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Brads BMW E46 M3

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby bennn » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:54 pm

I think that gearknob looks horrendous. Much prefer the standard SMG one or the storm ones. I think alacantara gaiters and steering wheel would look awesome in your car tho!

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 pm

I think that gearknob looks horrendous. Much prefer the standard SMG one or the storm ones. I think alacantara gaiters and steering wheel would look awesome in your car tho!

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I'm just going to see what I think when it arrives. Problem is I hate the smg. And I think stormworks is very expensive because I'd want the full set, gear knob, handbrake and paddles so it all matched.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby bennn » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:00 pm

I think that gearknob looks horrendous. Much prefer the standard SMG one or the storm ones. I think alacantara gaiters and steering wheel would look awesome in your car tho!

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I'm just going to see what I think when it arrives. Problem is I hate the smg. And I think stormworks is very expensive because I'd want the full set, gear knob, handbrake and paddles so it all matched.
Sorry mate didn't realised you'd ordered it - was just giving you my thoughts. Will be better having one that lights up anyway, always thought it was weird that the SMG ones didn't!

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:02 pm

I think that gearknob looks horrendous. Much prefer the standard SMG one or the storm ones. I think alacantara gaiters and steering wheel would look awesome in your car tho!

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I'm just going to see what I think when it arrives. Problem is I hate the smg. And I think stormworks is very expensive because I'd want the full set, gear knob, handbrake and paddles so it all matched.
Sorry mate didn't realised you'd ordered it - was just giving you my thoughts. Will be better having one that lights up anyway, always thought it was weird that the SMG ones didn't!

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that's alright mate. Got it at a cheap price, so hoping to wire it in and see what I think. Anything will be better than the current rubbish thing. If I don't like I shall sell on and get stormworks.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:43 pm

So the knob looks like the below. I've not wired it up yet but I'm really not sure if I'm keep. Thinking of selling and just going stormworks.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Jamie » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:19 pm

yer sorry mate - that looks dog shit! cheapens look of a class interior IMO.
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby 748adam » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:27 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
this!

looks like an eBaytastic effort, Standard knob all the way
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:49 pm

Yeah really disappointed with it tbh. Standard looks better but still looks crap tbh the top of it is all rubbish. Debating stormworks or a new original one.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:01 pm

Yeah really disappointed with it tbh. Standard looks better but still looks crap tbh the top of it is all rubbish. Debating stormworks or a new original one.
Stormworks look awesome, do it :D

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Just so expensive when you think what your buying. But think it's gonna happen tbh the titanium ones.

Can also get a Csl front bumper (rep) for a cheap price and as I need a new front bumper and I do love the csl but worried about it becoming a rep. But m3 bumpers are so hard to come across in good condition.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:01 pm

So as usual eBay strikes again for a bargain. Found a titanium stormworks gear knob, gaiter ring and handbrake with button for a great price. Must have been fate as they never usually comes up. Got it at about a 3rd of the price which I'm over the moon at. Now need to decide whether I get the paddles to match....

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:38 pm

Now have paddles to match at not far off half the retail price. So pretty successful night :)

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Jamie » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:15 am

happy days :)
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:01 am

So as usual eBay strikes again for a bargain. Found a titanium stormworks gear knob, gaiter ring and handbrake with button for a great price. Must have been fate as they never usually comes up. Got it at about a 3rd of the price which I'm over the moon at. Now need to decide whether I get the paddles to match....
The universe is looking out for you...

CSL bumper is kinda rep territory IMO, see if you can hold out and maybe the universe or Ebay will find something for you...

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby 748adam » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:05 am

sounds like a great nights work!
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:09 am

Yeah well chuffed tbh. Now just got to sell the others. And yeah think I'm gonna wait for a good condition one as don't really want a full rep. I'd like the boot maybe and more than anything the airbox but that's £1500!! Could I get mine repaired ?

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:49 am

Yeah well chuffed tbh. Now just got to sell the others. And yeah think I'm gonna wait for a good condition one as don't really want a full rep. I'd like the boot maybe and more than anything the airbox but that's £1500!! Could I get mine repaired ?
What is actually wrong with your bumper brad??

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:17 am

It's as if someone before me has caught it on a kerb reversed back and the bumpers dragged and cracked the bottom but also pulled it out where the lower grill should sit so that doesn't sit right

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:50 pm

It's as if someone before me has caught it on a kerb reversed back and the bumpers dragged and cracked the bottom but also pulled it out where the lower grill should sit so that doesn't sit right
A body shop should be able to fix that surly, it may work out cheaper and you still have the original bumper.

Get it fixed Brad.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:14 pm

Looks like the below

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