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      09-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Hi all,
Just joined the forum today as I'm hoping to pick up a 2010 Alpine White E92 M3 Coupe and thought I'd ask for advice on the best way to source quality (but not ridiculously expensive) black performance parts, in particular...

- black kidney grills
- black side indicators
- black or carbon fibre front bumper splitters
- black/carbon rear wing spoiler

Naturally I want them to look as close to the genuine OEM BMW performance parts as possible without paying the BMW brand tax!

There are a few dodgy looking replica parts scattered all over eBay but I was hoping someone had come across a reputable supplier that has all these parts at a reasonable price.

I'm also looking for a reliable Sydney place to spray the factory 19 inch wheels black...

Thanks for your help!

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      09-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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you looking at the one at Sydney City prestige mate?

best (only) place would be from the US

Turner motorsport
European Auto Source

are the two that come to mind.
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Turner are great and you could get most of it from them, depending on what you want.

For rear CF spoiler, I would recommend forking out for OEM. The CF weave on the reps is a bit nasty. For front splitters or lips such as VRS, the replicas can be fine and I would recommend JBSPEED. Their current VRS front lips are primo and all the fitment issues seem to be ironed out. OEM and aftermarket branded lips are dear and it's inevitable they will get damaged which would hurt on a $1500 item.

JBSPEED would also be fine for grills and side indicators, as it's hard to stuff them up - although the OEM options are cheap. You'll also want to work out if you want black plastic or black chrome.
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you looking at the one at Sydney City prestige mate?

best (only) place would be from the US

Turner motorsport
European Auto Source

are the two that come to mind.
The one from Sydney City Prestige was on my short-list but I'm looking at a few options in both manual and DCT. Why? Are you keen on that one?

Thanks for the advice re: the black products!
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Turner are great and you could get most of it from them, depending on what you want.

For rear CF spoiler, I would recommend forking out for OEM. The CF weave on the reps is a bit nasty. For front splitters or lips such as VRS, the replicas can be fine and I would recommend JBSPEED. Their current VRS front lips are primo and all the fitment issues seem to be ironed out. OEM and aftermarket branded lips are dear and it's inevitable they will get damaged which would hurt on a $1500 item.

JBSPEED would also be fine for grills and side indicators, as it's hard to stuff them up - although the OEM options are cheap. You'll also want to work out if you want black plastic or black chrome.
Thanks MFKN3. Do you know what the OEM prices are roughly and how this compares with the replica equivalents?

Thanks again!
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      09-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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Only one way to go and it's OEM!!
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Thanks MFKN3. Do you know what the OEM prices are roughly and how this compares with the replica equivalents?

Thanks again!
Here is an essential link for M3 owners.

http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...2&mospid=50361

You can get the part number and suggested price then go to on line dealers like ecstuning.com for OE parts

Another really l good US shop is
http://alekshop.com/ for aftermarket.
Aleks is very reasonable in price and is often cheaper than Turner or EAS. He will always get back to you quickly.

Enjoy the car
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as said above RealOEM is the bible for parts!

and i tend to buy most of my OEM parts from www.bmminiparts.com


being UK based can come in handy if you want wanted to purchase RHD drive bits as well...
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Thanks MFKN3. Do you know what the OEM prices are roughly and how this compares with the replica equivalents?

Thanks again!
You'd have to look them up mate. OEM mirror covers for example are about $800 delivered, whereas replicas are probably around $200.

Side and front grills are cheap enough to just go OEM.
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