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      04-18-2015, 02:26 AM   #23
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how does the m4 paddles differ from the original (feedback)? does it feel different?
The M4 Paddles are much sleeker and made of metal compared to the original plastic ones. They have a much nicer feel to them and are better to reach.
There is a comparison pic in my first post, the M6 and M4 paddles are identical apart from the electronics.
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2014 BMW 328i  [5.00]
Love everything about this F31, it's a beauty

Tried convincing the wife this is the way to go for a family car, but with 3 little ones, she won't have any part of it
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      04-18-2015, 11:05 AM   #25
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Thanks all for the nice comments!
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      04-18-2015, 03:23 PM   #26
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Oh, schönes Auto.

I like the Alcantara bits in the interior. If I were you, I'd add the ceramic controls and OEM leather dashboard to top it off (really shame you can't get it with Alcantara trim as the plastics are bad)!
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      04-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #27
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Thanks!
I would have ordered the leather dash in a heartbeat if available.
But a retrofit is way too invasive and I couldn't stand the rattles after.
Adding the ceramic controls would add another Metal color and I like the pearlchrome throughout.
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Love your F31, looks absolutely beautiful and unique while using only OEM parts. Just a quick question, would retrofitting the m4 paddles be just plug and play or would you have to reverse some wiring (I heard on another thread that unless you tinkered with some wires the left paddle would shift up and the right one would downshift)?
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Love your F31, looks absolutely beautiful and unique while using only OEM parts. Just a quick question, would retrofitting the m4 paddles be just plug and play or would you have to reverse some wiring (I heard on another thread that unless you tinkered with some wires the left paddle would shift up and the right one would downshift)?
Thank you!

The M4 paddles are a direct fit, no mods required.
On M6 paddles (which are easier to obtain) you have to switch the electronic with your F32 paddles (see the pic in my first post) to get them to work properly.
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      04-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #30
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You are a car guy! Awesome job. Way to make something great, greater.
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      04-19-2015, 03:53 PM   #31
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I love your choice of OEM+ mods. Nicely done.
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Interior pics:
Love everything you have done as it's all subtle and not in your face. Really like the Alcantra interior, what's the maintenance like?

Those M4 mirrors really look the part as well - congrats.
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Thanks again guys!
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Love everything you have done as it's all subtle and not in your face. Really like the Alcantra interior, what's the maintenance like?

Those M4 mirrors really look the part as well - congrats.
The alcantara is quite easy to handle, as I don't have kids or pets!
The only downside is the dust it creates.
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Please tell me more about the knee pad..

Did you have to replace the entire center counsel? I want to do this with the OEM leather.
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Please tell me more about the knee pad..

Did you have to replace the entire center counsel? I want to do this with the OEM leather.
The knee pad is part of the upper center console cover.
These are the part no. The bolster itself is always black. The colour indicated is the colour of the stitching. The Black bolster has white stitching.

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      04-28-2015, 06:18 AM   #36
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Some fresh pics of a small cars&coffee in Austria:
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      08-15-2015, 11:05 AM   #37
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F3x LCI illuminated Radio / AC cover

Hi all,

this is my newest mod. I installed the illuminated Radio / AC cover from the LCI F30. Had to fabricate an adapter to get juice from the LED below. It illuminates the dash in a nice way and works for the amber (classic) or white (sport) light.
Its a rather cheap mod, but it makes a huge difference!

Thanks for looking!
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      08-15-2015, 12:05 PM   #38
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Looks great!
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Hi all,

this is my newest mod. I installed the illuminated Radio / AC cover from the LCI F30. Had to fabricate an adapter to get juice from the LED below. It illuminates the dash in a nice way and works for the amber (classic) or white (sport) light.
Its a rather cheap mod, but it makes a huge difference!

Thanks for looking!
Do you have the DIY for this? Would be very interested in this
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      08-16-2015, 01:03 PM   #40
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Will post a DIY in a seperate thread tonight. (if servers are acting normal again)
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      08-18-2015, 04:36 AM   #41
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WOW! That's pretty much a perfect Touring! Love all the OEM-modifications.
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      08-18-2015, 05:04 AM   #42
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Thank you!
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      08-23-2015, 05:37 PM   #43
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Hi all,

this is my newest mod. I installed the illuminated Radio / AC cover from the LCI F30. Had to fabricate an adapter to get juice from the LED below. It illuminates the dash in a nice way and works for the amber (classic) or white (sport) light.
Its a rather cheap mod, but it makes a huge difference!

Thanks for looking!
Looks cool!
What is the part number?
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      08-24-2015, 02:36 AM   #44
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Looks cool!
What is the part number?
The part # is 64119358940 (for the illuminated cover) and it looks like this:
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