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      04-25-2020, 03:40 AM   #1
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Reflector wrap??

Can the rear reflectors be wrapped in vinyl and still pass an MOT?? : I know American cars have there's painted/wrapped etc without any issues but unsure of uk MOT rulings..... have searched forums but couldn't find anything.
If they CAN be wrapped, I'm gonna have a go and trial what it looks like..... do they just pop in and out?? Under compression etc?? Tia.
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Can the rear reflectors be wrapped in vinyl and still pass an MOT?? : I know American cars have there's painted/wrapped etc without any issues but unsure of uk MOT rulings..... have searched forums but couldn't find anything.
If they CAN be wrapped, I'm gonna have a go and trial what it looks like..... do they just pop in and out?? Under compression etc?? Tia.
Ok so I've done one as a sample..... they do just clip on/off pretty easily too. Have wrapped in a cf blue but still unsure if this is legal??
What do you guys think??? Easily undone if it's illegal.
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Ok so I've done one as a sample..... they do just clip on/off pretty easily too. Have wrapped in a cf blue but still unsure if this is legal??
What do you guys think??? Easily undone if it's illegal.
Think you're going to have to take them off as far as I know it's not legal and won't pass MOT. I know some in America take them off and their laws aren't definite on this in some states.
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Ok so I've done one as a sample..... they do just clip on/off pretty easily too. Have wrapped in a cf blue but still unsure if this is legal??
What do you guys think??? Easily undone if it's illegal.
Think you're going to have to take them off as far as I know it's not legal and won't pass MOT. I know some in America take them off and their laws aren't definite on this in some states.
Yep just looked on gov website : But MOT not due until mid feb next year so might just run it as they are and if I get pulled act dumb : like I say it's literally a 5 min change to put them back to normal....
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Yep just looked on gov website : But MOT not due until mid feb next year so might just run it as they are and if I get pulled act dumb : like I say it's literally a 5 min change to put them back to normal....
..and why not, it looks Americanised now
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Ok so I've done one as a sample..... they do just clip on/off pretty easily too. Have wrapped in a cf blue but still unsure if this is legal??
What do you guys think??? Easily undone if it's illegal.
Blue CF looks nice/different. Now get the diffusers in same :win:
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That does actually look great.

I think you have a (fairly low) risk of a well informed copper pulling you over to advise you, probably the same risk of a miss-spaced number plate.

My car is a daily driver so (playing odds of being pulled) so I run my private plate in regulation format, the car generates enough attention anyway. I literally had someone accuse me of speeding the other day, I was doing 43 in a 60.

What exhaust is that?
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That does actually look great.

I think you have a (fairly low) risk of a well informed copper pulling you over to advise you, probably the same risk of a miss-spaced number plate.

My car is a daily driver so (playing odds of being pulled) so I run my private plate in regulation format, the car generates enough attention anyway. I literally had someone accuse me of speeding the other day, I was doing 43 in a 60.

What exhaust is that?
It's oem as far as I'm aware.... only had car since feb this year. 2015 LCI...... I've ordered some tips for it, so I'm hoping it isn't an aftermarket one now, so the tips fit.. !
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It's oem as far as I'm aware.... only had car since feb this year. 2015 LCI...... I've ordered some tips for it, so I'm hoping it isn't an aftermarket one now, so the tips fit.. !
That's not aftermarket, only BMW could make a mess of positioning exhaust tips like that. I hated mine when I got it. As long as the tips you've ordered have a 68.5mm or slightly larger inlet size they will fit fine.
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It's oem as far as I'm aware.... only had car since feb this year. 2015 LCI...... I've ordered some tips for it, so I'm hoping it isn't an aftermarket one now, so the tips fit.. !
That's not aftermarket, only BMW could make a mess of positioning exhaust tips like that. I hated mine when I got it. As long as the tips you've ordered have a 68.5mm or slightly larger inlet size they will fit fine.
Thx Dwaynos, I've ordered them at 70mm from this company..... should be with me soon hopefully!!
And thx for the comment re the reflectors
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Thx Dwaynos, I've ordered them at 70mm from this company..... should be with me soon hopefully!!
And thx for the comment re the reflectors
Could you send us a link to these? Do they do them in black?
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Thx Dwaynos, I've ordered them at 70mm from this company..... should be with me soon hopefully!!
And thx for the comment re the reflectors
Could you send us a link to these? Do they do them in black?
Sure, this is the company I got them from... they have a huge amount of different types Black and cf ones also


Check out this product on Alibaba App Burnt Blue Carbon Fiber Exhaust Tip Muffler For BMW M Performance exhaust pipe M2 F87 M3 F80 M4 F82 F83 M5 F10 M6 F12 F13 https://m.alibaba.com/product/624387...00000%22%7D%7D

Hope this works....
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Sure, this is the company I got them from... they have a huge amount of different types Black and cf ones also


Check out this product on Alibaba App Burnt Blue Carbon Fiber Exhaust Tip Muffler For BMW M Performance exhaust pipe M2 F87 M3 F80 M4 F82 F83 M5 F10 M6 F12 F13 https://m.alibaba.com/product/624387...00000%22%7D%7D

Hope this works....
Coming from china, be sure to drink some disinfectant when they arrive . Joking, don't do that despite what Trump says
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Sure, this is the company I got them from... they have a huge amount of different types Black and cf ones also


Check out this product on Alibaba App Burnt Blue Carbon Fiber Exhaust Tip Muffler For BMW M Performance exhaust pipe M2 F87 M3 F80 M4 F82 F83 M5 F10 M6 F12 F13 https://m.alibaba.com/product/624387...00000%22%7D%7D

Hope this works....
Coming from china, be sure to drink some disinfectant when they arrive . Joking, don't do that despite what Trump says
Yep, not here yet..... but the disinfectant is ready to go!!
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