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      01-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #155
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Have you bumped the part #'s on the online catalogs?
Yeah, N54 and N55 have different part numbered bars.

UUC and Hotchkis didn't seem to think they could be that different when I broached the subject.
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      01-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #156
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At least the KWs don't have issues (knock on wood)
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Kudo's on being the guinea pig. Been there done that.
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Got to yet again play the "please give me my money back for this sway bar" game.

Such a long game to win
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Tell me about it. I just did it tonight with a 1500 dollar diffuser. o_0
The guys were actually great (albeit slow) sports about it.
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the company would be stupid not to give you money back as they are about to start getting a lot of bad press from you, it would be in their best interests to make you happy as a customer.

If they don't resolve the issue start making a fuss about it and recommending people away from their product until the play fair.

you should never be unsatisfied with a product, and they shouldn't have recommended the product without proper research to see if it worked for your car.

I have an M3 front bar in, and have had no problems with it, so that might be something to consider for yourself, at least you get a BMW part that's designed for the chassis. (shared chassis components and underpinnings at least)

sorry you're having such a bad time with the bars, but their are brighter days ahead. spring is on it's way after all!!!
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Tell me about it. I just did it tonight with a 1500 dollar diffuser. o_0
The guys were actually great (albeit slow) sports about it.
The iCarbon carbon one? I just in stalled their FRP one a few weeks back.

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I have an M3 front bar in, and have had no problems with it, so that might be something to consider for yourself, at least you get a BMW part that's designed for the chassis. (shared chassis components and underpinnings at least)
Yeah, I'll probably go with the E93 M3 front sway and control arms at some point. Once this wound of having to re-do the bar yet again has healed.
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I was going to ask why he didnt mention the M3 (28mm?) bar. But that may not fit the N55 suspension either. I am really curious as to whats so different between the two.

Nope the 3D Design quad diffuser. Doesn't fit my bastuck exhaust.
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I was going to ask why he didnt mention the M3 (28mm?) bar. But that may not fit the N55 suspension either. I am really curious as to whats so different between the two.

Nope the 3D Design quad diffuser. Doesn't fit my bastuck exhaust.
I think i've heard the E93 sway fits the N55 (of course so does the Hotchkis, but not for long), whereas the E92 is used for an N54 upgraded bar.

Sucks to hear about the diffuser though. Doesn't iCarbon make a quad one you can run?
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      01-07-2011, 02:34 AM   #165
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Gotcha. I hope it works out. I may go the E93 route myself. I haven't heard any complaints.

Unfortunately, my exhaust was built around three german companies diffusers (bastuck, reiger, and kerscher). All but the bastuck version are horrendous. No carbon for me in the near future.

The company eventually hooked me up though. They shipped me a new bastuck diffuser from germany, and threw in some koni yellow shocks and some wheel accessories so I'm happy.

I think after seeing your diffuser, I will paint mine gloss black. Plain plastic back there looks just.....plain.
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      01-14-2011, 12:19 AM   #166
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For those of you that keep up on the 135 blog site, I re-did the design a bit. Feel free to head over check it out. F5 if you still see the old one
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I think i've heard the E93 sway fits the N55 (of course so does the Hotchkis, but not for long), whereas the E92 is used for an N54 upgraded bar.

Sucks to hear about the diffuser though. Doesn't iCarbon make a quad one you can run?
I'll be heading to the dealer today to pick up the 28mm M3 sway bar for my N55. I'll let you know how it's truly compatible with the N55. Thanks for letting me know UUC and Hotchkis don't fit because I almost ordered Hotchkis last week. I'll be the guinea pig and let you know how it goes with the M3 sway bar.

I've been keeping up with your AWESOME blog! Keep it coming! You're in San Diego area right? I'm willing to drive out there to meet you and see your car in person
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I'll be heading to the dealer today to pick up the 28mm M3 sway bar for my N55. I'll let you know how it's truly compatible with the N55. Thanks for letting me know UUC and Hotchkis don't fit because I almost ordered Hotchkis last week. I'll be the guinea pig and let you know how it goes with the M3 sway bar.

I've been keeping up with your AWESOME blog! Keep it coming! You're in San Diego area right? I'm willing to drive out there to meet you and see your car in person
the M3 bars fit without any issues.
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I'll be heading to the dealer today to pick up the 28mm M3 sway bar for my N55. I'll let you know how it's truly compatible with the N55. Thanks for letting me know UUC and Hotchkis don't fit because I almost ordered Hotchkis last week. I'll be the guinea pig and let you know how it goes with the M3 sway bar.

I've been keeping up with your AWESOME blog! Keep it coming! You're in San Diego area right? I'm willing to drive out there to meet you and see your car in person
The Hotchkis bar seems to physically fit fine, but the endlinks are rather rubish.

You should come on down sometime, I'm trying to round up 1ers to have a group photoshoot.
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I installed the USB to serial cable to the Procede unit today, and routed it into the glovebox to make map / firmware updates easier.

Luckily for us N55 people, there's a hole readily available in the DME box that comes out behind the glovebox. Just have to get the USB end to it and pull it through from the inside. Have to temporarily drop the glovebox to get the cable into it though.





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I installed the USB to serial cable to the Procede unit today, and routed it into the glovebox to make map / firmware updates easier.

Luckily for us N55 people, there's a hole readily available in the DME box that comes out behind the glovebox. Just have to get the USB end to it and pull it through from the inside. Have to temporarily drop the glovebox to get the cable into it though.
"Dude! You got a DELL!"

sorry, had to reference the commercial.

nice plan with the USB positioning, looks nice and clean in there like that.
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"Dude! You got a DELL!"

sorry, had to reference the commercial.

nice plan with the USB positioning, looks nice and clean in there like that.
Haha, that thing is old school. I believe it's six or so years old. Roughly 110 in computer years.
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lol, sounds about right as far as laptops go
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Just plain looks bad next to the OEM air bag cover.

Your car definitely deserves a real camera, not "crappy cell phone" pictures.
That photo is quite shitty, but I don't think the cover itself looks bad:



Especially for those that have the alcantara shifter setup
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Interesting, I was working on project comet and it was related to server push technology
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Look what came in the mail today, not more than 24 hours after the order was placed:



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