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      02-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation M-tech/M-sport Replica Bumper Review W/Pics

Ordering process:

I emailed Andrew at Euro-Spec (Andrew.eurospec@gmail.com) (e90post discount)and told him I would like to try out the M tech/M Sport rep bumper. I have been interested in this bumper a while but OEM was just too expensive right now. Received an email from Andrew a few minutes later. A few days later I was ready to make the buy and being local to Euro-Spec I drove up to LA and picked up the bumper. Note that this was during the weekend but he still made the bumper available for pickup. I was very happy with the service and the prompt responses from Euro-Spec
http://www.dtm-spec.net/v3/

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The bumper was in a big box roughly 24x27x74. Inside the box laid the bumper wrapped in a protective plastic type bag. The only drawback I saw was that there were no peanuts and or air bags to fully protect the bumper against damage. For me this didn’t matter, but if it was to get shipped I definitely think there should be some more protection, especially around the corners.

Quality of Material
The material used in the manufacturing process of this bumper is ABS plastic. It is one step below Polyurethane in terms of strength and durability. Now by no means is this anywhere near fiberglass so it won’t expand and shrink.
Test Fitting

Went ahead and removed all the ducts to ensure fitment. The bumper slid on with a minimal amount of adjusting. Tightened one bolt in each corner and two in the outside under the hood in front. Bumper looks very flush and fits almost as well as the oem one. It took a little work and I mean a little to get it perfect around the inner part of the headlights ( was covering one of the headlights a little bit on the inner portion but got it worked out. The pre-drilled holes that connect the bumper to the left and right quarter panel had to be re-drilled with a bigger drill bit to allow for an easier install. This also allowed me to get a more flush curve with the oem bumper…Was probably only 1millimeter off but why not fix it. The brake ducting from the oem bumper fits but is useless for this bumper sits they sit too far towards the middle. The oil cooler duct however I left in place since it was located just far enough towards the outside to still collect air. I'm impressed.
Improvements
The bumper doesn’t come with pre drilled holes for the skid plate, though this is an easy fix. Between the upper bumper screws and the screws in the wheel well nothing is needed for the skid plate as it sits above the lower lip of the bumper.
The bumper does not come with any grills or fog lights, though I have some OEM ones on order from Tischer that I will be testing to see fit. They were only 80$ shipped
Had to reuse the clips from the stock bumper for the screws in the wheel well…No big.
No precut holes for tow hook or headlight washers. Easy body shop fix

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Service: 10/10
Delivery: 10/10
Fitment: 9/10

Now to the most important questions:

Am I happy with it? Couldn't be happier. Its almost as perfect as OEM but for less than ˝ the price.
Do I feel like I got my money's worth? Definitely. Would buy from them again.

















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      02-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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did it require you to purchase all new ducts and so forth that the tischer advises?
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just noticed they raised the price another $26 lol
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Looks really good. But I'm sure there was other things required for it to fit and the splash guard underneath had to have some modding done to it cause the oem piece is completely different.
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Looks really good. But I'm sure there was other things required for it to fit and the splash guard underneath had to have some modding done to it cause the oem piece is completely different.
There was no other modifications other than what I listen in the write up..Drilling a couple holes bigger..maybe took 2 minutes then just a little work getting the bumper lined up perfectly. The splash guard /skid plate same difference already has predrilled holes with clips obviously from the oem bumper. If you want to reuse some or all of them just get a drill bit and a pen, then reuse the oem screws...It isnt difficult.
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did it require you to purchase all new ducts and so forth that the tischer advises?
I have not purchased new ducting yet. I am thinking about it. I didnt run ducting on my m3 rep. The oem oil cooler duct from the normal bumper does still work and is effective. The other ducts can be left on but are functionless as they sit behind the bumper
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now I can only wish they make a mtech front bumper for pre-lci E90. OP, from the pictures, the bumper looks great!
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now I can only wish they make a mtech front bumper for pre-lci E90. OP, from the pictures, the bumper looks great!
Thanks, OEM is always the best period but for a fraction of the price and I mean a fraction I love it and am perfectly happy
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just noticed they raised the price another $26 lol
Noticed that too. The lower price will probably be the forum discount price if you email them.
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thanks for the review!!
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thanks for the review!!
No problem...It was my first review so I know it isn't the best but I think I covered everything...I knew there was a fair amount of interest and since I am close to LA I thought why not. Test fitted before painting and it worked out well..
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Just talked to andrew@euro-spec at the email listed above, he said they only have 1 bumper left and that they will be ordering more but will take a bit of time to come. Damn, good to see people switching it up from the traditional m3 rep bumper at least!
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I have the 3 lower grills on order from Tischer, but the center grill is on national back order. Hopefully will be getting these in the next 2 weeks
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now I can only wish they make a mtech front bumper for pre-lci E90. OP, from the pictures, the bumper looks great!
I have one from JGMods, looks great, also pretty cheap.
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I have one from JGMods, looks great, also pretty cheap.
Did you have to buy other parts that needs to be installed with your M Tech rep from the dealership? What did you get? front or rear?
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Did you have to buy other parts that needs to be installed with your M Tech rep from the dealership? What did you get? front or rear?
Well, I had my local body shop install it for me, but I'm pretty sure it came with everything needed to install. I specified w/headlight washers, without PDC, painted. Only thing the shop guy said was the fogs needed some extra wiring or something, dunno how problematic it was but everything came out looking great. Oh and it was front if you couldn't tell.
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Well, I had my local body shop install it for me, but I'm pretty sure it came with everything needed to install. I specified w/headlight washers, without PDC, painted. Only thing the shop guy said was the fogs needed some extra wiring or something, dunno how problematic it was but everything came out looking great. Oh and it was front if you couldn't tell.
Hmm ok thanks for the info.
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Fitment to fender looks a bit off. Is it noticeable in person?
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Fitment to fender looks a bit off. Is it noticeable in person?

The pre drilled hole was a lil off but I adjusted it since the pictures... its a really good bumper at an excellent price.
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Lower Grills arrived from Tischer. Left and Right don't fit properly and won't even with modification.

The center grill however will fit fine just needs some double sided tape and it won't go anywhere
- I don't think I will install it though bc I like the look of the FMIC really showing
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I have one from JGMods, looks great, also pretty cheap.
Glad you like it.
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i like the bumper, but the wheels really dont go with it. You should take them off and ship them to me jk very nice…
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