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Old 07-21-2005, 12:09 PM
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Installed the chrome gauge rings on the 4.4

Such a simple mod, followed the instructions in this article:
http://www.xoutpost.com/articles.php?...icle&artid=198

Takes a T-10 bit for the removal of the gauge cluster screws. Some members have reported trouble getting the cluster open. It takes some patience and coordination, and a flat tip screwdriver or similar tool, but the cluster will open. I then slipped my large rings through the round openings. Turn it the right way, it doesn't even bend.

I did need to use an exacto knife to shave some plastic off the inside round plastic pieces that hold the rings, because the fit was too snug.

Total time about 15 mins. Got the rings off ebay, they appear to be OEM E39 parts.

Love the new look.

If anyone needs help with this install, please PM or email me!

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Old 07-21-2005, 12:13 PM
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Very nice, JV! I admire those of you who can actually mod successfully! I cant! I have chrome rings on my 330 and they're great looking.
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Looks great, man.

Noticeable, yet subtle, improvement. Nicely done.
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Looks great! Which kit on ebay did you buy? I was thinking about doing it previously until I noticed that they had what appeared to have a locking bar holding them in place...I see yours dont have that. I'd like to do mine just like yours.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:00 PM
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Looks great! Which kit on ebay did you buy? I was thinking about doing it previously until I noticed that they had what appeared to have a locking bar holding them in place...I see yours dont have that. I'd like to do mine just like yours.
I hope this link works:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT

My X is an 01 Nov of 2000 build date. Seriously simple mod, just takes a little patience snapping those rings firmly in place.

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Looks great, man.

Noticeable, yet subtle, improvement. Nicely done.
I'm thinking thats a mod for Ken!!!!! What do ya think?
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:24 PM
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I'm thinking thats a mod for Ken!!!!! What do ya think?
You know me too well, Chris. Just picked up a set from the same seller.

Thanks for the idea for this, JV.
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Hey Ken, when are you installing mine?

Nice work JV!!
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That mode is on my list also, great job . I'll have to visit flea-bay then...cool
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you guys are evil!
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