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Castel
10-11-2010
I've been wanting to change my OEM front bumper to the MTech one for a while. I haven't seen any DIY guide on this retrofit so I decided to take pictures throughout the process and create one. I have a 335i E92 with oil-cooler.

First of all, there is a bunch of parts required for the...
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By stevemera on 04-27-2012, 11:06 AM
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awesome work and great job with this thread! im wondering if there is
anywhere other then tischer that you can get a mtech front bumper cover that fits good. There are lots of places that have good fitting aftermarket
m3 bumpers for e92 but is there anywhere that anyone could reccomend as
reputable and good quality/fit for an aftermarket mtech front bumper. Tischer charges $1050 for theirs and i know its oem but $1050 for mtech oem vs m3 aftermarket for $350 is a big difference. I like the mtech better then the m3 but its not that much better to justify that much price increase imo. Any suggestions would be very helpful! Thanks!
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By cjh311 on 08-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Can someone confirm if the list below is correct? I was unsure about the fog light support. I plan on getting it done next week and just want to buy what is needed. thanks for all the info and help guys.

part numers needed:

51-11-8-041-179 GRID, CENTER
51-11-8-043-230 SUPPORT, FOG LAMP
51-11-8-044-377 SUPPORT, FOG LAMP
51-11-8-041-181 GRID LATERAL LEFT
51-11-8-041-182 GRID LATERAL RIGHT
63-17-7-839-865 FOG LIGHTS, LEFT
63-17-7-839-866 FOG LIGHTS, RIGHT
51-11-8-044-661 PRIMED FRONT BUMPER
Parts not needed:
51-74-8-045-348 AIR DUCT FRONT (OIL COOLER)
51-74-8-045-363 FRONT LEFT BRAKE DUCT
51-74-8-045-364 FRONT RIGHT BRAKE DUCT
51-75-8-046-333 UNDERHOOD SHIELD
51-71-8-045-399 COVER, BOTTOM L
51-71-8-045-400 COVER, BOTTOM R
63-17-6-906-915 FILLISTER HEAD X 4
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By nitehawk on 12-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Has anyone done this lately?

The fender covers listed in the first page come up as Europe spec part numbers.

51-71-8-045-399 COVER, BOTTOM L
51-71-8-045-400 COVER, BOTTOM R

The part numbers I'm getting at real oem for US are different

51718047459 COVER, BOTTOM L
51718047462 COVER, BOTTOM R

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...62&hg=51&fg=75

THoughts?
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By Najt on 06-26-2013, 09:02 AM
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does anybody know if I need to solve the oil cooler for e92 325d europe?

I think there will be different things to replace.

now my list is:

51 75 8 044 389 Adapter strip, engine-comp. shielding
51 11 8 041 179 Grid, centre
51 11 8 041 181 Grid lateral left
51 11 8 041 182 Grid lateral right
51 11 8 044 377 Support, fog lamp left
51 11 8 044 378 Support, fog lamp right
07 12 9 904 150 Body nut
63 17 6 906 915 Fillister head screw
07 11 9 901 299 Hex head screw
51 11 8 044 666 Flap, towing eye, primed

I will at least need the bottom engine cover...but the question is which one?
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E9...oor_panelling/

51 75 8 046 335 ? Underbonnet screen

then will I need this?
51 71 8 044 547 Cover, bottom left
51 71 8 044 548 Cover, bottom right
51 71 8 044 549 Covering lower left
51 71 8 044 550 Covering lower right

51 74 8 045 361 Front left brake air duct
51 74 8 045 362 Front right brake air duct
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By Najt on 06-26-2013, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ttbmer View Post
Nothing else is need. Just bumper and foglight and mesh middle, left and right. That's it. I also followed this AND I end up shipping everything else back to tischer cus I didn't need it. So just the bumped and the mesh that's all.
ouch..good to know. thanks
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By Pawlin on 08-20-2013, 02:11 PM
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Has anybody gotten this from mod-bargains?

http://www.**********s.com/E92-E93-M...ont-Bumper.htm

It says it includes all necessary hardware AND fogs. Not sure if this is for real, Is there anything missing from this kit?
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By palesmoh on 09-01-2014, 12:07 PM
someone knows where i could get the best deal for the front bumper i live in canada montreal
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By MortenE on 09-09-2014, 11:48 AM
Great description - definitely worth looking...
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By raceyBMW on 09-19-2014, 11:52 AM
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Just did this last night, I can say with 100% confidence that the stock sport wheel well covers and belly pan work just fine with the m-sport bumper on an pre-LCI E92, no need to waste money buying new ones.

The brake duct is partially covered, and the oil cooler ducts don't quite match up, so that might be be the only thing to buy (I am going to to a fog light delete and use the 335is ducts, so didn't worry about it too much just yet)
Last edited by raceyBMW; 09-19-2014 at 12:12 PM.
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By bnd on 09-22-2014, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by raceyBMW View Post
Just did this last night, I can say with 100% confidence that the stock sport wheel well covers and belly pan work just fine with the m-sport bumper on an pre-LCI E92, no need to waste money buying new ones.

The brake duct is partially covered, and the oil cooler ducts don't quite match up, so that might be be the only thing to buy (I am going to to a fog light delete and use the 335is ducts, so didn't worry about it too much just yet)
Thanks for the install DIY op!

raceyBMW - Thanks for the confidence booster, I was getting a little nervous... I'm doing my bumper install when it arrives and have a pre-lci E92 as well. Did you trim anything for fitment, like the brake duct? Any forcing or bending of parts to align with holes? - Thanks!
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By raceyBMW on 09-22-2014, 05:45 PM
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I didn't trim anything yet, I have the 335is ducts for the oil cooler and msport brake ducts on order right now. I'm sure there will be some trimming needed for those according to others, but if you are ok with leaving as is, with the brake duct partially covered and fog lights installed, then no trimming is needed that I saw. Mine fit up extremely well for aftermarket.

Also, if you have an oil cooler, the stock passenger side fog light housing has a blanking plate that will block off airflow. If you have an oil cooler, you will need the one for the m-sport with oil cooler (link below), or you can just cut it out with a dremel. Like I said, the stock ducts don't line up perfect, but can probably live with it. If not, then buy the m-sport stuff and you will be golden.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...230/ES1305164/
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