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      02-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Thoughts on an eBay M3 Replica Front Bumper w/ Ducts?

So I'm extremely tempted to pull the trigger on this replica front bumper on eBay: Go type in 271097910115

It looks like it fits the 330i even though the description is confusing on compatibility. It's extremely appealing because of the price and options. No vendor on here sells the bumper with ducts already installed and the eBay one is still a few bucks cheaper than the vendors.

If more people had purchased this on eBay I'd buy in a second but was wondering what others thoughts were on this. At first glance, any thoughts on quality, or what you think could be expected of fitment? I know SOME adjustment may be required but I concerned about opening a can of worms with something like this.



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      02-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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That looks pretty clean. I've seen a ton of set ups ran from ebay bumpers. The m3 front is replicated so much, I don't think this is much of a risk.
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      02-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Was looking at a m3 rep front bumper on ebay as well, looks good.. I'd go for it
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      02-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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On this topic, this looks like there are no headlight washers...is that something you can delete?
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That looks pretty clean. I've seen a ton of set ups ran from ebay bumpers. The m3 front is replicated so much, I don't think this is much of a risk.
That was my initial thought too. To be honest, I don't think I've seen a crap job with this bumper on anyone's car so I feel like it's a pretty safe bet.
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      02-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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On this topic, this looks like there are no headlight washers...is that something you can delete?
You may want to type in E90 M3 bumper and see what you come up with because there are quite a few vendors that sell this on eBay. I just looked specifically for one that had ducts already installed, NO PDC in teh front and NO headlight washers.
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Yea but I want the ducts lol I hate how the fog lights look. Might as well go with mtech then
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I'm not going to lie this looks great! And it's made from PP not fiberglass. I wonder if they make them for e92s...
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It's been done by a user here:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=633533&page=2

Pictures are on page 4 or for the lazy: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...6&postcount=80
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I'm considering this bumper, its ABS Plastic but it's pretty barebones. I'm gonna buy the M3 ducts from ECS Tuning so that'll come up pretty much to 120$ for both ducts + 400$ shipped for the bumper. Now I'm wondering if it even comes with the center grill... If not where can I buy the center grill?
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Why wouldn't you guys for that price get one from jgmods. They are definitely more reliable than anything off of ebay.

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ooo oooooo let me chime in!!!!! I JUST BOUGHT IT!!! flawless fitment and i love it... my favorite mod and i have thousands in my car!
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purchased the same one, from same company, it was just perfect make sure your paint shop knows it requires extra prepping to get that releasing agent off and make it take the paint. but as i said almost ZERO fitment issues, some of the underside bolts are a little tight but it looks factory for the most part also makes your intercooler pop like no other! mine was partially shielded by my OEM front end and with the installation of the M3 front end my car actually stays cooler much longer due to airflow to my FMIC
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Why wouldn't you guys for that price get one from jgmods. They are definitely more reliable than anything off of ebay.
Thanks for the support Rocco

Guys something I just noticed, if you look at the very first post the picture of the m3 style front bumper "installed" on the white E9x.. The "ducts" look rather Photoshopped to me.. Just my 2 cents.

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