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      04-15-2007, 08:33 PM   #23
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ok. Im a noob and really confused. Is this OEM m-tech kit front? how is the DTM style M a different bumper. Its kinda hard since it is a dark color car. and which front is this one?

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      04-16-2007, 01:02 AM   #24
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Sorry about the confusion...I was being a smartass.

The top pic of my car (daytime) is the Mtech OEM bumper...and my newest acquisition.

I ALSO have the DTM front bumper...its more like the M5...it is the bumper depicted on the night time picture. I've had this one for some time, but I had to repair it after a mishap on the 405 freeway...a pipe won. I now have both bumpers...but the Mtech is my daily bumper. I will swap it out and put on the DTM M-style bumper for special occasions. (Bimmerfest fo sho!)

For differences...look at the front bottom grilles and fog lights. The picture you posted is a photoshop...so its not a real bumper at all. But the DTM bumper is a close version of that idea.

I hope that clears things up once you look back at the two pics.
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Wow mag, your front looks f**kin awesome ....nicely done!
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Here is another comparison for ya!

Top pic is DTM M-style (before we put on the foglights) and the Bottom is the M-tech OEM
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Is the official M-tech kit ABS plastic? I hope it is... I'm surrounded by people that can't wait to test out the durability of my bumper

Mtech kit is not ABS plastic, it's made of Polyurethane, different type of plastic, more flexible, ABS is hard plastic and will breakoff upon impact (same material as the plastic on the grill) OEM Mtech FTW
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Wow mag, your front looks f**kin awesome ....nicely done!
Thanks man! I really do like it...now I get to choose between the two.
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I got my m-tech kit plus paint and install for under $1600!
Can you enlighten us where you got that from? That's killer pricing, did you get it used? Was the paint baked?
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nice. thanks for the clarifaction. Maybe once I mod my car, I ill see youguys at a so cal meet.
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nice. thanks for the clarifaction. Maybe once I mod my car, I ill see youguys at a so cal meet.
You can come out anytime...don't need to wait until you mod!

Plus...you can see things first hand and decide what you like or dislike ---so that you can put your modding ideas to work!
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Can you enlighten us where you got that from? That's killer pricing, did you get it used? Was the paint baked?
First I get the m kit from the dealer at wholesale pricing. Then I get it painted at a shop which I have been dealing with for the last 4 yrs.
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You can come out anytime...don't need to wait until you mod!

Plus...you can see things first hand and decide what you like or dislike ---so that you can put your modding ideas to work!
Sounds good. When is the next meet? any meets in OC?
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Sounds good. When is the next meet? any meets in OC?

Bimmerfest is coming up...but it is in Santa Barbara.
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Sounds good. When is the next meet? any meets in OC?
OC meets are weekly thursday 9pm in the Best Buy parking lot 2982 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
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OC meets are weekly thursday 9pm in the Best Buy parking lot 2982 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
Awesome. I live 5 min away. How many cars usually come out on thursdays?
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mag you need a need FI and a huge intercooler to go behind that mesh... =)
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Awesome. I live 5 min away. How many cars usually come out on thursdays?
Last week there were about 5 BMWs. Lets keep to the topic though...there is a thread on the OC meets
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