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      09-17-2009, 01:53 AM   #45
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Anyone know where Ronald (Midnight Tinting) moved to? I guess I could call him but if anyone knows that would be great.
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      09-17-2009, 02:05 AM   #46
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Anyone know where Ronald (Midnight Tinting) moved to? I guess I could call him but if anyone knows that would be great.
He moved out by the old COMP USA ... I think
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      10-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #47
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Exhaust Systems Hawaii
They put a Borla exhaust on my previous car, Mini Cooper S, and did a perfect job.
Where is the location of this place? Google is showing Waipahu while a website is showing three locations.
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      10-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #48
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i just got mine done couple weeks ago.. he's at that euro car shop around keawe st. he does it at the back. you can email him too midnighttinting@hotmail.com
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      10-04-2009, 04:07 AM   #49
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Where is the location of this place? Google is showing Waipahu while a website is showing three locations.
there's one in waipahu, and there's also one in town, on king street, kind of before down to earth. there may be one more, but i'm not sure. i went to the one in town.
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Where is the location of this place? Google is showing Waipahu while a website is showing three locations.
Save some money and DIY!!
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      10-20-2009, 04:54 AM   #51
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Addendum & Thanks

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Thanks for the valuable info; I have not heard of some of those vendors but will check them out when I return if/when need to.

Alright, here are my inputs:

20/20 Auto Detailing

These guys are fantastic. It's been a while since I've used them, but they do great work. They are pricey, but do offer various packages ranging from a basic service, to one that keeps your ride sparkling for 6 months, guaranteed (by them, not me).

Central Body & Paint

Spot on! My 3 got hit in a parking lot (right rear quarter panel) and BMW had me drop it off downtown, and they sent it to these guys. Pricey, but that's what insurance is for. I could not tell there had been any damage.

Terrence Ching

This is not to bash him, just give my .02 cents. In my process to purchase my M, I decided to call BMW Hono and got TC as my CA. Seems like a good dude and answered all of my questions, but when I tried getting into a bottom line, economy bad, that I'm saving 5k if I chose to go with Pentagon Military Sales, etc...he seemed to give me the company line; I'm purchasing an M, and folks doing that know the car, know you can't go below the set numbers, etc...so as I thought, I went with my original option.

Again, not that he was wrong, but maybe you had more wiggle room because you were getting a used one, vice new; not sure. But I felt he was a little too quick to jump, vice taking the 'let's see what I can offer you' approach.

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      10-21-2009, 01:51 AM   #52
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Thanks for the reviews Gooch!

I've been looking to try a new detail shop ... Hey Darrell, I'll go see Alex and you try 20/20
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Gooch,

Don't know about pentagon but I would highly highly recommend angela verde from superiormotorsmsp.com to order your bimmer via military sales.

She is super easy to work with and keeps you updated throughout the whole process. DO NOT work with anyone else.

I ordered my E90 330i with them back in 2005 while i was in OIF. Just ordered my 2010 E90 335i a couple months ago.

The only way to buy a new BMW IMO. You get the car custom ordered at set price and don't have to deal with salesperson.
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Don't know about pentagon but I would highly highly recommend angela verde from superiormotorsmsp.com to order your bimmer via military sales.

She is super easy to work with and keeps you updated throughout the whole process. DO NOT work with anyone else.

I ordered my E90 330i with them back in 2005 while i was in OIF. Just ordered my 2010 E90 335i a couple months ago.

The only way to buy a new BMW IMO. You get the car custom ordered at set price and don't have to deal with salesperson.
Thanks for the info, but already put my deposit down and my guy was perfect as well. Very helpful and answered thousands of my questions promptly and accurately.

I was able to order the specs I wanted and I got 7.5k off MRSP. I'm assuming that's a pretty good deal...? I think I paid 62.4ish...

Glad you had an equally good experience. That is definitely key and my previous guy in 06 (diff guy but same MSP) was fantastic as well, which is why I went with them for this purchase.
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      12-23-2009, 11:40 PM   #55
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Terrence Ching
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777 Kapiolani Blvd
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Okay here is my newest update on my "NEW"CA (client adviser) Terrence Ching ... So after things had settled down with our son, I went back on the hunt for my dream car. I was advised by a friend to see Terrence because he was the one that was best to work with and would be able to work out some numbers with me. As I said before ... in this economical crisis, I was not going to buy a car for sticker price. So after dealing with so many CA's that told me no, I was really skeptical of what Terrence could do for me. To my surprise, Terrence was able to get me the car for what I had wanted. He was really easy to work with, and there was no back and forth negotiations. He had asked me what I wanted and told me what he could do, and once we settled on a number, the deal was done. The deal was smooth like butter on a hot pan. He is top notch and I would recommend him to anyone that is in the market for BMW new or used.

So when placing my order with Terrence, I was advised that I may have to wait for an allocation due to the fact that they did not have any. I was ok with that but knew that wait would kill me. Terrence kept an eye out and called me when he had found a used M3 in the specs that I wanted. He really knew that I wanted to get into a car soon. Anyways I went down to check it out. In the end, we decided to stick with the order and wait for allocation. I just thought it was nice of him to give us a call about the used car.

Like always I'll keep you all updated on this purcahse ...

