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Old 02-19-2012, 02:17 AM
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More ghetto BMWs??

Is it me or are more and more people turning their beautiful BMWs into ghetto pos's?

Seems like every time I log onto here there is a new topic on which rim looks better. This ghetto one or this ghetto one.

I mean can you really not tell that both rims looks like crap, or that customization would make the car look beyond stupid.

Hate me all you want. I don't care. What I do care about is seeing perfectly decent well looking cars going down the drain.

I would post pics, but let's be perfectly frank here. You have seen them, and thought the exact same thing.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:52 AM
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What's wrong with adding some different rims or tints or whatever you classify as "ghetto" to make it unique? Who wants the same stock rims and look that everyone else has? Nothing wrong with that at all IMO. Besides, why does everyone have to like what you like? Everyone has their own taste and opinion. It's their car to look at and drive everyday, not yours. Why do you care so much?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:59 AM
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Nothing wrong with adding rims, customizing, and making it your own, but when it's trashy then it looks bad, and I'm tired of seeing it.

Sad part is that people are growing up in a civilization where they think things look great when it's really more of; "What did you do."

Plus I never said anyone has to do what I say when it comes to their car. It is their car, and they can trash it or make it a Di Vinci if they choose. I just wish more would make art.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:02 AM
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A lot of it has to do with the demographic that is infiltrated these boards. The e90 is now affordable to that pimplefaced faced teen that grew up watching pimp my ride. I agree. There's another forum that is more welcoming of the 2fast2furious garbage.

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:03 AM
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Forgive me. I must've misunderstood.

Anyway, we'll see how that works out for them when they try to sell

Being from Brooklyn, NY though, I have seen this for many many years and not just recently. I guess I got used to it over time.

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:12 AM
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Forgive me. I must've misunderstood.

Anyway, we'll see how that works out for them when they try to sell

Being from Brooklyn, NY though, I have seen this for many many years. Not just recently. I guess I got used to it
No you were fine. It's hard to tell a "mood" by just words on a screen. (technology for you)

But you are right. I live in NC, and because of the majority of demographics in the state. Over sized wheels and such are considered the thing, and I don't see it going away.

One reason I actually moved across state and got a new career was to get away from that.

I see it a lot less, and because of that it's not "normal" to see anymore so just irates me to see my family (Germans) build a marvel of engineering and people will turn it around to make it look like trash.

As far as customizing goes. I want to get a body kit for my 3, and do the mods I want, but I look at the design of the car and use that as my template. Not change the car to fit the mod. If that makes since.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:26 AM
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Lol yes I understand now. In your OP, it sounded like you want to see everyone driving plain stock BMWs, exactly the way it came from the factory and nothing more. Once again please pardon the misunderstanding. I may have been a tad offended being that I grew up in the projects (I am a Naval Officer now) and plan on doing some mods myself: Shadowline trim (damn F12/13s don't get them, even with M-Sport and/or custom order), black powder coated 373M stock wheels (think it looks more sporty than ghetto IMO) and black grilles. I just love the all black look. Besides KIT was all black and Michael Knight was far from Ghetto haha.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:31 PM
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Lol yes I understand now. In your OP, it sounded like you want to see everyone driving plain stock BMWs, exactly the way it came from the factory and nothing more. Once again please pardon the misunderstanding. I may have been a tad offended being that I grew up in the projects (I am a Naval Officer now) and plan on doing some mods myself: Shadowline trim (damn F12/13s don't get them, even with M-Sport and/or custom order), black powder coated 373M stock wheels (think it looks more sporty than ghetto IMO) and black grilles. I just love the all black look. Besides KIT was all black and Michael Knight was far from Ghetto haha.
Yeah I want to do the black kidneys, and I also want to take the 2011/12 front and rear M bumper and the 2011/12 headlights housing with led halos, and put those on my '09. Also want to put BMW 199 wheels on.

I'm debating in doing a slight lowering to improve aerodynamics, but not sure. Raleigh has some huge apples bumps and am afraid of bottoming out.

I also want to get the euro style lci rear tail lamps with the orange turn signals vs. the red that they have here in the US.

And could you imagine what a black 3 series would look like as a KIT car. The mustang looked bad a$$. The 3 or new 6 would look stellar.
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I like driving mine perfectly stock
In fact that is why I bought the car, so I wouldn't have to do a thing to it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:58 AM
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No you were fine. It's hard to tell a "mood" by just words on a screen. (technology for you)

But you are right. I live in NC, and because of the majority of demographics in the state. Over sized wheels and such are considered the thing, and I don't see it going away.

One reason I actually moved across state and got a new career was to get away from that.

I see it a lot less, and because of that it's not "normal" to see anymore so just irates me to see my family (Germans) build a marvel of engineering and people will turn it around to make it look like trash.

