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Old 01-06-2012, 11:20 AM
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Talking My x3 mods

I just ordered LED angel eyes, Audi Style side view LED strips, smoked side markers, and alpine SPS 410s speakers. as well as making the clear corner style headlights.

Also deciding on what rims to get....dont want anything too "flashy"...

I will post as many pics as i can, fir all the installs as well as try to make a DIY for the angel eyes for baking and attaching eyes etc.

i just ordered all the items and are all being shipped and should arrive to my house around the 12th..

WISH ME LUCK

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also thinking about retro fitting projectors....tell me what you think???
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:32 AM
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...Sounds sick. Snooki will love it....
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:39 PM
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...Sounds sick. Snooki will love it....
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:05 AM
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Don't get the snooki joke, I must have to be a dumbass to understand it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:58 PM
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Settle down professor. It was just a joke. Enjoy your car and have fun!

And since you asked i will give my vote for the nicest X3 wheels: BMW's own style 205. Pic below. I have a few pics in my profile on my car

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/alb...ictureid=23323
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:15 AM
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Settle down professor. It was just a joke. Enjoy your car and have fun!

And since you asked i will give my vote for the nicest X3 wheels: BMW's own style 205. Pic below. I have a few pics in my profile on my car

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/alb...ictureid=23323

Cubed you asked for it. Dish it out and expect to get it back.

Zep show some pictures when done. Always curious to see what folks come up with.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:59 AM
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hey cubed, do you have a bigger pic of your sig pic?
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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Go to Yahoo or google search engine. Choose "images" and search for BMW X3. Around the third page you'll find some of that "art car" E83
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:31 PM
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Settle down professor. It was just a joke. Enjoy your car and have fun!

And since you asked i will give my vote for the nicest X3 wheels: BMW's own style 205. Pic below. I have a few pics in my profile on my car

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/alb...ictureid=23323
i was kidding too, dont worry, and i have to find out where to get those rims, they are very nice i agree
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:32 PM
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does anyone think that i should be okay with going with CCFL angel eyes instead of LED....i have been PMing jay and he just pointed out to me that the eyes i ordered werent LED...stupid move on my part when i have been looking so intently to find LED eyes....very disappointed with myself lol
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:04 PM
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Carbon Fiber Roundel

Sorry to hear. BTW here is one of my recent "Mods" courtesy of my thoughtful wife.

Also, included was one for steering wheel, wheels, and trunk.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:10 AM
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I like that roundel. GZep i personally think the LED is too blue and youre better off going w/CCFL. Wont look as aftermoarket as the LED.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM
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I like that roundel. GZep i personally think the LED is too blue and youre better off going w/CCFL. Wont look as aftermoarket as the LED.
Thanks, It is carbon fiber weave but cant really tell in pic. I don't know enough about lighting to really comment. I do know that the ultra blinding blue lights drive me nuts and shoudln't be allowed on vehicles as they are dangerously blinding to other drivers.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:00 AM
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well i dont think that the LEDs would be strong enough to blind anyone especially in angel eyes....but i st4rongly agree with you
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:05 AM
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and does anyone know what color i should paint the amber reflectors to get them to look like the clear corners?
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:16 AM
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everything came in the mail today...should be doing install this weekend, possibly this friday
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:01 PM
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everything came in the mail today...should be doing install this weekend, possibly this friday

Two things.

Every finish this up?

And what shift knob would you pick? I am leaning toward the beryllium one

http://www.bimmian.com/X3/SHK/
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:49 AM
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Two things.

Every finish this up?

And what shift knob would you pick? I am leaning toward the beryllium one

http://www.bimmian.com/X3/SHK/
depends on your interior, if your interior and trim match it.....i personally like the beryllium or the powder coated black one...if my car was MT since i have black on blackish...i would love to have the powder coated black IMO of course so my vote is to the black one good luck

im gunna see if they have any nice ones for the AT x3
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:50 AM
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what do you think about the sprint booster?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:00 PM
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what do you think about the sprint booster?
Someone here tried it and said it had a minimal impact. Nothing noteworthy. I was thinking of asking my local Dinan speed shop if they could install a CAI without throwing any fault lights now that my X3 is out of warranty and I have nothing to fear from the warranty Nazi's.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:03 AM
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aww man, and hahah warrenty Nazi's lol, actually changed my mind....i lovee the beryllium one..
should i get the updated shift knob look?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:15 AM
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aww man, and hahah warrenty Nazi's lol, actually changed my mind....i lovee the beryllium one..
should i get the updated shift knob look?

I am doing it to get a "Shorter" shift feel to it as mine is stick. Still havent decided on what finish I will get.

May get the black to match my pedals.
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what do you think about the sprint booster?
I'm curious about getting this Sprint Booster, also.

Over at TDotPerformance they show the Model # as SBBM1002S
http://www.tdotperformance.com/servl...-BMW-X3/Detail

While over at Bavarian Autosport they show the Model # as SBBM0002S (after you search for a 2008 BMW X3 automatic transmission:
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

On their installation page, it appears the SBBM1002S is for a MINI
http://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/INS404.pdf

I'd rather buy it from Bavarian Autosport. Although the conversion price from Canadian to US dollars only makes it $2.50 more from TDotPerformance, your credit card company is likely to sock you with a conversion fee.

Anybody who has installed the Sprint Booster on the E83 auto tranny, which is the correct part number? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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sorry i dont know of anyone that had this mod done....cool mod that i considered though
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