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Would you mod a leased car?

  • I would

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  • only stuff that is interchangable w/ other cars ex:subs

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i have a leased car i have DAE's, roundels,body colored reflectors front and back, getting rims, i have tints, getting acs roof spoiler and m3 lip spoiler
only thing i cant sell is the reflectors and tints and roundels but they were cheap
get stuff that you can sell after your lease is up
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there's really not much difference between modding a leases or owned car. only thing i wouldn't do to a leased car is a body kit.
 

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i would take everything off my car if i owned it anyways. i'd rather sell it on the side and make some of my money back. i took apart my maxima when i traded it in to infiniti. i sold my mods for about half of what i paid for them.
 

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I am modding a leased car. The main thing is I am only putting stuff on I can take off. Just as I would if I was going to trade in a car that I owned. So anything is fine except bodykits that would be hard.
 

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maisenhe said:
I am modding a leased car. The main thing is I am only putting stuff on I can take off. Just as I would if I was going to trade in a car that I owned. So anything is fine except bodykits that would be hard.
Wouldn't you be OK with M-Tecknic stuff though?
 

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I lease, and have done simple stuff - Trim, Steering Wheel, reflectors, alarm and Universal Transeiver. But I will be doing everything eventually as I plan on buying the car when the lease is up, and if not, I can always pull everything off and sell the mods used.
 

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I'll calm your concerns:

Topaz Blue
Black Leather
Sport package
Premium package
Steptronic
Heated Seats
Xenons
Cd Headunit
6 Cd changer
Myrtle Wood trim

OEM Upgrades-
BMW Clears all around
BMW Alarm
( Upgraded with shock sensors)
BMW blank drivers door handle
Matte-Chrome interior trim
OEM E46 M3 mirrors
Console Tray with sliding door (interior)

Exterior Appearance-
Hamann PG3's 19x8.5 all around
235/35-19 Nitto NT-555's
Hamann front add on
Hamann rear add on
Hamann sideskirts
Hamann roof spoiler
Hamann decklid spoiler
Hamann carbon fiber prespoilers
Hamann eyelids
Hamann shadow grill ( painted Topaz Blue )
Rear reflectors painted Topaz Blue
Front Apron smoothed over to remove reflectors and license plates holes
35% Metallic tint all around including windshield w/ 20% strip on top of front windshield
Photo blocker license plate cover (rear)
MST Weisman CF Headlight Buckets
M3 Window trim painted Topaz Blue
Roundel's (Blue Portion painted Topaz Blue)

Interior Appearance-
Hamann pedals
Hamann dead pedal
Hamann door sills (aluminum)
Hamann logo floormats
Hamann Evolution shift knob
Hamann E-brake handle
Hamann Steering Wheel
Custom Blue Alcantara Suede doorpanels front and rear
Blue Suede shift boots for shifter and e-brake
NR Auto Silver gauge face overlays
V1 Awaiting Custom Install
Painted engine covers (Topaz Blue)

Performance Enhancements-
ERT Supercharger with polished Vortech Blower
Dinan Transmission software
Hamann Adjustable Strut tower brace
Active Autowerkes Exhaust
FK Racing Variant 2 Coilover system ( w/ Koni adjustable shocks)
Brembo 14'' BBK (red)
Racing Dynamics sway bars
Brembo braided brake lines
Brembo OEM cross drilled replacements rear
Pagid rear brake pads
Active Autowerkes Oil Cap
Rear Calipers painted Porche Red to match front BBK
Denso Iradium plugs

Audio set up-
Alpine IVA-C800 Cd reciever/Mobile Multi Media unit
Alpine CHA-S624 6 CD changer
Alpine ERA-G320 Digital EQ/Audio processor
Focal Utopia 165w's (front)
Focal Utopia Audiom 6W's (rear)
Phoenix Gold 500.4 Titanium
Phoenix Gold Zx400 Ti
2-Alumapro 10'' Alchemy's (Silver)
Phoenix Gold B.A.S.S. Cube
2-Schosche EFX 1 Farad Capicators w/ digital readout
Schosche - EDC 1700 Battery

Video Set up-
Santeca 6.4'' Modules in front Visors ( recovered in factory headliner
material)
Icon 6.4'' monitors in headrests with remote
Santeca 4'' modules mounted in backseat headrests
Accele 2.5'' module in rearview mirror
15'' LCD flat panel on trunk lid
Accele DVD-1000 trunk mounted unit
Accele back up camera mounted in rear keyhole
Sony PSone

Lighting-
Polarg Bl-Hybrids all around
BMW 3 series Xenon Fog lights
Super Nova 60 watt 6 pack strobe unit mounted in 4 corners and fogs
Custom Blue and Purple backlit neon in Custom enclosures in trunk

Now mod the damn thing!!!! :thumbup:
 

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Craig said:
I know sumone with a highly modded leased vehicle ;)

OMG Craig, when your lease is up, you HAVE to bring it back to the dealer like that and pretend to want to trade it in... the guys at the dealership would feint! :D
 

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not too many body mods for me, but stereo is probably impossible to bring back to stock.

but hey, who here is buying out their car once the lease is over? I am.
 

