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Old 09-06-2009, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can paint you kidney grills black...but that really depends on the other colors on the car.

i did it to mine and i think it looks really good...

of course i'm painting my entire car flat black...
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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oh, also...this is pretty cool.

BMW E46 3 Series 99-05 Sedan SMOKED Taillight film tint:eBay Motors (item 260472881417 end time Sep-08-09 13:53:04 PDT)

cheap too! i don't know if it would turn out very good or not...
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Take your airfilter out. Haha, thats bout it besides change all ur fluids, plugs, filters, ect.
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you could make a ram air intake...with a piece of tube and some clamps...

basically replacing your air filter box...

i wouldn't recommend it though. there are instructions on the interwebz if you google "installing ram air intake"
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its actually quite easy to change to a short ram intake or a CAI, i did it in a matter of hours and made my car sound more gruntier and gave it an extra kick aswell, other things ive done that were quick were add angel eyes to it and changed the gear shift and pedals but an air intake is easy as
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yeah but if you don't use a filter i.e. not buying one...it's kinda dangerous to have just a tube ramming air into your intake...

imo always have a filter...
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oh yea obviously, u dont run a car with the air filter off, ur bound to do damage to it if u do, the air filter was included in wat i was saying, pod filter is wat i got on its a drift one, i also have afe filter i can attach to
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Rip your interior out, that woould do it, lighten it up by like 30or 40lbs!!
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make yourself a cardboard WBK and then a wooden spoiler... I bet that would look almost as nice as this car:
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hahahah a carboard bodykit, the funny thing is ive actually seen it done personally, sept the car ran 9second quaters, the body had been baten to death but had a sr20 skyline engine twin turbo'd and alot more all up the engine was worth bout 70k but they went and put it in a body that cost them only 100 bucks and made a cardboard body kit and rear wing and then went racing with it and flod the hell out of everyone they come across, it was funny as all hell watching them roll around
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that's awesome...if you decide to do that i'll ship you some foil and card board from Germany so you can say that it's euro styling....lol
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