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    Ebay CF spoiler for 8v vs. Vendor spoiler

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    I know many times you get what you pay foe. But then again there's the Audi tax that some mark up the same Chinese parts with. As this is merely cosmetic I'm wondering if some could comment on which spoilers one should stay away from and which are "the same"
    Thanks!

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    I hear the ebay stuff comes with super crappy tape. If you buy yourself a good quality 3m product you can make it work. Like you said, its cosmetic. Give it a go and report back.

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    I bought one from ECS and one from eBay. The eBay one is similar size, slightly smaller and its a tad lighter (they are both light). I would say the ECS one is more aggressive looking. So far I have no complaints with either. I can get a pic of them back to back at some point.

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    They're all from the same few factories in China/Taiwan.
    Unless it's an actual branded product (like OEM, Tommy Kaira, Rocket Bunny, etc.).

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    Left is ECS right is eBay.

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    Registered Member Three Rings
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    Guys all the carbon fiber stuff comes out of one or two factories in China.

    ECS wanted my source when I was running CarbonByDesign. Which was a nightmare because quality was always different.


    There is a company out of Europe that was doing some nice stuff for a good price. It was twice as much as China but the quality was better. The lips were boxed design for strength a durability and the weave was nice as well.

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    Established Member Two Rings dcohen5's Avatar
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    I bought an Ebay one back in October and it is still in great shape. I purchased heavy duty tape as it came with a shitty thin tape. So far there has been no discoloring from UV and I live in SoCal.

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    was just at the dealer. htey have a cf spoiler on display and it was just a tad over $1000 usd. crazy.
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    I bought one from the bay. It came with 3M tape although it was thinner than some I already had. I used thicker on one edge and the thinner on the other. Wife approved.
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    Veteran Member Three Rings Spinnetti's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FS3 View Post
    I bought one from the bay. It came with 3M tape although it was thinner than some I already had. I used thicker on one edge and the thinner on the other. Wife approved.
    looks good but kinda out of place - need more mods! e.g. wheels, springs, CF front splitter and some CF mirror caps maybe? lol
    2015 S3: Uni Stage 2 ECU/TCU / Most of the 034 chassis and suspension catalog / APR Intake, Turbo inlet and Downpipe / ECS resonator delete / Neuspeed turbo muffler delete & discharge piping / 18x8.5 ET35 255/40
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    I have a cheap Chinese one and the clear is starting to look bad and it has warped a bit. I really want an OEM one, but it's just too much money.
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    Spinnetti.. yup this is the first.
    Searching for some lowering springs now.
    Then the CF mirror cap swap... Gotta let the wife simmer on these ideas a bit as its her DD.
    She has been reluctant with many mods I have done but once done she likes them.



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