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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:24 AM
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Got rid of the wood.

I took out the Vavona wood trims and replaced them with these. What do you think?





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Old 10-09-2012, 06:31 AM
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looks just like my car's trim. There's nothing fancy about this look really, b/c as you probably may already know, that fake carbon fiber trim came stock on all the 528 w/ sport pkg.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:45 AM
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I want that trim sooooooo bad!

It's technical graphite right?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:23 AM
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I took out the Vavona wood trims and replaced them with these. What do you think?
looks great!
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:35 AM
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I want that trim sooooooo bad!

It's technical graphite right?
It is.

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looks just like my car's trim. There's nothing fancy about this look really, b/c as you probably may already know, that fake carbon fiber trim came stock on all the 528 w/ sport pkg.
Much better than Vavona wood trims.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:50 AM
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I dig it.. Blends well with the car
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:08 AM
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You grey interior looks great with the new trim. I have a 02 525 with Sand Beige trim that needs some of it replaced. Are you interested in getting rid of the Vavona and sending it to a good home?
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man, i must need new glasses...b/c i don't see how that cheap azzz black trim looks better than wood?
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Looks really good.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:47 AM
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man, i must need new glasses...b/c i don't see how that cheap azzz black trim looks better than wood?
Your glasses is fine. Personal reference: wood trim doesn't go well with gray interior.
Wanna trade yours for Vavona wood?
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Makes a boring German interior even more boring, but that's just me; I also find monochrome tail lights boring.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:59 PM
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I think it looks good.

I have a beige interior on my 530i with the Vavona wood trim which has some minor cracking going on, I would like to replace it at some point but don't see many other trims that would go well with beige interior and can't seem to find a decent price.

Do you guys know of any good combos with beige and any reputable places to get it for a decent price?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:52 PM
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I always prefer to have wood....
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:09 PM
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Funny thing. For me the wood is what makes this car special. It reminds me of this story:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...824-24qa0.html

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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Funny thing. For me the wood is what makes this car special. It reminds me of this story:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...824-24qa0.html

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ahhhahh I LOLed long and hard at that one. Is that story really real?

BTW, digging the interior upgrade tmv. Wish I had some brushed aluminum in my interior.

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I think it looks good.

I have a beige interior on my 530i with the Vavona wood trim which has some minor cracking going on, I would like to replace it at some point but don't see many other trims that would go well with beige interior and can't seem to find a decent price.

Do you guys know of any good combos with beige and any reputable places to get it for a decent price?
TMV,
I really like the graphite trim with you car's interior...!
It works very well together IMO.

Tiko,
I would look in the classifieds for some used trim for-sale.
However, sometimes wood trims from another car does not match completely.

Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:33 PM
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Thanks guys. It's my car and I'm happy with the new trim.

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Funny thing. For me the wood is what makes this car special. It reminds me of this story:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...824-24qa0.html

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Weird reminder.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:41 PM
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love it. don't like my wood at all.
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almost looks like what i have did you replace factory or wrap with 3m?
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Never underestimate the value and benefit of a good wood.
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Why does this whole chain sound like a Cialis commercial ? :-)
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:24 AM
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Hey fortunateson I have a set of vavona. Brand new.
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almost looks like what i have did you replace factory or wrap with 3m?
It's not wrapped. It's Technical Graphite trim.
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Vavona looks nice on black interiors.

Plus old guys like to sport wood.
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It's not wrapped. It's Technical Graphite trim.
same one i have, looks great
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