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      04-25-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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Side Protection Strips

Does any one know if the E90 will have side protection strips (protection against parking lot door dings) available as an option?
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      04-25-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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I wondered about this too. I don't think they are an option. I know that E46 had black/coloured bumper strips, but i think putting any side strips on the E90 would spoil the overall sleek look. Good point though. May be BMW overlooked this.
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Nope, no ugly side strips.
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      04-25-2005, 07:32 AM   #4
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First time 3 series owners, you'll be glad there's no strips.. these darn things did a better job soaking up wax residue than actually protecting the doors
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First time 3 series owners, you'll be glad there's no strips.. these darn things did a better job soaking up wax residue than actually protecting the doors
Im am SOOO happy somebody feels this way!! I HATE those things on my E46!! :mad: The only good thing is, Zaino is so pure and thin, you can wipe the plastic strips with your finger a day after waxing..but STILL, this is actually one of the BEST things about the E90..the LACK of plastic molding!! Be HAPPY as hell you dont have these!! There. I got it off my chest!!
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I am glad that BMW does not put those ugly strips on the e90. Those plastic bumper strips are dated and have a 90's old, dated look about them.
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      04-25-2005, 03:34 PM   #7
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Side protection Stripes

There are in fact strips as an assessorie, at least here in Sweden.

You could get them black, or painted. They are not for sale yet, but will be in a month or so, as they are in the assessories catalouge, and I have spoken to a spare part sales rep.

I´m afraid I have no pictures, but they have different part no for cars with and without PDC.

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      04-25-2005, 03:52 PM   #8
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Are you new to the club Soulstar? Welcome!
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Any one has pics of side protection strips ?
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      04-25-2005, 06:43 PM   #10
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those strips are some of da reason i went with a 'vert. those things on a sedan make it looks like a grandpa car even tho its a 2005. thank god bmw got smart and got rid of them for the 5 series and 3 series cause it was looking like a sad day when bmws looked older then a benzo
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Rub strips aren't effective and they're a bear to wax around. The height and profile of the car door of the inconsiderate b*st*rd next to you determines whether you'll get a ding.
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Rub strips aren't effective and they're a bear to wax around. The height and profile of the car door of the inconsiderate b*st*rd next to you determines whether you'll get a ding.
HAHA!! Good point!
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Smile Side Protection Strips

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Thanks for the information! I'm not sure if I'll get them, but it's good to know that side protection strips are available as an accessory.

And thanks everyone else for your comments. I kinda guessed that most of you would have negative comments. With the E90's new sleek look it would seem that strips would spoil the overall look.

I guess I just have to keep looking for those end space parking stalls.
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Thanks for the information! I'm not sure if I'll get them, but it's good to know that side protection strips are available as an accessory.

And thanks everyone else for your comments. I kinda guessed that most of you would have negative comments. With the E90's new sleek look it would seem that strips would spoil the overall look.

I guess I just have to keep looking for those end space parking stalls.
Thats the life of a BMW owner...Parking spaces and "drive thrus" are the enemy!
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