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      04-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #45
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Anyone able to recommend a good place to get my Dynavin head unit installed? Or is willing to install it? Possibly put in my MS-8 as well.
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      04-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #46
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Hi guys,

My warranty is very close to expiring soon. Has anybody here gone to a mechanic to get recommendations of last things to do for the final check-up? Do you think it's a good idea?

I'm planning on keeping the car for at least 20-30k more miles.

Thanks for any advice.
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      05-02-2011, 09:23 PM   #47
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Hi guys,

My warranty is very close to expiring soon. Has anybody here gone to a mechanic to get recommendations of last things to do for the final check-up? Do you think it's a good idea?

I'm planning on keeping the car for at least 20-30k more miles.

Thanks for any advice.
http://bavarianmachine.com/
http://www.bimmerworkshop.com/services.htm

Those are the only 2 BMW specialty shops I know of. No personal experience since I still have free maintenance, but I'll check them out (mainly Bavarian Machine) by the end of the year.
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      05-04-2011, 10:36 PM   #48
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Its not even a question... M performance on the north side.... They are geniuses with cars if you go into the shop, it is the most exotic cars you will ever see at a body shop
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      05-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #49
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Metropolitan collision is an awesome shop- I had my fender and bumper replaced and the paint match was flawless!
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      05-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #50
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Collision plus is great too!!! They did the molding on my aero lip and those of u who have seen it can chime in on how badass they did it.
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      05-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #51
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This question is about extended warranties, so not sure if this is the right place to post, but talking to my BMW service rep at Momentum, he was recommending MasterTech (based in The Woodlands) as a good company they work with that covers close to the advertised "bumper to bumper". I've also been looking at Carchex as another option. Any of ya'll have any experience with either of these companies or another ya'll would recommend?
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      05-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #52
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Metropolitan collision is an awesome shop- I had my fender and bumper replaced and the paint match was flawless!
I got my lip painted there cheap and quick! GREAT service.
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      05-07-2011, 07:39 PM   #53
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So I am thinking about upgrading my E90 with the new Performance suspension and I have been contacting bimmerworkshop up in Humble about the labor and stuff. They are charging me a little over a G for replacing my blown front ZSP shocks and I am not too thrilled to hear the news. I don't know what crazy number they will throw at me to install the Performance suspensions.

Are there other shops that you guys think can do my Performance suspensions?? I would prefer infos from personal experiences.
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      05-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #54
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So I am thinking about upgrading my E90 with the new Performance suspension and I have been contacting bimmerworkshop up in Humble about the labor and stuff. They are charging me a little over a G for replacing my blown front ZSP shocks and I am not too thrilled to hear the news. I don't know what crazy number they will throw at me to install the Performance suspensions.

Are there other shops that you guys think can do my Performance suspensions?? I would prefer infos from personal experiences.
You might as well get coils for 1k and install somewhere for 200..
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You might as well get coils for 1k and install somewhere for 200..
I did have coils man, FKs for about a year. I put my car back to stock before I move to Houston. This is what my ride used to look like with coils.






Since I am working now all week long with some Saturdays, I need a car that can go anywhere (since I travel a good amount) without worrying pot holes or steep slopes. I don't have a second car (used to have a X5) and I just want to keep my E90 a little bit longer until I can jump into something else. I want to stick with OEM so that I don't have to spend time/money down the near future to put my car back to stock again.
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      05-08-2011, 04:49 PM   #56
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I did have coils man, FKs for about a year. I put my car back to stock before I move to Houston. This is what my ride used to look like with coils.






Since I am working now all week long with some Saturdays, I need a car that can go anywhere (since I travel a good amount) without worrying pot holes or steep slopes. I don't have a second car (used to have a X5) and I just want to keep my E90 a little bit longer until I can jump into something else. I want to stick with OEM so that I don't have to spend time/money down the near future to put my car back to stock again.
Oh okay. Quickly run through the private classifieds for people selling their OEM suspension. You can pick those up for under 200 and just get it installed for way under 1000
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      05-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #57
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Discount tire has been fine with my previous vehicles, but if you've had bad luck about it, try C&C Northside Motors near Cutten Rd and 1960, they work on a lot of high end cars with large wheels/low profile tires
Just wanted to +1 the guys at C&C.

