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Thread: So i hear you like matte blue BMWs,so here's mine.

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    So i hear you like matte blue BMWs,so here's mine.

    So i had this itch and now i have a BMW 318is that looks better than an M3.
    As for the camo rims...i did it myself..wanted to see how it is,still not sure if its ok or not,you can be the judges)
    last pic is how it was when i got it.Btw,the front bumper is still stock,i made a front lip out of fiberglass for it,stock headlights,stock tailights.




    Enjoy.

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    I'm digging those camo rims

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    Like the color of the paint, but that's about it ... between the camo rims (props for originality though), lens-less headlights, that lip, yellow calipers ... I'm just not feeling it.

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    i do like the rims as well. did you paint em one color then just tape em off?

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    Like the color..as far as the rims go i would put those as my winter set with snow tires on a black E36

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    what happened to the rear bumper in the last pic?

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    the rims are sick. dont think they go well with that color though. i'd gun metal them out then add black with white highlights to make it flow more

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    Very nice job, not really my style but to each his own. It definitely looks better than it did when you first got it. I like that you are working on it and not someone else it adds character imo. And as for it looking better than an m3 hmmm I dont think so haha thats just because I have one.

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    personally...I can't stand it. I do give props for originality though. the camo wheels are....interesting

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    its just dirty,burnouts

    this car gets RIDICULOUS atention.I parked in downtown vancouver between a 911 and a aston martin V8 and people stopped to take pics of my car.didnt even glance at the others.

    i see you guys arent feeling it so i'll post one of my best pics of it
    Last edited by nestea69; 12-12-2011 at 01:28 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    The color actually isn't terrible. Too bad everything else about the exterior is. I like the before picture better.

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    i have a BMW 318is that looks better than an M3
    I'm going to file that statement somewhere between "Bold" , and, "Love is Blind".

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    I might have tried painting the headlight surrounds, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nestea69 View Post
    its just dirty,burnouts

    this car gets RIDICULOUS atention.I parked in downtown vancouver between a 911 and a aston martin V8 and people stopped to take pics of my car.didnt even glance at the others.

    i see you guys arent feeling it so i'll post one of my best pics of it
    This thing is a mess

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    I prefer the before shot by a large margin. And the rims i preferred just black. Nice Dove vaders though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gk325is View Post
    This thing is a mess
    What are you talking about man? i kept it as clean as possible,was i supposed to buy an M3 bumper and some Contour rims and call that tuning?
    Jeeze,you guys see something different and you call it a mess.I call it tunning and seeing a dream/ideea come true.
    Last edited by nestea69; 12-12-2011 at 02:50 AM.

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    It's a mess because I can see pieces of carbon fiber tape you used in the front that is not even trimmed properly. It's got fray all over the place if you look closely.

    The car is not my thing, sorry. Too gaudy. If you like it, rock on.

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    was i supposed to buy an M3 bumper and some Contour rims and call that tuning?
    (poorly) Sticking carbon vinyl tape on shit is ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nestea69 View Post
    What are you talking about man? i kept it as clean as possible,was i supposed to buy an M3 bumper and some Contour rims and call that tuning?
    Jeeze,you guys see something different and you call it a mess.I call it tunning and seeing a dream/ideea come true.

    sorry to burst your bubble, but exterior work IS NOT TUNING. its customization, so dont use that word for the work your doing...yes i give you props for what your doing and being different, just know there will be some, maybe many, that dont feel the way you do....once you do engine mods and change the air/fuel ratios, timing, etc etc then u can call it tuning....BIG DIFFERENCE

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    It's got fray all over the place if you look closely


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    Color is ok. That lip is a monstrosity. And on that color, I think you should go with plain white wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usherboy83

    sorry to burst your bubble, but exterior work IS NOT TUNING. its customization, so dont use that word for the work your doing...yes i give you props for what your doing and being different, just know there will be some, maybe many, that dont feel the way you do....once you do engine mods and change the air/fuel ratios, timing, etc etc then u can call it tuning....BIG DIFFERENCE
    I'm sure he meant stunning...

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    Btw did you rattlecan this yourself, or is it a wrap, or what?

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    As the saying goes "If youre happy....." but the before is better x 100.. Big call to say it looks better than an M3.. Still youre dream, so live it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nestea69 View Post
    ...and now i have a BMW 318is that looks better than an M3...
    I like the color was well, but do explain how it makes the car look better than an M3.

    Or is this a classic "who'll bite" attention thing?
    '98 BMW M3 3.2 SMG Cabrio • Alpinweiß III auf Schwarz • Deutschland-ausführung

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