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      12-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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Steep driveways and CF Splitters

I just got a set of OEM splitters (Thanks GOLFFRR for the great price), and I was wondering what is the best way to take on steep driveways or ramps. Usually I would take them going sideways, but I am not sure if that would be a smart idea with the splitters being on the side. Its only been 2 days and I already scraped one of them going sideways up a small ramp.

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      12-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Ah, the price we pay for cool stuff. I've got them also, lowered on Dinan springs. Extra care needed to preserve them. I'd try backing up steep driveways, angle at the entry. I avoid steep hills as much as possible and am vigilent about parking curbs too.
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      12-03-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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Looks awesome. My only suggestion is going sideways. BTW, what brand are your LED angel eyes?
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      12-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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looks sick! thanks for the business. Just take it slow and you will be fine at an angle
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Thanks guys, I guess I just have to be more careful. Every mod on the M3 needs some sort of compromise, I'm glad this mod is worth it though.

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Looks awesome. My only suggestion is going sideways. BTW, what brand are your LED angel eyes?
Thanks, they are AngeliBrights V 3.0. The car is in a garage so they look a bit brighter here than they really are out in the sun.

Here's a pic in daylight:

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looks sick! thanks for the business. Just take it slow and you will be fine at an angle
No, thank you for the great price and quick shipping
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The CF splitters look great on your car
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your on springs so your not that low, go slow and take it on an angle you will be fine.
Exit the same way. Splitters looks great btw
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      12-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #10
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lol ITS A WAY OF LIFE!!! I have a broken one already
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you should be fine imo

usually low cars will scrape the most centered protrusion ie the center of your lip or splitter

since oem splitters are just on the sides...you should rarely contact the pavement
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Just a question to the OP and anyone else who has the Splitters and also lowered their cars.

Apart from steep driveways, what are they like for daily driving. I am trying to decide whether to get splitters for my Coupe or not, or to lower, or both lower and have splitters.

If splitters are a nightmare with the car lowered and I am going to break them anyway, then I might not bother.

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Just a question to the OP and anyone else who has the Splitters and also lowered their cars.

Apart from steep driveways, what are they like for daily driving. I am trying to decide whether to get splitters for my Coupe or not, or to lower, or both lower and have splitters.

If splitters are a nightmare with the car lowered and I am going to break them anyway, then I might not bother.

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Since the first time I scraped them, I always take steep driveways/roads at an angle, and I haven't scraped them since. Just take it slow and you will be fine for daily driving. My guess is that anything lower than my Eibach Springs with these splitters would be a headache. Also, I would recommend you clear coat them or something because my splitters are riddled with rockchips that I collected in one day of canyon road driving.
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Thanks Mahmood. I might go ahead and lower my car on Eibachs and get the splitters on. I really like the look of them
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Looks good. These front splitters are great for scooping up roadkill too...ask me how I know
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looks sick! thanks for the business. Just take it slow and you will be fine at an angle
I think it's time for me to look into purchasing a new set. Scrapes and rock chips galore on mine (although I only scraped once). After a while, the chips get to be a bit much.

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