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Old 09-29-2004, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, since i have had my car since Sept 4th, i have put in a new stereo, tinted the windows and replaced the front orange reflectors with painted ones. I am looking for some relatively inexpensive things to do to my car that would help with the appearance. Just give it a cleaner look?

Any suggestions of little things I can do in the $50 - $75 range???
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not much that I can think of, besides BMW valve cover for your tires, e-brake, shift knob, spend a little more and you can get new pedals, ring gauges, eyelids, and fog light rings. Not much really of an appearence thing, but that's only because of the price range. Maybe others know better deals or places to get things at.
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-paint your headlight trim (under $5) or spend $75 for the pre painted ones at the dealer
-homemade clutch stop ($1.00)
-new light bulbs? (headlight/turn signals)
-wheel spacers
-wheel locks
-vanity plate
-oem exhaust tips
-paint your gauge needles
-NR aluminum gauges
-oem roll cover compartment
-paint your calipers
-debaging = free
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Where is a good place to get eyelids and could anyone tell me how they are typically mounted on there???

Where could I get some paint to paint the headlight trim? I would be willing to try it out myself and if I goof up, I would just buy them.

Where would I get the Aluminum Gauges? I haven't seen them but they sound nice.
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guages are from any bmw place. Bimman has them, and I think Bavarian Motorsports too....they may not be the cheapest though.

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gauges can be found at www.nrauto.com

paint for headlight trim is just standard metallic spray paint found at home depot. just make sure you do good prep work (prime, sand, etc) before paint.
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get a cover for your keyhole...looks good and is somewhat of a theft deterent
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