Hello everyone, just thought I would share this in case anyone is considering a carbon fiber or custom rear diffuser.
This is round two of my little rear diffuser project. I had originally wanted something kind of like the ACS carbon fiber/metal rear diffuser for the E46 M3. So, I put together some ideas and came up with this. I decided to try out the carbon fiber OEM rear diffuser from Ebay. The quality of the piece is very nice, really nice carbon fiber weave just like you would expect, and a super glossy clear coat finish. It is basically a replica of the OEM rear diffuser, made from a mold and then made with of fiberglass/resin/carbon fiber/clearcoat.
I transfered my "custom metal exhaust heat shields" (I guess that's what I'm calling them)...to the new carbon fiber diffuser for a custom aggressive look.
The end result with the diffuser was that it fit great, and looks great, but it took a lot of work. I had to carefully adjust/sand/grind each of the inside tabs of the diffuser accordingly to get them to fit into the little openings for the tabs just right. It was kind of a biatch getting the thing on, I was afraid of breaking the tabs, luckily none broke but only because I made the necessary adjustments. It would have been much easier if the car was lifted though. Anyways, if you do buy this diffuser off Ebay, be prepared to have to make some minor adjustments to the tabs to get it to fit in just right. It took quite some time, but then again I am kind of a perfectionist and try not to rush projects like these.
So, on to the photos! The photos with the two M5's is my car and Vason's (Chris) carbon black on caramel beast. His car is awesome, he has some nice mods like the Superprint x-pipe and mufflers, AA intake, and the 19" BBS CH wheels. I thought it was an interesting photo and angle to compare how the two are sitting. I'm lowered with KWV2 on BBS LM. He's got stock suspension.