Thread: Front valence
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      09-30-2005, 05:50 PM   #1

Drives: E90 330iA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgetown, TX

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Front valence

I have discovered that the front valence (under the front bumper) is lower on the E90 than even on the E36 M3! The darn thing will not even clear a standard parking lot bump stop. My first thought was to buy and install the accessory carbon fiber lip but I also discovered that it is a two piece design which doesn't protect the center of the vaalence. This is just one more reason to criticise the Bangle-led design team.

Another is that BMW NA hasn't seen fit to offer a body side molding. These cars will likely look pretty ratty in a few years. One of the things that has kept me loyal to BMW for over 30 years is that "styling" has been secondary to handling and I am disappointed with the current direction of the company.