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      02-25-2010, 06:25 PM   #265
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My understanding is that camber plates are primarily for track use. Is this correct? Since I am not really planning on tracking my car, I am not sure how these will be beneficial for me.
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You're not wasting your time. Like what was said previously, I think you would have a better chance going through the suspension forum.
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I'm kind of a remote start hater but as far as alarms go, I think your best bet is a factory BMW alarm. It integrates perfectly with the car and I believe is literally just a drop in type installation since all the wiring should be ready to go. I've been contemplating one for awhile now. I swear I ordered it when I got my car but I don't have one...

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Maybe we can both order the factory alarm and have a day set aside to get them both put in. Seems like the DIY thread is self explanitory. I know there is a little bit of extra work, but doesn't look like it's a full day install or anything.
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Maybe we can both order the factory alarm and have a day set aside to get them both put in. Seems like the DIY thread is self explanitory. I know there is a little bit of extra work, but doesn't look like it's a full day install or anything.

I've always wanted to mod for the light under the rear view mirror.

EDIT: Called the clown nose LED mod
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25207

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Maybe we can both order the factory alarm and have a day set aside to get them both put in. Seems like the DIY thread is self explanitory. I know there is a little bit of extra work, but doesn't look like it's a full day install or anything.
Its actually pretty simple, most e90s and e92s are pre-wired however expect to pay about an hour of labor time at the dealer to use progman to recode ecu.

Ipod adapter on the other hand ... its a pain with fiber cables. Also requires recoding when installed.
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Nice find Anvar. That does look like well taken care of car, and seemingly enthusiast owned. Too bad it's in Fargo otherwise I might have taken a look this weekend. Unfortunately I'm tied up the next few weekends... The aftermarket headlights would have to go though...
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Now THAT's what I'm talking about. This is going to be Gary and his 335

I love seeing ads like this - people that have used the car but have taken care of it at the same time. It would be fun to see it in person.

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Come on man, do you think I'll ever get to 90k miles the way I'm going? I do like the idea of a carpeted garage though

Can you believe I drove my car to work today? I don't know what's come over me
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Thanks for the offer Brian, but I don't think I'll be running the 335 on the track much. I'm looking for something a little less expensive with MT to play with
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I am curious, does anyone have a alarm/remote start in there car? I was looking to get one, but no one I talk to will touch a BMW. If all else fails, I will just go without one. It just would have been nice to get one put in.
I don't have an alarm in my E92, but I did have it fitted to my '06 E90 a few years back. I had it done at Motorwerks, and it was kinda spendy, in the region of $600. Like Kevin said in a earlier post, you can install yourself, but you still need to go to the dealer to have the software updated.

There are many viewpoints on the effectiveness of a car alarm (ie alot of people don't pay attention to them), but I still think about fitting one to my current car. As an added bonus you get the red light on the mirror activated and you can have a beep when you lock/unlock.
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lol - well - so this car is a '95 which makes it 15 years old and that's 6K a year. You're slightly off the pace but not impossible I need to see stock headlights - if they are way different I'd want the stockers too.

I can't believe you drove it! Bet you're glad you had those winter tires on there; mighta got stuck otherwise??

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lol, I nearly did get stuck a couple of times on 62, so glad I have the Wintersports

The headlights look like aftermarket items with angel eyes, and I'm just not a fan of angel eyes on bimmers that didn't come from the factory with them. Sorry!
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I would check to see the price difference between installed and not. I think on the E90s it's just a box that you plug in under the truck floor or something, right?

The thought of cutting/splicing wires on a BMW makes me cringe - they are complex enough stock...

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I believe anything pre-2010 (or maybe pre-2009??) is already wired for the alarm, so it's an easy install. There is a module you mentioned and the siren I think goes in behind the rear fender liner. Maybe also a motion sensor needs to be added inside the car, can't remember.
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lol - well - so this car is a '95 which makes it 15 years old and that's 6K a year. You're slightly off the pace but not impossible I need to see stock headlights - if they are way different I'd want the stockers too.

I can't believe you drove it! Bet you're glad you had those winter tires on there; mighta got stuck otherwise??

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My '07 just rolled over 45k. I look for reasons to drive it and I've enjoyed every mile!

While I understand and respect protecting a car from harsh winters...these cars are the ultimate DRIVING machine. They are not nearly as cool parked away in a garage!

Congrats Gary on breaking out your car today. It was a beauitful day to enjoy some spirted motoring dodging the craters in our crumbling freeways
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My '07 just rolled over 45k. I look for reasons to drive it and I've enjoyed every mile!

While I understand and respect protecting a car from harsh winters...these cars are the ultimate DRIVING machine. They are not nearly as cool parked away in a garage!

Congrats Gary on breaking out your car today. It was a beauitful day to enjoy some spirted motoring dodging the craters in our crumbling freeways
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My '07 just rolled over 45k. I look for reasons to drive it and I've enjoyed every mile!
While I understand and respect protecting a car from harsh winters...these cars are the ultimate DRIVING machine. They are not nearly as cool parked away in a garage!
Congrats Gary on breaking out your car today. It was a beauitful day to enjoy some spirted motoring dodging the craters in our crumbling freeways
I have 53k on my '07 and don't mind taking the longer routes. Let's not talk about the road conditions, I have bent 2 of my other wheels thinking that is just a simple puddle but actually a gigantic boobytrap.
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Your black wheels are bent? Man I'd probably have to call the suicide hotline of that were me If I bend another one I will have a hard time ever buying 19's again... I honestly love the 18" M3 wheels in that dark gray color...
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Yes, some of them are bent. However, they still hold air perfectly. Tires are still in good shape. I am planning on selling them in order to get those VMR V701 that Kevin had at the shop. I was thinking about downgrading to 18s but I like the flush look with the 19s.

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Where the pics at?!?
Also, is it just me or do the roads seem extra bad this year?
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Yea, it's seems that the roads are worse this year.
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Yeah 19's do fill up the wheel wells perfectly...

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I actually think a good compromise for my car at least is 18s with a beefy set of tires to fill up the wheel arches.
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There are indeed some nasty potholes out there - be careful! Some of the real bad ones I pass daily have recently been filled, but this time of year, the repair doesn't last too long...
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There are indeed some nasty potholes out there - be careful! Some of the real bad ones I pass daily have recently been filled, but this time of year, the repair doesn't last too long...
No kidding! There are some real nasty ones out there. I've only hit one so far this year and I lucked out pretty good. I cringe when i accidently hit one in my other vehicles, I really hope to miss them in the bimmer.
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I would check to see the price difference between installed and not. I think on the E90s it's just a box that you plug in under the truck floor or something, right?

The thought of cutting/splicing wires on a BMW makes me cringe - they are complex enough stock...

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I just called Motorwerks, but missed them by an hour. They closed at 4pm.
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I want to do the alarm but I have to wait until they figure out my Comfort Access issue. I'm going to be on my 4th and 5th keys now...
4th and 5th key?!?!? What's up with your comfort access system??
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It all started when I lost my key...
Well shit, just read the whole story here:
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WOW! Sorry to hear about your situation!

Now I definitely won't try to lose or misplace my keys.
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It all started when I lost my key...

Well shit, just read the whole story here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=29



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WOW! Makes me kind of glad that I don't have the CA system just in case I lose a key!!
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WOW! Makes me kind of glad that I don't have the CA system just in case I lose a key!!
Where are pictures of your car too??? I want to see this car of yours, we should grab some lunch or something.
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