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      09-04-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 335i E92 LCI and am looking at getting an Mtech replica front bumper because the M3 replica bumper seems to require a fair bit of work, e.g., duct trimming etc. Is the Mtech replica front bumper easier to install than an M3 replica?
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I just installed my M3 rep and I didn't think it was that much work. The ducts behind the fog lights were the only thing that got in the way during installation.
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Mtech bumper requires trimming as well.
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Mtech bumper requires trimming as well.
Okay, good to know - thanks. Might just get the M3 bumper then. Its a little cheaper and looks nicer.
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If you want a lip or want to add anything "extra" then Mtech is a better option.
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If your E92 is 2011+ LCI (Face lift model) the m3 rep bumper won't be an option as far as I know, they only make it for the PRE LCI (Pre Face Lifted) E92 2007-2010. Also the E92 LCI M Tech bumper kit SHOULD come with new ducting and other components along with it.
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If your E92 is 2011+ LCI (Face lift model) the m3 rep bumper won't be an option as far as I know, they only make it for the PRE LCI (Pre Face Lifted) E92 2007-2010. Also the E92 LCI M Tech bumper kit SHOULD come with new ducting and other components along with it.
Here you go
http://ltmotorwerks.com/collections/...e-front-bumper

I decided not to go for it cuz if I get it, I know I'd want to change fenders and hood as well. I don't want no more sunken $$..
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Here you go
http://ltmotorwerks.com/collections/...e-front-bumper

I decided not to go for it cuz if I get it, I know I'd want to change fenders and hood as well. I don't want no more sunken $$..
Might want to reconsider using LTMW, a lot of horror stories on here about them. Just a heads up!
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If your E92 is 2011+ LCI (Face lift model) the m3 rep bumper won't be an option as far as I know, they only make it for the PRE LCI (Pre Face Lifted) E92 2007-2010. Also the E92 LCI M Tech bumper kit SHOULD come with new ducting and other components along with it.
I have an E92 2011 LCI. Which E92 LCI M-tech bumper kits actually come with all new ducting etc.? Most of the M-tech replica bumpers come with grills and foglights so I was planning to order the ducting separately. I was looking at JGMods, SpeedElement, or M-D Brgins.
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Here you go
http://ltmotorwerks.com/collections/...e-front-bumper

I decided not to go for it cuz if I get it, I know I'd want to change fenders and hood as well. I don't want no more sunken $$..
I know what you mean. I have done mostly performance and suspension upgrades up till now and am quite happy with the car. However, I hate the look of those finishing rods in the front bumper. On top of that, my left foot slipped when I was stopped in traffic with the clutch in and I bumped a truck, causing a small ding in my front bumper. So now I have an excuse to upgrade to Mtech.
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Actually, the guy who figured it all out for us is this guy:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8140019
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Actually, the guy who figured it all out for us is this guy:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8140019
What a great DIY. Kudos for Castel then.
Thanks for sharing.
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Might want to reconsider using LTMW, a lot of horror stories on here about them. Just a heads up!
Agreed, I've heard some awful stuff about them in the last year or so.
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