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      02-25-2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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My E91 Touring Blackline's installed

I picked up my Blacklines today. The install was easy, took about 20 minutes.
I love the way they look, the amber lamp at night looks so much better that the red. IMO
I'll try and get some night pics tomorrow
Sorry about the random pics. The DIY has been done well already so I'll just share some pics.







8mm socket wrench

My amber lamp is soldered also


More pics to come, I'm having problems uploading.
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Nice

Cant wait for more pics
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      02-25-2006, 04:01 AM   #3
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Do you have a pic of the Indicator bulb ?
Would be interesting to see if the E91 is solderd in like the E90 one


EDIT: Thanks for the Pic
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I remembered to get a pic of that. It is soldered.

How about the blackline/stock combo on the left side?

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How about the blackline/stock combo on the left side?
Thanks for that photo. I had though of trying that combo on my e90, but it doesn't quite look right, does it?
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Yes, just not quite.
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GREAT PHOTOS! thanks for the pics. great for comparison purposes.
blackline looks great on your silver e91!
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The good news today was the backlines. The bad news was that the roof rails are secured from the INSIDE, and in order to take them off the dealer want 4 to 5 hours labor to remove the inside headliner to remove them. At $139/hr its quite expensive. I spoke with a friend who runs a body shop, and he said that if I want it done to have the dealer do it, that way if they mess up the liner they will replace it.
I love the swoop of my roofline, but the rails bug me.

To think I'll have to spend $550 to remove an option that others pay to have is ridiculous.
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yeah too bad for ya chitown.. hope it works out well for you...
great looking black-lines! just like fakerlin!
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Very nice illustration Chitown! I have to admit those look very good on the Silver car!
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Thanks LEDZEP.
My baby's getting tinted right now, I'll get some pics up later.
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Oh you bastard! Tints too? Delaware has crappy laws about tints... I keep considering it but have never gotten it done.

Looking forward to those pictures!
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Wouldn't it be nice if we could order our cars in NA the way folks can in Euro? Like with or without roof rails. With or without sunblock glass. M-Pack. etc. If we are such a big market, why the difficulty? Because we are so far from the factory? Because dealers do not want us to be able to order options that they don't want to have to mess with on their 'normal' allotment cars?

Great job posting this useful info on the blackline installation (and rail removal).
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stressdoc - couldn't agree more. And I think you hit the nail on the head. Too many configuration options would make the poor dealers work too hard and might leave them with hard to sell inventory. America may be a huge market but we are also too predicable and most people like to just pick a pretty one off the lot and drive it home.
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Thanks LEDZEP.
My baby's getting tinted right now, I'll get some pics up later.
ChiTown, just for interest, do you know your AVATAR about "our hardware runs better without Windows" is from a old Advertising boards by Forsdicks BMW here in South Africa

It used to be on the main highway from the Airport into Johannesburg a number of years ago.


Just some info for anyone interested
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Surprising, really, that the NA and Euro car-buying cultures could be so different. Perhaps we are stuck with some Vogonian relict of the emissions schism from the 70's. Or maybe it even goes back to Hoffman.
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America may be a huge market but we are also too predicable and most people like to just pick a pretty one off the lot and drive it home.
You got that right.
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ChiTown, just for interest, do you know your AVATAR about "our hardware runs better without Windows" is from a old Advertising boards by Forsdicks BMW here in South Africa

It used to be on the main highway from the Airport into Johannesburg a number of years ago.


Just some info for anyone interested

You're not really a person are you Fleet. You're Data from Star Trek TNG. That's a great billboard! Thanks as always for the information.

Between my rants and wise ass remarks and your constant android-like delivery of facts, we bring balance to the forum! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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ChiTown, just for interest, do you know your AVATAR about "our hardware runs better without Windows" is from a old Advertising boards by Forsdicks BMW here in South Africa

It used to be on the main highway from the Airport into Johannesburg a number of years ago.


Just some info for anyone interested
Thanks for that info. I ripped it off the "best advertisement thread"
Being a Mac and BMW enthusiast I couldn't help myself.
Brilliant marketing.
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