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      07-26-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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My proposed mods

A bit like kfiend's

white body, cf splitter in black but Msport front, cf spoiler, black f14's (maybe changed to forged 1 7's afterwards), whitelines, KW V3 (deposit in), pbx (not installed yet), change all the roundels to carbon.

optional: hamman exhaust

any advice?

on a serios note, pros vs cons of paint and vinyl?
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      07-26-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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complete make over?

window trims must be black with your set up.

CF splitter in black, do you mean painted black CF or just CF with no paint?

Personally I prefer a full lip than a splitter for F10. Splitter may be good for the E9x.

How about CF roof with white body? Just a thought with your proposed look.

I wouldn't repaint your car. It's still quite new. resale value will be affected.

Also, you must have the black grills either matte or gloss or may be the black side gills with your set up.
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      07-26-2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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BTW, I think your car will be more like 78mao's. kfiend has no m sport front (not sure if he has it now as he has disappeared).
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Yes, i think that is a good resale option too.
I will probably keep the CF untouched. but yes, u reminded me..if i do the vinyl, i will also get them to black out the chrome trim and maybe order the black kidneys
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Sounds like it's going to be one mean looking car!

Mine is white as well and I love it! Be prepared to get dust/black specs on your car and these can be easily seen. Dark colored ones get swirls, light colored ones get the black specs. Nothing is perfect.

Agree with RC3. Just have it wrapped. Check this out:

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552323

You can mix it up. Since car is matte, you might want to go gloss black grills, gloss window trims, and gloss rims. Or just do matte for everything.
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Just ask the guy to wrap the parts you wanna black out. You paid already, why pay more?

re-painting another color is easy to spot. they won't paint the inconspicuous parts like under the hood.
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Sounds good happy modding...
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I think i will probably just do a very glossy/bright white.. the matte white is a bit too MK.

But the wraps i seen for bright white is not as glossy, so will hope if they got it as bright as typical paint.
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AsiaKid, I wanna propose 3 mods for you since you are into performance mods with the PowerBox and V3. And you probably need these for your reckless driving at 160-200. 2) and 3) will improve the performance of our N53 engines.

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6. Four, Six or Eight Piston Cast Aluminium Calipers: Provide maximum braking force without the flex of sliding calipers.

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haha..with that big car..brembo is not a bad idea..but not cheap la..very expensive.

What is this plasma stuff? I read it once before, was it from you? I am curious what it is...if its legitimate wouldnt we hear mor e about it?
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I think i will probably just do a very glossy/bright white.. the matte white is a bit too MK.

But the wraps i seen for bright white is not as glossy, so will hope if they got it as bright as typical paint.
Just do a re-print if you want glossy white, sure it will look much better than wrapping.
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      07-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #12
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yeah, I had the plasma stuffs in my proposed mod list. A lot of the E9x guys installed them. Popular in Japan. I already enquired the local vendor for the stuffs. If you like I can pass you the info.

As you can see, my mods are all cosmetic and none performance yet. Hey, I am group D, bro.
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Brembo just for the front won't be that bad for your wallet.
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Just do a re-print if you want glossy white, sure it will look much better than wrapping.
I suggest asiakid just get a new AW F10
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hahaa..i am thinking..liek i said..if i should trade in for a AW 535i..haha...but no...i gotta keep some discipline..the problem with cars is that you can keep creeping up and up..and only thing that stops u is ur wallet
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This thread is going to get expensive!
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FYI asiakid, Okada Plasma Direct HKD 8,600 and HKD 3,000 for the Plasma Ground installed.

http://www.okadaprojects.com/usa/products.htm

Not bad for Performance gain.
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This thread is going to get expensive!
hehe, Kevin. But AsiaKid is asking for mod advice. Please chime in bro.
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hahaa..i am thinking..liek i said..if i should trade in for a AW 535i..haha...but no...i gotta keep some discipline..the problem with cars is that you can keep creeping up and up..and only thing that stops u is ur wallet

Right! But seem you have unlimited mod budget~~! haha!
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hehe, Kevin. But AsiaKid is asking for mod advice. Please chime in bro.
He's on the right track but I'm just going to give my 2 cents on any mod
you do please keep the BMW roundals white and blue.
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Oh, the Plasma Direct is also applicable to 535 too. Whereas Plasma Ground is only for the 528
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Oh, the Plasma Direct is also applicable to 535 too. Whereas Plasma Ground is only for the 528
Nothing for the 550i?
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