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#1 (permalink) Old 04-23-2005, 04:54 PM
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ok so in about a month im gona be getting the body fixed on my e30 then painted bright ass red but i was wondering what people would recomend for bodykits i have seen some stuff but im sure i have not seen everything.

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I have never really seen a "body kit" that looked great on an E30. My buddy got the Reiger (i think it was that) looking kit and although it looked alright, it was low as hell and it was fiberglass so it was hard and expensive to mold to the car and never fit perfectly.

The best look to an E30 IMO is the set-up spiff used to have. I do not know exactly what he had, but if I remember correctly it was just a lip on the stock front. It was nothing crazy but it flowed really well with the rest of the car. Mind you that he had the small (shorter) bumpers which look a lot better than the huge ass ones that stick out real far.

This is just my 2 cents on body modifications to E30's

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Body kits on an e30 look terrible imo, get the bodywork and paint sorted out then
do the suspension and wheels, that's it and you'll have a hot e30...

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yeah youll have a hot e30 like egk2....man that is such a nice car. that picture is on the background of my computer(if you dont mind haha)
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yeah youll have a hot e30 like egk2....man that is such a nice car. that picture is on the background of my computer(if you dont mind haha)
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Thanks, I don't mind at all, anyway e30's look best when you do the suspension right and choose the right wheels, stock bodywork is enough, maybe some nice sideskirts like bmp's or m3 twisties but that's all I would do.

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I agree with all of the above. I happen to have the "s" package, so I have the big bumpers, sport front, and integrated fog lights. Non-bimmerheads always ask if it's a "body kit" (even though it's just the front), and I have to tell them that it is stock. It looks good to me, but I still want the plastic bumpers, valence and lip.
Believe me, it will look mean.
If you want, check out the r3vlimited.com site, and look what they did. They have a pretty good tutorial for the bumper swap, lip, and bodywork. Lots of pictures, and the car looks great.

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Now I don't know about the US models, but i think the original MTec2 looks AWESOME!






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Yeah, I like the one Dlovett showed. E30s don't take too well to kits, makes em look stupid. They look muck better with an understated kit, bumpers & some side skirts.

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mtech 2 and breyton are my favorites. there are a few others that i don't mind, and a ton that are terrible.



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The one you posted would be the Breyton?

I know there's M-Tec 1 & 2, but I honestly don't know the difference...

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