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Hi Guys,
Being that the weather was gorgeous today in Jersey, I took some pictures of the beast, showing you what I've done to to car since I've owned her. The follwing mods have been done and are shown in the below pictures;
Complete Dinan S2 package
HRE 447R 19" x 9" and 19" x 10"
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A, 255 front & 285 rear
Stop Tech 4 wheel BBK
Sirius Sat. radio (screen)
AUX/DVD (screen)
Aluminum pedals
"real" center armrest with storage
TEC Cupholder
Alpina rear trunk spoiler
Alpine power amp for sub-woofers
Alpine 6 disc DVD system
"2" - 10" free air JL sub-woofers
MB Quart component speakers
Active Auto Werkes ram air & brake cooling system
Dinan ram air ducts located next to foglights
ACS splitters
Euro version A.E. headlights
_ENJOY ! :cheers: _____________________________________________
 

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wicked pics, thanks for sharing mate.
 

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Cool pics!! she's coming along very nicely indeed.. quick q though ;)

How does the AA CAI fit in with the dinan air ducting? do they both feed the dinan air filters just behind your foglights? Did you feed the piping for the air intake towards the air filter?

I've done something similar using the Hamann fog intake ducts, they feed air directly into the tubing as part of the AA CAI.

Cheers
Tin
ps: nice BMW motorsport decals! :D
 

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She's looking hot! She must be a blast to drive with the S2 package up and running. Love the little M by the intakes, classy touch.
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Very nice! How much was that center armrest?


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Hi Guys,
Being that the weather was gorgeous today in Jersey, I took some pictures of the beast, showing you what I've done to to car since I've owned her. The follwing mods have been done and are shown in the below pictures;
Complete Dinan S2 package
HRE 447R 19" x 9" and 19" x 10"
Bridgestone Potenza REA050
Stop Tech 4 wheel BBK
Sirius Sat. radio (screen)
AUX/DVD (screen)
Aluminum pedals
"real" center armrest with storage
TEC Cupholder
Alpina rear trunk spoiler
Alpine power amp for sub-woofers
Alpine 6 disc DVD system
"2" - 10" free air JL sub-woofers
MB Quart component speakers
Active Auto Werkes ram air & brake cooling system
Dinan ram air ducts located next to foglights
ACS splitters
Euro version A.E. headlights
_ENJOY ! :cheers: _____________________________________________
 

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How are those free air subs? Good bass or marginal improvement? Nice job with the car!
 

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Very nice ride Robert!!!

What's next......???
 

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Tin said:
Cool pics!! she's coming along very nicely indeed.. quick q though ;)

How does the AA CAI fit in with the dinan air ducting? do they both feed the dinan air filters just behind your foglights? Did you feed the piping for the air intake towards the air filter?

I've done something similar using the Hamann fog intake ducts, they feed air directly into the tubing as part of the AA CAI.

Cheers
Tin
ps: nice BMW motorsport decals! :D

Hey Tin,
Here's the deal with the combination of the A.A. CAI and Dinan's CAI system. What you can't see is a large size cutout located on the left side of the A.A. CAI belonging to the left side ram air and on the right side for the right side A.A. CAI. There is a plastic scoop shaped diverter at the entrance point of the holes located within the A.A. CAI, so when air is passing through the inlet, the flowing air gets channeled by these scoops in toward the Dinan CAI air filter. Then there is Dinan's own ram air entrance point, located directly next to the foglights for MAXIMUM air flow to the Dinan air filters. It's an excellent way to maximize air flow and it works great! I hope this answers your question. Thanks Buddy. ;)
 

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She's looking hot! She must be a blast to drive with the S2 package up and running. Love the little M by the intakes, classy touch.
:cheers:

Thanks so much Bren. I was very methodical with the car and the desired appearance has been achieved! lovelove
 

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Very nice! How much was that center armrest?
I hope this helps. You can call Pacific BMW for pricing, since I did this partiular mod almost 2 yrs ago.

Picture provided by Mola

Part number for armrest in black soft leather that slides and tilts with storage tray - 51-16-2-427-367

Cost from Pacific BMW - 293.67

Installation instructions

1. Open rear cup holder and pull it out.

2. Slide out rear vents.

3. Two screws will be exposed at the rear of the armrest. Remove them.

4. Pull out armrest.

5. Remove unused cable holder below armrest.

6. Install storage tray and slide all the way forward.

7. Install armrest in open position, ensuring that the bottom of the armrest matches with the indention in the tray.

8. Install loosely m4 nuts on the threaded post below the armrest.

9. Reinstall screws in in the rear of the armrest.

10. Tighten m4 hex nuts.

11. Open and close armrest to ensure proper alignment.

12. Reinstall vent and cupholder.



Re: E39 European Center Arm Rest - HELP! (archive)

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Posted by David Lowell on August 06, 1998 at 19:21:19:

I have just received:

51 16 8 196 965 Sliding Unit

51 16 8 196 954 Center Arnrest - beige

51-16-8-196-936; this is for a black one.

