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      02-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Before and After: Macht Schnell spacers (18mm/15mm) on E93

Just had some spacers installed and they look great IMHO (even better in person). 18mm front, 15mm rear on OEM 19"s.

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(Sorry the angles aren't quite the same. Should have set a camera on a tripod first)

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      02-18-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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^looks good bro
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      02-18-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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      02-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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You need to get rid of those orange reflectors, Tom.
Yeah... but I don't like painted reflectors, they look out of place. Maybe clear or smoked reflectors?
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      02-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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best bang-for-your-buck mod there is.
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looks way better
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nice...
I guess we are in the shop at the same time. I am the guy with the E90
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      02-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #8
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nice...
I guess we are in the shop at the same time. I am the guy with the E90
Haha awesome, post some pics of that lip!
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I will take some nice pics when the weather is good...
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      02-18-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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Looks much better with the spacers!
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very nice indeed
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very nice! go smoked with the reflectors, i think it looks good with the space gray
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Yeah... but I don't like painted reflectors, they look out of place. Maybe clear or smoked reflectors?
I feel like anything other than painted or molded (removed) reflectors look out of place. Those reflectors were added as a requirement for the US market, not a design decision from BMW M. They stick out like a sore thumb and having them color-matched to your car just hides them a bit more.
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Looks really good!

Does the 15mm in the rear give you any issues?
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I feel like anything other than painted or molded (removed) reflectors look out of place. Those reflectors were added as a requirement for the US market, not a design decision from BMW M. They stick out like a sore thumb and having them color-matched to your car just hides them a bit more.
I agree reflectors look out of place, but the color-matched ones even more so because they have no function at all and are still noticeable.

If I could delete them completely I would do that. Does anyone know if this is feasible / how much it typically costs?
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I agree reflectors look out of place, but the color-matched ones even more so because they have no function at all and are still noticeable.

If I could delete them completely I would do that. Does anyone know if this is feasible / how much it typically costs?
Probably an arm and half a leg.
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I agree reflectors look out of place, but the color-matched ones even more so because they have no function at all and are still noticeable.

If I could delete them completely I would do that. Does anyone know if this is feasible / how much it typically costs?
You can order a Euro style front bumper from Renn-spec unpainted for about $1600.
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I'm in the bay area too. Curious where you bought the spacers and who you used for the install?
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      03-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #22
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I guess it's nice. To be honest I wouldn't even have noticed if you didnt mention it. Hard to tell really
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