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      11-11-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Oem Aero Lip question

Guys I am buying an Oem aero front lip from someone and it is going to be a pick up. My question is how do I know if it is OEM and not the Replica? Should i look for a part number or what?
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damn 40 views and no responses!! Thanks i guess nobody knows.
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Yea I figure because you're a noob nobody wants to help lol but try searching how you can tell I'm sure there are a few threads here and there doesn't necessarily have to be e90post.
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From what I searched OEM things usually have some markings on them and reps tend to have none. Look around more
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Thanks lol
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and some replicas like this one wrap all the way around the front bumper. The OEM doesn't.

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While it is true that some relica's wrap around the front fender as in above pics - some do not.

Best way to tell is to look inside the spoiler, bottom surface, center - there will be (2) raised/molded in areas:

(1) Will have the OEM Part Number Specific to your car + the word 'Germany' + the BMW Roundel Logo + some other crap + the line '>PUR GF17<'

(1) To the right of above will be a matrix with date code


So either look for this personally, or have seller take a pic of this are for proof prior to buying.

I'd take a pic, but spoiler is installed
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While it is true that some relica's wrap around the front fender as in above pics - some do not.

Best way to tell is to look inside the spoiler, bottom surface, center - there will be (2) raised/molded in areas:

(1) Will have the OEM Part Number Specific to your car + the word 'Germany' + the BMW Roundel Logo + some other crap + the line '>PUR GF17&lt;'

(1) To the right of above will be a matrix with date code


So either look for this personally, or have seller take a pic of this are for proof prior to buying.

I'd take a pic, but spoiler is installed
I didn't say all of them, just pointing out an obvious visual difference in "some reps"

But good info there
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While it is true that some relica's wrap around the front fender as in above pics - some do not.

Best way to tell is to look inside the spoiler, bottom surface, center - there will be (2) raised/molded in areas:

(1) Will have the OEM Part Number Specific to your car + the word 'Germany' + the BMW Roundel Logo + some other crap + the line '>PUR GF17<'

(1) To the right of above will be a matrix with date code


So either look for this personally, or have seller take a pic of this are for proof prior to buying.

I'd take a pic, but spoiler is installed


The ones with the wrap-around are the $65 ebay ones, i believe.
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