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      10-21-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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The $35 Aero Lip on Ebay ... opinions on edge please

Painted pic of the $35 Ebay aero lip on page 2.

Hey everyone,

So I've been keeping my eye out for the ebay aero lips people were buying, and they're back... so I decided $35 for the lip and $60 shipped is worth the risk (Planning on using the 90% savings for other mods ) So, I got home today to find that FedEx left me a present. Took 15 mins to unwrap the sucker, and once fully unwrapped I was pleasantly surprised. Quality is .... pretty damn good. damn.

So, I got curious and wanted to see what it looks like on the car. Overall, fitment is pretty good 9.6/10.

These are unpainted straight out of the box.


Before and After shots. Lighting is a lil funny on the top right pic making the right side look shorter.. its not.




Now my only gripe is the edge. OEM doesn't wrap around the bumper whereas the ebay (replica ones) do. It makes it fit like a glove, but I don't like how the edge sticks out. I was thinking of maybe dremeling the edge off... What do you guys think? Just leave it?



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      10-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Probably better to just leave it. Fitment looks pretty good. Paint $$ sucks.
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      10-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #3
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do they have anything for a E90??

i think you should paint it and fit it =)
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cut off the edge
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      10-22-2010, 02:22 AM   #5
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looks good boss
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      10-22-2010, 02:26 AM   #6
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cut it, sand the edge, paint it and tape it on with extra on the cut edges. will look excellent
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      10-22-2010, 02:48 AM   #7
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      10-22-2010, 02:57 AM   #8
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I left the wrap around edge on mine as I liked how well it holds the spoiler tight at the ends. On the factory version all that holds the ends is the 3M tape.

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I say leave it. It's just gonna hold it on that much better. Not to mention it wouldn't be worth the time and effort to dremel it off.
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      10-22-2010, 03:23 AM   #10
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Do you have a link to the lip?
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      10-22-2010, 03:30 AM   #11
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Wow thats pretty nuts! Dirt cheap! I say leave the edge on!!!
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      10-22-2010, 09:25 AM   #12
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Paint it.. don't be ghetto!
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      10-22-2010, 12:42 PM   #13
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cool how it fits like a 'glove' instead of being taped on like oem. keep it, paint it, more pics
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Paint it.. don't be ghetto!
I doubt he will leave it that way, dood...OP said took these pics straight out of the box! Let's hope he paints it lol...
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Fittment looks surprisingly good. Link to sellers ebay store?
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I say leave the edge - it looks fine and better supported.
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u bought it at really low price
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      10-22-2010, 08:43 PM   #18
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Thanks for the responses! After reading your responses and also explaining what I wanted to do to a really good body shop in the chicago area... I've decided to keep the edge. It fits so nice and snug, I don't want to lose that.

Painted costs $100 + other touch ups on the car (I have some rock chips here and there).


People in other posts commented on success with Basonyr
Basonyr link

I used doe.industries. 99% positive feedback was very comforting. Interestingly, they ship the same exact way from other posts... makes me wonder.
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Lip is currently at the body shop being painted.. I pick it up on Wed and will post up some pics.
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Can't wait to see it, currently watching the item on ebay right now. We are all waiting on you to give the nod.
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nice fitment!

i was just about to order this the other night but decided to wait. Once i saw this thread i ordered it right away. can't wait for mine to arrive!
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If the fit is that good honestly just leave it. You would be sooo mad at yourself if you screwed it up now. Looks great for $90. eBay does have some good stuff to offer on occasion.
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leave it and when you paint it, you wont tell the difference.
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