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    New Product: Gaphix Belt Replacement Kit for E46 M3

    Gaphix Design Haus, Inc. presents the World's-First commercially available seat Belt Replacement Kit (BRK-343) for the BMW E46 M3 coupe.

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    Previously ceded to custom one-off fabrications or selective production runs, vibrant seat belt choices are now available to "Mthusiasts" who wish to enliven their interior without compatibility issues. Whether its complimenting an exterior paint job or providing a strong contrast against upholstery, the Gaphix Belt Replacement Kit takes interior modification to an unprecendented new level.

    Ensuring that quality and safety do not take a "back seat," Gaphix Design Haus chose to work with an established American seat belt manufacturer to bring the BRK-343 to market, which makes use of new OEM hardware combined with American-made seat belt webbing. The webbing, thread, and stitching all conform to industry standards and testing is routinely administered to ensure compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Final assembly is performed by skilled professionals using validated equipment under strict quality control guidelines. A limited one-year warranty is included that covers defects in material and workmanship.

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    Available in seven standard colors (blue, green, orange, red, silver, white, and yellow), the basic front pair kit includes two force-limiter retractors fitted with colored webbing, mounting bracket, stop-button, and tongue; the tensioner buckle release-ends are not included for the front pair kit and must be previously present on the vehicle. Each Belt Replacement Kit may be configured as follows:

    • BRK-343-FP: The front pair of driver & passenger shoulder belts
    • BRK-343-RT: The rear trio of two shoulder belts, one lap belt, and three buckle release-ends
    • BRK-343-WS: A whole set which includes both front and rear kits


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    As seat belts are a vital piece of safety equipment, Gaphix Design Haus recommends that installation of the BRK-343 be performed by a qualified installer, such as an independent automotive shop. Product-launch authorized installers include Rhythm & Speed (rhythmandspeed.com), A's Garage (alvinsgarage.com), and The M Shop (themshop.com). A complete listing of authorized dealers and installers will be found via the Gaphix website (gaphix.com).

    Retail pricing for the Belt Replacement Kits will be $799 for BRK-343-FP and $938 for BRK-343-RT. Purchasing both kits together, the $1650 BRK-343-WS has a savings of 5% over getting the kits separately.

    Introductory pricing will be announced via BimmerBoost (bimmerboost.com).

    Support for additional vehicle models is already in the works. For additional details, please contact info@gaphix.com or 877-7-GAPHIX.

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    FAQ for Belt Replacement Kit BRK-343

    Introductory pricing for the E46 M3 coupe Belt Replacement Kits will be announced soon, but in the meantime we're available to answer any questions.

    Here's a quick FAQ from customers:

    Q1) Who makes them?
    A1) An American manufacturer that produces seat belts for automotive, aviation, and other industries. They have been in business for over 40 years, stand by their products, and provide a limited one-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

    Q2) Can I install them myself?
    A2) Since seat belts are a vital part of your car's safety equipment, we recommend that an independent service shop perform the installation. From using the correct torque specifications to minimizing broken clips, a qualified installer is best suited for this task.

    Q3) How much do regular seat belts cost from the dealer?
    A3) About $400 for a pair of black or gray seat belts.

    Q4) Can I buy the colored webbing and do it myself?
    A4) Webbing is available from both overseas and domestic vendors. The key is to minimize the risk of the belts becoming compromised during an accident. Our American manufacturer routinely performs testing to ensure their equipment, materials, and workers are producing FMVSS compliant seat belts.

    Q5) Do you offer a core exchange program?
    A5) Our lawyers feel uneasy with accepting used seat belt retractors, changing the belts, and reselling them with a one-year warranty. Perhaps in the future, but not at this time.

    Q6) Do you offer seat belts for my other vehicles?
    A6) We're currently testing additional vehicles and would be happy to work with you on a special order.

    Q7) Do you offer other colors or patterns?
    A7) Yes, we are working with our manufacturer to bring these to market.

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    Put this where it makes a bit more sense and gets a bit more exposure.

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    Here's a peak at the color choices for the E46 M3 seat Belt Replacement Kits. Although these are already available from local shops, we'll be launching our online store pretty soon.

    The standard colors for the seat belts are orange, red, blue, green, yellow, white, and silver. However, some custom colors like bronze are available as well. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    Here's a peak at the color choices for the E46 M3 seat Belt Replacement Kits. Although these are already available from local shops, we'll be launching our online store pretty soon.

    The standard colors for the seat belts are orange, red, blue, green, yellow, white, and silver. However, some custom colors like bronze are available as well. Click here to enlarge

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    beautiful!



    EURO 04 M3 Current Mods:GC DAs, Eibach Sways, PF RTAB's, RE RCAs, INTRAVEE II, Black Roundels, ///MFEST Badges, Depo's, Screen protector for NAV display, VCSL Bumper + Race Lip & CF Trunk & CF Rear Diffusor, DIETZ TV in Motion, SS= V1 Headers + catless pipes + X-Pipe + SS Sport Exhaust, Z8 Starter Button, Lamin-X, OEM CSL interior, OEM CSL Steering, OEM CSL Intake, OEM CSL Roof, MSS54HP + OEM CSL Tune, BBS CH's, LIGHTWERKZ, 355mm ST40 BBK, BW Oil Cooler....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
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    beautiful!
    Appreciate it!

