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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:23 pm

Dont do it.

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by Poser » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:25 pm

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by Albear » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 pm

You should definitely do it. 100%

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by Preezy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:26 pm

Racing stripes actually improve fuel consumption if you have a petrol engine, depending on the paint it can make a difference of up to 15mpg!

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by Lagamorph » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:16 pm

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Sat in a 2.5Litre 718 Cayman whilst we were there and was given the keys to start it up....it did sound very nice......

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by Rightey » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:56 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
Poser wrote::lol:

Don't do it. It is acceptable only on a Dodge Viper.

Don't do it.


^^^ the first in a series of posts telling N1FFF not to do it, before he decides to do it.

and these door stripes too....i saw it on a high spec 4 series in a car park somewhere and it looked ace
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-M-Perfor ... Sw9mFWMJWl



I don't know about the UK, but I know with my insurance company having racing stripes or other stickers on yiur car can actually impact the cost of insurance. :lol:

I know this because I once called to ask if repainting it might affect anything and they said the colour doesn't matter but stickers do.

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by Kezzer » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:57 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I am considering getting these racing stripes (in navy blue) for my white one series. Anyone here pimped up their car with racing stripes etc?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-STRIPES-C ... 0991942471

and these door ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-M-Perfor ... Sw9mFWMJWl



Stripes on a 1 series look stupid as strawberry float. I once saw them being put on a car that was sold at the dealership I worked at many moons ago, and the guy put them on squint and with different thickness strips at the boot. :lol:

There was nothing the customer could do as he had already bought the car - but the stripes were strawberry floated in a 'just noticeable'/ ocd triggering way

:lol:

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by Death's Head » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:06 pm

Rightey wrote:I don't know about the UK, but I know with my insurance company having racing stripes or other stickers on yiur car can actually impact the cost of insurance. :lol:

I know this because I once called to ask if repainting it might affect anything and they said the colour doesn't matter but stickers do.


Of course they will have an impact on the insurance, their real name is "go faster stripes". They are called this because they increase power by an equivalent 2-7 HP. I'm calling BS on Preezy's fuel consumption comment though. Although clearly the stripes improve aero efficiency (and therefore performance), an independent study shows that the weight of the stripes actually has a 4% impact on fuel efficiency.

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by LewisD » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:12 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I am considering getting these racing stripes (in navy blue) for my white one series. Anyone here pimped up their car with racing stripes etc?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-STRIPES-C ... 0991942471

and these door ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-M-Perfor ... Sw9mFWMJWl


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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:55 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
Poser wrote::lol:

Don't do it. It is acceptable only on a Dodge Viper.

Don't do it.


^^^ the first in a series of posts telling N1FFF not to do it, before he decides to do it.

and these door stripes too....i saw it on a high spec 4 series in a car park somewhere and it looked ace
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-M-Perfor ... Sw9mFWMJWl


If you're that insistent on looking like a bellend, just buy this. It's cheaper and easier to apply.

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by Ad7 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:27 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I am considering getting these racing stripes (in navy blue) for my white one series. Anyone here pimped up their car with racing stripes etc?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-STRIPES-C ... 0991942471

and these door ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-M-Perfor ... Sw9mFWMJWl


Get two solid white lines painted up the middle so then at least it'll show what's under the car as you overtake stationary traffic like the split you are.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:57 am

hmm thx guys guess I won't get them for now...I've seen racing stripes on Ford Focus cars and it does look awesome! But maybe not on a 1 series then...

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Preezy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:36 am

Death's Head wrote:
Rightey wrote:I don't know about the UK, but I know with my insurance company having racing stripes or other stickers on yiur car can actually impact the cost of insurance. :lol:

I know this because I once called to ask if repainting it might affect anything and they said the colour doesn't matter but stickers do.


Of course they will have an impact on the insurance, their real name is "go faster stripes". They are called this because they increase power by an equivalent 2-7 HP. I'm calling BS on Preezy's fuel consumption comment though. Although clearly the stripes improve aero efficiency (and therefore performance), an independent study shows that the weight of the stripes actually has a 4% impact on fuel efficiency.

Perhaps I mis-remembered it, but I recalled watching a 5th Gear episode once where they drove from Glasgow to Bournemouth on a single tin of gloss brilliant white paint.

Still, we can both agree that there are measurable performance improvements!

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by Rightey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:50 pm

Preezy wrote:
Death's Head wrote:
Rightey wrote:I don't know about the UK, but I know with my insurance company having racing stripes or other stickers on yiur car can actually impact the cost of insurance. :lol:

I know this because I once called to ask if repainting it might affect anything and they said the colour doesn't matter but stickers do.


Of course they will have an impact on the insurance, their real name is "go faster stripes". They are called this because they increase power by an equivalent 2-7 HP. I'm calling BS on Preezy's fuel consumption comment though. Although clearly the stripes improve aero efficiency (and therefore performance), an independent study shows that the weight of the stripes actually has a 4% impact on fuel efficiency.

Perhaps I mis-remembered it, but I recalled watching a 5th Gear episode once where they drove from Glasgow to Bournemouth on a single tin of gloss brilliant white paint.

Still, we can both agree that there are measurable performance improvements!


How do go faster stripes compare to the colour red?

I know that red things go faster (that's why fire trucks are painted red), but would something that is say, white with stripes be as fast as something that is red? Also what is the performance difference to something with flames painted on the side?

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:03 pm

On a serious note I suppose it gives the illusion you are a faster driver

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by Preezy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:06 pm

It certainly gives the impression that you're a dickhead driver, I know that much.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:12 pm

Preezy wrote:It certainly gives the impression that you're a dickhead driver, I know that much.

:oops: :slol:

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by Poser » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:12 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:On a serious note I suppose it gives the illusion you are a faster driver


Not really.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:14 pm

glad I didn't get glowing lights fitted underneath my car now...

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by bigcheez2k3 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:On a serious note I suppose it gives the illusion you are a faster driver


Explain?

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