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Old 10-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #21
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That's why I added a pic showing my center trim so you can see just how much it sticks out....from my viewpoint, the CF overlay works out very well. Doesn't stick out anymore than my trim in my opinion
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I'm sorry but the vinyl is to cover up ugly trim. Otherwise if you want a CF look trim the vinyl is a joke. Looks nothing like real Carbon Fiber with a 3D depth. I'm not saying it doesn't have it's place in a tight budget, just that it looks nothing side by side to how spectacular real CF looks. And isn't that the reason to go CF on the trim??
EAS used to sell a good coupe trim. Bimmian too but now think they just have the overlays.
Rear CSL diffusers are rather abundant now, the fitment varies so be careful of the one you buy and the tabs. There is also a difference on pointed and non-pointed ends between diffusers. Have it's test fitted before painting so any trimming or body work can be done. This keeps from painting it twice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #23
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wow cf trims look really nice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #24
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I think the only real carbon fiber that you will find are with overlays... I haven't seen it in anything else... I tried the vinyl cf wrap and kinda liked it but compared to even my cf overlays... I prefer my overlays over vinyl. As Alex mentioned it has to do with the 3D depth you get using real carbon fiber....
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #25
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I'm sorry but the vinyl is to cover up ugly trim. Otherwise if you want a CF look trim the vinyl is a joke. Looks nothing like real Carbon Fiber with a 3D depth. I'm not saying it doesn't have it's place in a tight budget, just that it looks nothing side by side to how spectacular real CF looks. And isn't that the reason to go CF on the trim??
EAS used to sell a good coupe trim. Bimmian too but now think they just have the overlays.
Rear CSL diffusers are rather abundant now, the fitment varies so be careful of the one you buy and the tabs. There is also a difference on pointed and non-pointed ends between diffusers. Have it's test fitted before painting so any trimming or body work can be done. This keeps from painting it twice.
Well if that's the case, you mind selling me your diffuser then?! hahah
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