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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Apr-17-2019, 12:37:56 AM   #1
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Default Front Splitter/Lip Options

I know this has been beaten to a pulp but as of 2019, what are the lip options that actually are attainable and also fit with some consistency in quality?

Is there anything like the old strassentech, acs, hamann etc. that fit well?
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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

Iím interested to see because I would like to get one for my car.


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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

To my knowledge...Not much has changed or been innovated on that front; aside from perhaps a 1-piece lip made for the CSL bumper and real track aero front splitters. But other than those, I don't think much has changed. I'd imagine there is an abundance of cheap Chinese manufactured "me too" options, but company's like Strassentech, ACS, Hamann and others have long been gone from releasing options or innovating for this platform. Personally, a CSL bumper and standard CSL splitters is where it's at unless you need real downforce on the front end on your race car.
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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

I agree and did originally go with the streamline option for the bumper (took ians spot on the list for the group buy) but realized that brake cooling was much better than looks so left on my euro bumper.

I would like some light aero effect without looking totally absurd. I wish there was something of quality in this class.
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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

If you are looking for a simple race lip for the stock bumper, happybuyitnow on ebay is as good a fit as it gets pretty much. Great price point as well.

The group of us local M3. Guys here in Vancouver have bought like 8 or more of them over the past 2 years (so very likely different batches), and they have all fit pretty much bang on. I would say fit was pretty much 100% once you've taped it down and screwed it in on the bottom.



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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

Oh yes, it'll be "bang on" once u "screw it in the bottom"
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Default Re: Front Splitter/Lip Options

I too am keen to get a nice functional front lip spoiler, rear diffuser and side skirts for my own car. It's probably way too soon to hype anything up but I do have a few things in mind that I intend to start work on soon and aim to have done and available by the end of the year.
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