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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Jul-17-2017, 11:59:02 AM   #21
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I vote smoked and no on the leds no matter what type you choose


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I think smoked looks almost as bad. They still don't blend since our headlights are old with two chrome circles lol. It just looks like you have a super dark thing on the side of your 90's designed headlights.

oem clears actually give the front end a more masculine look. Just look at the front end of an e39m next to e46m with all oem parts.
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I think smoked looks almost as bad. They still don't blend since our headlights are old with two chrome circles lol. It just looks like you have a super dark thing on the side of your 90's designed headlights.

oem clears actually give the front end a more masculine look. Just look at the front end of an e39m next to e46m with all oem parts.
Totally agree
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While its obviously subjective, the clear corners it had looked silly and cheap to me. I like it much better this way


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Can't really see the chrome especially if you have angel eyes. My smoked corners in person don't look very dark at all. Look about the same clear as the headlight. If the oems were actually clear it would be different...but they're white and don't tie in with anything else on the car except the side markers (which can also be smoked). Angel eyes + smoked corners makes the front of this car look 10 years newer imo.
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While its obviously subjective, the clear corners it had looked silly and cheap to me. I like it much better this way


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That just looks so bland to me. The car has no features with it blacked out like that. I think the condition of that car made it look cheap bcs that looks cheap and bland imo (not talking crap just being honest).

I can post front end shots of OG with oem everything and it'll look gorgeous and clean but I won't since it's obvious it's not your style.
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I think smoked looks almost as bad. They still don't blend since our headlights are old with two chrome circles lol. It just looks like you have a super dark thing on the side of your 90's designed headlights.

oem clears actually give the front end a more masculine look. Just look at the front end of an e39m next to e46m with all oem parts.
The OEM clears don't look right either. Too opaque. There are a few types of smoked. I do agree, they also look out of place though but better than OEM. I also noticed that after I polished the old headlight covers, they blended much better.
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Can't really see the chrome especially if you have angel eyes. My smoked corners in person don't look very dark at all. Look about the same clear as the headlight. If the oems were actually clear it would be different...but they're white and don't tie in with anything else on the car except the side markers (which can also be smoked). Angel eyes + smoked corners makes the front of this car look 10 years newer imo.
It ties with the oem chrome grills which I also like. They also compliment lighter colored wheels.

In theory blacked corners should blend with the headlights but they don't. I know bcs I've ran them all. They actually look darker in person than in pics since some parts of the smoked are literally gloss black and not see through. Just my opinion of course.
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Can't really see the chrome especially if you have angel eyes. My smoked corners in person don't look very dark at all. Look about the same clear as the headlight. If the oems were actually clear it would be different...but they're white and don't tie in with anything else on the car except the side markers (which can also be smoked). Angel eyes + smoked corners makes the front of this car look 10 years newer imo.
The stock clear indicators match the side markers and the tail light indicators.

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That just looks so bland to me. The car has no features with it blacked out like that. I think the condition of that car made it look cheap bcs that looks cheap and bland imo (not talking crap just being honest).

I can post front end shots of OG with oem everything and it'll look gorgeous and clean but I won't since it's obvious it's not your style.
+1, to each his own, but I think the clears give more character to the front end. To my eyes it just looks right the way BMW shipped them out
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