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Well, one whole day with my new 325is and I want to mod it.

I really want to get an M3 style spoiler - are there particular brands that you guys recommend/should stay away from?

I've noticed that quite a few sigs have aftermarket M3 spoilers installed - where did you get them?

I'm a pretty good DIYer and was wondering how difficult it is to mount one yourself - I assume the most important thing would be to seal the mounting holes really well. I actually don't like the ones with the 3rd brake light mounted in the middle.

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Originally posted by supark@Oct 25 2004, 01:53 AM
Well, one whole day with my new 325is and I want to mod it.

I really want to get an M3 style spoiler - are there particular brands that you guys recommend/should stay away from?

I've noticed that quite a few sigs have aftermarket M3 spoilers installed - where did you get them?

I'm a pretty good DIYer and was wondering how difficult it is to mount one yourself - I assume the most important thing would be to seal the mounting holes really well. I actually don't like the ones with the 3rd brake light mounted in the middle.

Thanks!
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I prefer the factory spoilers. The classy look but still look sporty. Make sure to get it with LED

Heh I just saw that you didnt like the LED in the middle personal prefrence really I just like it

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Yeah, I'd love to get a factory spoiler (and I will if I can find a used one on Ebay or something). But unfortunately they're a bit prohibitively priced... I guess you get what you pay for.

For instance - there's an M3 style spoiler for $103.95 at www.carpartswholesale.com. Too good to be true?
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Originally posted by supark@Oct 25 2004, 01:53 AM
Well, one whole day with my new 325is and I want to mod it.

I really want to get an M3 style spoiler - are there particular brands that you guys recommend/should stay away from?

I've noticed that quite a few sigs have aftermarket M3 spoilers installed - where did you get them?

I'm a pretty good DIYer and was wondering how difficult it is to mount one yourself - I assume the most important thing would be to seal the mounting holes really well. I actually don't like the ones with the 3rd brake light mounted in the middle.

Thanks!
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I would get a carbon fiber one if you really want to race the car. But for the M3 with out LED go here..
http://www.customautotrim.com/spoilers/bmw_wings.htm
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Hammans link looks good.....go with factory!

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I would get a carbon fiber one if you really want to race the car. But for the M3 with out LED go here..
http://www.customautotrim.com/spoilers/bmw_wings.htm
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No racing for me - I'll stick to the Xbox for that. Checked out the link - looks like a great deal - have you had experience with these guys before?

Thanks for information by the way - there's just so many different manufacturers, that it's difficult to discern which are crooks, and which ones actually make good products.
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Yes, I have bought the E46 00+ CUSTOM STYLE W/L Wing.
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Yes, I have bought the E46 00+ CUSTOM STYLE W/L Wing.
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You were pretty happy with the fit and finish then I gather?

I was trying to determine how the custom style spoiler compares to the M3 one - they look very similar in the picture - could you post a pic of your car?

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Originally posted by supark+Oct 25 2004, 10:43 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(supark @ Oct 25 2004, 10:43 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-HamannM3@Oct 25 2004, 10:29 AM
Yes, I have bought the E46 00+ CUSTOM STYLE W/L Wing.
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You were pretty happy with the fit and finish then I gather?

I was trying to determine how the custom style spoiler compares to the M3 one - they look very similar in the picture - could you post a pic of your car?

Thanks,
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Just compared the two spoilers a bit closer - the M3 spoiler looks a bit higher, more angular. I actually kind of prefer the custom style round shape - sleeker and $215 painted... hmmm
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I bought mine on ebay off of a company called "Autoearth", they have a web site you can check out www.autoearth.com . The price was right US$152.00, and it was really well packed when shipped. It came complete with all the hardware and a bright LED brake light, primed ready for paint. I didn't install it, the guys that painted my car installed it and they said the quality was excellent. I'm really happy with the way it looks, check them out.
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