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      09-08-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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My E90.. What next?

I recently purchased an 08 TiAg E90. I love the car and have already done a few minor cosmetic mods, including vinyl carbon fiber wrapping the grill and interior, LED angel eyes and turn signals, new CF emblems, Debadged, painted calipers, and plasti dipped ambergones, new shift knob, clutch stop, and got a 15% tint all around.

Now I'm wondering what to do next. I am on a minor budget since I am only 16 but my parents will help with some things and I will be willing to save if needed. I have style 159 rims and I am going to plasti dip them anthracite to see how it would look. I eventually want new rims though, preferably 18-19's. Also I want a new front, and rear bumper, and a vented hood. I'm not sure if converting to LCI or trusting ebay with a pre LCI hood. Any advice would be appreciated! I can post pictures tomorrow.
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      09-08-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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Maybe for a little noise, exhaust or intake.
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      09-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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save for wheels. e90s look good with 19s
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      09-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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      09-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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Rims will have the greatest effect, but if you're looking for something easier on the wallet, maybe a spoiler, splitters (unless your new bumper is coming soon). Many of these can be had at good deals from eBay with decent quality/fit, but even the branded ones aren't too bad.

For a bit of noise, intake is nice and cheap, but exhaust will probably have a greater effect.

Enjoy the ride!
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      09-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Agree with the rims.
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      09-08-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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Another vote for Rims, its the first thing I'm going to spend significant money on for my car.
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Definitely save up for a new suspension. The 4x4 look on the xi is not good. Getting larger wheels w/o a drop will make it look even worse.
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      09-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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I would definitely save up for some new wheels. I got my e92 a couple weeks ago. The first thing I did to the car was put some 19" Matte Black VMR V710's and it woke the car a ton.
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      09-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #10
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You should eventually get it to look like this.
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Got any pics of the mods you have put on so far on the car? it be nice to see as I am thinking of doing some mods, but not sure how it would look. Seeing as you have a similar car would help in that regards.
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      09-09-2013, 12:26 AM   #13
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Here are some quick pictures I took today!
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Got any pics of the mods you have put on so far on the car? it be nice to see as I am thinking of doing some mods, but not sure how it would look. Seeing as you have a similar car would help in that regards.
There ya go!
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Definitely save up for a new suspension. The 4x4 look on the xi is not good. Getting larger wheels w/o a drop will make it look even worse.
+1 OP!! Drop it before you put wheels. My car looked so donk with no drop and 19'' wheels.
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Do an LCI upgrade! I got some parts!
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      09-09-2013, 01:21 AM   #17
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Do an LCI upgrade! I got some parts!
Do you like the Seibon Hood? Where'd you get it?
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I like it, got from NRGMotors on eBay.
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16 yr old with a 6MT! Props to you young man. That is a lost art that no young kids really care about anymore.
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Knowing your on a budget helps, I would say: cf rep spoiler, hamman rep front lip, blacklines, exhaust and then save for a drop and wheels
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16 yr old with a 6MT! Props to you young man. That is a lost art that no young kids really care about anymore.
That was the one thing the car had to have! Thank you!
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      09-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #22
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Blank slate. Have fun!

Interior looks nice - good job.

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I'm sorry, I gotta say I'm not a fan of the ambergones, especially when combined with the black grille inserts (which I like). It reminds me of this:


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