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      02-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Advice/Questions on cosmetic upgrading

Hey all,
I got a 2006 Black 325i as my first car and am looking at many additions on the already beautiful exterior. Im going for the blacked out look. Here are some of the things I've been looking at:

AC Schnitzer front lip- Are the replicas decent? And do I need to get it painted to match my jet black? Are there any dealers in dallas? Should I be able to install by myself?

Black Kidney grilles- pretty simple right? Nothing I need to know?

New headlight lenses cover thing- Mine is clouded and restoration didn't work.. can I get these at the dealership or is it best to get then somewhere else.

Powder Coat my wheels black: This would be the last thing I would do. Ye or Nay?

Angel Eyes- What should I go for? Red, Amber or Blue? What brand is best for budget?

Any insight on this stuff would be awesome.
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Angel Eyes- What should I go for? Red, Amber or Blue? What brand is best for budget?
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Black and red! Hahaha why not?
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Black and red! Hahaha why not?
Because Police-Car?

Just go white...it will look clean and you will be able to see it better. And yes paint any body parts you get. Don't turn this into a German rice mobile with unpainted parts galore.

This is a fine automobile, and unfortunately, modding is expensive. If something seems way too cheap online, then it probably will be in real life. So if you are looking for a rep lip, don't get the 15 eBay one because it's a sweet deal. Get one from a reputable vendor here on the forum, or through a well-known, well-liked eBay seller.
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Thanks mate! And yeahI I dont want this to look cheap and crappy, I just can't afford a real AC. Can the dealership paint my body kits?
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Ohhh yeah forgot about that.. dumb they would even sell them.
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Get LCI Halogen headlights (assuming you're not running xenons). They have the AEs built in and get rid of the amber reflectors, nice upgrade.

Get OEM BMW performance gloss-black grilles. I did exactly this on my jet black 330 before I got an LCI front bumper and they looked great.

For wheels, wait around in the wheel section for a set of OEM 162s, 189s, 193ms and a nice set of non-RFT tires. IMO these > 19" aftermarket of comparable price. Keep it classy.

Next I'd consider a nice steering wheel (w/ paddle retrofit if you have an AT) as it makes driving that much better.

Finally a *30i intake manifold + tune for an extra 40hp.
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Get LCI Halogen headlights (assuming you're not running xenons). They have the AEs built in and get rid of the amber reflectors, nice upgrade.

Get OEM BMW performance gloss-black grilles. I did exactly this on my jet black 330 before I got an LCI front bumper and they looked great.

For wheels, wait around in the wheel section for a set of OEM 162s, 189s, 193ms and a nice set of non-RFT tires. IMO these > 19" aftermarket of comparable price. Keep it classy.

Next I'd consider a nice steering wheel (w/ paddle retrofit if you have an AT) as it makes driving that much better.

Finally a *30i intake manifold + tune for an extra 40hp.
I think I love you? Im quiet the idiot, but what does LCI stand for? The stock head lamps are also Halogen right?
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This will help you find locals to help point you in the right direction for getting your car the way you want it.

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Hey all,
I got a 2006 Black 325i as my first car and am looking at many additions on the already beautiful exterior. Im going for the blacked out look. Here are some of the things I've been looking at:

AC Schnitzer front lip- Are the replicas decent? And do I need to get it painted to match my jet black? Are there any dealers in dallas? Should I be able to install by myself?


Any insight on this stuff would be awesome.
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If your looking for something with a perfect fit and easy to install at home, our MMW PreLCI Lip is a god option:









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I'm really looking for an AC Schnitzer .... they will fit right?
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I'm really looking for an AC Schnitzer .... they will fit right?
Not 100% sure if they do, we've never installed an AC lip as we try to stay away from the "common" mods

I would assume a genuine one would fit, however Reps - no idea.
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Alright ill just bite the bullet and try a replica. Dunno if I can get it on myself though.
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This is how our lips fit:



I dont know of anything that fits better. (and thats without bolting it in or using tape )

a lip is easy to install though, so don't be to worried. Chances are the AC lip uses the stock bolts under the bumper and then some 3M tape to hold the top on.
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Do you have a website I can take a look at? Where do you ship from?
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We ship out of Southern California, and our website is www.mmotorwerks.net - a temporary site is up now, as the new retail site will be live in a week.

We also have a sales thread in the Sponsor section on e90post, and you can find us on facebook right here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muirhe...34190023286093
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Okay man! If I find one I like and shipping to Texas isn't bad I might go for it!
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Our pricing includes Insured FedEx shipping as long as you are in the USA

but like always, if you have questions about mods (by MMW or anyone else) im happy to help out
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I dont know of anything that fits better. (and thats without bolting it in or using tape )

a lip is easy to install though, so don't be to worried. Chances are the AC lip uses the stock bolts under the bumper and then some 3M tape to hold the top on.
How much does the lip cost??
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