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I'm planning to trade-in (with mods) before the lease is up

02 titanium silver/grey leather
sp/pp/bi-xenon/hk/5sp

Full OEM M-technik body kit
FK variant 1 coilover
Painted headlight trim
OEM M3 lip spoiler

coming....
Silver gauge ring
M3 mirrors
Eisenmann exhaust
Eibach sways
 

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Last time I checked my car stil lhas 24months left on the lease! :D
 

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vvtivanos said:

but hey, who here is buying out their car once the lease is over? I am.
not me. other than for the tax write-offs, i lease so that i can trade in or give back the car and get into something new. 36 months is borderline of being too long for having the same car.
 

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oh yeah, and also so i don't have to deal w/ the issue of selling the car. i hate selling a car. :banghead:
 

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Craig said:
I'll calm your concerns:

Topaz Blue
Black Leather
Sport package
Premium package
Steptronic
Heated Seats
Xenons
Cd Headunit
6 Cd changer
Myrtle Wood trim

OEM Upgrades-
BMW Clears all around
BMW Alarm
( Upgraded with shock sensors)
BMW blank drivers door handle
Matte-Chrome interior trim
OEM E46 M3 mirrors
Console Tray with sliding door (interior)

Exterior Appearance-
Hamann PG3's 19x8.5 all around
235/35-19 Nitto NT-555's
Hamann front add on
Hamann rear add on
Hamann sideskirts
Hamann roof spoiler
Hamann decklid spoiler
Hamann carbon fiber prespoilers
Hamann eyelids
Hamann shadow grill ( painted Topaz Blue )
Rear reflectors painted Topaz Blue
Front Apron smoothed over to remove reflectors and license plates holes
35% Metallic tint all around including windshield w/ 20% strip on top of front windshield
Photo blocker license plate cover (rear)
MST Weisman CF Headlight Buckets
M3 Window trim painted Topaz Blue
Roundel's (Blue Portion painted Topaz Blue)

Interior Appearance-
Hamann pedals
Hamann dead pedal
Hamann door sills (aluminum)
Hamann logo floormats
Hamann Evolution shift knob
Hamann E-brake handle
Hamann Steering Wheel
Custom Blue Alcantara Suede doorpanels front and rear
Blue Suede shift boots for shifter and e-brake
NR Auto Silver gauge face overlays
V1 Awaiting Custom Install
Painted engine covers (Topaz Blue)

Performance Enhancements-
ERT Supercharger with polished Vortech Blower
Dinan Transmission software
Hamann Adjustable Strut tower brace
Active Autowerkes Exhaust
FK Racing Variant 2 Coilover system ( w/ Koni adjustable shocks)
Brembo 14'' BBK (red)
Racing Dynamics sway bars
Brembo braided brake lines
Brembo OEM cross drilled replacements rear
Pagid rear brake pads
Active Autowerkes Oil Cap
Rear Calipers painted Porche Red to match front BBK
Denso Iradium plugs

Audio set up-
Alpine IVA-C800 Cd reciever/Mobile Multi Media unit
Alpine CHA-S624 6 CD changer
Alpine ERA-G320 Digital EQ/Audio processor
Focal Utopia 165w's (front)
Focal Utopia Audiom 6W's (rear)
Phoenix Gold 500.4 Titanium
Phoenix Gold Zx400 Ti
2-Alumapro 10'' Alchemy's (Silver)
Phoenix Gold B.A.S.S. Cube
2-Schosche EFX 1 Farad Capicators w/ digital readout
Schosche - EDC 1700 Battery

Video Set up-
Santeca 6.4'' Modules in front Visors ( recovered in factory headliner
material)
Icon 6.4'' monitors in headrests with remote
Santeca 4'' modules mounted in backseat headrests
Accele 2.5'' module in rearview mirror
15'' LCD flat panel on trunk lid
Accele DVD-1000 trunk mounted unit
Accele back up camera mounted in rear keyhole
Sony PSone

Lighting-
Polarg Bl-Hybrids all around
BMW 3 series Xenon Fog lights
Super Nova 60 watt 6 pack strobe unit mounted in 4 corners and fogs
Custom Blue and Purple backlit neon in Custom enclosures in trunk

Now mod the damn thing!!!! :thumbup:
craig:thumbup: :lmao: :lmao:

what a list man....:thumbup:
 

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Remember guys..........depending on your residual, no one says you have to just turn it in. You can trade car in or sell car out right as long as the pay off is covered. I put a chunk of $ down when I leased my car knowing that I would either keep it and refinance or would trade it in before lease is up. Mod it out........and then either part it out, or sell it outright with mods.
 
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