Thread: Akrym quality
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      04-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Detroit M3 View Post
Was going to go with the bumper but found out that fitment was not perfect. Fellow forum member classic6 who had the bumper gave me a detailed review about their "quality"
No part is ever perfect. There will always be defects. Even my $2200 Vorsteiner trunk is an 8.5 out of 10 for fitment. I'm super anal about car parts because I've worked at Toyota. And I can see all the panel lines that the normal person cannot.

That said, the arkym bumper is what you expect. No part is ever perfect. If you want perfect then stick with OEM.

Aftermarket vendors very rarely have a meticulous QA engineer combing the parts for defects. It cost way too much for them to re-do it. At Toyota, if there was a minor gap with a fully assembled car, then they'd scrap the whole car.
2012 JZB E92 M3 Coupe. DCT/ZCP. Paint Match IND Cosmetic Package, Arkym Bumper, Verstrabe Paddles, LUX Angel Eyes, Vorsteiner double sided CF CSL trunk lid, Evolve Valve Exhaust, 19x9.5 et 21, 19x10.5 et 22 TE37 SL Pressed Graphite