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      03-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Wood >> Brushed Aluminum Trim Swap Completed

This is one of my favorite modifications. I bought the brushed aluminum kit from Tischer/getBMWparts, it arrived with all the bolts and everything ... ~1 hr to swap. Anyone debating doing this, go for it.
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very nice!
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i wish my car was 6mt looks great!
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Nice upgrade. Enjoy
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verrrrryy noooice!!
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i woulda wrapped it gloss black, then again i do like the contrast of silver.
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yeah anything was better than brown wood on black. Silver looks good
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Do they sell it as an entire kit or individual pieces? My driver's door brushed trim could use a replacement. Im 99% sure the previous owner had a lap dog or something. Looks like claw/teeth marks!
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yeah anything was better than brown wood on black. Silver looks good
Thank you gentlemen!
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Wood = ew.
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I like it in some applications. W/ saddle brown leather, for example.
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i woulda wrapped it gloss black, then again i do like the contrast of silver.
I thought of doing the glossy black plastic trim but I wanted the contrast of aluminum.
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i wish my car was 6mt looks great!
Thanks ... just get a 6MT next time, BMW seems to be keeping it around.
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Do they sell it as an entire kit or individual pieces? My driver's door brushed trim could use a replacement. Im 99% sure the previous owner had a lap dog or something. Looks like claw/teeth marks!
Yikes! I would send a PM to Evan@Tischer, see what he says.
E92 part number for front driver side door is 51 41 9 173 693
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Wow looks so much better! Very sporty
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I actually think the burl walnut looks nicer.
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Night and day difference!

Love the new trim and love your car!
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Brushed aluminum looks much better then the wood IMO.....nice
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Looks great! I'm thinking of doing this but I have a light tan interior, not sure what would look good with that....ugh
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Do they sell it as an entire kit or individual pieces? My driver's door brushed trim could use a replacement. Im 99% sure the previous owner had a lap dog or something. Looks like claw/teeth marks!
My door trim is also pitted... believe it's from the metal part of the seatbelt nicking it every time I unfasten the belt and let it return to its unextended position.
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nice upgrade. Wood is nice for the older set; most people on the forum I feel prefer sportier cf, piano black or the alum. Looks great and props for not skimping with a wrap.
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Do they sell it as an entire kit or individual pieces? My driver's door brushed trim could use a replacement. Im 99% sure the previous owner had a lap dog or something. Looks like claw/teeth marks!
My door trim is also pitted... believe it's from the metal part of the seatbelt nicking it every time I unfasten the belt and let it return to its unextended position.
Mine is also like this from the seatbelt. I definitely prefer the brushed aluminum to wood. Good upgrade, OP!
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really nice....one question...have you ever wanted to have iDrive? Or you find yourself really good without it? thanks in advance...
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Looks great! I'm thinking of doing this but I have a light tan interior, not sure what would look good with that....ugh
I am in the same boat AW with a light beige interior. I have seen some folks wrap their trim in carbon fiber and piano black. It contrasts really well. Especially if you accent it with smaller things in the same color such as black floor mats etc.
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