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      05-28-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Flush mounted reflectors - post install pics

It's as if I had committed a crime and was then asked outside of the courtroom, "sir, what do you have to say?"

"No comment."

You be the judge.
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      05-28-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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      05-28-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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Oh, I ordered these too, is that a problem?
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      05-28-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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Oh, I ordered these too, is that a problem?
You tell me.....
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      05-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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You tell me.....
It doesn't look that great but I did already pay for them.
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      05-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #6
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WTF, looks like i'll be sticking with orange reflectors for a bit.
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      05-28-2008, 10:09 PM   #7
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Looks like they were rushed to production to secure the early bird dollars.
Very gappy.

Patience FTW!!
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Looks like they were rushed to production to secure the early bird dollars.
Very gappy.

Patience FTW!!
What will patience do? It is what it is.
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      05-28-2008, 10:14 PM   #9
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are these the jinxter ones?
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      05-28-2008, 10:15 PM   #10
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are these the jinxter ones?
Yes.
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      05-28-2008, 10:16 PM   #11
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I think I might go with the painted reflectors.
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      05-28-2008, 10:30 PM   #12
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Not much of a surprise. I thought the ones they posted looked pretty poor. It will be extremely tough to get a flush to look right without custom filling/painting. If a large scale manufacturer did it to tight tolerances and BMWs cut is to tight tolerance (do not know if it is or not) it would at least be better. Sorry you wasted your money and I bet we see more unhappy posts.
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      05-28-2008, 10:37 PM   #13
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In all honestly, the factory cut hole is part of the problem (based on the pics). The uneven almost jagged cut is going to be hard to get perfect. I think, despite your fears, that this looks better than the orange reflectors. Post some up close pics of the reflectors and I will tell you which one I would choose......

I guess we will see if something better comes along...

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      05-28-2008, 10:59 PM   #14
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wow. that is terrible...

im sorry for your loss...

I like the Painted ones that are bigger, or wonder what the cost is for a euro bumper?
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      05-29-2008, 12:53 AM   #15
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Disaster. May be some small improvement you can get from tweaking the tape stack up but still, disaster. Sorry for all those who have pre-ordered or already paid. Time to hear from the "manufacturer".
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      05-29-2008, 02:49 AM   #17
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It looks okay from far away.. maybe you should try to fill in the gap somehow..

They do look like it was out into production quickly--someone sells these? Looks good though, if it wasn't for the gap though!
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      05-29-2008, 03:45 AM   #18
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The picture from the top says it all ... "fail".
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      05-29-2008, 05:55 AM   #19
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That gap is hideous IMO. You drive a 65K+ car and putting that flush mount with gaps makes it look ghetto. Your better off getting the Painted reflectors instead unless the vendor can somehow make it sit perfectly flush.
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      05-29-2008, 06:10 AM   #20
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Never mind the cut out not matching, they don't even have the same bend as the bumper according the the second to last picture.
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did you paint around the edges with some AW touch-up paint? it looks that way.
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      05-29-2008, 07:04 AM   #22
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What will patience do? It is what it is.
Seriously?

Patience will allow for the better products to come out as time passes. Also lets others be the guinea pig for these early adopters.
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