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      04-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Aero Splitter Install

I've recently purchased an aero front splitter for my SE. This is the one that slots over the existing bumper to give it the more aggressive look but I just need to find a decent bodyshop who can fit it but I seem to be having a bit of bother.

I've either had people taking the p*ss on the quotes on what is a very simple paint and install. Just because I drive a BMW, they seem to think it's a licence for them to try to rip me off.

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I get, we can't fit a front splitter, is it a genuine part, spoilers are too much trouble etc etc.

So can anyone recommend a decent but reasonably priced bodyshop who can do a simple aero splitter install in the North London area?
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      04-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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honestly, the splitter fitting is very easy. I bought my splitter from BMW and I think they charged about £60 to pre spray it. Just check under your front bumper that all of the screws that hold the undertray to the bumper are intact. If they are - great success! This means it'll take about 30mins to fit. If the front end of the car has been caught on low kerbs by its previous owner (like my had!!) the screws may have been ripped out which will make the fitting that much more difficult depending on how many screws have been ripped out.
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      04-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Give BX Motors a call on 02088077468 and ask for Brian. Say Nick recommended him to you. They are based in the Eley Trading Estate near the Coca Cola factory in Edmonton.
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      04-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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easy diy fit using double sided 3M tape needs to people though
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      04-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice chaps. I know it's a pretty straight forward install which is why I refuse the pay some of the silly prices I am being quoted at the moment. I'll try some of the suggestions here. Pics will be up as soon as I get it done.
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Thanks for the advice chaps. I know it's a pretty straight forward install which is why I refuse the pay some of the silly prices I am being quoted at the moment. I'll try some of the suggestions here. Pics will be up as soon as I get it done.
Guvernator, where did you source it? I presume it's genuine BMW, right? And can I ask the cost?
Look forward to the pics.
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Guvernator, where did you source it? I presume it's genuine BMW, right? And can I ask the cost?
Look forward to the pics.
Mike.
Took advice from fellow forumites on here and ordered one from SSSD Motorsport. It took a few weeks for it to arrive as they order them from Germany. I don't think it's an "official" BMW item but it is identical in every way. Same poleyurethene plastic as the original and it all looks like it lines up perfectly. In fact I'd be surpised if they didn't order it from the same place BMW do. The only difference as far as I can see is the price. It was about 100 cheaper than the genuine item. About 170 IIRC.
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