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      10-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Advice Needed - MTech Lip

I am thinking of getting the Arkym rep for my Mtech bumper. I am torn because I really like it in some pictures but in others I think it hides the curves of the Mtech bumper making it look like the OEM bumper. I think it looks amazing on white and black but I'm not quite sure about SGM. I'm sure that photos don't capture what the lip really does for the bumper. What do you guys think?

Here is how the car currently looks:


Here is the only shot I could find with the lip on SGM. The picture quality is bad and I just don't think it looks great on this car.

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      10-23-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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      10-23-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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I am thinking of getting the Arkym rep for my Mtech bumper.
Where are you getting it from, if you don't mind me asking. Thinking to get one myself.
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      10-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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I think it'll look great, my favorite lip for the e92 M tech front's.
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      10-23-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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I am on the same boat, dont know whether to get CF spliiters or the CF lip.
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on that car because there is no contrast i'd go for the splitters..
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I think **********s makes a rep for like $300 cheaper... just in case you change you mind about the look. But you're right it does hide the curves of it, but looks ridic from the side
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I might be alone here, but why get an Mtech/Msport if you're going to hide the aggressive lines with a lip that flattens it out? As you stated in the OP, you fear it'll look like the OEM bumper, and I have to agree it kinda does. Your color is great, but pairing it with a lip that will blend in will just make the front look boring. Maybe on a white car?
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I might be alone here, but why get an Mtech/Msport if you're going to hide the aggressive lines with a lip that flattens it out? As you stated in the OP, you fear it'll look like the OEM bumper, and I have to agree it kinda does. Your color is great, but pairing it with a lip that will blend in will just make the front look boring. Maybe on a white car?
Lip looks AMAZING on white!
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you know my vote! i say go for it. but now that you mention it, i see your point.
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you know my vote! i say go for it. but now that you mention it, i see your point.
Looks GREAT on your car.
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Thanks dude.

Here are some more threads with pics to help with your decision (sorry if the color isn't the right one)...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683085

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719982

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Do they make anything like that for E90 Mtech bumper or is it only E92?
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The Arkym looks sick don't me wrong but it does get lost in SGM. That and everybody who has an Mtech Pre-LCI and LCI have it now. IMHO.
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For pre-lci msport or non msport my favorite lip is the Hamann.
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CF Mtech splitters gets my vote
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I like arkym
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I agree with others that it gets lost on space gray. on white it is very nice. maybe compromise and do splitters? if it were me, I'd be more concerned about fixing that fog delete. I mean no disrespect, but those empty holes bother me!
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I agree with others that it gets lost on space gray. on white it is very nice. maybe compromise and do splitters? if it were me, I'd be more concerned about fixing that fog delete. I mean no disrespect, but those empty holes bother me!
Make sure you don't ever take yours out then
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Make sure you don't ever take yours out then
I sure won't!
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i say do it. a nice lip can always enhance the car. i use to have the arkym + msport combo and everybody loved it. you should also consider an undersplitter if you wanna go super aggressive looking. you can check out one of my past threads for pictures. now i got that 1m + slek lip combo hahaha
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