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Albert Medeiros
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1130 Kapahulu Ave.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

I went to Albert to get my coilovers installed the first time. He was real easy to work with and got the job done in the time that he had promised. It was real nice to see a shop willing to set the coilover at the height that you want for the same price. Most shops would charge you extra if you wanted the car to go back on and off the lift, just because you wanted the car lower or higher. I would rate his work 8/10 ... But they set the cost of the work right out of the computers so it is kinda (2x) high.
If you don't have a private garage and canít do it yourself then you may want to look around before making an appointment!! Iíve found a few shops that gave me a better price. PM me for more info ...
Albert is one of the best BMW Master Tech's you will ever find, before leaving BMW of honolulu he was there top tech AND was ranked #1 out of the US for a few years.. BMW them selfs usually hold competitions for there techs, more or less bragging rights..

Experience come's at a premium.

Yea Terrence is a alright guy, my favorites is either Kui OR Curtis
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      12-26-2009, 01:57 PM   #56
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Good tread guys I dealt with Island Brake & Alignment when I had my G35. They did a great job aligning my car with modified suspension and they also installed a aftermarket brake kit for me. I ended up going to them for all my brake/alignment needs over Infiniti of Honolulu.

Also purchased a FX35 from BMW of Hono I forgot my CA name already since it's been about 2 years now but I was able to pretty much get that car with only 7k miles for 29k out the door. Now that I live in San Antonio I was hoping my experience with BMW would be just as much fun as BMWHL no such luck. Had to go back and forth over my E92 for about 3 seperate attempts but we finally made it happened. Took a good 4hrs to seal the deal where as BMWHL had me out the door in 2hrs including test drive.

I also recommend SONICs off on Nimtz at the Sand Island access road

They work on mostly sport compact cars but their crew seem to like to try new things and installed the lowering springs/rolled the finders on my G35 for $150!
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      04-05-2010, 11:46 PM   #57
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Solar Pro II‎
98-025 Hekaha Street, Aiea, HI 96701-4904
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I have owned at least 8 cars and Solar Pro II has done all of my cars. Tinting there is done right the first time every time. Ask for Damion.
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      04-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #58
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My favorites:

Vernon Chee, service advisor at BMW. I've used some other goons that were horrible so now I stick with him. He has yet to mention anything about my mods (with the exception of "damn they stretched those tires on).


Tina Sterling, BMW sales. Been there a long time. Mom of pro surfer Jamie Sterling. I've gotten 3 BMWs from her. She's moved to the pre-owned side but still does new sales if you contact her. Best thing is, if I ever get any crap from the service or any other part, she marches over there and kicks some ass.


Tint: Pamalu - The original minds behind lava lining, a nasty divorce split the company but Pamalu got the master tinter. The best, period.


Bodywork: Chuck's Corvette. Thankfully, I haven't needed them, but I've known the wife for years. I have 2 buddies with Ferraris, and they both used the shop with excellent results. I may try some color match painting for some add-ons at some point.

A&A: Good stuff. It's weird, but you should talk only to Albert. His partner always seems to tell me Albert's on a test drive when he answers the phone, and that they're really busy (which they are but mostly cuz they have only 2 lifts), but if you get a hold of Albert directly, he'll help you asap. As mentioned earlier, for mod work, they pull hours directly off Dinan's web site and will charge you $90 per, based on what they find there. I think you can get a little flex there, though. To me, if you can't do it yourself Albert's worth it since you know they aint going to screw your car up. Revolution will do it for cheaper, but who knows how many e9x's they've been into. Albert's an enthusiast, too- Drives a e46M he picked off the management at BMW before he left.

What about cosmetic rim repair? Any experiences? BMW sent my old 7 series rims for repair and they came back spanking new, but I didn't figure out where they sent it. It was done in a day. I got some scuffs on one of my Advan RS that could use attention.
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What about cosmetic rim repair? Any experiences? BMW sent my old 7 series rims for repair and they came back spanking new, but I didn't figure out where they sent it. It was done in a day. I got some scuffs on one of my Advan RS that could use attention.
I'll try and find out ... I also need to fix a small scuff on the LMs
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I'm soon coming to hawaii and need to buy BMW e90 parts like M3 front bumper for e90....
From who can I buy from? Any adress? Shop?
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I'm soon coming to hawaii and need to buy BMW e90 parts like M3 front bumper for e90....
From who can I buy from? Any adress? Shop?
When? I can bring in any OEM BMW parts
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I'll update this thread with my shop info once I get back and paint the place
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Anyone know a good audio shop to upgrade the base stereo?
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808E90 aka Ricky just did my RD SPORT SPRING, fast work on installing the spring, did a great job. He double make sure everything are in the right place. I was amazed my steering is straight, didn't pull to the right or left.

Highly recommended if you guys need work done on your car.

Thank you very much Ricky!
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808E90 aka Ricky just did my RD SPORT SPRING, fast work on installing the spring, did a great job. He double make sure everything are in the right place. I was amazed my steering is straight, didn't pull to the right or left.

Highly recommended if you guys need work done on your car.

Thank you very much Ricky!
Thanks Mang!!

It was nice working with you

If anyone needs any thing(s) installed feel free to PM me ... Shop should be up and going at full speed real soon
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Just PCS'd here a few months ago and was wondering where to get things done for my car when i stumbled upon this thread. GREAT Thread
I will be making alot of phone calls later.
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