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Old 04-23-2006, 11:56 AM   #41
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:05 PM   #42
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:07 PM   #43
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Has anyone seen the addon lips found on ebay for the old style bumpers?

Here's one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-04...57955105QQrdZ1
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:25 PM   #44
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I also like the rectangular lights better. I have a "facelifted" sedan and don't like the mini lights. The original looks better... it usually does. What happens many times is that the first design always looks best since it was usually designed by one group of designers and goes through a lot of approvals. These designs look timeless like the original Acura NSX or even the first Acura TSX. Then after a few years they make a designer freshen up the car by adding crap that makes it look more modern. In the case of the NSX, they got rid of the pop-up headlights and added the always exposed baboon-butt style HIDs under plexiglass that EVERY car has now. That design does not do well with those headlights, hence, they ruined the NSX. The exact same thing with the Corvette. Cars that are designed holistically look better. Updating them rarely works because they add styling cues from a new era that clash with the previous era. I wish I could un-facelift my Sedan. I look with envy at the guys with the original style, it looks so much better IMHO.

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Old 05-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #45
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:48 PM   #46
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Rectangles are the way to go!!! They look WAY better than those wussy tiny little things they put on the facelifted ones. The original design looks way more agressive. I would rather do an add on to the original front bumper than replace the whole thing with the M Aerodynamic (ZHP) kit. Thats what everybody does or wants to do to their ride. I like to be different. Does anybody know if anyone makes the factory add on spoiler besides bmw or where would be a good place to go to get it for a better price than the $280 BMW wants for it?
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:35 AM   #47
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:40 AM   #48
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I definitely prefer my rectangles!
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:27 AM   #49
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Rectangles are the way to go!!! They look WAY better than those wussy tiny little things they put on the facelifted ones. The original design looks way more agressive. I would rather do an add on to the original front bumper than replace the whole thing with the M Aerodynamic (ZHP) kit. Thats what everybody does or wants to do to their ride. I like to be different. Does anybody know if anyone makes the factory add on spoiler besides bmw or where would be a good place to go to get it for a better price than the $280 BMW wants for it?
Wow, my old thread has been resurrected from the dead.
The ironic thing though is I wound up selling my RDSport R35 bumper with the rectangular foglights and got the MTech2 front bumper with the circular foglights - did this so I would have options for carbon fiber addons.

BimmerBoy323... to answer your question, which specific factory addon spoiler are you referring to? Are you referring to the front addon that's part of the aerodynamic kit for our 99-01 prefacelift sedan (the one that has the picture in the current BMW accessories catalog)?
If that's the one you are referring to then I'm not aware of any aftermarket company that makes a replica of this particular addon. You would have to get the factory one from BMW... although you could probably find it cheaper at specific BMW dealerships or with BMW CCA discounts (some dealerships will give you a 20% CCA discount).
There are e46fanatics sponsors now that are selling replica ACS front addons that will fit your 323i front bumper, so that's another option for you.

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Old 11-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #50
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thanks navin! i just ordered the factory front add on lip spoiler and the rear spoiler from my dealership in charlotte nc and absolutely love it! Fits like a glove! I'll post pics once i get it all installed and painted and such. thanks for the info!!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:02 PM   #51
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I just have black plastic where the foglights go.... I kinda like it (At least with my color)
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #52
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thanks navin! i just ordered the factory front add on lip spoiler and the rear spoiler from my dealership in charlotte nc and absolutely love it! Fits like a glove! I'll post pics once i get it all installed and painted and such. thanks for the info!!
No problem, happy to help.

Congrats on the new front and rear lip spoilers. Definitely post pics.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:20 PM   #53
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He probably meant 330i because none of the ci's came with retangular fogs, but the 01 325/330i and xi were still prefacelift and had rectangular fogs.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:30 PM   #54
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I like the retangular fogs better then the small round ones on the non sport models but I like the Mtech fogs better then the retangular ones.

Rectangles are coming back look at the new Z4

Here is mine rect vs round
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What is a good website to find the add on lips for that bumper. I do a search and really get nowhere. I do not want to pay more than $300 either. I hit something, well, it hit me and a front lip would cover it up. $350 is the quote I have for painting the bumper, I would rather cover it up with something that looks as cool as the ones pictured in this post.
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I like the retangular fogs better then the small round ones on the non sport models but I like the Mtech fogs better then the retangular ones.

Rectangles are coming back look at the new Z4

Here is mine rect vs round

What's up Staszek... haven't talked to you in a while. Your car is looking nice, bro.

I agree with you... initially I loved the look of the rectangular fogs (in fact I still do), but now that I have the MTech bumper and MTech fogs, I'm noticing that the light projects better with the MTech circular foglight housings versus my previous OEM rectangular foglight housings. I'm currently using the 9006 Yellow Ion foglight bulbs made by our sponsor here - Supreme Power Parts. These bulbs when they were in my rectangular foglight housings shined a dull yellow, but with the MTech foglight housings, they shine a really nice yellow/purple color... the light output seems a lot better with the MTech foglight housings.

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What is a good website to find the add on lips for that bumper. I do a search and really get nowhere. I do not want to pay more than $300 either. I hit something, well, it hit me and a front lip would cover it up. $350 is the quote I have for painting the bumper, I would rather cover it up with something that looks as cool as the ones pictured in this post.
Which front lip are you specifically looking at? When I created this thread I obtained pics here by doing a search on this forum so the search function should definitely work for you but of course a successful search depends on what keyword you use in the search engine.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:53 AM   #58
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I am really looking for an online store. That is where I am doing the searches. The ones I find are $700+. Or on ebay and I really do not trust those to fit right. I really like the Hamman add on. Very subtle and looks great.
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I am really looking for an online store. That is where I am doing the searches. The ones I find are $700+. Or on ebay and I really do not trust those to fit right. I really like the Hamman add on. Very subtle and looks great.
I'd suggest for you to search this site here as well... you may come across an old archived posting with a link to an online store.
It's spelled "Hamann" by the way, so that might help you with your online searches as well. Good luck.
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Also found this on the old E46Fanatics website...
What bumper is this??

Edit: here- http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...7&d=1145470361
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