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      12-03-2011, 12:30 PM   #133
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Hey guys
I just realized I never posted pics of mine ,
I bought from a different vendor (kazespeed) and fitment was a breeze

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Just got my lip in from ebay..it was $89.99 shipped... got it from IDPOSSIBLE...

i cant say that im really happy.. looks like its gonna take quite a bit of work to get it to fit??! Not sure if this is normal or if i got a bad egg..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_2096wt_1396
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      02-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #135
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Wow, get a refund/demand a replacement; I'm pretty sure you were sent a piece of melted tupperware.
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      02-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #136
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All of them look pretty good, except that last one of course. Try using the hair dryer and see if the shape comes back.
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My middle was warped a tad like that but not as bad. I used a heat gun to somewhat mold it back in shape prior to painting. Looks great and fits great. I've had it for over a year+ now and no issues.
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Do these lips add any length to the bumper? As in lower to the ground? If so, about how much?
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I bought mine quite awhile ago, never got around to having it painted/installed...until this week. Waiting for an estimate from the body shop and if it's reasonable, I'll probably get it on the car by end-of-week. I'll post pictures afterwards.
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Ordered mine yesterday from baysonr on ebay, hopefully get it on the car within the next few weeks. Ill post pictures.
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Update: Talked to the painter at the body shop yesterday and he showed me how porous the edges of the eBay Aero Lip are, which would require filling in. There were also numerous mold lines and other places that would need work prior to even primering the lip itself. All told, bodywork on the lip and painting would cost ~$500. The painter has a used OEM Aero Lip that he had painted before, and I bought it for $75. He'll repaint it SGM to match my bumper for less than $300.

Interesting fact that he pointed out: On a trip he took to the Spartanburg assembly plant, he saw numerous cars with their fenders on but no front or rear bumpers. He asked about it and was told that the bumpers are made and painted in a separate facility and then put on the cars as one of the final steps before shipping them out. As a result, many of the bumpers aren't a perfect match for the rest of the car, but it's very difficult to see it unless you catch it in just the right light.

So...I have my original $35 Aero Lip that cost $65 to ship available to anyone who wants it. Probably would be fine for a track car where perfection isn't necessary. PM me if interested.
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Update: Talked to the painter at the body shop yesterday and he showed me how porous the edges of the eBay Aero Lip are, which would require filling in. There were also numerous mold lines and other places that would need work prior to even primering the lip itself. All told, bodywork on the lip and painting would cost ~$500. The painter has a used OEM Aero Lip that he had painted before, and I bought it for $75. He'll repaint it SGM to match my bumper for less than $300.

Interesting fact that he pointed out: On a trip he took to the Spartanburg assembly plant, he saw numerous cars with their fenders on but no front or rear bumpers. He asked about it and was told that the bumpers are made and painted in a separate facility and then put on the cars as one of the final steps before shipping them out. As a result, many of the bumpers aren't a perfect match for the rest of the car, but it's very difficult to see it unless you catch it in just the right light.

So...I have my original $35 Aero Lip that cost $65 to ship available to anyone who wants it. Probably would be fine for a track car where perfection isn't necessary. PM me if interested.
He gave you a great deal on the OEM lip, but $300 to paint it? I got my lip painted for half that.

It's sad to see such poor quality stuff being sold on eBay now. I got my aero lip from the seller BaysonR off eBay last year when he had the e92 lips in stock. (I just checked and all he has currently are for e93). Fitment and quality was excellent for a replica lip.
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He gave you a great deal on the OEM lip, but $300 to paint it? I got my lip painted for half that.

It's sad to see such poor quality stuff being sold on eBay now. I got my aero lip from the seller BaysonR off eBay last year when he had the e92 lips in stock. (I just checked and all he has currently are for e93). Fitment and quality was excellent for a replica lip.
Won't an aero lip for e93 fit e92 anyway?
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Won't an aero lip for e93 fit e92 anyway?
Damn, you're right! The ad does say e92 and e93. So here's the link if anyone wants to try this one. $89.99 with free shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/07-10-BMW-E9...d9ba6c&vxp=mtr
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He gave you a great deal on the OEM lip, but $300 to paint it? I got my lip painted for half that.

It's sad to see such poor quality stuff being sold on eBay now. I got my aero lip from the seller BaysonR off eBay last year when he had the e92 lips in stock. (I just checked and all he has currently are for e93). Fitment and quality was excellent for a replica lip.
This lip had been painted and mounted before, so to get it prepped, painted and mounted it's $300. Sorry, I didn't mention that I was having them mount it with fresh 3M adhesive as well. I'd rather let the body shop do it so I have a recourse if it doesn't fit right or comes loose, etc.
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oooooh the ebay lip...I just finished installing my ebay lip...it came out "ok"..

I ended up pulling the trigger on an 89$ ebay lip and I was highly dissapointed. Mold marks, bubbles, uneven thickness all around, and over all terrible quality. Fitment was actually, meh. The lip edges DO NOT even reach the fender walls. (There is someone else on another thread that had this issue). I wish I had the 'wrap around' issue the OP had...

I contacted the seller and he was willing to accept the return but it was 89$ to ship it back! I knew I was getting hooked up with the paint so I just went with it.

Prep work with a heat gun helped it turn out better. My strategy was to heat and 'hyper' bend certain areas, especially the center pillars, so when the lip went on the car, it would actually want to "clamp" on the car giving the 3M tape less work to do. This actually worked and gave the lip a tighter fit, which I'm happy about. I know that some people had issues with these. I on the other hand had issues with everything else!

I ended up having to drill extra holes on the far sides because the holes on the lip were off by like 3/4 inch.

Paint went pretty smooth except for the mold marks and the bubbles. These had to be filled in and my friend was not happy.

In the end, the edges around the fog lights have tiny gaps because the lip is just crap, no other reason. Since it didn't wrap around the edges, I have a small arcing gap on the driver's side that I'll have to cover up some how. From a distance it looks good. Up close, it belongs in a Honda Civic ricer club.

Lesson learned, you get what you pay for. At least this isn't a permanent thing and I can craigslist it or something in the future...Might post pictures later if someone would like to see the "mess".
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Has anyone got a photo of a carbon fiber version of this lip on a e92? I just got a carbon fiber hood for my 335i and was wondering if I should go with the car's color (crimson red) or a carbon fiber version to accent the hood. Here is a pic of my car
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I would just paint the hood.
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Just a follow up. I smashed the original on a curb earlier in the winter which cracked the lip but the original behind it was saved.

So I got another from baysonr, had it painted for 100 by my local shop, and mounted it up. The fitment is solid and fits like a glove. I feel bad for those that got bad ones but I would highly advise only using the sellers that forum members have used with success.
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Just a follow up. I smashed the original on a curb earlier in the winter which cracked the lip but the original behind it was saved.

So I got another from baysonr, had it painted for 100 by my local shop, and mounted it up. The fitment is solid and fits like a glove. I feel bad for those that got bad ones but I would highly advise only using the sellers that forum members have used with success.
That sucks but glad to hear it worked out.

Cannot agree with you more, use the two sellers the rest of us have bought from with zero issues.
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Me and my buddy both ordered ours from baysonr on ebay and fit great.
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after reading this thread, i decided to ONLY order off baysonR off ebay. Got the lip really quick.

EDIT: Initially it didn't fit. But after some heating and elbow grease, it fits like a tight glove. fitment i would say is 9.5/10. Highly recommend

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I just bought this EBAY Lip (speedinfiniti). Will post results when setup

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380358171137
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