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      01-07-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Where are the e90 m3 CF diffusers? :)

It has been 2 years and still no affordable rear diffuser for the e90 M3. Am I the only one that is kinda shocked about that?

There seem to be a million different kinds of CF rear diffusers for the coupe at affordable prices ~/<500 dollars....

There are maybe 2 or 3 diffusers for the e90 m3 and they all cost way too much- $900+ hell, there are more carbon fiber trunks for the e90 than rear diffusers and the trunks cost the same if not less!

you thoughts?

If someone came out with a 350-450 dollar diffuser for the e90 m3, they would be rich......

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After a few tooling revisions to please my anal-ness, our challenge one should be out around end of this month. Its taken a bit, but had to be just right. Granted, its not $450 but it will be top quality, made in the USA, and guaranteed fitment too. You do get what you pay for. All of the cheap priced diffusers cost what they do because they either arent of the best quality, or are knock offs where they have no development time ot significant tooling costs that original designs have. Ours are all coming in around the $850 range.

The other reason that E90 stuff has been a little slower to market, is just there are less of them out there, so for some companies, its less incentive.

My brother was one that bought some knock offs for his E92, and when he got it, he realized he got what he paid for. So-so fitment, and drips in he clear coat and some milkyness.

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After a few tooling revisions to please my anal-ness, our challenge one should be out around end of this month. Its taken a bit, but had to be just right. Granted, its not $450 but it will be top quality, made in the USA, and guaranteed fitment too. You do get what you pay for. All of the cheap priced diffusers cost what they do because they either arent of the best quality, or are knock offs where they have no development time ot significant tooling costs that original designs have. Ours are all coming in around the $850 range.

The other reason that E90 stuff has been a little slower to market, is just there are less of them out there, so for some companies, its less incentive.

My brother was one that bought some knock offs for his E92, and when he got it, he realized he got what he paid for. So-so fitment, and drips in he clear coat and some milkyness.

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I ordered a VRS Type II diffuser for my e90 M3, and after getting it, I kinda regret spending the amount I did on it. Could have put it towards a BBK.
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      01-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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dont tell me you have been brain washed too!
I'll totally agree with you some parts are marked up just for the hell of it, like AC and brabus etc. We always try to do our best on our products to have quality in, quality out and priced properly for our customers, and of course as a business, we need to make a profit in the long run.
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something's coming real soon. Car's at a shop getting some rear diffuser prototyping right now.

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dont tell me you have been brain washed too!
He has to say that bc if you don't pay a premium he wont make his commission. He charges the M luxury tax.

Make a decent profit, but don't rape people and take them for a ride.
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Didn't expect that kind of silly, immature statement from a gold level sponsor
just because we own an M "we've got to pay to play"
come on man you were kidding right.
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Didn't expect that kind of silly, immature statement from a gold level sponsor
just because we own an M "we've got to pay to play"
come on man you were kidding right.
To a degree.

What I wanted to relay is that you're never going to get the same fit/finish with "replica" parts from the East as you will with products engineered and produced here in the states. As others have reiterated, it will take time for overall prices to come down as more R&D goes into making these products at more cost effective price points...and in time the trickle down effect will make it down to the consumer.

That being said, yes BMW owners (and M-owners especially) are always going to command a premium for pretty much anything.
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To a degree.

What I wanted to relay is that you're never going to get the same fit/finish with "replica" parts from the East as you will with products engineered and produced here in the states. As others have reiterated, it will take time for overall prices to come down as more R&D goes into making these products at more cost effective price points...and in time the trickle down effect will make it down to the consumer.

That being said, yes BMW owners (and M-owners especially) are always going to command a premium for pretty much anything.
My $233 VRS front lip replica from some hidden place in Taiwan has a perfect fit and finish, still going on after 7 months... when they come up with a less than $200 rear diffuser I will be there too.

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My exact point, thx technic. With a little homework of shopping and either falling on what technic has found on a taiwan special if you would, or maybe the used for sale section one doesn't have to pay to play.

You can say what you want about r&d etc etc, but the smart consumer will shop till he or she finds the product what they're looking for, at the price they're looking for.

Technic paid a third of what these things go for. And if this is not a sign for the vendors to seriously look at their high prices and maybe make them a little more competitive with the market, somebodies might be loosing some buisness.

And yes i understand you guys sponsor this great site and i rather give you the american vendor my money, but $5-600 for some poly or cf piece compared to halve or a third of what technic paid is a lot of money were talking about. Anyone want to chime in, please do, not an argument just an observation.
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My $233 VRS front lip replica from some hidden place in Taiwan has a perfect fit and finish, still going on after 7 months... when they come up with a less than $200 rear diffuser I will be there too.

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eBay seller carbonfounder.

They do not offer any E90 M3 CF diffusers yet.
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My exact point, thx technic. With a little homework of shopping and either falling on what technic has found on a taiwan special if you would, or maybe the used for sale section one doesn't have to pay to play.

You can say what you want about r&d etc etc, but the smart consumer will shop till he or she finds the product what they're looking for, at the price they're looking for.

Technic paid a third of what these things go for. And if this is not a sign for the vendors to seriously look at their high prices and maybe make them a little more competitive with the market, somebodies might be loosing some buisness.

And yes i understand you guys sponsor this great site and i rather give you the american vendor my money, but $5-600 for some poly or cf piece compared to halve or a third of what technic paid is a lot of money were talking about. Anyone want to chime in, please do, not an argument just an observation.
In addition of your excellent points... if I crack this lip in a parking bump I'm only out $233 and not $1000.

Think about that for a second.
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eBay seller carbonfounder.

They do not offer any E90 M3 CF diffusers yet.
nice, thanks.
i was looking for a front lip as well.
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Me personally I woudn't spend much on a front lip since they are basically consumable items, especially if you're lowered. It -will- get scratched up, it -will- get scraped, it -will- get hit by rocks and other road debris.

But I'd spend more on a rear diffuser since none of the above applies... just my logic.
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Me personally I woudn't spend much on a front lip since they are basically consumable items, especially if you're lowered. It -will- get scratched up, it -will- get scraped, it -will- get hit by rocks and other road debris.

But I'd spend more on a rear diffuser since none of the above applies... just my logic.
110% agree. I bottom out every now and then on that plastic piece below our current lip, I don't mind, but I always think how pissed and anal I would be should I have a front lip. A nice rear diffsuer however, I would pay for, however I prefer non-CF.
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After a few tooling revisions to please my anal-ness, our challenge one should be out around end of this month. Its taken a bit, but had to be just right. Granted, its not $450 but it will be top quality, made in the USA, and guaranteed fitment too. You do get what you pay for. All of the cheap priced diffusers cost what they do because they either arent of the best quality, or are knock offs where they have no development time ot significant tooling costs that original designs have. Ours are all coming in around the $850 range.

The other reason that E90 stuff has been a little slower to market, is just there are less of them out there, so for some companies, its less incentive.

My brother was one that bought some knock offs for his E92, and when he got it, he realized he got what he paid for. So-so fitment, and drips in he clear coat and some milkyness.

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Thanks Greg, I've been waiting for this to come out. I'll likely be buying one.
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eBay seller carbonfounder.

They do not offer any E90 M3 CF diffusers yet.
I've checked his store and don't see any lips that fit the e92
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