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Old 03-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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New bumpers. What to get?

I'm having a lot of trouble deciding between getting the csl rep with cf splitters, or the m3 front bumper rep with a cf spoiler. What do you guys think?

Also, I'm thinking about getting the m tech rear. For the price there's really nothing to beat it and the only other one I can think that I would like is the gtr rear? The one with the vents on each side. But I don't know if a). they make them for non m and b). if there's a reasonably affordable version.

Also can I get a cf diffuser for a non m rear?

Thanks for the help guys. I'll try to find a recent picture to post in a little bit.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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You can buy that crazy expensive cf diffuser for the Mtech II that has dual outlets for the exhaust... don't have a link of it on hand

Just be weary from who you're buying from. Like Umnitza sells the M3 bumper but for only 100$ because it states in their it doesn't use brackets to hold it on and it's mainly adhesive.. which doesn't sound too secure in my book
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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You can buy that crazy expensive cf diffuser for the Mtech II that has dual outlets for the exhaust... don't have a link of it on hand

Just be weary from who you're buying from. Like Umnitza sells the M3 bumper but for only 100$ because it states in their it doesn't use brackets to hold it on and it's mainly adhesive.. which doesn't sound too secure in my book
Was planning to order from bav auto. Also what do i need for the ducts and everything to fit them on my pre facelift coupe?

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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Also here's a pic of my car if this will help decide of csl or m3 rep would for better on my car. Thanks guys.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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you don't have to get air ducts if you don't want them - it's personal preference. Some just use the plastic circles the fog lights come with.

Just make sure you specify it's for a pre facelift coupe so you can fit your metal brace in there and so it has the brackets on the side
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #6
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No opinion of m3 vs. csl bumper though? M3 is considerably cheaper..

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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It's personal preference man. I like the CSL and the M3 with the one piece lip - more about how you feel about it. But it won't look right if your car doesn't have that aggressive look to it
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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It's personal preference man. I like the CSL and the M3 with the one piece lip - more about how you feel about it. But it won't look right if your car doesn't have that aggressive look to it
Are you implying my car doesn't have an aggressive enough look to pull it off?

It's lowered on coilovers with gunmetal 18x8.5 v710 csl reps, with exhaust and some minor exterior mods... Think it could pull it off?

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Figured it was lowered on something. Idk I just think as far as the one piece lip and csl bumper goes - its a pretty aggressive look
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:43 AM   #12
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M3 if your car is mostly stock, CSL if heavily modified (CSL trunk, good stance)
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M3 if your car is mostly stock, CSL if heavily modified (CSL trunk, good stance)
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This. My old rep mtech rear doesn't even compare to my OEM one. Nothing beats the quality of genuine bmw.
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Its a tough choice, you can go either way and they look good, I agree ^ the CSL seems to fit with a heavily modded car vs. the M3 style or Mtech. Please let me know if I can help and good luck with your choice!

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M3 front bumper on anything other than an M3 just looks silly to me. It's like the car is squished.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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Its a tough choice, you can go either way and they look good, I agree ^ the CSL seems to fit with a heavily modded car vs. the M3 style or Mtech. Please let me know if I can help and good luck with your choice!

CSL STYLE:



M3 STYLE:



1 PIECE CF LIP ON CSL:



1 PIECE CF LIP ON M3:

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M-Tech II with Hamman lip, and gooooooooo

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