Spoiler Help!

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  1. 7 Feb 2020 at 1:57 PM #1
    Mr Burns

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    Jeez I'm a dithering pillock - HELP!

    I read forums and enjoy the banter, but they certainly put things in front of you which you may not have considered. I'm specifically referring to mods, in my case cosmetic mods.

    I admit to being an OEM man and to date have only swapped out the chrome and added the M-Performance carbon diffuser. I've seen things I didn't know existed, like replacement paddles, carbon gear surround and a heap of external add ons from a range of manufacturers.

    Now, being an OEM man, I only want to add parts from the M-Performance range, so all I have to make my mind up on now is the pro-spoiler. I've a great price and have put aside my fitting concerns, so now it's just a case of do I want to...

    The problem with the F90 M5 is there's not that many on the road. I've not seen another in 5 months/5,000 miles. So I'm more likely to see a duck billed platypus than a Singapore Grey car with the carbon pro-spoiler :D and none of the the guys on here have one.

    Some love the spoiler and some hate it. I just can't decide - so I can just hang back and pop it on whenever, but it's bugging me. To be honest, I still think the best look is the OEM spoiler in gloss black, but painting in-situ is a tough job and once removed, I would probably go the whole hog with the pro-soiler anyway.

    So, does the car 'need' it?. Is it a must? Is it too boy racer for a man of mature age?

    I know it's all subjective, but I've seen worse topics posted, so why not.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. 7 Feb 2020 at 3:05 PM #2
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    You know my thoughts sir, no, the car doesn’t need the pro spoiler, but imho, it makes the rear end entirely, especially with your new diffuser. It doesn’t look boy racer either, just a more business like attitude, it’s still my favourite mod on the car, I actually dislike the front splitters, but that’s another story. If you’ve got a good price, go for it is my advice, but the naysayers will be along shortly :lolwsign:
     
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  3. 7 Feb 2020 at 3:38 PM #3
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    My diffuser is still in the box, whilst the Pro spoiler was on the car the day it arrived.
     
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    As a man of advancing years with a Sing Grey car, I'd say there is a reason why they are called SPOILers....
     
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    I really appreciate all opinions and help, but I if remember correctly, you like chrome grills, so may have to ignore you on this one :D

    (please note this is very much tongue in cheek)
     
  6. 7 Feb 2020 at 4:27 PM #6
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    so maybe that is because you want the answer to be to fit it....

    (Lets be honest, I go back home to visit in my car and I dont really want all my brothers friends, people in the pub etc to think I am a flash bastard now I am down south - a new 5 series is bad enough but I try not to make it look any more stand out than I can.... Plus, the chrome contrasts nicely with the dark grey, matches the silver on the wheels and doesnt look like I wanted it to be a comp!)
     
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  7. 7 Feb 2020 at 4:35 PM #7
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    I wanted to weight in my opinion but I haven't really got one.
    So do what would give you the most pleasure.
     
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    I was pulling your leg Ian. No need to justify your choices. It just shows opinions differ massively, but when posting, I knew that...

    The wheels have black in them too, not just silver :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Leave it STD, it's boy racer IMO.
     
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    Ignore the oldies Mr B :D cant beat the Pro spoiler its a work of art :thumbsup:
     
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  11. 7 Feb 2020 at 6:15 PM #11
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    Well, you all knew I wanted full agreement when I posted this and in the interim I buckled :D

    Until you see one 'in the flesh' it's probably impossible to make a decision if it's for you. Black, white and many of the blue cars suit it perfectly, but Singapore Grey is an odd colour in some ways. That said, the carbon diffuser looks superb.

    Ordered from forum sponsor, Cotswold, so if I decide not to fit it, they offer a full returns policy.

    It'll be here next week, but probably won't be fitted immediately. First job is to remove the current lip, which I know can be painstaking, so want to get that out of the way and will live will a bare boot lid until I build up the bottle to get the glue out!

    Thanks to all who responded :thumbsup:
     
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  12. 7 Feb 2020 at 6:57 PM #12
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    As resident spoiler queen, I don't think you should have a bare boot :eek: If the Pro spoiler has more about it than the little lip one, I'm sure your car does need it and you'll definitely have made the right decision to go for it :) Oh and your new car looks great by the way :thumbsup:
     
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  13. 7 Feb 2020 at 7:01 PM #13
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    It'll only be bare a matter of days, it's just the detailer is removing the lip and it's a case of fitting it in.

    And thanks :cool:
     
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    That's alright then, I'll let you off :muttley:Oh and I hope to see pics of the new addition when it's securely fitted please :cool:
     
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  15. 7 Feb 2020 at 9:26 PM #15
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    Current lip spoiler will come off in the blink of an eye Mr B, with the correct grade fishing/synthetic line:D
     
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    Fingers crossed mate, as there are some horror stories, but at the end of the day it will come off, just maybe a slow process getting rid of the crap, but I’m not doing it so it’s fine :D
     
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    Honestly, it will be fine. A lot of untruths on the internet. As long as it is the standard fit small lip spoiler, fitted at the factory, it will be off in no time. The bits of doublesided tape left behind, will take a little tickling, and will remove some finger skin, but thats by the by. I know this because ive done the job myself, and thats why im typing this with my toes, because my fingers have fallen off with rubbing off that damn doubleside tape :muttley::muttley:
     
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    This is the correct grade of synthetic line to remove rear lip spoiler :D
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D

    At the end of the day, I’ve had so many BMW’s - saloons, estates, 4x4’s, coupes and convertibles. M3 x a few and now an M5, but never even contemplated a ‘mod’, but suppose because my main ownership was before forums, I guess I just thought that’s what kids did with Japanese cars :confused:

    I’m not interested in performance upgrades, but cosmetic are interchangeable in the majority, so you can ‘play around’ somewhat. Don’t get me started in that RKP front lip though :blink:
     
  20. 7 Feb 2020 at 9:55 PM #20
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    I have to say, because my car came with the full carbon kit, minus wing mirror covers, there is nothing i want to change on this car. If i had to pick something to change on it, it would be the paddleshifters, and thats it. It doesnt need any more power either, so nothing to change there. Will pop some Michelin tyres on when the Pirellis wear out, but thats really nitpicking. :)

    Oh sorry, i have added a mod id forgotten about, my own spec stone guards, a must imho, due to the shape of the front wings [​IMG]
     
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