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Posted by Sean H on September 25, 2001 at 21:01:40:

In Reply to: They're on! They're on! posted by Sean H on September 25, 2001 at 18:41:43:

Here's (hopefully) a few answers:
Cost: Not very expensive, about $100 even for the whole package. The inlets were about $13, the brackets were $3, and the ducting that connects to the fender well was $35. You can save a chunk if you skip the ducts, which gives you the cosmetic upgrade, but not the brake cooling (however effective it may be). I went ahead and did the whole thing. Keep in mind that the prices I pay are effectively the "employee discount", so retail is higher.

Part #'s: I wish I had written them down before I tore the stickers off the parts. Sorry. Maybe someone with an ETK can help out here.

Difficulty: For someone braver than me probably not too difficult. I chickened out and had them installed by a mechanic. There is some cutting involved (hence my reluctance) but if your careful and know where to make the cuts this isn't all that hard.

The How To: Once you figure the placement of the bracket, it becomes pretty clear where to cut. You cut the bottom lip of the air dam out from the outer edge of the fog light over about seven inches or so, angling the cut upward at the inner edge (use the inlet as a guide). You also have to cut a slot in the lower lip on the side of the air dam. I'll try to post some close ups to give abetter idea, since I'm sure this is pretty vague.

Hopefully I'll have pics up soon (photopoint doesn't seem to let me post anymore, so I'll look elsewhere). If you have anymore pics I'll be glad to try and answer them.
Sean H
'92 535i


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