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Old 04-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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What are the Coolest Mods for a Black X3?

Now that we have our 2014 X3, I am looking at mods. The first one that I am going to do is to have the satin silver roof rails painted black by a really fine BMW body shop, Body Shop of Barrington. This will happen promptly. That will cost approximately $150 and it will address my biggest issue with the my stock X3. I am contemplating mods in two categories: aesthetic enhancement and performance. I may give rid of every possible bit of chrome and go for Darth Vader look. Next up would be black kidney grilles and have the 2.8 x Drive badges refinished in black. If the paint would not flake off, I may refinish the wheels in gun metal gray.

What are other mods that I should contemplate?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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Sounds awesome. Picture before and after plz!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:30 AM
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I have a black 2013 20i without a single chrome thing and I wish i have a chrome window frames that costs a fortune and you want to turn it all black ? weird

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:40 AM
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I have never been a fan of all blacked-out cars including wheels; however, the X3s dynamic artful styling that suggests robust athleticism has the power to potentially carry off this mod without looking affected. All black trim, black kidney grilles and anthracite/black wheels would offer a brooding menacing persona that further accentuates the X3s innate athletic potential. Affection is a possible outcome but I would be a brave heart and do it the up side is a very cool X3.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:48 AM
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Not that you want to or need to put a roof rack on your X3 but I found one Thule supplier that provides black powder-coated aeroblade load bars. I am ordering them as I think they will look nice on my space grey X3.
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