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      05-17-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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chrome trim possible on the 325

Can i order a chrome trim around the windows for my 325 (arriving in two months)at the dealer? Anyonw know how much it costs for parts and installation at the dealer? I wonder if i can cutom order it before it goes into production?
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      05-17-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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Can i order a chrome trim around the windows for my 325 (arriving in two months)at the dealer? Anyonw know how much it costs for parts and installation at the dealer? I wonder if i can cutom order it before it goes into production?
Theres another throad on this topic somewhere in this forum..Ill find it for ya..but yes, Im pretty sure you can order the trim..I was ordering a 325 and the trim installed cost 480 bucks...
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that much huh,

thanks found the thread! that much huh, i hope its for both sides
wonder how much for the 330's chrome grille and chrome tail pipe.

you can also get chrome trim on the side mirrors too? cool. Anyone have pix of this.

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      05-17-2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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Alfred, if you find out any pricing info on chrome trim (any piece) for the 325i in the US market, please share.
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thanks found the thread! that much huh, i hope its for both sides
wonder how much for the 330's chrome grille and chrome tail pipe.

you can also get chrome trim on the side mirrors too? cool. Anyone have pix of this.
I dont know if any companies have already started to duplicate the titanium exterior trim in chrome yet..I know they have for almost all other Bimmers, so Im sure its not far off if they havent done so already..you might want to check ebay cause since thats where the mostly advertise their products...
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chrome trim

I was at the dealer not to long ago trying to find out how much the chrome window trim would cost me. the parts guy said it would be about $350.00 for total for both sides.
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      12-18-2005, 09:36 AM   #7
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Buy the trim and do it yourself. Its an easy install. I did this with my 325i

Heres the DIY I wrote up: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120573
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I thought chrome trim was standard on the 325?
At least it was standard on mine, but I live in Europe.
Isn't chrome standard in the US?

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      12-18-2005, 11:45 AM   #9
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Chrome is standard on the 330i in north america, not on the 325i. Personally, I don't find anything attractive about the bling effect of chrome, it's okay around the nostrils on the car's nose but other than that I always perceived this kind of trim to appeal older people. I wouldn't spend a buck on that. But that's just an opinion, everybody got different tastes...!
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      12-18-2005, 11:46 AM   #10
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thanks found the thread! that much huh, i hope its for both sides
wonder how much for the 330's chrome grille and chrome tail pipe.

you can also get chrome trim on the side mirrors too? cool. Anyone have pix of this.
I had my tail pipe thrown in after the price and personally, I like my black trim, since my car is black...it all blends.
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Dude! I will trade you my Chrome Trim off my 330 for your Black Door Trim!
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I thought chrome trim was standard on the 325?
At least it was standard on mine, but I live in Europe.
Isn't chrome standard in the US?

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The 325 in europe isnt the base engine where as the states it is. I think thats why its not chrome on the 325. Personally, I think its just one more thing to have to polish that really doesnt do "that much" for the overall look of the car.
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      12-18-2005, 07:09 PM   #13
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Dude! I will trade you my Chrome Trim off my 330 for your Black Door Trim!
Nice black, I love my black trim on my black
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I think the chrome window trim looks great on dark cars... and the black looks great on light cars. I love the black trim on my white car.
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I think the chrome window trim looks great on dark cars... and the black looks great on light cars. I love the black trim on my white car.
Yes, it is another "personal preference"
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I love the black window trim on my Sparkling Graphite, esp. with tinted windows it blends in a lot better than it would with chrome. Even if I had a 330i, I would want the black window trim with my color.
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      12-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #17
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when i ordered the car i also ordered my chrome trims through the spare parts department and when the car came they fitted the chrome window trimmings before i received the car
the cost of the chrome window trimmings was euros 570.00
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I love the black window trim on my Sparkling Graphite, esp. with tinted windows it blends in a lot better than it would with chrome. Even if I had a 330i, I would want the black window trim with my color.
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I seriously hate the Chrome trim....

Can you make the 330i have the blackline trim?


I know the 5 series comes with chrome trim, but when you add sports package it comes with the black shadow trim. I wish it was like this for the 3 as well.
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