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      08-16-2018, 10:38 AM   #111
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AM Motorsport replica GTS Lip https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1496453. Terrible fit and finish and customer service. A complete waste of $320
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      08-16-2018, 11:43 AM   #112
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AM Motorsport replica GTS Lip https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1496453. Terrible fit and finish and customer service. A complete waste of $320
interesting, everybody in the FS thread seemed to think it fit great...
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      08-16-2018, 12:01 PM   #113
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And it seems like I have to reset a foot module or have it removed and reset or something to get it working again (some oddball fix).

Thus I have no footwell lights, and no downlights on the doors. Not happy.

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      08-16-2018, 12:14 PM   #114
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interesting, everybody in the FS thread seemed to think it fit great...
There were a few isolated cases mentioned in the thread but they got swept away by the other posts real quick. Here's what I experienced. There's visible damage to the lip where it meets the bumper in pics 2 and 3. This was when it was brand new just out of the box. It can't be shipping damage because the only thing they got right was how well it was packaged.


Overall fitment of the lip on the bumper.

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Using only double sided tape, here's the best fitment I can manage on the driver side.

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Passenger side.

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Rough edge on the driver side.

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Rough edge on the passenger side.

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      08-16-2018, 12:42 PM   #115
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There were a few isolated cases mentioned in the thread but they got swept away by the other posts real quick. Here's what I experienced. There's visible damage to the lip where it meets the bumper in pics 2 and 3. This was when it was brand new just out of the box. It can't be shipping damage because the only thing they got right was how well it was packaged.


Overall fitment of the lip on the bumper.

Full res pic:
View post on imgur.com


Using only double sided tape, here's the best fitment I can manage on the driver side.

Full res pic:
View post on imgur.com


Passenger side.

Full res pic:
View post on imgur.com


Rough edge on the driver side.

Full res pic:
View post on imgur.com


Rough edge on the passenger side.

Full res pic:
View post on imgur.com
This was the same fitment I had. I really didn't have any complaints because, really you get what you paid for. Lets be honest; 250 for an M3 lip. However, I did leave a review. I think i gave it a 7/10... cant remember. On the other hand, my lip came well packaged, quick, with no damages. I've had mine since his first batch (since last spring), its aquired a few scrapes and bumps, and held together well. Great price for something youre bound to bash up. Now that I've learned gaging the lip on road, I think Ill invest in a better fit and finish lip when the funds open up. Its all about mind set when it comes to this lip or anything cheap for that matter.
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      08-16-2018, 12:51 PM   #116
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wow, yeah theres some flaws in that lip.


I will say that i have installed a couple MODE GTS lips, and while they were VERY nice quality, the fitment is not perfect. its actually fairly close in fitment to this lip, just a little better.
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      08-16-2018, 12:57 PM   #117
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This was the same fitment I had. I really didn't have any complaints because, really you get what you paid for. Lets be honest; 250 for an M3 lip. However, I did leave a review. I think i gave it a 7/10... cant remember. On the other hand, my lip came well packaged, quick, with no damages. I've had mine since his first batch (since last spring), its aquired a few scrapes and bumps, and held together well. Great price for something youre bound to bash up. Now that I've learned gaging the lip on road, I think Ill invest in a better fit and finish lip when the funds open up. Its all about mind set when it comes to this lip or anything cheap for that matter.
While I agree with you, I ended up paying $320 for something that looked like it would fit (based on their Instagram page). For 100 bucks more, I could've gotten something locally that would have actually fit the car. That's my regret.

What really grinds my gears is the way people defend the lip. It's not a great lip and the fitment is not great. Hell it's barely acceptable standing 10 feet away. Sure, it's a good beater but you're giving it way too much credit.
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While I agree with you, I ended up paying $320 for something that looked like it would fit (based on their Instagram page). For 100 bucks more, I could've gotten something locally that would have actually fit the car. That's my regret.

What really grinds my gears is the way people defend the lip. It's not a great lip and the fitment is not great. Hell it's barely acceptable standing 10 feet away. Sure, it's a good beater but you're giving it way too much credit.
No, I'm not defending it. Its a cheap alternative. Yes, you're right; I gave it a little too much credit, but thats because I did research and knew what I was going to. Its what I expected.
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      08-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #119
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No, I'm not defending it. Its a cheap alternative. Yes, you're right; I gave it a little too much credit, but thats because I did research and knew what I was going to. Its what I expected.
Sorry I went off on a tangent there. I meant the people in the for sale thread that are defending it.
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      08-17-2018, 08:33 AM   #120
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My biggest regret...is having moved from wide open highways in Las Vegas/West Coast to traffic light congestion on the East Coast.

