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      06-17-2019, 04:25 AM   #1
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Hi Guys! New to the forum and recently just bought a 220D M as a daily run around because my RX7 was drinking fuel


I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas about any subtle interior and exterior styling just to make it a bit more sporty or unique.

If anyone has any links to cheap/reliable websites where i could get a front splitter or a spoiler lip that would be appreciated!!

I'm also interested in what everyone's 2 series looks like so leave your pics below!! Look forward to seeing what you guys have done with yours!
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      06-17-2019, 07:24 AM   #2
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RX-7! pics of this please!

thanks for giving me a reason to share the pic I took this morning!

cosmetically I have IND reflector deletes front and rear, silver line turn signals up front, and color matched mirror caps. not much, but I think it cleaned up the look a bit.
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      06-28-2019, 05:03 PM   #3
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1. Self-levelling BMW wheel hubs?



They just self-level on all 4 wheels as the car moves/stops.

2. Carbon fibre mirror caps (AutoID UK, not the expensive BMW ones)?



3. Powder-coating the exhaust tips?



These are notoriously prone to deteriorate and the replacement carbon fibre ones are ridiculously expensive. A number of owners have got these sandblasted and then powder-coated. You should should be able to find an outfit that does this locally. Mine cost 50 the pair but feedback was I paid a bit over the odds, although I've been happy with the results.

4. Black Grilles and vanes



This is actually a photoshop'd image just to see what a black kidney grille would look like. I also virtually repainted the front vanes black (instead of grey). In the end, I decided not to bother. This was taken before I fitted the self-levelling hubs.

It also gave me the idea of just seeing what a body-colour grill and vanes would look like. As far as I know no one has done this. In theory you could take the existing grill off and separate the faux chrome, and spray it the body colour, along with the vanes. But although I did like the look - and it would be pretty unique - I decided to leave it as original.



BMW original spray paint cans are actually quite reasonably priced, so doing something like painting the vanes body colour is still on my 'possible projects' list. Also, there is a cross-strut behind each kidney grille and some owners have taken the opportunity when replacing the grille to respray these struts in the body colour, which looks quite cool. Another 'possible project'
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      06-28-2019, 06:19 PM   #4
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1. Self-levelling BMW wheel hubs?



They just self-level on all 4 wheels as the car moves/stops.

2. Carbon fibre mirror caps (AutoID UK, not the expensive BMW ones)?



3. Powder-coating the exhaust tips?



These are notoriously prone to deteriorate and the replacement carbon fibre ones are ridiculously expensive. A number of owners have got these sandblasted and then powder-coated. You should should be able to find an outfit that does this locally. Mine cost 50 the pair but feedback was I paid a bit over the odds, although I've been happy with the results.

4. Black Grilles and vanes



This is actually a photoshop'd image just to see what a black kidney grille would look like. I also virtually repainted the front vanes black (instead of grey). In the end, I decided not to bother. This was taken before I fitted the self-levelling hubs.

It also gave me the idea of just seeing what a body-colour grill and vanes would look like. As far as I know no one has done this. In theory you could take the existing grill off and separate the faux chrome, and spray it the body colour, along with the vanes. But although I did like the look - and it would be pretty unique - I decided to leave it as original.



BMW original spray paint cans are actually quite reasonably priced, so doing something like painting the vanes body colour is still on my 'possible projects' list. Also, there is a cross-strut behind each kidney grille and some owners have taken the opportunity when replacing the grille to respray these struts in the body colour, which looks quite cool. Another 'possible project'
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      06-29-2019, 02:40 PM   #5
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Subtle--going to wrap the lip/skirts, roof, surrounding edge of the grills, and headlight eyelids underneath the glass all Avery Dennison gloss-CF on Tuesday
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