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      04-02-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
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HELP - switch MSport bumper on stock LCI

BMW 3 SERIES COUPE CONVERTABLE LCI FRONT BUMPER E92 E93 M SPORT
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Guys - has anyone any experience with switching a stock LCI (non sport) front bumper for an M Sport. Just wondering what additional parts are needed. Ive got different info from multiple place. Some saying only grills and fog lights are needed; others saying over 15 parts are needed and they costs $600 from Tischer. Anyone any experience with switching this set up with just fogs and grills?
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Well, I guess it depends on how anal you are

You can get away with just the grilles/fogs+fog brackets, and end up cutting your brake ducts & center undercar panel to make them fit - or you could just buy the appropriate MSport brake ducts & center panel, along with the center adapter, & save yourself time & anguish

Some people report having to also change out their front wheel liners - but I had no problem using the ones that came with stock bumper & they are not supplied with the Tischer 'kit' AFAIK

Out of the contents of the MSport 'kit' that is sold by Tischer, the most expensive parts are the bumper itself & the Fog Lights, the rest of the parts are small potatoes moneywise.

So if it was me - I would just buy the xtra couple parts to make the install EZ. You can even find the OEM foglights (or versions made by Valeo - original supplier to BMW for these) for half the cost on eBay...
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Thanks aillion mate. That's the best info I've gotten from anyone on this. Did you do this exact swap? Was it worth it?
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Thanks aillion mate. That's the best info I've gotten from anyone on this. Did you do this exact swap? Was it worth it?
No problem!

I did this exact LCI install for a friend & ordered all the extra parts for him - as he also had just the bumper.

As I was doing the job for free (well + alot of Corona) I didn't want to fool around triming stuff, plus it's the way I would do an install on my car, so I oredered all the correct OEM parts needed.

I did get the fogs from eBay seller for I think it was $109/pr - they were brand new and the Valeo brand (Original Equip Supplier to BMW for these)
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Based on what I've been hearing I think I'm going to pass on the switch to M bumper. More hassle than I thought it'd be.
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