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      10-05-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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Blackline Taillights

is it worth painting them or just buying them ?
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      10-05-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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you cant paint your original taillights to become "blacklines" its not just a tint. the upper portion of the outer lens is actually clear and is darkened from the inside. if you search for pics, you'll know what i mean. tinted taillights and blacklines arent the same thing.

doesnt mean tinted taillights arent good... i had blacked out taillights myself but i am just saying they are different so you have to know what look you want.
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Buy them for sure, painted lights always look a little off and not 100% OEM in appearance... buy em
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does anyone have comparison pics??
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here is an example of the painted http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=230980
now those are pretty dark.... are the one's you buy just as dark
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Does anyone know the availability of Blackline Taillights for 2009 E90 M3?
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Why can't they make white lines? I like the look, but the smoke-look is ass IMO... especially if you want to car to remain stock looking. But if you're going for black grills, some carbon fibre, it's a good look.
For some reason when I see them on a white E90's, they don't really look smoked at all. You couldn't get a lighter smoke color. Plus they are BMW factory parts, so you can't go wrong.

Really they are not dark at all. They couldn't look any cleaner, except for the bad fitment of the Vorsteiner trunk.
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To the OP. Just buy them. They are rather inexpensive. $275/shipped from Tischer BMW.
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does anyone have comparison pics??

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Why can't they make white lines? I like the look, but the smoke-look is ass IMO... especially if you want to car to remain stock looking. But if you're going for black grills, some carbon fibre, it's a good look.
You mean like this? Looks ok, but not OEM like the blacklines.
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Can you guys recommend a place to purchase 09+ E90 M3 Blackline taillights?
I did a quick search through some popular BMW vendors and I'm not getting anything.
Thanks.
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Can you guys recommend a place to purchase 09+ E90 M3 Blackline taillights?
I did a quick search through some popular BMW vendors and I'm not getting anything.
Thanks.
No LCI available just yet (or ever?). What's interesting is BMWUSA tells me "No 09' LCI-blacklines are available outside Europe." I can't find a THING about them anywhere - I'd have to bet its not true.
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Can you guys recommend a place to purchase 09+ E90 M3 Blackline taillights?
I did a quick search through some popular BMW vendors and I'm not getting anything.
Thanks.

http://www.e92-lighting.com/catalog/...LINE-28-1.html


Scroll to the bottom to see the set for the E90. I might pick up a set for my E92.

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the oem ones (like from Tischer) are lighter compare to non-oem ones.
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I don't think these are OEM...

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the oem ones (like from Tischer) are lighter compare to non-oem ones.
+1, OEM look better, IMO. Tischer, Tischer, Tischer... can't say it eough. Best price, Best service!

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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here is a link to were I orderd mine. They were at my house in three days. Mine are the DEPO Blacklines. The also offer the clear LED.

http://www.exclusive-autosport.com/i...9c69b66f6c7d2d
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