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      01-23-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
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Vorsteiner Type II diffuser + Poly Lip INSTALLED!

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Type II carbon fiber rear diffuser (E90 M3)


Excerpt from Nate's "Type II" thread:
We just got our first production model here at our warehouse, and it looks really amazing! This new rear diffuser is miles ahead of anything else currently on the market, it's got a few new features that are really impressive. It uses OEM mounting bolts for an easy install, and comes with a special groove for 3M mounting tape built right into the inside of the diffuser for a more flush install. Installed photos coming soon.

The 3M groove is a new feature from Vorsteiner, and should make people very happy. You'll know just where to lay the 3M tape for perfect adhesion, and the thickness of the tape will be buried inside this groove, so that the rear diffuser is perfectly positioned against the rear bumper!


Before the "Type II":
After owning the car for several months (and after installing the Eisenmann Race), the obvious void at the rear of the car was the lack of diffuser. It demanded something beefier...something that "completed" the rear. I had always felt the stock E90 M3 rear just left something to be desired to compliment the exhaust. Having seen Vorsteiner's "Type I" diffuser on our E92 project car and some other friends' cars, I was anxious for what Vorsteiner would come up with - especially being so satisfied with their CF front lip on my car already.

"Type II" Initial Reactions:
In line with what Nate was saying, I was floored by how beautiful and well-thought out the "Type II" diffuser was. I am not often keen to wait for mods, but I can honestly say that this piece was worth the wait. Installation was a breeze since it uses OEM mounting and incorporates a convenient groove for 3M tape application. I love the way that it seems to cradle the Eisenmann exhaust - it really rounds out the rear perfectly and looks like it was meant to be there from the factory. I couldn't imagine having to go back to stock after this!


Polyurethane front lip (E90 M3)


Before the Poly lip:
As some of you may know, one of the first mods on the M3 was the carbon fiber variant Vorsteiner front lip. I never really thought twice about giving any other option a go-around...until Vorsteiner released their polyurethane lip. Although I read some not-so perfect reviews on the board about the lip itself, I thought it best to give it a test myself and see what it was all about.

Initial Impressions - Poly lip:
Side by side, I was surprised to see that the lip is a different design all together from the carbon fiber variant. The poly lip isn't as obtrusive as the CF piece, but I think that was a brilliant design move. To be bold and aggressive...but subtle, painted and appear to be a more cohesive unit of the car itself. I will say this, though, it is a ton more peace of mind vs. the CF piece. Quality-wise, I was MORE than satisfied. I experienced no such fitament issues, defects, flaws or problems during installation. To that I have to say FANTASTIC JOB VORSTEINER!

Honestly, it is a huge toss-up between which I will ultimately keep on the car...and that says a lot about how awesome the poly lip (and Vorsteiner) is considering I love the CF piece so much. I ultimately took the opportunity to swap over to matte black front grilles and a matte black M3 emblem while things were getting done.

All that being said, I will let the pics do the talking so you can see for yourself how fantastic both Vorsteiner pieces are. They are INCREDIBLE. Enjoy the photos!



















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      01-23-2009, 04:09 AM   #2
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Looking good Mike. I wonder why I haven't got mine yet....
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That looks absolutely stunning!
More pics plz!
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      01-23-2009, 06:28 AM   #4
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Nice pics Mike
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      01-23-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
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Well done. I love the clean/factory look. Slap some BMW center caps in the wheels and that could be similar to what an E90 CSL would look like
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      01-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
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Absolutely stunning, the car and the pictures!
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      01-23-2009, 07:32 AM   #7
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Mike your M looks great as usual! The car and pictures never disappoint. Can't wait to get mine!

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      01-23-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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well the E46 is sold, Julius has a PM and my E90 build is starting on Feb 1...

so.....

I'll be ordering the diffuser and exhaust very soon!

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      01-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #10
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wow... your ride look phenomenal buddy... loving how well the ride turned out and the color does the ///M justice.

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Thanks for the kind words guys We have full studio shots of the car coming next week (with a new mod installed)
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Love the diffuser, but I think I'd prefer the lip in either gloss or matte black
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Thanks for the kind words guys We have full studio shots of the car coming next week (with a new mod installed)
Front lip looks great. That's why I bought one from you guys.
Quick question. The lip came with a bag of screws. Should I just attach the lip by drilling into to lip and then into the bottom of the bumper?
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Front lip looks great. That's why I bought one from you guys.
Quick question. The lip came with a bag of screws. Should I just attach the lip by drilling into to lip and then into the bottom of the bumper?
That's correct. We recommend taking the lip to a good body shop for install. Pm me for more info
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mike and nate....this looks amazing!!!!

mike...great pics!!!!!!!!!

im excited to see what else you guys got in store!
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mike and nate....this looks amazing!!!!

mike...great pics!!!!!!!!!

im excited to see what else you guys got in store!
Come to the next photos shoot! Btw Mike's new camera is amazing
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Love the diffuser, but I think I'd prefer the lip in either gloss or matte black
Like this??

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Come to the next photos shoot! Btw Mike's new camera is amazing
haha Alex has the same one...we're 5D Mark II buddies
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Looks great!

Now if you could just pack all that stuff up including wheels and ship them over to me so I could "test fit" it on my car - I will send it back honest!
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Looks great, but I think if you molded it into the bumper that would look even better
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I really like that look!
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Looks great, but I think if you molded it into the bumper that would look even better


We'll still be switching from the poly to the CF front lip sometimes, so molding wasn't an option for this car.
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