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      04-18-2007, 07:38 AM   #23
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Chrome tips are cheap and make a difference
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      04-18-2007, 09:57 AM   #24
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The first mod I did to my E46 was carbon fiber kidney grills and door pillars. Planning on the same mods when I get my E90 later this week.
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      04-18-2007, 12:10 PM   #25
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Chrome tips are cheap and make a difference
any 1 kno some good chrome tips?
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      04-18-2007, 12:15 PM   #26
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any 1 kno some good chrome tips?
If you're getting a 335i, chrome tips are standard.
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      04-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #27
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Removing or covering the amber side reflectors in a possibility. Easy on the coupe, not so easy on the sedan. How about a different shift knob?
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      04-18-2007, 01:33 PM   #28
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Get ACS lip from ebay, it's like 350 or something painted, if you have sedan.
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      04-21-2007, 09:11 AM   #29
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Window Tint (30% is a good darkness) $180 BMW Service Vendor or your choice shop

HKS performance filter (fits in OEM airbox) $40 http://hksusa.com/categories/?id=1915

Carbon Fiber Pillar Trims (6 piece set) $90 www.ebay.com

Carbon Fiber Mirror Trims (2 piece set) $135 www.ebay.com

BMW //M Steering wheel $209 www.ebay.com

Roof Spoilers (Painted to your cars spec) $130~ www.ebay.com

Shift Knobs (e.g. BMW ///M-Sport, Hamann...) $80~ www.ebay.com

E-brake handle (e.g. Hamann, Carbon Fiber...) $40~ www.ebay.com

BMW Aluminum pedal covers $125 BMW dealer or www.ebay.com

BMW ///M Carbon Fiber Splitters $250~ BMW dealer or www.ebay.com

If you get bored here's alot of pics of what you can plan on your next mod, enjoy all:
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      04-21-2007, 09:14 AM   #30
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Is there a DIY? I am unsure of the location....
here you go buddy:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...filter+removal

make sure you sand the edges of the intake box after cutting the charcoal filter (i cut the filter with a box cutter, sanded the edges down really well, wiped the entire intake box with a damp towel and then used a hair drier to make sure all the left over bits are gone) , or else it will get sucked into the engine and thats a big no no!
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      04-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #34
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HKS performance filter (fits in OEM airbox) $40 http://hksusa.com/categories/?id=1915
I would probably stay away from the foam filters, since in prior tests the airflow was not any better than the K&N and the filtering was poor (I think mice and other small rodents still passed through the filter).
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I would probably stay away from the foam filters, since in prior tests the airflow was not any better than the K&N and the filtering was poor (I think mice and other small rodents still passed through the filter).
That sounds like one for the mythbusters bro. Actually HKS foam fiters are quite the popular mod in Japan versus K&N is popular in the US. I had K&N in my 300Z and it was a bit improvement over stock, but when I installed the HKS foam filter it gave me an even better throttle response and a better feel of acceleration. The engine gets a tad bit louder when pedal is to the metal, which is always a good thing.
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      04-22-2007, 07:14 AM   #36
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dont forget squash air fresheners this is a must.
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      04-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #37
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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?
So you have the E90 or the E92?
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      04-22-2007, 11:07 AM   #38
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e90, im not much of a very heavy modder. I like to keep the car's mechanicals alone like filters and such. Just some stuff that either gives me comfort or looks better from the outside. No xenons so im getting some other halogen lights like silverstars or nokyas.
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e90, im not much of a very heavy modder.
That's what we all say, but once you start, it's hard to stop.

Blackline tail lights are cheap and easy to install. You could consider a front lip or splitters to change the appearance a bit. A short shift knob is a quick, easy, and inexpensive mod as someone else had suggested.

Even aftermarket springs, which make a big difference in the stance of your car, are very affordable.
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i have a step so i cant get the shift knob. =(
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      04-22-2007, 02:21 PM   #41
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That sounds like one for the mythbusters bro. Actually HKS foam fiters are quite the popular mod in Japan versus K&N is popular in the US. I had K&N in my 300Z and it was a bit improvement over stock, but when I installed the HKS foam filter it gave me an even better throttle response and a better feel of acceleration. The engine gets a tad bit louder when pedal is to the metal, which is always a good thing.
The test was done about 5 years ago, it was a japanese article, but I can pull it up for you. The filtering on the HKS sponges was pretty pathetic.
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Blacklines is a must... that what people here in forum told me when I was a newbie... and they are right
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      04-23-2007, 03:32 AM   #44
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i think the verdict is in, blacklines should be the first mods that should be done
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