Well in a couple months probably round end of november im getting my car painted. i kind of want to change the color but i know that probably cost alot more. Right now it is boston green. i dont really like the color all to much. but i was thinking like a candy apple red or like super super black or like that lite blue color on an m3. what would you guys do?
Originally posted by bimmer3214@Jul 20 2005, 05:54 PM Well in a couple months probably round end of november im getting my car painted. i kind of want to change the color but i know that probably cost alot more. Right now it is boston green. i dont really like the color all to much. but i was thinking like a candy apple red or like super super black or like that lite blue color on an m3. what would you guys do?
but if i get that then i wouldnt lower it and i really want to do that so what do you guys think about that
thanks for your opinons in advanced
a wise man once told me to never change the original color of a car, unless your willing to strip the car naked, youll regret it if you change the color especialy when you open the hood on your new candy apple red car and see a boston green engine bay!!!!
ok yea if i do get the color changed i would definitly do it right. i was wondering if i didnt really like change the color just made it like a little darker green would i still half to do the door jams and engine bay or would it look kinda cool with the oposite greens
The body kit is a bad idea. The only add ons I like are the e46 style trunk 'Lip Spoiler' and the M3 style front lip similar to CRUZIN' 323's that you see in his signature.
The 'lite blue' M3 is Laguna Blue...
Keep your car the same colour unless you are willing to strip the entire car down. Figure your car will be indisposed for at least 8 weeks if you do an entire strip down. You will most likely have to change your windshield as it will crack when they remove it, the rear may crack may not.. mine didn't. An entire strip down means interior, bumpers, windows, moldings... etc. etc.
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1994 318is Sold
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As posted in a previous post on this forum they all are good and they all have there downs. I know ABS melts alittle. They ALL crack. My OEM bumper had a trash can thrown at it while I was travelin 30mph the whole lower half is cracked from the fog light fixture down; from a fucking $5 trash can. Since the summer both bumpers have sagged slightly so theres more of a gap between the bumper and the body. If the fiberglass bumper is thick enough it will be just fine.
My old 318is cost $3500 CD$ to do a whole strip down and paint and it was a buddy who did it. Depends on the shop and the type of paint as well as the current state of the body, rust etc.
I would do the M3 lip and lower it. Don't forget lowering places more stress on sub-frame and tables and bushings and bearings and... and... You'll also have to adjust camber. There are after market camber adjustment bars. And don't forget lowering will cause rubbing if you don't roll your fenders. The general consensus on this board is to improve braking first, then power and then handling before esthetics and I would have to agree.
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