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      02-15-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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WTH. Stolen Chrome Tip??

I got home from gym tonight and realized one of my chrome tips was gone. Just put these on 2 weeks ago. I have to assume somebody swiped it, cuz I dont know how one could fall off. They fit pretty snug. Has anybody ever heard of this happening. Maybe someone is just hate'in on my car.
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      02-15-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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If I were to steal somebody's chrome tips, I'd take both of them. Or perhaps somebody saw the thief in the process and he/she made off with just one of them. Maybe the vibrations your car makes loosened one of the screws? Who knows, it's just a bunch of speculation, but either way, that sucks dude.
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      02-15-2006, 11:00 PM   #3
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Darn, thief needed just one for his rice-a-roni civic

Weren't there concerns expressed on this board about this very thing recently? It was in light of the fact that the tips are just fastened by simple screws...
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      02-15-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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Darn, thief needed just one for his rice-a-roni civic

Weren't there concerns expressed on this board about this very thing recently? It was in light of the fact that the tips are just fastened by simple screws...

really screws? is welding them on a possiblity?
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      02-15-2006, 11:02 PM   #5
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Darn, thief needed just one for his rice-a-roni civic

Weren't there concerns expressed on this board about this very thing recently? It was in light of the fact that the tips are just fastened by simple screws...

yeah, considering it took only 2 minutes to install, Im sure it takes less to pull it off. At least their cheap.
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yeah, considering it took only 2 minutes to install, Im sure it takes less to pull it off. At least their cheap.
One here, one there...it'll quickly add up Must be a better way to hold them down ...
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      02-15-2006, 11:29 PM   #7
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One here, one there...it'll quickly add up Must be a better way to hold them down ...

true. Wost part is downtime. I hate dirty pipes. Im all ears for a better solution though. I found the old thread. Somebody bought Hex screws at Home Depot. Not a bad idea.
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Rather put the 330i chrome pipes on

They dont need screws since the have a internal clamping system that is almost impossible to remove and they look better since they cover the pipe all the way back to the muffler
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If I were to steal somebody's chrome tips, I'd take both of them. Or perhaps somebody saw the thief in the process and he/she made off with just one of them. Maybe the vibrations your car makes loosened one of the screws? Who knows, it's just a bunch of speculation, but either way, that sucks dude.
Maybe he just needed one. Nice of him to not be greedy and take only what he needed.
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Oh yeah hex screws forgot about those, might help ... I believe the 330 tips dont fit due to different shape or something rather...
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Oh yeah hex screws forgot about those, might help ... I believe the 330 tips dont fit due to different shape or something rather...
No, they fit perfectly, check the DIY thread for chrome pipes
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Another simple thing to steal... this and the chrome grill on the 330.

Once word gets out all the 325'ers are going to start jacking these 2 things both in a matter of 1 minute.
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or maybe it fell off

it's possible it wasn't stolen......
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No, they fit perfectly, check the DIY thread for chrome pipes
Cheers...will add to my lengthening list of mods

Wrt the grilles, the hood/bonnet has to be open to remove them, so not too worried bout that....
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If they can steal headlights off of cars they can do the tips too.

All it take is some asswipe that has a 325 and wants crome tips but doesnt want to do what normal people would do, buy them.
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If they can steal headlights off of cars they can do the tips too.

All it take is some asswipe that has a 325 and wants crome tips but doesnt want to do what normal people would do, buy them.
You would think an 325 owner would be above all that. Maybe not. Would love to catch em in the act though.
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No, they fit perfectly, check the DIY thread for chrome pipes
yep. i have 330i tips. use two left tips (right 330i tip is really short because of 330i muffler flap on right side. this isn't on the 325i, so you may use two left sided 330i tips with no problems).
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yep. i have 330i tips. use two left tips (right 330i tip is really short because of 330i muffler flap on right side. this isn't on the 325i, so you may use two left sided 330i tips with no problems).
Thanks! I'll give it a shot. Bought my 325 tips at pacific BMW. Havent checked yet, but assuming I can get 330's. (2lefts.)
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the part number for the left side 330i tip is 18-30-7-549-558.

my dealer had to special order them, but only took a couple days to get in. also, they're a little more expensive than the 325i tips, but imho they look better because there's no screw since the tips use internal clips.
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Thank you all ... gonna look up the information/pricing/availability...
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Darn, thief needed just one for his rice-a-roni civic

Weren't there concerns expressed on this board about this very thing recently? It was in light of the fact that the tips are just fastened by simple screws...
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