So I thought i'd try and save $1,000+ on the Vorsteiner front lip / spoiler by finding a cheaper alternative on eBay.
If you are thinking of doing same thing I strongly encourage you not to
The sharp edges scratched my paint work in 4 places, the holes didn't line up properly and the whole thing seemed to be slightly warped. After 3 hours of struggling to get the screws in and making modifications to my bumper I finally got it on!
I must admit when I stepped back it did look pretty good:
However when you look closely - IT'S SHIT.
Note the gaps everywhere?
Has anyone else had this problem with replica lips?
I have a few questions on the back of this rookie mistake:
1. I am now going to get the genuine Vorsteiner part. Has anyone else installed it, and, do you have gaps / lining up issues?
2. Did you install it yourself or take it to a mechanic or somewhere to have it hoisted up first?
3. I have paint scratching on my lovely orange paint now. How hard/expensive is it to get that buffed out/repainted. Do they need to take the whole bumper off to get it done?
Thanks guys and hopefully this thread can save someone else from making a silly mistake as well.
It never pays to be a tight ass!