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      04-11-2010, 08:05 PM   #331
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I am thinking about doing some body work to my 2006 325i including a full pre-lci to lci front-end conversion. I have been reading up on how several others have done this. My plan is to order an LCI M-Tech kit, an LCI hood, and install the front-end and side-skirts only. I'm not so much concerned about doing the rear bumper.

Here's where I need some help. Unfortunately there aren't many good shops that I know of who can help me faciliate doing this (installation, painting, ordering, etc.). I am not very good with cars, but I know I can save myself some dough if I fit the parts myself, and farm the painting out to someone else. My question is, does anyone know of a good shop near Columbus, Ohio who won't completely destroy me on labor to install or paint the parts? Does anyone else here have experience doing anything like this and would be willing to chat with me about the best way to go about it? Or even better, wants to take a couple weekends with me to install it? I would pay you, of course! I feel pretty comfortable about the total cost, but I just want to make sure I am not biting off more than I can chew.

Drop me a PM if you think you can help me in any way!
Most shops wont even touch what you want to do in this city. I think you also need to do the fenders and headlights correct? Plus when you go and sell the car all your money is lost and then some. In the long run, it's better to get a real LCI.
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True Performance is where I got my body work done on my G35. We did custom paint and a wide body kit. Really good bodyshop.

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I am thinking about doing some body work to my 2006 325i including a full pre-lci to lci front-end conversion. I have been reading up on how several others have done this. My plan is to order an LCI M-Tech kit, an LCI hood, and install the front-end and side-skirts only. I'm not so much concerned about doing the rear bumper.

Here's where I need some help. Unfortunately there aren't many good shops that I know of who can help me faciliate doing this (installation, painting, ordering, etc.). I am not very good with cars, but I know I can save myself some dough if I fit the parts myself, and farm the painting out to someone else. My question is, does anyone know of a good shop near Columbus, Ohio who won't completely destroy me on labor to install or paint the parts? Does anyone else here have experience doing anything like this and would be willing to chat with me about the best way to go about it? Or even better, wants to take a couple weekends with me to install it? I would pay you, of course! I feel pretty comfortable about the total cost, but I just want to make sure I am not biting off more than I can chew.

Drop me a PM if you think you can help me in any way!
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      04-12-2010, 07:37 AM   #333
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good drive today, good meeting you guys
Yup! Definitely a fun drive! Can't wait to hit up the 555 again!
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      04-12-2010, 09:44 AM   #334
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good drive today, good meeting you guys
that was fun! We need to do that again soon for sure!
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I will definaly be at the next one, didn't want to drive two hours down there and then it rains.
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      04-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #336
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      04-16-2010, 08:30 AM   #337
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jzimmy,

Nice meeting you yesterday!
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So who's all going to Timmayfest next month?
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      04-16-2010, 08:36 AM   #339
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I'm excited to go!

It looks like only Saturday... all day though!
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Pics from the Triple Nickel drive.

http://www.incom-racing.com/images/g...555/index.html
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I'll be hitting up Timmayfest!

Anyone know who owns the murdered out black e36 here in cincy?
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Cracked a rear wheel today. If anyone knows where I can get a rear wheel for a 545/550 Sport in the Cleveland area, please let me know ASAP. PM me with you number. Thanks
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So who's all going to Timmayfest next month?
I'll be there! I'm hoping to help get an M1 up there for saturday.

David1: It was good to meet you on the triple nickel drive as well. We need to hit that up again soon!

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      04-20-2010, 05:18 PM   #346
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Cracked a rear wheel today. If anyone knows where I can get a rear wheel for a 545/550 Sport in the Cleveland area, please let me know ASAP. PM me with you number. Thanks
Damn, that's kind of scary. Hope you can find a replacement soon.
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Damn, that's kind of scary. Hope you can find a replacement soon.
Thanks. The dealer wants $400 for a new wheel. Pretty expensive but if I can't find a replacement in a day or two, I have no choice but to buy one from the dealer.
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      04-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #348
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Hey Guys,

Just purchased a used Montego/Dakota leather E92 6MT last month with 25k miles for 27K. Had to drive to Marietta, Ga. to pick up the car- but we made a little vacation out of the trip- so it was good.

I live in the Dayton area (Bellbrook exactly for those familiar with Dayton). I am going to be doing the JB3 PNP this Summer- and am looking to do the H&R Sport springs and **********s M6 reps perhaps next year. It sounds like from doing some extensive reading that I can expect that the car will need a good alignment after all these suspension mods- does anyone know of a reputable shop to do this kind of work (install springs and perform alignment) on these cars? I'll go to Cinci if I have to- just trying to get some ideas of my options- as I want this done correctly.

Loving the car so far- I just sold my 91 300ZX TT that was making about 350-360 WHP- so the 335 isn't quite up to that....yet. The power on the 335 is so deceiving, though, becasue of all the low end torque.

Looking forward to meeting some of you guys- I'd appreciate any suggestions regarding shops for the suspension work!

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A little help here guys- there must be a reputable shop in the Dayton/Cincinnati area that does good wheel/suspension work on BMW's?
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A little help here guys- there must be a reputable shop in the Dayton/Cincinnati area that does good wheel/suspension work on BMW's?
theres a shop down here in cincinnati called Spade Kreations that have worked on a couple bmw's. they installed my h&r springs did a great job for a reasonable price. google them and call em up there cool peeps..
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Anyone in the Cbus area have a BT scan tool? If it's locked to 3 vins, i'm ok with paying, just need it soon and don't wanna spend the money to buy a brand new one....
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Anyone in the Cbus area have a BT scan tool? If it's locked to 3 vins, i'm ok with paying, just need it soon and don't wanna spend the money to buy a brand new one....
I have the pro kit right now.
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theres a shop down here in cincinnati called Spade Kreations that have worked on a couple bmw's. they installed my h&r springs did a great job for a reasonable price. google them and call em up there cool peeps..
I'll look them up- thanks for the help.
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