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Old 02-19-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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cosmetic mods?

i have an 04 3er it is a TiAg
im just wondering of what you think of adding:

1 blacked out grills

2 painting the rim(whole) black

3 gunmetal

4 or just painting the band(the part that the tyres mount onto) black

5 or just painting the rims black without painting the band?

6 front turn lights clear covers w/ white turn

7 eagle eyes which one do you prefer the most? (smoked, chrome or fully blacked out)
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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Look at the showroom section and see how other people mod their m3s
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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Plenty of ideas in this thread.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=486088
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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You want to go blacked out or something?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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i have an 04 3er it is a TiAg
im just wondering of what you think of adding:

1 blacked out grills

2 painting the rim(whole) black

3 gunmetal

4 or just painting the band(the part that the tyres mount onto) black

5 or just painting the rims black without painting the band?

6 front turn lights clear covers w/ white turn

7 eagle eyes which one do you prefer the most? (smoked, chrome or fully blacked out)
1: I love black grills with an Mtech1 or 2 bumper. Not stock.
2-5: Silver wheels on TiAg car (unless you have more aggressive mods)
6: Get clear front turns and side indicators
7: If you get LED, just get Red/Clear. But I prefer R/C/R for sedans.
Please don't murder out your car! Classy mods are the way to go. Subtle modding makes your car look great!

As Jake said... Check out the showroom for any suggestions. Many build threads out there including mine. But always remember maintenance first. Doesn't matter how good your car looks if you can't drive it. Happy Modding
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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No to everything you just suggested. I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that the OP is 20 or younger...

(Please pardon my auto-correct)
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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I ask about struts and it gets moved to suspension forum...why isn't this one moved to the showroom? Hmmm?

OP, sorry, you can't do cosmetic mods on your car here...everyone will make fun of you. Try the cooling system mod instead.
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No to everything you just suggested. I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that the OP is 20 or younger...

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Agreed.

I know they built a lot of E46's, but as the years pass, it's going to be hard finding any that haven't been cosmetically ruined by all the young kids getting a hold of them.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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Agreed.

I know they built a lot of E46's, but as the years pass, it's going to be hard finding any that haven't been cosmetically ruined by all the young kids getting a hold of them.
Good. Makes ours more rare.
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i'm not really a fan of "blacked out" wheels. never understood making it look like it's a base model car that the hubcaps fell off of. if the rims look nice why hide them
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Agreed.

I know they built a lot of E46's, but as the years pass, it's going to be hard finding any that haven't been cosmetically ruined by all the young kids getting a hold of them.
that's good. more e46 in the junk yards for us to cannibalize.
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No to everything you just suggested. I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that the OP is 20 or younger...

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yeah, im 18
i paid for the car[insurance, maintenance, purchase gas and etc.]

i'm just asking if [you think] the cosmetic mods i asked about above seem nice to look at

you dont have to [inderectly] bash me about my age and my taste...
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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I ask about struts and it gets moved to suspension forum...why isn't this one moved to the showroom? Hmmm?

OP, sorry, you can't do cosmetic mods on your car here...everyone will make fun of you. Try the cooling system mod instead.
I thank you sir
i now know that other forum members are not that nice and just give a 'yes' or 'no'

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I thank you sir
i now know that other forum members are not that nice and just give a 'yes' or 'no'

have a good day/ night

You'll quickly learn that most people here are not that nice. Especially since almost every question that could be asked, has probably be asked. Which makes me agree with people not being nice. I suggest search before you post anything! In that way you can avoid ridicule. Your age doesn't necessarily mean anything, except that a lot of people here have owned their cars since they we worth a lot more. So its hard to see young people buying an E46 and ruining it. But just do lots of research before you mod, keep your maintenance up, and keep it classy!
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yeah, im 18
i paid for the car[insurance, maintenance, purchase gas and etc.]

i'm just asking if [you think] the cosmetic mods i asked about above seem nice to look at

you dont have to [inderectly] bash me about my age and my taste...
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Yes, yes I do. I was 18 once too and even at that age I had the ability to think for myself and research myself. I also didn't care enough about what other people thought about my tastes to really give a crap about their opinion, still don't, that said I'll happily share mine

Blacked out stuff just makes it screamingly obvious that you just had to "mod" your car anyway you could so you did it with a $5 can of spray paint instead of giving it an actual thought. Blacked (or murdered) out is completely played out and looks like crap on quite literally every car, someday some teenager decided it was mad tyte and every other d-bag fell in line behind them, it's like the hats floating on top of people's heads syndrome that's recently hit our culture... sure you think you're cool now, but a few years from now you'll look back and realize what a complete retard you looked like.

Sorry to rant at you, but it annoys me when people fail as individuals...
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Yes, yes I do. I was 18 once too and even at that age I had the ability to think for myself and research myself. I also didn't care enough about what other people thought about my tastes to really give a crap about their opinion, still don't, that said I'll happily share mine

Blacked out stuff just makes it screamingly obvious that you just had to "mod" your car anyway you could so you did it with a $5 can of spray paint instead of giving it an actual thought. Blacked (or murdered) out is completely played out and looks like crap on quite literally every car, someday some teenager decided it was mad tyte and every other d-bag fell in line behind them, it's like the hats floating on top of people's heads syndrome that's recently hit our culture... sure you think you're cool now, but a few years from now you'll look back and realize what a complete retard you looked like.

Sorry to rant at you, but it annoys me when people fail as individuals...
well there you go OP, someone giving you an indepth answer

it's hard to say but i think he's ify on the "murdered out" look
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Do as you please since it's your car. I personally save my stock parts so I can go between stock and (blacked out) as much as my heart desires.(or I get tired of a certain look)
My car is carbon black so it looks blue during the day (has some nice contrast with the black. And looks black at night (murdered out...kinda)

Stock reflector/side grille/side marker/kidney grilles
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Eventually ill revert back to stock signals/grilles and finish the Apex's in silver once I get tired of my current look.
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