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      09-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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M-Sport vs M3 Replica

OK I cant make up my mind so would like to see what member of the forums recommend. I want to get the side skirts and eventually the rear followed by the front bumper.

So my question is M-Sport or M3 Replica. Also are they direct fitment or do I need to do certain modification. I want something to be direct fitment that is take the old and put the new since I will do the install myself.

I am right now looking at M3 Replca and M-Sport side skirts and cant make up my mind

By the way I have 2009 335i xDrive Coupe.

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too many m3 reps out there
be unique, get an m-sport oem
it is only about $550 new
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I personally dislike the mtech/msport parts. I'm an m3 rep guy all day long. The m3 rep parts are more aggresive.
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too many m3 reps out there
be unique, get an m-sport oem
it is only about $550 new
Msport front OEM for 550? Thought they were closer to 1000 with all the ducting and shields needed.
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I was told that the M3 Replica requires slicing the fog lights and trimming. Also will I have issues with the front brake duct whether I get an M3 Replica or M-Sport.

My concern I want direct fitment
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I was told that the M3 Replica requires slicing the fog lights and trimming. Also will I have issues with the front brake duct whether I get an M3 Replica or M-Sport.

My concern I want direct fitment
The m3 replica is a direct fit and comes with fog lights. If u Want to put air ducts then u will need to start slicing.
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I just put the M3 on this past weekend. Perfect fit. I just removed the air ducts to make it simple.
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I have the M3 one too... Easy duct removal and you're all set.
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too many m3 reps out there
be unique, get an m-sport oem
it is only about $550 new
That's true for E90's, not E92's. Most E92's here have Mtech/Msport.


OP, IMO the M3 only looks good if you're pretty low. If you're on stock suspension I'd go Mtech. If low, M3.
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