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      03-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #67
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Carbon grey metallic is the best colour for that Panamera.
I am actually very traumatized with a jet black colour because all paint imperfections show up and it's hard to clean them up.
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I think the Panamera looks a lot better in very dark colours, but I'm with excoupe, to me it isn't a good looking car. However I've had friends gush over the looks of the Panamera so obviously the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Carbon grey metallic is the best colour for that Panamera.
I am actually very traumatized with a jet black colour because all paint imperfections show up and it's hard to clean them up.
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just drove the carbon grey metallic back home! was so relaxing after a 14 hour day, with the spoiler deployed
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Carbon grey metallic is the best colour for that Panamera.
I am actually very traumatized with a jet black colour because all paint imperfections show up and it's hard to clean them up.
Check this out:
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I hate to bring in a Top Gear reference here, but that show did a Rapide/Panamera/Quattroporte comparison, and I have to agree with them: The Quattroporte is heads and tails better in all facets then these other two.

http://www.maserati.us/maserati/us/e...port-GT-S.html

Now with a E90 question: Is there anywhere in Ottawa region that can install a Quaife LSD?
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      03-31-2011, 06:10 PM   #70
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Well, it seems this forum got some life lately. And, yes, let's set a date for the first official Ottawa BMW owners' 'get together' gathering. How about Saturday, May-14? I will take suggestions for a place. Anyone??
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I hate to bring in a Top Gear reference here, but that show did a Rapide/Panamera/Quattroporte comparison, and I have to agree with them: The Quattroporte is heads and tails better in all facets then these other two.

http://www.maserati.us/maserati/us/e...port-GT-S.html

Now with a E90 question: Is there anywhere in Ottawa region that can install a Quaife LSD?
I have to agree with you (or Top Gear) - the Quattroporte is way better looking car than the other two, especially Panamera. I drove along one just recently and it was my first time to see it in 3D......I still have nightmares.
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      03-31-2011, 08:22 PM   #72
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No one in Ottawa.
Try: info@bimmershop.ca
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May 14th sounds good.....just tell me when and where specifically.
I am thinking about somewhere quiet but accessible such as:
Tim Hortons @ 372 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1

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No one in Ottawa.
Try: info@bimmershop.ca
450-206-0677

Tell Seb, I refer you.
I see that you installed a Wavetrac. Any reason that you went Wavetrac over Quaiffe? Where did you get yours?

Also, did you get the complete final drive, or did you get just the pumpkin? What other parts do you need to do the install (axle seal set, ect)?
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Wavetrac is cheaper.
I got mine from http://www.namotorsports.net.
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I see that you installed a Wavetrac. Any reason that you went Wavetrac over Quaiffe? Where did you get yours?

Also, did you get the complete final drive, or did you get just the pumpkin? What other parts do you need to do the install (axle seal set, ect)?
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Anyone in Ottawa with a roof rack on an E90? Need some help.
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No one in Ottawa.
Try: info@bimmershop.ca
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May 14th sounds good.....just tell me when and where specifically.
I am thinking about somewhere quiet but accessible such as:
Tim Hortons @ 372 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1
I like your suggestion, it works for me. I will mark my calendar for May-14. Is 1pm good for everyone?
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Anyone in Ottawa with a roof rack on an E90? Need some help.
Not yet. I had a close look at the BMW one today as my friend picked it up for his 328. What was your problem/question?
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Yep, I've got one and a BMW box too. Great for road trips with the fam.
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Yep, I've got one and a BMW box too. Great for road trips with the fam.
me too, its cheap if you buy from tischer

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My 335i should be here in about 3 weeks, I have just checked. First thing I would like to do is to get clear shield and get windows tinted. Here is my little dilemma; should I get full clear bra or just standard which includes lower part of the hood and mirrors. Goldwing quotes me $225 for standard and $500 for full bumper, hood (just a section) and mirrors. I it worth it? Does anyone know of 'clearshield' brand? How good (or bad) it is and how it compares to 3M. Is Goldwing the best place for this anyway?
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My 335i should be here in about 3 weeks, I have just checked. First thing I would like to do is to get clear shield and get windows tinted. Here is my little dilemma; should I get full clear bra or just standard which includes lower part of the hood and mirrors. Goldwing quotes me $225 for standard and $500 for full bumper, hood (just a section) and mirrors. I it worth it? Does anyone know of 'clearshield' brand? How good (or bad) it is and how it compares to 3M. Is Goldwing the best place for this anyway?
I had goldwing do mine, not a fan. they do a good job, but too expensive.


don't bother to go to them

ask clairvoyant for the hookup for clear bra in ottawa...he has guys that are more cost effective and use newer stuff. they did our Porsche.
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ask clairvoyant for the hookup for clear bra in ottawa...he has guys that are more cost effective and use newer stuff. they did our Porsche.
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My 335i should be here in about 3 weeks, I have just checked. First thing I would like to do is to get clear shield and get windows tinted. Here is my little dilemma; should I get full clear bra or just standard which includes lower part of the hood and mirrors. Goldwing quotes me $225 for standard and $500 for full bumper, hood (just a section) and mirrors. I it worth it? Does anyone know of 'clearshield' brand? How good (or bad) it is and how it compares to 3M. Is Goldwing the best place for this anyway?
My M3 should arrive then also. Is your car on the Faust?

I'm having Shades do my tint and clear bra (bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors). Relatively costly but he does excellent work.
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does anyone install formula one tints in ottawa? i had to go to toronto for my 335
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Jeez...is it just me or does every second person in Ottawa have a 323 or 328???

There are so many BMW 3 series in Ottawa now! And Benz C-Classes...everyone seems to have a C230.

Everyone thinks they're a baller in their 3 series now.
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Try Richmond, BC. That place is like Benz and Bimmer sanctuary.....but then again It's Hongcouver.
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Is anyone coming to Otto's BMW next Tuesday for that X1 launch????

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Thank you, guys. I'll check them out.
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My M3 should arrive then also. Is your car on the Faust?

I'm having Shades do my tint and clear bra (bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors). Relatively costly but he does excellent work.
I do not know. How did you find out on which boat your M3 is? My is scheduled to arrive in Halifax on Apr-11.
I know of Shades. The guy did my Infinity QX4, back in 2002. Window tinting looks as good as on the day he installed it. Maybe we could work out a deal since a good friend of mine is looking at the same job on his E46 M3 he has just purchased.
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