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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:52 PM
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is anyone use the carbon fiber mirror cover ?

I saw some the carbon fiber mirror cover that using 3M tape install on the top of the original mirror covers. Are those real carbon fiber ? does it look good to install on top of the original one?
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:06 PM
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I have seen them on some cars, they look nice. There are some on ebay, mostt are not carbon fiber but with carbon fiber coating. If you are looking to put these then definitely think of installing the bumper lips, side marker lights, spoiler, side skirts all put to carbon fiber. Because just the carbon fiber mirror case would look odd, if you have everything else this is not CF

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Old 01-10-2017, 09:44 AM
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I saw some the carbon fiber mirror cover that using 3M tape install on the top of the original mirror covers. Are those real carbon fiber ? does it look good to install on top of the original one?
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The Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers are installed on top of your OEM mirror cap using 3M tape, however Carbon Fiber Mirror Replacements clip on and replace the OEM mirror cap. Both options we have are made with real carbon fiber.


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If you are looking to put these then definitely think of installing the bumper lips, side marker lights, spoiler, side skirts all put to carbon fiber. Because just the carbon fiber mirror case would look odd, if you have everything else this is not CF
Check out our selection of carbon fiber products at www.rwcarbon.com. We have a variety of front lips, trunk spoilers and side skirts for your F10.

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Old 01-10-2017, 09:54 AM
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Yep, had them on my GT and have them now on my 6 GC. They look nice for the price (~$60). If you look close, you can see that they're covers and not the actual mirror but I don't really care and I don't think anyone else does either. For the price, it's a nice mod and much better than wrapping it like some people do.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:39 AM
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I like the replacement version better, it's look more like stock than just the cover with the tape stick over the original. of course the cost different too. Are the cover with 3m tape version stick very good? does it hold good for using automatic car wash ?
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I like the replacement version better, it's look more like stock than just the cover with the tape stick over the original. of course the cost different too. Are the cover with 3m tape version stick very good? does it hold good for using automatic car wash ?
The tape version holds on very strong. I had my current ones on my last car for about 1 year with numerous car washes without issues. When I sold my car, I just pulled them off and stuck them on my 6 series. I like the fact that I can just pull them off when I'm ready to sell the car without risking damaging my original mirrors. Plus, it's cheap so if I were to scratch it, no biggy.
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