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      05-13-2008, 08:30 AM   #67
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seems pretty clear to me:

1) unscrew bolts from underneath your stock bumper
2) apply double-sided tape to your lip
3) spray some windex on there to give you leeway when installing
4) slap on the lip to your stock bumper
5) screw in said bolts to secure the lip

+1 it's so easy a Caveman could do it...

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      05-28-2008, 07:32 AM   #68
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seems pretty clear to me:

1) unscrew bolts from underneath your stock bumper
2) apply double-sided tape to your lip
3) spray some windex on there to give you leeway when installing
4) slap on the lip to your stock bumper
5) screw in said bolts to secure the lip
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From installing this twice now, I would recommend holding off on screwing the bolts on the bottom until the front top double sided tapes set (i.e. the windex completely dries off, especially if you're gonna use liberal amounts of Windex). Otherwise, you have the potential of creating an unsightly gap between the bumper and the lip, as the nonadhered windexed tape allows the aerolip to "slip and sag" a bit. The second time I installed it, I let it set overnight with the lip taped to the upper bumper with packaging tape, and then screwed the bolts in the next day.

See the attached pics of a loose gap that can form if the tapes on top don't set right...

Hope this helps others...
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      06-23-2008, 05:26 PM   #70
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since you did the install twice, could you tell me how you got the aero spoiler OFF the first time?? I have that same problem (the gap) and I want to re-do it... but I dont' know the safest way to get the thing off... thanks!
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      06-23-2008, 06:02 PM   #71
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since you did the install twice, could you tell me how you got the aero spoiler OFF the first time?? I have that same problem (the gap) and I want to re-do it... but I dont' know the safest way to get the thing off... thanks!

You can use the official "3M adhesive remover" but I used WD-40 and it worked just as well. Use the spary straw that it comes with to direct it into the crevices to saturate the adhesive. A blow dryer also was used to heat the areas you are putting traction on. It does take a bit of force to wiggle it off though. The paint underneath was not damaged in anyway... Good luck!
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Great writeup! Thank you.
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      11-10-2008, 12:37 PM   #73
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Where can I buy the 3M auto trim tape? What is the thickness?
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      11-20-2008, 11:28 AM   #75
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      11-20-2008, 11:30 AM   #76
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Or Home Depot. Go for the small width one.
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How'd you get the front bumper for only $250? when i look around for prices, they're like almost a grand for just the front bumper--;
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How'd you get the front bumper for only $250? when i look around for prices, they're like almost a grand for just the front bumper--;
uhh you must be looking at the wrong thing... i bought my aero lip spoiler for $250ish almost a year ago...

here: http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/BMW-...0mdik562r2lsp5

$229.99 from jlevi
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sweet! thanks..do u think i should get it painted from jlevi or after i get it back? what'd u do?
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I had mine shipped and then painted... reduces risk of paint damage while being shipped (although JLevi packs their products VERY well).

I would say that unless you know a very good shop to paint your aero lip, just have JLevi paint it... Well, you're in SoCal so I'd assume there are some great paint shops in your area... ask the other guys in the SoCal regional threads
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where did u get ur aero lip from? and where did u get it painteD?
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They paint it and supply the lip

I'm getting it, totally worth it.
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This thread is like 10 years old...

Although front aero lip is still one of the best mods for the E92/93 to this day.
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Since this topic got brought up again...ill ask my question here...i wanna get the lip for my e93...but the thing is i have a clear bra on the front of the car...and its starting to peel up around the edges? what do i do? will the dealership replace the bra if its already coming up and then reinstall if over the new lip?
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Since this topic got brought up again...ill ask my question here...i wanna get the lip for my e93...but the thing is i have a clear bra on the front of the car...and its starting to peel up around the edges? what do i do? will the dealership replace the bra if its already coming up and then reinstall if over the new lip?
that sounds like a good option to bring up to them
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This thread is like 10 years old...

Although front aero lip is still one of the best mods for the E92/93 to this day.

haha thanks for supporting my thread guys

btw, was that you at Georgetown this past Sunday at 5pm? You were making a left onto key bridge and I think you saw me.
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LOL love the revival of a 7 month old post. Not only did SROC revive the thread, but he did so to answer a 7 month old question!
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