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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By wchewbaka
do a forum search of "shadowline trunk" and you...

do a forum search of "shadowline trunk" and you will see my car

the vinyl still looks great
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-30-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,513
Posted By wchewbaka
Has anyone considered - or looked into tinting...

Has anyone considered - or looked into tinting the moonroof? All that glass must be generating significant amounts of heat.

My Imperial Blue GT is the first car I have owned in a dark color - and...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,286
Posted By wchewbaka
The coding thread finally convinced me that the...

The coding thread finally convinced me that the car is more 7 series, than 5.

I need to get off my butt and solder up my cable and get started on some simple coding....
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-10-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,286
Posted By wchewbaka
All the pluses for the GT are well documented. I...

All the pluses for the GT are well documented. I agree with them all and I cannot be any happier with the car now that I have owned and driven it for the past six months.

My personal reasons are...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-23-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,796
Posted By wchewbaka
jad, here are a couple of posts I found: ...

jad, here are a couple of posts I found:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634997

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540474

sounds like the CDs are available from...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-11-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
very nice did you remove the side markers? ...

very nice

did you remove the side markers?

If so, how and did you have any difficulty?
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,073
Posted By wchewbaka
JAD, impressive. There has to be some pretty...

JAD, impressive.

There has to be some pretty high torsional forces on the hitch and receiver, particularly when you hit bumps.

I wonder your setup compares with 4 bikes on a typical hitch...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,829
Posted By wchewbaka
I wonder if some premium sound system features...

I wonder if some premium sound system features can be unlocked in iDrive. I am guessing that features like equalizer and even surround decode are imbedded but locked if you have not purchased...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
How difficult was the door handles? I did not do...

How difficult was the door handles? I did not do them because the strip is so small and I thought the frequent touching would knock the vinyl off. Let us know how that works out..

Also, for...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-05-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By wchewbaka
It's good that all is satisfactory with the...

It's good that all is satisfactory with the dealer. Enjoy the GT!
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,073
Posted By wchewbaka
JAD, the hitch is bolt on - right? I was...

JAD, the hitch is bolt on - right?
I was thinking of installing myself as I did install my hitch on the X5, however, now you got me thinking about the reprogramming of the rear sensors....

Let us...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By wchewbaka
Damn! you have more experience with dealers than...

Damn! you have more experience with dealers than any of us!
Plus, whichever car you decide on you get a great car - just enjoy if for the year and you will be happy!

Chill, buddy - all is good.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-29-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By wchewbaka
Lex, how long do you normally keep a car? I...

Lex, how long do you normally keep a car?
I haven't noticed if you said....
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-29-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
I mentioned black electrical tape in another post...

I mentioned black electrical tape in another post for a totally different reason, but it occurs to
me:

If you want to see what this effect looks like on your own car just cover the chrome strip...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-29-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By wchewbaka
Yep that all works as described on a 2012. ...

Yep that all works as described on a 2012.

Not much you do about the hatch. I would try black electrical tape for the duration of the movie...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-29-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By wchewbaka
MP, totally agree... 535 or 550, options (was not...

MP, totally agree... 535 or 550, options (was not sure about cameras - now indispensable), DH... Well written.

Just wanted to add the additional frustration of West Coast delivery.

My...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By wchewbaka
That explains alot. My C/A, when I asked him,...

That explains alot. My C/A, when I asked him, explained how dealerships were compensated through a holdback program, but others on the board have said that there isn't one. So it is just...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
After the install I could see that the vinyl can...

After the install I could see that the vinyl can scratch easily. However, it took a wax coating very well and is quite slick. Hopefully that helps with scratches.

Also, I have learned how to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,566
Posted By wchewbaka
If you do not want the entire CD loaded then you...

If you do not want the entire CD loaded then you will need to pre-load a USB flash drive with the tracks you want and use the port in the glove compartment. You can also pre-load a writeable CD disk....
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
I had not thought about it, but now that you...

I had not thought about it, but now that you mention it I probably will not change that. I expect them to get darker with heat anyway like my X5 exhaust did.

Just for the record I am not into...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-27-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
I used black vinyl purchased through Ebay. It...

I used black vinyl purchased through Ebay. It only takes a three inch strip to do the trunk chrome and that width is also wide enough for the side markers. I bought a roll of two feet by five feet...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,518
Posted By wchewbaka
I find the traffic alert system in the Nav system...

I find the traffic alert system in the Nav system to be pretty helpful. I usually program my destination, even though I know how to get there, so I can see if there are any traffic issues on the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-27-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By wchewbaka
I admit that I do not understand the...

I admit that I do not understand the lackadaisical attitude of your former dealer.

My dealership was sooo concerned about how they were doing and absolutely focused on how I was going to rate them...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-26-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By wchewbaka
Shadowline Trunk Trim

I blacked out the trunk chrome strip; parts diagrams id's it as trunk lid grip.

I used automotive black adhesive vinyl. Never had any experience with it but I wanted to experiment with it and see...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,523
Posted By wchewbaka
Expect about 4 weeks from Bremerhaven to your...

Expect about 4 weeks from Bremerhaven to your dealer through Port Hueneme (West Coast Delivery).

It is a long way across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and up the coast to CA.

My car...
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