BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
E92-lighting
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
IzzyGray
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Posts: 419
iTrader: (2)

Did I overdo it?

So got my mirror caps and side skirts painted Firenze Red(Range Rover's red). I really like how the mirror caps turned out but on the fence for the side skirts. They were bare fiberglass so couldn't leave it. Ideally I would have liked CF side skirts but didn't get those so oh well :P Thoughts? (I'm a big boy so I take criticism well ;p)





This is the Firenze Red on my Range Rover Evoque(roof):

IzzyGray is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
thekurgan
Bad Lieutenant
 
thekurgan's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento

Posts: 2,750
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
I'm personally not a fan of the look, but it is unique and the work looks well done.
__________________

08 E90M3 6MT Alpinweiss/Carbon/BMW Pedals/Dinan Exhaust/Rattle fixes
thekurgan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
spdy330
Major General
 
spdy330's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Tundra, 11 M3, 08 Odyssey
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chino, CA

Posts: 6,008
iTrader: (159)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to spdy330 Send a message via Yahoo to spdy330
Yeah not feeling the red under the side skirts. Mirror caps look good.
__________________
If any of you are purchasing ANY AT&T services could you mention that you were referred by me? My referral ID is eo4489. This would be a great help, thank you!
spdy330 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
Stronie
Major
 
Stronie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Silverstone II E90 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Posts: 1,167
iTrader: (0)

More pics of the Mini love it.

Also repaint side skirts black (matte) and Keep the caps (Red).
Stronie is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
kwike92
Lieutenant Colonel
 
kwike92's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 m3 coupe | 2011 STi
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mission Viejo, Ca

Posts: 1,555
iTrader: (6)

Mirrors look good. Not a fan of the skirts.
__________________
2009 E92 M3- basic mods, future track car.
2011 Subaru STi daily driver- Stock, for now...
kwike92 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
IzzyGray
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Posts: 419
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stronie View Post
More pics of the Mini love it.

Also repaint side skirts black (matte) and Keep the caps (Red).
If I don't keep it red, I might just get CF side skirts. Everything else is CF so didn't want to throw black(except wheels)

Ask and you shall receive:









I do miss the MINI JCW. With methanol kit(pretty much all stock except for bolt ons), it pulled 255whp and 310 wtq
IzzyGray is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
Blindside_137
Major General
 
Blindside_137's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

Posts: 5,538
iTrader: (1)

Hmm I think it would've flowed better if the red was as dark as the tail lights..

And getting rid of the orange reflector will help.

Another option would be to paint the inner ducts of the lower outer intakes if the front bumper, I think m3post member donbonna did that on a gray E93 that looked awesome.

I would do that in place of the side skirts.
__________________
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|CF Performance Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome
Blindside_137 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #8
okusa
Captain
 
okusa's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 E90 M3 - SSII
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 612
iTrader: (6)

Not a fan. Plus, the red clashes with the orange reflectors.
okusa is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: M3, Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,309
iTrader: (16)

no like
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
DjZotic
Private First Class
 
DjZotic's Avatar
 
Drives: none
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Burbank CA

Posts: 186
iTrader: (1)

paint the front reflector, and run a red pin stripe like this up front. The side skirt extension is a different look, but not wrong. You just have to have everything else flow as well
DjZotic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
tinman831
Captain
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: DFW

Posts: 773
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DjZotic View Post
paint the front reflector, and run a red pin stripe like this up front. The side skirt extension is a different look, but not wrong. You just have to have everything else flow as well
Yep. Needs a bit more red in the front to continue the theme. That's if you want to keep it. Personally I would have gone the CF or black route.
tinman831 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #12
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
THE TECH's Avatar
 
Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas

Posts: 13,104
iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
Not my taste.
__________________
THE TECH is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #13
IzzyGray
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Posts: 419
iTrader: (2)

Thanks for the feedback guys. The look isn't complete so I appreciate the additional follow up suggestions. Just wanted to see if its salvageable or what else I can do to make it work. Keep it coming!
IzzyGray is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #14
spdy330
Major General
 
spdy330's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Tundra, 11 M3, 08 Odyssey
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chino, CA

Posts: 6,008
iTrader: (159)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to spdy330 Send a message via Yahoo to spdy330
Put a little green on it and it will be good for Christmas .
__________________
If any of you are purchasing ANY AT&T services could you mention that you were referred by me? My referral ID is eo4489. This would be a great help, thank you!
spdy330 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #15
Craigy
Sporty Puristic 6
 
Craigy's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Louisiana

Posts: 239
iTrader: (0)

Cheesy IMO.

This ain't no corvette.
Craigy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #16
imserious
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2010 E90M LMB
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 367
iTrader: (1)

I would paint the side skirts black or wrap in CF look vinyl.
imserious is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #17
tinman831
Captain
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: DFW

Posts: 773
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by imserious View Post
I would paint the side skirts black or wrap in CF look vinyl.
And add a rear diffuser to finish off the look. It'd be perfect.
tinman831 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
Agent-GHQ
First Lieutenant
 
Agent-GHQ's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 AW ///M3 E92 MT Comp Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 356
iTrader: (0)

What are you trying to prove by turning a classy ///M3 into a rice rocket-like car?!
Agent-GHQ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #19
HPF_E92
Private First Class
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: GTA

Posts: 148
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agent-GHQ View Post
What are you trying to prove by turning a classy ///M3 into a rice rocket-like car?!
So he simply mean "Yes, you've overdone it!"
HPF_E92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #20
Chicken Little
Second Lieutenant
 
Chicken Little's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 Frozen Black
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arizona

Posts: 269
iTrader: (0)

Not feeling it.
Chicken Little is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #21
IzzyGray
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Posts: 419
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agent-GHQ View Post
What are you trying to prove by turning a classy ///M3 into a rice rocket-like car?!
Didn't know that trying to customize your own vehicle meant trying to "prove" something I'm not a fan of looking run of the mill so I'm trying to make changes to the M3. All of my vehicles don't look stock(even the Range Rover isn't stock).

Like I said, looking for feedback. Nothing more, nothing less.
IzzyGray is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2013, 11:00 PM   #22
Hulksmash
Banned
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mars

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

Repaint both areas that you painted -> black. Fixed.
Hulksmash is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST