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BMW Performance Steering Wheel Installation Guide

Here's the BMW Performance Steering Wheel installation guide. Thanks to MEPost user 'ihyln' for providing the PDF.


BMW Performance Wheel Pictures

The BMW Performance Steering Wheel is offered by BMW for any E9x cars with CAN-BUS.  It should work with all 3-series and M3 models with all Transmissions variations.  In addition to providing engine and water temperatures, the steering wheel has shift indicator lights, 1/4 mile timing, lap timing, sub-lap timing, g-force meter, etc.  It's not accurate as it could be, but it's a great addition to the car.

After getting the HRE 540R's (see them here), I wasn't completely satisfied with the look on the car, but there was nothing I could do about it. The wheels were supposed to be compatible with the Brembo big brake kit. However, when the Brembo's were installed, the two rear wheels were not compatible. This was nobody's fault really, Brembo had changed the specs for the rear calipers between the time I ordered them (the wheels) and the time the Brembo's were installed.

Gruppe-M Cold Air Intake installation guide.

Installation instructions for the Gruppe-M Cold Air Intake.


First Look! Eibach Lowered E92 M3

Shortly after my car purchase, I spotted an ad on M3Post asking for a development car for the Eibach Pro Kit for the E92 BMW M3.  The requirements were simple:  bright color car, already owns wheels/tires, and preferably in Southern California.  I submitted pictures of my car and within 30 minutes got a call from Eric Dickerson @ Eibach.  He wanted my car!

My decision to replace the HRE 540R's with HRE P40's

Purchasing HRE 540R's was a dream come true.  I literally wanted those wheels on my car for more than 10 years.  But after seeing them on the car, I didn't actually like them.  When the Brembo brakes were installed, I received a blessing-in-disguise because the front wheels were not manufactured correctly, and would need to be replaced -- remanufactured.  At that point, I decided that I would try to get the entire set replaced.  Here is the story of how those events unfoled.

Melbourne Red w/ HRE 540R

There is one thing I should point out: the wheels were supposed to have Red/Silver/Blue caps, not the monochrome caps you see here. HRE will be replacing those caps with the correct ones. The pictures you see below that appear to have the correct caps have been photoshopped to replace the monochrome caps with the correct ones. If I were to do it all over again, I might go with polished outters and polished inners instead of brushed inners.

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