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Old 02-05-2013, 06:15 PM
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Diffuser not so sweet.

What do you guys think. You know that feeling of seeing something that you try to tell yourself you like?? Give it a few months it will grow on you......yea right....NOT happening.

That's I how feel about the diffuser on any color but grey and black. Looks chopped, unfinished, overbearing. And where the hell are those pretty black tipped exhausts hiding.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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What do you guys think. You know that feeling of seeing something that you try to tell yourself you like?? Give it a few months it will grow on you......yea right....NOT happening.

That's I how feel about the diffuser on any color but grey and black. Looks chopped, unfinished, overbearing. And where the hell are those pretty black tipped exhausts hiding.

It's Time to hit refresh.


shake, I disagree with you. I think it looks great
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:44 AM
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I agree with greenie. Furthermore, I actually think it looks better on the lighter colored cars because of the contrast and how more noticeable it is.

Granted, they could've done a better job on it but I still think it looks good and 100x better than the standard rear bumper IMO

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:20 AM
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I would consider going in another direction. What about carbon-wrapping it in a silver-tone? Would match perfectly with your wheels.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:31 AM
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I'd paint it Imola and be a happy man
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:32 AM
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Good comments ...... it's not so much that I don't like the diffuser. For me on Imola, it is the color or contrast that creates a the unfinished look. The darker colors it's there really isn't so much of a striking difference.

I'm about 90% sure the diffuser is going to be painted Imola in 2 weeks. But I do like the comments so please keep them coming.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:03 AM
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For me it's not so much the the diffuser, it's the black, tucked in exhaust tips. As much as I like the M sport Pkg, the longer chrome tips on the regular 650 are much nicer IMO. Wish they could be swapped out.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:49 PM
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I TOTALLY agree on the diffuser being polarizing. I personally don't care for them and they are now all the rage for many manufacturers. Not sure why a designer would like to emphasize the a$$hole of the car?

I agree they look OK on some colors (white / black for me). I also agree that I don't care for it on Imola and that's one of the main reasons I picked Vermillion. I never thought to paint it Imola? That may be worth a try. Your car looks great even with the diffuser. I'd take one in a minute. Funny how we tend to focus on the stuff that bugs us? Looking forward to how it all turns out. Don't make it look too good painted Imola, or I may regret getting Vermillion LOL!
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I don't think that it's the Imola giving it an unfinished look. It is because I don't think they are even black. To me the diffuser looks like a dark charcoal gray. At last it does against my Carbon Black.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:24 PM
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I agree. The diffuser is weak and needs to drop down more with a more aggressive look. Def needs to be changed. I feel the same way about my M6 diffuser in the center and will get the vorsteiner diffuser when its released.
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I like it on your car Shake. I'd be interested in it, BUT would want to see it on a white coupe (besides mine) before I would do it.
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My 650i is going to my dealer tomorrow for Imola paint on the Diffuser.

Can't wait to get her back and see the finished product.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:51 PM
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I am very curious as well. Love to know if the BMW paint shop could also chrome those black exhaust tips..............
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My 650i is going to my dealer tomorrow for Imola paint on the Diffuser. Can't wait to get her back and see the finished product.
This is "the right thing" to do for this rock star with a pimple on her butt


I think you'll love it!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:10 AM
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This is "the right thing" to do for this rock star with a pimple on her butt

Thanks for the words .....
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:00 PM
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you may be able to get that portion wrapped in imola covering before fully painting,....theres no coming back if it doesn't look good,.. unless you get a new bumper
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Try here for the better rear end look. Http://www.bmwstylinguk.com what a difference the diffusers make.
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The black diffuser against the Imola looks like Audi styling. It also looks aftermarket In way as to suggest the vehicle is an older year model than it is.
I think you'll be way happier with the reset.
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