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      03-20-2017, 09:04 PM   #23
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Spent an hour on the wheels this morning then did the car! Used CarPro HydrO2 on the wheels - got great beading after spraying off!
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Just posted these over in the F31 thread, but since there is a dedicated AW thread I figured you guys might appreciate these. Need to get the real camera and take some real photos soon, planning to do some minor paint correction and polishing and then doing the CarPro CQuartz coat soon. As I mentioned there, I forgot to spray the headlight washer and tow hook covers, so ignore the open holes haha. Thought the F80 style bumper would be sacreligious, but now that it's on I love the look. Don't worry, not planning on putting any fake badges I like the clean look.
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Just posted these over in the F31 thread, but since there is a dedicated AW thread I figured you guys might appreciate these. Need to get the real camera and take some real photos soon, planning to do some minor paint correction and polishing and then doing the CarPro CQuartz coat soon. As I mentioned there, I forgot to spray the headlight washer and tow hook covers, so ignore the open holes haha. Thought the F80 style bumper would be sacreligious, but now that it's on I love the look. Don't worry, not planning on putting any fake badges I like the clean look.
Loving the wheels and the mirror caps. Any thoughts on the grill? I keep flipping on debadging but I have to say the clean tailgate looks good!
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Loving the wheels and the mirror caps. Any thoughts on the grill? I keep flipping on debadging but I have to say the clean tailgate looks good!
I am going to order the black kidney grills soon, I actually was planning on doing the swap at the same time but forgot. I think it would look better to have them match the OEM Sport Line black mirror caps, and the rest of the gloss black trim. I think the contrast against the AW paint is really nice. Tint is on the to-do list too, I think that will help to really finish off the look and cut down on the heat inside the car in the summer.

I must say the wheels are one of my favorite mods so far, they really transformed the look and help it stand out from any other F31/F30's around. The rear view transformation with the M-Sport bumper and M-Performance diffuser, combined with the 19x10" wheels and 275 tires is sweet. I will probably pick up a quad pipe exhaust at some point to finish things off, the symmetry will be nice. I had to replace the whole rear hatch (wife got hit a while back), and left it debadged and must say it made a huge difference as well.
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[quote=saaltonen;21575007]I am going to order the black kidney grills soon, I actually was planning on doing the swap at the same time but forgot. I think it would look better to have them match the OEM Sport Line black mirror caps, and the rest of the gloss black trim. I think the contrast against the AW paint is really nice. Tint is on the to-do list too, I think that will help to really finish off the look and cut down on the heat inside the car in the summer.

That's some rubber at the rear! I think the black grills should be standard! I agree with the shadow line it looks much better. Was it easy to keep the fogs? I saw a U.K. Guy use tint on them to blend more - not sure if that kills the effectiveness of them though. The diffuser is a great look.

I want to replace my halogens at some point but don't want to deal with the unreliable aftermarket ones...

I have 30% on the tints, the rears could go to more, fronts are at legal limit in PA.
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That's some rubber at the rear! I think the black grills should be standard! I agree with the shadow line it looks much better. Was it easy to keep the fogs? I saw a U.K. Guy use tint on them to blend more - not sure if that kills the effectiveness of them though. The diffuser is a great look.

I want to replace my halogens at some point but don't want to deal with the unreliable aftermarket ones...

I have 30% on the tints, the rears could go to more, fronts are at legal limit in PA.
It sure is, haha. The pictures don't really capture just how big they look in person. It looks mean from the back now, I must say. The diffuser looks pretty cool, much better than the OEM lower insert that comes on the M-Sports. I am going to buy the M-Sport side skirts on ebay with the extension lip and add those at some point as well, then it will be pretty much done.

The fogs mounted easily into the M3 style GoodGo brand bumper I bought. I wouldn't want to get rid of them because I have the lighting package with cornering lamps and it would be kind of a waste. I do want to convert them to LED's though so the color temperature matches, or just find a better bulb for them.

We can only do 35% legally here in Massachusetts, so I am just going to do the max and call it good. Probably Formula One Pinnacle film, I found a well known shop near Boston that will do the wagon for $400 not sure how that is but want to make sure it is done well, with good quality film, and a worthwhile warranty.
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Looks great! Makes a big difference, really separates it from the rest. I detailed mine this weekend, finally got around to doing it. Did a full wash, clay, compound, polish, and sealant. Looks so much better, I need to go take some better photos one of these weekend's.
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Looks great! Makes a big difference, really separates it from the rest. I detailed mine this weekend, finally got around to doing it. Did a full wash, clay, compound, polish, and sealant. Looks so much better, I need to go take some better photos one of these weekend's.
Thanks, I did a good clean and detailing today as well. Showed the Mrs' the photo, she wasn't as on board even though I mentioned it before.... ended with a 'it's your car' comment.... and it is!

Look forward to your photos. I'll post a couple more of it cleaned today.
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Both cars clean and protected! My F31 rarely gets inside!
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      05-04-2017, 11:58 PM   #34
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Looks great, loving the lip. Where do you get the white / silver reflectors from?
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Looks great, loving the lip. Where do you get the white / silver reflectors from?
These are clear side markers for the m sport bumper from ECS tuning.
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Thanks, I have the MSport bumper, looking into this!
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Wagonlife your car looks mean in that third picture.

Loving these Alpine White wagons!
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Went out to take some photos this afternoon after the rain decided to let up. Had my new tires mounted the other day, and finally have functioning TPMS sensors on my Summer wheel set
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