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Old 11-16-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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M3 replica bumper - splitter fitment

Hi all. I bought CF splitters from ebay (china) for my M3 replica bumper for my non-M 325ci and the fitment is 8/10 at best. leaves a gap on the outside edge that is large enough to fit a pinky in. Is this a common problem with replica M3 bumpers or is it the poor quality of the ebay item? Or are the CF splitters just designed more specifically for OEM m3 bumper and not for the non-M replicas.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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I have no gap on the outer edge, but a rather small gap at the inner edge, hardly visible, unless you bend and look closely


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Old 11-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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Hmm hard to tell exactly, but it seems like my fitment is close to yours.. or am i wrong? (see below). If that's the case then I guess purchasing another pair from say.. Khoalty may not make a difference... But I do see splitters (non CSL bumpers) that are rather flush in the area where i have a gap... unless it's just hard to tell from internet photos taken from a distance. I see some splitters for over $200 for the pair.. perhaps those are better fitment or are they just a cash grab for something that cheaper replicas are already mimicing?




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I do not have the gap in the last picture. Mine sit flush except at the other end as I mentioned, which is hardly visible. I guess it all depends of the moldings, maybe I got lucky
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could be that they are for M3 bumpers and not replicas -- the replicas are more narrow
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could be that they are for M3 bumpers and not replicas -- the replicas are more narrow
Depends who you buy from. I have an M3 rep on my facelift coupe from Modbargains, it was designed to be able to fit any aftermarket lip perfectly. Also have the 1-piece CF lip designed for an OEM M3 bumper. It fits my bumper absolutely perfect. Some other companies might have cut corners.
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It's probably a combination of the replica not being exactly like the OEM and the splitters having bad tolerances.
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