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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 Tue, Mar-13-2018, 02:13:47 PM   #21
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My plastic under tray was missing from when I bought my car so I've been in the market for one of these. Although it looks good.. $300 is a stretch for an item like this... typical Turner markup I guess. There's another company who made this item years ago for almost half the price.

https://www.motionmotorsport.net/pro...underpanel-kit
Kinda where I'm at...although I'm totally into aesthetics and it looks kool & all, for the money...I'll prolly just keep the OE item. Just figured I'd post it up for conversation sake.
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Old Tue, Mar-13-2018, 02:54:45 PM   #22
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

Looks nicely made, but...

... looks heavier than the stock plastic
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Old Tue, Mar-13-2018, 02:55:34 PM   #23
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My plastic under tray was missing from when I bought my car so I've been in the market for one of these. Although it looks good.. $300 is a stretch for an item like this... typical Turner markup I guess. There's another company who made this item years ago for almost half the price.

https://www.motionmotorsport.net/pro...underpanel-kit
That looks aerodynamically inferior to the stock plastic or turner piece.

The turner one, recreating the stock shape for its aerodynamic benefits, is more complex to produce-- I think the price difference is pretty justified here, IF you're in the market for a metal under tray.
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Old Tue, Mar-13-2018, 03:01:58 PM   #24
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I have one when thry had the group buy a few years ago....very good product
I have one of these too, it's a great replacement for the stock piece. It's way more durable and gives a few extra inches of ground clearance. With the bumper and everything bolted to the aluminum everything surprisingly rigid.

It does kinda suck to put back on, but I still feel like it's worthwhile overall. I'd buy another one if something happened to mine.
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Old Tue, Mar-13-2018, 04:27:15 PM   #25
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

I think it’s a nice piece, I’d buy one if my oem gets destroyed. Many members think replacing their interior sunglass tray is too expensive and would rather plasti dip, so it’s expected many think this part is stupid/too expensive
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

I feel safer with a plastic part under there. If i curb the front bumper somehow, i rather just replace a bumper not a punctured oil pan. Also, why add weight to the nose of the car. I've had the same plastic piece since i got the car.. doesn't have a scratch on it.. so i don't get this part.. I mean its blingy so it's got that going for it. But thats it..
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

I think this is much more of an issue on the E9X M3's. I see a lot of them with cracked covers and wheel liners.
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That looks aerodynamically inferior to the stock plastic or turner piece.

The turner one, recreating the stock shape for its aerodynamic benefits, is more complex to produce-- I think the price difference is pretty justified here, IF you're in the market for a metal under tray.
Yerp, it does appear to be very well made, just can't justify it for me.
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Old Wed, Mar-14-2018, 03:06:21 PM   #29
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My plastic under tray was missing from when I bought my car so I've been in the market for one of these. Although it looks good.. $300 is a stretch for an item like this... typical Turner markup I guess. There's another company who made this item years ago for almost half the price.

https://www.motionmotorsport.net/pro...underpanel-kit
Stan i have this on my car. No issues, good quality.

I would have considered the Turner option if it was available back then.
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

Plastic is likely the lightest weight. Plastic also flexes and takes many impacts (assuming it's above freezing) where metal ones would dent and need to be hammered back into shape. The plastic one will break before it damages other things in a minor accident.
The design of the OE plastic one and the Turner one help create a low pressure zone under the car which is why they are low at the front and taper up at the back like an upside-down wing. I think you lose that with the motion piece.

My OE one is mint at 15 years old other than a few minor scuffs on the bottom. I'll be keeping it and if I ever need a new one I'd stick with OE.
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