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PedroBMW
12-20-2005, 11:25 AM
I really wanna get some splitters like this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/92-98-BMW-E36-M3-BUMPER-LIP-VELOCITY-SPLITTER-SPLITTERS_W0QQitemZ8023334297QQcategoryZ33645QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem

Does anybody know where I can get some other than on ebay??

thanks.

sloveniaboy
12-20-2005, 11:43 AM
you can get them from various places

straight from the source at Max Velocity
www.maxvelocity.net

from umnitza
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?products_id=51

Miguel
12-20-2005, 11:49 AM
you can get them from various places

straight from the source at Max Velocity
www.maxvelocity.net

from umnitza
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?products_id=51
lol, Velocity price = $130...... Ebay Price = $60

uber e36
12-20-2005, 11:58 AM
I'd personally buy from Velocity. Who knows the quality of the ebay product... What's $70 difference? One night out...

Not to sound arrogant, but these cars are our babies and where possible I like to buy quality product (not to say i'd spend an extra $300 on splitters)

MV325IS
12-20-2005, 12:02 PM
I'd personally buy from Velocity. Who knows the quality of the ebay product... What's $70 difference? One night out...

Not to sound arrogant, but these cars are our babies and where possible I like to buy quality product (not to say i'd spend an extra $300 on splitters)


I agree 100%...take my advice...im the ebay aholic...and when it comes to bimmer stuff ive pretty much learned my lessons ( i hope ) DONT DO IT

sloveniaboy
12-20-2005, 12:05 PM
like they said *th-up*

i got mine from umnitza and didn't have any problems whatsoever from shipping to product quality

PedroBMW
12-20-2005, 12:13 PM
Cool Thanks alot guys, I don't really like ordering stuff for my bimmer of ebay either, thats why I asked.

You guys have any scraping issues with them?? My car is dropped pretty good, about half way down on my Coilovers, so probably about 1.5" drop. Right now its low but I find I scrape the bottom of the car before scraping the front.

Actually one more question. If they come primed, I basically just want them to match the (black platic) M3lip thats on there, how'd you guys paint yours?

sloveniaboy
12-20-2005, 12:16 PM
im on H&R sport and bilstein sport with the splitters and I scrape only on bad driveways

Justin e36
12-20-2005, 03:57 PM
In Eibach Pro & M3 struts/shocks they scrape daily. The clearance is around the same as a coke can laying on its side. They look great, but they make city driving a little more difficult. :(

By the way, the ones on eBay say they're primed... leads to believe they are Fiberglass, not the OEM Plastic velocity splitters. If you hit anything with them if they're fiberglass, expect it to shatter.

uber e36
12-20-2005, 04:14 PM
^^^ to what Justin said, the ones from Velocity or Umnitza come as the OEM plastic and don't need any treatment.

p.s. Justin - sent you a PM and realized your PMs are probably disabled. You still interested in the H&R Sport Spring Group Buy? PM me.

Storamin
12-20-2005, 07:34 PM
I have the velocity splitters. My car is pretty low... I broke one of them in half going into a parking garage downtown. Just took it off, fiberglassed the back of it and it works now. It is definitely an item you need to look after, though. I'm always checking them to make sure they are still connected strongly. I love the look, though.

Miguel
12-20-2005, 10:57 PM
I have the velocity splitters. My car is pretty low... I broke one of them in half going into a parking garage downtown. Just took it off, fiberglassed the back of it and it works now. It is definitely an item you need to look after, though. I'm always checking them to make sure they are still connected strongly. I love the look, though.
This kinda strengthens my stance here...

you can buy 2 sets of FG ones off ebay for the price of 1 set of plastic ones.

Anyone who think the plastic ones are so much stronger should realize that these are flimsy lil' splitters. they'll shatter/tear/scrape eventually no matter what. I think I'd rather buy some cheapo's and have another set in waiting over 1 set of plastic ones.

am I wrong?

Justin e36
12-20-2005, 11:42 PM
This kinda strengthens my stance here...

you can buy 2 sets of FG ones off ebay for the price of 1 set of plastic ones.

Anyone who think the plastic ones are so much stronger should realize that these are flimsy lil' splitters. they'll shatter/tear/scrape eventually no matter what. I think I'd rather buy some cheapo's and have another set in waiting over 1 set of plastic ones.

am I wrong?

You may get 2 fiberglass sets for the price of 1 plastic set, but the 1 plastic set will last 4x longer than the two fiberglass sets combined. Fiberglass will crack on impact, the plastic ones can flex and take *a lot* of abuse. Plus there's a peace of mind there, knowing everytime you hear "scraaaaaape" you don't have to pull over to assess the damage.

Mind you, during hard impacts (there have been a few during the night) my whole lip and velocity splitters break-away from the bumper, and the lip struts save it... if I didn't have that, the velocity splitters probably would be damaged by now. Snap in a few new clips (which I still have to pay you back for), and she's good as new. But even still, they do scrape daily. (literally) To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that they aren't damaged yet.

PedroBMW
12-21-2005, 12:06 AM
Hey Justin Where'd u get your lip struts?? How do they look do u have a pic? I guess that'd prob be a good idea for me to, I live out in the country, roads and driveways are bad.

Storamin
12-21-2005, 11:58 AM
This kinda strengthens my stance here...

you can buy 2 sets of FG ones off ebay for the price of 1 set of plastic ones.

Anyone who think the plastic ones are so much stronger should realize that these are flimsy lil' splitters. they'll shatter/tear/scrape eventually no matter what. I think I'd rather buy some cheapo's and have another set in waiting over 1 set of plastic ones.

am I wrong?

I'm going to have to disagree. The plastic ones are much stronger and do hold up much better against impact. When mine broke, they still held together. Since having fiberglassed the back of them, they've held up much better. You better believe the fiberglass will literally shatter apart. On impacts, the fiberglass will typically shatter into multiple pieces whereas the plastic will typically hold together at some point. It's much easier to put it back together when it is on the bumper and pieces are not laying on the road somewhere.

Justin e36
12-21-2005, 04:38 PM
Hey Justin Where'd u get your lip struts?? How do they look do u have a pic? I guess that'd prob be a good idea for me to, I live out in the country, roads and driveways are bad.

Unfortunately I never got a pic with the splitters + lip struts on. There's only one pic after a snowfall... you can barely see the struts + velocity splitters on. I sanded + blacked out the lip struts so they don't stand out like the typical brushed aluminum ones. The ones I have are from the e46 m3 AC Schnitzer lip.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55419&stc=1&d=1132925619