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Old 07-12-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Ambers vs. Clears

I just wanted to ask, why is there such animosity towards ambers? I just got my '04 sedan a month ago and it came with the original amber lights. I don't think it looks bad. Is it taboo among E46 enthusiasts to not want clears?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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not taboo...everyone has their own opinion. It just so happens that most people like clears that's all =P...I don't think my ambers look that bad either it's your car, do whatever you wish no need to conform with society.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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i like my ambers too!
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:19 PM   #5
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moi too! plus my theory is that i think it keeps the cops away
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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I've got clears on my black 325i, but my wife's white car looks much better with amber. To each their own.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:57 AM   #8
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I've got clears on my black 325i, but my wife's white car looks much better with amber. To each their own.
i would have thought just the opposite.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:27 PM   #9
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I like my ambers as well. I just don't like the way clears look on pre-facelift E46s, they look too "plastic/cheap" to me. But they do look good on the facelifted cars.

As for the tails, they look better clear on all E46 models.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:30 PM   #10
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I upgraded my wheels to type 68 staggered 17 inch (from the standard 16 inch wheels). But I have kept my ambers. If the car had clears, I would keep them. For me lens are just not worth messing with unless you have to.

How about an E46AmberFanatics.com site?
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i like my ambers...i also like my clears
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I'm glad there are more of you out there. I like how my ambers look on my car. Mine is Mystic Blue Metallic.
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On my jet black I think the ambers look best....
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On my jet black I think the ambers look best....
Ambers didn't look that bad but do like the clears better on my Jet Black. Now on my wifes Hellrot 328i - amber clashes like sh*t.

Problem with my clears is that the amber bulb reflects in the inside of the fixture bringing it back to an amber look. I need some silvervisions...
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I'm glad there are more of you out there. I like how my ambers look on my car. Mine is Mystic Blue Metallic.
mine is mystic blue too. looks good both ways to me
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drive up to one with clear. compare them side by side and see if you like it. i didn't clear is a big deal before but it does make a big difference on mine (black).
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Wooo! Ambersssss Wooo! Clearsssss

It really doesn't matter whatever floats your boat! I prefer clears, I think they look cleaner/sportier. It can depend on the color though. Ex: White- clears are essential, Black- either way. Can't really think of an amber only



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Wooo! Ambersssss Wooo! Clearsssss

It really doesn't matter whatever floats your boat! I prefer clears, I think they look cleaner/sportier. It can depend on the color though. Ex: White- clears are essential, Black- either way. Can't really think of an amber only.
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