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Old 01-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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M Performance splitter installed (with pics)

I'm damn glad I got this....
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM
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Looks awesome! I would consider it but it looks like it lowers the car alittle too much for my driveway. I scrape my 3D Design lip as is if i'm not careful.

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:44 AM
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Very nice! How hard is the install?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:49 AM
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Nice! But aren't you afraid of pitting/chips from snow/salt/debris? I think I recognize that area (Hinsdale)?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Looks awesome! I would consider it but it looks like it lowers the car alittle too much for my driveway. I scrape my 3D Design lip as is if i'm not careful.

Alan
Totally agree with you Alan in that I'm going to be careful about those crazy dips and inclines around here....the last thing I want to hear is a crack or splinter lol
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:03 PM
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Nice! But aren't you afraid of pitting/chips from snow/salt/debris? I think I recognize that area (Hinsdale)?
Yup I had it done at my dealership - Laurel BMW in Westmont....that was the closest gas station I could find without running on fumes haha

The install wasn't bad at all....they started last night and it was ready for pick-up early this morning.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:07 PM
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:21 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:28 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:56 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:01 PM
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Looks great dude! I wish my wife would put that on her 535i...but at least she's down with lowering it!

Have you thought about color matching it AW?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:04 PM
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

I actually have thought about color matching but I haven't seen any photos of that....so I'm a little hesitant. If I end up not matching, i still think the carbon fiber stands out nicely, yet not ridiculously over the top....and it matches the carbon fiber M-spoiler on the rear deck.

The front splitter will decrease clearance by about a solid 1-1.5 inches but i haven't had any trouble on inclines or anything....it's actually not that noticeable or significant because it blends in so well with the M-Sport bumper.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:27 PM
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The front splitter will decrease clearance by about a solid 1-1.5 inches but i haven't had any trouble on inclines or anything....it's actually not that noticeable or significant because it blends in so well with the M-Sport bumper.
Do you have any plans to install springs to get rid of the wheel gap? Wondering if that would make it too low. In any case, the splitter looks great.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:14 AM
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I'm thinking about the springs....but you're totally right...I feel that would lower it too much...although I heard AC springs lower it the least compared to others. It's tempting....and it'll probably ultimately happen lol
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:40 AM
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I'm thinking about the springs....but you're totally right...I feel that would lower it too much...although I heard AC springs lower it the least compared to others. It's tempting....and it'll probably ultimately happen lol
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:08 AM
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I'll have to check out the V2's - thanks!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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Very nice! I think BMW has done a nice job on the m performance parts, wish more real life photos of the M performance diffuser.
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I got my splitter and a BMW tech and I worked on installing it tonight at his house. We could never get it to completely line up correctly. We could not get it flush under the fog lights. We even tried wetting the area slightly so that we could position reposition it before it stuck down. It just wasn't a perfect fit. It was a total pain in the a$$. I am now having to take it in to see what the dealer can do. Im afraid they are going to have to glue it
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:33 AM
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Is the splitter one solid whole piece or two?

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It's one solid piece and looks just like the one above. I had the top parts under the fog lights painted. I went to BMW this morning and they tried it on 3 other cars and they said its faulty. They are ordering me another one and painting it for me. I'll update as it progresses. The rear diffuser painted and installed. Side markers replaced.
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I just installed the M Performance front splitter and rear diffuser. What do you guys think?

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