F80 M3 RKP Front Lip


by Matt Moreman September 14, 2018

I ended up taking my M3 to PSI. You might call me a sissy for deciding against installing a “simple” lip myself. When I saw the IND photos of the extra center mounting piece, I had a feeling it was going to be pretty involved with drilling and cutting.

Well, my assumption was dead on. I’m glad I let the experts do the install. They had to remove and shave the plastic thingies (technical term) that had down from the front bumper. They also had to drill out the two side bolt holes and make new holes to attach the center bolts. It took PSI and hour and a half. It would have taken me five.

Garrett Wade shot the car, but I couldn’t wait to get some photos of the lip up. I’ll take some more in the next few days in the sunlight and should have Garrett’s photos soon.

I tried to take a picture from every conceivable angle. The big question many of us have had after looking at the IND photos was, “What’s going on with the area where the OEM splitter would go. I, like many others, don’t like the OEM splitters, so I wanted a lip that looked similar to the original concept car without them. That area sits just above flush. I’m talking like 2mm. The protrusion is designed to ensure the lip sit properly forward.

It’s hard to explain and even harder to photograph. Picture taking you finger and dragging it from the grill down to the lip. You can tell it’s raised slightly above the painted splitter area but only slightly. In other words, don’t worry about it. It looks great and adds to the structural integrity of the lip.

Some of you that know me know that I don’t just automatically love everything that I buy. For example, the $7,000 Akra I bought, I give a 7 out of 10. It’s okay, but certainly not great. Now this RKP lip at a wallet depleting $1,500+ is a 9.9 out of 10. It is darn near perfect. I love it and would highly recommend it!

I’m lowered as far as the KW Sleeve will go and Garrett and I pulled into and out of some pretty steep parking lots without any issue.




Matt Moreman
Matt Moreman

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I don't mean to make light of this, but I am medically diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Due to being afflicted, uniquely organized, and highly focused, The Garage tends to become my place of sanity. It is the anchor of my obsession, but I also have a passion for Cars, Finance, and Electronics. Stay tuned as I transplant what is in my head into the Obsessed Blog.



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