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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
luckystrike luckystrike is offline
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alu rails or not?

I will be ordering my bmw x3 m sport carbon black next week and still im undecided if i will have the roof rails with aluminum or not . i will have the window trim with aluminum will it be ok if i just have the roof rails in shadow black? or its better if i will have the windows and roof rails in aluminum?
by the way my leather will be in mocha color. here are some comparable pics thank you
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:59 PM
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Shadow Black....4 sure
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:27 PM
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alu rails or not?

I've always like the black roof rails. And I would also not order the silver trim. I like the blacked out look. Change out the grill to the back ones. That's what I did with my car lol. I plan on ordering the black Thule aero blades in the very near future also. If I could I would powder coat my rims matte black. Where I do draw the line is tinting the brake lights.
But in the end it's your car do whatever you want with it as I'm sure it'll look good either way.

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Old 05-09-2014, 06:38 PM
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I went with alu trim and alu rails on Deep Sea Blue. If I were to do it over again I would eliminate as much alu as I could and go with black, including replacing the grills. I might even go so far as to debadge.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:44 PM
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Oh yea! I forgot to mention I'm going to pastic dip all emblems to matte black. I've seen it at a BMW car meet 2 weeks ago And it looked good.


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Old 05-09-2014, 06:46 PM
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Do what matches the car best. I'm getting alpine white so went with aluminum. My second choice was carbon black and I would've gone with black rails with that color.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:29 AM
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I will be ordering my bmw x3 m sport carbon black next week and still im undecided if i will have the roof rails with aluminum or not . i will have the window trim with aluminum will it be ok if i just have the roof rails in shadow black? or its better if i will have the windows and roof rails in aluminum?
by the way my leather will be in mocha color. here are some comparable pics thank you
You need to look at the total look of the X3 with or without the aluminum and decide what looks best to you.

Since you have selected the aluminum window trim, choose the aluminum rails on top since it gives the X3 a more balanced eye pleasing look, in my opinion. The aluminum window trim by itself seems to be too little or an after thought.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:09 AM
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You need to look at the total look of the X3 with or without the aluminum and decide what looks best to you.

Since you have selected the aluminum window trim, choose the aluminum rails on top since it gives the X3 a more balanced eye pleasing look, in my opinion. The aluminum window trim by itself seems to be too little or an after thought.
thank you for the input. im just undecided because i like the look of alu trim on windows and i find it good in black as far as the rails go im sure it goes well also with alu but i ordered the m sport so i also want it to be a little sporty anyway i hope it looks good
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