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Old 01-12-2006, 11:18 PM   #1
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Alpina BMW E46 Coupe/Convertible

I have a facelift coupe and was looking for a nice front lip. I decided that a lip would be more suitable for me because its probably cheaper than a bumper to paint and easier to install. I was also thinking about the mtech II front but i wanted to do something different because a lot of ppl have mtechs. Well anyways i came across the alpina b3 S coupe/convertible, which is facelift e46 coupe with several modifications. Well here's a few pics of it. I want to know what u guys think of the front lip.







it is also shown on a previous thread stickied in the general forum- post #27
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=170888&page=2

btw. Does anyone have this lip, or know where i can get it, or how much i can get it for?
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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i like ACS more, its also pretty rare too
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:30 PM   #3
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I love Alpina's products, they are so refined and classic. The only issue is getting them here in the US.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:32 PM   #4
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yea i think the acs lip is decent, but imo i think this looks better, but i was worried that it would be hard to find after spending about an hour searching for it
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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I have a facelift coupe and was looking for a nice front lip. I decided that a lip would be more suitable for me because its probably cheaper than a bumper to paint and easier to install. I was also thinking about the mtech II front but i wanted to do something different because a lot of ppl have mtechs. Well anyways i came across the alpina b3 S coupe/convertible, which is facelift e46 coupe with several modifications. Well here's a few pics of it. I want to know what u guys think of the front lip.







it is also shown on a previous thread stickied in the general forum- post #27
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=170888&page=2

btw. Does anyone have this lip, or know where i can get it, or how much i can get it for?
Alpina is officially sold through KSK-distributing here in the US.
Be prepared to pay around $500 for just the lip alone. All Alpina aeroparts are made of urethane and guaranteed perfect fitment.

The Alpina B3 aeroparts are only the front spoiler and rear wing. The B3 3.3/ B3 3.4 / B3s are all production vehicles from Alpina, hence these parts aren't just aftermarket aerodynamics, but actual production vehicle parts!

I have full Alpina for my car
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:41 PM   #6
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Alpina is officially sold through KSK-distributing here in the US.
Be prepared to pay around $500 for just the lip alone. All Alpina aeroparts are made of urethane and guaranteed perfect fitment.

The Alpina B3 aeroparts are only the front spoiler and rear wing. The B3 3.3/ B3 3.4 / B3s are all production vehicles from Alpina, hence these parts aren't just aftermarket aerodynamics, but actual production vehicle parts!

I have full Alpina for my car
yea i figured that these were actual production cars over in europe and asia(i found the pics on the japanese alpina site). I think 500 for the lip is still in my price range . Thanks for the info on US distributor of alpina
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yea i figured that these were actual production cars over in europe and asia(i found the pics on the japanese alpina site). I think 500 for the lip is still in my price range . Thanks for the info on US distributor of alpina
Cool!
Alpina is ultra rare. It's REAL hard to find replica/copies, so you'll definitely be in exclusive company.

With AC Schnitzer, it's too common place. Too many copies, available. Some sponsors on this forum even sell "replica" AC Schnitzer wings. Although the AC Schnitzer facelifted coupe lip is yet to show up, but it probably will soon be on Ebay...

Mr.Paddleshift has full Alpina on his prefacelifted coupe.
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Alpina is officially sold through KSK-distributing here in the US.
Be prepared to pay around $500 for just the lip alone. All Alpina aeroparts are made of urethane and guaranteed perfect fitment.

The Alpina B3 aeroparts are only the front spoiler and rear wing. The B3 3.3/ B3 3.4 / B3s are all production vehicles from Alpina, hence these parts aren't just aftermarket aerodynamics, but actual production vehicle parts!

I have full Alpina for my car
Do you have the Alpina suspension too? How do you rate it?

Thanks
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Do you have the Alpina suspension too? How do you rate it?

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Unfortunately I don't have the hard parts...
However I am using Bilstein Coilovers and RD sways for my car.

Alpina uses custom valved Bilsteins on their production vehicles too, but because of the custom Alpina valving and specs for their version of the Bilsteins, I will never know what a REAL B3 rides like...
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yup, KSK is about the only source in the US, and Alpina parts won't be cheap.
very refined, very pimp, they make great products
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Unfortunately I don't have the hard parts...
However I am using Bilstein Coilovers and RD sways for my car.

Alpina uses custom valved Bilsteins on their production vehicles too, but because of the custom Alpina valving and specs for their version of the Bilsteins, I will never know what a REAL B3 rides like...
Thanks Man. BMWCar magazine ALWAYS gives rave reviews to Alpina for their suspensions (best compromise between ride and handling). I think that compromise is what I want but at a cheaper price and neither Eibach (springs) nor Bilstein(shocks) will provide ANY info on the custom specs for Alpina. They won't even compare it vaguely to other products in their own line. The search goes on.
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