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deedward 01-11-2013 08:16 PM

Swap My Brushed Aluminum Trim for Wood Trim
 
I just picked up a new 2012 X3 35i M Sport (yes it's brand new, 35 miles) which has the Brushed Aluminum trim on the doors, instrument panel and center console.

I know it's a long shot, but is there anyone out there who has the Fineline Wave or Fineline Siena trim who wants to trade for my Brushed Aluminum? I can order the wood trim pieces but they are pricey.

I'd prefer the Siena but would consider the Wave.

You would have to have the SPORT automatic transmission as comes with the M Sport in order for the center console piece to be compatible with mine. The other 5 pieces are the same for all F25 models. If you have the non-sport transmission, we could still trade the door and instrument panel pieces and would need to buy only the correct center console piece.

Thanks!

Dan

Doug in NC 01-12-2013 06:16 AM

Curious.... Have you priced these parts at BMW? I may want to change mine too.

deedward 01-12-2013 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug in NC (Post 7307823)
Curious.... Have you priced these parts at BMW? I may want to change mine too.

Yes, discounted price for all 6 pieces in Siena is $770.66.

noka 01-12-2013 07:49 AM

Not sure what discount you got but if anyone is a BMWCCA member, some dealer parts departments provide approximately 10-20% discount, depending on the part.

link01 01-15-2013 02:50 PM

I also have brushed aluminum and would love to trade for wood trim. However, I heard the trim pieces on the door aren't trivial to remove. I didn't confirm, but they aren't pop in/pop out, but rather screwed in from the opposite side so you'll need to remove all 4 door panels to remove the 4 pieces of trim. Can anyone confirm this?

glennk 01-15-2013 03:41 PM

Is there something about the Aluminum Trim you don't like? (Have an order for the black leather and aluminum trim...interested to see what your thoughts are)

deedward 01-15-2013 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennk (Post 7315830)
Is there something about the Aluminum Trim you don't like? (Have an order for the black leather and aluminum trim...interested to see what your thoughts are)

Personally, I just don't like the look. I prefer the looks of the wood.

Jafeinst 01-16-2013 01:53 PM

Deedward- I have calls into 2 Dallas dealers and haven't received a response- have you gotten a quote for installation on top of the $770? Thanks!

glennk 01-16-2013 05:57 PM

Jafeinst: Check with Joe. It's a drive, but he's cheaper than the dealer. http://joesautobarn.net/bmw-mechanic.htm

seppieboy 01-22-2013 02:36 PM

Is there a website we can order the trim pieces online?
Also, for those who swapped their alums out, anyone interested in selling them?

deedward 01-22-2013 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jafeinst (Post 7318380)
Deedward- I have calls into 2 Dallas dealers and haven't received a response- have you gotten a quote for installation on top of the $770? Thanks!

I plan to do it myself so I didn't get a labor quote.

Dan

deedward 01-22-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seppieboy (Post 7330549)
Is there a website we can order the trim pieces online?
Also, for those who swapped their alums out, anyone interested in selling them?

Once I get my wood pieces and get them changed out, yes, I would be interested in selling my aluminum pieces.

What do you have now?

gfeiner 01-23-2013 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seppieboy (Post 7330549)
Is there a website we can order the trim pieces online?
Also, for those who swapped their alums out, anyone interested in selling them?

Goto realoem.com and enter the last 7 digits of your VIN. Then browse the parts to get the part numbers of the trim pieces you want. Then take those part numbers to www.getbmwparts.com

seppieboy 01-23-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deedward (Post 7331025)
Once I get my wood pieces and get them changed out, yes, I would be interested in selling my aluminum pieces.

What do you have now?

Just the plain silver painted trims, they look really cheap.

seppieboy 01-23-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gfeiner (Post 7331835)
Goto realoem.com and enter the last 7 digits of your VIN. Then browse the parts to get the part numbers of the trim pieces you want. Then take those part numbers to www.getbmwparts.com

thanks for the info!

Jafeinst 01-24-2013 06:42 PM

I finally received a quote from BMW of Dallas- they priced the trim components separately at around $1000 total and another $700 for labor which seemed highly excessive! I'll try the guy recommended in Dallas for labor but I'm curious how deed ward got the $770 quote- was it as a package? Do you have the part number(s). Thx.

deedward 01-24-2013 06:47 PM

I got my prices from Passport BMW in MD. I have ordered from them before and they provide great service and good prices as far as I can tell. The parts were priced individually. The prices from GETBMWPARTS.COM are very similar, some higher, some lower and total about $20 less.

glennk 01-24-2013 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jafeinst (Post 7336146)
I finally received a quote from BMW of Dallas- they priced the trim components separately at around $1000 total and another $700 for labor which seemed highly excessive! I'll try the guy recommended in Dallas for labor but I'm curious how deed ward got the $770 quote- was it as a package? Do you have the part number(s). Thx.

I'd check with Joe. He may be able to get them cheaper...but, you'll have to pay for tax and maybe shipping.

SilverX3 01-24-2013 09:25 PM

I changed e92 aluminum to carbon .... $680 on eBay Taiwanese made but top quality.... Piece of cake to change 45 min work max

seppieboy 01-28-2013 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverX3 (Post 7336543)
I changed e92 aluminum to carbon .... $680 on eBay Taiwanese made but top quality.... Piece of cake to change 45 min work max

i wish theres one for the f25

Jafeinst 02-02-2013 06:38 PM

I'm biting the bullet and having the trim switched out next week. If anyone is interested in the aluminum- great shape, 9 months old- just let me know.

six3 02-22-2013 10:33 AM

trim
 
i"ll trade you fineline wood for aluminum for a 2013

deedward 02-22-2013 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by six3 (Post 7397915)
i"ll trade you fineline wood for aluminum for a 2013

Do you have Wave or Siena? Do you have standard auto or sport auto trans?

Dan

six3 02-23-2013 09:03 AM

2013 X3 M sport automatic with tech package 4De fineline sienna wood

BrittanyBimmer 06-15-2013 02:13 PM

2007 bmw 328xi wood trim
 
I literally HATE the wood trim in my 2007 328xi bmw, i HATE it :mad: so if anyone has aluminum and wants to trade for wood I will trade asap!!!

heres pictures of my car, if anyone has aluminum that fits and wants to trade for this wood let me know

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...aff=national#0


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