Every other mod I have done was with purpose, and I have zero regrets.

Highly recommend you don't do the East Coast mod though. It's actually the worst. Blessed to have 2 years of opening my M3 up on the roads the way it's meant to be driven. Now, it'll never be the same again...

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My biggest regret...is having moved from wide open highways in Las Vegas/West Coast to traffic light congestion on the East Coast.

Every other mod I have done was with purpose, and I have zero regrets.

Highly recommend you don't do the East Coast mod though. It's actually the worst. Blessed to have 2 years of opening my M3 up on the roads the way it's meant to be driven. Now, it'll never be the same again...

Trust me I understand that, I'm in Baltimore and it's traffic light hell. But sometimes I wish I would have kept my car completely stock, there's just something about a stock car that is very appealing to me. You don't have to worry about cracking your carbon lip, or telling a valet not to touch your air ride settings, or worry about replacing your expensive wheels because of Baltimore roads. I'll be looking for a 997.2 soon to keep the M company and I think I'll try to keep it stock for a long as possible. Who knows how long that'll last
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      08-21-2018, 07:50 PM   #124
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      08-21-2018, 07:58 PM   #125
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My biggest regret...is having moved from wide open highways in Las Vegas/West Coast to traffic light congestion on the East Coast.

Every other mod I have done was with purpose, and I have zero regrets.

Highly recommend you don't do the East Coast mod though. It's actually the worst. Blessed to have 2 years of opening my M3 up on the roads the way it's meant to be driven. Now, it'll never be the same again...

I've lived somewhere near Atlanta (or now IN Atlanta) my whole life.

During my most recent trip out west (northern Nevada for work), all I could think of is how sweet it would be to be humming along in the M3. Beautiful landscape and I might pass another car every five miles.

Now Atlanta on the other hand..........
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My biggest regret...is having moved from wide open highways in Las Vegas/West Coast to traffic light congestion on the East Coast.

Every other mod I have done was with purpose, and I have zero regrets.

Highly recommend you don't do the East Coast mod though. It's actually the worst. Blessed to have 2 years of opening my M3 up on the roads the way it's meant to be driven. Now, it'll never be the same again...

I've lived somewhere near Atlanta (or now IN Atlanta) my whole life.

During my most recent trip out west (northern Nevada for work), all I could think of is how sweet it would be to be humming along in the M3. Beautiful landscape and I might pass another car every five miles.

Now Atlanta on the other hand..........
I almost blew money supercharging my car before moving here. Now that I would have really regretted for the simple fact that I'd NEVER be able to utilize it.

I could barely ever get past a 75% throttle out West in/around Vegas without being flat out reckless. And if I did, I was well into the triple digits and had to ease up just as quick.

In the DC area, I'm lucky if I can get over 4k RPM on my ECU tuned M3.
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I almost blew money supercharging my car before moving here. Now that I would have really regretted for the simple fact that I'd NEVER be able to utilize it.

I could barely ever get past a 75% throttle out West in/around Vegas without being flat out reckless. And if I did, I was well into the triple digits and had to ease up just as quick.

In the DC area, I'm lucky if I can get over 4k RPM on my ECU tuned M3.
Yep. That's why I've only put a few thousand miles on in the past couple of 18months. 15mph over can be misdemeanor reckless in VA. Every MPH over 90 = a mandatory day in jail! It's just nutty.
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Yep. That's why I've only put a few thousand miles on in the past couple of 18months. 15mph over can be misdemeanor reckless in VA. Every MPH over 90 = a mandatory day in jail! It's just nutty.
Good old VA. I got pulled over for 81 in a 55 a few years ago. I didn’t know their traffic laws at the time and was floored when the cop told me he got me for “reckless” driving, and that it was a misdemeanor offense. Over the next few months leading up to the traffic court date I received numerous calls and pieces of mail from lawyers trying to represent me. Practicing law in that state seems pretty lucrative considering everyone speeds, especially on I-66. It’s a shame since VA has some very nice driving roads.
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