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      05-03-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Gravity Auto Shadowline Diffuser Review

Alpine White 135i with Gravity Auto Shadowline Diffuser
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Minor flaw in the paint job, but I'm not too anal about it given its location
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      05-03-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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I`d rather just paint the stock diffusor oem jetblack.
it costs 40$.
that`s what I did to my e46 mtechII diffusor and roof.
you`ll see no difference to the shadowline paintjob.
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      05-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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Yea I'm kinda whatever about it after the install. It does look somewhatever better than stock though. Maybe I'll get quad exhaust later and sell this thing
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      05-12-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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I've seen the BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser. This is the same part but made of plastic, which needs to be painted? Am I understanding this correctly? Looks good.
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I've seen the BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser. This is the same part but made of plastic, which needs to be painted? Am I understanding this correctly? Looks good.
no its actual carbon fiber and there are vents.
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      05-12-2009, 07:04 PM   #6
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It look sweet on white. I am not so sure I like it on SGM. Too bad about that paint id be kinda pissed off.
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      05-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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I would have been pissed off if the paint flaw was anywhere else, but it's not even noticeable at that location so I'm ok with it. I like it more now after a few days.
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      05-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #8
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Looks good.

I should receive mine at the end of the week. *crossesfingers*
I also had a few other goodies painted in shadowline black. I will see how it looks on my car before giving out details.
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      05-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #9
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looks the same just painted????
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      05-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #10
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I think it looks nice on AW. Would love to see it with the mesh in place of the insert
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Too shiny IMO.
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Does this also fit the 128i with the Msport package? I have one on order in Le Mans blue
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      06-08-2009, 12:20 AM   #13
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I took my stock diffuser to a local shop and had them paint it, to match the shadowline trim I had them leave the recessed part stock color . It cost me $100. and no paint imperfections!
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Does this also fit the 128i with the Msport package? I have one on order in Le Mans blue
yes
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      06-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #15
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I took my stock diffuser to a local shop and had them paint it, to match the shadowline trim I had them leave the recessed part stock color . It cost me $100. and no paint imperfections!
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here the link to a few pic's that show my rear diffuser
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Here is a pic of my diffuser and exhaust tips!!
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