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      12-16-2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Front Lip Protection

Wondering what people are using for protecting the bottom of their front lip from rashes and scrapes. For my Z4M, I had thin fiberglass plates fabricated by a club member that taped to the bottom of the splitter. The clearance on my 2017 M2 seems even less since I have to be careful getting out of my own driveway which I never had a problem with the Z4M. I am not looking for a complete aero add-on splitter that will reduce my ground clearance even further. The only thing I've seen so far is this Acexxon protector, but have seen no reviews or photos of it installed: https://ind-distribution.com/product?sku=T50-1-1000-01.
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Okay, don't understand why this got moved to engine and drive train tuning. Maybe if it didn't belong in the general forum it should move to cosmetic?
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I would have it clear or gloss black wrapped on the underside.

The you can just remove and reapply if it gets nasty
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hard to tell how thick those things are - i'd be concerned about making the bottom edge even lower than it is. The fat that it creates a lip on the backside is of concern as well. I don't know well the adhesive works, but i'd hate to accidentally get it stuck over something and damage the bumper backing up (I tore the bumper skin off my E46 this way last winter)

OT but it's cool to see a "local" F87 - mind if I ask if you've driven in central CT at all - say Middletown/Portland area? I'm sort of in the market, or plan to be soon and would be interested to here how it is on some roads I'm actually familiar with. Test drove one over in Danbury but everything is comfortable on smooth roads.

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I would have it clear or gloss black wrapped on the underside.

The you can just remove and reapply if it gets nasty
Actually previous owner had it wrapped in 3m film. The piece covering the front fascia wraps to the underside of the spoiler. But the bottom edge of the front lips is already ragged torn film from a couple of small misjudgements. Thinking I need something a little more substantial than just the film at this point.
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hard to tell how thick those things are - i'd be concerned about making the bottom edge even lower than it is. The fat that it creates a lip on the backside is of concern as well. I don't know well the adhesive works, but i'd hate to accidentally get it stuck over something and damage the bumper backing up (I tore the bumper skin off my E46 this way last winter)
I only had a week to find something off a lot somewhere after my Z4M roadster was declared a total loss. So not a lot of time to do research. I assumed that the F87 had front PDC and didn't discover the opposite until I took delivery. Live and learn. Anyway I hear you, but I may just buy the kit anyway to see how it is. It's not ridiculous $$ and from the photos looks similar in thickness to some fiberglass lip protectors that I had on the Z4M.

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OT but it's cool to see a "local" F87 - mind if I ask if you've driven in central CT at all - say Middletown/Portland area? I'm sort of in the market, or plan to be soon and would be interested to here how it is on some roads I'm actually familiar with. Test drove one over in Danbury but everything is comfortable on smooth roads.
I live in a rural area of Middletown and the M2 is my all seasons daily driver, so I drive over the local crap roads every day. I have 245/R18-40 Pilot Alpin snows on now. But even with the 19" stock rims and wheels I've been impressed with how it handles the beat up roads where I live. Even in sport mode it is significantly better than the Z4M which had a front strut brace and 255/R18-40's in the rear. A good friend recently took a ride with me and commented immediately how less "skittish" the M2 seemed on the broken roads than the Z4M ever was. Only complaint I have right now is a slight creak between the windshield and the passenger side A pillar going over certain bumps. Next oil change I'll have them look at that.
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I use Scrape Armor under my M2’s front bumper. It’s custom-made for the M2 and fits/looks great. My local detailer iinstalled it for around $400. It’s in three separate pieces for the M2 so if you tore up one piece you could presumably replace just that piece. I’m very happy with it.
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I use Scrape Armor under my M2s front bumper. Its custom-made for the M2 and fits/looks great. My local detailer iinstalled it for around $400. Its in three separate pieces for the M2 so if you tore up one piece you could presumably replace just that piece. Im very happy with it.
Thanks, that looks great and one of the most well known custom car tuning shops near me appears to be an installer! Can you post pics of your front splitter?
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Anyone have front winglets and use scrape armor? Curious if you can slap em over the winglets.
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found these which look like they might be a good option for people with aftermarket lips
https://ind-distribution.com/product?sku=T50-1-1000-01
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found these which look like they might be a good option for people with aftermarket lips
https://ind-distribution.com/product?sku=T50-1-1000-01
Just received these. I'll give feedback after installed. They're just plain rubber which is a bit tacky and seems like it might pull itself off vs allows the ground to slide over it like skatedboard rib protectors...Teflon-like. Found an alternative option called Sliplo but you must buy through a distributor and not private so it's prob a fortune. The local Xpel dealers here in Vegas are listed on their website so we'll see.
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Just received these. I'll give feedback after installed. They're just plain rubber which is a bit tacky and seems like it might pull itself off vs allows the ground to slide over it like skatedboard rib protectors...Teflon-like. Found an alternative option called Sliplo but you must buy through a distributor and not private so it's prob a fortune. The local Xpel dealers here in Vegas are listed on their website so we'll see.
ah that's a bummer to hear that it's tacky rubber. I thought it would be some kind of polymer like Scrape Armor. Not sure why they went with a high friction material when low friction would make more sense for this type of application.

Looking forward to your feedback of it
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ah that's a bummer to hear that it's tacky rubber. I thought it would be some kind of polymer like Scrape Armor. Not sure why they went with a high friction material when low friction would make more sense for this type of application.

Looking forward to your feedback of it
+1 wanting some feedback on these. Agreed that high friction material makes no sense to me at all. Would also like to know how thick they are. Scrape Armor claims to be under 2mm.
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Scrape Armor is something like 5 times the price. Id love to see a pic of the IND product installed!
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Just a thought. Modifying a skateboard rail might work. Id probably put 2 on each corner, cut to fit & either tape or screw to underside of lip. But it will only protect against curbs or continuous horizontal objects. My lip got damaged by a parking curb. It wasnt the curb that did it but the rebar that secures it to the spot. The rebar wasnt cut flush to the curb and gouged the spoiler.
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They also make a piece to protect tail of skateboard that could work. Id angle back of it to keep it from getting caught on stuff.


https://www.amazon.com/Powell-Peralta-Tail-Bone-White-8/dp/B016BZYFC6/ref=pd_sim_468_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B016BZYFC6 &pd_rd_r=b65e8c95-06ce-11e9-add8-73a0b1357621&pd_rd_w=F8o0z&pd_rd_wg9JTQW1CBDS4
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Sorry about the delay. Here are some (admittedly poor) pictures of the Scrape Armor on my M2.
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Sorry about the delay. Here are some (admittedly poor) pictures of the Scrape Armor on my M2.
Thanks, that is exactly what I'm looking for
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For those of you still looking for protection for your bumpers and lower lips, check out our Do It Yourself SLiPLO Universal Skid Plate system.

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what material is it made of? Is it rubber which would be sticky or is it a polymer based material that has low friction coeff?
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what material is it made of? Is it rubber which would be sticky or is it a polymer based material that has low friction coeff?
Thanks for your reply. SLiPLO is made out of a special blend of polyurethane, which absorbs impact and glides on asphalt. This is actually the same material they use for snowplows. It improves gliding by 40% while reducing friction.
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