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      04-14-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Easy cheap mods for a beginner?

I got my car for about 5 monthes now and ive been trying to think about some mods i would do..... i am not thinking anything big, just some stuff that makes my car looks better...chrome tips maybe and chrome grille also maybe i have been seeing some pics in the forum of your cars and wow.... not interested in new wheels though. any ideas?
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Angel eye upgrade ($25-$35) depending on color and maker of lights. There is a great DIY by Shinchan--it literally is a 10 minute mod--and looks very nice!
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don't have angel eyes......=(
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if you have JB. U MUST get blacklines! It'll give your car the cleanest look ever
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What are black lines ? can someone post a pic
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Black lines are a different color scheme tail light. Go to the market place for sale section. A few members are selling theirs ~$170. Their are also plenty of pics on member's cars.
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what r the finisher rods...????
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de-badge: free
delete micro air-filter in air intake: free
black line: $150
black grills: <$100
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what r the finisher rods...????
The bright trim in the lower front bumper.
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Hmmm... cheap mods off the top of my head would be a shift knob (if you have a manual), painted reflectors (for an e92), clutch delay valve replacement (if you have a manual), angel eyes. Just some ideas.
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Angel eye upgrade ($25-$35) depending on color and maker of lights. There is a great DIY by Shinchan--it literally is a 10 minute mod--and looks very nice!
can you send the link?
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what r the finisher rods...????
you have them on your 330....the silver trim on the lower mesh grill
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you have them on your 330....the silver trim on the lower mesh grill

oh, i thought mine were black... have to go check them out...
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de-badge: free
delete micro air-filter in air intake: free
black line: $150
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tints: $150
What does deleting the micro air-filter intake do?
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What does deleting the micro air-filter intake do?
there is basically 2 air filters in the intake, one is the actual air filter, and the other is the micro-filter, i think its to block carbon parts from going into the engine, but its not really neccessary, its basically adding restriction to the breathing of the engine

so some people too it out and report they feel louder intake noise and quicker throttle response, but to me, the difference was very small if any...doesnt hurt to try though
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I did the K&N filter and there is a better acceleration not great but noticeable feel but not as loud as your typical aftermarket effect(much louder). It stills sounds stock. So you still have that comfort driveability. h3(ion yellow for me) for turn signal in the front when your car turns left or right and you get an extra light pointing towards the side. h8 for your coronas. I got this xd5 and works perfect because I found out that you can't go more than your standard wattage because once the headlights come on, the coronas(DRL) will dim for lower wattage and those double dose aftermarket ones will cause the corona to completely go off. They won't come on until you restart your car. I learned that the hard way. Side blinkers, wedge bulbs also known as 194. I chose ion yellow to match the cornering lights when I turn. 1156 Red led bulbs with some load equalizers(prevents bulb check light) for the rear so the back turn signals appear white but when signaling becomes red. Change the fogs to some LED H11 from superlumination.com. May not be as bright but they weren't as affective when you already have HID so the LED fogs will match the HID headlights. I had changed my DS1 bulbs to 6000k so to match the white paint job and the LED fogs matched real good!
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Agree on the K&N filter. It helped a lot on my e46. Never did too much to it but it always had a little bit more umph. Waiting for K&N to make one for 335 engine.
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there is basically 2 air filters in the intake, one is the actual air filter, and the other is the micro-filter, i think its to block carbon parts from going into the engine, but its not really neccessary, its basically adding restriction to the breathing of the engine

so some people too it out and report they feel louder intake noise and quicker throttle response, but to me, the difference was very small if any...doesnt hurt to try though
Is there a DIY? I am unsure of the location....
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