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      10-04-2016, 05:24 AM   #1
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I have finally completed just about all of the exterior mods to my X3, so I wanted to post some pictures to see what everyone thinks. I typically do things that not a lot of other folks do, always like to be a little different. That being said, I also like to keep my mods very subtle. Not a lot of changes will be made to the X3 as it is my wife's vehicle, but a few upgrades here and there...

So far, I've done the following...
-tint the front windows (Llumar FormulaOne Pinnacle, 30%)
-tint all other windows with Llumar AirBlue80 (including windshield and sunroof)
-OEM Style 373M 20" wheels w/ Michelin PSS tires
-10mm spacers in the back
-iND painted Alpine White rear reflectors
-iND painted Alpine White X3 badge





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Looks great!
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Looking great!
Thank you. I'm pretty happy so far!
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Looks awesome! Nice clean look!!
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Looks awesome! Nice clean look!!
Thanks, I was going for a 'clean' look... Subtle mods that would only be noticed by an enthusiast... My M3 is very similar...
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Hey Juniper, did you still have your X5M?
We are replacing my wife's X5d with an X3 xdrive35... .
Hoping it will look as good as yours!
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Looks really nice and subtle... Question was it easy to install the painted reflectors?

Also do you have a photo straight from the back? I was considering spacers but the 10mm looks like it doesn't change too much, i was thinking of going with 20MM in back.
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Hey Jupiter, did you still have your X5M?
We are replacing my wife's X5d with an X3 xdrive35... .
Hoping it will look as good as yours!
Hey buddy.. Thanks for the comments.. No, I sold the X5M to get into this. While the X5M had the horsepower, this thing is INSANELY more reliable, and after I do custom exhaust and a tune, it'll be plenty fun to drive. The F25 X3 is the same size as the E53 X5, and its only about 2-3" narrower in the front shoulder room than the E70 X5. The cargo area is about 2-3" shorter as well. I couldn't be happier with the X3.
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Looks really nice and subtle... Question was it easy to install the painted reflectors?

Also do you have a photo straight from the back? I was considering spacers but the 10mm looks like it doesn't change too much, i was thinking of going with 20MM in back.
Installing the reflectors takes less time than writing this post.. Seriously, its a 3 minute job, assuming you wipe the dirt out of the crevices when you remove the old ones...

Sorry, no direct photos from the back. As for the spacers, I do think I want to go wider as well, but keep in mind, this rear offset of these wheels is a little much. The rear wheels are 20x9", ET44. I'd like to get another pair of fronts which are 20x8.5", ET33. Even though the fronts are narrower, they'll still poke out 5mm more the rears that are on there now, just due to the offsets. I'm still fine tuning the look.
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Thanks for the update man... keep on modding looks great! i just posted some pics of my AW !

Where can i order these reflectors from? I'm in Canada i can't seem to find anyone around selling these...

Got a link?
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Thanks for the update man... keep on modding looks great! i just posted some pics of my AW !

Where can i order these reflectors from? I'm in Canada i can't seem to find anyone around selling these...

Got a link?
Yeah, I saw your pics, looking good, almost my exact twin, except we have the wood trim in ours.

As for the reflectors, nobody makes them, I spoke with iND, they do a bunch of color matched reflectors for other models, just didn't have anything for the X3. Just tell them your year and model and they'll do them for you. iND is a very well known (and overpriced) company on these forums, they're very popular with the ///M crowd.
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I had an identical X3 except mine was 28i, did Llumar Pinnacle Ceramic 15% on my X4 this summer
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Yeah, I saw your pics, looking good, almost my exact twin, except we have the wood trim in ours.

As for the reflectors, nobody makes them, I spoke with iND, they do a bunch of color matched reflectors for other models, just didn't have anything for the X3. Just tell them your year and model and they'll do them for you. iND is a very well known (and overpriced) company on these forums, they're very popular with the ///M crowd.

Ok thanks

I wonder how over priced the shipping to canada is haha

Or i could Plastidip them white?
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Ok thanks

I wonder how over priced the shipping to canada is haha

Or i could Plastidip them white?
You could use Plastidip, I just wanted a better solution, not a huge fan of plastidip...

iND pricing isn't too bad, I just feel that some stuff is overpriced in general... I think the reflectors cost me about $80...?
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Can you repost the photos? they are no longer available.
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