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      07-26-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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Newbie with his Monaco Blue e90

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      07-26-2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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Smashing car and photos.
Well I am not sure if M3 wheels suit E90....
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      07-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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Smashing car and photos.
Well I am not sure if M3 wheels suit E90....
Well, they are the wheels that came on the e90 M3... well reps anyway...

I think they really suit the car and much better than the stocks that were on them last week but thanks for your thoughts...
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      07-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #4
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Smashing car and photos.
Well I am not sure if M3 wheels suit E90....
Well, they are the wheels that came on the e90 M3... well reps anyway...

I think they really suit the car and much better than the stocks that were on them last week but thanks for your thoughts...
What else do you have on your modding list?
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      07-26-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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What else do you have on your modding list?
well, still finding my feet but have a few items on a wish list...

See you have CF interior trims? did you do them yourself or get them done somewhere? I have beige/aluminium interior and its a bit.. well, beige! and think CF suits from the few pics I have seen

I have my eyes on the m3 bootlip spoiler... I want to keep the car looking 'OEM' and classic rather than the street racer look...

So far I have...
Tints front and rear
New wheels
Upgraded Steering Wheel
Upgraded gear knob

Only had the car a month....
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      07-26-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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There you go...http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk...rior&_osacat=0
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      07-26-2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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Yeah, I am keeping my eye out... but I have the iDrive model and the predone CF sets all seem to be non-idrive.

The only one there is 'arctic-carbon' and I have not seen this in the flesh... feel it may still be to light a colour... need a better contrast I think...
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      07-26-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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      07-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #9
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well, still finding my feet but have a few items on a wish list...

See you have CF interior trims? did you do them yourself or get them done somewhere? I have beige/aluminium interior and its a bit.. well, beige! and think CF suits from the few pics I have seen

I have my eyes on the m3 bootlip spoiler... I want to keep the car looking 'OEM' and classic rather than the street racer look...

So far I have...
Tints front and rear
New wheels
Upgraded Steering Wheel
Upgraded gear knob

Only had the car a month....

I think, most of us on this forum have done it ourselves.
If you search for C.F wrapping DIY, you will find it.

So far, list is good and subtle modding.
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Biggest things for you are:

Front grilles get gloss black
Rear diffuser. CF ?

Darkline rear lights.
Maybe depo angel eye front lights.

Will look great then
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      07-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #11
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ps here are pics of my old E90 although I did revise it slightly before sale adding a CF front lip and angel eyes as recommended ..

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509821
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      07-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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Welcome to E90pst. You have a lovely colour car which you cannot even see because you have done something with the photos?
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Nice looking car, not sure if I've seen a "Monaco Blue" e90...how different is it from Le Man blue??

I always found the back end of the standard car looks a bit too boring...MEGA's old car looked very nice, so I stole some of his ideas and stuck it on my car

Car the day i got it from the dealer


How it looks now with some minor mods (M3 lip spolier, Window spolier thingy, and carbon effect diffuser, all bought off ebay about 150 for the lot)...



Was a bit worried about how cheap some of the items were but all have been on the car for over 12months now and no signs of color fading/things cracking etc..
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      07-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #14
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A lot darker mate.

My old 335



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      07-27-2012, 02:55 AM   #15
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Biggest things for you are:

Front grilles get gloss black
Rear diffuser. CF ?

Darkline rear lights.
Maybe depo angel eye front lights.

Will look great then
I want to keep the car nice and clean, I was going to change the kidneys, but think they look quite nice with the polished wheels...

I am looking at the light options at the moment for AE & DLs...

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Welcome to E90pst. You have a lovely colour car which you cannot even see because you have done something with the photos?
lol... well photography and design is what I do for a living, so making no bones about finishing photos properly... sorry. But thanks for the input

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Nice looking car, not sure if I've seen a "Monaco Blue" e90...how different is it from Le Man blue??

I always found the back end of the standard car looks a bit too boring...MEGA's old car looked very nice, so I stole some of his ideas and stuck it on my car

How it looks now with some minor mods (M3 lip spolier, Window spolier thingy, and carbon effect diffuser, all bought off ebay about 150 for the lot)...

Was a bit worried about how cheap some of the items were but all have been on the car for over 12months now and no signs of color fading/things cracking etc..
Monaco blue is a lot darker as seen in the pics from the other poster. Its almost black under dark lighting, but shines a beautiful metallic blue under light.

The back end is a little dull on the stock e90, but I may leave that as is... would think my next model I might go for a bit bigger spec to justify the bigger changes

I have spotted the lip spoiler on ebay, did yours come from TW? did you get stung customs duty?
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