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      06-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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LCI front end conversion

Hey guys,

Just a quick question for you all. I have a pre-LCI 335i and I was wondering if I could change to LCI hood, LCI bumper, and LCI grille without changing the headlights.

Please let me know. Thanks!
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Hey guys,

Just a quick question for you all. I have a pre-LCI 335i and I was wondering if I could change to LCI hood, LCI bumper, and LCI grille without changing the headlights.

Please let me know. Thanks!
Yes you can!
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I know that for a e92, you cannot. you are an e90; so I dont know if same rules apply.
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Thanks guys! I thought I could, but the body shop didn't think so, so just wanted to confirm.
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      06-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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Well of course you can. Think about it, if you can put an e46 front end on a Civic, you sure as hell can convert your pre-LCI to LCI.
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Well of course you can. Think about it, if you can put an e46 front end on a Civic, you sure as hell can convert your pre-LCI to LCI.
That was not his question. He asked specifically about the headlights.
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Well of course you can. Think about it, if you can put an e46 front end on a Civic, you sure as hell can convert your pre-LCI to LCI.
pics or it didn't happen.
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That was not his question. He asked specifically about the headlights.
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Yes, he asked if he could do the conversion without switching out the headlights, and I'm basically saying "why not?" if body shops can do almost anything.
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Thanks guys! I thought I could, but the body shop didn't think so, so just wanted to confirm.
You can certainly do it! If you have pre-LCI halogens, LCI halogens are a direct PnP (xenons are a little more complicated, but that's another story), something to keep in mind!

But good luck with your LCI upgrade, take the time (and slight bump in money) to do the LCI M-sport bumper, it looks
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Yes, he asked if he could do the conversion without switching out the headlights, and I'm basically saying "why not?" if body shops can do almost anything.
sorry I guess I should have been more specific. I was wondering if the LCI hood, bumper, and grilles are direct fits, without changing the pre-LCI xenon headlights.
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Aren't the headlights shaped the same? If they are, I would assume it'd be a direct fit. Don't quote me though. Hope you find your answers here.
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Aren't the headlights shaped the same? If they are, I would assume it'd be a direct fit. Don't quote me though. Hope you find your answers here.
The shape is the same
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they will fit, proof:
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Just plug and play for conversion LCI hood and Mtech bumper?
Bumper mounting direct fit to pre LCI?
Need change air duct as well?

Need some advise. Thanks.
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