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Old 08-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #21
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I would go with the OEM Performance Glossy black grills. All of the aftermarket grills are trash, they never fit right. I went through 2 sets before settling with BMW performance grills
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:15 PM   #22
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I say keep the chrome, it goes good with the trim and wheels! Sick car btw
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:06 AM   #23
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I was sick of looking at plain black or plain chrome and since I don't have an M3 I went for these blackout grilles with the German flag colors.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part.../007965ecs01a/

This is the link to the pre-facelift grilles. I got some post-facelift grilles from them and they look great..
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:14 AM   #24
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Looks super clean man - I dig it. Honestly, if you're thinking about going gloss black for window trim, consider gloss black kidneys as an option. I've seen it on blue before, and it looks fantastic. To me, it's all about trying to make it match as much as possible; that's what looks best, when it all flows.

And yeah, the halos are great. Wish I would've opted for Orion V4's, but for $130 with a 2 year warranty, you can't beat the Khoalty AE's. Great kit, awesome price, easy install. Oh yeah, and nice CSL wheels too! Can't wait to get a hold of some Apex ARC-8's one of these days.

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My sig shows painted frames, black grilles
Thank you for the reference. That doesn't look that bad. Looks great!

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Chrome, absolutely. I think it goes great with topaz blue, mystic blue, orient blue, etc.
I temporarily put the chrome for now to see the contrast.


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I would go pro stock BMW and remove *ALL* stickers and tint. And that front bracket. (gotta buy the strip)

Fun place to shoot. Here's a casual snap in that same spot I did years ago. Spot is played out but still fun

Well what tint percentage would you recommend? Due to the Cali heat, I really wanna have something that would diminish the amount of heat inside the car.

I currently have 35% all around *I believe I need to double check my receipt* my fronts are ceramic tint and the rears are normal.


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I say keep the chrome, it goes good with the trim and wheels! Sick car btw
Thanks bud I am trying to have the right balance between aggressive and enthusiast.


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I was sick of looking at plain black or plain chrome and since I don't have an M3 I went for these blackout grilles with the German flag colors.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part.../007965ecs01a/

This is the link to the pre-facelift grilles. I got some post-facelift grilles from them and they look great..
Would you mind having a picture of your car with those grilles?
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:11 PM   #25
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like everyone else said, middle picture.
on your color car and mods the Chrome surrounds and black grill slats looks best.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:35 PM   #26
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I would say paint matched or full chrome or half chrome. Any option will look good to be honest. If you were to go black, I would do a glossy black over matte
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:37 PM   #27
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For window tint get 3M Crystalline. Get a light tint, if any, but benefit from the film's rejection of the sun's UV rays. Your car is too clean for tint
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:37 PM   #28
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Matte black all the way if you have a darker coloured car.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:49 PM   #29
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I would go pro stock BMW and remove *ALL* stickers and tint. And that front bracket. (gotta buy the strip)
What's with you being against tint. It's so dumb! Tint has very practical applications for heat reduction and privacy. Have fun in your fishbowl baking in the sun with your AC struggling to keep up.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:07 PM   #30
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Also tint makes the car look sleek. My dad's caddy isn't tinted and sometimes it feels awkward being in it. Lol

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I would go pro stock BMW and remove *ALL* stickers and tint. And that front bracket. (gotta buy the strip)
What's with you being against tint. It's so dumb! Tint has very practical applications for heat reduction and privacy. Have fun in your fishbowl baking in the sun with your AC struggling to keep up.

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Old 08-17-2017, 10:21 PM   #31
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None of the above. Get the gloss black ones from ECS Tuning. They are really well made: tough, not brittle, fit tight, look great. I have them on both my E46s and my E39.

Like these, but for facelift.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...1-4603-bk~ecs/
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:04 PM   #32
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^Yep; needs some contrast. No matte black or body-colored.
To argue that, I feel that the Titan Silver cars look better with black because of the contrast.
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