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Old 07-03-2012, 10:08 PM
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Suggestions on appearance upgrades

Just looking for some opinions on additional appearance mods. Not really looking for anything performance wise considering I use it as a daily driver/family car for mileage.

The windows were previously tinted, but the 5% VLT was extremely hard to see out of at night, so I removed it. I painted the front kidney grills and trim matte black today, so additional suggestions would be great.

All suggestions and comments are welcome. Just a simple E90 with new; rimes/tires, tinted side markers, and a few k in stereo upgrades.






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Old 07-03-2012, 10:20 PM
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35% Llumar ATR tint all around. www.llumar.com
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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35% Llumar ATR tint all around. www.llumar.com
Thank you! Does that tint protect the interior from damage as well?
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:49 PM
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Thank you! Does that tint protect the interior from damage as well?
Yes. And don't let "electronic interference" naysayers bother you. It won't cause any problems. If you feel you must have ceramic tint FormulaOne Pinnacle Series www.formulaone.com is made by the same manufacturer. I've been using Llumar for more years than I care to admit and I've never been disappointed and I am a very picky customer.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:05 PM
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Great... I have checked around my area, and no one uses it on installs. I guess I can purchase some online and have them use the Llumar ATR instead of their cheap walmart stuff.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:21 AM
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I like those wheels. Care to share the info?
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:52 AM
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I like those wheels. Care to share the info?
I bought them with the car. They are 19" M3 Replica wheels... I think
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re Wheels; Yeah they look like "Fastwheels" aka "Replika" - Canadian manufacturer from Montreal I think. I like them too.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:20 PM
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Shadowline trim and a gloss black grille set... or go the other way and add the 335's chrome window trim and grille.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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Pretty car. Nice rims.

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Old 11-24-2013, 12:50 AM
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LCI headlight or M-tech or M-sport front bumper.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:22 AM
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Aren't you supposed to blur out the license plate?
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:41 PM
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Thank you! Does that tint protect the interior from damage as well?
UV rejection has nothing to do with darkness, in case you didn't know. For that matter, even heat rejection has little relation to darkness, unless possibly if you are comparing within the exact same technology. For example, my Llumar Air Blue 80 is about as light of a tint as you'll find, but it's the best at UV out of the whole lineup (99% maybe according to website, but my extremely knowledgeable installer says it's actually 99.9%), and the total solar rejection of this super light 80% is on par with the 15% of the same brand but as premium dyed film instead of ceramic. If you get a ceramic, you can much more easily see through while sacrificing nothing in performance, in fact with most choices you are likely to exceed all performance metrics compared to any film tint even when it's lighter.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:54 PM
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Aren't you supposed to blur out the license plate?
what about the people that see your plate while driving down the road???
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