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      03-31-2016, 12:23 PM   #23
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Does the Genuine M part come with all the necessary mounting hardware?
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      03-31-2016, 07:34 PM   #24
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The one that bmraw.com.au sells (genuine) does.
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      04-26-2016, 01:08 PM   #25
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The black lip blends that mineral grey very naturally ... thats a pretty wicked look right there bro. I don't ever get tired of looking at this m-perf aero lip. nice work!
Getting ready to give this a try....cant be much harder than fitting the Msport conversion front bumper which was a lot more difficult than I thought but after a while I figured it out. First thank you for this awesome thread, so much detailed info you def. covered just about every angle. My question is: can I get away with cleaning the bumper real well with the appropriate products and no sanding??? reason I'm asking is because I just got the bumper painted lol, I know the part needed to be sanded will be covered by the lip but what if I decide to take it off some other day...or is this not even an option at all..
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      04-26-2016, 02:21 PM   #26
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thanks for the DIY guide
it was easy
i was actually able to install the front splitter without even jacking up the car
i did need to use the phone's front facing camera + light to see where the rivets/screws go into
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      04-26-2016, 02:27 PM   #27
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thanks for the DIY guide
it was easy
i was actually able to install the front splitter without even jacking up the car
i did need to use the phone's front facing camera + light to see where the rivets/screws go into
nice!! this is how I'm planning on doing it, glad to know its possible without lifting it
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      04-26-2016, 04:11 PM   #28
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My question is: can I get away with cleaning the bumper real well with the appropriate products and no sanding??? reason I'm asking is because I just got the bumper painted lol, I know the part needed to be sanded will be covered by the lip but what if I decide to take it off some other day...or is this not even an option at all..
I didn't sand the bumper, I sanded the inside of the lip. I probably need to re-write it so that its a little more clear.

Speaking of that though, I've had to put on/take off the lip so many times, that I don't even bother with the tape any more since its a hassle to undo. And it still stays on perfectly. With that said, if you plan on putting on and never planning to take it off, I would probably still do the double-sided tape as an added precaution. But don't sand your precious bumper!
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      04-26-2016, 04:25 PM   #29
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My question is: can I get away with cleaning the bumper real well with the appropriate products and no sanding??? reason I'm asking is because I just got the bumper painted lol, I know the part needed to be sanded will be covered by the lip but what if I decide to take it off some other day...or is this not even an option at all..
I didn't sand the bumper, I sanded the inside of the lip. I probably need to re-write it so that its a little more clear.

Speaking of that though, I've had to put on/take off the lip so many times, that I don't even bother with the tape any more since its a hassle to undo. And it still stays on perfectly. With that said, if you plan on putting on and never planning to take it off, I would probably still do the double-sided tape as an added precaution. But don't sand your precious bumper!
Thank god I asked! thank you for the pointers
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I didn't sand the bumper, I sanded the inside of the lip. I probably need to re-write it so that its a little more clear.

Speaking of that though, I've had to put on/take off the lip so many times, that I don't even bother with the tape any more since its a hassle to undo. And it still stays on perfectly. With that said, if you plan on putting on and never planning to take it off, I would probably still do the double-sided tape as an added precaution. But don't sand your precious bumper!
i had to pull the splitter off a few times to make adjustments as it didn't sit flush the way i wanted it to ..
but with the screws and rivets, i doubt it will be a problem
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      04-27-2016, 07:36 AM   #31
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Hello to all with the Front Splitter owners and drivers.


Do you all have scraps all over the bottom?

I am about to order and was thinking about painting the lower blade gloss black along with the side skirts and rear diffuser, but concerned if so low will scrap and then best is stock grey plastic ?!?!
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The one that bmraw.com.au sells (genuine) does.
this works without the AU was there a Aussie branch or just a Typo????

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I just noticed with Au gone, is still in Australia.

Didnt know this place existed, but not too bad pricing.
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      04-28-2016, 12:14 AM   #33
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thanks for the DIY guide
it was easy
i was actually able to install the front splitter without even jacking up the car
i did need to use the phone's front facing camera + light to see where the rivets/screws go into
did you have to drill any holes? I"ve read that some members had some Selma front lips that didn't have some pre-drilled holes.
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      04-28-2016, 02:50 AM   #34
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Hello to all with the Front Splitter owners and drivers.


Do you all have scraps all over the bottom?

I am about to order and was thinking about painting the lower blade gloss black along with the side skirts and rear diffuser, but concerned if so low will scrap and then best is stock grey plastic ?!?!
Yes I have been scraping on driveways because I am still getting used to the front splitter
But it only scrapes on the bottom ... Where the "second" piece attaches to the bumper
I have not seen or felt ( with my hand) any scratches on the visible part
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      04-28-2016, 02:51 AM   #35
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did you have to drill any holes? I"ve read that some members had some Selma front lips that didn't have some pre-drilled holes.
The only hole I had to drill was the center 2 screws into the bumper
The selma part had all the proper mounting holes
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      04-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #36
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Can anyone see the images? I can't.
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The only hole I had to drill was the center 2 screws into the bumper
The selma part had all the proper mounting holes
you had to drill holes into the bumper? how did you manage to do that without lifting the car?
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you had to drill holes into the bumper? how did you manage to do that without lifting the car?
With a short screw driver
That is all it took
A little hand strength and it screwed into the bottom of the bumper
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      05-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #39
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Yes I have been scraping on driveways because I am still getting used to the front splitter
But it only scrapes on the bottom ... Where the "second" piece attaches to the bumper
I have not seen or felt ( with my hand) any scratches on the visible part

Thanks.

I've now ordered and will take it easy on driveways
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Hey are any of these the rivets you used??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-x-BMW-Gen...ZXEYbB&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Rivet-Fe...pV5DfO&vxp=mtr
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With a short screw driver
That is all it took
A little hand strength and it screwed into the bottom of the bumper
Did you need to purchase additional rivets?
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      05-03-2016, 08:04 AM   #42
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giving this another shot today, for me it didn't work without lifting the car so I'm going to raise it a bit today and try again
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I admit it can be done without lifting the car if you try hard enough, I had the chance to go ahead and lift the car about 6 inches, since in my case you had to fiddle a bit with the lip in order to line up with the bumper holes to slide the expanding rivets in. Thank to this DIY this was super easy and super quick. I think it looks awesome and the fit is dead on.
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Did you need to purchase additional rivets?
I did buy rivets but ended up not using any of them
As I was able to remove the existing rivets without damaging any of them using the remover tool
I still have the 10 new rivets I bought ... not sure if I should hang onto them just in case
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