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      12-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #45
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Stupid question, but if picking it up will the bumper fit in the back seat of an e90?

Also, what is everyone paying for paint and install?
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      12-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #46
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Stupid question, but if picking it up will the bumper fit in the back seat of an e90?

Also, what is everyone paying for paint and install?
Yes it'll be a tight fit unless you don't have rear folding seats and you will need to take bumper out of the box. I paid $250 for paint and install. You would probably pay $300-$400 though as I get a hook up but I don't know..
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Looks like a pretty good fit.

More pics when my shop is done.



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More pics, more than worth the money...........










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      12-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #49
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Looks good. Def buying one now. He wants $320 picked up. Not bad. $350 for paint and install makes for a pretty cheap addition and my front bumper needs to be repainted anyway.
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      12-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #50
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Yes it'll be a tight fit unless you don't have rear folding seats and you will need to take bumper out of the box. I paid $250 for paint and install. You would probably pay $300-$400 though as I get a hook up but I don't know..
Thanks for the hookup DC_Oldboy, just got mine painted at CL and it look marvelous.
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Interesting... I wonder how much my local body shop would charge me for this. So parts is 350 and labor about 250 I assume but I will ask first. So for about 600 a M3 bumper...mmhhh very tempting...
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Do it, you won't regret it.
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More pics, more than worth the money...........










Fitment looks like shit, I don't know who's fault it is, body shop or seller but especially the gap between the hood and the bumper is too big.

I know that when you swap m package bumper you have to change cover under the car, the fogs light socket doesn't fit, bumper slides doesn't fit etc. This m3 bumper needs any additional parts in order to pit or it's plug and play ?
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Thanks for the hookup DC_Oldboy, just got mine painted at CL and it look marvelous.
Anytime! Glad to hear you're happy! Post up some pic's of your ride!
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Fitment looks like shit, I don't know who's fault it is, body shop or seller but especially the gap between the hood and the bumper is too big.

I know that when you swap m package bumper you have to change cover under the car, the fogs light socket doesn't fit, bumper slides doesn't fit etc. This m3 bumper needs any additional parts in order to pit or it's plug and play ?
Calm down.. Did you expect the fitment to be 100% on a replica?
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Fitment looks like shit, I don't know who's fault it is, body shop or seller but especially the gap between the hood and the bumper is too big.

I know that when you swap m package bumper you have to change cover under the car, the fogs light socket doesn't fit, bumper slides doesn't fit etc. This m3 bumper needs any additional parts in order to pit or it's plug and play ?
LOL Exagerrate much??

Sure its not perfect if you're looking that close but for the money its more than worth it.
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Looks like a pretty good fit.

More pics when my shop is done.



Looks good man! Btw did you make that vinyl yourself for the amber delete?
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Anytime! Glad to hear you're happy! Post up some pic's of your ride!
Post it on another thread. It the white one toward the bottom.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782433
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Looks good man! Btw did you make that vinyl yourself for the amber delete?
Thanks man. The vinyl was done by my shop in NJ, and it came out better than I thought it would.
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Post it on another thread. It the white one toward the bottom.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782433
Nice! What other mods are you going to do?
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Looking to get a carbon fiber hood, M3 fender, M3 side skirt & M-tech Rear by comming summer. Probably get the carbon hood first. Do you guy recommend paint the carbon fiber hood or leave it as is to make it stand out from the rest of the car? Car color is AW.
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Looking to get a carbon fiber hood, M3 fender, M3 side skirt & M-tech Rear by comming summer. Probably get the carbon hood first. Do you guy recommend paint the carbon fiber hood or leave it as is to make it stand out from the rest of the car? Car color is AW.
Oh nice. Paint the hood though.
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Glad I found this thread! I had my finger on the "Order" button for a front bumper that was around $150 more but at the last minute decided to see if I could find a better deal. This thread just saved me some money Everyone's installs look great.

I saw several other versions of this same(?) bumper on eBay -- some of them come with fog light bulbs and some do not. Does this one come with the bulbs?


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Looking to get a carbon fiber hood, M3 fender, M3 side skirt & M-tech Rear by comming summer. Probably get the carbon hood first. Do you guy recommend paint the carbon fiber hood or leave it as is to make it stand out from the rest of the car? Car color is AW.
AW is one of the only colors that can pull off unpainted carbon fiber, IMO. I got my hood painted (by a very "reputable" shop, might I add) and they completely screwed it up, so be careful. They sanded the gel coating almost all the way off, and now you can see indentations of the CF weave pattern through the paint. Color-wise it does look much better painted (I have JB, though, which can make the car look like 2 shades of black and a little weird), but up close I am not at all happy with how it looks. Not much can be done to repair it, either, once all that clear coat has been removed & the damage has been done. I guess the moral of the story here is to make absolutely sure that the shop that's painting it has painted CF hoods before and knows what they are doing. I thought mine did, and I was wrong
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Glad I found this thread! I had my finger on the "Order" button for a front bumper that was around $150 more but at the last minute decided to see if I could find a better deal. This thread just saved me some money Everyone's installs look great.

I saw several other versions of this same(?) bumper on eBay -- some of them come with fog light bulbs and some do not. Does this one come with the bulbs?
Mine came with the fog light and free shipping which was also was really fast too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120966476807...84.m1439.l2649
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Glad I found this thread! I had my finger on the "Order" button for a front bumper that was around $150 more but at the last minute decided to see if I could find a better deal. This thread just saved me some money Everyone's installs look great.

I saw several other versions of this same(?) bumper on eBay -- some of them come with fog light bulbs and some do not. Does this one come with the bulbs?
Yes it does but you want to order from the link below. It looks like they raised the price a little since I got mine couple months ago but still cheap. Shipping was pretty fast as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/E90-M3-STYLE...item3a785bf5a7

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Mine came with the fog light and free shipping which was also was really fast too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120966476807...84.m1439.l2649
She has a E90 so can't order from there lol.
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Yes it does but you want to order from the link below. It looks like they raised the price a little since I got mine couple months ago but still cheap. Shipping was pretty fast as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/E90-M3-STYLE...item3a785bf5a7



She has a E90 so can't order from there lol.
The same seller also sale the E90 version too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110933679602?redirect=mobile
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