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Old 10-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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BMW Performance stripes measurements

does anyone know what is the measurements of the stripes and space between them... i want to make my own stripes as stealer wants over $200.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Hah $200 ain't bad for quality work. You'll have a hard time cutting vinyl that straight without some large cutting tools. If you really want the sizes just use the roundel to measure them with the image. Figure it out.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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Are you making them for an F30 or for your E46? We have a bunch of high resolution pictures of the F30 BMW M Performance Parts 3 Series on F30Driver.com here -

http://www.f30driver.com/bmw-f30-pho...ormance-Parts/

F30 3 series M Performance Parts

There are a few close ups that should help you get the spacing and size.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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I like those performance stripes. I think they only work well with a white/black or black/white combo really...I can't think of any other colors it would look nice on.

Maybe red/black or black/red depending on the color of the car.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Count the spaces on the grill they r align
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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Count the spaces on the grill they r align
This man's a genious.

Anyway those width stripes won't look good on the E46. You'll need to create your own widths so it lines with the grille like those do.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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they are going on my touring.... i wanted to stick with oem specs but its true the kidney sizes are different so i have to make my own.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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and i think the strips will look good my my SGM touring since i got black rims, im going with flat black stripes.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
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The performance stripes remind me of what Ryan did with her car:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/387523...-323i-sedan-4d

I like it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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and i think the strips will look good my my SGM touring since i got black rims, im going with flat black stripes.
I think they will look cool if you get the proportions right and get them perfectly straight. Post pics here when you're done.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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Unless your driving a '60 muscle car, skip the gaudy stripes. It's poseur, but if you do get it, be sure to pick up a fake Rolex, glue some fake diamonds to your front teeth, and maybe some fake gold chains to finish off your ensemble. Now were talkin'; you'll be high steppin' just like your ride. Oh yeah, practice your dap or your lean so you get it right before you head out into public, you wouldn't want to misrepresent and look poseur.

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #12
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Another guy did it with plasti dip. I liked it. Not a lot of other people did n
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:03 AM   #13
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Unless your driving a '60 muscle car, skip the gaudy stripes. It's poseur, but if you do get it, be sure to pick up a fake Rolex, glue some fake diamonds to your front teeth, and maybe some fake gold chains to finish off your ensemble. Now were talkin'; you'll be high steppin' just like your ride. Oh yeah, practice your dap or your lean so you get it right before you head out into public, you wouldn't want to misrepresent and look poseur.
Or don't do all this and put the stripes you like on your car and be the otherwise normal dude who liked racing stripes so he put them on his car. Haters hate, meh. Life's too short to worry what other people think. If it makes you happy do it...

I'd mess with pics in ms paint or photoshop.. Once you get idea of width you like use paper to mock it up on your car, when arrived at desired look shift to adhesive stripe material...
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OP, I have to say, without 'hate' that I think it's a goofy look...and honestly, not just because 325, and not just because Touring, but because it's a BMW.

If it was the safety car at a race, then I wouldn't think anything of it, but if I saw it on the road, I'd think 'oh no.' That said, I'm old, conservative, and since I'm not a huge guy, I'd never say it to your face! Also, I bet that many here would think the same and have said so in many other threads...though here they might not since the owner of the list chimed in and they'd be afraid of a ban if they wrote the wrong thing.

We often don't answer questions here, though here you got some answers already, so I hope you don't mind my not answering your question but telling you what I think anyway.

If you want to know how others might take your stripes, start a new thread with a poll...yea or nay...maybe a photoshop of your car with stripes.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
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well here is mine, i made it myself with roland cutting printer.

if anyone here is interested i can cut and sell for a minima cost compare to stealer or other shops.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #16
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Hmm... not bad
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #17
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Looks good except you made them backwards
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Tons of wagons with roof racks at the race track...
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #19
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well here is mine, i made it myself with roland cutting printer.

if anyone here is interested i can cut and sell for a minima cost compare to stealer or other shops.

I like how you did it.

OP: why not experiment with plastidip? Don't like it? Peel it off.


I'll think about doing this to my e46.. Except mines black, so if I change the color of my rims, I might get the stripes to match the color of the rims. idk
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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Looks good except you made them backwards
thats what I noticed. Not a fan. Stripes have to be the right color, width, distance, placement, and line to pull off correctly. That said, GL OP!
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