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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2021, 07:56:27 PM »
I’m honestly not sure, I just assumed fog light. I’ll have to find out.


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2021, 09:23:11 AM »
I’m honestly not sure, I just assumed fog light. I’ll have to find out.

If they are like the MKZ ones, it is a reflector in there.,


There might be some chrome trim around the light housing, but that is an easy fix with some 3M body film ( matte version ); but the reflector is still going to be chrome.
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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2021, 10:06:32 AM »
I found a couple guys that have baked them and split apart to tiny the backside of the lens. Not sure I want to go down that path though.


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2021, 04:47:18 PM »
I am sure you can, if you don't want light output.
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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2021, 05:49:14 PM »
I am sure you can, if you don't want light output.
That’s what I was thinking.  I’m not sure what they’re painting in there.  Looks to be mostly reflector to project the light out similar to a light bar.  I’d be curious if they’re painting anything besides that, what it looks like and if it’s be worth the trouble of separating them.  I have vowed never to open up another light again after dealing with Cassie’s WRX.  F that!


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2021, 09:50:19 PM »
Light output would be affected, no two way's about it, if I did tint. I was thinking about doing them in amber as well, something to mask the chrome.
Probably just going to leave it unless someone makes a set the mimics the black housings of the headlights.

Looking at summer wheels, so the stockers can be delegated to winter wheels. I'm having a hard time liking anything. I don't want black, Bronze would be a copy of the truck and not much else color wise seems to flow with the look. Maybe a dark gray?

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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2021, 11:56:15 AM »
Light output would be affected, no two way's about it, if I did tint. I was thinking about doing them in amber as well, something to mask the chrome.
Probably just going to leave it unless someone makes a set the mimics the black housings of the headlights.

Looking at summer wheels, so the stockers can be delegated to winter wheels. I'm having a hard time liking anything. I don't want black, Bronze would be a copy of the truck and not much else color wise seems to flow with the look. Maybe a dark gray?
I immediately thought bronze.  You do risk being similar to the truck but really that’s not a bad thing.  The truck looks great.  Who cares.  I’ve never been a fan of being different for the sake of being different. 

You say amber but do you really mean 3k yellow?  I love amber running lights and I’m not a fan of clear/white running and marker lights but fogs should always stay functional. 


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2021, 12:48:14 PM »
Fine, twist my arm! I’ll look at Bronze and Dark Grey. I just can’t do Black or Black Chrome.


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2021, 01:08:26 PM »
Fine, twist my arm! I’ll look at Bronze and Dark Grey. I just can’t do Black or Black Chrome.


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If I had a whole fleet of blue vehicles, they would probs let all have bronze wheels.  Haha.  I don’t care.  You could always go with something fully custom through powder coating or something.  Something that’s not an off the shelf color.  Sometimes that ends up being tacky though.  We all know from your past that you have an unlimited wheel budget so I’m sure you could come up with something cool.  Haha


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2021, 03:06:13 PM »
This was thinking this for the fogs




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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2021, 03:19:43 PM »
This was thinking this for the fogs




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Looks yellow to me.  Mimicked 3k fog light temperature.  I like it. 


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2021, 02:16:18 PM »
This was thinking this for the fogs


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That could be a film on the outside of the lens ??



You can make the decision to try something more orange or go amber film ( closer to a 2.9K to 3K color temp range ) and do multiple layers if you want more orange color.
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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2021, 03:38:05 PM »
You can do it on the outside for sure. I’m just thinking with road debris will eat up the film around here. 


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Re: 2015 X5 Diesel
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2021, 10:13:46 PM »
Got the ST in our possession today. So far pretty happy with it. Definitely a few things that need changing in ForScan. Hopefully I can tackle them on the weekend. Black lugs are here, so I'll swap them out as well.

I told my cousin that I didn't want them to wash or prep the car for pick-up, so I have some cleaning to do before I can get it to the shop for PPF and tint.

I'll probably just start a new thread for it.
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