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      09-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question M Performance rocker panel decals on a white 4 GC with matte chrome window trim?

So I have yet to apply window tint, but also want to slap on the M Performance rocker panel decals on my F36 GC. I plan get the window tint people to apply this the same time they do the window tint. Dealership wants to charge me $300, yes THREE HUNDRED deneros to put on a sticker. So that won't be a feasible option.

The part number is #51-14-2-348-911 and is meant to fit the F32 coupe; however I checked that both rocker panels should be the exact same (by looking at the wheel base for both as per their spec sheets).

I have already bought this but am unsure how it will look.



The only reservation against the decals is I have matte chrome window trim instead of high gloss black trim, so I don't want it to clash.

Here is my car in alpine white.



For those of you interested in what the film looks like, here's a F30 (not mine) with the rocker panel film, but has high gloss black shadow line.



Bimmerpost, I turn to you. What are your thoughts?
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      09-03-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of stickers on $50k+ german luxury/sports cars

my humble opinion
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      09-03-2014, 07:50 PM   #3
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Put it on the C-pillar windows in the rear door. . . .that's what I did.

Eventually, they fall off...
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Why does the F30 not have it all the way to the bottom and to the front wheel well?

Is that extra trim?
that kind of breaks the whole look.

Oh, and its not glossy, so it wont clash against your matte trim.
Its more of a semi gloss, maybe even satin-ish.
Plus your B pillar is glossy anyway.

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Alan, that really looks good. Aggressive yet understated and "classy performance" if there is such a thing.

I think I can pull it off as the matte chrome and the black shadow line in the window are the same theme as the Orbit colored wheels (machined face and dark grey sparkle paint).

Hopefully the decals will make the car look lower as its on stock M suspension.

I'm not trying to go for a storm trooper look since I have the chrome kidney grills and will keep it that way.
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I opted not to get the sticker, but got the matte black m performance rocker panel extension. Check into that...it matches my lip and diffuser, and makes the car look a tad lower.
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Why does the F30 not have it all the way to the bottom and to the front wheel well?
It does have it all the way to the bottom but they also mounted the optional rocker panels and painted them white.
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oh.
well, thats unfortunate.
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So I have yet to apply window tint, but also want to slap on the M Performance rocker panel decals on my F36 GC. I plan get the window tint people to apply this the same time they do the window tint. Dealership wants to charge me $300, yes THREE HUNDRED deneros to put on a sticker. So that won't be a feasible option.

The part number is #51-14-2-348-911 and is meant to fit the F32 coupe; however I checked that both rocker panels should be the exact same (by looking at the wheel base for both as per their spec sheets).

I have already bought this but am unsure how it will look.




The only reservation against the decals is I have matte chrome window trim instead of high gloss black trim, so I don't want it to clash.

Here is my car in alpine white.



For those of you interested in what the film looks like, here's a F30 (not mine) with the rocker panel film, but has high gloss black shadow line.



Bimmerpost, I turn to you. What are your thoughts?
Yuk! Don't do it, the decal only looks good on 3 series and the 4 coupe. And whatever that person did to ruin their wheels by blacking them out and leaving a silver ring on them, well that looks terrible too. Why muck up your car with after-market junk anyway? Just looks cheap and limits your resale value IMO.
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I absolutely love the front splitter and the front end in general dont like the side sticker but its not terrible, but really like the wheels with the silver trim.
BLacked out kidneys look great also- great looking BMW
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There will always be a debate about the Vinyl, it's your car and if you like it put it on & to those who don't like it then just leave it off.

I have the MPerformance kit and color matched the rear spoiler, side sills and the bottom lip of the front lip, pretty much like in the pic u have, if you look nicely at my pic and yours the black pieces that I left Matt black on the front lip flow nicely with the decals.
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Why does the F30 not have it all the way to the bottom and to the front wheel well?

Is that extra trim?
that kind of breaks the whole look.

Oh, and its not glossy, so it wont clash against your matte trim.
Its more of a semi gloss, maybe even satin-ish.
Plus your B pillar is glossy anyway.

mine:
You only have the vinyl, you can also fit the MPerf Aerokit, which includes side sills which is fitted under the rocker panels. Some are CF others keep them Matt black and some people color match , like in the pics

See item No.6
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I've decided ultimately against putting the decals on and just sticking with 50% window tint all around. I think I made a wise choice over all.

Thanks to everyone for your input.

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