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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-04-2015, 04:40 PM
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:22 PM
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Grill is nice, headlights and taillights look awful. Just looks cheap. Of course it is your car, so if you like it, it's all good.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:34 PM
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Grill is nice, headlights and taillights look awful. Just looks cheap. Of course it is your car, so if you like it, it's all good.

Looks like a civic but it's your car end of the day. Have fun
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:40 PM
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Beauty , is in the eye of the beholder . If that's what you like , is all that matters .
Personally ,,, I think your asking for a ticket .
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:00 PM
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I don't think I would blackened the tail-lights or the headlamps, but I would black out the bumper reflectors. Kidney grill looks great.

Just remember, be happy with your mods as long as you like them.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:48 PM
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:48 PM
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looks nice
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:59 PM
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Grill is nice, headlights and taillights look awful. Just looks cheap. Of course it is your car, so if you like it, it's all good.
+1. Keep BMW pure, not ricey.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:45 AM
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It's time to sell the e60.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:17 AM
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It's time to sell the e60.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:52 PM
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Looks good dude...Get them orange front bumper reflectors painted the same color as your car - they just pop out with a flathead screwdriver...and plasti dip the front bumper trim, it will go with your theme. You could score some smoked sidemarkers as well.

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Old 09-10-2015, 08:27 PM
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It's time to sell the e60.
The E60's are becoming cheaper cars meaning people that couldn't afford them will begin to be able to afford them...

We'll probably have to get used to seeing this more commonly around here.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:35 PM
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Never understood the tinting of the headlights or taillights. I guess I just put a priority of night visibility for me and the person behind me over how it looks. jmho.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:53 AM
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Just got new kidney grill and tinted the lights and I'm in love

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The E60's are becoming cheaper cars meaning people that couldn't afford them will begin to be able to afford them...



We'll probably have to get used to seeing this more commonly around here.

Yes and paint the car flat black primer next.

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Old 09-11-2015, 07:53 AM
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These mods are quite common. You guys need to branch out and look at the other forums like 5series.net. Personally I do not like the look of tinted headlights/taillights but art is in the eye of the beholder, so if this guy likes it then that is great. No need to sh*t all over him.

As an example, Kaane is doing a really cool build and posting stuff as he goes along. I am not going to tell him what he is doing looks awful, just give him a vote of confidence or write nothing at all.

In this thread, Kaane wrote: "Grill is nice, headlights and taillights look awful. Just looks cheap. Of course it is your car, so if you like it, it's all good."

You should have stopped at Grill is nice. Then we get you didn't like the head and tail light.

If I made a post on Kaane's build thread talking about his audio upgrade, I would say great idea to get that Helix PP82DSP it's an amazing product, 8 channels with 55watts per channel and also has a f'n amazing DSP. Then stop there. Get my drift fellas?

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Old 09-11-2015, 09:23 AM
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OP implied he was looking for opinions. We're just being honest.

I get the appeal of tinted lights. And that car looks pretty okay. Not my style though. My buddy did it to his new F150. Not knowing this, I commented on how cloudy the lights were. He told me what he did. The next words out of my mouth were "you did that on purpose?"

Tinting lights just seems dangerous. Who wants dim lights? I want bright ones!
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:15 AM
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:06 PM
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As the younger kids are getting out of their toyota's and honda's and into the e60 , we have seen alot more of this stuff on the forums .. Nothing wrong with doing things to your own car , to each is own,, different strokes for different folks ,, but it does appear that the e60 is loosing its luxury sedan status ...
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:10 PM
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i would probably do the tail lights but never the headlights. but even with the tail lights id probably only do like a 50% tint.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:40 PM
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Nothing wrong with doing things to your own car , to each is own,, different strokes for different folks ,,
I strongly disagree where safety is concerned. Would you want to be the driver who rear ends the OP, because you can't see his stoplights at daytime anymore? Or, worse, would you like to be the pedestrian he runs over, because he can't see you at night?
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:45 PM
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I strongly disagree where safety is concerned. Would you want to be the driver who rear ends the OP, because you can't see his stoplights at daytime anymore? Or, worse, would you like to be the pedestrian he runs over, because he can't see you at night?
If you would read my first post , my opinion was he's asking for a ticket . So my view on that is most likely he will get pulled over and sign up for a court date, due to an unsafe modification on his head lights .

I reckon you can take your view to the extreme , and no doubt it's a possibility , but do you have any data that shows examples to back up what your saying ? Where people have gotten run over and rear ended based on tint application on either head lights or tail lights .. Would be interesting in a comparison on a visabilty issue as with tinted windows . Which is also a safety concern ....
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:06 PM
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I can't speak for other areas, but under the highway traffic act i believe lights (turn signals, brakes, running lights, etc) have to meet a minimum brightness in order to be considered legal. I have no idea what this brightness level is, but it may be worth investigating.
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[...], but do you have any data that shows examples to back up what your saying ? [...]
Why use statistics where common sense will do just fine?

The examples I mentioned may be the extreme end of what can happen -- and I am sure has occurred. There is a reason tinting your lights is is illegal in most states. I am not saying that all laws make sense, but those sure do. And, of course, tinted windows don't make things better. As little as driving with sunglasses at night would.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:14 PM
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I watched a guy fail inspection yesterday here in Dallas for tinted tail lights. So it's illegal now to have ANY tint on front or back lenses. At least in Texas.
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Why use statistics where common sense will do just fine?

The examples I mentioned may be the extreme end of what can happen -- and I am sure has occurred. There is a reason tinting your lights is is illegal in most states. I am not saying that all laws make sense, but those sure do. And, of course, tinted windows don't make things better. As little as driving with sunglasses at night would.


Apparently ,, not all have the same level of common sense . But as far as running people over, it has more to do with not being alert , not paying attention and or distraction on both parties . Than having tint on your head lights ... And i would go as far as rolling the dice that the majority of people getting ran over has nothing to do with tint. And has more to do with a lack of alertness .. But I do agree ,, it could be a safety risk by doing so .. And as far as tinted windows ,, I do believe it is a cause , in a loss of visibility in some accidents ..
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