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My car has 138k miles on it. Is it worth it if I do some upgrades on my car? Also, what is the life span(mileage) of a bmw 1996 engine? Thanks all.

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Good lookin car

Provided all the necessary maintenance is performed, your car will last well more than 250K+miles.

What specific mods did you have in mind?

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Speed or style?

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My car has 138k miles on it. Is it worth it if I do some upgrades on my car? Also, what is the life span(mileage) of a bmw 1996 engine? Thanks all.
What model is it?

If it's running well and all the maint. is up to date, think about helping it to breathe better with a new exhaust, CAI and maybe a chip.

Then maybe some anti-sway bars.

See how you like it and then go from there.

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328 is. Not looking for speed now, just styling.

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If you don't have a spoiler, that'd look really good on your 2-door in my opinion, M3 spoiler or the 328 sport spoiler would look great, then you could look into geting an M3 front / rear bumpers, all up to you in what you want to do.
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Anyone know where I can get legitimate/cheap oem 2dr clear/red taillights? I don't want those ones that show the orange bulb. That's ugly in my opinion.

I see so many bull shit lights on ebay and on the street.

I also saw a z8 on the road for the first time, haha.

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yeah same here, I'm looking for tail lights w/o the orange, can someone set us in the right direction?

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okay, what do you think about the authenticity of these taillights. Pretty cheap too. Roughly 50% off retail.

BMW Clear/Red Taillight

also, instant $20 off $200+ purchaes, hmmm...

too good to be true?

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Not familiar with that retailer, but it kinda looks questionable at that price. These are from a reputable retailer and are a similar price...

here

You would then just replace the bulb, or paint the ones that come with it

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you decide?

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the tops are only for the coupe model and the bottom one is only for the sedan/saloon models. check out bekkers imports

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I don't think the ones on Ebay would be that bad...saw some really good looking smoked/red ones I am looking into getting...Taillights here

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Anyone know where I can get the exact lights as the ones pictured above on the blue m3?

I think I'm going to steal someone's lights and leave $200 in the car.

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here for $327 its the 6 piece set, and its OEMhttp://www.bekkers.com/Merchant2/merchant....de=beklight3e36

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