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      08-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation E90 LCI Mtech Rear Fitment Problems

Hey guys, I have just put on a LCI Mtech rear bumper on my 328 LCI. FItment is 8.5/10, fits like a glove, however just a few minor issues bothering me.

My body shop told me the holes on the bottom do not really match (like 1 of the screws on each side.

Also, another thing bothering me is the fender liners on the rear bumper does not fully reach the bumper edges and leaves a small 2-3cm gap on each side and I am afriad debris might be hit into the gap.

No brackets were changed, used the existing OEM brackets that were already on the car for the bumper install as I just provided him with the Bumper shell. Regarding the fender liners, are the Mtech ones for the e90 LCI same for the non Mtech for the rear? i know for the front they are different.

Fitment is good but just small details which got me thinking if there are any fixes.

Heres a pic of the gap on the Driver Side. Passenger side is a little larger


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      08-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Did you order an OEM M-Tech bumper for an LCI or a replica? I ask b/c I think I'm going to just order the OEM - so I can hopefully avoid any fitment issues...
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      08-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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mine is not OEM
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Picture? Mine has a gap like you were describing and its a replica.
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The non m sport and m sport guides are different. They have different inner hooking points. By not changing them, the part that is supposed to grab the guide instead just pushes against a flat surface which sometimes can lead to fitment irregularities.

Hope this helps. Unlike the e92, the e90 actually requires other support mods to go from non m sport to m sport.

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The non m sport and m sport guides are different. They have different inner hooking points. By not changing them, the part that is supposed to grab the guide instead just pushes against a flat surface which sometimes can lead to fitment irregularities.

Hope this helps. Unlike the e92, the e90 actually requires other support mods to go from non m sport to m sport.

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So if i get the LCI M sport brackets, it will solve my problem?

and If i decide to keep it like this, what material can I buy at home depot to cover that fender liner gap?

the reason I asked is because I am from Toronto and in winter times they salt the roads a lot and the last thing I want is rust
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