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      01-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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M Style Aero front spoiler

Looking to fit an aero front spoiler and concerned it maybe too low and be buggered in a couple of weeks with a combination of speed bumps and crappy roads so thought I'd try a rep before going for the OEM or a Vorsteiner rep from SSDD.

Anyone fitted the M Style rep or heard anything about the fitment? I know it won't be perfect but hopefully not need any real fettling to look ok....

http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B02ZZ005.html

This also caught my eye as an option...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-E92-E9...item53e711d6f9
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      01-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I'd be interested if anyone has got any feedback on the above items as I have been looking into an aero lip as well.
The "some items may require adaptions to fit" puts me off.
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      01-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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The "some items may require adaptions to fit" puts me off.
Me too, I don't want it to look like a dogs dinner. It's not much more for OEM so may be a false economy saving a few quid on a rep!
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I came across this too, spoke to the guys and agreed to 70, but its GRP - which will break at the slightest hit/nudge I hear!

http://www.nktuning.com/BMW_E92__E93...r_1071-18.html

I've decided to go OEM as a result to save the hassle !
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Does the aero lip make the front of the car much lower? Does anyone know by how much?
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      01-10-2013, 02:59 AM   #6
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How much is OEM then? I always thought it was around £300 before paint, fitting etc.
I've been wondering if it would be easier to get an M Sport bumper off eBay. Always seem to be loads available on there for a decent price.

Other than different fogs and grills what else would be needed to change bumpers?
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It will add a bit of depth to the bumper, I would guess at 10cm. My car is lowered on H&R springs so its already close to scrapping in multi stories.

The best quote I got from main dealer was £260 inc vat.

Not sure on the m-sport bumper. I doubt there is much to do the main cost would be paint unless you find one in good condition and in your colour!!
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If you fit an M sport bumper you would need to buy the side skirts and the rear bumper as well, if you don't the cars going to look a bit odd??
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It will add a bit of depth to the bumper, I would guess at 10cm. My car is lowered on H&R springs so its already close to scrapping in multi stories.

The best quote I got from main dealer was £260 inc vat.

Not sure on the m-sport bumper. I doubt there is much to do the main cost would be paint unless you find one in good condition and in your colour!!
10cm, I might have to give it a miss, i already have to creep over a speed bump at work!
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I fitted a replica Aero spoiler on mine about 6 months ago and I haven't had any issues with speed bumps or kerbs to be honest as it slips on over the original bumper rather than extending it massively.

The replica which I got from SSD was cheaper than OEM but it is also a few mm out in one or two places in terms of fitment but only noticeable if you really get close down and look. At the time I was getting quoted 400+ for supply and fit of the OEM spoiler which IMO is silly for a bit of plastic.

Oh and do not buy GRP ones, they are shite. Make sure it's polyurethane plastic like the OEM ones.
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I fitted a replica Aero spoiler on mine about 6 months ago and I haven't had any issues with speed bumps or kerbs to be honest as it slips on over the original bumper rather than extending it massively.

The replica which I got from SSD was cheaper than OEM but it is also a few mm out in one or two places in terms of fitment but only noticeable if you really get close down and look. At the time I was getting quoted 400+ for supply and fit of the OEM spoiler which IMO is silly for a bit of plastic.

Oh and do not buy GRP ones, they are shite. Make sure it's polyurethane plastic like the OEM ones.
Thanks bud, I did plan on buying the GRP one but decided against it given it was so cheap compared to OEM and thought something's obv not right!

Where did u buy your replica from if u don't mind me asking?

Does anyone know if the one sold in M Style is GRP/Fibreglass or the Polyurethane plastic like OEM material one?
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Thanks bud, I did plan on buying the GRP one but decided against it given it was so cheap compared to OEM and thought something's obv not right!

Where did u buy your replica from if u don't mind me asking?

Does anyone know if the one sold in M Style is GRP/Fibreglass or the Polyurethane plastic like OEM material one?
I'm guessing it was from SSDD from what Guv said...

I'm going to give M Style and ask the question about material.

They've got OEM for 238.80 which seems cheap compared to what dealers are quoting!

http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B02BM014.html
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I'm guessing it was from SSDD from what Guv said...

I'm going to give M Style and ask the question about material.

They've got OEM for 238.80 which seems cheap compared to what dealers are quoting!

http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B02BM014.html
I don't know why M Style will paint the rep for 105 but if you go for OEM it's 158 extra for paint?
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I don't know why M Style will paint the rep for 105 but if you go for OEM it's 158 extra for paint?
I just noticed that, maybe take more care with the OEM?!

I've been quoted 80 + vat for paint by a local company I know do a spot on job so regardless will go for unpainted.
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Buy genuine and get a local decent paint job. The fit of the genuine item is superb, I'm delighted with mine and love the look of the front of the car with it. Having something with a few areas of poor fitment on the front of the car would be too obvious for me so worth a few extra s for the correct item.
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I tried one of those NK tuning ones for my M Sport bumper, was a massive gap and ended up getting sent back.
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I have had a lot of work done by mstyle. They have been very helpful, and although you may find something a little cheaper elsewhere, it is pretty cool going down to see them and have a chat. There products seem to be perfect and their paint and fitting service is perfect. No half assing here, especially as mot aftermarket parts don't fit like oem.
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Does anyone have pictures or an accurate measurement as to how much lower the front of the car is after fitting an aero lip? My car scuffs a speed bump already, so if its much lower it will badly catch!
Many thanks
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Does anyone have pictures or an accurate measurement as to how much lower the front of the car is after fitting an aero lip? My car scuffs a speed bump already, so if its much lower it will badly catch!
Many thanks

oops that's twice, I must badly need to know ha ha!
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Does anyone have pictures or an accurate measurement as to how much lower the front of the car is after fitting an aero lip? My car scuffs a speed bump already, so if its much lower it will badly catch!
Many thanks
I have a OEM lip, I would say the front of the car is lowered by 1/2" if that.

Take a look at these pics. I am on standard suspension. Front ground clearance is 145mm.




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      01-11-2013, 09:10 AM   #21
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Mitch that is really helpful thank you.

Spoken to m style and rep is FRP or reinforced fibre glass. OEM is ABS plastic and ultimately like people say more durable.

So in summary I will be going with their OEM product!
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That does look good Mitch, thanks for checking.

I thought the m style rep was cheap, bit naughty not saying on the web site!
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