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      12-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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Aerolip ground clearence

Hey guys I searched around here but couldn\'t find what I\'m looking for, so After installing an aero lip how much lower is the cars front ground clearance going to be?
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      12-09-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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I have the aerolip on my 09' 328ix - basically, it fits like a glove over the bottom portion of your factory bumper. Difference is, the left/right sides kinda stick straight out instead of swooping up as the factory bumper does in this area.

As far as all along the underneath, it is only 1/8' lower, but the left/right tips offer less ground clearance since the stick straight out vs. swoop up (kind hard to explain).

I did notice that I have to pay more attention when pulling straight up to curbs while parking (stay further away) as the left/right tips will scrape in some situations, whereas the factory bumper would not have - not a big deal, just have to be more careful.

On my xi with the aerolip, the ground clearance is between 6-1/2" & 7" depending on where measured - now the front of an xi is higher than a normal 2wd car and even higher than one with Sport Suspension. So if you don't have an AWD car, my dimensions are comparing apples to oranges I guess...
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      12-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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[quote=1QuikWS6;10946606]I have the aerolip on my 09' 328ix - basically, it fits like a glove over the bottom portion of your factory bumper. Difference is, the left/right sides kinda stick straight out instead of swooping up as the factory bumper does in this area.

As far as all along the underneath, it is only 1/8' lower, but the left/right tips offer less ground clearance since the stick straight out vs. swoop up (kind hard to explain).

I did notice that I have to pay more attention when pulling straight up to curbs while parking (stay further away) as the left/right tips will scrape in some situations, whereas the factory bumper would not have - not a big deal, just have to be more careful.

On my xi with the aerolip, the ground clearance is between 6-1/2"
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      12-09-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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it's actually not that much lower.. the problem is that it is easily damaged if you go over a parking curb because of the scooping shape. 2 years and extreme carefulness, my aero lip is still undamaged.
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