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BMW E36 318is . . . Can You Make It Better?

3rd August 2008

BMW E36 318is . . . Can You Make It Better?

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Hi Guys,

Willy Moore, a reader of this blog, has sent me some photos of his 318is. The car looks amazing and I have to admit it’s one of the best looking E36’s I’ve seen. However, I thought of some changes that may enhance the look of the car and I’ve already sent these to Willy. My notes about his car are:

1. The 318is sign: I think this should be removed as it will make the car look better. Besides, you don’t need to tell ppl what engine you have under the hood 😈

2. The rear led lights: well, we’ve disagreed, Willy and I about this, but I think that these do NOT fit in his E36 perfectly. So, I suggested that he should remove them, and he argued that they look awesome at night. I agree that led rear lights look great at night, but they don’t look that good in daylight (at least on his car). Anyway, of course it’s his car and he can do whatever he thinks right.

So, I asked him to publish a post about his car asking you for your opinions and about how you can make this car look even better. So, do you think you can make this car look better? How?

Take a look at the photos first, then let’s hear your opinions…

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There are currently 10 responses to “BMW E36 318is . . . Can You Make It Better?”

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  1. 1 On August 3rd, 2008, ckw328i said:

    looks very nice as it is.

    However if it was me id prob put a nice twin exhaust on it angel eyes
    and a few ngine mods!!

  2. 2 On August 3rd, 2008, Matt said:

    I’m not a fan of the rear tail lights.

    It already has angel eyes.
    I agree about the twin exhaust.

  3. 3 On August 3rd, 2008, ckw328i said:

    have been searching for a nice one for mine but am going to do the hole lot at once manifolds
    and all lol

    has it been lowered ?? and could also think of a few engine mods and interior styling !

  4. 4 On August 4th, 2008, Doofguru said:

    Dont like the tail lights either or the rims. but other than that doesnt look to bad. wouldnt go as far to say “one of the best looking E36’s I’ve seen” but still looks good tho.

  5. 5 On August 4th, 2008, tiny316i said:

    Good looking, but those rear tail lights… Hmmm. I must admit, to my very surprise, that they don’t look _totally_ out of place, but I don’t like them.

    Rear shade _AND_ spoiler? Keep only one of them.

    And keep that engine sign! 🙂 You are the proud owner of a 318is. Mine is a 316i, and I am über proud of my baby.

  6. 6 On August 4th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @tiny316i: To clear things out, I didn’t suggest him to remove the 318is sign because it’s embarrassing, No! I have a 318is as well and I like it even more every time I visit a gas station 😉 . But I thought it would look better without that sign and to keep the power of your engine unknown … that’s all.

  7. 7 On August 4th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @Doofguru: Come ON … she’s good 🙂 !

  8. 8 On August 5th, 2008, alexander said:

    i dont like the tail lights simple red and white look mutch better
    and the head lights i would replace them with the lights from depo/fk with white/smoked blinkers
    great rims
    lose the spoiler or the Rear shade

    just my 2 cents

    proud owner of a e36 318i from the netherlands

  9. 9 On August 7th, 2008, Paul said:

    well my opinion is that the best fitting rear lights are original bmw’s lights with the white turning lights.
    and what about this 36.. car looks to high.. u should make it lower.
    and rims are not fitting.
    i would like to see interior as well.

  10. 10 On September 26th, 2008, SauberE36Mexico said:

    Lose the Ebay Tails, 1″ of drop, maybe some drop springs, and get some BMW center caps, i think you can get some OEM adhesive ones that should stick right on…other than that it’s cleanly done for the most part