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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Nov-24-2008, 03:34:44 AM   #21
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Looks like it's not diffusing the light quite as well as it should be, especially on the odometer area. Maybe it's just the pics, but this is a problem with LED's that should and can be accounted for on the install.


I could go either way on this. I used to have it on my Acura, and the blue is actually the hardest on the eyes if I remember correctly. It was really obvious how harsh it was when I went from the blue led's in my acura to the orange in the m3 the next day. So much easier to adjust in night driving.

I've thought about going with white in the m3, if I can find the right diffuser for it. The blue probably wouldn't be my choice again, but it looks good with the LSB.
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Everything done:









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I also have the freedom to offer criticisms as I see fit. Sorry, I call it as I see it.
Undoubtedly you are free to do so; none of us questioned your liberties as a U.S. citizen.

The question is whether it is respectful, appropriate, or necessary to do so. The only answer you can give is that it is somehow fulfilling to you to spew irrelevant critical comments. You apparently feel it is better to say something negative than say nothing at all.

The rest of us feel otherwise, and prefer to temper our freedom with the observation of the Golden Rule.
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It looks like the m-logo on the steering wheel is backlit in this pic...
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Looks like it's not diffusing the light quite as well as it should be, especially on the odometer area. Maybe it's just the pics, but this is a problem with LED's that should and can be accounted for on the install.


I could go either way on this. I used to have it on my Acura, and the blue is actually the hardest on the eyes if I remember correctly. It was really obvious how harsh it was when I went from the blue led's in my acura to the orange in the m3 the next day. So much easier to adjust in night driving.

I've thought about going with white in the m3, if I can find the right diffuser for it. The blue probably wouldn't be my choice again, but it looks good with the LSB.
Thanks.

The pictures aren't the best. The light really looks great, although it looks way brighter and overexposed in the pictures. I tried to mess with the pics to make them look better, but it didn't exactly work.

The second and third pics (and even the video) look more accurate, color wise, than the first pic. I wish I had Obioban's camera.
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Ive seen this done on another e46 on e46f.c back in 03-04
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And, if anyone's curious, in white ala modern M cars:







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It looks like the m-logo on the steering wheel is backlit in this pic...
That would actually be pretty easy to do
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Is that an M3? It looks like it, except for the white needles.

The reason I like the orange buttons in the interior is because it matches the M3 needles really nicely, which creates great contrast.

With white needles, I see why that guy went with all blue. Looks really nice.
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Hmmmm, I am tempted to redo my lights to the white. I had considered lighting the ///M emblem on my steering wheel when I had it apart, it looks nice.
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