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Alpina Spoiler - yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by NickXX, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. NickXX

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    Hi all,

    I saw a brand new Alpina spoiler on ebay which was sprayed in the same colour as my car, and put a silly low bid on it, not expecting to win.

    However I won the bidding and now have a brand new BMW Alpina Spoiler. The question is, I don't really know if I want to fit it. If I do, then it will mean drilling things to put it on, but also means undrilling things when it comes to sell the car (I won't be doing the drilling/undrilling myself however).

    Should I fit it? What do you guys reckon?

    Standard:
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    Alpina:
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    Standard side:
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    More Alpina 1
    More Alpina 2
    I have a Saloon, but you get the idea.. More Alpina Saloon

    I have a feeling it might look good, but might also be a lot of hassle fitting it.

    Might be worth it for the added performance - the guy on eBay said it would give my car another 10bhp :p.
     
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  2. penski

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    You don't own an Alpina so..er...no.

    *n
     
  3. ScoobyDoo69

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    i think it looks naff, sorry
     
  4. Scuzi

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    Stadard looks much better. Don't go down the road of trying to make your BMW a penis extention like so many do. Put the Alpina spoiler back on ebay and hope you make a profit.
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    Looks awesome, get it fitted.
     
  6. PeterNem

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    I like it too, the standard "lip" looks like a bit of a half hearted effort compared to the Alpina one.
     
  7. mightynimrod

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    I like it, go for it.
     
  8. GT3

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    Weren't you planning on fitting rally style arches to your chevette?
     
  9. NickXX

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    Yeah, this is what I thought - the rear of the car doesn't quite match the looks of the front.

    The original e46 Sport has a decent sized wing - as seen on PMKeate's 330i - but they trimmed for the facelift.
     
  10. Oracle

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    Nick, you know what i'm going to say...

    I find it amusing that the REAL BMW owners / enthusiasts love it......

    DO IT!!!
     
  11. PardonTheWait

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    I think it looks quite nice. I don't think I'd have spent the money if it was mine, but I like the look of it, so if I was in your shoes I'd fit it. It's hardly lairy, it's a nice mod.
     
  12. penski

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    I was debating it...and would only do it if I went for full HS-Spec oily bits ;)

    Anyhoo - they were made by Vauxhall.

    The above spoiler is not made by BMW ;)

    *n
     
  13. Phil W

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    Prefer the standard one!
     
  14. eidolon

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    For the third time this decade we agree.
     
  15. agw_01

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    Coming from the man who wants to put 4 exhausts on his 5 :D

    From a more serious perspective, I like it. It's quite subtle, but you can tell something's different.
     
  16. Stringy

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    Providing your BMW isn't all show and no go (*cough*4cylinder*cough*) then go for it.
    If the above 330D is yours then I'm not sure...it's a diesel.....with a spoiler.
    Hmmmmm
     
  17. mightynimrod

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    It's a 6 cylinder diesel....v-fast :D
     
  18. Stringy

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    But diesel.....spoiler
    It's like a square block in a circular hole, my mind can't visualise it logically :p

    Awaits "omg but the diesel rox0rs"
     
  19. Oracle

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    Pfft! Only .3 of a second slower to 100mph than its petrol brother / sister and only because it needs a frikkin gear change!

    Diesel rox0rs tbh! and the larger spoiler is surely going to help keep those rear tyres digging into the ground at UBER speed!
     
  20. mightynimrod

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    Hahahaha, i know what you mean, kinda goes against the grain.:D

    Got to be said though, the 3.0d engine is one of the sweetest diesel engines about.