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Old 10-20-2016, 11:50 AM
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You don't want to be monochromatic. Some contrast is good.
Yes I do!

The best monochromatic cars are of course black. It actually opens up the range of contrast on the car. With silver bits, your eye goes straight to the obvious points of contrast, while the rest of the body details fall away into black. This is why it's obviously harder to make out the msport details in the front bumper of black cars. Your eye (like a camera) adjusts for the contrast of bright silver/chrome and that's all you see. A monochromatic,black colorway on the other hand, matches the color and value contrast amongst all parts of the car. All the sudden the highlights covering the whole car become the elements of contrast. Black reflects light the best, so with the right lighting, blacked out set ups can look outstanding. they reflect everything -- light, color, the dude taking the photo, etc.

Now, most importantly.... show off your blacked out bimmer!


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Old 10-20-2016, 12:22 PM
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Looks good! Need to get some pics of my 340i this weekend. Black Sapphire with black front grill. Only the wheels and exhaust tips are silver; although I am considering getting black exhaust tips if I can find good ones.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:28 PM
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Looks good! Need to get some pics of my 340i this weekend. Black Sapphire with black front grill. Only the wheels and exhaust tips are silver; although I am considering getting black exhaust tips if I can find good ones.
The carbon M tips look good but are VERY $$. I believe they are $400-$500 for two.

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The carbon M tips look good but are VERY $$. I believe they are $400-$500 for two.
Worth it
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:30 PM
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The carbon M tips look good but are VERY $$. I believe they are $400-$500 for two.
Holy crap Eh, not sure I would get those anyway. CF looks good on some applications, but not on exhaust IMO.
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Holy crap Eh, not sure I would get those anyway. CF looks good on some applications, but not on exhaust IMO.
They look cooler on high end cars to me. The f30 definitely doesn't NEED them. Besides appreciate the way the f30s are about practicality, functionality, etc. Not just pure sports car.

I actually think the plastic bits feel appropriate and cohesive with the design. I like the matching front splitter, msport grills (around the fog and FMIC), window sills, and rear diffuser, all in black satin plastic. My wheels are a satin black as well. If my front lip was CF it would be scattered amongst the streets by now. The plastic splitter is durable and good looking.

I've basically avoided CF so far. Considering it for small details. Exhaust tips, shifter/paddles... that's about it.
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