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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Aug-12-2017, 07:23:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: Front lip options for stock bumper...

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My feeling on these splitters is that the center/bottom portion of our bumper is just too rounded off for these to look right. Looks too much like an add on. I still wish someone would offer a splitter where the center section a bit flatter, and more tucked under the bumper.

If it's not clear what I mean, look at the Bimmerworld track splitter. http://news.bimmerworld.com/wp-conte...2/DSC03624.jpg

(obviously this it is way to track oriented and is molded around the bumper, but I like how the center section retains the contour of the stock bumper. and tucks underneath. If someone could mold something along those lines, with integrated CSL splitters on each side, I believe you would have a winner.
Carking has 2 styles as stated above. I believe its style 2 that wraps under the front part of the bumper in the middle instead of following its lines. Maybe check that out if you want one?

And my car king lip looks great from near and far definitely a + all around.
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Old Sun, Aug-13-2017, 05:11:33 AM   #12
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Carking has 2 styles as stated above. I believe its style 2 that wraps under the front part of the bumper in the middle instead of following its lines. Maybe check that out if you want one?



And my car king lip looks great from near and far definitely a + all around.


Yes, that is pretty close to what I was suggesting and definitely better IMO.

Even so, I still don't love it. The e46 M3 is not well suited for an add on splitter. If I had to chose a one piece, I would go with a Hamann style. Second choice would be the Carking.



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I started a thread a while ago looking for a urethane splitter, styled like the current carking offerings. I figured between rock chips and possible driveway contact - urethane would weather better. One did not exist, or that I could find. I'm still on the lookout for something to come on the market in that price point.


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I'd prefer to have two pieces. I feel like that would look better than one piece across the whole bumper. My m3 is alpine white btw.

I'd rather just leave it stock tbh, will probably just get a new bumper cover when I'm tired of looking at what I have.
I installed a one piece lip to cover up some chips but in the end. I removed it and repainted my bumper. I'm liking a lot more just stock with nothing.
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My feeling is that too many manufacturers tried to integrate the two CSL splitters in to a single one piece unit. There is just no way that looks ideal. It then takes up too much real estate on the face of the bumper and looks like the afterthought it is.

The two CSL splitters by themselves look OK, I have a set that isn't mounted yet, but I really wanted something that is more functional. These two little pieces are probably not generating much/if any "down-force"......or reduction in lift, whichever you prefer to call it.

The newer generations of M3/M4/M2 have much better options that look as if the car could have come with them. Same goes for e30 and e36. Both models had functional splitters that looked the part.

Honestly right now I am leaning towards getting the bimmerworld race splitter, and just mounting it for when going to the track, then removing it for regular use.
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I also wanted to cover up some rock chips on the lower part of my stock front bumper. I purchased this 1 piece from this seller in Cali

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CSL-CARBON-F...72.m2749.l2649

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I also wanted to cover up some rock chips on the lower part of my stock front bumper. I purchased this 1 piece from this seller in Cali

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CSL-CARBON-F...72.m2749.l2649

Nice carbon fiber weave, but fitment wasn't the best. It needs some adjustment as some of these aftermarket parts require. I may just go with repainting the front bumper.

If anyone would like to buy mine for $200 shipped, PM me. No holes, just using masking tape to check fit and looks.

The first and second picture in the add are completely different versions. Kind of what we talked about in previous posts. I semi like the way it is in the first pic, with it tucked under the in the center, but if it doesn't fit good, then it's junk of course.

I made the same mistake and bought a knock off Hammann Style splitter and wasted $200. I tried to grind it in areas it was not seating right, but it was too far off.

Has anyone ever tried to take the 2 CSL splitters and mount a more traditional flat plank underneath? That actually might look OK, and would be more functional to boot.

Combining these two?

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