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      09-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #23
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Got my replica from jgmods.

Fit great actually.


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      09-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #24
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To the OP, really try to get the bumper painted locally to get an exact paint match. I actually bought OEM Mtech fronts and rears at different times from a reputable vendor and when I bought the rear, the match was PERFECT, when I bought the front it was off by a bit. I ran it like this for 1-2 years, until I accumulated enough rock chips to warrant a respray.

I brought my car to a local paint/body shop that is owned by the local BMW dealer. The paint tech came out to look at my car and said "that front bumper's color is off". He then came back out with 10-15 test panels/shades of sparkling Graphite and explained to me that there are so many inconsistencies in this particular BMW paint color. We went out to the sun and picked the perfect shade of Sparkling Graphite and now my front bumper is perfect.
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      09-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #25
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When it's all said and done for bumper cover + shipping + paint + install, what does everyone typically end up at?
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      09-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #26
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I installed it myself...the install is pretty easy with YouTube being around! I paid about $900 shipped with paint.

I have to admit that although JGMods did a 100% paint match there are a few spots on my bumper that have some sort of circle prints behind the paint. You can't see it unless there's direct light on the spot though. The fitment is 100%
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I installed it myself...the install is pretty easy with YouTube being around! I paid about $900 shipped with paint.

I have to admit that although JGMods did a 100% paint match there are a few spots on my bumper that have some sort of circle prints behind the paint. You can't see it unless there's direct light on the spot though. The fitment is 100%
wow thats quite a deal. maybe ill go through them too.. was looking at oem but im being overcharged from every angle. one dealership told me 1600 for oem painted and installed.. another is asking 950 for just the bumper. im only worried about fitment being 100%
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      01-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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JGMods all day...rep front bumper and no fitment issues, whatsoever. Excellent quality and fit.
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I found one on ebay. The seller states it's properly rebuilt OEM part.
$480 painted bumper only.
With diffuser, tow hook cover, and bumper guides from tischer total around $560
I am wondering if this is too good to be true.
Anyone tried this?

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400384296682...84.m1423.l2649

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^IMO, is it worth saving $x and not knowing if you're getting something that's 100% fit?
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^IMO, is it worth saving $x and not knowing if you're getting something that's 100% fit?
Well.. I see your point, but if this is properly repaired OEM part, then I would assume it is 100% fitment.
If that's true, then this saves couple hundreds of dollars considering it is painted.
But still, there are too much "if"s, maybe too much of a risk.
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Ordered my MTech MSport front bumper from JGMODS this morning. Also getting the paint done as well. The only way a body shop is going to match the paint 100% is if they blend it into the fenders. The hood really does not matter. By the time you paint it and blend it, you're looking at big money if it is done correctly. Plus I'm in Alaska and chances are the shop that JGMODS is using in beautiful SOCAL will do a better job anyways.
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I found one on ebay. The seller states it's properly rebuilt OEM part.
$480 painted bumper only.
With diffuser, tow hook cover, and bumper guides from tischer total around $560
I am wondering if this is too good to be true.
Anyone tried this?

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400384296682...84.m1423.l2649
Did anyone end up getting this? I was thinking of getting it as well.
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Did anyone end up getting this? I was thinking of getting it as well.
A member on here actually bought a bumper from that seller.
He sent couple pics to me, the fitment and workmanship is pretty good actually
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I found one on ebay. The seller states it's properly rebuilt OEM part.
$480 painted bumper only.
With diffuser, tow hook cover, and bumper guides from tischer total around $560
I am wondering if this is too good to be true.
Anyone tried this?

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400384296682...84.m1423.l2649
Thanks for posting that, the auction is over, but the link to their store is active and they may end up having EXACTLY what I need; an OEM M-Tech Bumper cover with PDC for a 2009 E92 (BMW PN: 51 12 8 044 934) painted Black Sapphire Metallic.
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      06-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #36
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My M0dbargain$ M-tech rear replica fits flawless. +1, would buy the same exact one all over again.
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