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      07-06-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
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Front Splitters/Lip and Snow Question

How do the M3s with front splitters or lips do in the snow. I am looking to probably get a Vorsteiner front lip but don't want to spend the money for it to be destroyed in the winter. Also, anyone know where I can get the best price on front lips? I'm not dead set on the Vorsteiner one so other brands are cool too.
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      07-06-2010, 04:07 AM   #2
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Depends on how low the car is and how deep the snow you drive in is.
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Maybe you could clear bra the splitter?
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i was on stock height with the lip when jersey got hit with 4 ft of snow in a week and lip was fine
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It will not get ripped off unless you are hitting large chunks of hardened snow or ice. I would be more concerned about them getting scratched which can be solved with some clear-bra.
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Have you considered a rep? Probably will put your mind at ease.
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Def get a rep....and a clear bra!
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You could also do the PolyUrethane version which will be more flexible and less prone to scratches/cracking. I've seen this left unpainted similar to the lower lip on 996 Turbos and it works well if you have the matte look on the car.
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I'm wondering the same thing. How much lower does Vorsteiner front lip actually make the bumper? It just sits over the bumper, not really under it so I can't see it being that much lower. Anyone have measurements on this?

I'm thinking vorsteiner front lip and challenge trunk on my e90 zcp
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