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      05-06-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Bimmian.ca - Carbon Fiber Parts by AutoCarbon any good?

Has anyone bought carbon fiber parts from Bimmian.ca, specifically the ones from AutoCarbon? I am interested in CF side mirror covers and front E90 splitters. They are considerably cheaper than the factory parts thats why I am interested in them. The pictures look pretty legit but I was wondering if anyone else tried them out??

http://bimmian.ca/vehiclenew.htm?veh=90&cat=C
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We carry the AutoCarbon line and they are solid products. The Mirror Covers do fit well and I like them as an easier install option when compared to the full replacements.

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Bimmian.ca is local in the GTA and i think they will allow for a walkthrough of their showroom on a appointment basis....anyone up for a meet and drive over to Bimmian and then a GB for splitters and other goodies from them!


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      05-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
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So no one has any actual first hand experience with the AutoCarbon product?
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I have pre lci AutoCarbon splitters from Bimmian, but they're not on the car yet. What can I say... they're beautiful and it's a shame they'd be so far from the eye so you can't admire them more, it's also a shame I'm painting them, haha.
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I have pre lci AutoCarbon splitters from Bimmian, but they're not on the car yet. What can I say... they're beautiful and it's a shame they'd be so far from the eye so you can't admire them more, it's also a shame I'm painting them, haha.
Have you tried a test fit on your car? Curious on how the fitment is...Pics?
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very good question and thanks for your post. I've been wondering if their CF weave finish is the same as OEM.
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I used to buy from Bimmian, but than US Vendors were selling for less than them even with the shipping. I could never understand why they would sell for more than the US vendors. Either way i bought a few pieces from Bimmian with good experience. The autocarbon stuff is good.

But DO NOT order the replacement floor mats from Bimmian. the cheapy ones suck. I have a hole in mine right where my heel goes near the accelerator pedal. Less than 6 months it happened.
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I've got the auto shift knob and the mirror caps. They are GREAT. Have been on the car for a year and a half and still look perfect. Fitment is pretty good...not quite snug on bottom but other than that you can't tell they are caps.
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Have you tried a test fit on your car? Curious on how the fitment is...Pics?
Briefly but only to make sure they were for an E90. I can try again tonight and take some iPhone pics.
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I second that, detailed close up pics would be really appreciated!
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I bought AutoTecknic full replacement carbon fiber mirror covers off ebay for $200 including shipping, and they are a perfect fitment/replacement. And they look amazing, nothing but compliments from people.

I never found the cf mirror covers to look good on any car I have seen them on. Too many imperfections on how they fit when you take a closer look..even the downtown Toronto dealership had them on their cars and it looked bad to me.

That being said, Bimmian.ca is way to expensive in general on all of their products, you can find better deals if you look around.
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I bought AutoTecknic full replacement carbon fiber mirror covers off ebay for $200 including shipping, and they are a perfect fitment/replacement. And they look amazing, nothing but compliments from people.
All I could find were covers from Auto Tecknic on ebay. You are sure they are replacement mirrors?
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All I could find were covers from Auto Tecknic on ebay. You are sure they are replacement mirrors?
yes, they are installed on my car already :P

Here is the link to the ebay auction, still selling more:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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yes, they are installed on my car already :P

Here is the link to the ebay auction, still selling more:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
The seller just confirmed they only have these actual replacement covers for E92 & E93, not the E90..... Booo errns!
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Ahh sorry...yeah my car is a E92

I fail! lol :P
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Briefly but only to make sure they were for an E90. I can try again tonight and take some iPhone pics.
This is what MovinUp (thanks!!) sent me for future viewers, CF Front splitters from Bimmian.ca. Not the best finish on the upper left edge and to be honest it looks short on the right side by 3/8". Never seen an OEM splitter so its hard to compare.
Enjoy!

Now if I could just get my hands on the mirror cover pics it would close this thread nicely...

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np. If you want you can check them out in person as well. They're not mounted yet.
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This is what MovinUp (thanks!!) sent me for future viewers, CF Front splitters from Bimmian.ca. Not the best finish on the upper left edge and to be honest it looks short on the right side by 3/8". Never seen an OEM splitter so its hard to compare.
Enjoy!

Now if I could just get my hands on the mirror cover pics it would close this thread nicely...
ooops . I forgot.
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had them on for almost 2 years (side views and cf grill) but both are peeling and bubbling now... going for a replacement for OEMS

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+fibre+problem
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anyone tried their mirror caps on the e90 lci?
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anyone tried their mirror caps on the e90 lci?
I just bought a pair from them. Fitment is great!
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