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      11-29-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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ECS tuning carbon aero front lip advice

ECS has a carbon look front aero lip for e92 pre lci $230 plus shipping and I was thinking about buying it and wanted to ask if anyone has already bought and installed one of these. I am particularly interested in fitment. Their vid depicts a very simple bolt on process with no bending, heating or tape required and almost seems to good to be true considering all the threads here about hit or miss of all aero lips in general. I read the ones from e92 lighting and jgmods had great fitment and came painted but neither of those vendors appear to be selling them anymore as they have not replied to my numerous emails inquiries.

So if anyone can vouch for the the ecs carbon lip's ease of installation and fitment, I would appreciate it. I have a jet black coupe with no other c.f. parts but since all exterior is black I'm hoping the c.f. isn't going to look too weird since it will likely just blend in but please let me know if I'm missing something in that thinking. Figuered with it being cf i wont have the added cost of painting it.
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      11-29-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
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I bought one awhile back. Shipped with a scratch/blemish; whatever you like to call it.

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That sucks. If I get a bad one they won't replace it unless I can see it through the box or wrap? Besides the shipping risk was the fitment right on as their vid suggests or? Assuming it comes defect free it would be a great buy considering their price vs. Even an eBay one once u throw in the prep, paint and likely few hours of struggling with fitment. I know some don't like carbon but on a black car it should blend in and paint matching shouldn't be an issue. Thanks for pointing me to your review.
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Any others out there with this item on thier e92
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So no one else has tried this lip on their black coupes? Just 1-2 ?
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GF bought mine off eBay $175 shipped.

9/10 fitment i would say. No cracks or anything. Great quality.

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GF bought mine off eBay $175 shipped.

9/10 fitment i would say. No cracks or anything. Great quality.
Any more info? Interested in that!
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I have been looking on ebay among many other sites amd haven't seen any c.f. aero style lip like yours. Can you put up a link to that one, looks nice and if its a straight bolt on with no adjusting, heating or shaving or painting I'd jump on that! Just don't want to deal with paint peeling and cracking off a badly prepped lip on a PU lip or I'd just get one of the few hundred reps offered online for $70 shipped. Just read too many hit or miss fitment and paint shop prep issues on here.
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Mr335 any input on the fitment since it is c.f., won't be able to bend or flex it much and I'm more worried about it being a direct bolt on like their ad claims with no fitment issues. Price seems almost too good for a cf one piece if indeed the fitment is perfect unlike the hit or miss PU types on eBay.
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I called ecs on your issue and they told me today that you can make the shipper wait while you open it and inspect it before he leaves and refuse it if there is anything wrong with it. Guess they been burned by people who put it on and drive around with it and damage it few days later and claim it came that way one too many times.
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Why don't you order one from eBay and cheaper and great fitment? I technically got mine for free cause of eBay bucks but fitment was perfect. Not trying to knock on ECS or anything.


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thousand of this style on ebay!
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Is that a cf aero from eBay or a PU piece. Hard to tell on a phone. I dont see any items on eBay like the ecs piece.
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I can't find the seller on ebay anymore that i bought it from. But i did buy mine from taiwan. Don't buy from China companies. The taiwan reps are better quality and fitment. I didn't have an issue installing mine. I didn't even use double sided tape. just used the existing screws on the bottom of the bumper tray. I just threw my car on the lift and pushed it all the way. and fit perfectly. I will post more pictures of my lip when i get home from work. Or if you guys want, add me on Instagram m_teh and i can direct message you pictures.

I bought the lip from the people that supplies the lips to our vendors. $175.99 shipped. Not sure how i got it for that cheap, but my girlfriend is the one that ordered it and called the place so maybe that's why it was cheaper. She's always getting hooked up on parts when she calls and says the cars are hers lol.
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We left the CF section exposed on our company car. It's subtle enough to work on a black car.

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James, that lip was $200 in 2012, is it going on sale for xmas? I bought 4 rotors drilled and slotted few weeks ago and then two weeks later you put them on sale for 15% of...sucks...c
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James, that lip was $200 in 2012, is it going on sale for xmas? I bought 4 rotors drilled and slotted few weeks ago and then two weeks later you put them on sale for 15% of...sucks...c
It's currently on sale as part of our holiday sale (which runs from just before Thanksgiving till the start of 2015).
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