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      01-05-2016, 04:27 AM   #1
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M Performance Side Stripes




just looking for opinions on the side stripes for the 5er.

I don't think I have seen any cars with these through the forum - only on the internet pics on BMW displays - so possibly answering my own question on whether or not to get these. I heard they give and extra 5bhp.

by the way - mine is alpine white.



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I've seen them on here before, few people have them.
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I have seen the side skirt M Performance decal before, but never the stripes. Doesn't look bad on AW, but a bit much for my taste. I think you would need to have all of the M Performance enhancements to pull it off.
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There's a thread in here somewhere that I posted in regarding this but his concern was how it looked on a gray car? My opinion is I think it makes the car look like it's missing something at the bottom. I wouldn't do it and it's probably why you don't see too many cars with them on
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I've seen pics of the stripes on a white f31, and that look better than on the f10, don't think I would put them on a f10.
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There's a thread in here somewhere that I posted in regarding this but his concern was how it looked on a gray car? My opinion is I think it makes the car look like it's missing something at the bottom. I wouldn't do it and it's probably why you don't see too many cars with them on
I think it was me that was asking. I did it but no strip.
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I already have the sill strip and decal, but was thinking of the side stripe along the waist line - the double black/silver that runs the length of the car.

my car would basically look the car in the first picture in the OP
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I bought the ///M performance decals but never put them on, I got them and thought they would look tacky on my color
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i guess it's all personal preference...if i saw someone with it on i would be like, cool!
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I bought the ///M performance decals but never put them on, I got them and thought they would look tacky on my color
Are they for sale? I wouldn't mind having spares.
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Performance stripes, rocker panel decals, power kit

I have them (performance stripes, rocker panel decals, m performance power kit) installed on mine.
It is raining cats and dogs here today - so not the best day to take photos.

The performance strips are matt black and silver - I like it on my Jet Black
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hard to tell from that angle...any other shots?
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I like it on the AW with the black wheels. On the chrome rims it looks too Fasty and Furiousy.
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Not sure i would fit the stripes, my friend just fitted the side skirt decal on his white msport f10 at a cost of 110 from bmw. Very nice quality 3m vinyl and went on well, but i just cant help thinking it takes the depth out of the side of the car. But the main thing is he loves it so ultimately go with your gut
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This is the current set up.
Really undecided on the side stripes
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Very nice quality 3m vinyl and went on well, but i just cant help thinking it takes the depth out of the side of the car.
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Like I mentioned earlier like it's missing the bottom part of the skirt? Also, to me it makes the car not look as lowered?
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Some claim the stripes give you a 5 horsepower gain. Add the word Turbo to the stripe-it provides, on the average, an additional 25 horsepower. Also, adding a third color will also boost horsepower by another 5 hp. There is no additional advantage after the fifth color (so skip the color spectrum look).

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This is the current set up.
Really undecided on the side stripes
I think everyones comments on here will often hold alot of weight with what we do with our own cars, mainly because we have all got a very similar taste, and appreciation of others opinions and although i agree to a certain extent on the skirt strips taking something away from the profile of the vehicle i still think theyre are different in a cool way, b.t.w my my best friend also has them and loves them!!

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I'll be the dissenter... I'm not at all a fan of stripes or the "ricer" look. The F10 has classy lines that are, IMHO, only hurt by stripes and stickers. "Advertising" (stickers) to me scream "Look at me.. look at me!!!!!". One is driving a BMW.. 'Nuff said!
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I'll be the dissenter... I'm not at all a fan of stripes or the "ricer" look. The F10 has classy lines that are, IMHO, only hurt by stripes and stickers. "Advertising" (stickers) to me scream "Look at me.. look at me!!!!!". One is driving a BMW.. 'Nuff said!
good point.

stripes will be left off - ill save myself a 100
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I got these instead
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