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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by randomy, Feb 20, 2009.

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    randomy

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    Good day to you all, thank you for having me and sponsoring a car club around my new obsession, BMW vehicles. It's feels very good to be here. :)

    I understand that there are benefits like discounts on labor and parts at certain mechanics or dealers, is this in fact true? Where or how do I locate one of these BMWCCA affiliated repairmen?

    Thanks .
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    granthr

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    Welcome to the Club!! :D

    Most BMW dealers offer anywhere from 10% to 20% off parts. Check Roundel advertisers. I have not heard of any offering a discount on labor. BMP Design also offers 10% off on parts to members. www.bmpdesign.com

    For an independent BMW mechanic check out http://www.bimrs.org/ to find one near you.

    To figure out part numbers go to www.realoem.com, very helpful in finding part number when going to order parts.

    drummerfc guest

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    Welcome...and enjoy!

    Any pics of the ride?
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    randomy

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    Thanks for the responses. I've already discovered realoem, and used toget part-numbers and have already replaced many items on my car.

    I haven't got any good photos yet, but here is one I took shortly after buying it. I have removed those clear lenses and replaced with a more smoked color lens
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    granthr

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    I like smoked lenses myself too! I haven't gotten them for my E36 yet. What brand did you go with?

    Are those wheels from a 7 series? I like them.
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    randomy

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    I purchased the lights from Ebay, and the brand on them is Depo.
    I believe that the rims are from a 5 or 7 series. The BMW part number is 36111182277
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    az3579

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    Those wheels are from an E32 7 series, no doubt. Nice offset. :)

    Welcome to our house of insanity!
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    CRKrieger

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    So you guys basically regard your lights as decorations, not actual illumination. In my book, that falls under the category of 'ricer'.
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    Bimmerdan

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    When it comes to headlights, I would agree that maximum illumination is the top priority but when it comes to the corners, as long as the lights are easily visible, I think a smoked lens will look much better than the clears he has on the car in the photo. I wouldn't consider that to be 'rice'.

    Now if he puts a park bench on the trunk and calls it a spoiler and then puts a big "Powered by Mugen" sticker in the back window.... Well, that's a whole different story...
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    granthr

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    Okay wise guys. :D I am running Hella H4/H1with euro phillips bulbs in both my E30s! Major candle power. My 318i also has Hella 500 fogs on it. So the road is well lit up! :D

    We were referring to his turn signals, front, rear, and side. Also, just so you know, Depo makes a nice set of euro headlights for the E36. A lot cheaper than the Hella ones and the Depo ones are glass too. BMP and Turner Motorsport sells them. They run H1 bulbs. I have not bought these yet for my E36.

    See I smoked my turnsignals on my 318i too.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Don't listen to Mister Crankypants!

    CR, he say:

    Heh! Don't mind those of us in the Old Guard too much! We just cranky because we can't afford 19-inch wheels!

    Hey, wait a minute. . . my Dinan$ ARE nineteens!

    At any rate, welcome to the loony bin.
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    granthr

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    Oh I am aware of CR's MO! :D I am just sorry I didn't get to meet his acquaintance at O'fest this past Sept. :(

    I do believe CR and I are on the same page when it comes to big lighting. I love going to Hella's website to see what they have come up with. I just like my turnsignals smoked! :D
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    CRKrieger

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    Yeah; we do need to do some 'beerage' sometime soon. [Where's da damn BEER smiley? What web forum only has eleven lousy smileys? :confused:] Hell; I didn't catch Satch in spite of my intentions to do so at Watkins Glen, even though I had to look at that damn flame job every time I looked out my hotel room window. :rolleyes: Maybe I will manage Atlanta this year.
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    randomy

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    I took a pic of my car by the train. enjoy :)

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