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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-07-2014, 04:22 PM
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Question Interrior Trim Replacement

Hey, everyone. I'm interested in replacing all the wood trim panels with aluminum or aluminum cube trim and was wondering A: the ballpark cost for the parts, and B: how complicated of a DIY job it would be.

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Old 09-07-2014, 04:43 PM
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not complicated at all, theyre mostly held in with friction, some are screwed on. it wont be hard to remove them. the trim is pretty expensive, AFAIK its in the 500 dollar range for every piece of trim you need. i suggest looking for someone who wants to swap trim.
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Another alternative is to update your existing trim....paint it, cover it with Carbon Fiber-looking vinyl, Alcantara fabric, etc.
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Another alternative is to update your existing trim....paint it, cover it with Carbon Fiber-looking vinyl, Alcantara fabric, etc.
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Wrapping it is a lot cheaper and looks great. ECStuning has Aluminum Brushed Vinyl Wrap if you want to check it out.

Here: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...shed_Aluminum/
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Thanks, guys. Very useful info.
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