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Old 06-11-2017, 08:15 PM
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Hey guys,

So this thread is a place where I can post some polls about what people think about some mods, since I tend to try out random stuff...and post pics of my car of course ^^

Don't expect a huge flow of mods or anything, because there will be many people out there who have done much more than I.

Anyway here are pics of current car:




Wagon?^




I don't have an amazing camera or anything but yea.

Since those photo's I have changed headlights/fogs out to just barely a whiter color, and plasti dipped side markers (will discuss).

As of now only simple mods, aka:
Plasti Dip Wheels
Painted Red Brake Calipers
Plasti Dip Grill & Bumper
AdiGuard Floor Liners (ay!)
AG Steering Wheel Rewrap (ay!)

That's about it. But I do have some stuff in the garage, I'd just like to tackle it all at once, when I get all the parts I need

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:26 PM
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So first thing is first...

Decided to plasti dip my side markers for experimenting.

I knew the white wouldn't be an exact color match, but I did it anyways. Came out almost perfect [around the inside edges a bit eehhh, but apparently its the way out bumpers are cut for US-spec)

So what do you guys think? Many of my family members do not like it haha.







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Despite what people may say about plastidip, I think it actually looks good in this case.
I like how it matches the rest of your lighting and you have an overall soft light style going on.

I would say make wheels your next modification, probably when you need a new set of rubber.
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What did you change your headlights to? Whiter halogens, HID kit, or LED kit?

I think your side marker mod looks good.
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Originally Posted by Rodpwnz View Post
Despite what people may say about plastidip, I think it actually looks good in this case.
I like how it matches the rest of your lighting and you have an overall soft light style going on.

I would say make wheels your next modification, probably when you need a new set of rubber.
Yea I actually enjoy the soft lighting, if only the eyebrows were a bit brighter though.

Might go full LED audi style and eyebrows eventually with blacking out headlight housing IF I get a new bumper.

I have plans for wheels but probably will wait until after my trip to Europe.

And yeah I know people don't like plasti dip, and the pics really don't do it justice, but in real life it made the car so much more aggressive and brought out its angles. Initially I didn't expect much, but everyone is really pleased that I talk to, they say it looks great. If someone doesn't know about plasti dip, they tend to think its a new set of rims/oem grill lol.

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What did you change your headlights to? Whiter halogens, HID kit, or LED kit?

I think your side marker mod looks good.
Thanks! Just whiter halogens for now. Needed to get it done quickly without hassle so just went that route. Probably LED's later, as technology has gotten better and they are just as bright as halogens now, but of course white.
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Thanks! Just whiter halogens for now. Needed to get it done quickly without hassle so just went that route. Probably LED's later, as technology has gotten better and they are just as bright as halogens now, but of course white.
I was thinking of changing mine to LED, but read up a bit about them and it seems that light output isn't as good as HID. LED also has a cooling fan that could go bad and burn out the bulb. So I'm leaning towards changing my bulbs to HID soon.
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I was thinking of changing mine to LED, but read up a bit about them and it seems that light output isn't as good as HID. LED also has a cooling fan that could go bad and burn out the bulb. So I'm leaning towards changing my bulbs to HID soon.
I'll have to investigate it when the time comes. But LED's don't really get hot lol. HID is likely the best way to go. Both will require modding the housing anyways.
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So I gotz me a big carbon spoiler....

and installed backup cam/dashcam/nav, all on my rearview mirror :0





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Looks good. I should make one of these threads, my list of mods is long asf.
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Thanks! You should!

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Here ye go
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Here ye go
What Niche wheels you got?
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If you can't tell from the picture on the box, then it will be a suprise :P and don't go on guessing and all haha.

They should be on the car by tomorrow or at the most, Wednesday. I'll post pics :3
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If you can't tell from the picture on the box, then it will be a suprise :P and don't go on guessing and all haha.

They should be on the car by tomorrow or at the most, Wednesday. I'll post pics :3
Well I got the exact same box so it is just their box design, but it can't be the same ones I got can it?
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pics tomorrow!

but heres a spoiler


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Old 09-02-2017, 06:35 PM
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Ok so here are some decent pics, small photo shoot with a friend. (cell phone pics)

Wheel Specs: 235/35/19 8.5 +42 Front, 265/30/19 9.5 +50 Rear, 4MATIC.













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A few of the mods I didn't post pictures of in my original post...

AdiGuard floor liners



Then AdiGuard steering wheel wrap




I'm aware of the color clash and I'll be taking care of that soon lol.
If anyone is interested in these let me know as I make them custom.

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Old 09-07-2017, 02:15 PM
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So I debadged, painted bottom side and rear chrome black, and also added ezlip to try it out.

Thoughts on the ezlip? I sort of lose the fangs but it extends it a bit...thought it would be decent for some protection but I might just take it off.







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Looking great man! The EZ Lip looks alright, I think it lookers cleaner without. But the protection it probably provides for the bumper is worth more than how it looks IMO.
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Well at least the AMG section is active lol. W204 section is dead over here.
Maybe because folks have been chastised for being too critical. If you have nothing nice to say, just leave the thread alone IMO. I do like the floor mats.
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Thanks guys; as for being too critical, there are no worries there, I wanted to hear some thoughts on the ezlip. It seems the thoughts are 50/50 on it so I thought maybe some w204 owners would like to throw some input. I will probably end up removing it, but we'll see.

And the w204 platform isnt quite yet 'outdated' but this section is a little lackluster you must admit. I do like popping by to help people with questions as many of us do, but on the 'extra content' side, I'd say we're a little low compared to other sections.
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Not a fan of the EZ-lip. I've seen it in person and it just doesn't look right on a luxury car IMO. Love the way the rest of the car looks. I'm seriously considering painting silver sections of my grille gloss black, similar to yours.
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Thanks for the input. Sometimes I like the lip, other times I don't. Might get a real lip eventually but eh.

Go for the grill, it looks great.


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I like the ez lip. Adds some protection, my wife's w204 has it and it looks good. Are you going to blackout the roof? I like the steering wheel mod too. I'm subbed on your build.
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