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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 04-01-2010, 12:00 PM   #121
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Cant wait to receive it. Will post pictures when installed.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #122
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Just received the decal today! Looks awesome Don. Cant wait to install it. Ill post up pictures when i do
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #123
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flag decal..... lame
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:14 PM   #124
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lol. do you even know where it originated?
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:17 PM   #125
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lol. do you even know where it originated?
Mind telling? I don't know.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #126
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Mind telling? I don't know.
Googled it for ya

M3 LTW (E36)
Beginning with the first E36 M3s delivered, BMW racers began pressuring BMW for a race-ready version with which to compete against Porsche 911s in sports-car racing.
In 1995, BMW relented and began building batches of the M3 LTW at BMW Individual. Upon completion they were sent to Prototype Technology Group (PTG) Racing in Virginia for final preparation, which included the front and rear Motorsport flag decals, and "trunk goodies." In the boot there was a different oil pan with dual pick up oil pump, longer oil dipstick tube, front strut bar, lower x brace that owners could install at the risk of voiding the standard BMW warranty. The car also came with the normal M3 low wing mounted but most dealers installed the special high wing when prepping the car for sale. An adjustable front lower lip/spoiler was installed. Each new owner was given a 1 page legal document to sign stating that any installation of trunk items voided the new car warranty. The ECU had the top speed limiter removed which resulted in a drag induced top speed. Forged 17" alloy wheels, 7-1/2" wide in the front and 8-1/2" wide in the rear, mounted with identically sized 235/40-17 tires front and rear were an additional difference from the standard 17" x 7-1/2" wide cast alloy wheels mounted with 235/40-17 tires on standard M3's. A 3.23 rear differential was installed vs the normal 3.15 installed in 1995 model year M3's.[7]
Although BMW promised to build at least 85 examples, BMW never released the number of M3 LTWs built, and because of the peculiar assembly line, to this day may not be known. However, enthusiasts now believe that there exist approximately 120 models.[8]
The first two cars, which were used as press cars, are not technically M3 LTWs as they were regular production M3's that PTG made similar in appearance to the not-yet-built LTW. After press duties, those two cars were brought back into the PTG stable.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:24 PM   #127
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #128
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Last request.

Can you put more of a wave to it, and fix the cut lines on 1st row and 2nd row, starting from the bottom. Then it'll be perfect, and I'll place an order.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:17 PM   #129
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Just received the decal today! Looks awesome Don. Cant wait to install it. Ill post up pictures when i do
Sounds like a plan.

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Can you put more of a wave to it, and fix the cut lines on 1st row and 2nd row, starting from the bottom. Then it'll be perfect, and I'll place an order.
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I'm curious to see what MonkeyJuice's request looks like.
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hey don are you able to pring on the vinyl? i think it would be nice to see a subtle gradient to make the flag more wavey. i think it will give it more motion. just my .02

what about specialty vinyl? like the type that looks like gold flake or brushed metal?

also i think gold on white would be nice.
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hey don are you able to pring on the vinyl? i think it would be nice to see a subtle gradient to make the flag more wavey. i think it will give it more motion. just my .02

what about specialty vinyl? like the type that looks like gold flake or brushed metal?

also i think gold on white would be nice.
Anything' possible. However, it'd be very expensive to do a gradient, and time consuming (getting the correct shade, gradient, etc, correctly). Not something I'd consider doing for a ltw flag really.

I have various gold and brushed metal vinyl. Although some may be better in thought/idea than in actual practice.

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Made the first tri color for an E46 this weekend. Can't wait to see pictures of it installed

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Yep. Some went out Saturday, the rest will go out today.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:36 PM   #136
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Matte white on Alpine white!
thanks Don!
I'll post more once my wheels get here this upcoming week. (RDSPORT RC-8 brushed)
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:47 PM   #138
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wooooooooooooow thats looks sick!!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:04 PM   #139
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Are these available for a facelift, or just pre-facelift at this stage?
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