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      06-02-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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Pic Comparison Request: Space Gray E92 with Black Kidneys vs OEM

I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to change out my OEM kidneys for black ones. I'll be getting Space Gray and swapping the emblems for the black CF ones. I'll also be changing my reflectors to clear, but it seems the kidneys can go either way and still look good. I've seen a few pics here already but am wondering if others can post theirs along with their opinions.

These are from chris_b_owens' thread but I'd love to see more angles and lighting conditions if anyone has it.





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      06-02-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Shit, after seeing that comparo I might buy some black ones. Haha.
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I did flat black kidneys, side gills and rear logo, leaving nothing but chrome (silver) on my exhaust and wheels. I think the chrome stands out too much on the car and doesn't belong. I also chose smoked front reflectors instead of clear. The black, either matte or gloss, really improved the look of the car. But obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Only you can really decide what looks best for your car.

Hmmm, well I guess that is not entirely true either, you can just copy what others have done even if you don't really like the looks but perhaps think others that check out your car will like this look better.
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      06-02-2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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definitely keep the black grilles especially on space gray
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