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      03-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Spring has come// HRE, 3D, RPI, etc

I had been doing new mods during the winter,
and finally it felt like spring (only little) today,
so did my first photo shoot with the new setup.

For me among many other parts the key was the rims
-- I was on VMRs until last autumn, and wanted something that I did not see very often, to be different.
I'm glad the rims turned out nicely with the body color.

I plan to go to more meets this season, see you all there
(seriously starting to consider going all the way to Maryland to Bimmerfest East ...)




IMG_0949 by K7TORT, on Flickr



IMG_0941 by K7TORT, on Flickr



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IMG_0987 by K7TORT, on Flickr

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3D design front lip (color matched)
HRE 547R (gunmetal with silver barrel)
Hankook V12
RPI quad exhaust (tips painted black)
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CPE towhook plate
Color matched amber cover
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      03-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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      03-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Looks really nice. Can't go wrong with HRE's.
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      03-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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very clean... love it
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      03-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Well done! Only thing I'd change are the color-matched amber gone things. Looks perfect otherwise IMO!
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      03-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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Looks niceeeeeLove the HRE!!
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      03-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Great car... One thing which I don't like is amber covers they are same body color which makes headlights look smaller and loose lines if you know what I mean..
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      03-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #8
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Great car... One thing which I don't like is amber covers they are same body color which makes headlights look smaller and loose lines if you know what I mean..
Agreed.

The lip looks great
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      03-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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I guess those are the nicest wheels that I've ever seen on a One!

I agree on the amber covers, but I didn't even notice it until mentioned and actually like seeing it just as a cool change of pace. I'd keep them on for a year then change it just for a new look.

Looks like HRE made your offsets pretty aggressive. What size Hankooks are you running?
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      03-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Wallpaper worthy! I like how the calipers & wheel color look. Also dont mind the amber covers

Im sure others will ask, what are the wheel and tire specs
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      03-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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      03-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #12
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Looks awesome! I agree with other people about getting rid of the light covers, though.

Hope to see the car in person sometime this year!
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      03-24-2013, 02:14 AM   #13
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      03-24-2013, 02:35 AM   #14
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That last pic is awesome. Wow, I am really impressed!
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      03-24-2013, 04:29 AM   #15
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Nothing beats 3D design and 3 piece wheels!!!
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I'm going to comment gain. The 3d design lip is very good

Also, I knwo the color is le Mans blue. But in these photos its also very close to Montego blue so it warms my heart
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      03-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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Thank you for the compliments guys!!

It's VERY encouraging to receive comments from you guys with such awesome cars



To answer to some of the points mentioned;

Tires are 215/35/19 and 235/35/19
Wheels are 8.5 +38 and 9 +44

And yes, the rear panel lips are rolled.



I know someone was gonna mention about the amber covers lol

Yeah, I kind of like them, but do I really like them, NO.
Enough that I put them on because the ambers ARE there...

Might take them off in a while to give fresh look...


The last photo was taken on a location where I coincidentally found close to a
car wash place that I go to, and suddenly Chicago's very own Metra comes by!!
(The train was moving by the way)

Lucky moment ^^



Oh, and for those of you into photographs, photos were taken with
Canon 600D and 50mm f/1.8 lens.
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      03-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #18
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I'm going to comment gain. The 3d design lip is very good

Also, I knwo the color is le Mans blue. But in these photos its also very close to Montego blue so it warms my heart
Indeed!! Montego Blue is very nice too!!

After taking these photos I fell in love with LMB again, it looks so different depending on how much light there is

BMW and Blue, YES!!
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      03-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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spring has come? Bro, it was snowing today hahaha
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      03-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #20
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Your color blue is actually one of the colors that the amber corners look good on. I would remove the covers and accept the amber.
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      03-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #21
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      03-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #22
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spring has come? Bro, it was snowing today hahaha
For a moment I thought lol Well at least it should be better this week
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