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Old 04-14-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
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Yeah, sorta like MTV's new hit television show, I wanted to get a list of (relatively) cheap modifications I can do on a car to make it slightly "cooler". My sister and myself are either going to end up with some sort of a Jeep (my grandma's) or a '98 BMW 750iL (also hers, definitely the one I want ^_^) and I wanted to come up with some nifty stuff to put on it. I thought the idea of ground lighting sounded pretty cool, what companies make good lights? Any preferances on types? Any other neat mods I can perform with limited automobile skills? What in particular would impress someone like myself? Thanks a bunch, we have about $2,000 to use but neither of us want to use all of it, so keep the prices down if possible. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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if you ricerify the bmw i will hunt you down and beat you with a stick.

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Old 04-14-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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It would be a crying shame to "ricerfy" or "glow worm" the bimmer!!! Kill the American car with that stuff...

I'll let enron fever hunt you down...
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:24 AM   #4
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Yeah, sorta like MTV's new hit television show, I wanted to get a list of (relatively) cheap modifications I can do on a car to make it slightly "cooler". My sister and myself are either going to end up with some sort of a Jeep (my grandma's) or a '98 BMW 750iL (also hers, definitely the one I want ^_^) and I wanted to come up with some nifty stuff to put on it. I thought the idea of ground lighting sounded pretty cool, what companies make good lights? Any preferances on types? Any other neat mods I can perform with limited automobile skills? What in particular would impress someone like myself? Thanks a bunch, we have about $2,000 to use but neither of us want to use all of it, so keep the prices down if possible. Thanks.


Wow. You would really get a 98 750 handed to you and then treat it like that? I think that once you work for a car, you will fully appreciate it--and not put NEON on a beautiful car like that. Seriously, chicks will dig a 750, but will laugh at one with neon.

IMHO, the car is already good looking (my aunt has a 760 w/ a V12, but same body style/year), already has a good sound stystem, decent wheels--I mean its' a BMW 7 series for cryin out loud!! I know you have to get the bug out of your system, so get the windows tinted and grab a new intake and an exhaust system (not the loudest, riciest one either, please)--then spend the rest on all the ladies the car will get you!
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:29 AM   #5
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hmmmm....why the double post?
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:22 AM   #6
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hmmmm....why the double post?

We'll call it a freebie...
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:48 AM   #7
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Ar3e you like ten or somthing, thats the dumbest idea ive ever herd. For one you dont "pimp out " a bmw 745, another it dosnt sound like you will be driving for a while and another sounds like if you got that car you would tun it into a ghetto poser little rich kid cars, dude seriously wake up, mtv ruins thoughs classics, they turn them into homie g cars omg, i just i cant handlke this right now, let me take a breether while i think about if i should lynch myself or not, sorry man. JUST DONT, you will lower the value of the car, put it in that way. :
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:50 AM   #8
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ok i had time to think this threw and im here to say sorry, if u wanna make it cooler , tint the windows put a performance muffler on it, just dont screw it over
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:03 PM   #9
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Screw 'em all. If you want to customize your own car, go for it. If they want you to build the car their way, then they need to come over and pay for it to be done their way.

I'd love to start with a 740 or 750 and customize it.

















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the wheels on that last bimmer make it look kind of like a bentley...

and the rest kind of suck'n stuff.
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The only "ghetto" bimmer on that pic list is this one:
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On the other hand...the last one is quite lovely with the Alpina wheels!!
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Screw 'em all. If you want to customize your own car, go for it. If they want you to build the car their way, then they need to come over and pay for it to be done their way.

I'd love to start with a 740 or 750 and customize it.



Hey, customize away brother! BUT he was asking for opinions on what to do and in my opinion putting neon on a gorgeouse car like that wold be horriffic. Beating him with a stick is not punishment enough.

I agree, a 750 would be a great car to work on, especially since it's a 98 so everything is probaby working and not worn out yet. I would make it a complete sleeper--slap a twin turbo kit on there, and add some wider wheels for some traction...other than that, leave it completely stock on the exterior and eat unsuspecting vettes for breakfast!!

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if you ricerify the bmw i will hunt you down and beat you with a stick.
Please don't ruin that BMW..I beg of you
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:06 AM   #14
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Hey, customize away brother! BUT he was asking for opinions on what to do and in my opinion putting neon on a gorgeouse car like that wold be horriffic. Beating him with a stick is not punishment enough.

I agree, a 750 would be a great car to work on, especially since it's a 98 so everything is probaby working and not worn out yet. I would make it a complete sleeper--slap a twin turbo kit on there, and add some wider wheels for some traction...other than that, leave it completely stock on the exterior and eat unsuspecting vettes for breakfast!!

God that would be sweet wouldn't it? Pull up next to a vette, they think you are out for a spin in Daddy's car. Boy would they be in for a big suprise!!!
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:48 AM   #15
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Please don't ruin that BMW..I beg of you

if you do any knid of mod, start at the engine, stickers don't make you go faster.

but the best bit of advice is make it look smooth, kahn, alpina, schnitzner. The police love this kind of stuff, black out the windows with a gradual tint if you have to, but the best thing would be a top ice setup nothing mad, go for quality, and at the end of the day bmw build great cars, its not a 88 escort, give it some respect.

but have some fun at the same time.

good luck

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