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Old 05-16-2003, 05:33 PM
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Can someone post a good pic of the titanium-finish trim?

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Old 05-16-2003, 05:39 PM
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Re: Can someone post a good pic of the titanium-finish trim?

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go to the showroom and search


here is aluminum trim, even better

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...threadid=28747

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Old 05-16-2003, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the "plug" but those pics of mine don't do it justice. I'll try to take a few more interior shots over the weekend and will post if worthwhile but I suspect the subtle beauty of the trim (and varied appearance under different lighting conditions) won't display well. The more I look at it the more I like it. It's at least as classy and elegant as any wood trim and is much more suited to my black interior, IMO.

Too bad you guys in the 'States can't get it from the factory!
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Old 05-16-2003, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the "plug" but those pics of mine don't do it justice. I'll try to take a few more interior shots over the weekend and will post if worthwhile but I suspect the subtle beauty of the trim (and varied appearance under different lighting conditions) won't display well. The more I look at it the more I like it. It's at least as classy and elegant as any wood trim and is much more suited to my black interior, IMO.

Too bad you guys in the 'States can't get it from the factory!
Aluminum really is a lot better than titanium trim. I thought about taking my wood trim out to put aluminum
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:51 PM
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Too bad you guys in the 'States can't get it [titanium trim] from the factory!
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Aluminum really is a lot better than titanium trim. I thought about taking my wood trim out to put aluminum.
I am confused: I didn't order the wood finish (I think wood belongs with pre-1960s British cars). I thought I was getting the titanium finish. No?
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:28 PM
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I am confused: I didn't order the wood finish (I think wood belongs with pre-1960s British cars). I thought I was getting the titanium finish. No?
You are definitely getting "titanium" trim. It's actually a silver-finish plastic trim and is quite attractive in its own right. Titanium trim is standard here in Canada as well.

The "it" in my post (which you quoted) refers to real brushed aluminum trim, which we in Canada can get as a factory-installed option. As tgravo2 says, it (aluminum) is even nicer.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:40 PM
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My mistake, Gary.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:48 PM
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My mistake, Gary.
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No problem.

Actually, I realized, after posting it, that my original reply to tgravo2 might be ambiguous to anyone but the 2 of us.
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Old 05-17-2003, 03:04 PM
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Here is a picture of my titanium trim (that I put in myself) and below is the original wood trim





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Old 05-17-2003, 03:09 PM
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Oops . . . that was the interior to my old 330Ci . . . this is the picture I meant to post

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Old 05-17-2003, 03:16 PM
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If that's real aluminum it's different from what tgravo2 and I are talking about. Mine (Capitalist also has it in his 325i) has overlapping semi-circular brush marks which create a subtle "striped" appearance, which is just visible in my pics. Are you sure yours isn't the regular "titanium" trim which I know is also available as an accessory in the U.S.?

P.S. I see that you've now edited your post and changed "aluminum" to "titanium". I'm not deleting this post since I think it gives a useful description of the aluminum trim, for those who might be interested.
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Old 05-17-2003, 03:31 PM
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If that's real aluminum it's different from what tgravo2 and I are talking about. Mine (Capitalist also has it in his 325i) has overlapping semi-circular brush marks which create a subtle "striped" appearance, which is just visible in my pics. Are you sure yours isn't the regular "titanium" trim which I know is also available as an accessory in the U.S.?

I posted in a rush (getting ready for a dinner out tonight while surfing the board), you are 100% right, it is the titanium trim . . . It is plastic and light (weight wise) as can be. The wood trim seems like much better quality in comparison.
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Old 05-17-2003, 03:45 PM
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Well, if that's the case you've answered PG's request when he/she started this thread. I'll thank you in his/her absence.

As you say, the titanium trim, although it looks good, feels rather "flimsy". The real aluminum is much better in this respect.
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Old 05-17-2003, 06:26 PM
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Here in the U.S. you can only get titanium or wood on a 3er. When I said I thought about getting aluminum for my 325 instead of wood I meant aftermarketly buying the aluminum trim and replacing it myself. Sorry for the confusion guys.
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Old 05-17-2003, 07:47 PM
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I have some interior shots of my topaz blue with titanium here. (scroll to bottom 3 pictures of interior)Click here
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