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      10-17-2014, 03:55 AM   #1
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Am I the only one who prefers Pre LCI body to LCI...

Everybody seems to be doing LCI conversion but i think the body on pre LCI looks alot better

The rear lights are nice yes but i do not like front bumper and one thing i do not like on LCI are the rear diffusers. all models 320 up to 335. they are more of a flat look where as PRE LCI have a curve to them which i think look better

Only benefit of LCI i see is probably rear lights and CIC

Am i on my own on this one or do you other guys prefer PRE LCI body aswell>?
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      10-17-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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Me too, lci just looks wrong, don't like e92 lci headlights as well
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      10-17-2014, 04:10 AM   #3
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e92 pre lci for sure
but the e90 lci version for me has bettter lines and the pre lci e90's look dated in comparison IMO
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Yep, prelci looks much better IMO. The lines just fit the body better
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      10-17-2014, 04:17 AM   #5
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Me too, lci just looks wrong, don't like e92 lci headlights as well
Is that why you have tinted your rear lights to look like LCI rears and fitted LED rings? lol
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      10-17-2014, 04:22 AM   #6
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Is that why you have tinted your rear lights to look like LCI rears and fitted LED rings? lol
Never said I don't like rear lights. My headlights doesn't even look close to lci's, so not sure what you talking about.
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      10-17-2014, 04:30 AM   #7
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It makes me laugh when people say they don't like LCI cars, yet they make changes to their cars which are inspired or copies from the LCI models.
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      10-17-2014, 04:31 AM   #8
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I like the rear lights on the LCI, and I like the grille on the LCI (on the E90/E91) as it does not have the thick top bars on the bonnet. I prefer the Pre-LCI bumper with modifications like splitter/lip etc, but LCI as an M Sport item untouched. CIC is a bonus too. Both have their good points.
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E92 pre lci look much better in my books. BUT you must have lci rear lights.

I like the look of the LCI front lights and the white angel eyes are better than the stock pre lci angels... but i think the the lci angels are too bright and cause a hue of light rather than a crisp circular LED ring... Like below


Thanks for the pic Achu

E90 lci looks better imo... but i think an e90 pre lci looks just as gd as long as you have lci rear lights.
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      10-17-2014, 04:47 AM   #10
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I prefer the LCI front and rear ends on the E92. The LED indicators always look much fresher than the older bulb-based ones. LCI rear lights are most definitely a must; I was sceptical about them until I did the upgrade, but now I'm converted and think they take years off the rear end The red is much deeper than the pre-LCI.

When it comes to the E90.91 I'd say LCI is absolutely essential as the pre-LCI looks incredibly dated now.
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      10-17-2014, 04:50 AM   #11
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you e92 guys have robbed my thread haha!

i was talking about the e90 but e92 yes i think you do need the LCI rear lights

Also. i prefer PRE LCI front xenons as LCI outter rings are dim, i do not like the front bumper on LCI, do not like rear bumper on LCI, the rear bootlid with lights are nice but sometimes i look and think hmm not all that either

i do like the big LCI mirrors though
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i like the contoured bonnet on E90/1 LCI's and also the indicators on the headlights, and the rear lights :P

front bumper on the pre-LCI is more aggressive though?
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i like the contoured bonnet on E90/1 LCI's and also the indicators on the headlights, and the rear lights :P

front bumper on the pre-LCI is more aggressive though?
agreed

thats my whole point

pre lci looks more aggressive
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Certainly think if we're talking about E90 then the rear of a pre-LCI looks very old these days, front isnt much different but I'd certainly go for an LCI over pre-LCI!
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Certainly think if we're talking about E90 then the rear of a pre-LCI looks very old these days, front isnt much different but I'd certainly go for an LCI over pre-LCI!
+! the pre-lci hasnt aged as well i dont think...

but the front of the lci is much better i think! the headlights and bonnet are way more aggressive...
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I'd even go as far to say I prefer an E46 rear end over a pre-lci rear end!


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Pre-LCI sedan 'milk moustache' grille is yuk. Sorry.
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I'd even go as far to say I prefer an E46 rear end over a pre-lci rear end!
I was going to say the same thing. The LCI E46 (especially coupe) still looks fresh even today.
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JJ0063 why did you have to show a snap of SE rear end. bring up a 335D m sport or something man haha. also i dont think them E46 are standard tail lights. so does not count
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JJ0063 why did you have to show a snap of SE rear end. bring up a 335D m sport or something man haha. also i dont think them E46 are standard tail lights. so does not count
I'm pretty sure the LCI E46 did have LED rears
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JJ0063 why did you have to show a snap of SE rear end. bring up a 335D m sport or something man haha. also i dont think them E46 are standard tail lights. so does not count
The E46 coupe facelift was fitted with those LED lights. Looks like someone has retrofitted them to a pre facelift car.
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Personally I quite like the look of my pre-LCI E90 from the front and side. The extra bonnet lines of the LCI cars look abit too busy for my liking, and the larger wing mirrors also unnecessary.






But I do agree the rear light cluster is awful, even the darkline ones look dated and from the 1990's. I've tinted mine, but have ordered some aftermarket LED items which are going on this weekend
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