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Old 12-30-2011, 05:12 AM   #5821
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my headlights are fine. where i live though i can't go past 55 safely at night on the rural roads.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:22 AM   #5822
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:55 AM   #5823
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my headlights are fine. where i live though i can't go past 55 safely at night on the rural roads.
Don't you use your high beams? The high beams on these cars are pretty amazing - at least an order o magnitude better than any other car I've driven or been in.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:15 AM   #5824
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go with clear - on grey it looks great
Yah Clears all round would look great but my tails are already smoked LED. Didn't want to make a big purchase of the tails to go clear all around. Also it kind of grew on me. I am trying to go for a "not so bling" look now so getting rid of chrome by vinyl wrapping it (main reason is : its all hazy ).
I like my 17" style 44s and they will remain silver, no black wheels for me I like the stock look, just trying to keep it a little subtle by making it NOT so "look at me".
No fart can exhausts or hacked pipe intake or cutting the springs for me. I like doing it right and keeping it subtle.
Did many maintenance DIYs from this site and its running great, now I am trying to get it to look nicer too I sometimes get OCD with it

Window tint will come when the weather gets warmer. Beige interior does shine out in a darker car
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:01 AM   #5825
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Don't you use your high beams? The high beams on these cars are pretty amazing - at least an order o magnitude better than any other car I've driven or been in.
let him put the light bar on and take pics, post them here and then the flaming can ensue
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:23 AM   #5826
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let him put the light bar on and take pics, post them here and then the flaming can ensue
It's function over form. I want to be safe at night. If you've ever driven a vehicle with Aux lighting added on you'll know exactly what I mean. It's a huge difference. Imagine another level of lights. Low beams. Brights. Then a level above that. That's what it's like.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:03 AM   #5827
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I have. And I lived in the dark country with no city glow. I have dodged every animal I can think of. I have had 4wds with kc lights. They are great. I just don't think they fit into a BMW or any car with modern plastic bumper covers. That isn't a race car
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:27 AM   #5828
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basically, upgrading foglights and headlights will give you all you need, and if you put a bunch of extra aftermarket headlights on your vehicle, having everything lit up at once you'll blind oncoming traffic and probably be driving with illegal equipment.

Never the less, do what you do and post pics fo sho
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #5829
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Installed new black & white carbon fiber badges on the hood and trunk.
What color is your bimmer? Mine is Orient Blue and can't decide if it would look good with black and white cf roundels or stick with the tradition white and blue.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #5830
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Yes it is
Im just having fun. It was more a thought for my e30 but I might try to fabricate something for either the front or top of the e46. Well see. I understand where you're coming from though. It's like putting mud flaps on A Kia. I'm just having fun though.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:53 AM   #5831
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night driving. i drive on rural roads sometimes and a light bar would be amazing. and look pretty cool too.
i know you can drill into the bumper but that's not an option. i need something completely reversible.
Use the luggage rack?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #5832
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I called ECS- "wheres my aluminum WP pulley?"
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:55 PM   #5834
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #5835
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #5836
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How's the mediabridge? I'm waiting on mine, heard good and bad...
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #5837
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Yellow bowls and fog lights, was surprisingly easy, but I feel like the bowls aren't deep enough ? Honest opinions here Please
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:35 PM   #5838
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Frenched lights look great man! Do not recoat them they will look orange-ish brown. Want to sell the rest of the can????? PM me!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:36 AM   #5839
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:23 AM   #5840
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Washed and Waxed it for the New Years yesterday. Then unexpectedly it rained overnight while the car was parked outside a day before I drove it to my parent's garage for storage.
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