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Old 06-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Post DDM lights/Body parts- feedback/reviews?

after seeing the group buy on the DEPO headlights with HID and angel eyes for $185 my curiosity took over. It has been a few years since I last looked into headlights with HID and angel eyes but I thought these were closer to the $500 price range. How come they're so cheap now? how is the quality of the HID system? and the DDE thin line AE? can anyone provide feedback?

Also while I was on the site I looked at their replica bumpers, side skirts, trim and mirrors. Again I cant believe the price on that stuff. its like their selling at half price. From what i read on the site they say the bumpers/trim/sideskirts fit with all factory mounting clips and brackets. My question is how is the quality of these parts? I know its not going to be OEM but is it much better than the fiberglass knock-offs you see on Ebay? Has anyone ordered from these guys?

any feedback is appreciated and welcome.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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From everything I have seen, DDM is a very reputable place to buy stuff. They aren't authentic OEM, but they are damn close.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:48 PM   #4
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thanks for the feedback guys. I googled it and read nothing but good reviews about their bumpers. the side skirts I read that they can be a bit long on about 30% of cars. They couldnt account for why, but for the price im thinking of taking the chance.

The only thing im still skeptical about is their HID systems. I checked around on other HID sites and still the prices are in the $100 to $200 range just for the HID kit. meanwhile DDM is selling the DEPO headlights with HID and AE for about $185.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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DDM is alright. The bumpers are bang on. Sideskirts are crap. M3 side mouldings are decent.

Most of their stuff is crap.

But I'm really happy with my Depo's and front bumper.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
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Hey doogee where'd u paint ur front bumper?
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:42 AM   #7
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Hey doogee where'd u paint ur front bumper?
My buddy that you talk to on MSN has a friend who did it for me. His name on the forum is Se7en.

Did a really good job
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haha cool, i'll ask him
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:48 AM   #9
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The reason why its so cheap is because Apexcone manufacturers everything for BMW products in Taiwan, and when your molding and making over 200+ bumpers a month for each model the costs of making each product becomes very little.

Quality wise its excellent! Nothing seems to be like the cheap "Chinese" stuff you see on eBay where you have problems with it after a few years. So far everything I've sold is in good working order, and a lot of my customers are happy with the product.

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DDM is alright. The bumpers are bang on. Sideskirts are crap. M3 side mouldings are decent.

Most of their stuff is crap.

But I'm really happy with my Depo's and front bumper.
what issues did you run into with the side skirts? My car didnt have skirts on it before so Maybe lining up and adjustment may be more plausible than trying to mount DDM side skirts onto factory drilled holes? Am I thinking on the right track or are the skirts from DDM just a bad fitment all around? please advise. thanks

Steve@ASP;
thanks for the explanation on the price difference. its what I had suspected but its nice to have it confirmed. In your experience how do the side skirts fit? does the fitment vary from coupe to 4dr? also like mentioned above if there isn't already mounting holes for skirts is it a bit easier to fit and adjust?
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The reason why its so cheap is because Apexcone manufacturers everything for BMW products in Taiwan, and when your molding and making over 200+ bumpers a month for each model the costs of making each product becomes very little.

Economies of scale.
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I just got my lights yesterday. So far so good. PnP harness and lights were pre installed. I just need to figure out where to mount the ballast and how to hook up the city lights.

For the record, I picked up DJ Autos, not because they were cheaper but the reviews for the things I was looking for were better.

Besides, at this price, even if the HID's turn out to be crap, you can get a great pair from Ivan.
I won't have time to install them until next week so I'll update then
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Carjoe;
what was it you were looking for in the light housing that the DJAuto ones offer better than the DEPO's?

p.s. Nice rims by the way

EDIT: I just read the description on the DDM site on the DJ Auto Headlights. its a a toss up for me. I'm not sure why the DJ Auto's would be cheaper if they use higher quality glass and plastic. They must be have compromised in other areas?
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what issues did you run into with the side skirts? My car didnt have skirts on it before so Maybe lining up and adjustment may be more plausible than trying to mount DDM side skirts onto factory drilled holes? Am I thinking on the right track or are the skirts from DDM just a bad fitment all around? please advise. thanks

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thanks for the explanation on the price difference. its what I had suspected but its nice to have it confirmed. In your experience how do the side skirts fit? does the fitment vary from coupe to 4dr? also like mentioned above if there isn't already mounting holes for skirts is it a bit easier to fit and adjust?
I haven't heard one case where the DDM sideskirts line up right. And the adhesive on the rubber stripping doesn't stick either. This isn't from my own personal experience, but it's all I could find about them on bfc when i was interested in buying them. Apparently they're way too long.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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I've probably spent $1500-$2000 with DDM this year between my two BMWs... the customer service and accuracy of order is so so, but the prices and products are A+++
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