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Old 09-28-2011, 11:42 PM   #41
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roof rack is not a mod
technically it is...mod or modification according to dictionary.com means "a change made". Therefor it is a mod.

Also, for those who have a roof rack, is there an alternative option for the oem, one that looks like it, but is cheaper and slightly lower? thanks
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:59 PM   #42
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So far we've all been talking about cosmetics.

OP, go and get a BMW Performance air intake for your car if you're still running the stock box. That's a real mod that will keep an idiot smile plastered on your face for as long as you have the car.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:03 AM   #43
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So far we've all been talking about cosmetics.

OP, go and get a BMW Performance air intake for your car if you're still running the stock box. That's a real mod that will keep an idiot smile plastered on your face for as long as you have the car.
your car looks immaculate, exactly what i want. and what does that do and how difficult is it to install myself? i have 0 knowledge on the air intake. also, how much would it be? thanks man!
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:12 AM   #44
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About a year back, prices on BMW Performance parts were slashed from the source. You can probably find a BMW Performance air intake for your car in the $300 range. You can be proud of doing your first bolt-on performance mod. Working on your car can be quite rewarding... and you'll save a lot in the long run. Look to buy from another member of this or another enthusiast forum.

On the cosmetic side: clear vs. amber? The BMW OEM parts are always best. I bought my clears from Khoalty, but had to ditch the sidemarkers after a year and a half because they had yellowed so badly. Fitment of the sidemarkers was also quite terrible. I would recommend only OEM sidemarkers, which you can get from most of the vendors in the site sponsors section of this forum. The rest isn't so bad, but there is a perceptible difference in quality.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:39 AM   #45
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technically it is...mod or modification according to dictionary.com means "a change made". Therefor it is a mod.
roof racks belong on vw's

you seem to be on the wrong forum

but it's your ghetto car. you're making payments for it. ruin and ghetto it out however you want.

that is all.

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:05 AM   #46
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Stock exterior is fine on these cars in my opinion... If your maintenance is up to date (replaced cooling system, filters, and fluids), I'd spend that 300 to "Shark" it. Just my $0.02
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:14 AM   #47
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Stock exterior is fine on these cars in my opinion... If your maintenance is up to date (replaced cooling system, filters, and fluids), I'd spend that 300 to "Shark" it. Just my $0.02
sorry man, i have no idea what "shark it" means, care to elaborate?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:27 AM   #48
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He means this and I agree with him.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:25 AM   #49
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He means this and I agree with him.
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-26...-software.aspx
:0 who has it? and is it worht it?
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #50
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:0 who has it? and is it worht it?
It's worth it. Would put you at spending closer to 400 though because you'd need a battery charger to complete the process, unless you have one or can borrow one from someone. Totally worth it though.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #51
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Damn. as much as i would love to put this on, i share my car with my sister.... and she uses it the majority of the time. so i'm leaning more towards the cosmetics, how it looks. thanks though, will definitvly buy this once its all mine!. had no idea about it
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:28 PM   #52
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #53
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:22 PM   #54
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i would. but i think il have to do the primary things first...clears and so on.
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I didn't know people put roof racks on their cars for aesthetics? If you install a roof rack, you should try picking up some kind of outdoor activity. Mountain biking? Snowboarding maybe? It will be good for you.

This is what I did on my car first:

Smoked LED tails
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Then I bought rims and tires and broke the bank :O
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:51 PM   #57
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I didn't know people put roof racks on their cars for aesthetics? If you install a roof rack, you should try picking up some kind of outdoor activity. Mountain biking? Snowboarding maybe? It will be good for you.

This is what I did on my car first:

Smoked LED tails
Smoked Corners
Smoked Sidemarkers
Black roundels
Black matte grill
Flush mount trunk lid spoiler

Then I bought rims and tires and broke the bank :O
yes, aesthetics is the start, then comes the recreational activity.

nice car, love it. and i like how you kept the chrome rim, gives it some distinction between the black windows and black car paint.. excellent
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:39 PM   #58
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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
Where did you get the headlamp lense replacement for $70?
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:40 PM   #59
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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
where did you get your roof rack? link or anything??
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #60
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get a rack, lip and get low, . . . if your w welder or have a buddy cross fingers for coil over sleeves :] , . . . but thats some work involved, .

and bro i got a yakima rack with the faring and it doesnt affect much at high speeds, did a few runs doing 130ish
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