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      02-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #23
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arkym is by far the cleanest lip for the m... it flows with the bumper while the challenge IMO looks like some random cf piece stuck on to the bottom of the bumper. I know I am in the minority here but I really don't like the challenge piece (aesthetically)
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The ARKYM sits above the felt boxes (based on pictures I've seen). How about the Challenge?

Does either lip present issues with clearance? I wouldn't want something that's constantly scraping speed bumps and ends of driveways.
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The ARKYM sits above the felt boxes (based on pictures I've seen). How about the Challenge?

Does either lip present issues with clearance? I wouldn't want something that's constantly scraping speed bumps and ends of driveways.
Any add-on front lip will present more of an issue in regards to clearance. However, judging from experience...the ARKYM lip has more clearance than the Challenge (which sits quite a bit lower than the ARKYM.)

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      02-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #26
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Hey it was nice meeting with u at the dealer also keep ur lip just installed mine and it looks so attractive
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      02-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #27
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Here is my write up and pics of my Challenge lip.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488360
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      02-15-2011, 04:02 AM   #28
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i really like the challenge lip, i come so close to ordering it a lot and always back down.

I like the side profile of the challenge however the front looks wierd to me, I need to see one in person on a slammed e92 (white)
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      02-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #29
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I personally don't like the Challenge... seems out of place to me. But with Bape's pictures, it looks a lot different than the EAS pictures for whatever reason.

Arkym does it for me, love it a lot. Lumma is in a close 2nd though...
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Here's another AW e92 with the Challenge lip.





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      02-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #31
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agree with everyone about arkym lip

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arkym lip FTW

The challenger lip for me doesnt flow. It extrudes out too much. Not clean for my taste!

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      02-15-2011, 12:59 PM   #32
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Having installed both lips here in house Challenge hands down. Fitment and quality are perfect.
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Having installed both lips here in house Challenge hands down. Fitment and quality are perfect.
hrmm. I hope so. For DOUBLE the price?!?!!?!



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      02-15-2011, 03:09 PM   #34
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hrmm. I hope so. For DOUBLE the price?!?!!?!



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You must factor in where the part is produced. Challenge is made in Wisconsin where is Arkym made?
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      02-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #35
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You must factor in where the part is produced. Challenge is made in Wisconsin where is Arkym made?
Nate, all ARKYM Parts are 100% Made in California USA.
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Nate, all ARKYM Parts are 100% Made in California USA.
Cool! I did not know that
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i really like the challenge lip, i come so close to ordering it a lot and always back down.

I like the side profile of the challenge however the front looks wierd to me, I need to see one in person on a slammed e92 (white)
I couldn't agree with you more.. from the side profile, the challenge looks sick. From the front, it looks really weird. To me, it just looks like some random piece of CF was stuck onto the bottom of the bumper. Keep your arkym!
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      02-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #38
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Having installed both lips here in house Challenge hands down. Fitment and quality are perfect.
Well said. Couldn't agree more.
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      02-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #39
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I actually like both. if i had the money, i would buy both.
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agree with everyone about arkym lip

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arkym lip FTW

The challenger lip for me doesnt flow. It extrudes out too much. Not clean for my taste!

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      02-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #40
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I had the Arkym lip for a few months. I thought it looked pretty good...until I smashed it: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439125

Waiting til summertime to replace with something else. Challenge is at the top of my list...but sooo expensive.
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Im waiting to see a challenge front lip on a modded white m3 in person, hopefully at a meet. As of now the Arkym is staying its so nice and clean . Not going to lie its going to take a lot for me to switch. Im waiting for their hood.
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      02-19-2011, 04:26 PM   #42
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Im waiting to see a challenge front lip on a modded white m3 in person, hopefully at a meet. As of now the Arkym is staying its so nice and clean . Not going to lie its going to take a lot for me to switch. Im waiting for their hood.

I say keep the Arkym, looks better IMO. By the way, how are you liking the Challenge x-pipe? You have me really wanting one now.
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