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Old 09-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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My 2000 323ci

Hey there guys. First off I've kept the car fairly stock while modifying most parts to make the car look much more aggressive as it sits today.

Back when I got it a little over a year ago. Very curbed wheels, but a clean car for 12 years old! 138k miles on it for this picture.
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So since that I have refurbished the wheels with fillers and painted gunmetal gray, installed Angel eyes, led tails, smoked corners and side markers, coilovers, tinted the windows (too dark and that stupid strip on the windshield...) and other odds and ends. Currently pushing 153k and doesn't show it one bit!

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Hopefully in the next two months I should be getting some new wheels, either CSL reps or LM, can't decide. Would really want to find some Style 95s but some just look too overkill. Also a m tech or M3 rep front bumper should happen around the beginning of November.
Kinda getting tired of the whole smoked out deal and when i get wheels will probably go all clears again for lights with some silver wheels. Looks much more classy. Thanks for looking!



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Old 09-16-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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exact same car as me . looks good man, not much of a spoiler guy myself but if it works for you, more power to ya !
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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exact same car as me . looks good man, not much of a spoiler guy myself but if it works for you, more power to ya !
Me either man but whatever the PO used to attach it tried to pull up the paint with it when I removed it so I had to put it back on. At least its not too obnoxious and completely lined up so its not a huge bother to me

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Dude! Im alek you should put staggered rims on it i have the same but the sedan and it looks amazing Click image for larger version

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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A couple more shots. Full res photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_hogue...7635591130171/
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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Teaser shot from a bunch of pictures I took yesterday of it..


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Old 11-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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Do you have projectors? If not how do you drive at night with those headlights?!
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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Do you have projectors? If not how do you drive at night with those headlights?!
Its been a LONG battle for my retrofit project which I wanted to do this past summer but then wrong parts came in, burnt bulbs, etc. Now with school and such I've fallen far behind and had other maintenance issues pop up that were much more important. Luckily in the city all our roads are plenty lit and with the LED Angel Eyes along with 6k fog lights others can see fine. I think I've gotten so used to it that I almost forget and I rarely drive at night in my car. BUT...It needs to be done asap haha
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Its been a LONG battle for my retrofit project which I wanted to do this past summer but then wrong parts came in, burnt bulbs, etc. Now with school and such I've fallen far behind and had other maintenance issues pop up that were much more important. Luckily in the city all our roads are plenty lit and with the LED Angel Eyes along with 6k fog lights others can see fine. I think I've gotten so used to it that I almost forget and I rarely drive at night in my car. BUT...It needs to be done asap haha
Haha okay yeah get that taken care of. You'll love the new light output

Even though i'm not a fan of the "murdered out" look... You might as well black out the chrome trim around the windows to finish it off.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #11
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I have since the previous pictures. And I started the whole murdered out thing when I first got the car and slowly am wishing I didn't but at this point it would be alot of work to go back. Since I've lowered it I've wanted to go back but that would mean new/paint wheels, new tails, side markers, and corners..I feel much like the headlights, it would be something I would start and be unable to finish..
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I have since the previous pictures. And I started the whole murdered out thing when I first got the car and slowly am wishing I didn't but at this point it would be alot of work to go back. Since I've lowered it I've wanted to go back but that would mean new/paint wheels, new tails, side markers, and corners..I feel much like the headlights, it would be something I would start and be unable to finish..
Honestly just changing the corners, side markers, tails, and changing headlights back to stock would make it look great! The wheels will look decent even with clears all around. Just a thought
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:34 PM   #13
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Honestly just changing the corners, side markers, tails, and changing headlights back to stock would make it look great! The wheels will look decent even with clears all around. Just a thought
Might throw that on the Christmas list for the girlfriend and rents. Looking at your sig makes me want to again..yours is basically what I imagined mine when I first got it and I chose the wrong path. You have a beautiful car man
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Might throw that on the Christmas list for the girlfriend and rents. Looking at your sig makes me want to again..yours is basically what I imagined mine when I first got it and I chose the wrong path. You have a beautiful car man
Thanks man! Your car looks good too!! I actaully really like the wheel color... like a very dark gray. I would honestly keep that wheel color Love TiAg coupes haha
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:51 PM   #15
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Thanks man! Your car looks good too!! I actaully really like the wheel color... like a very dark gray. I would honestly keep that wheel color Love TiAg coupes haha
Did a quick photoshop to give it clears and red tails...its a tough call...

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Old 04-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #16
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Pulled the trigger and just ordered some new lm reps.
18x8 et37 front and 18x9 et33 rear along with 215/35 front and 225/35 rear tires! Pretty hyped, will update next week when they arrive and I get them on

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #17
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Looks great so far. Excited for the lm reps
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:34 PM   #18
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Just finished slapping on the lm reps! Still running a 10mm front and 20mm rear spacer

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Old 05-02-2014, 02:45 AM   #20
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Sick wheels man! I like the smoked theme...I was always thinking about blacking out my projector bowls and "frenching my highs" Your car looks really well put together
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