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      12-16-2013, 03:53 AM   #375
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just bought the OEM spoiler because the dealer gave me a decent price and i noticed one visual design difference between the $89 rep and the OEM version.

If you look at the side edges of the spoiler, the replica has an indentation that flares up and out, whereas OEM is carved round all the way around and only extends upward. check out the pics. it's most noticeable in the first pic above i pasted from m. suka and my first pic below. hope this helps someone decide
How much did you pay including painting etc?
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How much did you pay including painting etc?
Best prices for oem I've seen are around $180 shipped. Paint will run about $100-150. Pm me if you need more details
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      12-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #377
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Best prices for oem I've seen are around $180 shipped. Paint will run about $100-150. Pm me if you need more details
An extra $200-250 just for a curvier lip!?

Think i'll stick with the ebay one!
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Yeah. The rep is an awesome value no doubt. I just thought the info might help someone, who's contemplating either, to know the differences between the two. A few posts up, smv also called out some diffs in the leading edge smoothness and the broadness of the oem one too...but whatever I don't think you can lose with either! Just depends on what you want.
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Yeah. The rep is an awesome value no doubt. I just thought the info might help someone, who's contemplating either, to know the differences between the two. A few posts up, smv also called out some diffs in the leading edge smoothness and the broadness of the oem one too...but whatever I don't think you can lose with either! Just depends on what you want.
It's just a lot of money for a very subtle difference imho.

But then you may well have the last laugh when in a year or two time, our reps start peeling and falling off!

Also has anyone noticed the new M3 lip is different? It looks actually smaller and more subtle to the M Performance one!
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Yeah. The rep is an awesome value no doubt. I just thought the info might help someone, who's contemplating either, to know the differences between the two. A few posts up, smv also called out some diffs in the leading edge smoothness and the broadness of the oem one too...but whatever I don't think you can lose with either! Just depends on what you want.
I definitely appreciate your observations. I don't think I will get a spoiler, but I do like the look of the M-Pref one more than the rep.
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      12-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #381
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Yeah. The rep is an awesome value no doubt. I just thought the info might help someone, who's contemplating either, to know the differences between the two. A few posts up, smv also called out some diffs in the leading edge smoothness and the broadness of the oem one too...but whatever I don't think you can lose with either! Just depends on what you want.

Not all of the reps are made the same way. My rep - not this one from Ebay - looks identical to the M-Performance version (..it's just not carbon fiber).


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It's just a lot of money for a very subtle difference imho.

But then you may well have the last laugh when in a year or two time, our reps start peeling and falling off!

Also has anyone noticed the new M3 lip is different? It looks actually smaller and more subtle to the M Performance one!

If it starts to peel and fall off, that's more of an issue with the tape you used rather than the spoiler itself.


P.S. The new M3 trunk spoiler - just like all OEM M3 trunk spoilers - is subtle. The E9X or E46 trunk spoiler is preferable, but differences in trunk shape made considering them an unviable option.


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I definitely appreciate your observations. I don't think I will get a spoiler, but I do like the look of the M-Pref one more than the rep.
You'd have a hard time differentiating between an OEM trunk spoiler and a good rep (..assuming the paint job was done well).
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Yeah. The rep is an awesome value no doubt. I just thought the info might help someone, who's contemplating either, to know the differences between the two. A few posts up, smv also called out some diffs in the leading edge smoothness and the broadness of the oem one too...but whatever I don't think you can lose with either! Just depends on what you want.

Not all of the reps are made the same way. My rep - not this one from Ebay - looks identical to the M-Performance version (..it's just not carbon fiber).


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It's just a lot of money for a very subtle difference imho.

But then you may well have the last laugh when in a year or two time, our reps start peeling and falling off!

Also has anyone noticed the new M3 lip is different? It looks actually smaller and more subtle to the M Performance one!

If it starts to peel and fall off, that's more of an issue with the tape you used rather than the spoiler itself.


P.S. The new M3 trunk spoiler - just like all OEM M3 trunk spoilers - is subtle. The E9X or E46 trunk spoiler is preferable, but differences in trunk shape made considering them an unviable option.


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I definitely appreciate your observations. I don't think I will get a spoiler, but I do like the look of the M-Pref one more than the rep.
You'd have a hard time differentiating between an OEM trunk spoiler and a good rep (..assuming the paint job was done well).
Which rep did you get? The original one that Suka posted is pretty different. I would get one if it's an exact rep for the lower price.
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      12-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #383
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Which rep did you get? The original one that Suka posted is pretty different. I would get one if it's an exact rep for the lower price.
It was just some random $40 rep that I found on Ebay. I believe I listed the name of the seller in an earlier post in this thread.

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The seller is painted_king2011.
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      12-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #384
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It was just some random $40 rep that I found on Ebay. I believe I listed the name of the seller in an earlier post in this thread.

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The seller is painted_king2011.
Yah I was looking at his stuff. Painted for 88 bucks. Thats a steal. What is the quality of the paint and does it match under a flouresant bulb?
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Yah I was looking at his stuff. Painted for 88 bucks. Thats a steal. What is the quality of the paint and does it match under a flouresant bulb?
I purchased the unpainted version for $40 and had my local paint guy coat it. With that said, it's a perfect match.
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      12-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #386
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So emotors vs painted_king vs carbon_king? Which is has the best fitment? Sounds like they are all pretty much the same?
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So emotors vs painted_king vs carbon_king? Which is has the best fitment? Sounds like they are all pretty much the same?
I'm sure they are more or less the same. Fitment was perfect.
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I'm sure they are more or less the same. Fitment was perfect.
Sedan_clan, was it $40 when you bought it? They are asking $40+$20 shipping, but free shipping for the painted $88 one -__-
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I'm sure they are more or less the same. Fitment was perfect.
Sedan_clan, was it $40 when you bought it? They are asking $40+$20 shipping, but free shipping for the painted $88 one -__-
It was $40.....free shipping, and EBay dollars paid for that.
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I have emailed both emotors and carbon king with a question about Melbourne red matching success and was told by both to get the spoiler and have it painted locally.

anyone else hearing this or had good luck with a seller and the mel red?
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I am not sure what to do. The new BMW M3 2015 has a very small spoiler:



Not sure what type of spoiler I should go for...
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Does anyone know if these will fit a new F32(435i)?
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Does anyone know if these will fit a new F32(435i)?
The only shared body panel is the bonnet (hood) so no i very much doubt it.
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Here's mine


http://www.f30post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1390495085

$180 total for both spoilers shipped and painted from Ebay

So far it is a freaking awesome value.

Paint is spot on.
Fit is spot on.
Quality is consistent with just about every spoiler I've put on (from ACS to Hamman to OEM versions)

How well does it hold up? Well we had to remove the roof spoiler when we tinted the car, and that thing WOULD NOT come off. Tint guy had to heat it up and use his blade to seperate the tape
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Here's mine


http://www.f30post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1390495085

$180 total for both spoilers shipped and painted from Ebay

So far it is a freaking awesome value.

Paint is spot on.
Fit is spot on.
Quality is consistent with just about every spoiler I've put on (from ACS to Hamman to OEM versions)

How well does it hold up? Well we had to remove the roof spoiler when we tinted the car, and that thing WOULD NOT come off. Tint guy had to heat it up and use his blade to seperate the tape
Which seller?
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