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      09-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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M performance front lip

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Who has a replica (not carbon) M performance front lip?

I'm interested from installation perspective and how strong is that thing?

specially this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191606408852...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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      09-02-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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I had an identical one awhile back. It's PU so it's pretty strong and flexible enough to withstand scrapes, etc. Installation was simple. It'll come with tape for the 2 side fog light sections and edges. I made the mistake of putting extra 3M tape and it was almost impossible to remove. It'll bolt on to your existing holes underneath. There are 2 screws in the middle where holes will be made. I had to put 2 extra screws (1 on each side) of the outermost right and left edge because there were gaps. Overall, it looks great but if you're lowered, good luck because it'll scrape everywhere. Just wasn't worth it for me.
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      09-02-2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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not I'm not lowered and no plans for that. what happen with yours did you broke it?
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No. It was in great shape when I sold it, just some scrapes underneath that you can't see. The long, flat bottom piece is made of hard plastic so it won't sag or anything and the 2 fog light pieces are more flexible plastic. The lip is really made of 3 separate pieces, not 1 whole piece. It was actually on the wife's F10 for about 1 week and she decided it was too aggressive looking for her taste. I may eventually go with a Hamann style CF lip in the future, mainly because it doesn't hang as low and is more subtle.
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so you had it for 1 week that's all?
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Yeah, I ended up selling it painted AW for $150 to a forum member. I liked it but the wifey wanted it off. I also like the V style lip, the Hamann style as mentioned and the 3D style. Wifey is sporting the stock look for now.
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      09-02-2016, 03:22 PM   #7
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well I was hoping to someone with longer user experience ��
just for a week your life mange to scrape it lol!!
after you remove it how were the screw holes, were they noticeable?

have you installed it yourself? I don't think that I will be able to do it even if I lift the front end over stands or jacks.

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      09-02-2016, 03:36 PM   #8
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Gotcha. No you can't see any of the holes. I installed it myself. You won't need to jack the car up or anything, just lay on your back. The 2 fog light pieces w/tape will hold the lip on while you screw everything else in place. From what I can tell, I'm sure you won't have durability issues because the bottom piece is very hard, almost CF stiff.
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      09-02-2016, 03:46 PM   #9
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mine is single piece. already preattached bottom piece with rivets to the fog light pieces. the bottom part doesn't feel that stiff it's kind of flexible but not that bad.
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Yep. It's probably the same lip. 3 pieces but attached by rivets. Good luck with the install.
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mine is single piece. already preattached bottom piece with rivets to the fog light pieces. the bottom part doesn't feel that stiff it's kind of flexible but not that bad.
Did you end up installing it?
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no I returned it.... it didn't fit right.
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Did you purchase from the seller you posted? Mind sharing with potential buyers on what did not fit right?
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the pictures doesn't show the real product. the lip sits too forward on the bumper and it facing up. material was kind of ok but assembly was crap.
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Interesting. They have plenty of pictures of the real product installed on the car.

This is the only "replica" item I am thinking about installing on my car due to obvious reasons.

Do you mind sharing a bit more detailed info as why you think it did not fit right? Did you try to install it yourself or take it to a body shop?

I believe most if these PU replicas are all coming from the same manufacturer from Taiwan and appears to be good quality.
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Well, since we never heard back from OP and he did not answer my above questions, I decided to pull the trigger and order the lip.

It showed up very well packed and a week head of schedule indicated from the tracking number.

It included necessary hardware and 3M heavy duty stickies were preinstalled.

I mainly bought this lip to protect the underside of the bumper from the potential scrapes. It costs less than $200 and it doesn't look bad.

Install was easy but it definitely is a 2 person job.

Yes, the fitment isn't 100% flush but it is close enough. You are not buying a $2K lip in here.

Overall, I am very happy with the purpose that it is going to serve and it matches the black accents of the M-Spot bumper pretty well.

I would definitely recommend this lip just alone bang for the buck factor.

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Nice! looks good. The fitment looks just like their ebay listing. Did the screws line up with existing holes?
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Nice! looks good. The fitment looks just like their ebay listing. Did the screws line up with existing holes?
Yes, their listing is quite honest. With a bit of a patience (which I did not have) the fitment can be 100%.

Yes, the screws lined up ok after couple of test fitments.
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