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      08-19-2019, 11:29 AM   #45
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M steering wheel trim.

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It just makes the interior look so much better.

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      08-19-2019, 03:22 PM   #47
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Haven't done it yet but CDV removal
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M steering wheel trim.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

It just makes the interior look so much better.

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Installed illuminated gear stick. No longer have the car (E90 330d) but I liked that mod.
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      08-19-2019, 04:57 PM   #50
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Painted the silver inner drum on my brake rotors black to eliminate the possibility of rust. Looks super clean and will be doing this on all my rotors from now on (unless I just buy ones that have already been painted)
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      08-19-2019, 06:36 PM   #51
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I replaced the ring(s) around my START/STOP button with a pre-LCI ring after the LCI one I originally had was peeling. Also sprayed it with black plasti-dip, I think it looks really good and matches the interior well. Very close finish to the other plastic bits in the interior.
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      08-19-2019, 09:23 PM   #52
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Same. Except I went the cheaper route - Megan racing front strut bar. $80. Felt no difference. Wish it was black vs chrome.

Got pics of yours?
It's extremely lightweight.
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      08-20-2019, 11:55 AM   #53
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How easy is this to do? Mine is only a few years old and already wearing out.
Sorry for not getting back sooner, it's pretty easy. The only tough part was squeezing the tabs on the button assembly itself to remove it.
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Today I vinyl wrapped my ebay front lip gloss black.....it had turned a lightish gray color kinda like what black trim does after being in the sun for years.
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It's extremely lightweight.
I love all the "BMW Performance" products that came out with the E90, just wish they were easier to fine. I would love that strut brace, paired with the carbon bits from the Performance intake. I also think it's really nice it's not "M Performance" like pretty much all the new stuff is. I find all the M badge dilution abhorrent to be honest.
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- painted the door+window trims+grills black

- muffler delete (the factory muffler is heavy as sh!t)

- vinyl wrapped the woodgrain trim (brushed aluminum)

- replaced all door speakers with 4" Polk Audio coaxials

- added BT interface for phone use while driving
Got any before and after pictures? Maybe some info on how you did it?
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      09-11-2019, 01:39 PM   #57
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the 2010+ Storage compartment instead of the ash tray. God damn do I use that more than I thought.

Also getting the side reflectors shaved when I repainted the bumper. Just that much cleaner
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the 2010+ Storage compartment instead of the ash tray. God damn do I use that more than I thought.

Also getting the side reflectors shaved when I repainted the bumper. Just that much cleaner
Open tray or sunglasses tray? I opted for the sunglasses tray (every car needs a change compartment). Attempted to do the "lighted sunglasses tray diy) and it never lit up. Potentially a fuse
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I love all the "BMW Performance" products that came out with the E90, just wish they were easier to fine. I would love that strut brace, paired with the carbon bits from the Performance intake. I also think it's really nice it's not "M Performance" like pretty much all the new stuff is. I find all the M badge dilution abhorrent to be honest.
I'm personally not a fan of the strut braces in any form. While the carbon ones look cool, they do next to nothing (so perfect for this thread) except add one more piece that needs to be removed when working on the top of the engine.
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Open tray or sunglasses tray? I opted for the sunglasses tray (every car needs a change compartment). Attempted to do the "lighted sunglasses tray diy) and it never lit up. Potentially a fuse
Just the open tray. Being able to close it would have been nice but the open one is the perfect place for a phone. So that's where it goes
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Open tray or sunglasses tray? I opted for the sunglasses tray (every car needs a change compartment). Attempted to do the "lighted sunglasses tray diy) and it never lit up. Potentially a fuse
Just the open tray. Being able to close it would have been nice but the open one is the perfect place for a phone. So that's where it goes
Nice. I've found the closed tray works great for a phone, the lid works as a stand for it. Of course I've opted for a magnetic phone mount but that's all good
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Front license plate holder delete with color-matched button inserts.
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Front license plate holder delete with color-matched button inserts.
Best mod yet
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Debadged, and fitted "4D" plates. Subtle little things make all the difference!
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Debadged, and fitted "4D" plates. Subtle little things make all the difference!
Pics?
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Painted the lower mesh on the front bumper black. It just looked weird having a grey mesh lower with black kidney grilles.
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