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Hi, my name is Phil and I live in Ann Arbor, MI. Gonna start a thread here to document progress.

The day I picked her up:

10/5/12




10/13/12 - tint - 18% w/ limo sun strip


 

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clears all around, an m3 trunk lip, and some spacers and you are done
 

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Those are strong possibilities :) As are ZHP or style 197 wheels, black kidneys, maybe black-wrapped chrome trim. Need to start researching suspension upgrades too. Just learning what's available but those have my attention so far.

What's a good brand of clear corners/side markers to go with?
 

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Nah leave the kidney grills chrome. :)
Black cars shouldn't black out the grill

Throw on some coilovers already! hehe
 

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depo makes great taillights for the facelift e46. id go with OEM for corners and sides as the cheap DEPO ones will yellow over time. make sure to get the Ti trim on the corners.

I agree with press22, the chrome grills work well on black with the chrome trim and ti headlight trims
 

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license plate delete strip, black headlight shrouds, clears all around. Done.
 

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personally, I think ambers really look great on black. If it were me I would wrap the window trim, mayyybbee black kidneys, mtech2 front bumper. Then you're done cosmetically!
Good luck with the car, remember to do what YOU want. :thumbsup:
 

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Already snagged the shadowline matte black vinyl from someone on here so do the window trim :) going to take it slow. I'll be super busy with work for the next few months anyway.

Oh I also ordered the scan tool from China. Need to program the damn lights to flash on lock! lol. I still have a lot to learn about this platform.
 

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I'll keep them, they're likely going to become my winter set. No inside pics yet, it's still completely stock other than the radar hardwire.
 

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amber's are the way to go on black, I must admit I don't like the chrome either, that shadowline trim is gonna really improve the look :thumbup:
 

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How long do the stock dampers usually go on these cars? Any opinions on which coilovers to look at? Probably going to want stainless steel thanks to Michigan salt. :)
 
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