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      05-15-2006, 06:22 PM   #45
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when did mac get blacklines? after i left?

must be photoshopped, right?
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      05-15-2006, 07:22 PM   #47
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when did mac get blacklines? after i left?

must be photoshopped, right?
thats what you get for leaving early. you will nvever know...
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when did mac get blacklines? after i left?

must be photoshopped, right?
That was my secret man... part of my "natural acting and drama" skills. Did you like that?!! hahahaa
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      05-15-2006, 07:36 PM   #49
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The Steering wheel is awesome! Alo-ng with the kit!
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some pics that i took........
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      05-15-2006, 07:55 PM   #51
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how hard was this to install?
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M-Tech Aero-Kit consisted of front bumper with HWS, fog lights, side skirts, rear bumper with PDC and rear diffuser.

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Gilda for putting up with a hot day away from home, while we worked on our cars.

longtran for his friendship, infinite wisdom, hospitality and for going out of his way for actually delivering these parts to the body shop, picking them up, for his bbq, food, drinks, ... the list goes on and on. Also to Jennifer for keeping Gilda company, for her generosity, for always being supportive and for letting us camp out on Mother's Day to work on our cars.

marcus who has become a true next-door neighbor buddy always willing to lend a helping hand

NaTuReBOY for always supporting the SoCal Blackline e90 group, for bringing a playmate for little marcus, for making our day much more fun in the sun.

mava330 for his pick-me-up comradery, camera expertise and for making these pictures possible when there wasn't much light out this evening.

DEAN325i for putting up with my old skool (or old man's) way of shaking hands and greeting. You're the next Mike Bibby!

jbjwc and Tina (spelling?) for joining us for the BBQ, photoshoot, and post-mod modding this evening.

dtmryan from DTMAutohaus for helping support all of us with info, exciting future mods, and useful e90 products.
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      05-15-2006, 09:38 PM   #55
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some pics that i took........
Kevin, thank you so much for those pics. I was so into working on the car, I didn't even notice you took those.


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how hard was this to install?
Well, it would have been easier had it not been such a bright sunny day. The front bumper was the most difficult, because of the headlight washer system, the fog light connectors, and the plastic bottom engine compartment shield (whatever it is called).

There were no installation instructions included.

REGARDING THE FRONT BUMPER:

(1) The sun: By the time we were cooking on the front bumper install, we were literally cooking. It was around noon time.

(2) The headlight washer system. The plastic pieces that attach to the retracting headlight washer nozzles are different from the stock ones. Don't get them mixed up. You need to figure out which is for the left, which is for right, and what the top and bottom of these plastic pieces are. Installing the plastic covers are the most difficult task, because the spring that holds the headlight washers are very strong.

(3) The black plastic shield that protects the engine compartment does not match up with the M-Tech front bumper, because the bottom center portion of the M-Tech protrudes much lower. An additional piece of plastic had to be attached to the center 2/3rds of the OEM shield, which was then drilled in 4 spots where push clips would eventually be installed.

(4) The fog lights: New fog lights are included with the M-Tech kit. This is not simply a plug and play procedure. Once you figure out how the fog lights go into the bumper, you realize that the connectors are different from stock to M-Tech. The center core of the stock electrical connector has two wires surrounded by a white plastic shroud with clips. I had to destroy the stock connector carefully, using a fine wire-cutter, while saving the center plastic core that simply pops into the new connectors. This was the most difficult part of the install as I took care to not damage anything I might need to use in the future.

Once the front bumper was in place, fastening it in was not difficult. Number (3) above slowed me down considerably though.

THE SIDE SKIRTS:

You remove two bolts at the rear portion of the stock skirt then unscrew the fasteners that line the bottom. The skirts simply clip in on the sides (see photos). You have to pull the skirt off. Yeah baby!

When installing the M-Tech side skirts, line up the bottom portion of the skirts, insert the fasteners, lift up so that the top of the skirts are flush with the portion of the body (under the doors) that they abutt to, then push hard. I used the palm of my hand as a mallet, and had to hit these very hard.

THE REAR BUMPER:

More on this later. Ran out of time at the moment.
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      05-15-2006, 10:06 PM   #56
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We will see what the deal is when I get the car, but thanks so much for your wisdom and beautiful automotive pornography.
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      05-16-2006, 12:14 AM   #57
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      05-16-2006, 01:24 AM   #58
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nice pictures natureboy...dude, i definitely need a new camera...wait, nm i got mac and you....
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      05-16-2006, 03:34 AM   #59
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DUDE HOW DID YA GET THE QUAD EXAU ST...THAT IS SO TIGHT YOU GUYS HAVE REALLY MADE ME THINK.... THAT WHY I LOVE THIS FORUM
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      05-16-2006, 04:11 AM   #60
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hi ksfrogman, after looking at all your m tech rear bumpers, my fingers are starting to get the itch again. will start asking for cheapest quote for m rear bumper.
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That is how the e90 was ment to look

Man it looks like it was build from the factory that way, please tell me where I can order that kit, I'm in Kuwait and I just ordered 2006 330i SG the wife and I are taking delivery some time in September at PDC when I return to the US I will love to have everything ready to put on when we return from our trip.
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Can the kit be ordered painted?
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Hey guys, congratulation on your cars, they look sick!!! Got a question...Where or how can I order the blacklines?
Here in Puerto Rico I haven't seen one yet. Send me the website...please!!!
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Hey guys, congratulation on your cars, they look sick!!! Got a question...Where or how can I order the blacklines?
Here in Puerto Rico I haven't seen one yet. Send me the website...please!!!
Keep an eye on eBay. They go on sale there every now and then.

morristownbmw:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB..._BIN_Stores_IT

or Hunterdon BMW (out of stock at the moment) <-- I got mine here.

http://stores.ebay.com/Hunterdon-BMW...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

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Can the kit be ordered painted?
At least not from the dealership. The basic kit comes primed, and ready to paint. You'll have a reputable body shop do the painting.

This is the thread with useful part numbers that compelled me to research this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ss+Development
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Man it looks like it was build from the factory that way, please tell me where I can order that kit, I'm in Kuwait and I just ordered 2006 330i SG the wife and I are taking delivery some time in September at PDC when I return to the US I will love to have everything ready to put on when we return from our trip.
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Hi rogsel. Make sure you specify the one for the correct set-up based on whether or not you have HWS (Headlight Washer System) and/or PDC (Park Distance Control). These do come as kits in huge boxes for protection and list for $1250 primed.

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That quad exhaust is an Eisenmann Race Exhaust with quad set-up on longtran's car. I believe he's the first one to have it here in the U.S. Hamann makes one that costs well over 3 grand.

Check out this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ight=eisenmann

There are several different options you have with Eisenmann: Sport-tuned, Race, Meisterschaft Valve Control, Titanium vs Stainless Steel, but the quad set-up is not available with Meisterschaft.

Here's one of longtran's threads with a video clip of his exhaust:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=quad+exhaust
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