7Post
7Post
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   7Post - 7 Series Forum > BMW 7-Series Forums > General 7-series (F01) Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
Cdnrockies
Banned
 
Drives: BMW's
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Calgary

Posts: 1,113
iTrader: (0)

Experiences with non-BMW Aftermarket Suppliers?

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Hello gentlemen.

I'm about to get our powdercoated wheels installed on the 750 and I was thinking that I'd like to add some carbon fiber badges and center caps to complete the look.

I've already got dark tint and don't think I want to go fully blacked out with the grill, etc. I actually might debadge altogether, but I do like the chrome accents and shadowline semi-gloss trim.

I've attached a couple of pics of the badges I'm considering and the current car with the winter wheels.

Sorry for the long winded post, but my actual question is, does anybody have any positive experiences with after-market companies that supply cosmetic pieces such as I'm looking for...preferably in Canada...but I'd be happy to pay the premium for a highly reputable companies' goods.

Thanks!
Attached Images
    
Cdnrockies is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-26-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
335ifanatic
Major
 
335ifanatic's Avatar
 
Drives: 12' 750i, 14' Bentley GTC V8
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,066
iTrader: (1)

Stay away from aftermarket badges, they're not OEM. You can obtain stickers that go on your current BMW emblem, there's a company based out of Canada that has carbon stickers that will cover all the badges on the outside and for the steering wheel.



And unfortunately it's tough finding aftermarket parts for the 7 series. I've had to go through pages and pages on google to find sites that have aftermarket parts for the f01/f02.
335ifanatic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
Cdnrockies
Banned
 
Drives: BMW's
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Calgary

Posts: 1,113
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the response. I was given similar advice on another forum so I'm going to try the vinyl inlays first. If I'm not totally satisfied, then I'll maybe try to look for something else. My shop says they can make the vinyl work so I'll be happy.
Cdnrockies is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.




7post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST