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      01-17-2022, 02:59 AM   #133
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The adjuster had the audacity to tell me the carbon tips can be found for $200 on eBay. I literally told him to ďfuck offĒ Iím like here is the invoice of my exhaust. Full exhaust with mid link and tips is about $8k and change for full retail. The tips are about $1900 now. I should let him buy it since it wonít fit and let him waste the $200. Really rubbed me the wrong way when he called me with that. My car is about $90k, do you think I would put $200 fake tips, the install on the exhaust is more the fake tips you showed me?! But I wasnít rude, I canít assume everyone is a car guy.
Did you notify the insurance of the upgraded parts when you installed them? I heard it must be in their system documented or they don't cover aftermarket parts regardless of who installed them, wondering if that's true.
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      01-17-2022, 09:03 AM   #134
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Did you notify the insurance of the upgraded parts when you installed them? I heard it must be in their system documented or they don't cover aftermarket parts regardless of who installed them, wondering if that's true.
Only if your insurance covers the aftermarket products. You need to tell them in advance for easier handling but they covered me for everything. Another adjuster handled my case which was great! My car was so new, I really havenít had the chance to update my insurance before I got into the accident. Only the exhaust tips were damaged and they fully paid it out for those which was great. Iím getting $1800 for the tips only and I get to keep the scratched tips.

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Did you notify the insurance of the upgraded parts when you installed them? I heard it must be in their system documented or they don't cover aftermarket parts regardless of who installed them, wondering if that's true.
Only if your insurance covers the aftermarket products. You need to tell them in advance for easier handling but they covered me for everything. Another adjuster handled my case which was great! My car was so new, I really haven't had the chance to update my insurance before I got into the accident. Only the exhaust tips were damaged and they fully paid it out for those which was great. I'm getting $1800 for the tips only and I get to keep the scratched tips.
"And I get to KEEP the scratched tips"

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      01-18-2022, 03:00 PM   #136
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Welcome back. Did they get it right?
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Welcome back. Did they get it right?
Yea itís perfect. I had to adjust the angle of the exhaust tips and that was it. Now Iím back on Miami roads driving Miami style. Will drive to Seattle in a month or two.
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      01-19-2022, 12:07 PM   #138
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Stunning color combo.. Would be nice to see this on a M3/M4.
I was thinking the very same thing!
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      01-27-2022, 08:36 AM   #140
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Where did you get that cf diffuser?
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      02-01-2022, 09:17 AM   #141
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Where did you get that cf diffuser?
Itís the oem diffuser lolÖthe most expensive one. You donít wanna know how much I paid for it.
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      03-29-2022, 11:42 PM   #142
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added oem mirror caps. I also ordered the wrong spoiler (x5m) found out the hard way so now I gotta wait another 3 weeks.

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      04-03-2022, 04:31 PM   #143
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added oem CF paddles for more gains and confidence
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getting into the left release clip was annoying, I recommend a flathead screwdriver, we used a different type of tool. We had trouble aiming it into the guided path for the release clip. Also don't close your trunk after unplugging the battery, that was annoying too.

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porkipine69 This is still one of the nicest colors I've ever seen on an X3 M. If they had this color available on the pre-LCI models there's a 99% chance I would've selected it.
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got my PS4 on last Friday....

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the michelins are much better!
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got gas cap, intake box, and spoiler. I need to redo the spoiler and use the recommended K1 bonding agent.

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      05-08-2022, 09:34 PM   #152
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I need to redo the spoiler and use the recommended K1 bonding agent.
is the included 3M VHB Tape not enough? I assumed that adding a few more pieces of 3M tape and using some adhesive promoter would be enough instead of going the betalink route. I personally never used betalink on other spoilers so I'm interested on your take. thanks
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I used alcohol and a rag, itís sticking very well, i repositioned and didnít put anything else. The sun kept the 3m tape sticky, if any parts lift, I will add some type of glue. If you center it with an even amount of gap on both ends of the spoiler, it seems to be ok. Iíve gone pretty fast several times today and I checked it at the end of the night and seemed to be fine.
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