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      08-26-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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Polyurethane LIP for LCI MTECH E90

I recently tore off my lip at a track event.
dug into the dirt and, "bye, bye!" lip n splitter.
This is now the second/third time i've replaced the lip.



Went to Long to get a replacement and sure enough
mod father pulls out an mtech front bumper with a
polyurethane lip attached to it - wah, PU?!

"Hey i have a new lip from vollkommen designs, wanna
road test it?"


Vollkommen?
I was looking at the production piece and
fitment was spot on, material was polyurethane!, the flex
was incredible, felt very durable and light.
I was game, hell yah, i'll road test it.


The install took me 10min, no joke.
double sided tape on the lower inner mouth, 6 self taping screws
on the bottom - done. The piece is so light, and flexible.

previous design, it took some work. - The alignment
of the lower mouth would need to be messed with
for perfect fitment. If you didn't take it to a shop that
knew how to install it, that portion would have a gap
or lift higher above the mtech mouth. I've gone through
3 lips already from different vendors and I like the PU version
and fitment from this lip.

I like to say this is very DIY friendly. So far on the freeway
no flapping at high speeds. Also because it's PU no worries
with rock chips - PU makes such a difference.
I took some picts, don't mind my front bumper, paint is scuff'd
up from the track, I need to repair it.

here's the lip
fitment looks great even on my recently abused front bumper.
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this area usually can be problematic
if not installed correctly - with this lip it went
on clean - the PU helps because of the flex.
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from a far
u can notice slight damage from my mtech on the
left, paint scratches.
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even further. - best part, don't have to worry bout
rock chips, bounces right off. My first lip turn'd into swiss
cheese in less than 2 month from daily driving.
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thanks Mod Father
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      08-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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link to it? and what bumper is that? is it an m3 rep?
no, its just mtech.


OP, is it me or does that just look like the exotic tuning lip? maybe the front portions are a little more pronounced?
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      08-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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Is there anymore details on this vollkommen lip? Seems exactly like the exotics and lt lip.
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need moar info asap
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Is there anymore details on this vollkommen lip? Seems exactly like the exotics and lt lip.
if its lighter then its probably a rep of the Exotics Tuning lip which was heft in weight (for a lip) and was not very flexible. If this is indeed PU and flexible then its a good thing!
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I have never heard of this company and google doesn't reveal anything. Are they new? Can you tell us price and where to buy this lip.....
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Extremely interested, need more details!
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do you know where to get more?
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      08-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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Looks great! Here's hoping they make something similar for the e92 LCI MTECH!
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I just blew up my FRP version of this lip in CF. I don't understand why everyone doesn't make these things out of poly.
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there is something about this lip. People post threads about them and never respond again.
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So... No response about where to get this lip?...
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Lol is it top secret?

OP has PM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terpsman12 View Post
link to it? and what bumper is that? is it an m3 rep?
wha?? M3 rep - nah.
it's mtech bumper.

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I have never heard of this company and google doesn't reveal anything. Are they new? Can you tell us price and where to buy this lip.....
i haven't heard of the company either -
yes they are new. I don't know pricing, when the modfather offers
a lip to test out, i can't refuse.

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Extremely interested, need more details!
it's pu
and fits well.


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do you know where to get more?
i can imagine u can hit up the LongTran.
modfather got this test piece for me.
Don't know if it's done with it's test phase yet.

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I just blew up my FRP version of this lip in CF. I don't understand why everyone doesn't make these things out of poly.
the pu is great - for daily driving, the flex is a big factor.

with the CF there are times with the lower mtech mouth the
lip will separate because of dd or abusive driving. At the track my lip would always shift, even with double sided tape. The CF is rigid and because of minimal flex the lip will slip and will leave a gap in fitment. It's not the end of the world but that's the nature of a rigid thin material lip.

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there is something about this lip. People post threads about them and never respond again.
yeh i hate that.
sorry maple - i've been off the forum, i'm usually more active.

i still need to do repairs to my front bumper from the last track event.
i lost my underbelly, both my fender linears rip'd off, my front bumper almost rip'd off. my previous lip and splitter destroy'd. i've been busy with 2 other project bimmers (e30 and e46 wagon). yes i have
excuses.

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So... No response about where to get this lip?...
i don't know if it's available yet -
i don't even know where Long Tran got it from.

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PM the young lad for a response.

and i finally responded to them.
thanks for call'n me young lad, makes me feel better bout my age.

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Lol is it top secret?

OP has PM.
shhh!!! don't tell anyone..
i'll to keep current on the thread.
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ahhhhh.....your answers are so refreshing. thank you. We have to badger LT for particulars.
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Good stuff Franki.

I thought LTBMW stopped selling these lips a while ago. They had a for sale thread in the vendor section, but it dried up. If you go to their open house hit up Long for some info and report back - I can't get them to respond to PM's, e-mail or answer their phones. I got my new replacement FRP CF lip today, but something tells me I may need to replace it again, but if I do it iwll be with a poly version (if available). Thanks
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Thanks for letting us know. I have the FRP Exotics Tuning one and its been cracking all over the place from the weather here in MA. Will get one of these when it's officially released for us.
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I just picked one up today from LTBMW. Unfortunately for me I had a horrible time trying to install this, lol. Maybe I'll try again or just have LTBMW do it. price was $400
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I just picked one up today from LTBMW. Unfortunately for me I had a horrible time trying to install this, lol. Maybe I'll try again or just have LTBMW do it. price was $400
thanks for the scoop my friend!!! show us some photos.
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I just picked one up today from LTBMW. Unfortunately for me I had a horrible time trying to install this, lol. Maybe I'll try again or just have LTBMW do it. price was $400
So are they selling the lip only to local's? Wow $400? Don't their CF one goes for $450?
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