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      10-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #45
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Fit and finish

Saeba1,

I like what you've done to your car! How is the fit of your M-sports front and side skirts? I have been looking at the same after market front for our F11 and wonder how difficult the installation is? Also, does it fit against the air ducts to the brakes and the plastic shield underneath the engine, or did you need to alter/replace any of those parts?

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      10-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #46
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Saeba1,

I like what you've done to your car! How is the fit of your M-sports front and side skirts? I have been looking at the same after market front for our F11 and wonder how difficult the installation is? Also, does it fit against the air ducts to the brakes and the plastic shield underneath the engine, or did you need to alter/replace any of those parts?

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Nick
The fit is about 90%. The front bumper turns out pretty good.
The rear bumper quality turns out to be not so good when I try to fit a vorsteiner diffuser. No additional parts other than the bumper was required.
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      10-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #47
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The fit is about 90%. The front bumper turns out pretty good.
The rear bumper quality turns out to be not so good when I try to fit a vorsteiner diffuser. No additional parts other than the bumper was required.
Thanks for your quick reply. Did you need to pre-fit and adjust/alter the front bumper, or was it bolt-on without a lot of work? I would like to get the front bumper and side skirts for our F11, if I understand it correctly there is no after-market rear bumper available for the F11.
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      10-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #48
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Thanks for your quick reply. Did you need to pre-fit and adjust/alter the front bumper, or was it bolt-on without a lot of work? I would like to get the front bumper and side skirts for our F11, if I understand it correctly there is no after-market rear bumper available for the F11.
Front bumper was a straight bolt-on, other than the work to "mold" the 3D Design lip on to the bumper. Side skirts were also straight bolt-on.
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car looks clean, great set of mods
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      10-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #50
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car looks clean, great set of mods
Thanks... one more mod coming... quad exhaust w/ vorsteiner diffuser...
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Why did you change from the M5 replica rims, did you not like them? any problems? would you recommend them or something else and why? Your car looks awesome!
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      10-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #52
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Why did you change from the M5 replica rims, did you not like them? any problems? would you recommend them or something else and why? Your car looks awesome!
Nothing wrong with the wheels at all.
I ended up wanting to go up to 20s (the M5 replica were 19s) and I also didn't like the harshness of the RFT tires. That why I also switched my tires to Hankook.
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One Final mod (for now):
- Meisterschaft Full catback GTC Quad 90mm Exhaust
- Vorsteiner Diffuser
Many2 thanks to John, Micky and Mark from GTHAUS for setting me up with this



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      03-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #54
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Pretty baller exhaust and diffuser.
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Very nice!
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How is the sound of the exhaust?
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      03-13-2013, 04:43 AM   #57
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How is the sound of the exhaust?
Here is a video clip I made.
http://flic.kr/p/e1Kkg8

Started in close mode and turned it open half way through and closed it again towards the end.
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      03-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #58
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sound clip of the quad set up? how much did it cost you?
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      03-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #59
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sound clip of the quad set up? how much did it cost you?
I updated the link in the previous post.
You can go to gthaus.com or contact GTHAUS forum member for pricing.

They are exceptional people to work with.
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      03-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #60
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Looks great! We shot a post-installation video as well and will post it asap!
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      03-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #61
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Nice looking exhaust! I seriously thinking of replacing my arqray exhaust for this one.

Did you have to remove the plastic container on the right side of the trunk to make place for the exhaust ?

Do you have a pic of the exhaust installed underneath the car ? Did you buy directly from GTHaus or from a reseller ? many questions but great choice.. love your ride.we are almost twin!
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      03-16-2013, 12:15 AM   #62
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Nice looking exhaust! I seriously thinking of replacing my arqray exhaust for this one.

Did you have to remove the plastic container on the right side of the trunk to make place for the exhaust ?

Do you have a pic of the exhaust installed underneath the car ? Did you buy directly from GTHaus or from a reseller ? many questions but great choice.. love your ride.we are almost twin!
Actually, we replaced the container with the shorter version from 535.
I worked with GTHAUS directly. They helped me with getting all the parts needed for the work.
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Love the diffuser. Can you post a sound clip of the exhaust.
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      03-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #64
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Love the diffuser. Can you post a sound clip of the exhaust.
I posted a video on flickr.
http://flic.kr/p/e1Kkg8

It really didn't capture the sound too good.
I think GTHAUS is working on posting their installation pics and video soon.
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your car looks amazing!! congrats
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your car looks amazing!! congrats
Thanks...
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