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Old 03-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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clear reflector before and after.

i just installed clear reflectors a couple of days ago, what do you guys think? will the painted ones look even better on the black?

should i be worry about getting pull over by cops for this, with the clear reflector?

before and after pic below.

*i just photoshop the last pic.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Oh yes. Cops have nothing better to do but hunting down r1cers without orange reflectors on their cars.
I liked it white more. Black basically made it disappear, and that's not neccessariy a good thing. Other wise we,d all be wearing black suits and get run over by cars at night.

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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While I do think the clear reflectors look better than OEM orange, I think painted looks even better!

See my before/after here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=910497
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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i say paint them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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I think the clears look good. Blends in well with the side markers.

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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There isn't any reason for them if they were necessary then BMW would have put them on the sedans. I do believe you would be at more of a risk in getting pulled over with clear reflectors, than you would having no reflectors at all. In NY we have the occasional roadblock. I got yanked years ago with my old Chrysler conquest for having the washer lights. They were white lights and they told me the reason for the ticket was because any axillary ie: Signal light, marker light, or reflector on the front of your vehicle needs to be amber when illuminated. Seemed like a BS excuse to me and come to find out I had gone to high school with the Sheriff that ticketed me. Some way I pissed her off back then and she still had a grudge when she wrote the ticket.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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I like the clear ones better than painted black. Painted black looks like there's nothing.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:31 AM   #8
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There isn't any reason for them if they were necessary then BMW would have put them on the sedans.
Well the stock ambers have the reflector built in per se.
Euro laws allow no front amber side marker/reflector.

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I like the clear ones better than painted black. Painted black looks like there's nothing.
Exactly, no reflectors look clean just like it comes in other
Non DOT lawed countries.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:11 AM   #9
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Paint them. Those reflectors are the stupidest/ugliest things, imo

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