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      07-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Well I had the spiltters on for about a week, didn't like the cf look so last friday I had em' pulled off and painted. Just had them installed today, looks much better in my opinion. Yes I know about the amber's, should have the painted one's delivered tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for all the opinions.

After that, there's not really much I have a desire to do looks wise. Happy with the almost finished product. Was thinking about the PE and possibly PPK (for the right price). Not planning on getting too much into tunning, definitely enjoying this car.

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      07-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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i agree that it looks much better! i never like body parts that aren't body colored...except for genuine CF roofs =P
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      07-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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the CF looked good IMO, but the AW isnt that bad either, thanks for sharing the pics!!
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the CF looked good IMO, but the AW isnt that bad either, thanks for sharing the pics!!
Yea I thought it was OK. In that pic it looks great cause the cf looks black but in person and in sunlight you could really see the contrast of the CF/AW/grills and it bugged me. I think it would look good on a diff color car.
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I love it! I was trying to decide on leaving mine cf or painting them now I will paint them !
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Much better, cleaner, and more OEM. Congrats.
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      07-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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looks good!

i think it looks better than the cf
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      07-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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IMHO They're not very noticeable... It looks almost Identical to what it would look like without them...
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I love it! I was trying to decide on leaving mine cf or painting them now I will paint them !
Thats exactly what happened to me, came across another member who had them painted and it sold me right there.

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Much better, cleaner, and more OEM. Congrats.
I am def in favor of the OEM look.

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looks good!
i think it looks better than the cf
Thanks!

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IMHO They're not very noticeable... It looks almost Identical to what it would look like without them...
I agree they are subtle, although when I looked at my car without them I always felt like there was something missing. For me they were way to noticable CF and I like the way it flows all one color. All opinions are appreciated though!
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Way way way way cleaner. Love it
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Yah, thats much better
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Looks so much cleaner!
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after all these years, i think this is the first time i've seen a car fully paint their splitters. looks great!

now we need to see a E90 LCI Mtech with splitters do the same.
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after all these years, i think this is the first time i've seen a car fully paint their splitters. looks great!

now we need to see a E90 LCI Mtech with splitters do the same.
Thanks for all the comments guys. I'm definitely more pleased with the way it looks now.

I've seen (2) E92s with fully painted splitters and just think it flows so much better! Don't think I've seen an E90 though.
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I like the fully painted look but I don't know if they are worth it for such a subtle look on the mtech bumper IMO.
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White is 10000x better in my opinion. When you look at the car from afar with the CF, it looks like your bumper is missing something and has a big mouth. White flows and matches, just my opinion Great choice, I'm sure you felt the same way which is why you had it painted.
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White looks better, nice job. I would recommend painted side reflectors if anything else.
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I like the fully painted look but I don't know if they are worth it for such a subtle look on the mtech bumper IMO.
Agreed its very subtle, thats why prefer it, adds a slight difference. I hear you on the price. Though I feel better about the price because my dealer was willing to match online and they were installed for free.

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White is 10000x better in my opinion. When you look at the car from afar with the CF, it looks like your bumper is missing something and has a big mouth. White flows and matches, just my opinion Great choice, I'm sure you felt the same way which is why you had it painted.
Exactly, I really like the flow and it does match. Way to much contrast leaving them CF.

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White looks better, nice job. I would recommend painted side reflectors if anything else.
Reflectors should be in today. =)
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looks sick! where did you buy the splitters?
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looks sick! where did you buy the splitters?
Local dealer. They are also available on www.getbmwparts.com . Dealer price matched almost to the exact dollar and they were overnighted.
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