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Old 09-02-2009, 12:20 AM
new2u new2u is offline
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Hello,

I just moved from E90 to X3 few weeks ago.
I got 2006 X3 3.0i, and I personally can't stand the black plastic side skirts.

I asked a local body shop for painting those plastic trims, and they quoted me around $1000 and didn't even recommend the job saying the paint will chip off easily. Is this true?

So I'm thinking about converting to M sport side skirts as 2006 already came with Front and Rear M sport bumpers.

My questions are:

1. Does anyone know necessary parts #s for M sport side skirts and fender pieces in order to complete the conversion from stock side skirts?

2. There are black wheel arch trim pieces on front and rear bumper as well. And it looks like they were just added to complete the design flow with the black side skirt. Does anyone know if it's safe to remove them or would I need to paint those pieces too?

Thanks!

*I've searched for this topic, and I couldn't find any M sport side skirts related information.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:07 AM
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Try:

Aerodynamics Package

or

M wheel arch parts

on realoem.com - a good starting point for the part numbers.

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:15 AM
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:01 PM
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Here's everything you will need to convert the side skirts:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...44&hg=51&fg=20
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:05 PM
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:34 PM
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Here's everything you will need to convert the side skirts:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...44&hg=51&fg=20
Looks like there is an echo in here
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:06 PM
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I like the lines of the black moulding versus the sport package moulding. I think it goes with the X3 body better.

Thanks to my newly aquired ding I'll be getting the moulding painted and ding repaired in the near future. I'll keep everyone posted on the results and if peeling occurs or not. It's all about the prep work done before laying down the paint.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:41 PM
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I like the lines of the black moulding versus the sport package moulding. I think it goes with the X3 body better.

Thanks to my newly aquired ding I'll be getting the moulding painted and ding repaired in the near future. I'll keep everyone posted on the results and if peeling occurs or not. It's all about the prep work done before laying down the paint.
Yes, please update with pics of your trim painted when you get the job done.
It looks like just painting the trim would be a better option than getting M sport side skirts.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:49 PM
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Yes, please update with pics of your trim painted when you get the job done.
It looks like just painting the trim would be a better option than getting M sport side skirts.
Since I'm in the process of closing on my new house, funds are not readily available. There are a handful of people that have posted their pics with painted bumpers/mouldings but I can never find them. That's why I've decided on painting the mouldings because I've seen them on another X3 painted.

Too bad I can't recall the member's name or which board I saw it on for that matter.
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