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      02-14-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Performance side skirts arrived at last

I went for the kit which had all the fixings included and was packed really well.



Taking your time with the sill cover paid off, the holders for the clips can break easily.



Removing the skirt clips is easy, first lift the pins



Then get under the main plugs



Then on to the hex screws underneath



After a bit of pulling front and back, it came away



Refitting was just the reverse





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      02-14-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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Lookin' good. This is as good as a DIY.
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      02-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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sweet, i broke my sill clips... but good excuse to spend $70 on the ///M ones
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Where did you get it already painted?
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      03-30-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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bmw sells them painted.

great pictures (diy), looks fantastic!
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[quote=matt;4809451]bmw sells them painted.quote]


They do??

I read they only come primed for painting.
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bmw sells them painted.quote]


They do??

I read they only come primed for painting.
Yes they do come pre painted to the colour of your choice, I bought mine pre painted from my local dealer 245.00 including taxes
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Yes they do come pre painted to the colour of your choice, I bought mine pre painted from my local dealer 245.00 including taxes
Maybe for the UK, for us in the US, I don't see that as an option.
If it came painted from the factory, I would really consider this.
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      03-30-2009, 09:23 AM   #9
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Here's the part number for mine B51 77 0 445 641 you might want to try your dealer with the number, keep in mind they are pre painted silver.
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You can order them from Dan at United BMW. Put your paint info in the messages panel at checkout. I got my 135 front and rear bumpers from them already painted AW.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...subcat1=133774
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You can order them from Dan at United BMW. Put your paint info in the messages panel at checkout. I got my 135 front and rear bumpers from them already painted AW.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...subcat1=133774
I'm aware that Dan can paint them at additional cost.
I was hoping the price included paint from the factory.
I'm wondering how come the UK comes painted and the US is not.
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Maybe there's a market for someone shipping painted skirts to the US from the UK.
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Maybe there's a market for someone shipping painted skirts to the US from the UK.
Yea..that would be coo, if it's painted from the factory.

So you place an order there's different part numbers depending on color?
Or is it the same part number and the dealer have it painted for u?
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Yea..that would be coo, if it's painted from the factory.

So you place an order there's different part numbers depending on color?
Or is it the same part number and the dealer have it painted for u?
No different for each colour, they are painted in Germany.
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It's double the amount for the States to have them painted by BMW. We use certified BMW-trained shops to paint, nothing but the best!
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It's double the amount for the States to have them painted by BMW. We use certified BMW-trained shops to paint, nothing but the best!
Dan,

So there's an option to have this painted from the factory?
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There is an option for it to be ordered but is currently on BMW NA freeze which may not become available... can't really tell when/if it will become available
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There is an option for it to be ordered but is currently on BMW NA freeze which may not become available... can't really tell when/if it will become available
Thank Dan...just curious if that was an option. I do trust painting it thru you would be just as good...

The skirts would be my second mod after the shifter kit. When eva that is....
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I don't want to be the first to say this but the paint on the skirts doesn't appear to be color matched very well. They appear to be a lighter color than the rest of the car.

Please tell me it's just the light, camera and/or dirt.
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I don't want to be the first to say this but the paint on the skirts doesn't appear to be color matched very well. They appear to be a lighter color than the rest of the car.

Please tell me it's just the light, camera and/or dirt.
Light angles,their spot on.
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man, i really like the car color. I haven't actually seen a silver car in person yet... getting tired of my SGM. But the side skirts really stand out on your car! Good stuff! I was thinking about getting em but I didn't think they'd be noticable on a darker color.
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