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View Poll Results: Alpine White or Jet Black Mirror Covers
Alpine White 49 62.03%
Jet Black 30 37.97%
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      10-01-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Alpine White with White or Black mirror covers???

I can't decide. I know CF would look better but I would rather put that money toward a JB3.

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To me, the white/black contrast might look better in pictures than in real life. The black on white kinda look cheap like an unpainted Honda Civic Dx side mirrors, but at least the Jet Black is glossy.
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      10-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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I like the contrast... I would like to go with black ones...
My car is also AW and I will have CF mirror covers.
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      10-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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To me, the black ones look unpainted. I say stick with AW.
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      10-01-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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the black one sorta looks "imcomplete."
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      10-02-2008, 06:19 AM   #5
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black, white looks out of place, I am getting the carbon fiber though!
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Stick with the white
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      10-02-2008, 07:18 AM   #7
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yeah me too, AW does it, I have AW Coral 135i and the OEM looks the best. I had thought of making other cosmetic changes but the car just doesn't look as classy. But it really depends on how "dark" you want the AW to look. I find the tint is the added touch the car needs. Other than that, not much. Other than what everyone has already said.

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      10-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #8
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By itself, with no other black parts or visuals on the car, the black covers look weak. If you had a black roof or hood they might make sense, but against all that white they look like mistakes. People will ask you, "what happened to your mirrors?" as if thinking the black covers are temporary. If you're going to make a statement, be bold, not timid.
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man, I would most DEFINITELY put that money towards a JB3!

the color of the mirror won't be important to you when you are beating M3's and C63's
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I would think if you had a carbon lip or splitters + the performance wing and some dark wheels.. that would be badass, but not good on an otherwise plain AW
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Jet Black side mirror covers with clear bra installed $45 shipped

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      10-03-2008, 11:44 AM   #12
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looks a little cheap
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      10-03-2008, 12:38 PM   #13
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I prefer Alpine White, myself.
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Going against the grain here. I really like the look of the black. Especially if you have the shadowline grills in place.

off topic. your tint looks really good. can you tell me the specs, please? %, brand, etc...
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Going against the grain here. I really like the look of the black. Especially if you have the shadowline grills in place.

off topic. your tint looks really good. can you tell me the specs, please? %, brand, etc...
Tints by 3M at 15%
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Going against the grain here. I really like the look of the black. Especially if you have the shadowline grills in place.

off topic. your tint looks really good. can you tell me the specs, please? %, brand, etc...
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      12-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #19
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Not that I'm biased...
IMO, though, you really need other black accents to complete the look.
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      12-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #20
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looks good^ i like the black
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I say only do black if you have other darker accents.

And since I currently own a Mazdaspeed3:

With 2013 Mazdaspeed3 they actually went away from the color matched mirror covers to black on every color and went dark with the stock wheels and I think it looks really good...

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      12-17-2012, 08:16 AM   #22
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this thread is from 2008 though
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