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Old 09-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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so i have a 2004 325i Silver Sedan, and i am trying to make as many possible mods that will make it look different (nicer) with 300 bucks. so far i have this. remember my car is stock...

clear corners and side lights: $55

black grills: $35

oem roof rack: $120

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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one of my fav mods was changing all the interior lights to led.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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is that worth it? the interior lights only turn on when the doors open..
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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I say get a Thule or Yakima roof rack over OEM. The BMW one sits to high IMO. Also, for $150 grab a used set of lowering springs if your stock struts/shocks are in good condition. Angels eyes aren't a bad idea either.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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spend the 300 where the work will be put to good use, aka paint correction.... then start with the $50-$100 mods down the road... clears, tint, black grills, black shadowline, lowering springs will set you back $200 plus install, LED's are great on the inside, you won't regret it.

then you can step up to P46's if you don't have zenon, m3 lip spoiler for the rear (or zhp), etc`
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #7
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Dont spend the money for Black kidneys, just go get a can of plasti Dip for $6 paint them black and if you ever want to change them then you peel off the plasti Dip!!!

And whats wrong with your Headlights? If they are just hazed you can go to the auto parts store and get that headlight restore polish and use a buffer on them, or if they are really bad just wet sand them with a high grit paper.


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Hey everyone,

so i have a 2004 325i Silver Sedan, and i am trying to make as many possible mods that will make it look different (nicer) with 300 bucks. so far i have this. remember my car is stock...

clear corners and side lights: $55

black grills: $35

oem roof rack: $120

headlamp lense replacement: $70
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #8
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Hey everyone,

so i have a 2004 325i Silver Sedan, and i am trying to make as many possible mods that will make it look different (nicer) with 300 bucks. so far i have this. remember my car is stock...

clear corners and side lights: $55

black grills: $35

oem roof rack: $120

headlamp lense replacement: $70
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #9
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Fuel filter, air filter, plugs, lower intake boot, and maf/tb cleaners and the rubber behind.

Also I like the magic eraser, gummi pfledge, xl50 mod. I think that's under $300, so we can still get new wiper blade inserts and a cabin air filter mod.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #10
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:54 PM   #11
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Don't do the rack. It will create a lot of wind noise on the highway and it will affect your handling a bit.

- Black grills
- Clear corners with black trim
- Clear sidemarkers
- LED tail lights
- New headlight lenses
- LED angel eyes (Umnitza Orion Lites)
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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Dang it! My next post was in before Dmax lol
How can your next post be in before my last one? Nevermind, I understand what you mean.

Go ahead...what else do you want OP to get? Carbon fiber looking plastic wrap or were you thinking underglow?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:59 PM   #13
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How can your next post be in before my last one? Nevermind, I understand what you mean.

Go ahead...what else do you want OP to get? Carbon fiber looking plastic wrap or were you thinking underglow?
Lol Your post are always about maintenance but always so true. Most people seem to forget out cars are pushing 8 years old and 100k+ miles.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #14
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Plasti-dip/paint the kidneys

vinyl the moldings and window trim

sand/buff/pollish the headlights

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #15
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Don't do the rack. It will create a lot of wind noise on the highway and it will affect your handling a bit.

- Black grills
- Clear corners with black trim
- Clear sidemarkers
- LED tail lights
- New headlight lenses
- LED angel eyes (Umnitza Orion Lites)
you sure? i really dont even go on the highway much, but i love the sporty look it gives it. and yes, good point, the clear coners with black trim for sure.

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Dont spend the money for Black kidneys, just go get a can of plasti Dip for $6 paint them black and if you ever want to change them then you peel off the plasti Dip!!!

And whats wrong with your Headlights? If they are just hazed you can go to the auto parts store and get that headlight restore polish and use a buffer on them, or if they are really bad just wet sand them with a high grit paper.
true! what happens if i just paint them with a can of matte black paint? will it start to chip? or will i need to put something over it? also i think the headlights can wait. hahaha, good point.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #16
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I say get a Thule or Yakima roof rack over OEM. The BMW one sits to high IMO. Also, for $150 grab a used set of lowering springs if your stock struts/shocks are in good condition. Angels eyes aren't a bad idea either.
YES i thought i was the only one who thought that but yes, they do sit high. il look into the after market ones. thanks for the heads up!
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #17
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you sure? i really dont even go on the highway much, but i love the sporty look it gives it.

Well I had the roof rack, it did affect the car on the highway that's for sure. As for the looks that's your call. I liked the look at first but then I saw that the car is even sportier without it and looks lower.




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Old 09-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #18
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Well I had the roof rack, it did affect the car on the highway that's for sure. As for the looks that's your call. I liked the look at first but then I saw that the car is even sportier without it and looks lower.




:O beautiful car...what angle eyes did you get? love the light output
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #19
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:38 PM   #20
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where are you getting an oem roof rack for 120?
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