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Old 01-12-2005, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought some cool M3 side skirts on ebay today for my 318i. Does anybody have a recommedation on the best way to install them.

I've heard you can use double-sided tape.


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Old 01-12-2005, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think there are little holes for screws in the wheel wells... double sided tape prolly wont hold them on!!
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes.. there are screws... when you remove your existing ones... they should be able to fit right up.. with marginal modifications...

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Old 01-12-2005, 09:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help.

I found this cool site that explains the installation.

http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/DIY.html

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Old 01-12-2005, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just bought some cool M3 side skirts on ebay today for my 318i. Does anybody have a recommedation on the best way to install them.

I've heard you can use double-sided tape.



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How much did they cost you (if you don't mind me asking)? Also, are they OEM? Congratulations on the purchase. Good luck with the install. That is a small mod that will enhance the visual appeal of your car a lot.
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got them for $213. It was a bit pricey, considering I could of got them at bavauto.com for $239, however, these ones were already painted white (same color as my car.)

I understand the ones you get of bavauto.com you have to paint to match your car.

I will have to buy the clips from my local dealership to install the

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Old 01-12-2005, 11:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh, and they are OEM.
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I know what you mean about the dealer. I am going to take my 318i to the dealer for the BMW I inspection. It's a tad bit expensive for mostly checking stuff.
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how do u jask your car up with modded skirts
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heh!! i just replaced my lower control arm passenger side.. with 2 new shocks and new bushings and alinment.. for 850... better get rdy to spend some dough!
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