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      01-13-2022, 09:12 PM   #331
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Any PB owners who regret their color choice, for whatever reason?

I have one sitting at the port in Germany and getting some cold feet the more I look at the TBII thread.

I've seen PB on a 3 series and liked it quite a bit, just never owned a blue car before and deathly afraid I'll get sick of it?

Not backing out or anything, just need some hand holding LOL
So the car I wanted was going to be individual San Marino blue. This car became available at the dealer so I jumped on it. This color is my favorite part about the car. Its super dynamic in different lighting and the first compliment I get about the car is the color. I realllly like TBII but I always felt it was too dark for this model.
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      01-15-2022, 04:13 PM   #332
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We finally had a sunny weekend day here in NJ, so I snapped a few in the mid-morning sun. IMHO, this is where Portimao really shines. (Pun intended.). It has an unusually high amount of metallic flake for a BMW, and it really glistens. The silvery metallic flakes shine through at oblique angles, really enhancing the character lines on the car.
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Silly question, but...

Any PB owners who regret their color choice, for whatever reason?

I have one sitting at the port in Germany and getting some cold feet the more I look at the TBII thread.

I've seen PB on a 3 series and liked it quite a bit, just never owned a blue car before and deathly afraid I'll get sick of it?

Not backing out or anything, just need some hand holding LOL
Not even a little bit. I love PB!
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      01-15-2022, 06:11 PM   #334
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We finally had a sunny weekend day here in NJ, so I snapped a few in the mid-morning sun. IMHO, this is where Portimao really shines. (Pun intended.). It has an unusually high amount of metallic flake for a BMW, and it really glistens. The silvery metallic flakes shine through at oblique angles, really enhancing the character lines on the car.
Looks awesome. I have my PB coming to NJ soon. What did you do with the front license plate?
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We finally had a sunny weekend day here in NJ, so I snapped a few in the mid-morning sun. IMHO, this is where Portimao really shines. (Pun intended.). It has an unusually high amount of metallic flake for a BMW, and it really glistens. The silvery metallic flakes shine through at oblique angles, really enhancing the character lines on the car.
Looks awesome. I have my PB coming to NJ soon. What did you do with the front license plate?
I installed it on the OEM bracket, because I'm the guy that'll get tickets if I don't have it.
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STO N SHOW is a really good option for front plates too. Takes 2 minutes to install the bracket with OEM bumper screws and 5 seconds to put the plate on and off
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STO N SHOW is a really good option for front plates too. Takes 2 minutes to install the bracket with OEM bumper screws and 5 seconds to put the plate on and off
Did the dealer drill into the bumper and mount the license plate and thatís what you used for the sto n sho?
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STO N SHOW is a really good option for front plates too. Takes 2 minutes to install the bracket with OEM bumper screws and 5 seconds to put the plate on and off
Did the dealer drill into the bumper and mount the license plate and that’s what you used for the sto n sho?
No the STO N SHOW is installed under the bumper. There's two OEM screws holding the bumper in place. You remove those two screws, slap the STO N SHO bracket on, and then re-install the screws. Super easy
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STO N SHOW is a really good option for front plates too. Takes 2 minutes to install the bracket with OEM bumper screws and 5 seconds to put the plate on and off
For me, there was also an esthetic plus to Sto N Sho; it moves the front plate from right in the middle of the grille to lower. I installed the bracket but don't have plates yet -- still on temp tag -- but worry a bit that the lower position may make the plate more vulnerable to scraping/damage....
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STO N SHOW is a really good option for front plates too. Takes 2 minutes to install the bracket with OEM bumper screws and 5 seconds to put the plate on and off
For me, there was also an esthetic plus to Sto N Sho; it moves the front plate from right in the middle of the grille to lower. I installed the bracket but don't have plates yet -- still on temp tag -- but worry a bit that the lower position may make the plate more vulnerable to scraping/damage....
I don't run the plates (only put them on for annual state inspections), but I do keep the bracket installed. I haven't had an issue yet with speed bumps or anything
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We finally had a sunny weekend day here in NJ, so I snapped a few in the mid-morning sun. IMHO, this is where Portimao really shines. (Pun intended.). It has an unusually high amount of metallic flake for a BMW, and it really glistens. The silvery metallic flakes shine through at oblique angles, really enhancing the character lines on the car.
I got a twin of yours
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Y-spoke 963 M Frozen Gunmetal Grey updates!!!!
What those wheels go for when you order them on the car?
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