BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Coding / ConnectedDrive / Audio-Video / Electronics / Bluetooth / I-Drive & Nav
 
GTB Performance
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
Frostbite
Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
568
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (-1)

Garage List
HUD Retrofit

Is there any way to retrofit a HUD to our cars?
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
kscarrol
Colonel
United_States
38
Rep
2,308
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

Doubt it... Don't think there is enough room in the dash for the projection unit and the wind shield requires a special coating. I know in the 5er you order a special wind shield that comes with the coating. Can't get an OEM 3 series wind shield with the coating as far as I know and wouldn't know where to get it done...
__________________
Current: 2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg., Conv. Pkg., everything but Cold Weather Pkg!
Gone: 2008 550, Space Grey, Sports Package, Sport Auto Transmission.
Sold: 2004 545i (U.S.), Steptronic, Silver Gray.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2011, 08:27 PM   #3
SROC3
The limit of adhesion is my home.
SROC3's Avatar
United_States
32
Rep
1,385
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 E92 M3 JTBLK ZCP
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: three.one.zero

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to SROC3
the coating is just a matter of selecting a swatch of tint. At least that's how it was when I retro-fitted my rice rocket civic 12 years ago. it was awesome, BUT not colored like the new one that is in the 2012 model. So, well, then I guess I could be wrong and maybe its not just a "coating" but a special element of the glass for the "3D" effect.
__________________
2012 M3 E92 Jet Black
Black Leather/DCT | ZCP |
(Buy date 11/27/11) 2012 M3 E92 Jet Black
Red Extended Leather/6MT | Comp Package - RETIRED
(Impulse Buy Date - 11/22/06) 335i E92/Space Grey/ Red Leather/6MT - RETIRED
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
kscarrol
Colonel
United_States
38
Rep
2,308
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

If you can figure out the proper coating/tint, it can be done. The biggest issue is space in the dash for the projection unit. Nothing is impossible as long as cost is not an issue!
__________________
Current: 2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg., Conv. Pkg., everything but Cold Weather Pkg!
Gone: 2008 550, Space Grey, Sports Package, Sport Auto Transmission.
Sold: 2004 545i (U.S.), Steptronic, Silver Gray.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
THE TECH's Avatar
United_States
157
Rep
13,121
Posts


 
Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
The coating would be the least of your worries.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #6
Mike Benvo
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts


 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Quote:
Originally Posted by THE TECH View Post
The coating would be the least of your worries.
+1

The HUD is a pretty big unit going down into the dash. Bunch of mirrors, etc..

I think that risks in doing this far outweigh the rewards, not to mention being cost prohibitive to begin with. The dashboard alone is thousands of dollars.
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
Frostbite
Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
568
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (-1)

Garage List
I just read Pioneer is coming out with something early 2012 and Delphi is making a color laser HUD that clips on your sunvisor and projects the image on your windshield. They will use a special piece of 3M film so you don't need to change the windshield
Appreciate 0
      11-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #8
Z K
Colonel
Z K's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
2,174
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3, MK6 GLI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (3)

HUD is pretty gimmicky. I had it before in an old car. It was cool at first to see all the data on your windshield but after a while you don't pay much attention to it.
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 12:01 AM   #9
Mike Benvo
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts


 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z K View Post
HUD is pretty gimmicky. I had it before in an old car. It was cool at first to see all the data on your windshield but after a while you don't pay much attention to it.
I used it all the time in my E60 M5, it was great.

RPM was much nicer to see in a half circle that fills up (green --> yellow --> red), than looking at the tach. MPH listed right there. I coded in the turn signals too. Having the navigation directions there was my favorite feature.
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 12:55 AM   #10
Frostbite
Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
568
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (-1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
I used it all the time in my E60 M5, it was great.

RPM was much nicer to see in a half circle that fills up (green --> yellow --> red), than looking at the tach. MPH listed right there. I coded in the turn signals too. Having the navigation directions there was my favorite feature.
All that stuff would be awesome!!! Hopefully the pioneer unit will be able to display all that!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST