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Old 01-25-2019, 12:55 PM
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That aero kit … it will take me a thousand years to like it … completely ruins the great looks of the E53, in my opinion of course. Sorry if I ruined the party.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:26 PM
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I think it's the door pods that take the aero kit from looking good to "overdone." I am really liking the way it looks without them. Glad you've come around... I always get even more nervous when my usual cohort in crime is disapproving. I'll keep an eye out for another so Archer can get his aero kit.
Let's not get carried away now...
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:42 PM
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That aero kit it will take me a thousand years to like it completely ruins the great looks of the E53, in my opinion of course. Sorry if I ruined the party.
All good. If we all liked the same thing this would be a very boring place.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:23 PM
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Looking good copy cat (but you can never have Tit. Silver)
Front bumper needs better fitment on the side. I remove the plastic clips completely and use bolts to have a tight gap. It makes removing/installing the bumper harder but how often would you need to do that, right?
What happen to the front window visors?
And you're wrong about the door fillers being "overdone"
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Clean install and don't worry about what others think. if you like the look then that is all that counts.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:00 AM
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:15 AM
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Looking good copy cat (but you can never have Tit. Silver)
Front bumper needs better fitment on the side. I remove the plastic clips completely and use bolts to have a tight gap. It makes removing/installing the bumper harder but how often would you need to do that, right?
What happen to the front window visors?
And you're wrong about the door fillers being "overdone"
I took forever trimming, tugging, removing, refitting that front bumper. That's as good as it gets unfortunately. Looking at pictures of other aero kit cars I saw that many had a larger gap at the fender than I would expect from a factory body kit. Also all but 1 of the tabs on the bumper that lock into the plastic "hooks" on the fender brackets were broken before I got the truck... probably contributing a little to the fitment. Extremely poor mounting design as it is not very durable.

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Thanks fellas. Yep, not worried, we all can't like everything fellow members do to their X's. Personal taste is still a thing here. I definitely like it and it's killing me not being able to drive it yet. I haven't put a tank of gas in it since Nov 3rd!
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:37 PM
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Good work! I admire your patience and initiative to do what you like! Looks great!

I don't understand folks taking the time to post something negative. The considerate choice is to say nothing if one doesn't like something, especially when no one has asked for an opinion.
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I don't understand folks taking the time to post something negative. The considerate choice is to say nothing if one doesn't like something, especially when no one has asked for an opinion.
Looks like the OP has his big boy pants on. I think it's fine to express a dissenting opinion if it's done with the same respect the OP requests. Posting here is very much the same as asking for an opinion. Or at least it should be thought of as asking for one. The chances are a million times more likely that we'll get opinions if we post here than if we don't. LOL
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I'm sure some will think it is a downgrade, which I totally understand and respect. I don't like the aero kit on some X5's that I see it on either.
I personally don't like it either. Seeing it in Imola would be the Holy Grail- if I don't like it there, I won't like it anywhere. But his truck isn't mine. And that, just as CW said, is what makes the world go 'round
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All good. If we all liked the same thing this would be a very boring place.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:40 PM
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Posting here is not asking for an opinion unless OP asks for an opinion. I acknowledge it is unusual that someone doesn't throw up a negative opinion but that doesn't make it OK. It's great that OP takes the high road. It is unfortunate that isn't universal. If ones wife says I love this dress, who among us is going to answer I think it makes you look fat? It's so prevalent in social media because there are no consequences. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" is good to keep top of mind in all circumstances.
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