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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 Mon, Mar-12-2018, 07:18:33 PM   #1
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I don't really go off-roading in my M3, but it would be nice to know you have that option... Do they have brush bars for the headlights too?
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This is cool, might be good on a rally car but I reckon the plastic is plenty strong for most applications
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I don't really go off-roading in my M3, but it would be nice to know you have that option... Do they have brush bars for the headlights too?
Aerodynamics, my dude.
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Default Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

I go off-roading plenty (one of these days I should make a montage) .. but oddly *that* part is one I've never broken.

If Turner/ ECS made a mounting bracket re-inforcement/ cheaper aftermarket alternatives to the fender splash shields.. they would have my interest
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Aerodynamics, my dude.
Same aero as stock..
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Same aero as stock..
I think he just missed your sarcasm (i.e. brush bars on headlights are not aerodynamic)
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Definitely, I'm just saying it's a more rugged part that will last longer. For me, it's on the same level as braided stainless lines and polyurethane bushings - sure there's a little bit of performance gain (in this case it's a tougher material) but another huge gain is longevity. So when the plastic belly tray starts to degrade over time, typically I've seen people just junk them which screws with the airflow under the car. With this, it doesn't seem like you have to worry about the plastic screw holes tearing or the tray falling apart, ultimately preserving the under-car airflow and it's another part you don't have to worry about.

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I think he just missed your sarcasm (i.e. brush bars on headlights are not aerodynamic)
No no, I got it.
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Definitely, I'm just saying it's a more rugged part that will last longer. For me, it's on the same level as braided stainless lines and polyurethane bushings - sure there's a little bit of performance gain (in this case it's a tougher material) but another huge gain is longevity. So when the plastic belly tray starts to degrade over time, typically I've seen people just junk them which screws with the airflow under the car. With this, it doesn't seem like you have to worry about the plastic screw holes tearing or the tray falling apart, ultimately preserving the under-car airflow and it's another part you don't have to worry about.

No no, I got it.

I gotcha, though there are benefits to the weaker plastic. Say it gets caught bad on a rock or something, the aluminum might do more damage by ripping apart your bumper or bending the reinforcement plate behind the belly pan where the plastic will just break apart and leave everything else intact. Anyway, I usually love these types of chassis reinforcement mods, just playing devils advocate

That said Iíd probably run it if I had money to burn
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I know itís a bit of a stretch just saying itís safer to have a big chunk of plastic under the front of your car than a big chuck of aluminum. Lighter too
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