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This is not a "Help Me" post, rather a "Thank You" one. I picked up a 2002 Sterling Grey M5 almost 2 weeks ago, and I have been abusing the search function here. The amount of knowledge that you guys have accumulated in one place is amazing. I hope to contribute what I can (I've had 2 previous M3s and 3 Nissan Zs among others), but just wanted to say "Thanks" to everyone for all the "Help" I quietly received...

2002 Sterling Grey M5 - 78k miles as of 28 Jan 2008





The car came out of auction with a few problems:
- toasted clutch
- nav screen blank
- drivers "seat twist" issue
- no tread on rear tires, front pretty bad as well
- no CD changer cartridge
- no nav CD (MKIII)

In the past (almost) 2 weeks, I've done the following:
- reset the nav by unplugging everything, which brought back the screen
- replaced nav CD
- replaced CD changer cartridge
- blacked-out all the blue rondels (hood/trunk/rims/steering wheel)
- blacked out M logo
- M license frame
- smoked corner signals
- headlight eyelids
- color matched molding
- color matched fog light trim
- cut out and meshed fog light trim
- DIY intake in lower grill (Halo recessed cans)
- Cosmo Racing short CAI
- aux power in glove box (flashlight adapter)
- decent cup holder - damn Germans! (shipped)

Remaining to-do's:
- reattach cable to drivers seat motor
- DIY CAI heat shields
- plumbing for CAI from lower grill
- windshield sunscreen tint
- paint brake calipers
- bluetooth integration (shipped)
- Rogue Engineering stage 3 clutch and flywheel
- Rogue Engineering Octane SSK
- Michelin PS2 255/35 275/35
- Conforti Shark (race trim?)
- AV on screen w/ iPod video integration
- aux stereo input in glove box (shipped)
- reverse camera

I can supply photos if someone is curious about how things I have done might look like.

I look forward to being a part of this board, and Thanks,
-D
 

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You've been busy! Congrats and welcome!
 

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Great choice of year and color :cheers:
 

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Congrats and welcome to the board!

You are doing the right thing. Use the Search function extensively, then if you cant find the answer your looking for - post a new thread.

Your beast looks great!
 

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Welcome to the Florida Posse!:thumbsup:
Regards,
Jerry
 

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Nice car, nice work so far, and welcome.

If you could post some more pictures. I would be curious to see a closer view of the blacked out "M5" and trunk roundel. Thanks.
 

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Here is the Cosmo Racing short CAI



My wife left me for the afternoon so I'm up to no good. Right now I'm cutting the heat shields out of trash cans :)

-D
 

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Nice car, nice work so far, and welcome.

If you could post some more pictures. I would be curious to see a closer view of the blacked out "M5" and trunk roundel. Thanks.


I cut the rondels myself (I have a vinyl plotter) and ordered the M stripe from Bavarian Auto. I could have done the stripe but I don't have grey vinyl...

-D
 

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Here is the passenger side heat shield done. Takes a while so the drivers side will have to wait, I'm done for today...



-D
 

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