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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:24 PM
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Spoiler

I really want to put on a spoiler for my 535xi but the stealership wants like $400 for it plus another $300+ paint and install. Any suggestions?

I want an OEM style, but don't want to lay out that kind of bread. I was thinking about getting the M5 lip design but I think that would come off a little fake since I don't an M5.

Is there a company out there that has good quality materials? Would BMW paint and install anything they don't sell me?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:52 PM
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I really want to put on a spoiler for my 535xi but the stealership wants like $400 for it plus another $300+ paint and install. Any suggestions?

I want an OEM style, but don't want to lay out that kind of bread. I was thinking about getting the M5 lip design but I think that would come off a little fake since I don't an M5.

Is there a company out there that has good quality materials? Would BMW paint and install anything they don't sell me?
Ebay has a plethora of spoilers that come prepainted from the far east.

The spoiler I purchased was an M5 style that came prepainted from Taiwan and was delivered in 6 days via FedX for a total of $102. Installation was a breeze and the color match was indistinguishable from the original paint.

If you need a source I can look up where I purchased it. The name was something like "Chopshop".
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:04 PM
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Go to eBay and pick any number of spoiler sellers from Taiwan. They are all nearly the same and paint quality and fittment is fantastic ( depending on supplier, BMW chop shop gets good reviews). Both my roof spoiler and M5 lip spoiler are products of Taiwan and came painted with excellent fit and finish for about $170.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:48 PM
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If by spoiler you mean lip, and i really hope you do! eBay sells them for a decent dime a dozen for an M5 replica for the E60 body.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:34 AM
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I got mine from Chopshop, or whatever the name, on ebay for around $90. It shipped via Fedex and arrived in 5 days. Perfect ft and finish, just prep the edge of the trunk by wiping off wax with alcohol, apply glue accelerant and press the spoiler on. It comes with all this stuff and has double sided tape. Just do it on a warm day so the tape adheres better.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:48 AM
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thanks. Everybody seems to agree on BMW Chop so I am going with them. they have a cool lip that I am picking up. Still luke warm on the roof spoiler. Not sure what they thing accomplishes.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:50 AM
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thanks. Everybody seems to agree on BMW Chop so I am going with them. they have a cool lip that I am picking up. Still luke warm on the roof spoiler. Not sure what they thing accomplishes.
Roof spoiler is strictly aesthetic, not functional. Looks great on the e60, though...
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:22 AM
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Ok.. So I was just about to buy the M5 lip from BMWChop on ebay, but I got cold feet. I was at the car wash today and have a front custom license plate on it placed on with 3M tape...pretty strong stuff. Anyway, the car wash tore the customs plate off which started me to think whether the lip would suffer the same fate in a car wash.

Has anyone purchased a lip from BMWChop and had an issue with it coming off for one reason or the other?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:23 PM
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No, it stay on very firmly. Take wax off with alcohol pad, then use the glue accelerant that comes with the kit. Stays on very strong.
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Ok.. So I was just about to buy the M5 lip from BMWChop on ebay, but I got cold feet. I was at the car wash today and have a front custom license plate on it placed on with 3M tape...pretty strong stuff. Anyway, the car wash tore the customs plate off which started me to think whether the lip would suffer the same fate in a car wash.

Has anyone purchased a lip from BMWChop and had an issue with it coming off for one reason or the other?
I bought the m5 trunk and roof spoiler. They look pretty good and the paint quality was decent. The only thing is just be prepared for the color shade to off a little. Since the parts have new paint/clear coat and your car has been exposed to the suns uv rays it will not be an exact match.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:12 PM
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I bought the m5 trunk and roof spoiler. They look pretty good and the paint quality was decent. The only thing is just be prepared for the color shade to off a little. Since the parts have new paint/clear coat and your car has been exposed to the suns uv rays it will not be an exact match.
My space gray set was perfect match. The sellers state up front that there might be issues with matching the alpine white. To the OP, its all about prober preparation of the surfaces. Buy some extra 3m tape from Home Depot apply everywhere underneath. It ain't going nowhere if you do it right...
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