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Old 10-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #22941
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I think it looks absolutely horrifyingly terrible. As does everything else you painted/added that is red/black, as well as the headlights, etc.

Sorry... just not my thing.

As far as compliments, there's always someone that will like anything. Take any compliments on the red mirrors w/ a grain of salt

If you like the mirrors, then fine. If you don't, just remove it.
Thanks!!! Lol. I understand you Mango lol. Once I get my E92 I'm not doing anything stupid like I did too this LOL, probably just coils and wheels and rest is performance.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #22942
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Did the mirrors but dipped them, not sure if I completely feel them, alot of friends do some dont. What do y'all think?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #22943
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Thanks!!! Lol. I understand you Mango lol. Once I get my E92 I'm not doing anything stupid like I did too this LOL, probably just coils and wheels and rest is performance.


it's ok i painted stuff red when i was younger too. but under the hood...
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #22944
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I said it before, at least he does a good job on this stuff. It doesn't look bad it just isn't my style at all. At least it's not stanced lmao.


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I had -4 camber in the rear but I ain't about that life. Can't be spending $800 on rear tires every 5 months.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #22945
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Gotta say, I think it's just a tad off. I don't know if it's just one too many accents, or what it is, but I'm not really feeling it. I'm not a huge fan of the accent thing to begin with. Seeing your sig with the mirrors normal, I can at least go "ok, not my thing, but not bad", whereas adding the mirrors just pushes it past the edge for me. I mean, maybe it'd be different if it was a paint theme where there were say, some stripes or paint scheme that somehow tied into them, but the way they are, just doesn't quite mesh imo.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #22946
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Gotta say, I think it's just a tad off. I don't know if it's just one too many accents, or what it is, but I'm not really feeling it. I'm not a huge fan of the accent thing to begin with. Seeing your sig with the mirrors normal, I can at least go "ok, not my thing, but not bad", whereas adding the mirrors just pushes it past the edge for me. I mean, maybe it'd be different if it was a paint theme where there were say, some stripes or paint scheme that somehow tied into them, but the way they are, just doesn't quite mesh imo.
Exactly, that's why I plastidipped them cause I have a weird feeling about them too, I think there going to last a while till I peel it off lol.


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Old 10-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #22947
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:16 PM   #22948
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I think that you have that backwards. Most people don't, some do. I cringe every time you post a picture of your car.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #22949
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Anyone familiar with these two observable issues?

1) Not sure this is an issue, but every so often I hear a humming noise that goes up and down in tone. Vacuum related? Hopefully not a vanos issue...

2) Squeal on start, if not started for two days or so. I've heard of others with this issue.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #22950
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Anyone familiar with these two observable issues?

1) Not sure this is an issue, but every so often I hear a humming noise that goes up and down in tone. Vacuum related? Hopefully not a vanos issue...

2) Squeal on start, if not started for two days or so. I've heard of others with this issue.
1) could be anything. sorry.

2) could be worn (loose) belts or weak tensioner. could also be pulleys. you need full belt/pulley maintenance
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #22951
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2) Squeal on start, if not started for two days or so. I've heard of others with this issue.
Scroll up earlier in this thread. I have the exact same issue. Another member suggested it could be the SAP (secondary air pump). Next chance I have where the car sits for 2+ days I will disconnect it prior to start up as a test.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #22952
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Today, I got in my car to see both rear bulb-out indicators light up. I then checked every function and saw everything working correctly. So then I got back in the car, and said "dafuq?"

So tomorrow I'll pull the assemblies out and double-check all the connections anyway. Everything works fine, but the indicators are lit on the dash. Gotta be a bad connection somewhere, is my guess. Silly thing. Must be it's 150k prank to me. Told it that it better act better or I was gonna put some 87 down it's tank.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #22953
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Would it be worth dismounting the tires, and mounting them on the opposite side of the car?
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #22954
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1) could be anything. sorry.

2) could be worn (loose) belts or weak tensioner. could also be pulleys. you need full belt/pulley maintenance
Should I just do your whole cooling refresh? $500 doesn't seem too bad...
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #22955
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Would it be worth dismounting the tires, and mounting them on the opposite side of the car?
Nah, it had wore out too much in the middle and I would be scared to drive it, so I said screw it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #22957
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Today, I got in my car to see both rear bulb-out indicators light up. I then checked every function and saw everything working correctly. So then I got back in the car, and said "dafuq?"

So tomorrow I'll pull the assemblies out and double-check all the connections anyway. Everything works fine, but the indicators are lit on the dash. Gotta be a bad connection somewhere, is my guess. Silly thing. Must be it's 150k prank to me. Told it that it better act better or I was gonna put some 87 down it's tank.


if she doesnt behave put 87 and drive it like you stole it..

My did samething dis morning except it was the bi-Xenon driver side ... I turned headlight on and it went away.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #22959
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if she doesnt behave put 87 and drive it like you stole it..

My did samething dis morning except it was the bi-Xenon driver side ... I turned headlight on and it went away.
My xenon light did this last night. Turned on fine, drove for a mile and it turned off. I pulled over turned my car off then back on and it was fine. Flickered intermittently on the drive home.

I think I've read before that it was the igniter? I doubt it's the bulb - it would go out entirely if it dead (I think).
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #22960
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Today, I got in my car to see both rear bulb-out indicators light up. I then checked every function and saw everything working correctly. So then I got back in the car, and said "dafuq?"

So tomorrow I'll pull the assemblies out and double-check all the connections anyway. Everything works fine, but the indicators are lit on the dash. Gotta be a bad connection somewhere, is my guess. Silly thing. Must be it's 150k prank to me. Told it that it better act better or I was gonna put some 87 down it's tank.
Hit up google with "e46 tail light recall"
One of my E46's did the same thing, the other one caught on fire and I needed a new tail light


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