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      07-28-2019, 12:25 AM   #1
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1M side mirrors.

I swapped out my "Dumbo Ears" for some 1M mirrors I had picked up. Still trying to decide if I like the black mirror covers, or go with a "body-matched" color.

I plan to do a 1M front bumper, and 135i rear bumper with black diffuser shortly.

I also have the Tii performance side skirts to install.

Any opinions?
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      07-28-2019, 05:52 PM   #2
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Bro, where did you buy those? I need them for my 135i. Can you provide a link?

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Any opinions?
Sure.

I like color matched, no surprise given that I color matched my 1M mirrors.

If CF is still on the table get the Genuine BMW covers. They are not skins, but complete replacements. I know, not cheap but fitment is perfect unlike the obvious skin job in the upper left of your attached photo.

Or did you mean "Black"? That'd be alright.
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Sure.

I like color matched, no surprise given that I color matched my 1M mirrors.

If CF is still on the table get the Genuine BMW covers. They are not skins, but complete replacements. I know, not cheap but fitment is perfect unlike the obvious skin job in the upper left of your attached photo.

Or did you mean "Black"? That'd be alright.
I am thinking Alpine White. I think that picture may be misleading as I am not a good photographer and these were quick shots with my cell outside.... and these are complete covers from AutoTecknic at $300. I had a look a them this morning and that spot you pointed out was a flaw in the pic I took.

But they came already on the mirrors assembled. If I were building them, I would have gone with different covers.

I was advised that if I did swap the covers out, I would have to be very careful to not break these getting them off.

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Bro, where did you buy those? I need them for my 135i. Can you provide a link?

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I bought them through a member on here who had bought them and assembled them. There are 2 sets of part #'s, 1 for a 3 pin setup that has all the features such as folding, dimming, etc......and 1 for a 5 pin setup that are the standard mirrors with adjust and heat only.

Part #'s for standard mirrors.

Part Number Part Name Price Quantity Total
51-16-8-051-913 Exterior Mirror No Lens
51-16-8-051-914 Outside Mirror W Out Glass H
51-16-8-046-507 Mirror Glass
51-16-8-046-508 Mirror Glass
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Hey im new and recently purchased a 2011 128i and was wondering if anyone could point me to a good website to get carbon performance mirrors for it?
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Hey im new and recently purchased a 2011 128i and was wondering if anyone could point me to a good website to get carbon performance mirrors for it?
Are you looking for the entire mirror, or just Mirror Covers. Entirely different mirrors will be a different style than your current ones and cost quite a bit depending on what options you have. We are talking $700 and up.

Or you could keep your stock mirrors and buy Carbon Fiber covers for them which would be cheaper depending on who you get them from, quality, etc.

Or you could buy my 2011 128i mirrors in the For Sale section, then buy a set of Carbon Fiber covers to go on them and see how you like it.

Then if you don't, you could always sell one set, buy the 1M mirrors, and then sell your stock set to recoup some of your money.
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go black man.. that cf stuff is for the birds!!
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go black man.. that cf stuff is for the birds!!
Maybe I can wrap them black. I would hate breaking one of these expensive covers as the PO said there were clip-in and on very tight.

I've never been a fan of Carbon Fiber at anytime, but I'm an older guy anyway.
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Maybe I can wrap them black. I would hate breaking one of these expensive covers as the PO said there were clip-in and on very tight.

I've never been a fan of Carbon Fiber at anytime, but I'm an older guy anyway.
If it were me I'd try to remove the covers and sell them. Figure there's a way to correctly declip them without breaking. Money saved.

Mirror covers are too light to be worth weight savings of CF.
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If it were me I'd try to remove the covers and sell them. Figure there's a way to correctly declip them without breaking. Money saved.

Mirror covers are too light to be worth weight savings of CF.
Yeah....I guess the PO was more into the look of them vs. weight savings especially being side mirrors.
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