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Old 02-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Thoughts on Grilles and Side Markers

Here's some pics of the new grills and side markers on a 03 e46!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Not a fan but do whatever you want! Its your car. Do you have any other white accents in the cabin and stuff?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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I am not really fan. I would do smoked corners side markers so they don't stick out like a sore thumb and I would get a blacked out grill or kept it stock.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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Only reason I decided to only do the grilles and side markers last night is because the grilles are broken (had to screw them in place) and the side markers are too, they get loose and hang out from the car at high speeds.

Ordered new grilles and side markers already so wanted to see how it would look.
I'm not too into it either. Just a test you could say.

I'm thinking about doing a nice light red on the new grilles and side markers instead of the white.
That would include the same red color on the rest of the mods.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Opinion: Well on your way to making it look like a Honda Civic circa 2001. AKA vintage rice.

But with that being said, it's your car, do whatever you think looks good bla bla bla.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Grill looks bad IMO but its your car
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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Opinion: Well on your way to making it look like a Honda Civic circa 2001. AKA vintage rice.

But with that being said, it's your car, do whatever you think looks good bla bla bla.
Sorry its a bimmer and will never look like that Honda ur wippin'
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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Not a fan but do whatever you want! Its your car. Do you have any other white accents in the cabin and stuff?
Did this last night, planning. Didn't want to rush it. Going to put some more accents of white around the back and side, including

Side mirror covers Interior panels That black bar above the back licence plate The grille on the far top of the hood.

Of course I have to get some nice matte white stickers for the front and back windshield.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Sorry its a bimmer and will never look like that Honda ur wippin'
Sorry to burst your bubble, but I'm not "wippin'" a Honda. White on black accents and vinyl stickers are going to make the car look cheap. The white mirrors are just going to look flat out weird.

Your car, do what you want, bla bla bla.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #10
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Ok hillbilly. What is that $300? Niceeee
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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Why not just make it a checkered flag?

Opinion: looks really tacky. Try to pull it off by having white wheels, still will look tacky.

But your car, your time, your money. If you are happy, no one cares.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #12
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Ok hillbilly. What is that $300? Niceeee
O snap, you got me there.

Like I said, it's your car, do what you want. However, you posted something on a public forum asking for opinions and when those opinions aren't what you want to hear you get defensive and start attacking forum members.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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O snap, you got me there.

Like I said, it's your car, do what you want. However, you posted something on a public forum asking for opinions and when those opinions aren't what you want to hear you get defensive and start attacking forum members.
Haha. Was I right ? $300?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #14
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i would get the piano black grills and smoke side markers, would blend in better with your color.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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i would get the piano black grills and smoke side markers, would blend in better with your color.
Same feelings here ! I had that installed until last night.
I only did this mod because my side markers were loose and my grills were falling so I ordered new side markers & grills and messed around with the broken ones

The new grills are stock piano black and the side markers are smoked LEDs.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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Here's some pics of the new grills and side markers on a 03 e46!!!
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Sorry not feeling it at all.
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aftermarket side markers always seem to be trouble some and not a good fit, i would get some x3 side markers, those are the same as facelift sedans and OEM fit and quality, then smoke them lightly yourself with a spray tint.
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Sorry its a bimmer and will never look like that Honda ur wippin'
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Ok hillbilly. What is that $300? Niceeee
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Haha. Was I right ? $300?
I'm sorry, but I cannot believe you think that the picture in his signature is him and his car

That is hilarious.
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I've got good news and bad. It looks horribly retarded. However, I do have some good news to report... while sitting here in Wendy's browsing this very thread, a guy with a severe case of Down's walked behind me and saw your car and LOVED it. LOVED it. Made a scene and everything. So you've got that going for you, which is nice.
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