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      10-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Some minor modification to my Black F10 550i

So i've decided to make some minor modifications to my 550i.
The car's original color is black with black shadowline trim, and since it's not an M-sport, exhausts are chrome and reflectors are all stock. So i am going to have my Exhaust tips painted in gloss black just like a car, and while car is in the shop, we'll have reflectors sprayed as well.
The shop i am using to do the job is somewhat famous in GA, Zintar's collision.
The guys does an incredible paint job.

In the future i would like to get a trunk lip and roof spoiler maybe.
Yellow fogs and European license frame in the front ( since we don't have front license plate here in GA)

Am i missing anything? should i do anything else?
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      10-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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IMO you should get a quad exhaust with a nice diffuser to go with it
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      10-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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IMO you should get a quad exhaust with a nice diffuser to go with it
I see how that would make the car look better, an M5 look.
mine is a 2011 year model non M sport, so it has different looking diffuser and in order to put quad exhaust, i will need to cut old ones out, and it has that vacuum exhaust opener which i don't want to mess with. On the top of everything, my car has warranty, and i don't want to find out one day that my warranty was void because of some innocent exhaust tip change.
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      10-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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this is what it looks like right now
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Well, I can tell you, it looks good! Be "gentle" bcs you dont want to mess it up.
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Put the black performance kidney grilles in!
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this is what it looks like right now
the tips look nice actually, and so if your not really not looking to mess around with exhaust, IMHO i think you should just let it stay stock..because it looks good nonetheless
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the tips look nice actually, and so if your not really not looking to mess around with exhaust, IMHO i think you should just let it stay stock..because it looks good nonetheless
I hate chrome on my car, if it was brushed stainless steel. or aluminum, then i could live with it. But its chrome, and exhaust carbon builds up on it so its never clean, and chrome picks up dirt so quick.
So i am gonna have it painted in the same color as car.
I also ordered yellow H8 light bulbs for the fog lights so in a bout a week, i am going to post pictures of the finished product.
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I hate chrome on my car, if it was brushed stainless steel. or aluminum, then i could live with it. But its chrome, and exhaust carbon builds up on it so its never clean, and chrome picks up dirt so quick.
So i am gonna have it painted in the same color as car.
I also ordered yellow H8 light bulbs for the fog lights so in a bout a week, i am going to post pictures of the finished product.
black chrome tips are gonna look SIKKKKKK, cant wait to see it!!!
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Ok, so here are some iphone pictures of the finished pruduct!!
I will have it washed and take some pictures with real camera in an open area.
I am loving it!!!!
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I see how that would make the car look better, an M5 look.
mine is a 2011 year model non M sport, so it has different looking diffuser and in order to put quad exhaust, i will need to cut old ones out, and it has that vacuum exhaust opener which i don't want to mess with. On the top of everything, my car has warranty, and i don't want to find out one day that my warranty was void because of some innocent exhaust tip change.
my dealer advised me to do my 4 quad tips from borla and plug the vacuum line, wont mess with warranty or performance, they even checked it all out and said it was fine, looks so much better, and fits nice in the stock diffuser. The chrome always got black, these are stainless and easier to clean, one member here powder coated his tips the same color as his car, I didnt think I would like the rear spoiler at first but I love it, $300. from dealer, also the same with the black grills, I love them, I also had the small silver fins in the front painted black by my shop also.

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Arrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here is another iphone picture! i love taking pictures of this car.
just had new tires installed! Michelin Pilot Sport AS!!!!!!!!!!
Exhaust tips painted in car color.
Rear reflectors painted
Front reflectors painted
I am loving it
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How is your tint working for you, is it hard to see the blind spot detection lights in the mirrors, or is it difficult when backing up at night, what % did you get?
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How is your tint working for you, is it hard to see the blind spot detection lights in the mirrors, or is it difficult when backing up at night, what % did you get?
Well if you look closer, my front doors are not as dark as back ones are so blind spot is not an issue. Besides I barely use it anyway. As for backing up at night, I use mirrors and back up camera with sensors so its not an issue at all. I want to install a strip on the windshield of about 5%
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