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      01-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #23
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      01-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #24
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I love this color. This is the exact color I would get. As far as exterior mods go, less is more. Nothing looks worse then an over modified car.
Stingray, somehow I knew you'd be a fan of this color.
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      01-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #25
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Modifications #3 & 4 - Black Gloss Grilles & Side Markers

Try as I may, I'm not even at 500 miles yet on the ODO, so I can't really throw any performance parts on the car yet. I'd like to drive the car around a bit in stock form and get a feel for its performance so I can have a point of comparison when I actually do drop performance mods on the car like intake, pulleys, exhaust (and maybe ECU). In the meantime, I thought a few more subtle cosmetic changes wouldn't hurt. So I had EAS drop on the OEM gloss black kidney grilles, and gloss black side markers.

Love the side-markers, but I'm thinking I might want to go with the IND full gloss front grilles (as opposed to the OEM piece which is only gloss around the edge). I invite everyone's thoughts.

(p.s. in the final picture you'll notice the car with the OEM 18's and not my ZCP's. The 18's were loaned to me by EAS while they powder coat my ZCP's. Still debating between a Satin Finish and Gloss. Leaning towards Satin. Again, I invite everyone's thoughts. Photoshops would be especially welcome.)



Kidney Grilles Before (by way of comparison)
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Side Markers & Kidney Grills (along with a higher res picture of the tint)
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      01-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #26
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Love it!! Congrats!
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Congrats! Looks amazing!
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Individual is the best way to do an M3!!!
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fuck this pisses me off. I want an individual color. Damnit. NICE CAR!!!
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Perfect color for your location. Congrats!
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Car is absolutely beautiful and your additions are 'gonna put it over the top! Can't wait for the rest so good luck with the next step (you're in good hands again on that front) and most of all...enjoy the ride.
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I love this color. This is the exact color I would get.
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that is perfect tint choice. I wouldn't want it any darker. And the lights made the car stand out even further.
Thanks everyone so much for the kind words. I really appreciate them. Looking forward to documenting the transformation with all of you guys.


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Nice color. I've only seen one in Vancouver. Had black wheels, looked great!
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Car looks fantastic ! Let us know if we can help you with your "mod list"
Thanks and Will do Aleks. Do you have a website?
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      01-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #27
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loving the "mod journal"....

I've been going back and forth about 35%, 40%, or 50% on the windows (excluding front). By your pics I'm thinking 40% is the way to go, thanx for sharing...

I already have a few cosmetic mods to install as well even tho mine doesn't get to the Port on the 9th....

GL with the rest of your mods, looking forward to seeing the finished product...
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Nice color and nice car, love the mods so far, i wouldnt of done tint, but its your car. And it looks great. Keep it up! im watching this thread for sure.
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      01-23-2011, 09:15 PM   #29
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where are the zcp's???????
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      01-23-2011, 09:21 PM   #30
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nyc... see below

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Love the side-markers, but I'm thinking I might want to go with the IND full gloss front grilles (as opposed to the OEM piece which is only gloss around the edge). I invite everyone's thoughts. (p.s. in the final picture you'll notice the car with the OEM 18's and not my ZCP's. The 18's were loaned to me by EAS while they powder coat my ZCP's. Still debating between a Satin Finish and Gloss. Leaning towards Satin. Again, I invite everyone's thoughts. Photoshops would be especially welcome.)

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      01-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #31
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^ sorry I missed that , I would go with the satin finish
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      01-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #32
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awesome car, congrats
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the graphite 18s look great with Dakar. Dakar is
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      01-24-2011, 02:59 AM   #35
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the graphite 18s look great with Dakar. Dakar is
to be honest PKL, i've never been a fan of the graphite 18's, but i was really surprised by how good they looked against dakar yellow.
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Dakar with ZCP! Awesome.
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Looking good Billy Ray!!
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billy ray? lol. i must be missing the reference.
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sweeeet. never saw an m3 in this colors. looks very nice. i think those zcp wheels in black would look so awesome on this car, what do you think??

ps- what % tints are those, 35 ? 40 ?
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Congrats on the color! I look forward to seeing more photos as you complete your mods.
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billy ray? lol. i must be missing the reference.
from the movie Trading Places. No matter - point is - that whip is hawt hawt hawt!
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