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      03-31-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Review) JL Motoring GTS Style Carbon Fiber Front Lip

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Yeah that's pretty bad!

You should pm Sam w/mode carbon for their gts lip fitment is spot on
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Yeah that's pretty bad!

You should pm Sam w/mode carbon for their gts lip fitment is spot on
Well now that I already spent time & money, what can I do with this lip in order to fit it better?!

I need some suggestions please!!
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I have had 2 of these lips from jl motoring with much better fitment/experience.

The 1st one I installed with help of friend using double sided tape (tons of tape + few self-taping screws at the ends of the lip--so didn't need to do any drilling). This helped close gap and oppose/hold lip pretty close to bumper. I didn't take the bumper off btw.

The first lip got smashed up by bmw dealership so they ordered me a new one from jl motoring and this one was installed by a body shop. Again, no complaints with fitment, and if anything they probably did even better job.

I'll try and post some pics later when have more time but my suggestion would be to try a few self-tapping screws to see if that helps close the gap. There are also some threads I saw in past where members put thin bead of black silicone to help cover up the cap and looked pretty good.
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here's my initial thread from 1st lip install:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636629
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here's thread with bunch of pics, so you can see how lip looked/fit on my car:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783933
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I bet some self tapping screws would make it look a lot better vs. the 3M double sided tape.
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The problem is, right side of the lip is SHORT by like 1/2 inch.
So if I make the left side flush, the right side would be off by like a good finger gap.
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The problem is, right side of the lip is SHORT by like 1/2 inch.
So if I make the left side flush, the right side would be off by like a good finger gap.
As far as I can tell from your pics it doesn't look that bad, except too much gap. This is accentuated by contrast with light colored car.

Would personally start with just trying to add about 3 self-tapping screws to each side of current set up, them go from there. Or you could first apply some additional fresh tape and maybe even heat up bit first. Afterwards you can try little bit of black silicone into gap if you want.
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As far as I can tell from your pics it doesn't look that bad, except too much gap. This is accentuated by contrast with light colored car.

Would personally start with just trying to add about 3 self-tapping screws to each side of current set up, them go from there. Or you could first apply some additional fresh tape and maybe even heat up bit first. Afterwards you can try little bit of black silicone into gap if you want.
I truly appreciate your suggestions.
I tried this today, and the gap is way too much that I can't even put the front lip against the bumper. Meaning self-tapping screws won't work out.
And I feel like I'm already putting a lot of pressure on the lip by forcing it, but I think this one might be the "OFF" batch
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I truly appreciate your suggestions.
I tried this today, and the gap is way too much that I can't even put the front lip against the bumper. Meaning self-tapping screws won't work out.
And I feel like I'm already putting a lot of pressure on the lip by forcing it, but I think this one might be the "OFF" batch
No prob at all! Sounds like time to touch base with James at JL motoring if you haven't already and see if he can swap a diff lip out with you. I've bought 3 items from jl motoring so far and been fortunate to have had good fitment so far and customer service seems pretty good (good communication and fast shipping). Good luck..sucks for the hassle though. Seems like they could just do a little better quality control by holding the lip up to an m3 bumper before shipping out to customers.
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sorry to hear it, with replica pieces it's luck of the draw. I've heard equal amounts of good and bad fitment stories unfortunately. have you contacted JL motoring to see what they're willing to do about it? if anything at this point since it's been many months...
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That's terrible but you can't expect to get a quality piece of carbon fiber for that price. I would definitely get a refund or exchange for that thing.
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No prob at all! Sounds like time to touch base with James at JL motoring if you haven't already and see if he can swap a diff lip out with you. I've bought 3 items from jl motoring so far and been fortunate to have had good fitment so far and customer service seems pretty good (good communication and fast shipping). Good luck..sucks for the hassle though. Seems like they could just do a little better quality control by holding the lip up to an m3 bumper before shipping out to customers.
I haven't spoke to him, but I will surely send him a PM to let him know of this problem. He guaranteed the fitment, so I hope he will stand by his statement.

And I completely agree with you about the Quality Control. Only if they held it against an M3 bumper... I didn't have to go through this hassle.
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sorry to hear it, with replica pieces it's luck of the draw. I've heard equal amounts of good and bad fitment stories unfortunately. have you contacted JL motoring to see what they're willing to do about it? if anything at this point since it's been many months...
I have not contacted JL motoring yet. I wanted to try everything I could before contacting them. Now that a friend of mine who works at a body shop confirmed that the fitment is totally OFF, I will send JL motoring a PM.

I saw relatively good reviews about JL motoring, and they guarantee the fitment, so that's why I went with their product.
Anyways, thank you for your input!
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That's terrible but you can't expect to get a quality piece of carbon fiber for that price. I would definitely get a refund or exchange for that thing.
You're right. But I wasn't expecting a "quality" piece. Obviously I knew it was a replica at the end of the day, and I expected a slight issue with fitment. But the fitment of this specific product is way TOO OFF.

Usually I'm not very picky with fitment - but this one, even my fiance (who has 0 interest in cars) noticed the fitment issue. So yeah, haha it's pretty bad.
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I have not contacted JL motoring yet. I wanted to try everything I could before contacting them. Now that a friend of mine who works at a body shop confirmed that the fitment is totally OFF, I will send JL motoring a PM.

I saw relatively good reviews about JL motoring, and they guarantee the fitment, so that's why I went with their product.
Anyways, thank you for your input!
Then I think it's likely they'll take care of you, it's the right thing to do on their part given your picts etc.
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If fitment wasn't good you should not have drilled holes into it.
I doubt they will take it back
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If fitment wasn't good you should not have drilled holes into it.
I doubt they will take it back
It was an attempt to make the fitment slightly better. I wasn't expecting a "PERFECT FIT" in the first place, but nothing this terrible.
Anyways, thank you for your opinion.
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It was an attempt to make the fitment slightly better. I wasn't expecting a "PERFECT FIT" in the first place, but nothing this terrible.
Anyways, thank you for your opinion.
That's terrible. Good luck with the progress!
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You're right. But I wasn't expecting a "quality" piece. Obviously I knew it was a replica at the end of the day, and I expected a slight issue with fitment. But the fitment of this specific product is way TOO OFF.

Usually I'm not very picky with fitment - but this one, even my fiance (who has 0 interest in cars) noticed the fitment issue. So yeah, haha it's pretty bad.
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Hey Vagus

After you use 3m double sided tape to install the lip, we recommend using the masking tape or any tape to hold the bumper and the lip together for 5-6 hours. That will make sure the tape is cured completely and sticked on the bumper. If you have other questions about the installation, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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