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      01-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Converting 2006 e90 to 2009 lci front and rear?? HELP!

IM thinking about picking up a wrecked 3 series. Really want the 2009 front and rear end. Any DIY you guys can suggest, parts, coding or anything else you guys can recommend? this is my first 3 series! thanks in advance.

btw, any parts you guys are looking for, including a spanking new e90 black front and rear end, lmk!
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      01-31-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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73 views, no comments? not a nice way to treat a new member
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Hood, Bumper, Grills, Trunk, Tail Lights, Head Lights. All of it is plug and play.
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the tail lights and headlights are plug in play? ive been reading that they are not, they throw up codes of some sort

thanks for the reply
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I think the lack of response is due to the fact that not many have tried this!....thats a big commitment...but we would love it if you show us how you proceed....

Check also the conversion to an M series somewhere on the forum....

Ill bet the parts are more plug capable than play capable...I would also bet the codes can be fixed....but its just a guess...


good luck with it!

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      02-05-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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I did the front end, you will need lci grilles, hood, and front bumper (plus associated lower grilles etc). Sonic tuning I believe has a front end lci conversion "package" if you give them a call they can help you out. If you also want to do headlights (not necessary) there could be a lot of work there depending if you are going from xenon to xenon etc. The rear requires trunk and tails and coding for the tails
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      02-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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whoa! awesome help! i have found the conversion on this site for the trunk. isnt that bad. like tjnitsche said "The rear requires trunk and tails and coding for the tails". that i read up on, thanks!

jp, im definitely going to document this as a diy. was really interested in either the stock 09 front or 09 msport. probably leaning toward the stock front because it looks so damn aggressive and factory spec.

BUT! i have halogen front end. looking at the ebay ones, but JP going from halogen to xenon ahl, any thoughts?
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I think the lack of response is due to the fact that not many have tried this!....thats a big commitment...but we would love it if you show us how you proceed....

Check also the conversion to an M series somewhere on the forum....

Ill bet the parts are more plug capable than play capable...I would also bet the codes can be fixed....but its just a guess...


good luck with it!

JP

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Hi there! I have actually done the whole conversion.

The only thing that gives it away is the mirrors, witch I actually think is much nicer than the LCI ones.

I started with a 2007 M-Sport e90, ended up with a "2007" e90 BMW Performance LCI.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Hi there! I have actually done the whole conversion.

The only thing that gives it away is the mirrors, witch I actually think is much nicer than the LCI ones.

I started with a 2007 M-Sport e90, ended up with a "2007" e90 BMW Performance LCI.

Let me know if you have any questions.

PICS?
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I will try to shoot a couple of photos some time during the weekend.
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