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      03-12-2011, 05:09 AM   #23
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dont go to m3
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      04-12-2011, 03:49 AM   #24
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my suggestion is to go with quads and do custom cut out on your OEM rear bumper. now your saving money and customizing your own style without having to dish out money. use the money on wheels or additional mods that will either make you push more horses or look pretty. Royal mufflers work is nice and clean and easily cut your oem bumper and gorgeous exhaust system.
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      04-12-2011, 09:45 AM   #25
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that will make your car a bit riced, no offense
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      04-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #26
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my suggestion is to go with quads and do custom cut out on your OEM rear bumper. now your saving money and customizing your own style without having to dish out money. use the money on wheels or additional mods that will either make you push more horses or look pretty. Royal mufflers work is nice and clean and easily cut your oem bumper and gorgeous exhaust system.
+1. This.

The op clearly doesn't understand what "poser" means. He keeps saying he realizes that going m3 would be a poser move, so now he's going with the mtech and the quad exhaust (

op, choose your own style and leave people guessing. if you do a quad with your own clean cutouts on the oem bumper, and spend the savings under the hood, or on wheels, or trim, the end result could be something cool - as opposed to something people will laugh at. I get the "too poor to do anything else" bit, but putting a new rear and a quad exhaust in the way you have described is just lame. the definition of posing is trying to fool all the people who don't know better. you yourself said "most people wont know the difference." that IS posing.

i think you should consider a dual exhaust with 3.5 or 4" pipes, with custom cutouts on your oem bumper. debadge. black out the front grill, as well as the lower grills (maybe some black race tech mesh). spend the rest under the hood e.g. cold air intake, pipes, whatever. on the outside just go for a clean custom look that will make people say "damnm, what is that.. i wonder what custom work he's done to that thing!" as opposed to "ZOMG ROFLCOPTOR LOOK AT THAT POSER 328 TRYING TO BE AN M3!"

my two cents.

side note - the m3 exhausts look silly on a non-M due to width differences. do your own custom look using OEM bumper, and doing a matching cutout on the other side. make people wonder if your car is some HOT NEW MODEL as opposed to a fake M.
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      04-12-2011, 02:33 PM   #27
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I can get a really good deal locally on a M3 replica rear bumper for the e90, and I just hate the rear of my car have been wanting to do something since i bought the car. That's how the idea was born!! I've realized though that would be too much posing like you say, but would also look terrible on my car only a m3 can pull it off. I've decided to go for the quad exhaust, just need a M-tech bumper with a diffuser now and I'm all set!! I'll post pics once it's been done and you tell me if you think I'll get a ton of laughs
I never said it wouldn't look good cause i'm sure it will I was just reading you the riot act....Good luck
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      04-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #28
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IMO the M3 rear will look like poo on a non m... I've seen it before, Id do a dual...
Poo poo go with a dual or embrace the 328 exhaust.
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      04-14-2011, 11:55 AM   #29
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save your money! Waste of time and money IMO. Doesnt do anything to the value of the car ...other than depreciate it more
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      04-14-2011, 12:06 PM   #30
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dual is just right.
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      04-14-2011, 12:11 PM   #31
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Mtech and quad. No m3.
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      04-14-2011, 12:29 PM   #32
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it looks way better if you stay stock or m tech. i dont mind m3 look on non m but please do the whole car conversion with oem parts, not getting m3 style rear bumper. no offense
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      04-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #33
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Better yet, just sell the 328i and buy a real M3. Making a 328i look like a M3 makes us all look bad. I think you're better off ricing it out than being wannabe M3.
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By modding your car to "M", riced up hondas and what not are gonna challenge you to races. Only to discover you are only packing 230hp of heat under that hood... I can already imagine the honda forums blowing up at the thought of this..

Or you can do what this guy has done..

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=316+m3
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By modding your car to "M", riced up hondas and what not are gonna challenge you to races. Only to discover you are only packing 230hp of heat under that hood... I can already imagine the honda forums blowing up at the thought of this..

Or you can do what this guy has done..

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=316+m3
worse, they will go tell all their friends they laid waste to a highly modded 335 or M3, not realizing that it was a lowly 328. seriously, makes everyone look bad. go originalaity or go home
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honestly. it's a BMW. the car looks solid as hell stock. put money in other places like wheels and stance maybe if you really want. the 328 body is already great looking . if you want to look more aggressive get the oem aero lip by tischer. that front end looks better than an m3 bumper...
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IMHO, i dont mind m3 conversion but please use oem parts and do the whole car, not just get a riced m3 style rear bumper. Hands down for m3 whole car conversion
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      04-14-2011, 03:58 PM   #38
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If you're going to get an M3 rep bumper, do a custom widebody.

The M3 is wider that non-m models.

Otherwise, it looks stupidly narrow.
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