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View Poll Results: What should I do with the appearance of my pseudo-M3?
M-Technic 9 36.00%
Stock (Sleeper) 15 60.00%
Other 1 4.00%
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, I am not a poser. I have a 95 M3 that is getting gutted and transplanted into my 318i. And not just the motor. Tranny, Suspension, Diff, Driveshaft, Brakes, basically everything under the unibody. Plus I'm thinking about getting the Vaders re-covered in black alcantarra with grey accents along with the same to the rears that are already in my sedan. And of course, the whole interior is getting replaced/modified. Engine is getting rebuilt/upgraded. But, I have not made a final decision on what to do with the aero and appearance of the car. What do you guys think, M-Technic, Stock, or some other option? If you choose other, please give me some ideas. And no Ricer crap. I swear, if I see another front wheel drive car with a big ass wing on it, I'm gonna' piss on it. ghead Thanks,
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let me join you in pissing on all the other ricer cars.
Personally, and as a previous 318i owner, I'd leave it as a sleeper. Chances are, most ricers are going to think it's an m anyway, because it's a bmw. Other people who t hink they'll get an easy win are in for a tough ride. It would be even better if you hid your vader seats using tints...
Then, of course, so as not to bash the ///m heritage of your car, I'd debadge it . I wouldn't put an ///m3, but I wouldn't put a 318i. Let them guess.
I love sleepers, personally.
Of course, you should still swap out all the aeros - most common folk don't know it's an ///m unless it's badged thus. Plus there are a lot of 318's with body kits.
But that's just my opinion. Whatever you choose is what you will choose. Have fun with your sneaky little car...
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, I was thinking of getting a 316i badge from a euro-spec.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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See, now that's just wrong... I like it.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So it's not a Diet coke with Lime thing?
I fyou can get a 316i thing, I'd be all for it. No one in the US would know WTF your car is. Especially when they see it take off.
Personally, after seeing them shove that M5 engine into the M6 coupe... I wonder what other bodies can fit that phat v10...
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would leave everything as the 318. Body wise, get clear tails and such but bumpers just the 318 reg ol bumpers(painted if not already done). Normal exterior, then the inside of the car is all M'ed out and awesome. Although you have to have good wheels and tires not stock there.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah make sure the body is painted ex no grey crap on the sides then get some wheels and lower it leave the badge as it will be tighter when u own htem
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A friend of mine told me this, a guy in Turkey had a E36 M3. He removed his badge and put a 318is on it. Some sick fuckers.
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I say sleeper. Maybe lower it and keep the M3 mirrors. I really don't know.... I'm leaning toward sleeper. Just make sure you keep the BMW M Power engine cover to show people when they ask yuo what in the world you have under the hood.

Oh -- if you need to throw your M-body kit parts in someones direction, I am volunteering first.
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do the sleeper thing.. but ya, get rid of that two tone crap!
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sleeper is so much cooler than show off
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Dude, get the M bumpers. Or at least a nice add-on lip spoiler. No one outside of the BMW circle knows the difference anyways. Might as well make the exterior as hot as the rest of the car.. And I like that 2 tone interior idea. I am in the process myself- black w/ dove grey inserts. Its gonna look sweet.. props to your project. Be sure to take lots of pics!
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Dude, get the M bumpers. Or at least a nice add-on lip spoiler. No one outside of the BMW circle knows the difference anyways. Might as well make the exterior as hot as the rest of the car.. And I like that 2 tone interior idea. I am in the process myself- black w/ dove grey inserts. Its gonna look sweet.. props to your project. Be sure to take lots of pics!
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I agree. Keep the bumpers - that's performance parts too yah. No one outside of us bimmerheads seem to realize the difference anyway...
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