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Sedan_Clan
08-30-2006
Ok fellas, after installing the Blacklines on 8/29/06, and the ///M e-brake & ///M shift knob earlier today, I decided to take a crack at the armrest. I was successful, and I found that the task is really quite simple. I took pictures of the 20 minute process.

F.Y.I...there are...
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-01-2006, 09:49 AM
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I haven't forgotten about you guys. I took the picture yesterday, but I wasn't able to upload it last night due to work. I'll get on it sometime today.
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By hkj on 09-03-2006, 12:50 PM
pics???

-hkj
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By Ryan 330i on 09-03-2006, 02:22 PM
okay so i like the looks of it, but what is the advantage of it? i mean do they open sepratly? is that the perk?
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By bavarian19 on 09-03-2006, 05:38 PM
Is it more cushier??? It looks like there is more padding beneath the leather. That might be one huge advantage instead of the regular rock solid armrest...
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By whippersnapper on 09-03-2006, 08:35 PM
I think I'll be skipping this one, too much of a broken pencil lead for me
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By aztec on 09-03-2006, 09:26 PM
PicTuReS!!!
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By ZuerstBMW on 09-03-2006, 10:16 PM
I was lucky enough to win one on German Ebay for 75.00 shipped. I will let you know when I receive it, cant wait.
Last edited by ZuerstBMW; 09-07-2006 at 11:15 AM.
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-04-2006, 01:39 AM
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pics???

-hkj
Here it is:






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okay so i like the looks of it, but what is the advantage of it? i mean do they open sepratly? is that the perk?
No, it is just my humble opinion that it is more visually appealing than the North American stock unit. The driver's side slides as well (..see pic).


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Is it more cushier??? It looks like there is more padding beneath the leather. That might be one huge advantage instead of the regular rock solid armrest...
Yes, it has more cushion.


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I was lucky enough to win one on German Ebay for 65.00 shipped. I will let you know when I receive it, cant wait.
Congrats! You'll love it.
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By hkj on 09-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Nice pics. Is that the extend it will slide forward? Doesn't seem that much...

-hkj
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-04-2006, 07:45 PM
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Nice pics. Is that the extend it will slide forward? Doesn't seem that much...

-hkj
It slides forward approximately 2". It's a pretty significant distance if you examine the pictures.
Last edited by Sedan_Clan; 09-05-2006 at 09:22 AM.
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By bavarian19 on 09-04-2006, 07:51 PM
Sorry about the one bajillion questions....


Does it hold or click into position? I just wonder how easily it moves back and forth. I dont want it sliding back and forth as Im driving... Only when I want to move it...
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-05-2006, 09:23 AM
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Sorry about the one bajillion questions....


Does it hold or click into position? I just wonder how easily it moves back and forth. I dont want it sliding back and forth as Im driving... Only when I want to move it...
Yes, it kinda clicks into position at full extension.
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By BzsBimmer on 09-06-2006, 10:32 AM
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I was lucky enough to win one on German Ebay for 65.00 shipped. I will let you know when I receive it, cant wait.
Send us the link so we can see if there are more
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By thd13 on 09-06-2006, 01:06 PM
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+1

Damn this mod bug thingie-majig!!!
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By BMW335PA on 09-06-2006, 07:22 PM
I was really into getting this, UNTIL I saw those last pics. I have Terra leather, so when its extended forward, that means the 'black' plastic it slides on, is going to stick out like a sore thumb....damn.
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-07-2006, 10:08 AM
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I was really into getting this, UNTIL I saw those last pics. I have Terra leather, so when its extended forward, that means the 'black' plastic it slides on, is going to stick out like a sore thumb....damn.
I don't personally think that it will look bad.
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By BMW335PA on 09-07-2006, 10:28 AM
maybe, but cheapest I can find for Terra is about $300. Thats alot to me, esp. not knowing it wont look funny.
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By ZuerstBMW on 09-07-2006, 11:17 AM
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Send us the link so we can see if there are more

Here is the link where I won mine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1
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By DesiInCT on 09-25-2006, 08:28 AM
Great DIY. Thanks.
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By ZuerstBMW on 09-25-2006, 08:53 AM
I got mine, but still need to install.
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By Sedan_Clan on 09-26-2006, 09:15 AM
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Great DIY. Thanks.
Anytime!


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I got mine, but still need to install.
Get on it bro!
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By bavarian19 on 09-26-2006, 05:16 PM
Mine is in route... Got my tracking information today...

maybe this weekend I can do the armrest and rear power outlet mods...
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