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      04-20-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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Which front for E92?

I can't decide which is better looking... The Aero lip or the mtech. I am kind of leaning towards the aero only because the mtech makes the car have a stupid grin. But I love how the intercooler shows through the mtech one...


And please post up your pictures or any pictures with aero or mtech. Thanks.
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Stupid grin are you serious! M-Tech all the way!
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FWIW, the intercooler can show through aero lip or any lip for that matter. You can only see your FMIC on the mtec better because it comes with black mesh. Just swap to black mesh on your stock bumper and problem solved.

IMO, this is a pretty obvious choice. One is extremely common and can be had for quite cheap. One is pretty rare (atleast in the US) and will cost upwards of 1000.
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Stupid grin are you serious! M-Tech all the way!


oops, I meant to say silly grin. It looks like it's smiling though and reminds me of the movie Cars. Is it just me?
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stay awayyy from the silly grin =)

aero front ftw
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I honestly prefer the look of the aero lip better. I know that it is really common on here, but the Mtech front bumper looks like it is missing something IMO. Once they come out with a nice splitter or lip for that bumper it has the potential to look really good, but by itself I'm not crazy about it.

I went with an aero lip and painted my mesh black...

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Prefer the Aero lip as well...
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Either Aero Lip or the M3 bumper, won't consider the M-Tech coz the proportion is way off, made the car look like as if it has a wide mouth......
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I went with an aero lip and painted my mesh black...


dammmit we could've traded meshes.....

328s come in black

i liked the ones on the 335
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dammmit we could've traded meshes.....

328s come in black

i liked the ones on the 335
Just keep the black, it looks better.

I would have had the dremel the passenger side mesh if I just swapped a 328 grill in since I have an oil cooler, so it might not have been worth the hassle. The paint that I used is meant for plastic and it hasn't chipped at all since I painted them.

I'm sure you can find someone else to swap with in a heartbeat though.
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I like aero lip on space gray and motego blue...
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I forgot who mentioned how expensive it was, but looking into the obstacles and especially the price for the mtech, I'm going to have to go with the aero lip. And painting the mesh black seems like the best way to go... Thanks guys for the opinions.

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i want the V front soo badd

They have a front bumper? I only thought they made the csl trunk? Pics?
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aero lip..
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I'm partial to the aero lip myself!
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They have a front bumper? I only thought they made the csl trunk? Pics?
They have a front spoiler for the E92 out. Here are some pictures. Let us know if you have questions on it.





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i say aero lip!!
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