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tyleR
2011-02-20, 05:34 PM
so i tried out a few different things with this car and i just got it where i want it i think...

- new headlamps with HID
- amber corners (bought it with clear)
- fog light delete plates
- front license plate delete
- DDM velocity splitters (whats on the lower sides)
- custom CNC routed aluminum splitter that follows the contour
- APR splitter support rods

shes lowwwwwww now

http://i54.tinypic.com/2d0juvn.jpg

Gunnar
2011-02-20, 05:38 PM
I like clear better than amber but everything else looks great.

sleepysvt98
2011-02-20, 05:59 PM
Not a fan of the splitter at all, looks kinda ricey IMO. I love the factory lines on an E36 M front, and I feel that splitter ruins it. Nice M though.

Azrael
2011-02-20, 06:12 PM
Could you tuck the splitter back a little bit?

Looks good though. Pics of wheels?

Are those glass housing headlamps also? Where did you get yours from? I got some a few years ago on my car from DDM and they are still damn good.

KANYA
2011-02-20, 06:50 PM
looks baller tyler!!! the lower the better :cheers:

literbike99
2011-02-20, 06:55 PM
Splitter need to move back imo as well but, everything else :thumbsup:

stevo8
2011-02-20, 07:02 PM
if the splitter were powdercoated black i'd be rubbing one out right now. The execution looks good and I like how everything came together. I just think the raw finish is a bit bold compared to the rest of the car.

tyleR
2011-02-20, 07:21 PM
I've thought about wraping it in the same plaid as the wheels... Maybe I'll try that out next weekend.

87supraT
2011-02-20, 07:23 PM
I've thought about wraping it in the same plaid as the wheels... Maybe I'll try that out next weekend.

Did you wrap the wheels yourself or did you have them done somewhere? What kind of materials were used? I kind of want to do the wheels on my E46 a different color.

tyleR
2011-02-20, 07:27 PM
Did you wrap the wheels yourself or did you have them done somewhere? What kind of materials were used? I kind of want to do the wheels on my E46 a different color.

I did them myself... My mom owns a sign shop. I used Arlon 6000 vinyl.

Havta warn ya that it was a pretty big pain in the ass haha

87supraT
2011-02-20, 07:28 PM
I did them myself... My mom owns a sign shop. I used Arlon 6000 vinyl.

Havta warn ya that it was a pretty big pain in the ass haha

How much were the materials? I might try it on my winter wheels while they are off. You can pm me if you don't want to clutter up this thread.

KANYA
2011-02-20, 07:30 PM
I did them myself... My mom owns a sign shop. I used Arlon 6000 vinyl.

Havta warn ya that it was a pretty big pain in the ass haha

Can you hook a brotha up with some vinyl? ive been looking for a while to find somewhere. need enough to wrap a hood.

Azrael
2011-02-20, 07:33 PM
Wrap my murker with hearts.

99sil-teg
2011-02-20, 07:55 PM
I've thought about wraping it in the same plaid as the wheels... Maybe I'll try that out next weekend.

Can't wait to see this! Also can't wait to see this car in person. Have you thought about running spacers to push the wheels out a little?

Azrael
2011-02-20, 07:57 PM
Can't wait to see this! Also can't wait to see this car in person. Have you thought about running spacers to push the wheels out a little?

I was thinking of doing the same, but there isn't much room and he might have to roll the fenders for the spacers.

KC_Si
2011-02-21, 11:09 AM
I agree about the splitter... just doesn't look quite right to me.

Boorah
2011-02-21, 11:38 AM
I don't really like that splitter at all.

SUPRADRIVER
2011-02-21, 12:21 PM
Not a fan.

whiteFCTII
2011-02-21, 01:34 PM
The splitter needs to be something other than bare metal.

snm95ls
2011-02-21, 01:41 PM
Like the amber, hate the splitter.

uselesslabel
2011-02-21, 01:48 PM
The splitter looks further out in that photo than it really is.


Its actually a satin allum as well.

tyleR
2011-02-21, 03:03 PM
The splitter looks further out in that photo than it really is.


Its actually a satin allum as well.

it does appear bigger in the pic...

i think wrapping it will help knock it back a bit more, but i still love it as is too. it looks mean as fuck in person.

EA
2011-02-21, 04:54 PM
Ditch the wing, wrap the front lip = Win :)

Mike V
2011-02-21, 05:52 PM
Can't wait to see this! Also can't wait to see this car in person. Have you thought about running spacers to push the wheels out a little?

It has 1/4" spacers up front since the strut tower was a little too close for comfort to the wider wheel/tire. Spacers on the rear might work but it would be close. What it needs is a set of 17x9 with 255s all around but then he would have to mess with rolling fenders. The square Contour 17x8.5 with 245s worked great and looked aggressive enough for me when I had the car.

black_s2k
2011-02-21, 05:56 PM
Ditch the wing, wrap the front lip = Win :)

:werd:

MyLittlePwny
2011-02-21, 06:03 PM
Maybe if the splitter was black, idk

95cobra
2011-02-21, 07:24 PM
i say black splitter, black kidney's, and put the risers on the wing for maximum effect

tyleR
2011-02-21, 07:58 PM
i say black splitter, black kidney's, and put the risers on the wing for maximum effect

ive actually been looking for risers but havent come across a good enough deal yet to pull the trigger...
black kidneys are tempting.

Gunnar
2011-02-21, 08:06 PM
With black kidneys the splitter definitely needs to change color as well

95cobra
2011-02-21, 08:11 PM
the more i look at it, the more i really like that splitter. i like the LTW contour it follows. the wing risers(or a full on adjustable ptg spoiler lol) would make it super awsome.

themadspoon
2011-02-21, 11:15 PM
Splitter should be black imo.

so.DOPE
2011-02-22, 12:18 PM
the splitter looks out of place.

clear > amber as well

GKV
2011-02-22, 12:46 PM
Why delete the fog lights?

duttbart
2011-02-22, 01:23 PM
splitter seems like a plow.

need more pictures at different angles before i can make up my mind.

Mantooth
2011-02-22, 01:26 PM
Amber lights are awesome, foglight deletes are awesome, lip isn't too bad, splitter looks dumb, imo. Still, love the car.

Attn2detail
2011-02-22, 03:53 PM
Saw TyleR driving over my lunch break. It definitely looks a lot better in person than the picture. It must just be a weird angle in the photo.

uselesslabel
2011-02-22, 04:09 PM
Saw TyleR driving over my lunch break. It definitely looks a lot better in person than the picture. It must just be a weird angle in the photo.

This.

Azrael
2011-02-22, 11:55 PM
Why delete the fog lights?

Because they tend to break quite often. I went through a couple sets before I said fuckit. We found a dead frog in one of them FFS.