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Old 09-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #121
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Car looks fantastic!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:59 AM   #122
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Because i can't afford it. Should of waited and got a e46 not this 120i ****
E87 looks better..
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #123
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Damn, this E46 looks sick! Rims are nice and clean and that exhaust sounds great. awesome car bro!
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #124
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Switched back to OEM chrome kidney grills. I like this look better, gives more contrast to the car.



Today I tried to change my gear shift and boot but realized that the boot looks like it's for LHD cars GRRRR!!! I went to google the correct part number, but apparently it's the same part number (25117919219) for both LHD and RHD cars. Confused.



Also have the ZCP steering wheel to install. Will do so once I get some tools needed for the install.

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:20 AM   #125
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Switched back to OEM chrome kidney grills. I like this look better, gives more contrast to the car.


I did the same thing and it looks so much better. It looks weird with black grills on a dark car.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:29 AM   #126
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I had the same problem with the LHD shift boot... but there should be one, is the CSL shift boot alcantara? Maybe get that one.

I prefer black grills personally but it does create a heavier image of the car and to pull the look off properly more exterior mods needs to be added.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:52 AM   #127
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^ so did you end up finding a RHD shift boot? Pretty sure CSLs were SMG only, so no-go there
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:01 AM   #128
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Damn I forgot CSLs were only SMG my bad

I haven't really looked at trying to find one for RHD so unsure if there is an off-the-shelf bit available - mine came with a BMW SSK of which I have only installed the knob...you could also try getting one custom made if its worth the trouble. Maybe check out UK based shops to see if you can find one
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:18 AM   #129
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Wow, ating, the chrome kidneys really do suit your car. It compliments the wheels nicely. As for the steering wheel, you don't need any special tools from memory, just a flathead screwdriver.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:45 AM   #130
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Ating your car looks fantastic mate, good job!
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:50 AM   #131
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best looking M3 on here !!

simple, done well, perfect !!
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:19 AM   #132
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wow it looks so nice!
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:29 AM   #133
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Switched back to OEM chrome kidney grills. I like this look better, gives more contrast to the car.

I look at that and wish I had an M.

By the way... I have new Alcantara shift boot and handbrake boot that I'd be happy to sell.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #134
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I could be wrong, but with the boot, you may just need to swap over the bottom trims.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #135
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I could be wrong, but with the boot, you may just need to swap over the bottom trims.
thats what i was thinking but i thought that the LHS one has more material on the top left and the RHS has more on the top right so i thought it couldnt really be stretched..
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #136
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Thanks for the comments guys

As for the shift boot, yeah someone else suggested I just take the alcantara off the plastic mold and re-glue it to my existing mold. I guess I could do that but would prefer not to fiddle around with it. Also as niiCk said, it might not stretch as well over an inverted shaped plastic mold.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:09 PM   #137
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Totally agree - OEM grills on Carbon Black and Sapphire Black is win. A very elegant contrast.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:39 AM   #138
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Your m3 is hands down the best ive seen!! Don't ruin it!
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #139
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Chrome grills suit it much better.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #140
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Yes, for some reason Chrome OEM grills looks much better than blacked on on Pre-Facelift/M3s. Must be because the grilles are not as wide.
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