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Old 03-21-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Daily Base -> Daily wannabe Sport

I finally got it done. After 11 years, I have transformed my daily driver Base '95 ti into an almost '95 Sport. I got the Sport sway bars put in a few years after getting the car in '95. 2 years ago I put in the OEM sport srings and Koni SA's. A few months back I was lucky enough to find a M-tech rear bumper in Alpine White that I picked up locally for cheap. This past month I bought a replica M3 front bumper and twisties and had them painted.

I did not like the twisties on the ti. The front/rear visual balance is off with the twisties so, again, luckily, I found someone off of Bf.c who wanted to swap OEM lux skirts for my replica twisties (both Alpine white!). I also picked up a 17mm rear sway bar off a Z3 coupe, which is 1 mm thicker than the sport bar. Should help dial out understeer. My old bar was pretty beat up from the east coast winters.

I love it!. It's put new life into an otherwise mundane looking commuter car. I feel like a I got a new car, almost.

These are before pics, twistie pics, and the next post will have Non-twistie Lux skirts.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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And the non-twisties.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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Looks good! Now all you need are the Sport side moldings.

What is your interior like?
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:00 AM   #4
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Not sure I can justify $180 for the moldings when my new bumper cost less than that with all the mouldings, lip, and grill. If only taiwan would make reps of them and sell them for $20.

And my interior is the basic, cloth, non-sport fare, which is great for the daily commute and has held up surprisingly well. I have no plans to do much to the interior. I leave that part to my 330ti.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
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just put an m badge on the side.
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amazing how much difference the rear bumper makes !

Agreed with the door mouldings! Gotta get em ($150 from bmw)
then the M mirrors
the front spoiler lip

and youre there son
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nice car.
how much did you pay for your front bumper?
do you have a website link?
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looks good nice work chris!
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that's a nice looking ti, do you have any darker pics of the side skirts, can't really see what they look like with the bright white paint
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i do like the lux a lot more than the twisties!

the twisties seem like they go to low
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+1 to what Josh said, I like them

yeah, forgot the pics, google images FTW
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nice car.
how much did you pay for your front bumper?
do you have a website link?
TIA
I paid $149 for the bumper and $100 for the skirts and about $20 for all of it shipped to my door.

I got them from http://www.ddmtuning.com/

You should know that painting it will usually cost upwards of $4-500 dollars, unless you know someone.

A week after I bought the bumper, the price went down to $112.50 and the skirt were $87. I'm not sure how they can charge so little. The skirts are a little long at the ends, but not really noticeable.

The bumper fits perfect except for the grill, which I had to modify slightly to fit. Only a real trained eye will even suspect this is a replica bumper. I highly recommend the bumper.

Also, these guys are doing ablow out on Depo Gen-4 lights with 35W HIDs, angel eyes and laminex for something like $135. Again, don't know how it can be sold for so cheap.
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amazing how much difference the rear bumper makes !

Agreed with the door mouldings! Gotta get em ($150 from bmw)
then the M mirrors
the front spoiler lip

and youre there son
Mallard, if you look closely, the lips on already.
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damn thats a steal for those head lights! im gonna go inspect this real quick! thanks for the tips!
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just ordered a bunch of stuff.
i love you clex!
in a non-gay way
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