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      01-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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CF Front Lip

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does any of you have experience with these Taiwan / China CF front lips?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Fiber...-/221971746166

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Style-Car...-/322301099641

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-E89-...-/271948469302
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      01-05-2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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The problem with stuff from china is if you have to return it, shipping is outrageous. Plus you have to pay for a signature of receipt or they'll deny getting it back. Otherwise, you can beat the price if you're willing to assume the risk.
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      01-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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The problem with stuff from china is if you have to return it, shipping is outrageous.
I've learned that anything you buy from China should be considered "no returns ever". I got some CF mirror caps that fit horribly and they wanted me to return them to China. Those ~$60 caps would have taken about $50 in the cheapest, slowest, non-insured shipping I could find. Luckily they were bought through Amazon and they require either free return shipping or a domestic return address. Even then I shipped them back and they just ignored everything after that. No acknowledgement that they got them, no refund, no response to emails, etc. Amazon came through again though and refunded the full purchase price. Ordering something from China on eBay though? If it's cheap enough it might be worth the gamble but just forget about returning it if it sucks...
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      01-05-2017, 10:57 PM   #4
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I mean you can get the same lips from US seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Style-Fro...ZXe3M7&vxp=mtr
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      01-06-2017, 08:39 AM   #5
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I mean you can get the same lips from US seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Style-Fro...ZXe3M7&vxp=mtr
Seller is in Hong Kong
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I've got the full Ebay Chinese carbon fiber lip kit.

The fitment on the front was close, but not perfect. Had to bend and stretch it a little to get it to fit right.

The side sills fit perfect.

The rear fitment was terrible right out of the box. I had to modify it quite a bit to get it to fit right.

So overall, I'd recommend the front and sides, but not the rear diffuser unless you want to spend some time custom fitting it.

Pics for reference, hope it helps.

CF Lip Kit 01 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 02 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 03 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 04 by Steve, on Flickr
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      01-06-2017, 01:13 PM   #7
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Thx Zteve! Can you send me link to your Chinese Ebay seller?

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I've got the full Ebay Chinese carbon fiber lip kit.

The fitment on the front was close, but not perfect. Had to bend and stretch it a little to get it to fit right.

The side sills fit perfect.

The rear fitment was terrible right out of the box. I had to modify it quite a bit to get it to fit right.

So overall, I'd recommend the front and sides, but not the rear diffuser unless you want to spend some time custom fitting it.

Pics for reference, hope it helps.

CF Lip Kit 01 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 02 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 03 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 04 by Steve, on Flickr
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      01-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #8
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I just ordered a non m sport 3D design front lip from a seller in china. So I hope it fits well. They just painted it so I'm waiting a few days for it to dry and then they are shipping. I will probably get it in a few weeks. Here's the link for reference. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322107047977
I'll keep you guys updated on fitnent.

Zteve, a little off topic but I'm planning to get the side skirts as well later down the road but do you know if those fit the non m sport side panel? It looks pretty clear that there is no difference between the m sport side and the non m sport side panel but sellers on eBay list it as m sport only. I'm hoping it will fit any E89
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Thx Zteve! Can you send me link to your Chinese Ebay seller?
Sure, I got all 3 pieces from benz-vs-bmw on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/191699522274...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Looks like the front isn't in stock right now, may have to email them. They ship from within the US, so shipping doesn't take too long.
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      01-07-2017, 01:04 AM   #10
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FYI, I got my front and side CF lip from a seller here called ikonmotorsports, all the parts are ship from US location and the price was cheaper than eBay.
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      01-12-2017, 05:32 AM   #11
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my next mods will be this 3pcs kit, or the front for starters!
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      01-12-2017, 02:23 PM   #12
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What springs are you on? I just installed the HR sport springs and was wondering if adding the front lip makes it too low to be practical?
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What springs are you on? I just installed the HR sport springs and was wondering if adding the front lip makes it too low to be practical?
I've got the eibach pro kit springs. They are ok, but I would like to be a little lower.
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      01-12-2017, 06:12 PM   #14
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I've got the eibach pro kit springs. They are ok, but I would like to be a little lower.
I just went and looked. It seems the HR are about another 1/2" lower.

I haven't left my driveway yet since lowering it. I suppose I should see if I hit the curb going in/out first. I do like the looks of the front lip and side sills
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      01-15-2017, 12:02 PM   #15
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I've got the full Ebay Chinese carbon fiber lip kit.

The fitment on the front was close, but not perfect. Had to bend and stretch it a little to get it to fit right.

The side sills fit perfect.

The rear fitment was terrible right out of the box. I had to modify it quite a bit to get it to fit right.

So overall, I'd recommend the front and sides, but not the rear diffuser unless you want to spend some time custom fitting it.

Pics for reference, hope it helps.

CF Lip Kit 01 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 02 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 03 by Steve, on Flickr

CF Lip Kit 04 by Steve, on Flickr
WOW love the car , looks very well , thanks for sharing
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