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matt20043.0 03-29-2006 01:28 PM

I would love it if some were made for the X3, as long as they were not overlays. I would buy for sure.

WMG/BMW 03-29-2006 03:30 PM

The holes on the pcs are bigger then the original, but you won't see it on the cluster, the original ones need to be (CUT) off, they will not be able to go over the needles. I've done this on a rice burner and it was Sweet....I found a few companies willing to make this for the X5 they said they needed a scan of a original guage and i cut one off of a 3.0i however I have a 4.4i and the redline is diff so I did not do it.

Mindfull 03-31-2006 02:54 PM

Alright, so here's an update and a couple options for anyone interested:
1) Thanks to WMG/BMW (Caribbean cousin?), a manufacturer is being sent a guage scan for the X5. It'll likely take some time to get to them and for them to break it down into finite specs, but perhaps when that point is reached, we can send em a few messages relaying our interest in seeing the product through. Seeing the few companies that make these, it's pretty much a cookie-cutter kit depending on size/ layout of each dial that's applicable, so perhaps they even already produce certain guages, and will only have to change minor details (coloring/ contrast/ redlines) to suit the e53. This path will take some patience, but looks promising.

2) If there's anyone raring to go & has a couple $hundred itching to get out of their pocket, there's a complete custom fab shop (in Ireland?!) which claims to offer a completely customizable display with any colors/dials/backlights of your choosing. I haven't worked with this company, so can't give any endorsement (and personally their feedback doesn't reflect any of these units, so I'm holding my cards), but FWIW, here's the link- Looks like costs run $250-600 depending on whether they use a unit supplied by the car-owner, or send you an entire replacement console without receiving yours:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT (Note: Don't bid, it's just an order process description, which might be why their feedback doesn't show these)

Sorry for the lengthy details, but thought folks might want to know the options thus far. Maybe some more potential manufacturers will come out of the woodwork...
Best,
///M

NOC 04-05-2006 12:34 PM

too much trouble and $$ for this mod. A better and easier alternative would be to buy a 4.6is cluster or an M5 one. (just my .02)

HamannE53 04-30-2006 03:10 AM

i just want to retrofit the 4.6 cluster on my 4.4 so i can have the light up guages =D how can ido this without losing my mpg reader?

Mindfull 04-30-2006 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOC
too much trouble and $$ for this mod. A better and easier alternative would be to buy a 4.6is cluster or an M5 one. (just my .02)

I totally agree. Thought it'd be easier, but seems like way to much hassle. Also, the manufacturers who said they could.... couldn't.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HamannE53
i just want to retrofit the 4.6 cluster on my 4.4 so i can have the light up guages =D how can ido this without losing my mpg reader?

You could just use OBC, if you want to monitor mileage, I suppose.

serbstyle1 05-01-2006 02:56 PM

Im in for the overlays, if it doesnt take two years for them to come out. Whats the ETA?

I was thinking about doing the retrofit from the 4.6 but dont know how to do it or even if it is possible. Anyone know?

serbstyle1 05-22-2006 05:04 PM

Is somebody working on this? Whats going on?

WMG/BMW 05-23-2006 12:12 AM

seems all the companies that said they would are now saying they won't.

nextel773 07-28-2006 02:54 PM

hey where can i buy, does it come in white?


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