Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:54 am

z200 wrote:i am seeing an acrapovich there right i hope would be an italian bike :D :D :D :D
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:56 am

z200 wrote:part number is?????????
It's part number 4 on here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=51&fg=95
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Topshelf » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Hey Breaker, any chance to get that pic from a distance? :wink:
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by csmith319 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:29 pm

ARGH - I want this part so much!

I'm trying not to spend money on things I don't need right now - when does WANT become so great as to become a NEED?
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Wondermike » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:37 pm

Will you be able to fit it yourself is one question, if not I wonder how much BMW or a bodyshop would charge?

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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:39 pm

Topshelf wrote:Hey Breaker, any chance to get that pic from a distance? :wink:

Was out and about today. Took this with my mobile.

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Did plenty of motorway and A roads and the diffuser is still on! :P
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Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:41 pm

Wondermike wrote:Will you be able to fit it yourself is one question, if not I wonder how much BMW or a bodyshop would charge?
Probably cost a fortune and will also probably be put on out of square!! :wink:

This pic posted on another thread annoyed me because it was fitted out of centre! (if you can't see it then you shouldn't fit one yourself! :P ).

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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Caddyshk » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Breaker; does the car feel faster now, more planted perhaps? I'm interested in the real world perspective of this mod... Just kidding, looks great :thumbsup:

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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:56 pm

I think it's given my Z4 about another half a second to 62mph so it takes it to about the same as the M! All without extra running costs! :P :wink:
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:58 pm

Wondermike - The instructions specify 2 hours labour, so count on around £240 assuming no remidial paintwork and add that to the approx £300 for the diffuser and you're in the £550 region.

To me though as much of the satisfaction comes from doing the job myself and personalising the car. I'm sure Breaker feels the same.
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Wondermike » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:00 pm

Breaker wrote:This pic posted on another thread annoyed me because it was fitted out of centre! (if you can't see it then you shouldn't fit one yourself! :P ).
Correct, looked at that pic many times and never noticed that before :oops:
cj10jeeper wrote:...the £550 region.
Ouch, not something that I would pay that much for (if I had a Z4 that is!) and wouldn't feel too confident about fitting it myself.

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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:06 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:Wondermike - The instructions specify 2 hours labour, so count on around £240 assuming no remidial paintwork and add that to the approx £300 for the diffuser and you're in the £550 region.

To me though as much of the satisfaction comes from doing the job myself and personalising the car. I'm sure Breaker feels the same.
I agree. It's also that adrenalin rush when you take that first cut to your pride and joy and the elation when it all goes right!! :P
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:15 pm

Hope you're not referring to mine being off centre Breaker? I'm aware the front lip is temporarily tagged to the bottom of the rejigged battery box that's not true until the floor panel is welded in.
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Breaker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:39 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:Hope you're not referring to mine being off centre Breaker? I'm aware the front lip is temporarily tagged to the bottom of the rejigged battery box that's not true until the floor panel is welded in.
No, your's looks fine to me, it's the pic you posted of the grey Z4. I've included the pic in the post now. :wink:
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Re: Fitting the OEM Carbon rear diffuser ('07 coupe)

Post by Topshelf » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:38 pm

Nice! I was afraid it was going to look a little odd with only the left side pipes, but it looks great. Definitely on my to-do list. :thumbsup:
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