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Keep it black 18 50.00%
Color match to front bumper 18 50.00%
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I just snagged this nifty M3 lip that will fit my stock E36 bumper. This is the lip that is commonly found on M3s that was cut down and reshaped a bit to fit our stock E36 bumpers.

I was thinking of getting it sprayed to match my car, but the more I look at it the more I think I should leave it black. Its soo small that I think it will go unnoticed if I color match.

The picture is pretty crappy, but i think its gonna add a nice subtle freshing up of the front end when I lower it this spring.

Usually I don't let popular opinion sway me on my styling choices but eachtime I look at it, I only get more indecisive as to whether to spray it or not. My bumper's lower grill is black, and it could have a nice contrast with my cars color (silver) and my dark tints

Dunno, Im curious what everyone else thinks about what could be cool little add on.


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PS: forgive the crappy pic, but I haven't gotten it yet.... (my car is the same color)
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep it black I think it looks nice cause it matches the molding making it look like its meant to be there ....it looks good....
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not exactly the same thing here but a color matched lip that sorta matches the style.

http://www.mmstuning.com/shop/store/comers...sp?idproduct=85

This one looks pretty good spray matched, and I like the grill matched as well. But I think having a artic silver grill wouldn't look right on my ride.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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6 for 6 against........... you're all as indecisive as i am.... rofl!
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think it looks good black, i accidently voted for it tobe painted, so it may seem that more ppl voted for that, sorry lol
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Paint it grey! Maybe a more clear pic will change my mind
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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keep it black.. unless u plan on painting moldings...
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spray it!! Uniform color > all
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more pics and ill decide haha B)
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make it painted like deloriant said its better see!

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make it painted like deloriant said its better see!

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I can't see the pic.

Yea all the pictures the guy gave me are crappy so its really hard to judge.

Here are all the pictures I got. I think its gonna look really sweet with my 18s when I do my drop and rake this spring.





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damn the pole is tied again!

guess it's just up to you!

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You should have the bumpers painted to match, and leave the lip black.
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damn the pole is tied again!

guess it's just up to you!

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Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)

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I guess since it's so close, just leave it black and save some cash
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