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      03-30-2020, 10:23 PM   #1
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As someone who lives in an apartment in SF, I don't have the space or tools to complete my own bolt-on installs.

Would love to get a directory started of hobbyists who are willing to complete these more basic DIYs (think charge pipe, downpipe, etc.) for a better price than at a shop.

Open to referrals or self-promotion. Let me know!
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      03-31-2020, 05:41 AM   #2
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As someone who lives in an apartment in SF, I don't have the space or tools to complete my own bolt-on installs.

Would love to get a directory started of hobbyists who are willing to complete these more basic DIYs (think charge pipe, downpipe, etc.) for a better price than at a shop.

Open to referrals or self-promotion. Let me know!
Hey. Glad you got the whistling thing sorted. I've got a pretty basic set of tools, ramps, a jack, and stands. Enough to do most any maintenance and easy-moderate installs. Do you have specific parts you're looking to get installed?

FWIW, I installed my own cp, dp, catback, I do all my own oil changes, have done brake pads, front rotors and fluid, replaced rear shocks, did a coolant flush, replaced oil filter housing, oil cooler, and valve cover gaskets, replaced the serpentine belt, tensioner and idler pulley, changed my diff oil, and did my tranny fluid/filter change.

I haven't done spring/front strut installs (no spring compressor, but maybe when I finally replace my front struts). Oh, and I don't have a tire mounting machine or balancer.
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As someone who lives in an apartment in SF, I don't have the space or tools to complete my own bolt-on installs.

Would love to get a directory started of hobbyists who are willing to complete these more basic DIYs (think charge pipe, downpipe, etc.) for a better price than at a shop.

Open to referrals or self-promotion. Let me know!
DIY or Die Garage in San Jose. You can rent a lift and tools per hour. Can you give me more info on your car? I might have time (due to Corona) to do some side work.
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Thanks, both, for the responses. I have a 2015 435i, and my next planned mod is a catted downpipe. Please PM me quotes! Appreciate the community here.
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As someone who lives in an apartment in SF, I don't have the space or tools to complete my own bolt-on installs.

Would love to get a directory started of hobbyists who are willing to complete these more basic DIYs (think charge pipe, downpipe, etc.) for a better price than at a shop.

Open to referrals or self-promotion. Let me know!
DIY or Die Garage in San Jose. You can rent a lift and tools per hour. Can you give me more info on your car? I might have time (due to Corona) to do some side work.
Wow, I had no idea they existed! Would've been handy for my tranny service.
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this is a cool idea, didn't know renting was an option. Need to get a charge pipe and would a downpipe as well.
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DIY or Die Garage in San Jose. You can rent a lift and tools per hour. Can you give me more info on your car? I might have time (due to Corona) to do some side work.
would you be down to help a brother out, 335i thats been stock now. looking to get some basic bolt ons.
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would you be down to help a brother out, 335i thats been stock now. looking to get some basic bolt ons.
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HMU. Might be able to work something out. Assuming you have parts on hand, including all ancillary parts like clamps, gaskets, etc. If you just need space, tools, and labor, I can probably make myself available.
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HMU. Might be able to work something out. Assuming you have parts on hand, including all ancillary parts like clamps, gaskets, etc. If you just need space, tools, and labor, I can probably make myself available.
I'll vouch for romemedrano, he's an actual BMW tech! And on the other side I'll also vouch for bariaga1 as a good dude, who bought some parts and had an install done by me in the past.
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Bumping this thread! Looking for someone with experience installing coilovers and some free time
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