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      01-06-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Next mod... Lci tail light retrofit or m3 steering wheel?

If you had to choose one, which one would you get? E92 lci tail light retrofit or m3 steering wheel with DTC paddles?

Lci tail light pros- led lights, modern look compared to the pre lci tail lights. Can only be noticed outside

M3 steering wheel pros- better feeling steering wheel, ergonomic. Noticeable every time you drive the car.

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      01-06-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
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M3 steering wheel. You enjoy it every time you drive. You can only enjoy the lights when you're outside the car. It's mainly for everyone else's viewing pleasure.
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      01-06-2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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As an aesthetic whore, I'd choose the LCI tails.

There's a guy selling them for $400+shipping right now in the FS section as well.
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i just upgraded my wheel and i can tell you i am glad i did. I look forward in driving my car even more now thanks to the wheel its more thick and the feeling of it is so delight ful
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      01-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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M3 wheel and DCT paddles are awesome, so much better than the normal wheel and paddles, I would do that first. I honestly don't think the LCI tails are much of an upgrade and not worth the cost.
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      01-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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Definitely get the steering wheel.
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I love my sport steering wheel so LCI tails 100%.

If I had the non-sport wheel it would be a tough call, but I would still go with the LCI tails
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      01-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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perfect wheel for your upgrade

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786654
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I upgraded to an M3 steering wheel first.
It's something you'll see and enjoy everytime you drive your car and worth every penny.
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LCI for sure!!!
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Dude, I just purchased an M3 tri-stitched steering wheel because im going to get a 6spd conversion next month. ITS AMAZING. oem paddle steering wheel sucks /facepalm WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Now I can drift around roundabouts without getting annoyed with the pointless paddle shifters lol

At first I got lost between this:
2012 mtech sport steering wheel perforated/ w/o tristitchings /w paddles


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M3 tristitched steering wheel w/o paddles


And since I was going to make my car 6spd soon, getting a steering wheel with paddles was pointless. And paddles annoyed the hell out of me.
And the tri-stichings... are SO APPEALING. The napa leather is amazing too.
So I went with the tri stitched m3 tri stitched leather steering wheel


After I wrapped my trims in silver CF


Get the wheel man, Its something you experience each time you drive the car.. The lights are cool, but steering wheel > lights.
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LCI trail, but if you think you need to pay someone to code it out, then it would be extra cost and hassle, may be going with m3 steering wheel would be easier for you now.
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M3 steering wheel with DCT for sure
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After much debate, I went ahead and ordered lci taillights from Tischer, can't wait!!
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I love my sport steering wheel so LCI tails 100%.

If I had the non-sport wheel it would be a tough call, but I would still go with the LCI tails
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You want be sorry you did..
Can't wait.. Also bought some GP Thunders 7500k H8 off a member as well.. Wednesday... Can't come soon enough..
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Can't wait.. Also bought some GP Thunders 7500k H8 off a member as well.. Wednesday... Can't come soon enough..
Gp thunders for the win.. Nice cheap mod for the angel eyes.
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Gp thunders for the win.. Nice cheap mod for the angel eyes.
Figured I might as well.. Going to get them coded to max voltage same time I get my lci taillights coded.
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steering wheel, because you can feel it
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Figured I might as well.. Going to get them coded to max voltage same time I get my lci taillights coded.
How do you Code the Angel eyes to Max Voltage?? I have an indy shop with an Autologic that i used to code my LCI Tail lights.
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Are these plug and play? Don't you need to buy a new trunk?
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