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      05-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Thinking about going carbon...

I'm thinking I want to go to a carbon look this summer to accentuate the sparkling graphite. I already have the carbon BBS center caps on my CH's, so it seems like a good transition to me.

I'd prolly do carbon emblems, grille, door pillars, spoiler and maybe interior trim. I dunno about the trim though, I really like the titanium. I'd really like to do a whole trunk and leave some portions of it exposed like the spoiler/license plate area but that seems a little much for my tastes.

What do you guys think?? Too much carbon or just the right amount?
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Sounds sexy as hell to me! DO IT
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you can never have to much carbon
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I have s.g also, and over a year and a half of ownership I love every piece of c/f on the car. I dont wanna give up the wood interior, otherwise I wouldve changed it already! Just recently bought the mirror covers from jlevi and I must say they are all the way! The cf theme definitely flows w the color of the car! I say go for it!
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The only carbon I don't care for is replacing the blue of the roundel. I think the iconic representation of a propeller against the blue sky should stay that way. Other than that, rock the carbon!:rocks:
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I have s.g also, and over a year and a half of ownership I love every piece of c/f on the car. I dont wanna give up the wood interior, otherwise I wouldve changed it already! Just recently bought the mirror covers from jlevi and I must say they are all the way! The cf theme definitely flows w the color of the car! I say go for it!

I was thinking about carbon grills and side mirror covers. Do you have any photos or threads were you posted photos?
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you can never have to much carbon
exactly
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Carbon is king
BTW, I love your car. Lemans blue is just incredible . Now lemans and carbon were made for each other.

I hope lemans becomes a choice for us Americans cuz it's a crime that it isn't already.
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Carbon is very nice, DO IT
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I was thinking about carbon grills and side mirror covers. Do you have any photos or threads were you posted photos?
no grills, to expensive for me right now.
but heres the others...
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I'm not gonna do the splitters, but I'm diggin the pillars and I'm on the fence with the mirror covers. The mirror covers prolly look better in person then in pics so I'm def. going to have to think about them.
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Carbon is the trend these days, we sell it all day long. I say do it.
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get the silver CF interior trim.... it looks sick... and you still have the silver look inside
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carbon it.
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I think CF looks good if your car is going to look aggressive. If not, then it doesn't flow with the theme of the car too much.
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I think CF looks good if your car is going to look aggressive. If not, then it doesn't flow with the theme of the car too much.
What do you mean by aggressive? Do you think I need to kit the car? Which I won't be doing, maybe the next car but not this one. Or are the massive BBS CH's in M3 fitment not good enough?

Personally I think the car looks pretty aggressive as it is, but that is just my opinion.
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Some views of the car as of now....




You get the idea...
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