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Old 07-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #21
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Car looks great! Looks kinda like my car, TiAG 330ci.

Great car, if I were you I'd definetly invest in suspension mods (handling + drop!) and also either remove the 330ci badge or get the matte black 330ci badge.
(I'm kinda plotting to get that cool ass black badge!)

What also I think makes the car look good, personally speaking, is vinyl wrapping the roof gloss black. The previous owner did it on my car, and it's one of my favorite mods.

When you do get tints, dont go too dark; it looks pretty bad-ass when the car is dark-translucent, only kinda being able to see your clean interior. Gives the car depth I guess.









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Old 07-15-2011, 12:18 AM   #22
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Car looks great! Looks kinda like my car, TiAG 330ci.

Great car, if I were you I'd definetly invest in suspension mods (handling + drop!) and also either remove the 330ci badge or get the matte black 330ci badge.
(I'm kinda plotting to get that cool black badge!)

What also I think makes the car look good, personally speaking, is vinyl wrapping the roof gloss black. The previous owner did it on my car, and it's one of my favorite mods.

When you do get tints, dont go too dark; it looks pretty bad-ass when the car is dark-translucent, only kinda being able to see your clean interior. Gives the car depth I guess.
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Yeah I definitely gonna get suspension as soon as I can afford it. BUt i'm also planning on getting a new car in a couple years so not sure how much more I wanna put into this one. For the tint I'm not gonna go limo tint, but I still want something dark. The fronts I can barely tint anyways cause of California law. Not sure about the badge... I kinda want people to know that I have a 330ci. haha. I wonder how the black badge will look on a silver?
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:25 AM   #23
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I think it would look good because eventually your contrasting color would be black to your tiag (it wouldn't be any other color, i guess right?).

As far as tint goes, NYC law here is 70% tinting (or something of a like), that is too light, I need some goddamn privacy! So I get 35%. It's kinda see-through translucent in a sunny day, but nearly invisible at night.

The rare times I get my balls busted by the po-9 about my tint, I think of it as tint tax and pay the point-less (pun intended) $80 ticket.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:39 AM   #24
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I think it would look good because eventually your contrasting color would be black to your tiag (it wouldn't be any other color, i guess right?).

As far as tint goes, NYC law here is 70% tinting (or something of a like), that is too light, I need some goddamn privacy! So I get 35%. It's kinda see-through translucent in a sunny day, but nearly invisible at night.

The rare times I get my balls busted by the po-9 about my tint, I think of it as tint tax and pay the point-less (pun intended) $80 ticket.
Haha yeah i'll see what I like the most. Same here for our front license plate. Got pulled over once. Only a $25 ticket. Well worth it in my opinion. I don't even have holes in my bumper anymore. haha. I'll need to see pictures of the black before I decide. I love the idea though.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:17 AM   #25
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Looks great Matt!
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:26 AM   #26
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Here are some pics of my 330ci progress. Got the biggest mods done. Just wanted your guys opinion on what else I should do.

So far I have front and rear Mtech2 bumpers. Black kidney grills. Angel eyes. Monochrome Roundels. OEM LED Tail lights. M3 spoiler lip. VMR CSL Wheels.

I'm gonna get OEM m3 mirrors and some tint soon. Anything else you guys think would look good? Something subtle and OEM looking.









That is exactly what my 323Ci looked like bar the Mtech kit. I miss my E46, sold to buy a house
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:48 AM   #27
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DEFINITELY paint the inside ring of your headlights black and get some smoked corners. The headligths look a little cheap right now and dont go with your whole silver on black theme. the black rings and smoked corners would really look good with your black grills and logos. I painted mine with just regular paint. it was so easy. the headlights just snap apart on these cars.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:03 AM   #28
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Here's a picture of my car and another of a silver one with the black headlights and smoked corners.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #29
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Wow I'm definitely going to paint the inside now. Looks great! Thanks guys. Instead of tinting my corners I think it'll just be cheaper to buy a pair of smoked. I'll look around and see what I can find.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:44 AM   #30
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Paint them using Plasti-dip I did and they look great

I am about to paint my inserts. How does the plasti dip hold up to the high heat of the xenons?
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