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      06-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Y'all are crazy with your mods, keep that $h!t stock...

...is what I said when I started trolling this site before getting my car. Thought you guys were nuts with your vorsteiner parts, and your arkym lips, and your catless exhausts, and your coilovers, and your tunes, and your superchargers....

Who would buy an $80k car made by the M division and think swapping parts out would make it better?

...and who the hell are these "IND" guys....


Ok fine, the amber reflectors are gross, but that's it, rest of the car looks mint. Nothing else to do.

"uhhhhhh hi IND, how do I, you know, get rid of the yellow on the front of the car?"

"You mean the Amber Reflectors? We can send you paint matched reflectors."


Ohh....M3s don't have Angel Eyes like all other late model bimmers? Fine. I guess there's no harm in just swapping in different bulbs.

"Hey Ross@Bimmereyes, how do I make my lights look good?"

"Lux V3s, easy install and your good to go."


Now I'm feeling good. Car looks great; yellow is gone and I got them "angel eyes". That's it, no more. Aesthetically, car is awesome. I don't even mind the chrome that all these guys hate on. Don't need blacked out grilles and gills. What does "look more aggressive" even mean when talking about chrome vs "chrome black"?

"Ilia@IND, let me get a set of those Edition grilles and gills!...better throw in the performance spoiler too."



Modding complete. I'll let the rest of these yahoos burn bills on things like an exhaust. Who would want exhaust smells, an inability to pass emissions and a CEL, anyway?



....but man, is that stock kinda quiet. But it's ok, it's classy that way........there's no way I'm spending $$$ just to make it "more exotic".....but what's with those dinky tips? And those massive sacks?

"Ilia@IND, one Akra slip-on please. Wait........better send along the full evo, just in case, and one of them 'diffusers'."



Whew, I can't believe I just dropped all that cash on a buncha sh!t I didn't know existed a month ago. This mod stuff is kind of fun.



But no more. I'm not sacrificing any ride quality and warranty just to get a "drop". The suspension is the ONE thing on this car that's pure gold.

.......but what's with that massive gap in the front? My mom's van has a tighter look.


I'll just buy a set of Springs. That keeps my EDC and you know, doesn't get too crazy. I don't want to spend all this $$ on a sleeve-over kit. I don't even know what coilovers are so I'm not going to even bother.


"RMP Motors? I just bought a set of KW V3s and I need to get them installed."



Like I said, you people are crazy...and I owe you one. I love my car 10x more than I did on the first day I got it with all credit to you peeps who take the time and put in the effort to share your thoughts, advice and opinion on everything from exhaust sounds to ride height.


To the forum vendors (especially IND), y'all sell crack. There's no other way to put it. You're also unbelievable professionals with a genuine passion and dedication to making us addicts enjoy our rides. It's not often (or at all) crack dealers have such impeccable customer service. Thanks

Now I'm finally done.

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"..........I wonder how much a supercharger goes for"

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Haha great post!

I never understood all the hate for the amber reflectors. I think they look good. But regardless, your car is beautiful
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You sound a lot like me, but I don't think I'd go with such a low setup. I'm loving the stock ride. From your perspective--the apprehensive modder--how do the KW V3s feel in comparison? Any issues with ride height (e.g., lots of potholes where you live? Steep driveways?)
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lol..great post..similar story with me..
all i wanted was relfectors, grills, and ae's.....spacers, side gills, and an akra slip on soon followed..then all the coding came...lol..


car looks great...are the tips on the passenger side sitting right? looks like the outter tip is slightly off
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You sound a lot like me, but I don't think I'd go with such a low setup. I'm loving the stock ride. From your perspective--the apprehensive modder--how do they KW V3s feel in comparison? Any issues with ride height (e.g., lots of potholes where you live? Steep driveways?)
Same questions here...I live in New York!
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Nice mods, looks great! I changed out the reflectors before driving my car off the lot.

If you go with a supercharger don't you also need black wheels?
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You sir, are a liar, since you did not tell the whole story: What about them Verstraße shifter paddles?

Sick ride, BTW!
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Yup, it all started with painted reflectors from iND....

Congrats man, car looks dope!
It really does hahahaha
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you managed to stay away from stereo? system is alright, but even enhanced it doesn't have enough bass.
wheels? lighter, flashier, wider?

it never ends---thank god it's therapeutic for all of life's stress!
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Yup, it all started with painted reflectors from iND....
now that's a worthwhile poll---how many people started the mod bug with painted reflectors? hahaha

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Yup, it all started with painted reflectors from iND....

Congrats man, car looks dope!
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Haha great post!

I never understood all the hate for the amber reflectors. I think they look good. But regardless, your car is beautiful
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You sound a lot like me, but I don't think I'd go with such a low setup. I'm loving the stock ride. From your perspective--the apprehensive modder--how do the KW V3s feel in comparison? Any issues with ride height (e.g., lots of potholes where you live? Steep driveways?)
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Same questions here...I live in New York!
Ride quality is outstanding. I had to play around with the damping to get it just right, but once you find your ideal settings, it's noticeably improved. As for potholes, to be honest, I found myself super anal and careful around potholes and steep driveways with stock ride height.

I haven't had to try any harder or worry any more with the height it's at. If I had a lip it may be a different story.

..speaking of which, Ilia.......

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lol..great post..similar story with me..
all i wanted was relfectors, grills, and ae's.....spacers, side gills, and an akra slip on soon followed..then all the coding came...lol..


car looks great...are the tips on the passenger side sitting right? looks like the outter tip is slightly off
I would pay obscene amounts of money to someone if they can adjust those tips for me so they stay straight. The amount of time I've spent under the rear of my car cursing....

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You sir, are a liar, since you did not tell the whole story: What about them Verstraße shifter paddles?

Sick ride, BTW!
Those paddles are my favourite mod to date, no lie. (Ok, maybe the Akra, but the paddles are totally worth it)
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I would pay obscene amounts of money to someone if they can adjust those tips for me so they stay straight. The amount of time I've spent under the rear of my car cursing....
Crazy.. my UUC slapped on perfect fitment immediately. I am surprised this is an issue with the Akra! Sounds like a pain.

Thanks for your remarks on the suspension. I haven't decided which way to go yet but I'm pretty paranoid. I've always liked the ride on cars equipped with KW V3s.
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OP, I love this thread.... thanks for the entertaining write up! Your car is beautiful!
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Am I paranoid or is it possible insurance would refuse to cover an accident because we removed reflectors which are like it or not a SAFETY feature? Yes mine are carbon fiber and don't reflect anything!
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Am I paranoid or is it possible insurance would refuse to cover an accident because we removed reflectors which are like it or not a SAFETY feature? Yes mine are carbon fiber and don't reflect anything!
Not likely.
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Well done!

I'm gonna ignore my reflectors cuz I don't wanna go down that road...

OP, how long dis it take for the mod bug to infect the car front to back? Your car looks sick!
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I would pay obscene amounts of money to someone if they can adjust those tips for me so they stay straight. The amount of time I've spent under the rear of my car cursing....
Had the same exact problem with my slip on initially...tried adjusting just the tips a few times but finally went to a shop that adjusted with the entire right can pipes, they ended up rotating it/playing with the rear hanger mount height...

finally did the trick..just adjusting the tips wont do it..
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