SDi Shop Car Blog part 2
SDi Shop Car
Project: M5Hunter 2.0
2002 BMW 530i Sport Package
5 Speed Manual Transmission
M5 Bumper! A replica anyway. Not only is it visually just a better option, but it also allows way better air flow for... who knows what. After addressing the bumper, I got even more excited about the car. Its such a simple change that completely transforms the look of it.
While a large effort commonly goes into the exterior styling of your project, lets face it... a larger portion of the time that you are enjoying your car is spent behind the wheel. I can admit, I wasn't in love with the gray interior. I will pick a black interior every time if given the option. Couple that with the "wood grain" trim and I wasn't happy.
I went back and forth with completely gutting it and finding a black interior. Out of nowhere a friend sent me a Craigslist link for a complete Technical Graphite trim set. I had a hard time imaging how it would look on the gray. I wasn't sure if I'd love it but I knew it had to be better than the wood. So I rolled the dice...
Man... what an improvement! I am so happy with it. I'd almost go as far as to say I'd pick this over black, which is saying something. I grin every time I get into this thing now. Looking into some floor mat options next, then who knows what...