys deserve nothing but

About the trunk:

1. Since it is FRP part, expect to do some prep work
2. It was a bit PITA to transfer all factory parts on it
3. You still need to drill some holes to install you lock and the harness
4. Trunk fits very good and you have around 13 adjustment points to make it fit right
5. Estimated installation time ~ 4h (if you want it to be like OEM)

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On the car

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I got it through RennSpec. Shipping was super fast and the price was very good! So feel free to contact Simon.

I'll post more pictures soon when the installation is 100% complete. I still have to install 2 major parts - 1. BMW Emblem and 2. M3 badge

I hope this will help you guys to decide if you want it or not
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      03-12-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Nice post, looks good but it obviously isn't 100% perfect.

Do you recommend getting it unpainted and having the shop that is installing do it?
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Nice post, looks good but it obviously isn't 100% perfect.

Do you recommend getting it unpainted and having the shop that is installing do it?
Some OEM parts are also not 100% perfect haha

Fitment I would say is 99% perfect

What do you mean to unpainted it ? It came white(primed) but not painted ...
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      03-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Nice! Do you have pics from further away?
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      03-12-2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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Nice! Do you have pics from further away?
not yet ... come to EuroSunday this week and you can check it out there ...
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      03-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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looks great. that going on my to do list
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Very nice! Can't wait for more pics!
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Some OEM parts are also not 100% perfect haha

Fitment I would say is 99% perfect

What do you mean to unpainted it ? It came white(primed) but not painted ...
I mean a couple vendors offer it painted. So I'm wondering if its better to have it come unpainted, have it fit, and then painted.
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not yet ... come to EuroSunday this week and you can check it out there ...
Looks super! Quick question though, it looks like there is no indentation for the roundel....?
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i love this trunk! it has a unique design to the now-very-common vrs trunk
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      03-12-2009, 05:34 PM   #12
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Quality job! Very impressive.
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Looks great Aleks! Congrats
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Looks good on pictures... Cant wait to check it out on Sunday...
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Damn, the fitment looks perfect. Cant wait to see it in person on sunday
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Looks super! Quick question though, it looks like there is no indentation for the roundel....?
since the rear roundel has double sided tape on it, I decided not to drill any more holes and attach it via that sticky tape ... I don't think it is necessary to drill the holes.
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I mean a couple vendors offer it painted. So I'm wondering if its better to have it come unpainted, have it fit, and then painted.
it is better to buy it primed, test fit it, then do some quality prep work, paint it and then install it. Mine had a few bumps and waves on the top flat portion ... you can see it all was fixed ... also it had some hidden air bubbles that were discovered during the prep work as well ...

or you can send it to RJ and he will do the same work that he did on mine ... then he will ship it back to you !
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Looks great Aleks! Congrats
Thanks Kevin ! I like your car too!
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Aleks, the end result justifies all the hard work that went into prepping the trunk. It came out AWESOME!
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Thanks Kev ... Yeah, Ryan painted it two or three times because he didn't like the way it was ... so, I just saw the final result ... But after of 4h helping them to install it he told me one thing ... " Now you know why we need to charge more, because with stuff like that it is never easy"
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Thanks Kev ... Yeah, Ryan painted it two or three times because he didn't like the way it was ... so, I just saw the final result ... But after of 4h helping them to install it he told me one thing ... " Now you know why we need to charge more, because with stuff like that it is never easy"
That's exactly what my shop told me as well. It takes time and costs money to do things the right way.
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Very Nice Aleks,
Looks really good!!
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