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      07-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Close-up angles of M Performance rear CF spoiler

many pics have been posted of M3s with the M performance rear spolier, but I couldn't find many that really gave you an idea of how dramatic a piece it actually is (for those who haven't seen one in real life).

It is a very dramatic piece and really gives the rear of the car a much sportier look. Being OEM, fitment is spot-on. I used the BMW Betalink adhesive.

So here are the pics...hopefully they capture the true details of the piece for those who haven't seen it in real life:

It is much "steeper" than it looks in most pics








Here's one in comparison the the standard trunk lip:



Hope this helps if you are thinking about this mod
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      07-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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That is a very nice piece. Looks good. I'm thinking spoiler delete altogether.
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      07-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Nice pics!!! I had a hard time photographing mine.
Awesome mod....I wish I did the spoiler delete in the first place!!
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Looks great! My favorite angle is straight on from the rear. I love the way it rounds out the rear profile. Kudos on using betalink.
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      07-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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That is a very nice piece. Looks good. I'm thinking spoiler delete altogether.
You know....when I took the trunk lip off and cleaned it all up, it looked pretty good, actually. Very clean look. The trunk edge is tapered up ever so slightly on its own even without the lip.
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You know....when I took the trunk lip off and cleaned it all up, it looked pretty good, actually. Very clean look. The trunk edge is tapered up ever so slightly on its own even without the lip.
I love the way the M3 looks, OBVIOUSLY. I always thought with very pronounced side gills and very subtle rear spoiler that it looked a little "busy". Not bad, just slightly overcooked. Without the spoiler somehow the car comes off clean with the right amount of accents IMHO.
What did you use to clean up the glue without harming your paint?
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      07-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #7
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Nice pics! I love the E92 M Perf Spoiler. I wish the E90 M was a little more aggressive as well.

On another note, your garage looks incredibly clean!
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      07-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #8
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Yup, I love how subtly aggressive the spoiler is.

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      07-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Really nice, but is it possible to put the e92 version on an e90? I like how much more aggressive the coupe version is compared to sedan, it seems taller n more angular, or I'm going crazy, lol
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      07-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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I love the way the M3 looks, OBVIOUSLY. I always thought with very pronounced side gills and very subtle rear spoiler that it looked a little "busy". Not bad, just slightly overcooked. Without the spoiler somehow the car comes off clean with the right amount of accents IMHO.
What did you use to clean up the glue without harming your paint?
I used "Goo Gone" automotive formula with some cotton gauze and a small hard plastic spatula. Takes a bit of work depending on how much residue is left after you remove the lip. I used a plastic trim tool to "chisel" the lip off after applying painters tape to the surrounding parts of the car.

This method did leave some very faint scratches in the clear coat but I didn't care since I was installing the new piece. It wasn't anything that couldn't be easily buffed out with some rubbing compound and an orbital polisher, however.

Easier if you let the Goo Gone really soak into the foam tape residue.
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I used "Goo Gone" automotive formula with some cotton gauze and a small hard plastic spatula. Takes a bit of work depending on how much residue is left after you remove the lip. I used a plastic trim tool to "chisel" the lip off after applying painters tape to the surrounding parts of the car.

This method did leave some very faint scratches in the clear coat but I didn't care since I was installing new new piece. It wasn't anything that couldn't be easily buffed out with some rubbing compound and an orbital polisher, however.

Easier if you let the Goo Gone really soak into the foam tape residue.
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      07-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #12
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Very nice. Do you have a pic with no spoiler at all?

I wish the E90 one was as dramatic as the E92!!
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Very nice. Do you have a pic with no spoiler at all?

I wish the E90 one was as dramatic as the E92!!
Thought about taking pics through the whole process, but I didn't. Sorry. Actually, I didn't know there was a difference between the coupe and sedan spoilers. Thought the trunk lids were essentially the same geometry on the rear edge.
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Looks great! Really complements the car.

Anyone have similar angles of the E90 version? Curious to see the difference.
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I used "Goo Gone" automotive formula with some cotton gauze and a small hard plastic spatula. Takes a bit of work depending on how much residue is left after you remove the lip. I used a plastic trim tool to "chisel" the lip off after applying painters tape to the surrounding parts of the car.

This method did leave some very faint scratches in the clear coat but I didn't care since I was installing the new piece. It wasn't anything that couldn't be easily buffed out with some rubbing compound and an orbital polisher, however.

Easier if you let the Goo Gone really soak into the foam tape residue.
It's even easier to remove the spoiler with dental floss or fishing cord.
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It's even easier to remove the spoiler with dental floss or fishing cord.
Willing to bet the fishing line method will leave less residue also. I didn't have any and the technique I used was posted on youtube. Not sure dental floss would be strong enough. Although your trunk would smell minty clean.
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It looks great... Thanks for sharing those pics... Garage looks great as well...
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Looks great. Now you gotta update your sig pic.
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Willing to bet the fishing line method will leave less residue also. I didn't have any and the technique I used was posted on youtube. Not sure dental floss would be strong enough. Although your trunk would smell minty clean.
I haven't tried it myself with the dental floss, but I've heard that it works. It might depend on the flavor
I like that spoiler. I'll also get it for my car later on.
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