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      04-29-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Carbon fiber interior trim

Does anyone have carbon fiber interior trim installed?
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      04-29-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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      04-29-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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Since somone posted black, I have to represent silver. This is my first ever post of my interior pics, I know I should post in pics, put this thread will be moved there anyway.
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That silver CF interior looks HOT! The only things is next time you take pictures of it make sure there's not that much sun hitting the surface. It makes it kind of hard to view the CF when it's reflecting so much of the sun back into the lens.

Other then that...HOT!!!!!!!!
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Yeah, I rushed the pictures. Just used my Pearl and bluetoothed them. When I get my LetherZ shift and gear-boots, I will take some pictures with my real camera.
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Damn all these other expense I have. I want to get CF eventually once I take care of my other, more important costs.

What about a CF short shifter?
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i prefer the black cf over the silver cf, just goes better with the black dash we have
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Did you get the int. from Rorsa?? What car is that Tron??
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Did you get the int. from Rorsa?? What car is that Tron??
Not from Rorsa. Another vendor. I got it from JLevi last summer. Due to poor customer service, I hate to even post where I got the trim from. Bottom line, I was shocked by their poor customer service, but the trim is B+ quality. There are some 'pits' in the weave. Furthermore, the dash tray cover simply did not fit. It took an hour and a half of dremeling to fit the piece.

However, the trim is bar far my favorite piece of the car. Actually, out all of the stereo systems in past cars, navigation systems, iDrive, the trim is still my favorite mod of all time. The pictures do not do justice to the 3-D effect. Wheras with the Burl Wood that came with the car left the cabin dreary in my opinion, the silver trim brightens the entire enterior.

And most importantly, whereas the AC Schnitzer trim is over $3,000 for everything, that is true, this trim was a little over $700. Thus, even with blemishes and fitments problems, it's a steal compared to ACS, Hamann, or Breyton.

The car is my 06 330i. I also added an authentic AC Schnitzer hand-brake handle, AC Schnitzer floormats, and e-bay Schnitzer pedals. I have Alcantara shift and hand brake boots coming from LeatherZ. Who knows when that will be..... Was supossed to have shipped April 27, now postponed to May 9..... Will post pics when installed.
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i prefer the black cf over the silver cf, just goes better with the black dash we have
I think black on black carbon fiber is a little dreary. Black carbon fiber looks incredible in cars with gray interiors. Too bad gray interior are so difficult to maintain, or I would defintely have gone with a gray interior with black carbon fiber trim.
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The silver on black definitely adds a sweet touch. I was thinking of going with the black CF trim but after seeing these shots...I'm going with the silver.
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Where did you p/u the AC mats, Brake Handle and Pedals...PM me...

Like the silver and black....
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Since somone posted black, I have to represent silver. This is my first ever post of my interior pics, I know I should post in pics, put this thread will be moved there anyway.
That looks sick mate!
Love the lighter trim on the black dash. I have the anthracite roof lining so itll be very dark if I got the black CF with black leather seats/ steering and roof!:rocks:
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Cool pics, TRON1043. The pics don't do it justice. The silver CF looks amazing in person. Great mod, James.
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Where did you p/u the AC mats, Brake Handle and Pedals...PM me...

Like the silver and black....
Got the Mats and hand brake from CEC wheels in California. cecwheels.com. Mats $315 if I remember??? The mats are really worth it, in my opinion. The OEM black is more like a really dark gray, the ACS mats are pitch black. The contrast looks great.

The hand brake was less than $200. Worth it to me. The e-bay knock-off of the hand brake is pretty good, but the real one feels much better to the touch. I find myself holding it quite a bit. Squeezing it in traffic grid-lock as a stress reliever. It's my second favorite mod next to the silver carbon fiber trim. Plus, installing the ACS hand brake only took like ten minutes, whereas the trim took around 3.5 hours. Not counting the 'dremeling' time to fit the ashtray cover.

Pedals are e-bay knock-offs. Actually glad I didn't get the real thing - although I couldn't have justified/afforded the $600 or so for the real thing any. A couple weeks ago, I actually got up close and personal with a set of genuine ACS pedals. The look is almost the same. The biggest differences: (1) the rubber on the ACS pedals is harder/firmer and (2) the 'AC Schnitzer' logo has a better quality embossing - it is set deeper into the metal.

Pedals are a bitch to install. Maybe I needed a stronger drill.... Actually f*cked up the brake pedal install. I'm going to try and replace the brake pedal this summer.

Still trying to find a gear knob with a double-ply weave to match my interior. But, as of konw, all the auto gear knobs with double-ply weave are E46 only.

Overall, if you have a black interior, nothing can enhance the look of your interior as much as the silver carbon fiber, to me at least.
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Cool pics, TRON1043. The pics don't do it justice. The silver CF looks amazing in person. Great mod, James.
Thanks Beau.
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Tron...Do you have the ebay site where you got the ACS Knockoff pedals...
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any ideas when the black carbon fibre will become available?
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