As far as customizing goes. I want to get a body kit for my 3, and do the mods I want, but I look at the design of the car and use that as my template. Not change the car to fit the mod. If that makes since.
While I understand where you are coming from you have to understand the culture of where you are living. You live in North Carolina. Down south there is a large contingent that falls into a car culture that deems bigger rims as better. While I don't think its tasteful thats what they do down there. But really if people can afford the car and whatever additions they put on it then more power to them. I know the things I've done to my car are what "I" like, not what I feel everyone else will like.
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Maybe they like the stock wheels so much, that they put the huge chrome wheels on so they don't have to worry about hurting the stockers.
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In my city, there's a lime green BMW 745 with green and black rims and I have to say it is the most dumbest thing I have ever seen done to a perfect BMW. I must say you can't miss it though.

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Yeah I want to do the black kidneys, and I also want to take the 2011/12 front and rear M bumper and the 2011/12 headlights housing with led halos, and put those on my '09.
Seriously, you want to do this to your car and have a wannabe car and you're talking trash about what other people are doing to their cars?? Why don't you just save the money and buy what you really want instead of making your car look like something it's not?

Maybe you should have bought a Japanese car. I understand that these types of mods are really popular with that crowd. Some people have actually made a Civic look (almost) like an M3.
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I like driving mine perfectly stock
In fact that is why I bought the car, so I wouldn't have to do a thing to it.
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Nothing the matter with some stuff. I've gotten tips what to do and not to do, but don't come on a friendly site and talk **** on people's cars because some people care about their car and just might not have the money to make it look the nicest. Douche bag
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:30 AM
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Seriously, you want to do this to your car and have a wannabe car and you're talking trash about what other people are doing to their cars??
Lol +1. I personally think its distasteful to make your car look like something its not. Like putting the LED fogs on a bmw to make it look like an Audi... ugh. If I wanted my car to look like a M6... I'd buy an M6.
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The only thing that bugs me is when idiots put fake badges on their low level car to pretend its a M or AMG or S line when its not. Otherwise, you want big wheels, heavy tint or a giant wing- let your freak flag fly my friend.
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A lot of it has to do with the demographic that is infiltrated these boards. The e90 is now affordable to that pimplefaced faced teen that grew up watching pimp my ride. I agree. There's another forum that is more welcoming of the 2fast2furious garbage.

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It has recently gotten completely out of hand!
It was bad enough when people like us could (barely) afford one.
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so does this make my 1992 325i with newer 18" bmw wheels and M3 kit "ghetto"

DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!! All this time I thought it looked amazing, and all those people have lied to me. Stop being so judgemental and closed minded. If you don't like seeing them, close your eyes or log off
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And what's with the "debadging" nonsense? Would you buy a Picasso and try to blot out his signature?

Thank God the bumper sticker craze of the 70's has pretty much died out. I'd cry if I saw a Bimmer with "This car climbed Mt. Washington" and "Wall Drug" plastered across the back.

I guess if you have the cash you can do what you want but tacky will always be tacky.
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Ghetto BMW's?.. C'mon fellas... If you want exclusivity buy an Aston Martin or a Ferrari.. BMW is a volume brand now... The three series is the car that's leading the way. As long as that's the case people will continue to buy them and customize them to their taste. Either way it shouldn't affect you...
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Ghetto BMW's?.. C'mon fellas... If you want exclusivity buy an Aston Martin or a Ferrari.. BMW is a volume brand now... The three series is the car that's leading the way. As long as that's the case people will continue to buy them and customize them to their taste. Either way it shouldn't affect you...


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Lol +1. I personally think its distasteful to make your car look like something its not. Like putting the LED fogs on a bmw to make it look like an Audi... ugh.
You know... you are right. I have to be honest here. I read in another forum (on here somewhere) that the BMW is pretty stale and the Audi Q5 and Q7 are freaking hot!!!!
I love BMW X5. I sat in one at the dealership by mistake and I was blown away. However, I live in New York City and every time a Q7 roll up, I take a double look. Many people may say its too long or big but It looks GOOD! Of course, in my humble opinion.

I have not seen any BMW on the street that look like the ones on www.bmwusa.com advertisement. The ads are bright colored and the vehicle is shiny. Every BMW i've seen (currently) is dull and stale. I love the car. Please don't take it the wrong way. I am getting one. I was just distracted when I heard the BMW x5 looks stale. I was hurt. But it is winter and a lot of snow, rain, and salt contributed to the issue.

Now before you start screaming at me, I have seen some really pimped-out cars that was so overdone with different after market features and LED lights, I wanted to scream (back in 1998 to 2007). I totally understand what you are saying. The owner loves it and the attention it draws.

What I really want is a fully loaded BMW with less than 20k mileage for $ 30K (2010).
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I like driving mine perfectly stock
In fact that is why I bought the car, so I wouldn't have to do a thing to it.
same here.though i find the op using the word ghetto funny. i get where they are coming from though

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