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Old 10-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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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.



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




Will take some proper pics when I get a chance.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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NICE!!! That trunk is begging for a lip
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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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
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting! It looks really good. I've been thinking about buying the sideskirts from khoalty for a while now.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
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Looks great!! Love Khoalty!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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Something seems missing with an M-Tech II bumper but no lip spoiler
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That looks amazing and really clean. So jealous
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"I had planned on going OEM but couldn't justify putting that much money into body parts on a car this old"
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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.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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Awesome! With the lip it will be complete!
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+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!
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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.

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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:


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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!
Thanks, gonna completely change the look of your car!

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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.
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I still love it!

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+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:
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Yeah that lip is noice. Do want!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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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.
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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

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!
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in for more pics. Considering the same.
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