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      06-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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random cosmetic parts installer

just ordered a bunch of cosmetic parts (list below) for the e90 i picked up on friday, and was wondering if any of you could recommend shops/individuals to install the stuff for me (i'm sure i could do at least some of it myself, but i'm also sure that i'd fuck some of it up, plus i don't really have a ton of spare time these days)...it doesn't need to be the most legendary racing shop on the planet...in fact, i'd prefer just a trust worthy individual that knows what he's doing and could use the side work...let me know -- thanks...

--matte black kidney grilles
--matte black side markers/gills
--oem painted reflectors
--painted key hole delete
--matte black "M3" emblem
--oem painted steering wheel trim
--oem painted interior trim (two dash and four door pieces)
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      06-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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i say do it yourself ... it's not too hard .. i've done most of these mods on my M5 myself with minimal effort!
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These are all pretty simple DIY jobs, and there is a DIY posted for each of the items on your list
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      06-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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the only Pain in the ass is the stupid side gills
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yeah just reading the diy thread about the side markers/gills is scaring the shit out of me...the only sure way to do it without risking damage to the panel/paint seems to be taking off the wheels and removing the liner -- i don't even own a freakin jack -- yikes!
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yeah just reading the diy thread about the side markers/gills is scaring the shit out of me...the only sure way to do it without risking damage to the panel/paint seems to be taking off the wheels and removing the liner -- i don't even own a freakin jack -- yikes!

Just put a piece of tape where the paint is.
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      06-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #7
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yeah just reading the diy thread about the side markers/gills is scaring the shit out of me...the only sure way to do it without risking damage to the panel/paint seems to be taking off the wheels and removing the liner -- i don't even own a freakin jack -- yikes!
i know a guy that can do all that for probably $40 since that's his hourly rate, he is from lorton. let me know if u want his contact info, he installed my exhaust + springs.
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i know a guy that can do all that for probably $40 since that's his hourly rate, he is from lorton. let me know if u want his contact info, he installed my exhaust + springs.
yeah, if you could pm me his contact info that'd be great...thanks!
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i tried the tape thing , tried wrapping the tape on a jeweler flathead, still ended up nicking my 2008 m3 so i gave up. Attempted again on my 2010 gave up as i felt i was breaking something. Same issue on my truck damn thing won't come off and youtube videos make it look so easy heh
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      06-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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i tried the tape thing , tried wrapping the tape on a jeweler flathead, still ended up nicking my 2008 m3 so i gave up. Attempted again on my 2010 gave up as i felt i was breaking something. Same issue on my truck damn thing won't come off and youtube videos make it look so easy heh
damn, and supposedly the e92s are much easier than the e90s...def gonna be looking for some professional assistance...
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damn, and supposedly the e92s are much easier than the e90s...def gonna be looking for some professional assistance...

That is true...E90's are a bit more of a pain because of the honeycomb. But it's not terribly difficult...I managed to install them in a parking lot for a friend with an E90 in about 15min.
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