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      10-10-2019, 04:15 AM   #1
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I see the Carbon Precision Strut is now a no-cost option on the configurator for new F97 and F98 Competitions...



Nice for new customers. Not so great for us early adopters...
Wonder how loud they will laugh if I ask for a free retrofit

Boooo BMW. Boooooo.
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I feel scammed. Like really... >_<
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I see the Carbon Precision Strut is now a no-cost option on the configurator for new F97 and F98 Competitions...



Nice for new customers. Not so great for us early adopters...
Wonder how loud they will laugh if I ask for a free retrofit

Boooo BMW. Boooooo.
Worth asking...
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That is so not fair.....
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Early M car adopters always get screwed one way or another by BMW. They did at least make it clear that the carbon brace would be available later. Just didn't say it was free!
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I see the Carbon Precision Strut is now a no-cost option on the configurator for new F97 and F98 Competitions...
Nice for new customers. Not so great for us early adopters...
Wonder how loud they will laugh if I ask for a free retrofit
Boooo BMW. Boooooo.
It doesn't appear on the BMW USA Configurator site, so maybe this is only for International orders (I didn't check the X4M Competition, though).

Once it does become available, I wouldn't mind paying for the shipping and local Labor costs if BMW would at least make these available to us early purchasers. They could ship back the nearly new aluminum strut for use in future builds or repairs, so really would seem they wouldn't be out much. And it would be a Goodwill gesture, but again, not holding my breath.
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Is this yall's first BMW? BMW giving anyway something for free?
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Please excuse my ignorance but what’s the benefit of having the carbon brave?
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Please excuse my ignorance but what’s the benefit of having the carbon brave?
gives you a reason to pop the hood at cars n coffee
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Please excuse my ignorance but what’s the benefit of having the carbon brave?
Hard park that shizz yo!
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Too bad it wasn't a CF roof, otherwise I will cancel my order and re-order for the 3rd time, lol.
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Early M car adopters always get screwed one way or another by BMW. They did at least make it clear that the carbon brace would be available later. Just didn't say it was free!
I'd say being an early adopter carries a classic combination of advantages and disadvantages, with advantages being preferred more so. Other wise, one could not be an early adopter.
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What does the non carbon look like? Steel?
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Keep the hood closed at all time
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What does the non carbon look like? Steel?
Aluminium
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So it's a no-cost option in regards to the stock alu brace?

For a moment I thought the whole strut came as a no-cost option.

So no big deal really.
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So it's a no-cost option in regards to the stock alu brace?

For a moment I thought the whole strut came as a no-cost option.

So no big deal really.
What makes this "precision"?
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Part number: M Carbon Precision Strut 51 61 8 077 057. Based on Schmiedmann around 860£
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Please excuse my ignorance but what’s the benefit of having the carbon brave?
It's lighter and improves torsional rigidity.
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I see the Carbon Precision Strut is now a no-cost option on the configurator for new F97 and F98 Competitions...



Nice for new customers. Not so great for us early adopters...
Wonder how loud they will laugh if I ask for a free retrofit

Boooo BMW. Boooooo.
Why not just make it standard? And yes retrofits should be free how much does it cost to add later? How much did they originally charge?
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I see the Carbon Precision Strut is now a no-cost option on the configurator for new F97 and F98 Competitions...

[IMG]https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/zbQZtN.png[/IMG]

Nice for new customers. Not so great for us early adopters...
Wonder how loud they will laugh if I ask for a free retrofit

Boooo BMW. Boooooo.
This is a bit tough on those who care about these things!
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