I initially went with all the hype to have my 335i worked on at Motorwerks. That was the worst decision ever. In the end, driving back and forth for them to keep fixing everything they messed up, cost me double by then having to go to C&C to get it done right. I used C&C for my S2K when I had it (before the 335i) but didn't think to go there with the BMW.

Now I only take my cars to C&C. Curt and Tony are great guys. Small/personable shop = excellent work. It's a bit more expensive then some run of the mill shops, but it's worth the piece of mind to get it right the first time.
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      05-13-2011, 08:48 AM   #58
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Just wanted to +1 the guys at C&C.

I initially went with all the hype to have my 335i worked on at Motorwerks. That was the worst decision ever. In the end, driving back and forth for them to keep fixing everything they messed up, cost me double by then having to go to C&C to get it done right. I used C&C for my S2K when I had it (before the 335i) but didn't think to go there with the BMW.

Now I only take my cars to C&C. Curt and Tony are great guys. Small/personable shop = excellent work. It's a bit more expensive then some run of the mill shops, but it's worth the piece of mind to get it right the first time.
agreed, i've been dissapointed with MW. they were about to charge me extra to install the correct wheelcaps for my DPE wheels (they installed these wheelcaps with nothing on it when DPE clearly supplied ones with their signature series design)
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Just wanted to +1 the guys at C&C.

I initially went with all the hype to have my 335i worked on at Motorwerks. That was the worst decision ever. In the end, driving back and forth for them to keep fixing everything they messed up, cost me double by then having to go to C&C to get it done right. I used C&C for my S2K when I had it (before the 335i) but didn't think to go there with the BMW.

Now I only take my cars to C&C. Curt and Tony are great guys. Small/personable shop = excellent work. It's a bit more expensive then some run of the mill shops, but it's worth the piece of mind to get it right the first time.
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agreed, i've been dissapointed with MW. they were about to charge me extra to install the correct wheelcaps for my DPE wheels (they installed these wheelcaps with nothing on it when DPE clearly supplied ones with their signature series design)
Great infos guys, guess that's somewhere I won't be going anytime soon.
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Great infos guys, guess that's somewhere I won't be going anytime soon.
on the other hand, i went to EVS motors in bellaire last week to get some coilover adjustments made and they were real accomodating and have a nice, new shop. So far they get a thumbs-up from me!

their equipment looks new, modern, and theyre also an authorized retailer for many wheels.
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      06-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #61
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Stereo places in Houston??? Wanna upgrade my Logic 7 to something that sounds better..

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      07-14-2011, 01:56 AM   #62
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If you guys need any mechanical work or upgrades hit up bmrtek (his name is rob) he is a tech down at bmw west. He is badass and gives awesome pricing on anything you need done. Ive had do work on my car several times and its always top notch service and hes a cool ass dude. He has been working on bmw's for over 15 years so he knows what hes doing and he also can refer you to one of their bodyshops who also do good work. I had my fenders rolled through them and they gave me a badass price too. His number is 832 three39 six100 tell him i sent you. Texting is the best way to get a hold of him and he also does other cars besides bmw fyi. I promise you wont be disapointed.
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I had a mtech kit painted at metropolitan collision. They were fast with excellent service. They did an excellent job doing a color match and install.
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      07-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #64
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I had a mtech kit painted at metropolitan collision. They were fast with excellent service. They did an excellent job doing a color match and install.
How much did they charge? I have mtech front and rear bumps on their way?
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any recommendation of shops on where to get brake calipers painted?
I called motorwerks and they wanted $1200.

Seriously, wtf!
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any recommendation of shops on where to get brake calipers painted?
I called motorwerks and they wanted $1200.

Seriously, wtf!
$1200 paint job!?!? They better be mixing 24K gold in the paint....


I would try DIY man, think someone posted DIY how to in the DIY section.
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