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      02-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Aero lip installed....Finally

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A few months back I sourced a secondhand bumper complete with OEM aero lip. Finally pulled my finger out and got it painted and fitted.

Always wanted the aero lip ever since I bought the car 13 months ago!

Money well spent! so far the colour match looks good and it really adds an aggressive touch to the otherwise tame 'SE' front end.

At the same time I've had M3 rear lip and genuine MSport skirts painted and fitted. Haven't got a photo to show of that angle right now but I'm sure you're all aware what they look like anyway!!

Next stop: Eibach springs to sort out that front arch gap!
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      02-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Looks good mate, I want to do the same with mine and the black kidney grills too!
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      02-05-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Looking good mate! Spot on and you've got some good mods planned Where in Hants are you, I'm in Hants too lol
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      02-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Aero lip is the best front end mod for the E9x IMO. It's a real shame there's no equivalent for the MSport bumper, and to retrofit an SE bumper just to have the aero lip is a PITA.

Good job
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      02-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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Looks great. Can't wait to get one fitted to mine!
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      02-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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That looks ace!

Can these be fitted to E90's? Or just E92?
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      02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #7
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Hi ive got one on my converted e91 to m3, its gloss black, fitting it in a few days
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your front-end looks great now!
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ive also fitted Eibach to my car, really nice ride and just right drop
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Nice choice!

Think I might have to copy and go black kidneys aswell, look really good against SGM....

We'll have to arrange a South Coast meet this summer!
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The Aero lip is definitely growing on me...
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      02-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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lovely touch mate and by far the best mod for an SE!!!

cant wait to see it when the springs are on! be sure to do some before and after pics for us
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Looking good mate! Spot on and you've got some good mods planned Where in Hants are you, I'm in Hants too lol

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Nice choice!

Think I might have to copy and go black kidneys aswell, look really good against SGM....

We'll have to arrange a South Coast meet this summer!

Definitely up for a meet when the sun comes out...haven't been to an e9x meet yet. Tagged along to a mates Fiat Coupe meet last week and that was actually a really good day...

(yes,i know, Fiat....sorry guys)
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looking nice mate, I installed mine too
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What did you use to fix it on at the top?!

I've got some 3M tape but seems way too thin!!
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Bought the lip and bumper as one unit. Think the lip has been bonded on as it certainly wasn't budging!

OEM lip fits bumper nicely...just got some tinkering to do to improve the lines between bumper and bonnet...appears to be a common e92 build issue!
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What did you use to fix it on at the top?!

I've got some 3M tape but seems way too thin!!
I actually used hard as nails red double sided tape from B&Q which worked well....so far :P
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Probably under estimating the tape! It's most certainly going to take a knock or two so want to make sure it's well fixed.....
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Looks amazing - well done.

I have pretty much the exact same mod list (Genuine BMW front Aero lip, Genuine M-Sport skirts and M3 rear lip). One of the best things i also did was blacken out the bottom grilles and fit colour coded top grilles. I must say, the car has never looked better and I've never appreciated it's looks more. I used to be a bit envious of M-Sport cars when I bought mine, but since one parked next to me the other day and I could see mine and the M-Sport parked next to each other, i can honestly say, hand on heart, that i completely prefer mine. The M-Sport by comparison looks a bit "plain".

I also fitted the M-Sport steering wheel which is fantastic.

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That looks spot bollo*k!! Love it!

I've also got my paint guy to do my grilles/aero lip colour coded which'll soon be up. Your LMB looks so damn sweetttttt!!
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