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Old 12-21-2013, 01:29 PM
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Most sensible answer for a BMW auto.that it does have to do with efficient airflow!
It is redirecting air into a piece of plastic by the foglight that has no holes in it whatsoever, purely cosmetic at least on the car in the pic - they may actually help redirect air if one of the other models has an oil or coolant radiator behind it and they have some holes in that model.
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These little white things are very hard to see in my rear view mirror. Haven't made one out yet since they can't seem to keep up with me.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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Wise Guy with no brains

Do you do that in your ToyotaTundra?
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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What the heck are those two white things on the front of all new 335i BMWs?
I asked the dealer and he said they are there to make the car look sporty!
Look Sporty? Did he mean without them that the car would look like junk?

What are they for ? I would paint mine Flat Black as soon as I buy the car.

Anybody know the real reason that they are there?
And do they have to be white?

cosmoratso is a clinical psychologist employed by a Federal agency with no official name or association.

Those pieces are white to make the piece electromagnetically transparent - there is an antennae within. You won't find a reference to that on any publicly available parts list; diagram - only specially licensed BMW Master Tech's may perform work in that area.

We know that the metal beneath is part of the body structure, and we know that it connects to the ECU through the body structure, but we don't yet know what information stream is being broadcast or where receivers are. It is possible that at the low freq observed, that satellites process the signal.

Gentlemen, draw you own conclusions. If you have more to add, please post - thoughts?
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:39 AM
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Sounds feasible

You're not like that guy from South Florida that drives a Toyota Tundra.
Good for you. Thanks for your input
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You're not like that guy from South Florida that drives a Toyota Tundra.
Good for you. Thanks for your input
Did I have an aneurism and miss an important plot development in this thread... what's the deal with the Toyota Tundra?

And why all the hate on Tundras? Personally I'd love to own one. They are as fast to 60 as a 328, can tow a space shuttle, and carry more petunias than even an E91.


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It wasn't you. It was that guy from Orange County, California.
By the way, ask that guy . . . Maybe he will sell you his?
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Did I have an aneurism and miss an important plot development in this thread... what's the deal with the Toyota Tundra?

And why all the hate on Tundras? Personally I'd love to own one. They are as fast to 60 as a 328, can tow a space shuttle, and carry more petunias than even an E91.

Who wouldn't enjoy a Tundra? Neat trucks, trough I prefer full size heavy duty 4WD US diesel....way high up 'n' plenty o'room....delightful in bad weather....
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