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Old 01-07-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Ground Effects Help !?

So I plan on buying some ground effects or a body kit or what you guys choose to call it. Just a euro front bumper cover, skirts, and a rear bumper. Most likely from Duraflex. I'm 17 and not too experienced with this stuff but what many YouTube videos on it. Should I take it to a mechanic to put it on and spend money or do it myself with help from relatives ?
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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Honestly step one would be don't buy a body kit.

Work on getting everything in working tip top shape, then move onto wheels/suspension mods, or do small touches to the body.



If you don't mind me asking, what kit were you looking at?
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:02 AM   #3
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ID:	586220 not really a kit just a bumper. Then I would just buy the rear bumper and skirts.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #4
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Attachment 586220 not really a kit just a bumper. Then I would just buy the rear bumper and skirts.

Phew, that's type of bumper is fine. No offense, but sometimes people come on here wanting to destroy these cars with tacky kits, etc.

that's just a regular m3 replica front end made to fit non-m sedan/coupe/vert.

But as a heads up, if you skip out on maintenance, people will start get on your case for it.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #5
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Oh yeah no I wouldn't ever put a whole kit on. Basically destroys these badass cars. But should I take it upon myself with a little help or bring it to a mechanic ?
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At least it isnt a CSL bumper. I still get pretty angry seeing M3 bumpers on non M's, especially a 323. Your best bet would be to go M Tech 2 instead. You can get the front and rear bumper and actually get a good complete look.
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Thanks for the insight. I'll look into that
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Just to throw my two cents in. I would always suggest taking it to a custom body shop anytime you are working with non oem parts. The difference of quality is always in the prep work.
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Where would I take it ? To a jiffy lube ? Or any mechanic ?
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Where would I take it ? To a jiffy lube ? Or any mechanic ?
If you're serious just stop now
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I really have no clue
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A paint shop with experience in fiberglass installation. Try and stay away from places like MAACO or 1 day paint. They are not going to have the skills necessary to give you an end product that you can be happy with. I would just google Custom Body Shop in Massachusetts and find a shop with a great yelp review. Call them and ask how much experience they have with Fiberglass body kits. Most everyone will say extensive knowledge because they want the shot at your business. Ask if there is anywhere you can see images of their work. Just my experience, I won't let anyone work on my car unless I can see previous work they have done.
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Thanks. I really do appriciate it.
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