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So here i am sitting at a party with some old high school friends and i get a call from my buddy's little sister saying my car got backed into by this 16 year old girl in a Lexus SUV in her driveway (Effing b!tch, learn how to drive... I'm not bitter)... After that phone call, tequila shots were.... necessary.

Anyways to turn a negative experience into a positive I decided that I would replace the trunk with a vorstiener CSL one since this would be done in the future anyways and why not get a free paint job with her insurance money... Hey why repaint the old trunk if you can repaint the new one?

Before all this happened I had planned on upgrading the shifter as well. So AutoSolutions it was. I also got rouge tranny mounts and royal syncromax fluid. So today the trunk came in... and I have to say it is seriously impressive. I got the double sided carbon fiber one.

So here is what the shipment looked like right when i opened it.
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I was pleasantly surprised to find the little things that make a buyer feel special for spending such a ridiculous sum of cash on the 'real deal' product... ie: the "Authenticity Card" or, in the words of the late George Carlin, "BULLSH!T!!!" ie: Novelty items that cost the company little to nothing to produce, but at the same time somehow justify the ass raping you took by getting the legit product over the cheap eBay knock off...
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Either way it seems like Vorsteiner really wants you to know that this product is actually produced by them due to the abundance of Authenticity stickers on the thing... haha
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So the thing is packaged well enough... and when you get the copious amount of bubble wrap off your 1500 trunk... the product is impressive to say the least.
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The weave is absolutely flawless polished to perfection, and sad because I'm going to paint over most of it. And, by the way, SUPER LIGHT. The delivery guy asked me if anything was in the box haha.
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Believe it or not Vorsteiner has created a product that actually got me really excited and somehow i am able to justify getting the double sided one, maybe because I spent the money to get the M3... donno why i should cheap out now on the mods... plus i plan on keeping the car for a while and taking my time with it...
Outside in natural light:
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And here's an artsy-fartsy photo:
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So is the AutoSolutions SSK sent to me by Ronald over there... nice guy to do business. The product looks great and feels really solid... Obviously I'll tell you more when it is installed Duh...
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Rouge Tranny mounts:
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and Transmission Fluid:
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To go with the SSK update i also updated my interior a little bit. LeatherZ is quite an impressive company. I order, they make quickly and with precision, and ship to me quickly. This makes me happy. Check it out. Black Alcantara with Cinnamon stitching (to match the seats) and the illuminated shift knob with black alcantara to match the boot. I got the matte finish on the knob to match the e-brake handle and pedals.... I think it flows well. When the new SSK is installed the shifter will be about 3/4 inches lower.
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So that is it for today. I will keep you all updated with what is going on! I am very excited to see how it all turns out.
 

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Yep Im really interested in seeing these pics of the Trunk lid. Your going to love that shifter! Also could you let us know how much work went into getting the trunk lid fitted correctly. Ive heard conflicting stories about fittiment issues. Nice mods!
 

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nice stuff
 

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:yikes:I saw an M3 locally with a Vorsteiner Hood and CSL trunk and I was amazed at how friggin awesome it looked... Pretty amazing quality carbon fiber products dude :woot:

I wonder how that would look on a zhp... I still need some forged wheels though :tsk:
 

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Yeah i am absolutely stoked for this to start happening. The only real downfalls i see in the stock M3 is the shifter (damn broomstick sucks) and the Brakes, i think a good set of Brembos or Alcons will do the trick after i save up some money from this transaction
 

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So i went by the body shop today and they have started the work on the car! Here are the photos of them test fitting the piece to the car. They said fitment was not to difficult at all :). It wasn't perfect when i went by but the guy said that he would tweak it around a little. The only downfall is there is no spot for the handle to go into the trunk. So i'm either going to have to use the remote or the key in the hole. But thats not really a big deal due to the fact that i always use the remote anyways lol. So here are the photos.

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It is so weird to see my baby all torn apart haha, but i know she'll look so good when its all done
 

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Very Nice. Do Not Paint It! Black on Black is fine. Did you realize you need to go to the dealer and buy all the lighting for license plate and I'll bet my OE trunk lip that your body shop will need to drill some missing holes, up to 8 of them are missing. I wired up a microswitch through one of the lamps that ties into the old trunk release. Just a project. Again, Very Nice!:)
 

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looks great - sorry for the OT - what shift knob is that, i am due to replace mine. previous owner has fudged it up. and you said its illuminated?
 

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looks great - sorry for the OT - what shift knob is that, i am due to replace mine. previous owner has fudged it up. and you said its illuminated?
D,

Go to leatherZ.com and you will see a bunch of shift knobs they offer with illumination option.
 
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