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    Anyone else's Roundel not centered?

    So this has bugged me for a while. The hood indent is centered but the holes that the Roundel go into are slightly right of where they should. This causes the right side, and most notably, the bottom right side to rest against the curve of the indentation on the hood. Minor yes but for someone like me it bugs the shit out of me. Trying to figure out a way to at least appear to be correct. Anyone else have this going on?



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    Grind the pegs off and use 3M double sided tape to install if it’s bugging you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PITT M3 RR View Post
    Grind the pegs off and use 3M double sided tape to install if its bugging you.
    Yea I'm sorta thinking that. Is this a common issue or am I just the lucky one?

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    Never seen that before. Is that an OE or aftermarket hood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braymond141 View Post
    Never seen that before. Is that an OE or aftermarket hood?
    Nope, came with the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster20 View Post
    Nope, came with the car.
    But you aren't the original owner, are you? Likely, the hood was swapped out at some point. I can't see BMW QC letting that slide by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfFast1 View Post
    Return it. Epic fale
    Haha there is a joke here just a waiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    But you aren't the original owner, are you? Likely, the hood was swapped out at some point. I can't see BMW QC letting that slide by.
    I'm the second owner and I knew the first owner as well as the history of the car. It's the factory hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    Ask your friend why he took delivery on a defective car.
    Unfortunately he has passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster20 View Post
    Unfortunately he has passed away.

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    Sorry to hear that.

    As said, knock off the nubs and use a light adhesive of some sort.

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    If someone was really careful, as an extreme fix you could mask the paint and have the holes welded shut and drill new holes in a better location

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    If someone was really careful, as an extreme fix you could mask the paint and have the holes welded shut and drill new holes in a better location
    I'm actually thinking about that because I'm literally that ocd about that damn car.

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    Or you can just get a rounded break the plastic studs attach some double sided tape and place how you like. Won't come off and who would know. If it bothers you that much. You could just break one stud and place how you like in rotation as well. 3M tape is your friend.
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    I met you at the Road Scholars cars + coffee. Your car is a beaut. But too bad about the Roundel. I'd be willing to trade you straight-up for my sedan, which has a perfectly centered roundel....
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    If it were offset to the pax side I'd say it's intentional to help counter balance driver weight when tracking solo. Since it's offset to driver I think it's just a massive CF. Cool car and great OCD though.

    Update - here's a pic of mine. In fact it is slightly not centered (need to run your figure around the outer edge to notice)! It is off a bit toward driver front. Crazy you'd notice.

    I asked my 12 year old son if he could see any difference and his response was "Come on dad, this thing is twenty something years old. What do you expect? They didn't have great technology back then!"

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    I read this then looked closely at mine... My god it's off to the right as well. I'll never unsee it, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpy2 View Post
    I read this then looked closely at mine... My god it's off to the right as well. I'll never unsee it, thanks
    Haha. Now everyone is going to hate me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex36 View Post
    I met you at the Road Scholars cars + coffee. Your car is a beaut. But too bad about the Roundel. I'd be willing to trade you straight-up for my sedan, which has a perfectly centered roundel....
    Hmmmm....for some reason I feel I'm not getting the better deal but who knows. Thanks for the compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crqflier View Post
    If it were offset to the pax side I'd say it's intentional to help counter balance driver weight when tracking solo. Since it's offset to driver I think it's just a massive CF. Cool car and great OCD though.

    Update - here's a pic of mine. In fact it is slightly not centered (need to run your figure around the outer edge to notice)! It is off a bit toward driver front. Crazy you'd notice.

    I asked my 12 year old son if he could see any difference and his response was "Come on dad, this thing is twenty something years old. What do you expect? They didn't have great technology back then!"

    Tell your boy center is center....20 years ago or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crqflier View Post
    If it were offset to the pax side I'd say it's intentional to help counter balance driver weight when tracking solo. Since it's offset to driver I think it's just a massive CF. Cool car and great OCD though.

    Update - here's a pic of mine. In fact it is slightly not centered (need to run your figure around the outer edge to notice)! It is off a bit toward driver front. Crazy you'd notice.

    I asked my 12 year old son if he could see any difference and his response was "Come on dad, this thing is twenty something years old. What do you expect? They didn't have great technology back then!"

    Please remind your boy the E36 was completely CAD built. The E31 was the first to be done digitally in the early 80's!

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