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      04-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Angry Cracked Bumper, fix ideas??

I was driving down the highway and a truck ran over a shredded flat tire, threw it up in the air and into my front end (about 2 weeks into me buying my 335) It detsroyed my lower grille, dented the bumper below that, and ripped out about half of the screws on the under side of the bumper that attach it to the under carriage cover. My passenger air duct was also cracked. After replacing the grille (gave me a reason to black it out) I am stuck with a dilema....

Try to rig the bumper to the under cover with some self tapping screws, adhesive tape, or full replacement.

If I go the self fix route I was tempted to buy an aero lip to hide the dent / scratches left on the front lip of the bumper... This would be the most cost effective, but seems like a half ass job to me... Do yall reccomend going that route or replacing the parts and add the oem aero lip or going full mtech front end from tischer??

I will post pics this afternoon.

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      04-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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Ouch, sorry to hear. Ya I think the most cost effective would be to get the aero lip to hide the damages. As long as everything is secure and won't fall off.
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Either fix it with an aero lip or do m-tech. Don't buy another OEM bumper and fit an aero lip on it, that would be a waste of money IMHO.
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      04-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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thanks for the input, I guess this gives me a reason to fast forward my mods lol.
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If you can, save up for mtech(looks great and great fitment). If you want to spend less, you can get the m3 style bumper. But hey this gives you a chance to get a new bumper! Seeing how the m3 one fits well, it's a win win!
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I think I'd grab this if I were you.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519995
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Either fix it with an aero lip or do m-tech. Don't buy another OEM bumper and fit an aero lip on it, that would be a waste of money IMHO.
I meant, replace the under cover and duct but hide the bumper damage with the aero lip... I agree to buy an oem bumper would be crazy
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