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Old 09-24-2009, 09:58 PM   #1181
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Anthracite is really really really dark grey.
The grilles are exactly the same colour as the wheels.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:05 PM   #1182
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:08 PM   #1183
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:22 PM   #1184
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bit of a quick rinse last night to get some mud off it, shitty phone camera doesn't do it justice though:



yes i know, needs rims and drop ASAP
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #1185
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Some great pics mate.

Your car looks excellent.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:41 PM   #1186
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Looks really good, I quite like it. Better than the all matt black fronts on a CB car as well. Did you DIY it at home or have a shop prep it for you? I take it you just used the OEM grills?
Yeah I'm personally not a fan of the CB matte black look, it looks like someone punched the car out. I did it all at home, all you do is sand/primer/sand/paint the OEM bits but its important that the chrome is all sanded back or the paint won't stick.

Now that I think about it I could have just bought some painted grilles and side gills in Steel Grey from bimmian or the like.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:46 PM   #1187
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thats gonna suck in more hot air than cold you need a heat shield
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a metal heat shield? to shield it how? and from what? the hot engine in a tight cramped engine bay already sealed off by the guards and bonnet?




any exposed filter sucks in hot air regardless of pseudo shielding
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #1188
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aaron love the see through bonnet pic!!!!

good move on the flat grey grilles too.....

are you prefering this lip over the hamann rep?

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:53 PM   #1189
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.....because i can picture Bob's face after seeing the pic

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BOB FOR MODERATOR ........we still doing that sh!t?
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:01 PM   #1190
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aaron love the see through bonnet pic!!!!

good move on the flat grey grilles too.....

are you prefering this lip over the hamann rep?
Thanks Sam! At first I wasn't sure as it was a totally different look but its really grow on me now. Its great quality and the extra ground clearance makes getting around a little easier.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #1191
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the filter is more for sound then anything, and aslong as it filters the air i am happy
remember it is a 318i, so i wont bother with expensive filters when it will have the same affect.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:16 PM   #1192
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the filter is more for sound then anything, and aslong as it filters the air i am happy
remember it is a 318i, so i wont bother with expensive filters when it will have the same affect.
So why loose what little you have?

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Old 09-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #1193
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the filter is more for sound then anything, and aslong as it filters the air i am happy
remember it is a 318i, so i wont bother with expensive filters when it will have the same affect.
Thats fair enough.. but your car will probably suffer when it gets hot. Maybe look into running a pipe and putting the filter in the bumper or something.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:19 PM   #1194
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So why loose what little you have?

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fair enough, i do understand where you are coming from, but its slow, abit slower wont kill me in my opinion.

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Thats fair enough.. but your car will probably suffer when it gets hot. Maybe look into running a pipe and putting the filter in the bumper or something.
Yeah, i will once i get my M3 front end, which is in about 1 week it will be in my hands
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #1195
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just remember increasing intake length increases torque down low but loses power up high

or is that the other way around
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:34 PM   #1196
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just remember increasing intake length increases torque down low but loses power up high

or is that the other way around
your correct.

As to moving the filter into the bumper, dont drive in the wet....

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Old 09-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #1197
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your correct.

As to moving the filter into the bumper, dont drive in the wet....

BobZ
I forgot you guys get crazy weather down there but you'd have through some fairly deep water.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:55 PM   #1198
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i was going to run a tube to the bottom of the bumper, not the actual filter to the bottom.
Appreciate the opinions Aaron, Sam and BobZ
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:02 AM   #1199
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I forgot you guys get crazy weather down there but you'd have through some fairly deep water.
4 inches would do it if you put the intake somewhere where it gets itc cold air from the brake duct...

not uncommon after heavy rains next to the gutter...

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Old 09-25-2009, 12:30 AM   #1200
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I forgot you guys get crazy weather down there but you'd have through some fairly deep water.
I was thinking that, it would be flowing over the edge of the gutter here before it reached a depth of 4 inches!

I haven't had an issue with where my filter is sitting at all, and I have driven in the rain fine.
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