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    Quick Shots of a 'Karbonwerke' E90 LCI Trunk

    Trying to catch up on the forum stuff here so I'll post up a couple of quick shots of the new trunk. I went with mostly painted with exposed carbon fiber on the lip and in the license plate area. Overall I am happy with the trunk (love the new look) but it definitely wasn't plug and play.

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    Looks pretty good, big fan of the exposed CF and the way you had it painted.

    Your rims are hot as well, what are they?

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    The wheels are 19x9 and 19x10 Modulare Forged M14's with a complete hidden hardware option. Chrome lip with a brushed face. Even the valve stems are Behind the face of the wheel. Easily my favorite aesthetic element on the car so far. IMHO it really changed the overall look/feel of the car. The tires are Toyo T1R's in 225/35 and 255/30 and probably the only reason I am able to pull of the stance I wanted.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    The wheels are 19x9 and 19x10 Modulare Forged M14's with a complete hidden hardware option. Chrome lip with a brushed face. Even the valve stems are Behind the face of the wheel. Easily my favorite aesthetic element on the car so far. IMHO it really changed the overall look/feel of the car. The tires are Toyo T1R's in 225/35 and 255/30 and probably the only reason I am able to pull of the stance I wanted.
    Thank you, ride is well done and Modulare wheels are underrated.

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    and a quick comparison shot with everything but the trunk

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    If you want to prevent the attachment from being all weird use the attach inline feature. I'll edit your post to show you what I mean.

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    Nice trunklid. Similar design to the E46 CSL look.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    Trying to catch up on the forum stuff here so I'll post up a couple of quick shots of the new trunk. I went with mostly painted with exposed carbon fiber on the lip and in the license plate area. Overall I am happy with the trunk (love the new look) but it definitely wasn't plug and play.

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    Why wasn't it plug and play? Was it tricky to fit?

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    On the exterior the fit is excellent. There were a lot of details that weren't perfect though. This is the first car I've really modified outside of audio stuff and all the stuff I read says body pieces will always take some finesse to make perfect (which I don't understand if engine parts have tighter tolerances but ok) so I figured a trunk was a good place to start. For me doing it myself it was frustrating that a lot of the cut out parts of the trunk were either not sized correctly or just not cut out at all. Specifically the holes for the bump stops and most of the holes for the carpet weren't there. The key lock isn't fitting quite right at the moment and I'm working with the vendor to see what we can do to get it squared away. There were a few other details but overall I am satisfied. I just wish vendor were either upfront with their shortcomings or had decent quality control (maybe a quick testfit?).
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    On the exterior the fit is excellent. There were a lot of details that weren't perfect though. This is the first car I've really modified outside of audio stuff and all the stuff I read says body pieces will always take some finesse to make perfect (which I don't understand if engine parts have tighter tolerances but ok) so I figured a trunk was a good place to start. For me doing it myself it was frustrating that a lot of the cut out parts of the trunk were either not sized correctly or just not cut out at all. Specifically the holes for the bump stops and most of the holes for the carpet weren't there. The key lock isn't fitting quite right at the moment and I'm working with the vendor to see what we can do to get it squared away. There were a few other details but overall I am satisfied. I just wish vendor were either upfront with their shortcomings or had decent quality control (maybe a quick testfit?).
    Sorry to hear about the problems you faced fitting the trunk.

    Did you consider the Vorsteiner or Challenge CSL trunk lids before you took the plunge on the Karbonwerke piece?

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    For my taste the Vorsteiner comes to too sharp a point on the top and didn't seem to flow as well. It also has exterior fitment issues from what I have read and thankfully the Karbonwerke lines up really well on the outside. The Challenge just wasn't my cup of tea.
    I do really like the look of the trunk I guess I just wish they had dotted the I's a little better.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    For my taste the Vorsteiner comes to too sharp a point on the top and didn't seem to flow as well. It also has exterior fitment issues from what I have read and thankfully the Karbonwerke lines up really well on the outside.
    So Vorsteiner's products don't really live up to their advertising? Fancy that.

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    The Challenge just wasn't my cup of tea.
    Too conservative?

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    I do really like the look of the trunk I guess I just wish they had dotted the I's a little better.
    The Karbonwerke CSL trunk does look really nice from the pictures I've seen.

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    I got the same trunk a few months back ... Fitment is dead on but I did have to play with it a little.
    Yes most of the holes were not drilled out but that didn't take more then a hour to messure and drill.

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    I don't have a dremel at the moment and didn't have a hole saw small enough so I was stuck for a bit while I tracked down a dremel. Just wish there would have been some warning or something. Everyone that has looked at the trunk has been impressed by the fitment so far.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    I don't have a dremel at the moment and didn't have a hole saw small enough so I was stuck for a bit while I tracked down a dremel. Just wish there would have been some warning or something. Everyone that has looked at the trunk has been impressed by the fitment so far.
    Well ... Its always good to have the right tools before starting any job but like all men we tend to just wanna jump in (me alike).
    I'm glad you were able to get things worked out ... Car looks sick!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 808E90 Click here to enlarge
    Well ... Its always good to have the right tools before starting any job but like all men we tend to just wanna jump in (me alike).
    I'm glad you were able to get things worked out ... Car looks sick!!
    Thanks! Really enjoying the car so far. On a side note, your LM's are timeless and I have to say I really like the stripes you did.
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    I really love this trunk and want to get it for my E90 LCI, but as your small issue arised, this is becoming something i am keeping at the back of my list for now.I wonder if they are only make one trunk for the E90's and not pre/post E90 specific.For 1k, the fit, and pre placements for items should be spot on!Either way man, it looks amazing and you have done it perfect with the paint/expoused.

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    If you price out the other full trunk options on the market the price is really pretty good imho. If you have a dremel and make sure to talk to the vendor before hand about what will be required of you to make everything work, I would say it would be a straight forward install. Thus far I would recommend the trunk to anyone else in the market.
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    Here's a couple of updated shots. I think I have the trunk tweeked the way I want it. I ended up having to fill up part of the inside with some expanding foam as the sub I added was vibrating the inside and outside of the trunk against each other. The foam worked out really well and didn't add much weight.

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    ^ The fitment looks pretty good, not 100% perfect but good.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    ^ The fitment looks pretty good, not 100% perfect but good.
    I would say the fitment is the same as my stocker honestly. Anything lacking is probably due to my install and my sub shaking it around lol
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    looks hoot

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stitchproduction Click here to enlarge
    looks hoot
    Thanks! It really sets off my stance in my opinion
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