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      09-28-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Stripes or have I just got Friday fever?

Maybe I am just getting a bit carried away with all this and have been infected with the 2002 references BMW are impressing upon us all. But what do you think about going the whole hog with an AW (or Silver) car and getting some stripes on it...though maybe not the word turbo? My car will be leased so no worries about resale! I am alrady thinking this is a bad idea...

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      09-28-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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I was thinking about that. I'm definitely getting alpine white and putting some sort of M colors on it. here are a couple of old school ideas i was thinking of.
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      09-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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Uh......no
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      09-28-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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No thanks. Those colors are usually reserved (these days) for M-badged cars.
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      09-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #5
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Those are all dedicated track cars. Stripes, slicks, rollbars, riveted fender extentions, and cow catchers all belong on the track...not on the street.
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      09-28-2007, 11:19 AM   #6
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If it's going to be a dedicated track car I say sure, for the street thats a little to flashy for me.
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      09-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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I'm with BMWeber, although I think maybe the other guys are right that the larger tats are a bit OTT. I'm 40 too, after all. Still the 2002ti was a road car, wasn't it? What's wrong with a bit of ol' fashioned go-faster stripes? GT3 Rs's have loads of stickers.

Also the car (135i) is an 'm' car of a sort in the sense that it doesn't come any other way and it has m badging on the sills - so you can make a case for it!
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      09-28-2007, 11:54 AM   #8
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Maybe someone clever could do a p.shop of it (in AW)?
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      09-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #9
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sorry had to
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      09-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #10
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but i do like the "turbo" tag on the rear
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      09-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #11
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I may get flamed but I've never been a fan of those stripes and colors...I dunno just doesn't do it on any car for me.

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      09-28-2007, 12:54 PM   #12
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i'd never do it but the subtle "turbo" with the red and blue stripes on the side like in that bottom pic would look clean, probably pretty damn good.

somebody did a bunch of BMW paint/stripe scheme photoshops on an alpine white a couple months ago.. do a little searchin.. i think its in the dedicated AW photoshops thread?

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      09-28-2007, 01:03 PM   #13
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I'm with BMWeber, although I think maybe the other guys are right that the larger tats are a bit OTT. I'm 40 too, after all. Still the 2002ti was a road car, wasn't it? What's wrong with a bit of ol' fashioned go-faster stripes? GT3 Rs's have loads of stickers.

Also the car (135i) is an 'm' car of a sort in the sense that it doesn't come any other way and it has m badging on the sills - so you can make a case for it!


like rupertisalive said those graphics on the 2002 turbo were standard street attire for that car. this car is going to be a bit of a play/heavy track car for me so I am going for a bit flashy and over the top. race wise not rice
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      09-28-2007, 01:04 PM   #14
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this is cool but I'm not too much into the curved stripes
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      09-28-2007, 01:06 PM   #15
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yeah brother! - if i get it done in january when my car arrives you will be first to see it! BTW just submitted a silver and a blue car from the uk brochure if you are interested
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this is cool but I'm not too much into the curved stripes

Looks like something that belongs in BMW performance center..
Not bad looking, but I wouldn't drive it on street.
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this looks good on my boys E30. Thinking something like this for sure
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I have to say I like the car posted above. The subtle striping is the way to go if you go at all. I wouldn't go all out with the curved stripes like the 'chopped car a few posts above. It'll detract from the sexiness of the 1er. Just my opinion though.
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      01-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #19
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what about the motorsport flag on the front corner?

Like this, but I don't know about M colors though:



I've seen nice black fade to white ones...

Just a thought. :wink:
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The 3.0CSL is awesome, the 320i is quite attractive as well, but, on the street, definitely over the top, IMO.
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      01-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #21
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The 3.0CSL is awesome, the 320i is quite attractive as well, but, on the street, definitely over the top, IMO.
:biggrin: over the top that's what I'm talking about.
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The only way I would ever sport stripes or stickers, is if it came w/a paycheck every month for the displaying. Otherwise its just another reason to get pulled over.
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