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      08-31-2009, 07:37 AM   #23
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nice job!! Is that Lemans/Lemon?
Thanks. Turned out better than I imagined. Actually one of the most enjoyable mods I've ever done by myself.

And yes, it is LMB & Lemon.
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      08-31-2009, 01:34 PM   #24
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This is next on my list of mods.
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      10-05-2009, 09:11 PM   #25
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Does the sill pull up, or out?
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      10-06-2009, 10:05 AM   #26
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Does the sill pull up, or out?
It pulls up.
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      10-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #27
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Wow! Those clips are fragile!
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      01-08-2011, 10:43 PM   #28
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Is there a specific tool that is designed to handle those fragile clips, or at least something people with experience installing these side skirts can recommend?
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      04-01-2011, 11:18 AM   #29
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I really hated these side skirts at first, although my view is softening a little now.

The 135i I'm buying already has them, but the seller is giving me the old ones in case I decide to go back to stock.

Does everyone love these? Maybe I'll feel differently when I see them in person.
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      04-01-2011, 11:22 AM   #30
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I think they bring a little more interest to the side profile of the car and take away from the sag look (i.e. potbelly pig look). Make it look a little sportier...
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      04-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #31
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I think they bring a little more interest to the side profile of the car and take away from the sag look (i.e. potbelly pig look). Make it look a little sportier...
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They make the side profile of the car look a lot more aggressive and sportier for sure. The same can be said about the 135 bumper!

I will be picking up a pair in the next weeks from Dan's GB on the commercial forum, so I can't wait to try these on!
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      04-01-2011, 04:11 PM   #32
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Can someone tell me if those vents in the back of the side skirts are functional?
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      04-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #33
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They arent. but you can diy and make them functional (sort of)...what "function" were you thinking about? downforce?
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      04-01-2011, 11:00 PM   #34
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I think they would be minimal if anything if you cut them out for real.. lol
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      05-04-2011, 02:18 AM   #35
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The door sill clips are almost impossible to get out without breaking. Just have to wedge something in there... they are all turned different directions too... I broke a lot, but they still snap back perfect.
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      08-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #36
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Bought the performance side skirts and took them to my body shop to be painted but both skirts had cracks in the plastic. Have to send them back and get replacements.



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      08-17-2011, 10:04 PM   #37
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Bought the performance side skirts and took them to my body shop to be painted but both skirts had cracks in the plastic. Have to send them back and get replacements.



This is a common occurrence with these side skirts for some reason. I remember Dan@United had to order around 5 new ones because they cracked. Not sure why.

Sucks that you couldn't install right away. Remember that lifting up the door sills can be a PITA. My clips broke almost every time...
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      03-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #38
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      03-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #39
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I used an interior trim removal tool to remove my sills, no broken clips and no damage.

When I removed the BMW ones to put the M ones when I first got the car, I just pulled and broke every clip.

Lesson learned......use the right tool for the job.
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      07-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #40
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Hi guys can anyone remember the size of the hex screws underneath the skirt?
I've just tried a 5mm Allen key and it doesn't fit.

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      07-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #41
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Ok just had a better look it's actually a Torx head T25 T27 anyone confirm?

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      07-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #42
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Got them fitted today look great



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      07-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #43
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They really do look nice. Think Im going to pull the trigger on these.
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      07-31-2012, 09:23 AM   #44
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Go for it bud its an inexpensive upgrade and ive not seen any others around my area with them on.
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