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      02-11-2019, 12:58 PM   #1
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LCI tail light upgrade - Shadowline or Blackline

Looking for opinions and thoughts on upgrading my 15 LED tails. I have a Carbon Black metallic GC and want to swap up to LCI, figuring while I'm at it I may entertain the shadow/black line options. Yes, I'm aware of coding etc that will be necessary. I'd like to know of pros/cons to either and am curious of what the community has to say...

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      02-11-2019, 09:05 PM   #2
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With a black car I'd go with regular IMO.
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With a black car I'd go with regular IMO.
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I think that the blacklines look awesome on black cars.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...50089311612844
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I think the blacklines look best on black and blue cars.
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I have the M performance tail lights and I think they look really good on lighter colored cars but think they look good on any car. It's just a matter of personal taste. You can code the red strips to stay on with your DRLs which I think is a good idea.

What I personally really like are the amber turn signals. That was the primary reason I went with M Performance tail lights.

BMW showcases the M Perf tails with a white car for a reason:


I think it looks good on silver as well:


While they look fine on darker cars, I think solid red looks better on darker cars. Just my personal opinion though. My opinion changes depending on the time of day, though.
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I like the look on white/light color cars. On black I really can't decide if they look sleek or RICE. I tend to prefer understated, and these look like they are trying too hard.
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Regular. I have a BSM car too, and that's what I'd do. I think the blackline lights need to be on lighter cars, if at all.
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I personally like the blackline on black.

The only color Im really undecided on is Melbourne Red, which is my car color. Been debating for like a year and I'm worried if I pull the trigger, I'll feel like I need black rims, then a black grille, maybe a spoiler....and suddenly a few hundred dollar mod turns into four grand.

SHould probably just put the money toward an M2 instead
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Seeing OP has a 428i GC.....I don't think Blackline type are available for a 4series or even the shadowline, 1 and 3 series only as far as I know. The regular LCI version is all you have to go with atm
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Personally I only like them on grey or possibly lighter cars. Looks way too ricer on the dark colors to me. I like the stock tails on my BSM...
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Are there none for the 4 series out yet? I must be to stupid to finde some, although google is my friend :-)

Update, I finally found some, but they look completly different to the ones fron the 3 series.

https://www.baum-bmwshop24.de/bmw-bl...6-f82-f83-lci/
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Are there none for the 4 series out yet? I must be to stupid to finde some, although google is my friend :-)

Update, I finally found some, but they look completly different to the ones fron the 3 series.

https://www.baum-bmwshop24.de/bmw-bl...6-f82-f83-lci/
They are darker red version of the OEM taillights. Turn signals light up orange and they are the best looking tailights in my opinion.

F32 Blackline
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1#post25031001


F30 Shadowline (on white car below)
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1587635



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Shadow line in my opinion.
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They are darker red version of the OEM taillights. Turn signals light up orange and they are the best looking tailights in my opinion.

F32 Blackline
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1#post25031001


F30 Shadowline (on white car below)
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1587635



Sorry I'm confused.

There is only one type of darker lights for the 4 series but 2 types for the 3 series?
The shadow line on the pictures earlier on this thread has got white indicators but your 3 series is only darker?
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Sorry I'm confused.

There is only one type of darker lights for the 4 series but 2 types for the 3 series?
The shadow line on the pictures earlier on this thread has got white indicators but your 3 series is only darker?
It is not my 3 series but yes. 2 types of lights for the 4 series. 3 types of lights for the 3 series.



For the 4 series (F32 F33 F36 F82 F83)

1) Normal red.

2) Darker red:
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For the 3 series (F30 F80)

1) Normal red.

2) Darker red:
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3) Clear/Black/Red (M-Performance taillights):
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Some discussion in this thread, https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1456100

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Thank a lot for your elaboration 2
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