E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > -= 100% OEM M3 Cluster Retrofit =-



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-11-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (7)

-= 100% OEM M3 Cluster Retrofit =-

I have been very jealous of how the M3 cluster looks like comparing to my boring, orange 335i cluster. Not anymore

I finished the M3 cluster retrofit in my car today and I must say I am extremely happy. Not only the cluster itself looks great but it matches the CIC backlight,
so when you look from a distance you can see how good they look together.

My car is a US spec 335i, but I live in Poland so I changed to the Euro spec cluster.

The M3 cluster is coded for my car spec, so the content of the display in the middle is a bit different than in the M3.
The redline position changes with the oil temperature. When the engine is cold the redline starts at around 5,500 rpm. When it's warmed up it looks like on the below picture (around 7,000 rpm).

335i stock:


M3 cluster in my 335i:


335i stock vs M3:


M3 cluster close-up:
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.



Last edited by Patrys@BimmerTech; 01-03-2011 at 10:17 AM.
Patrys@BimmerTech is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
tofu-
Banned
 
Drives: 335i Jet Black/Coral Red
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: nyc

Posts: 2,858
iTrader: (4)

this is interesting. can you PM me with pricing?

also, can the redline temperature changes be altered? ie 3k RPM when cold, and set the final redline point at 7k rpm when warmed up?
tofu- is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
Imperator
Major
 
Imperator's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Plano, Texas

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (7)

I've always wondered about the redline temperature change. It appears the 335i cluster has an adjustable ring on the tachometer side just like the speedometer side. Knowing how the indicator works for the cruise control, I wonder if the tachometer has a similar function that just isn't coded on our cars.
Imperator is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 05:54 PM   #4
JonLerd
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Alpine White 335i coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Orange County / Los Angeles

Posts: 542
iTrader: (3)

how about the oil temp gauge? is it properly calibrated? also what is your price? thanks
JonLerd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonLerd View Post
how about the oil temp gauge? is it properly calibrated? also what is your price? thanks
The max on my stock 335i cluster is 300 Fahrenheit and the M3 Euro cluster max is 150 Celsius, so it's the same.
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.


Patrys@BimmerTech is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 06:03 PM   #6
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tofu- View Post
this is interesting. can you PM me with pricing?

also, can the redline temperature changes be altered? ie 3k RPM when cold, and set the final redline point at 7k rpm when warmed up?
No pricing yet, but will should know more soon.
The biggest issue for me is to find used M3 US spec clusters unless you want the Euro spec

The redline change cannot be modified.
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.


Patrys@BimmerTech is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2010, 03:36 PM   #7
nelson29
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2005 E60
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando, FL

Posts: 290
iTrader: (5)

My next retrofit
nelson29 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2010, 04:43 PM   #8
spazticrecords
Banned
 
Drives: 2010 E90 328 XI
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Yorktown Heights, NY.

Posts: 123
iTrader: (0)

Looks amazing. Is it possible to change the color without swapping the whole custer unit. I've wanted that color scheme so bad on my 328xi.
spazticrecords is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 10:06 AM   #9
sexymexy
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 e90 jet black
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tx

Posts: 219
iTrader: (1)

Dude alex from NY did the combertion for me!!! Pm me and I will give you all the inf. It took 4 days to ge it all done from TX to NY and back!!!
sexymexy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #10
LuvMyRide
Banned
 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Planet

Posts: 1,842
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 E90 Xi  [0.00]
I also did a M3 retrofit on my cluster. Can you tell me where I can get M3 Needles? Mine were very tastelessly painted with a red sharpee by the guy who did the mod... any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

And nice job! Looks great!
LuvMyRide is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 11:53 AM   #11
1QuikWS6
No 55mph
 
1QuikWS6's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 E92 328iX N51 3-Stage
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blitzburgh, PA

Posts: 4,386
iTrader: (80)

Garage List
Can't buy the M3 needles by themselves as far as I know - you need to have the cluster to get the needles.

If you did an M3 Cluster Retrofit, why don't you have the M3 needles?
__________________
2009 328ix E92//SGM//ACS Roof Spoiler//MTech Aero Lip+Trunk Spoiler//M3 Side Skirts//CF Roundels+Grilles//M3 Novillo Interior//Perf Shift Lever+Boot//MPerf DCT Wheel//M3 GT3 eBrake Handle+Boot//ACS Pedals//M3 Mirrors//LCI Tails w/LUX Rev//DTEC V7 AE+MTec 6000K D1S+HPB HID 6000K Fogs//HPB LED Interior//RPI Scoops//CF Euro Airbox+Underhood Hsgs//K&N//BMW PE//MTech Rear Bumper-iS Sport Diffuser//CF Strut Brace//Vishnu OFT//BMW 193M's+Kumho 4X
1QuikWS6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 12:18 PM   #12
mkPOTO
Mr. Nice Says Hello
 
mkPOTO's Avatar
 
Drives: 1999 528I
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA

Posts: 15,444
iTrader: (23)