51 16 8 196 967 Tray

Posted by Jim Cash on August 06, 1998 at 20:52:47:


Well that is a bit far for a beer - could you ship it here?

David - start by removing the rear cupholder. open the unit and then using one thumb push the unit firmly to the right. At the same time hook the other thumb inside the other side and pull gently toward you - you have to overcome a plastic tab - they break if not careful - that is why you have to push to one side first.

Now pull the vent unit straight down, past the tabs at the top - then pull straight out.

Now you will see 2 screws holding the existing armrest in place (just behind where the top of the vent was.

Remove these and the armrest unit will lift out.

New unit simply goes in it's place. There are 2 extra nuts you have to attach to the new unit - you will see where 2 screw attachment fasteners come through the bracket opening on the back of the tray compartment - just below where the other two mounting screws are - these new onees are to support it when it is open.

I have no information about the latch at the front ( I never completed my conversion because I was experimenting with trying to have the lift up unit - but keep the telephone - could be done but required more hardware modifications than I felt I wanted to make.

Hope that helps.

PS - there is a spare power connector down below the small storage box - near the ash tray (used for the light for the replacement casette box) - you can use this to connect to if you want to put a small light in the armrest tray.

Cheers

Jim Cash
London, Ontario, Canada
BMW CCa 102929
E39 97 540iA




Center Console Removal - Easy

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Posted by Hemant on March 10, 2001 at 13:45:53:



(posted from: (64.37.211.139))
I've seen a couple of posts of those who have tried to remove the center console without luck. I got pissed off by the dealer since they wouldn't fix an ashtray after warranty, even though it was was reported and entered into their systems before warranty expiring...they can go to hell!!
Anyway, now that I've vented...here goes:

1) remove rear cup holders/vent and unscrew arm rest(see posts on bmwtips.com)
2) pull up boot around shifter and unscrew the two screws there
3) now the trick...start lifting the trim from the side closer to the front of the car. Once you have enough room for your fingers to slide below the hazard switch...push it out toward you.
4) You will now see the secret screw. With the screw out, pull the trim unit up and toward the from and the entire assembly will come out easily...make sure you disconnect the wires to the hazard, ashtray and door lock.
 

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boostmiser said:
How are those free air subs? Good bass or marginal improvement? Nice job with the car!

Thanks for the approval!
Let's just say they................................
POUND....... when cranked up !!!

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
 

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First Off, The car looks awesome!!!!!!!!!:haha2:

I have two questions please

#1 does the active auto werke ram air work well with the Dinan or have you had any problems(does the AA system install easily with the dinan)
#2 where did you get that side wndow decal. I would like to have one

Thanks
 

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Very nice Robert. The only issue i see is the AA CAi would defeat Dinan's own rain/water baffels. Not that your car would ever see foul weather!

Also my favorite sirius stream (although i do enjoy raw dog when my kids aren't in the car).
Mike
 

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Thunderbird said:
First Off, The car looks awesome!!!!!!!!!:haha2:

I have two questions please

#1 does the active auto werke ram air work well with the Dinan or have you had any problems(does the AA system install easily with the dinan)
#2 where did you get that side wndow decal. I would like to have one

Thanks
Bird of Fire,
Thanks for the approval. The Dinan CAI system along with the A.A. CAI work perfectly together, as you can not have to much frsh air blowing at the air filters. No issues/problems. The decals are from Germany.
 

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mottati said:
Very nice Robert. The only issue i see is the AA CAi would defeat Dinan's own rain/water baffels. Not that your car would ever see foul weather!

Also my favorite sirius stream (although i do enjoy raw dog when my kids aren't in the car).
Mike
hey Mike, You hit the nail on the head by saying, "My car will never see foul weather" LOL......... very true!
Also, the way the air scoops are designed and positioned in relation to the air filter's location, it would take a typhoon type storm to get massive amount of water to the air filter location, and again I know this will nhever happen. I have a better chance to hitting the lottery. ;)
 

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robert,

do you have the nav-tv tuner box? if not, how did you get video on the nav screen?

ernie
Hey Ernie,
No.... I do not have the TV tuner since it's a waist of money. The only time you can use the TV function is if your at a total stand still, and if you start moving the reception is horrible to say the least! I think most will agree to this statement. Here is where I got the DVD only system; http://www.navwithtv.com/

It works perfectly with the NAV screen and zero issues.
 
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