    It took a while to color correct the photos so they would appear as close as possible to the actual materials under sun light.

    More to come!

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    Wow those look awesome.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    Here's a peak at the color choices for the E46 M3 seat Belt Replacement Kits. Although these are already available from local shops, we'll be launching our online store pretty soon.

    The standard colors for the seat belts are orange, red, blue, green, yellow, white, and silver. However, some custom colors like bronze are available as well. Click here to enlarge

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    Great color selection.

    I'll probably go with a red set for my E92 when those launch.

    Also, if we have the BB flash day in LA you should come out.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
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    Wow those look awesome.
    Thanks man!

    Btw, where 'bouts Boston you at? I use to live in Kenmore Square during college, great town!


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    Great color selection.

    I'll probably go with a red set for my E92 when those launch.

    Also, if we have the BB flash day in LA you should come out.
    Black and Red would look killer, what's your interior like?

    Definitely, we can even get a BB discount going!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    Black and Red would look killer, what's your interior like?
    Black interior, aluminum trim. Will probably switch it for carbon.

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    Gaphix Online Store Opens

    Ladies & Gents,

    The Gaphix Online Store will launch October 1, 2013 to provide direct ordering of our Belt Replacement Kits, or BRK's.

    You will be able to configure the kits through color-corrected photos, so we invite you to drop by and play with the various options. The first available kits are for the E46 M3 Coupe and our online offering will quickly expand to include additional classic and modern M vehicles.

    To kick off the opening, please use the following promotion code to save 10% on orders, good until the end of October 2013.

    Promo Code: BBINTRO10

    Of course, you may also contact us directly for even further customized colors and vehicles.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    Ladies & Gents,

    The Gaphix Online Store will launch October 1, 2013 to provide direct ordering of our Belt Replacement Kits, or BRK's.

    You will be able to configure the kits through color-corrected photos, so we invite you to drop by and play with the various options. The first available kits are for the E46 M3 Coupe and our online offering will quickly expand to include additional classic and modern M vehicles.

    To kick off the opening, please use the following promotion code to save 10% on orders, good until the end of October 2013.

    Promo Code: BBINTRO10

    Of course, you may also contact us directly for even further customized colors and vehicles.

    Let's be safe out there! Click here to enlarge

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    Store looks fantastic. Congrats.



    EURO 04 M3 Current Mods:GC DAs, Eibach Sways, PF RTAB's, RE RCAs, INTRAVEE II, Black Roundels, ///MFEST Badges, Depo's, Screen protector for NAV display, VCSL Bumper + Race Lip & CF Trunk & CF Rear Diffusor, DIETZ TV in Motion, SS= V1 Headers + catless pipes + X-Pipe + SS Sport Exhaust, Z8 Starter Button, Lamin-X, OEM CSL interior, OEM CSL Steering, OEM CSL Intake, OEM CSL Roof, MSS54HP + OEM CSL Tune, BBS CH's, LIGHTWERKZ, 355mm ST40 BBK, BW Oil Cooler....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
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    Store looks fantastic. Congrats.
    Appreciate it, Ejaz!

    The good news is the photo shoots for the next two models are done, it's just the editing that slows us down. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    Appreciate it, Ejaz!

    The good news is the photo shoots for the next two models are done, it's just the editing that slows us down. Click here to enlarge
    Looking forward to it my friend.



    EURO 04 M3 Current Mods:GC DAs, Eibach Sways, PF RTAB's, RE RCAs, INTRAVEE II, Black Roundels, ///MFEST Badges, Depo's, Screen protector for NAV display, VCSL Bumper + Race Lip & CF Trunk & CF Rear Diffusor, DIETZ TV in Motion, SS= V1 Headers + catless pipes + X-Pipe + SS Sport Exhaust, Z8 Starter Button, Lamin-X, OEM CSL interior, OEM CSL Steering, OEM CSL Intake, OEM CSL Roof, MSS54HP + OEM CSL Tune, BBS CH's, LIGHTWERKZ, 355mm ST40 BBK, BW Oil Cooler....

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    Pretty sure I'll end up with red for mine. We'll see.

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    We're very excited about the next 3 models coming out, and to celebrate the E46 M3 belts are currently 20% off!

    And since everyone on here is such a good bunch, go ahead and use promo code BBINTRO10 for another 10% ! O_O

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hifiguy@gaphix Click here to enlarge
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    We're very excited about the next 3 models coming out, and to celebrate the E46 M3 belts are currently 20% off!

    And since everyone on here is such a good bunch, go ahead and use promo code BBINTRO10 for another 10% ! O_O

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    They look absolutely great.

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