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      11-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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My 2013 M3 Journey Thus Far

So I finally made my decisions and decided to pull the trigger on a few mods. Please excuse the numerous pictures but, as that say, pictures are worth a thousand words.

It all started about a month ago finalizing all the paper work just before midnight. New car for a new day and very excited...



I knew before I could even start driving it I had to protect it. Doing a bit of cold calling and research I decided to contact Protech, a local clear bra installer in Orange County. They were very nice and did a very clean install. I was discouraged by the lines caused by half hoods and half fenders so they recommended a full custom wrap.

Headlights, fenders, hood, and bumper were a must...





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Hood













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Completed Hood, Bumper, and Fenders



Cargo Lid and behind the wheels





After I knew it was safe to drive it, I went with this forum's advise and decided to tint all the windows with a low key 48%. I used to get hassled over 35% but since moving down to Orange County it doesn't seem to be such a big deal by the police anymore. You guys ever get that feeling too?

Tint, also provided by Protech.





Then after many back and forth decisions I decided an Arkym Aerorace setup would look fantasic. I started with their front bumper and rear trunk.











Then with much debate I decided to forgo the aggressive paint jobs and keep it a clean le mans blue metallic.

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Final Shots













I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Aerorace hood and installation and happy to say I finally broke in past the required mileage.





I'm still interested in picking up some black matte or black chrome side markers, does anyone have a suggestion on where to find ones that fit well?

Also, I've had my mind set on a rear diffuser for a while too but I'm hesitant. Thoughts?

And finally, the rims. Should i leave them alone or search out a black set to match the rest?

All feedback is greatly appreciated, thank you and it's great to be apart of this community!
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      11-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Looks good!

You have been busy!
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      11-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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Looks amazing so far! Let me know when you're ready for a set of wheels!
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      11-30-2012, 01:06 AM   #5
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amazing progress
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def get rims! that shouldn't even b a question. n stick w/ ur arkym theme n get their diff too.
also, contact iND 4 black chrome sidemarker/gills.
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      11-30-2012, 02:17 AM   #7
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excellent job on the clear bar. not a fan of the front kit tho.
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def get rims! that shouldn't even b a question. n stick w/ ur arkym theme n get their diff too.
also, contact iND 4 black chrome sidemarker/gills.
iND will be the first i'll check out, thanks for the tip. Ive seen the videos but Ive never done it myself, are the side markers difficult to remove?

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excellent job on the clear bar. not a fan of the front kit tho.
thanks, they really did a job well done on the clear bra. I appreciate your opinion

and to the rest, thank you for your compliments.
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Very nice! Coming along might fine!
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