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Update on floor mats

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Well in breaking news, I finally got around to “installing” the new OE floor mats in the E46 M3. At first i was in denial that I would see a difference between the original, now at least 12 years old, and the new ones, which as listed on the manufacture label was sometime in 2016.

At first glance there is a striking difference in color, namely the carpet is less faded. Also, the middle dark blue color in he tri-color M logo went from dark blue to a striking violet color. This variation and some of the contours of the outside borders are different from the original. It’s unclear how that actually happens, but, once installed, fit well in the car! They look sharp once in and remind you that it’s all about the little things in life.

E46 M3 BMW floor mats carpet

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

PS – I am still waiting for delivery of the DINAN mats for the DINAN S2 M5…

Update on floor mats (M5)

by adminCategories BMW, E39 M5Tags , , , , , ,

Well it happened, Hell finally froze over, the DINAN floor mats finally arrived. I ordered them in Feb 2018 and received them July 5, 2018. Allegedly, the supplier / manufacturer had some quality control issues with the carpet, and it just took a long, long time. What’s that about all good things come to those that wait? Seems to be a story of my life.

DINAN floor mats E39 red M5
So soft!

The M5 meanwhile has been in the process of getting tint put on, and clear bra install and some paint correction since May 13, 2018. It’s July 5th, still no car. It’s getting closer to being done, but this has become painful.

Back to those mats, they look great! I got them in red, since the exterior color is Imola, I figured why not keep that red theme going? I’ll snap pics of them installed in the M5, when said M5 comes back into my possession.

Next up: aluminum pedals!

Next, next up: pics of these puppies installed in the M5!

Costco for car parts?

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Each vendor and supplier has different discount rates, so it’s really difficult say exactly how much you’ll save on any part. This is further complicated by very strict guidelines and rules the manufacturers set for their retail outlets. You will not find us advertising our prices and each order is reviewed by a human and we consult with each Patreon’s request. Depending on what product our users are looking to purchase, savings could be HUGE, anywhere from saving $50 to a few hundred dollars or more.

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DINAN S2 M5 Delivery Day

The M5 is so fast my phone keeps flying away

by adminCategories BMW, E39 M5

A remedy was surely needed. As a responsible adult, I couldn’t possible allow my phone fumble around the console and onto the floor while driving, I mean, what would the world think?

Back in the early years of my E46 days, I found a device from a company called PanaVise they made a bracket that mounted perfectly to the dashboard and allowed for a pinch style holder to mount my external music device to, which at the time was an iPod. Remember those? Anyway, the unit worked well. It was mounted underneath one of pins for the trim just right of the radio / Nav system.

During some, well, spirited driving in the DINAN S2 M5, I constantly found my cell, specifically an iPhone 8 flapping around – frustrating indeed. I wondered if PanaVise was still around and if there was a way to bring it all to 2018. “What if I could add wireless charging too?” I thought. Looks like the answer is yes!

I found a super thin Qi wireless charging base, a large pinch holder for the PanaVise base, a BMW flashlight power socket adapter and a dual port USB adapter to plug into the BMW flashlight socket.

Installation was a a matter of assembling the parts. Just be careful when pulling up on the passenger side trim when installing the PanaVise base.


  • Wireless charging pad found here:
  • PanaVise Base Mount for E39 found here:
  • PanaVise Phone Grip:

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