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e46JAB 10-01-2012 01:45 PM

Khoalty M-technic side skirts and rear bumper installed
 
Well, after having my MT2 front bumper on my car for seven years I finally got around to purchasing the side skirts and rear to match it. I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old. So I went with Khoalty's replicas which are very inexpensive.

The side skirts went on without a hitch. Although I would recommend re-using your oem clips if they aren't broken. The clips with the kit are made of very cheap plastic and snap really easily.

Ran into a lot of trouble removing my stock rear bumper. One of the two hex bolts stripped on us. We tried everything, even welded some allen keys on the end to unscrew it with no luck. The bolt eventually broke off, took four hours to completely remove it.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG950847.jpg

Installing the khoalty rear bumper was very easy. The fitment is incredible! Very pleased with the bumper, and would highly recommend it. Just be careful with the diffusor, the plastic tabs on it are really brittle and break easily! Other than that it fits great.

Here are some pics (cell phone pics for now):

Suspension had not settled in the first picture
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG950854.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0930-00103.jpg

Will take some proper pics when I get a chance.

Solidjake 10-01-2012 01:49 PM

NICE!!! That trunk is begging for a lip

Tate325xi 10-01-2012 02:07 PM

How much did paint run you?

Mango 10-01-2012 02:09 PM

looks nice. before and after pics would be great. is it just the pic or is the paint color different?

and yes lip would look nice

M3JetBlack 10-01-2012 03:03 PM

This is getting me excited for Thursday! I sent my car in to get OEM Mtech II front and rear bumpers this week! It was in need of them! Looks good! :thumbup:

dawnpatrol53 10-01-2012 07:38 PM

Thanks for posting! It looks really good. I've been thinking about buying the sideskirts from khoalty for a while now.

TallSkinnyMatt 10-01-2012 11:10 PM

Looks great!! :thumbsup: Love Khoalty!

Zell 10-01-2012 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 14777911)
NICE!!! That trunk is begging for a lip

+1

Something seems missing with an M-Tech II bumper but no lip spoiler :)

Euro604 10-02-2012 01:47 AM

That looks amazing and really clean. So jealous

xphiledan 10-02-2012 06:22 AM

"I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old"
OLD?!?!
take it back

TallSkinnyMatt 10-02-2012 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xphiledan (Post 14779801)
"I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old"
OLD?!?!
take it back

E46's are old! Thats the truth. Doesn't mean I love my car any less! E46 is still one of the most gorgeous BMW's ever made.

Blueandwhite85 10-02-2012 12:07 PM

Moar pics!!!

kaldE46 10-02-2012 12:35 PM

Awesome! With the lip it will be complete!

filipinoise 10-02-2012 12:41 PM

+1 to all of the comments saying that adding a simple lip to the trunk would set it off quite nicely. I'll be purchasing an M-Tech II front soon (in 2013), but you make me want to just fully commit to the whole kit altogether! Beautiful car!

e46JAB 10-02-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 14777911)
NICE!!! That trunk is begging for a lip

Thanks! I had an OEM m3 lip on the car for a few years but didn't like it and removed it. I wil eventually go with a csl trunk.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate325xi (Post 14777957)
How much did paint run you?

Almost $400 for paint and labor.

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14777964)
looks nice. before and after pics would be great. is it just the pic or is the paint color different?

and yes lip would look nice

Thanks, must just be the pictures. The color matches great.

Here is an old before picture for comparison:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/_MG_2132.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by WA_E46Fan (Post 14778119)
This is getting me excited for Thursday! I sent my car in to get OEM Mtech II front and rear bumpers this week! It was in need of them! Looks good! :thumbup:

Thanks, gonna completely change the look of your car!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawnpatrol53 (Post 14778773)
Thanks for posting! It looks really good. I've been thinking about buying the sideskirts from khoalty for a while now.

For the price you can't beat them.
Quote:

Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14779305)
Looks great!! :thumbsup: Love Khoalty!

Me too!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zell (Post 14779409)
+1

Something seems missing with an M-Tech II bumper but no lip spoiler :)

csl trunk soon!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Euro604 (Post 14779587)
That looks amazing and really clean. So jealous

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by xphiledan (Post 14779801)
"I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old"
OLD?!?!
take it back

I still love it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14780318)
E46's are old! Thats the truth. Doesn't mean I love my car any less! E46 is still one of the most gorgeous BMW's ever made.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueandwhite85 (Post 14780537)
Moar pics!!!

More pics soon!

e46JAB 10-02-2012 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaldE46 (Post 14780640)
Awesome! With the lip it will be complete!

Quote:

Originally Posted by filipinoise (Post 14780670)
+1 to all of the comments saying that adding a simple lip to the trunk would set it off quite nicely. I'll be purchasing an M-Tech II front soon (in 2013), but you make me want to just fully commit to the whole kit altogether! Beautiful car!

Thanks for the comments guys! I really am surprised so many people are telling me to add a lip. I guess I just got tired of it when I had it on, I hate the stock trunk. Really want to go csl, but in the meantime I may add a lip.

I really like phrozen06's bimmian lip, but they do not carry it anymore:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/...981c4bdc_b.jpg

Blueandwhite85 10-02-2012 07:46 PM

Yeah that lip is noice. Do want!

///MPR77 10-02-2012 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xphiledan (Post 14779801)
"I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old"
OLD?!?!
take it back

tell me about it i spent around $360 for my OE MT sideskirts

OP, car Looks great, I am jealous of your big work light though, So bright, the Sun might possibly be jelly too.

M3JetBlack 10-02-2012 09:27 PM

Went to the shop today to check on my baby and it is looking beautiful! New paint and new Mtech II bumpers look amazing! OEM parts look nice and are a perfect fit but look just like yours from the pics :thumbup:

I have Physical Therapy tomorrow, so i will ask when i can drive again. It better be next week cause i want to drive my "new" car!

Fajitas 10-02-2012 09:54 PM

in for more pics. Considering the same.


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