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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Occhi Occhi is offline
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Not handy...

I have read here that mudflaps and chrome tips are easy to install. Well.....aside from not being handy, I am totally clumsy and definitely do not trust myself. Should I just pay the dealer to install these things or order the parts and have someone else to do them for less?

I noticed that basically it is an additional (on top the $60-$70 for each pair of the mudflaps) $70 for front and another $70 for rear to install the mudflaps here. If it is not quick and easy to install, why is it $140 or more for just the labor? How much is it going to be to slip on the chrome tips?

Feedback as always much appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Really, both of these are SERIOUSLY easy to put on. I'm sure you can find a family friend or business associate that feels comfortable doing it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:44 PM
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I am too scared to try to do it myself. One time, I was going to wipe off some dirt on top of the engine of my old car (left the car on-found out this is a no no). Dropped the towel into the engine. Turned the car off to remove the towel and slipped off the belt in the process which messed up the power steering.

I can just see myself going to insert the chrome tips and it gets stuck and I have no idea what to do or end up trying to fix the situation in the process bending the hell out of it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:46 PM
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LOL - I respect a man who knows his limitations...find a local garage/friend that has good references to do it - a BMW dealer does not have to do it....
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