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    I recently picked up a "poverty spec" e36 convertible. Its got the non colour coded bumpers and some nasty alloys. Im planning on colour coding the bumpers myself (if anyone knows the paint code for Samoa Blue Metallic it would be helpful). Are there any reasonably priced front splitters or lip spoilers available?
     
     

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    The paint code would be on the nearside front suspension turret mate.

    What you can do to the vert to make it look abit better:

    - Mtech bumper front + back with diffuser and evo lip spoiler on front
    - Larger alloys, bigger the better
    - M tech steering wheel
    - M tech side trims colour coded
    - Scorpion back box
    - Detango it front + read
    - Number plate surrounds
     
     

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    Usual route seems to be to make them look like M3's but I think it can be more effective going for a more subtle look, lowered on nice rims, but standard bumpers etc.

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    I forgot about indicators. They will probably be the first thing i get done. What size wheels are reccomended? I dont want to go down the route of making it look like an m3 so m3 wheels are out of the question. Id like an oem BMW wheel with a staggered fitment with a bit of a dish if possible. I will look into the mtec bumpers though. Can i fit foglights onto my bumper? Ive got the cutouts for them. I dont need to wire them up or them to work i just think the front end looks better with them.
     
     

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    Few pics of mine mate, if you need a bit of inspiration













     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf View Post
    I forgot about indicators. They will probably be the first thing i get done. What size wheels are reccomended? I dont want to go down the route of making it look like an m3 so m3 wheels are out of the question. Id like an oem BMW wheel with a staggered fitment with a bit of a dish if possible. I will look into the mtec bumpers though. Can i fit foglights onto my bumper? Ive got the cutouts for them. I dont need to wire them up or them to work i just think the front end looks better with them.
    if you want an oem wheel m3 ones are probably the best with regards to weight quality and imo looks, csl style rims always look well on the e36 though
     
     

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    Few pics of mine mate, if you need a bit of inspiration
    Thats just what im looking for. I think im going to go along the route of black kidney grills and wheels though. Are those the ACS wheels?

    Also how are the ccfl angel eye rings on ebay rated? With clear side repeaters and some angel eyes it would improve the front end alot.
     
     

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    Yeah mate they're ACS type 3's two peice splits. 19x8.5

    I don't know about the ccfl angel eyes, if not fitted right they look cheap. I've got my "rings" built into the headlight, they came on the car but the full set of headlamps are on ebay ~£135 delivered from quarrymotors including the forum discount. Each ring i've got takes two sidelight bulbs so I can change the colour whenever I want but I think the halogen glow looks more oem than a blue or white LED.
     
     

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