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Old 05-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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>X And they said it couldn't be done

been trying to get this done FOREVER! i have fitted a M3 strass lip to my mtech 2 bumper. i absolutely love the look!!! Stay tuned for [much] better photos later.

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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fitted, but looks weird. In for more pics, before final comments.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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hows the gap in the center? in for more pics.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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in for more pics! maybe it's just me but i would love to see something like a arqray style lip fr the m3.....
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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yeah, there's a gap in the center, it doesn't bother me though, it's so small.

all of the mtech designs end up with some kind of center gap, and i'm really not a fan of the arqray, it's so plain to me.

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Old 05-25-2013, 12:38 AM   #7
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need moar pics. the center gap might actually look good dunno:
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:10 AM   #8
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Sorry man not digging it :/ ... I hated this lip on M3 bumpers, and this isnt any better.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:49 AM   #9
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i'm not digging it. the bumper is round, and the lip is like squarish. totally clashes.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:45 AM   #10
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This does not look good.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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am i too late to say, "pictures, or it didn't happen" ?
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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Hmm interesting... Could look really good. In for pics!
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i have fitted a M3 strass lip to my mtech 2 bumper.

Looks good except for the corners. From this picture it appears as if the corners (or sides if you will) had to be "stretched" in order for it to fit. They don't look right IMO. Maybe it's just the angle of the pic? But looks like the lips sits like this

\_____/

when it should sit like this

|_____|

If that makes sense. It looks like the edges of the carbon part should be in line with the edges of the bumper.



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i would love to see something like a arqray style lip fr the m3.....
IMO arqray lips only look good if they are molded. I'm not a fan of the "overlapping" look they most commonly give off. If you just "mount" one, it's not fluid with the bumper. Otherwise, if molded they look great

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need moar pics. the center gap might actually look good dunno:
Drew, what lip is that in your sig?
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I think it looks awesome! Hurry with the pics
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Looks good except for the corners. From this picture it appears as if the corners (or sides if you will) had to be "stretched" in order for it to fit. They don't look right IMO. Maybe it's just the angle of the pic? But looks like the lips sits like this

\_____/

when it should sit like this

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If that makes sense. It looks like the edges of the carbon part should be in line with the edges of the bumper.





IMO arqray lips only look good if they are molded. I'm not a fan of the "overlapping" look they most commonly give off. If you just "mount" one, it's not fluid with the bumper. Otherwise, if molded they look great



Drew, what lip is that in your sig?
it's not actually stretched that much from it's natural shape. There are some slight gaps that only the discriminating eye of e46 fanatic would see, but a lot of people put a lot more work into making a correct lip fit better, i havn't really modified anything and it's a fairly snug fit. I'm gonna do pix on Wed this week.

Drew has one of those CSL style bumper/lips

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