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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, Apr-16-2018, 08:17:05 PM   #1
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Default Streamline CSL Trunklid Issues

Has anyone else received their Streamline trunklid? I haven't seen any posts from other forum members and was wondering if anyone else is having the same issues I'm having.

First, the paint and bodywork seem rushed. There's a lot of fisheye in the paint, visible sanding marks, like chips in the paint, runs, and crap stuck in/under the clearcoat. I had heard the paint quality was outstanding from others but should have guessed from the $50 price, oh well no big loss.

No holes are punched out aside from the one for the lock, latch, and lights. The tag lights are recessed on the OE one, on this they're just poorly cut out.

My main issue is that the trunklid sits too far outward on the passenger side and almost makes it look unlatched in some pictures (ignore the pollen all over my car)






We have adjusted it from the hinges, the latch on both the trunk and body, the little adjustable rubber posts on the trunk, and pretty much anywhere else possible.

I have already emailed Antony and he said to adjust the spots I have listed above, but we have already spent several hours doing so. Not looking to flame anyone, just looking for more help and suggestions as I don't want to have spent over $800 on something that doesn't fit as advertised.

Thanks in advance!

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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

I've got a fair bit of experience now fitting aftermarket and OE CSL trunks and I've never had that issue. I'm thinking of the different ways to adjust and it's tough to see how that can be fixed as it's protruding quite a bit.

I want to say take it off and start all over as, believe it or not, there are different ways to get the trunk to seem like it's pretty well installed, but in reality, you're way off and it only looks ok because you've (perhaps without even knowing) compensated for one area by adjusting another. This is hard to explain just in text, but my point is that adjusting one thing can have other consequences and affect other parts. If the front pivot point of the side hinge is too low, it can make the very bottom of the bootlid stick out - kind of like how yours is, but I wouldn't guess it'd be THAT bad.

Perhaps it warped a bit out of the mold or something? But I would start all over and get everything loose and put everything to the middle of its respective spec and just try to be as even as you can from side to side before replacing it/selling it/whatever.

The bumpstops and hinge should be done last imo, to dial in any in congruencies, asymmetries.
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Old Mon, Apr-16-2018, 08:31:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

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I've got a fair bit of experience now fitting aftermarket and OE CSL trunks and I've never had that issue. I'm thinking of the different ways to adjust and it's tough to see how that can be fixed as it's protruding quite a bit.

I want to say take it off and start all over as, believe it or not, there are different ways to get the trunk to seem like it's pretty well installed, but in reality, you're way off and it only looks ok because you've (perhaps without even knowing) compensated for one area by adjusting another. This is hard to explain just in text, but my point is that adjusting one thing can have other consequences and affect other parts. If the front pivot point of the side hinge is too low, it can make the very bottom of the bootlid stick out - kind of like how yours is, but I wouldn't guess it'd be THAT bad.

Perhaps it warped a bit out of the mold or something? But I would start all over and get everything loose and put everything to the middle of its respective spec and just try to be as even as you can from side to side.

The bumpstops and hinge should be done last imo, to dial in any in congruencies, asymmetries.
I'll have to see about starting over on a day with better weather. Right, we would adjust it in one area, lower it and see how it fits, then make adjustments in other areas to see if that would remedy it. A friend of mine tried adjusting how they did at the body shop he worked at and couldn't get it any closer, we even tried loosening up everything, lowering it, and tried adjusting from there.

Unsure on the warp, it seems like it, but after suggesting it to Antony he completely wrote it off.
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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

What about scooting the whole passenger side hinge forward? Usually when talking about trunk fitment, you talk about up and down and side to side, but it looks to me like the hinge just needs to be slid forward. Can it move forward at all? On my aftermarket trunk, I made the hinge holes larger to allow for more adjustment - that's another thought if you're stuck with the trunk.
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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

Man I hated adjusting my VCSL trunk and it wasn't even that bad. Start from the screws that hold the trunk in place. Make small adjustments and adjust the latch as you do. Helps bring the bottom in a bit closer. Don't tighten anything as you don't want to have it shift. Take your time and understand that it will take a good bit of time to get right. I think I have over 20 hours total into my VCSL trunk for fitment and I'm super picky.
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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

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What about scooting the whole passenger side hinge forward? Usually when talking about trunk fitment, you talk about up and down and side to side, but it looks to me like the hinge just needs to be slid forward. Can it move forward at all? On my aftermarket trunk, I made the hinge holes larger to allow for more adjustment - that's another thought if you're stuck with the trunk.
I believe we tried sliding it forward as well. Trying to avoid modifying parts of my car to fit a replica if I can

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Man I hated adjusting my VCSL trunk and it wasn't even that bad. Start from the screws that hold the trunk in place. Make small adjustments and adjust the latch as you do. Helps bring the bottom in a bit closer. Don't tighten anything as you don't want to have it shift. Take your time and understand that it will take a good bit of time to get right. I think I have over 20 hours total into my VCSL trunk for fitment and I'm super picky.
Did that as well, even loosened everything and lowered it (with no latch) and tried to see if we could even get it to sit correctly, but to no avail. Have heard the VCSL is a pita too lol
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I believe we tried sliding it forward as well. Trying to avoid modifying parts of my car to fit a replica if I can



Did that as well, even loosened everything and lowered it (with no latch) and tried to see if we could even get it to sit correctly, but to no avail. Have heard the VCSL is a pita too lol
I'd wait for DaytonaViolet to chime in cuz he's the CSL trunk God. But the VCSL especially CF ones you gotta be gentle and it blows.

Very frustrating making it try to fit. I'd agree with Tbone at this point. Take it off and reinstall it.
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Old Mon, Apr-16-2018, 09:09:27 PM   #8
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Default Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

I've spent an hour working on that lid. It's warped, period. I already went through all methods to adjust it.

In addition to the issues already mentioned, the edges of the lid are very poorly finished, and it appears the overall shape of it is just too small. You either have to sacrifice the lower gap to make the top as flush as possible or close the gap and have it sunk in.

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I’m glad streamline is getting further exposed for their poor fitment. I’ve encountered issues with both the csl front bumper and rear diffuser that they sent me. It is very clear they do not test fit the pieces as they have claimed. They are great at placing all blame on the installer for lack of skill. Since they are a new company I’ve been very patiently waiting for them to address their fitment issues. Hopefully their products can match the amount of hype they generate.

Perhaps you can show some pictures of how well you have the top lined up as I’m sure they will ask for this anyways....
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Iím glad streamline is getting further exposed for their poor fitment. Iíve encountered issues with both the csl front bumper and rear diffuser that they sent me. It is very clear they do not test fit the pieces as they have claimed. They are great at placing all blame on the installer for lack of skill. Since they are a new company Iíve been very patiently waiting for them to address their fitment issues. Hopefully their products can match the amount of hype they generate.

Perhaps you can show some pictures of how well you have the top lined up as Iím sure they will ask for this anyways....
I'll help him document this. I had a feeling others were waiting to comment as well too. Ugh.
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