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      06-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #67
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Any one try the cf lip spoiler from HP Autowerkes, if so how does it fit and look in real life? Fran
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      06-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #68
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Modification was pretty easy once I knew what I had to do. I used a angle grinder to cut a wedge off the part that restricts the fitment (trust me you will know which part when you see it) then smoothed it off with an orbital sander. The plastic is quite thick and can handle the grinder! just take your time and you will get it. Also be prepared to have to screw into your existing bumper as the screws and holes provided are designed to 'self tap' some align with the existing where as others do not.
Do you have pics or drawings of were to modify?
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Modification was pretty easy once I knew what I had to do. I used a angle grinder to cut a wedge off the part that restricts the fitment (trust me you will know which part when you see it) then smoothed it off with an orbital sander. The plastic is quite thick and can handle the grinder! just take your time and you will get it. Also be prepared to have to screw into your existing bumper as the screws and holes provided are designed to 'self tap' some align with the existing where as others do not.
Do you have pics or drawings of were to modify?
Hi there, no I don't have pictures or drawings of what I had to modify. Basically in the middle of the lip there are two thick "blocks" of plastic that need to be shaved/grinded down on an angle (approx 45 degrees) so that it fits flush with the bumper. If you do it bit by bit it is quite easy. I used a angle grinder and cleaned it up with an orbital sander. All of the modifying is done out of eye sight and is not visible when installed.
It's cheap and durable but initial fitment before modification is rubbish!
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      06-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #70
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Thanks nik0
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      06-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #71
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mine flew off on the freeway. make you you bolt it down plentiful. apparently 6 bolts and 3m tape wasnt enough ...
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      06-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #72
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^ wow ! I bolted mine on and it doesn't move! Some of the bolts were self tapping though
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      06-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #73
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bought this cheap bad boy, needed a bit of modification to fit...

I still dont understand how you got it to fit so well.
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it wasnt hard at all to fit/modify. There are these two thick block sections in the middle of the lip , these are the only sections that require modification. I grinded them down with an angle grinder at about 45 degrees, bit by bit and it fit.
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      07-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #75
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So out of all the links posted so far, which one was the one that would lead me to nik0's lip?
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      07-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #76
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I'm going to contact one of the eBay replica mfgrs I've used before and see if they would be willing to make an abs/pu replica of one of the proper lips. Will update later.
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      08-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #77
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So glad I stumbled upon this before I bought one.
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      08-17-2012, 06:14 AM   #78
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I'm going to contact one of the eBay replica mfgrs I've used before and see if they would be willing to make an abs/pu replica of one of the proper lips. Will update later.
I too miss the availability of lip spoilers that I had for my STi. Would love to hear if your contact can fab up a nice ABS or PU replica like Scorpione did in CF.
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      08-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #79
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I too miss the availability of lip spoilers that I had for my STi. Would love to hear if your contact can fab up a nice ABS or PU replica like Scorpione did in CF.
No headway yet on a front lip, but i recently installed their trunk spoiler and it fit amazingly well.
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      08-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #80
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any info on the spoiler? links would be greatly appreciated if possible.
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      08-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #81
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Absolutely, ill post pictures of my car with a link to the item tonight if I get to my computer early enough to remember.
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      08-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #82
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I am still trying to get this to fit the 135i.
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      08-19-2012, 10:22 PM   #83
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I bought this a few months ago for the fun of it, and while fitment is fairly crap, I've come to like the look of it.





hey check it out, your car's famous.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/07-11-BMW-E8...ht_2896wt_1128
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      08-20-2012, 04:40 AM   #84
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I finally have my "CHEAP LIP" installed. As I completely forgot that I bought this 3 months ago before I even got the car, until Joaco135 PM'd me last week.

So I cut the lip in half (horizontally) to thinner it, and I also chopped those wings off. Fitment is horrible, but you can get it to fit it you try. No special tools are need, but having a friend is highly recommended. You will need someone to secure the fitment while putting the strewing it on. I am still very concerned about how well this CHEAPLIP will hold onto the bumper. Wish me luck guys.

PS: Props to my friend Andy (the one with Piano Interior Trim, if you followed my iLoveSpeedbump thread), who helped me with cutting and fitting!!!










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Damn, beat me to it. Well, now I know how it will look. Glad someone else was thinking about shaving it down and cutting the wings off. Looks awesome for ~150 bucks!

How did you secure it?
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      08-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #86
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How's the weight of it? It looks pretty good without the wings, but you can still see where you cut them off. It could use some fine sanding.
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      08-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #87
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How's the weight of it? It looks pretty good without the wings, but you can still see where you cut them off. It could use some fine sanding.
It is heavy, 5-5.5 pounds

Yea...the cut offs are quite obvious. I actually bought gloss black vinyl to cover it. But now i dont think its worth spending that much time and effort on this "CHEAP LIP" as if I have not already invested enough.

forget it, I just didnt want my gf to scratch the bumper, so whatever.
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      08-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #88
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Damn, beat me to it. Well, now I know how it will look. Glad someone else was thinking about shaving it down and cutting the wings off. Looks awesome for ~150 bucks!

How did you secure it?
The secure part is the reason why this project has been hold. You pretty much have to drill holds on the bumper. And since I had the bend the lip in order for it to fit, I am afraid it wont hold for long or even bring the bumper when i hit something.

There you will need to drill 8 holes on to the bumper. there are a total of 10 screws to secure it.
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