Garage List
very nice!
__________________

EVOLVE BMW E92 M3
mkPOTO is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #13
danniexi
Colonel
 
danniexi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 AW E92 335xi
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 2,050
iTrader: (14)

PM sent.
danniexi is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #14
Blindrage606
PC Enthusiast//Overclock.net
 
Blindrage606's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 328i,2007
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 163
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMyRide View Post
Mine were very tastelessly painted with a red sharpee by the guy who did the mod...

pics?
Blindrage606 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 04:43 AM   #15
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (7)

My retrofit is a complete swap of the M3 cluster.
No individual parts were taken out of the M3 cluster or my original cluster.

What you can see on the pictures is 100% OEM M3 cluster installed in my 335i and coded for my car spec.

I guess most of you are talking baout taking some components from the M3 cluster and puting them inside our 335i clusters, but this is a completely different approach.
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.


Patrys@BimmerTech is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 07:45 AM   #16
Spydeputy
Brigadier General
 
Spydeputy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012,E92,335is/2008,E90,335xi
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harford County, Maryland

Posts: 3,207
iTrader: (18)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.00]
2012 335is  [1.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Spydeputy
You keep coming up with some awesome mods. Looks like a full time job.
__________________
2012, E92, 335is, Space Metal Gray, DINAN Stage 2, Helix FMIC, M Sport Pkg, Dbl Spoke 313 Wheels, Gray & Blk Leather, Conv. Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Prem Pkg, 7 Sp DCT, Navigation, Satellite / Harman Kardon Radio.
BMW CCA Member
Spydeputy is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 07:54 AM   #17
k3m0-330i
Major
 
k3m0-330i's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Albany Ny

Posts: 1,365
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to k3m0-330i
Make it for a 330i!!!!! So that I can have mpg.
__________________
2008 335xi e92- JB4 G5- BMS DCI- VRSF DP- Aero lip- Ram Air- Morr VS8.2- BOV
Current 2007 335i e90 - Sold
2003 E46 M3 Vert. Taig on Black 6spd- Sold
2002 Taig / Red / / / M3 - SOLD
2006 330i e90 - sold
k3m0-330i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #18
danniexi
Colonel
 
danniexi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 AW E92 335xi
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 2,050
iTrader: (14)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys View Post
I guess most of you are talking baout taking some components from the M3 cluster and puting them inside our 335i clusters, but this is a completely different approach.
A much BETTER approach.

I've already done the LED/M3 needle retrofit, but had I known this was possible, I would've definitely gone this route.

PM me pricing on coding. I'm very interested!
danniexi is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #19
LuvMyRide
Banned
 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Planet

Posts: 1,842
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 E90 Xi  [0.00]
i dont have M3 rings or needles. Just the LED's in the speedo were modified...
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6 View Post
Can't buy the M3 needles by themselves as far as I know - you need to have the cluster to get the needles.

If you did an M3 Cluster Retrofit, why don't you have the M3 needles?
LuvMyRide is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 02:44 PM   #20
LuvMyRide
Banned
 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Planet

Posts: 1,842
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 E90 Xi  [0.00]
I believe I have pics up already.. Check my posts.. If not I'll def put some up later..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
pics?
LuvMyRide is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2010, 02:46 PM   #21
LuvMyRide
Banned
 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Planet

Posts: 1,842
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 E90 Xi  [0.00]
Very nicely done..

So are you offering this service or just sharing???
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys View Post
My retrofit is a complete swap of the M3 cluster.
No individual parts were taken out of the M3 cluster or my original cluster.

What you can see on the pictures is 100% OEM M3 cluster installed in my 335i and coded for my car spec.

I guess most of you are talking baout taking some components from the M3 cluster and puting them inside our 335i clusters, but this is a completely different approach.
LuvMyRide is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2010, 02:35 AM   #22
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spydeputy View Post
You keep coming up with some awesome mods. Looks like a full time job.
Actually not a full time job at all, but I like to bring some new stuff for you guys and I love to mod my own car, so two birds with one stone

For those interested in this mod there are two options:
1.You can buy the M3 cluster and send it to me for programming - this can't be done remotely as the VIN and mileage have to be adjusted.

2.I am looking for a source of the US spec M3 clusters (I only have the Euro spec now) and when I am ready I will be offering them here (PnP installation).
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.


Patrys@BimmerTech is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST