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Hi all - brand spanking newbie here and I'm on the threshold of buying a 2001 330i and I'm up against two barriers.
One: it's going to be my wife's car and I'm having a really hard time keeping her in a manual transmission, but I think I can do it if we find the right car.
Two: we FOUND a car that's all perfect EXCEPT that it has the aluminum-look interior trim, and she REALLY wants the woodgrain trim (which I normally don't care for, but in the black-on-black it looks pretty classy).
In my test driving experience, the factory trim isn't OUTSTANDING quality in fit and finish, so I wouldn't mind replacing it to get the look that she wants (if it will get her into that 5-speed!). Seems that most places I've seen only have dash kits for the E36 though. Has anyone found a GOOD quality interior wood trim set for the E46s? I'd love to hear about it!
Originally posted by anthony303@Sep 3 2004, 12:08 AM i have an 03' xi in wood that im trying to get rid of. Its in great condition and i would be down for an even trade? Just thought i would put the offer out there
I was thinkin the same damn thing. I guess you beat me to it! ghead
Sounds like most people prefer the aluminum and I could manage a trade pretty easily, eh? I honestly like the aluminum better myself, but it's HER car and I'd rather make the car the way she wants it if I possibly can, you know?
How difficult is it to remove and reinstall that stuff? I'd be interested in doing a trade with an interested party for sure. (Still assuming we actually purchase this car today... fingers crossed).
I had to temporarily remove my wood trim when I straightwired my radar detector. It all comes out pretty easily. You just have to work it back and forth and be patient. A large flat headed screw driver covered in a soft rag prevents any scratching. For the most part, it is a male prong into a female hole. :P
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Originally posted by anthony303@Sep 28 2004, 10:33 PM hey mercyking def. interested e-mail sent! although im not sure if it would work seeing as tho i have a sedan? Anyone know?
Whoa, no way. It won't work. I have a 330Ci and there is no way a sedan's trim can be swapped with it. Not sure if the front doors will swap but for sure the rear coupe trimmings will not fit on a sedan's rear doors.
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