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    HI Guys!!

    Basicly i love my car but i really want it to stand out from the rest, its only a 518 but that doesnt mean it cant look good!!

    So far i have...

    M5 Rear Bumper
    M5 Skirts (to be sprayed and fitted)
    M5 Rear Spoiler in black
    540i Front bumper (to be sprayed and fitted)
    Lowerd
    Mat black Grill

    Whats next guys im running short on ideas?

    Here she is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    Based on what you've listed- it reads like the inside now needs your attention?

    (On the outside, I'd suggest larger wheels and the boot spoiler colour coded)

    All sorts of choice on the interior? What about under the bonnet, cold air intake, exhaust etc etc?
    Thanks, yea i was thinking bigger wheels myself, maybe something in black but not sure what to go for really.

    i like the black spoiler, makes it stand out, wasnt keen on it at first but it has grown on me! .

    I had thought of looking for black leather seats for the interior but aprt from that i wouldnt know what else i could do really?

    I plan on getting an uprated camshaft kit as my tappets are noisey and rather than just replace them figured would be fun to rip it all out and add abit more power.

    Had thought of an induction kit but had mixed opinions on them.

    Exhaust isnt standard but couldnt tell you what it is or where it came from as it was on the car when i got it, but it will do for now.

    had thought of a complete respray but these are pretty expensive right?

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    A 600-800 respray will look kinda alright, but you'd still probably spot the odd flaw.
    Ideally, there would be over 1k's worth of work to get it perfect.

    Maybe wheels next, if you could find an old school set somewhere

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MK-Motorsport-...ht_2659wt_1004

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-M3-E34...#ht_2408wt_932

    I know the second seller's ID too! That'll be Dips from Custom Cars in Hounslow
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    A 600-800 respray will look kinda alright, but you'd still probably spot the odd flaw.
    Ideally, there would be over 1k's worth of work to get it perfect.

    Maybe wheels next, if you could find an old school set somewhere

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MK-Motorsport-...ht_2659wt_1004

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-M3-E34...#ht_2408wt_932

    I know the second seller's ID too! That'll be Dips from Custom Cars in Hounslow
    Thanks mate!! i didnt realise you could get wheels so cheep!! i've been putting off new ones because of the price but i have to say you have opened my eyes!! the second set are my favorite but will have a look around!!

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    Ideally, I'd try and stick below £400, but you can get some older ex-drifter's wheels these days for £250-ish with crap tyres, that would just need a bit of a refurb or something to tidy them up.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Ideally, I'd try and stick below £400, but you can get some older ex-drifter's wheels these days for £250-ish with crap tyres, that would just need a bit of a refurb or something to tidy them up.
    Yea i guess i just havent been looking hard enough!! i've been looking at around 700-800 thought i was going to have to save for a long while!! but i guess not just have to wait till pay day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    Check on Mark at Extremewheels on our forum - he has some great deals, but you may have to bide your time.

    What about some CF wrap for your interior?
    Thanks, not keen on the CF though, i had though about going for the wood inside though, any thoughts?

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    at the moment just standard interior, Plastic lol, had though of changing to wooden gear knob, handbreak and a bit on the dash, or something along those lines and eventually get some leather seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    Yep - you (the driver) spend more time inside than out so a good plan to see what's available for trim parts. Leather might be expensive and hard to find in decent condition though.
    Yea i did think that but would be quite happy to restore some old leather seats though, would feel like i earned them .

    nice to have some input from other members though, sometimes it takes an outsider to remind you of something really simple you can do to transform the whole car!!

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    can anyone photoshop these wheels onto my car please?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19%22-BLACK-Y-...b599b5fe145f39

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