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      04-03-2011, 10:19 PM   #771
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Tired of this stupid brake dust. Bought some new brake pads. Any one have experience and tools to help me put them on? haha
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^^^ I just read the DIY on the site. There aren't any special tools required. Just be careful changing out the sensors. You don't want to break them. Also, be sure to check your rotors to see if they have grooves in them. If they do you will need them turned (even though BMW recommends that you always replace them instead). Good luck. I need will be changing my pads to low dust pads in the future. The stock ones are a pain the ass. My wheels always look like they are gunmetal, even though they are silver.
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      04-04-2011, 07:29 PM   #773
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Planning to order another HID kit. Anyone had and experience with 55w HID from DDMtuning? I've had the 35w, just wondering how the 55w would do in the Foglight or Xenon placing.
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I wouldn't bother with a 55W kit in the fog lights. I have a 35W kit in my MTech fogs and they're barely useable since the reflector beam pattern is altered. I wouldn't want to add any more heat in those tiny, plastic-built fog light housings either. At least the MTech fogs use glass optics.
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Yea, for the Fogs I'm getting 35w. Was wondering in the Pre LCI Xenon..if I could get a 55w in there
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Dang someone needs to do the M3 LED cluster mod. And do mines too. Roger? I think you're up for it. hahaha and did you find the LEDs we were looking for? I might just do the 7500k until we find it.
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Soo I just got my hpfp recall letter...
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      04-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #778
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Soo I just got my hpfp recall letter...
You might be eligible for injectors also.

Classic is ready to do mine anytime but I figure why fix it if it isn't broken?

There is a new calibration out though: E9X-11-03-502. I figure I might as well get the car updated before I start on the coding work.
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Dang someone needs to do the M3 LED cluster mod. And do mines too. Roger? I think you're up for it. hahaha and did you find the LEDs we were looking for? I might just do the 7500k until we find it.
You know I'm gonna need a much better soldering iron to get those tiny LEDs to work! I'm thinking pretty hard about that cluster mod but kinda holding out for a used M3 cluster. With a little coding magic, I can get the temperature-variable redline to work on the 335i and no soldering required!

Unfortunately I haven't been able to peel away from work lately and am traveling back and forth to Denver this week, but need to get to work on those LEDs. I might have a source but need to make sure they're actually 8500K. If you want to start looking, try to track down one of two part numbers from Cree:

XPGWHT-L1-0000-00G51
XPGWHT-L1-0000-00H51

I'm using the G51 in the "0D" bin, which falls right around 7500K according to Cree's ANSI Cool White chromacity chart. The XP-Gs are available in only one color temp cooler, and that's the "0A" bin. The "0R" bin might work too for a more violet-looking color, but "0B" starts to look greenish. The ones in your current fixtures are supposed to be from the "1A" bin.



EDIT: this source looks interesting. A R4 emitter from the 0A bin:
http://www.earthtron.com/product_pag...L1-0A0-R4-0-01
And a R4 from the 0R bin:
http://www.earthtron.com/product_pag...L1-0R0-R4-0-01

There's another chromacity color chart that I haven't figured out binning yet. Cree shows some bins that go all the way to 10,000K.

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Soo I just got my hpfp recall letter...
boooo! have you had any problems with it?
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      04-05-2011, 07:16 AM   #781
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No problems yet. No signs of failure. Might go ahead and do it anyways since I have some other stuff that needs to be done.
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No problems yet. No signs of failure. Might go ahead and do it anyways since I have some other stuff that needs to be done.
They did my hpfp when i had my car at the dealership when we had the snow. I really want to check the plugs/packs on my car. I swear it idles slightly different after they did my plugs a while back.
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Soo I just got my hpfp recall letter...
Ha...just dropped my car off at Classic this morning to do my HPDE inspection/brake flush and a couple other things. I haven't received a letter, but they said I'll be getting a new HPFP. I've never had any symptoms, and never had it replaced (42k miles). If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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      04-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #784
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Back in the game again!
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Ooo....nice addition to the pictures huh?
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test fitted! will need more 3m tape..
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test fitted! will need more 3m tape..
are you talking about the front lip? curious what it looks like from the side
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Nice! We should set up some sort of charity rally or something..lol. Get some group pics! Even the BMW group is bigger in TX! (Not really )
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If license plate "HTFU" is on here, you drive like a royal cocksucker. Pre-LCI e92 335
Havent seen or met anyone with that plate..what happened?
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ive seen that car at the gym..he goes to the LA fitness i go to. He is a douchebag so it doesnt suprise me that he drives like one.
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The famous Blake is back. haha hows the GTR?
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