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Old 05-13-2013, 04:32 AM
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Got some goodies delivered today:



Ordered directly from Alpina Gmbh, cost me 450 Euro.
My plan initially was to have it painted and then do the install myself but after I read the guide I quickly realized there are so many ways I can fok up on that, that it's not even funny. This baby is no walk in the park to install (to me), especially when you think that if done wrong it could fly away at 150mph : D

Went to a local shop that does tuning and stuff, he quoted me 300 Euro paint+install, which I considered reasonable since the paint job alone would cost me 150 anyway.

Should be done on Thursday, can't wait !
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:51 AM
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My mod for the stock 7 without the m sport package, had mine installed last year by my local dealer and it really transform the front end of the car.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:56 AM
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My mod for the stock 7 without the m sport package, had mine installed last year by my local dealer and it really transform the front end of the car.
Exactly my thought, it really changes the whole look of the car's front, makes it look more agressive and lower. Tbh I like it more than the m-front, and you keep the foglights.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 AM
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...and you keep the foglights.
Really wish the M's had fogs!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:29 AM
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Really wish the M's had fogs!
That is actually one of the reasons I opted NOT to get the Sport model.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:41 AM
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Surprised no one has come up with a retrofit that could be mistaken as OEM for this.

Also don't understand why they’re not on the 7, when the 5 and 6 M Sports has same.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:48 AM
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That is actually one of the reasons I opted NOT to get the Sport model.

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Wait.....You actually have the 2009 sport dont you? In most cases it is better equipped than the M-Sport today!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:36 PM
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Wait.....You actually have the 2009 sport dont you? In most cases it is better equipped than the M-Sport today!
Correct. No I wasn't complaining. I love the look of a bimmer at dusk with the Angel Eyes and Fogs on... Dopeness.
But I also like the extra light output at night.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:50 PM
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Ugggggh, this thread is making me want a lip. Damn you guys...
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:08 PM
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What rims are those big marcus
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:31 PM
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What rims are those big marcus
Mine... Vossen CV4

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:45 AM
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Just picked her up.
First pics - just some quick dirty shots before driving off, the car is VERY dirty.

I can't get enough of the looks, it just looks awesome and in person even better than on the pics!




This is the worst shot I could get in terms of how noticeable the color difference is (it's obvious that the match can never be absolutely perfect especially on sophisto-grey, and when you have a distinct separation line between the freshly painted and older piece it will always be distinguishable, but in my opinion they did a near-perfect job and the match is as good as it's ever possible to get. And with a bit of time the fresh paint will get a bit darker. Also note the rest of the car is extremely dirty at the moment.

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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Nice. Did you mod the OEM bumper or the Alpina lip to make it fit?
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:00 PM
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Nice. Did you mod the OEM bumper or the Alpina lip to make it fit?
He did cut two pieces out of the OEM bumper(underside) , as stated in the guide, but he mentioned he ditched the templates provided by Alpina and cut substantially smaller pieces and it fit perfectly.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:19 AM
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Looks awesome, now all you need is the LCI grilles and you're set.

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That looks HOT, Great mod .

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Wow very nice!!!! Hot indeed!!

F01driver, I drooled a little haha

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That looks really good, beamlord. Loving both of your cars! Very well done.

+1 to F01driver. Those kidneys look really nice.
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Looks awesome, now all you need is the LCI grilles and you're set.
Those look much better indeed!

Btw something that I always wanted to ask and just caught my eye again, namely, why is it that the lenses for the high beams look different in some (or most) of the US cars than the ones I got?

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Very interesting, looks your highbeam has a HID setup were as the NA cars have the standard halogen setup.
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Btw something that I always wanted to ask and just caught my eye again, namely, why is it that the lenses for the high beams look different in some (or most) of the US cars than the ones I got?
Very interesting; never realized there was a difference there!

Hopefully someone can chime in as to the differences.

The European ones look much better / cleaner.

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:15 PM
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Very interesting, looks your highbeam has a HID setup were as the NA cars have the standard halogen setup.
Well, yes - it's the bi-xenon option I think. Both low and high beam are xenon.

Is there any reason the US models don't have that? Like, forbidden by some laws or something
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Probably has something to do with DOT regulations?

I was under the impression those inside lights weren't high beams but actually turning lights?
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