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Old 03-18-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
mardo salmeron
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My 325ci build

Hey guys new to posting on this forum but heres my on going BMW build. I've had my car roughly about 3 years but started modifying this past year. Heres a few pictures when i first got it.

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Old 03-18-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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on going mods

i starting modding by buying a Mtech rear bumper and some LED taillights.
It was a DIY paint job and it came out pretty good!
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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next mods

later instead of making my car look better i ended up making look worse.
next i bought the following
1-H&R lowering springs
2-fiberglass replica m3 front bumper
3-xxr 531 rims
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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What's up with the bumper grille?
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:25 PM   #5
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I don't think it looks worse but you should change those wheels. XXR (if I'm not mistaken) is well known for having their wheels crack and break from potholes. Again, if that's the same company. They're also associated with STR which makes low quality wheels too. Just my 2cents. Ride safe, not flashy lol

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Old 03-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #6
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dude ride OEM over reps :-)

I gotta say you matched that paint pretty darn good
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:58 AM   #7
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dude ride OEM over reps :-)
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That front bumper looks rough.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #8
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Hey where did you get the bumper from what website ? And did you have to do body work to fit your car ?
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:22 PM   #9
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Thanks guys I did end up selling those xxrs and got me some ccws.
- I got the front bumper from a friend and yes it does look rough
-the rear I got from khoalty and it was perfect fitment!
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:26 PM   #10
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Hey where did you get the bumper from what website ? And did you have to do body work to fit your car ?

I got it from khoalty and I did it myself
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:26 PM   #11
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dude ride OEM over reps :-)

I gotta say you matched that paint pretty darn good

Thanks! I did end up selling them and got a set of ccws
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:07 AM   #12
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Great job on the DIY paint job but that front grill on your front bumper gotta go.
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I ended up swapping out the h&r springs and got some coilovers, got a legit m3 replica bumper and a csl lip for it!
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Also took all the smoked out corners, side marks and grills and went with the all clear look.
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