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      12-11-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Gloss Black or Carbon Fiber Grill on AW?

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My AW ZCP should be here in a few weeks, so I'm using the weekends to starting shopping for my Mods.. I need some opinions, suggestions along with pictures if possible..

First order priorities for today are the Grill, Mirror Covers and The Side blinkers.. I already know I'm getting the CF Mirror Covers, but I'm on the fence as to if I should do black or CF grill and blinkers..

So please let me know your thoughts and please post pictures if possible..

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      12-14-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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if you're going with the CF theme, then might as well continue it... ive seen many AW in this forum go all out with CF roof, mirror cap, grille, blinker, lip, diffuser and it all looks pretty nice...
keep in mind that CF is always more expensive, so watch ur budget...
some love the matte/ black gloss look... it's all down to personal taste. so take a look at some of the pics in the gallery section and see what suits your taste...
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I have been debating this question too. I think I am going to go CF for the big parts like Mirror covers, lip, spoiler, and gloss black (jet Black) for some of the smaller stuff like gills, grills, hood vents. I think it will match nicely because remember, your shadow trim around the windows is a gloss black and some of us also have the CF leather trim or room. So I think a mix will be fine. I just think some of the smaller CF trim pieces look cheep. Also, I prefer 2X2 when I can get it.
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I have been debating this question too. I think I am going to go CF for the big parts like Mirror covers, lip, spoiler, and gloss black (jet Black) for some of the smaller stuff like gills, grills, hood vents. I think it will match nicely because remember, your shadow trim around the windows is a gloss black and some of us also have the CF leather trim or room. So I think a mix will be fine. I just think some of the smaller CF trim pieces look cheep. Also, I prefer 2X2 when I can get it.
The roof and all BMW CF components are 1x1 so why use 2x2 mods?
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      12-21-2010, 12:03 PM   #5
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I would vote for GB. CF is cool and all but too much is not a good thing. More is less when it comes to CF IMO.
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I would vote for GB. CF is cool and all but too much is not a good thing. More is less when it comes to CF IMO.
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Gloss black!
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The roof and all BMW CF components are 1x1 so why use 2x2 mods?
I dont have the CF roof or any OEM CF items. The 2X2 is just so

Also, if you noticed the CF leather trim is 2X2.
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I went with gloss black. I did gloss black on my front grills, the side gills, my challenge diffuser and even the exhaust tips are gloss black on my (just arrived) eisenmann race black series. The gloss black seemed to flow better IMO.
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See if these two photos help. It's gloss black BMW performance grill on AW. The bottom part of the bumper is exposed carbon finish by the way. Match well in our opinion.




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