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      11-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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What are OEM bumpers made of?!

I am contemplating on buying an M3 replica bumper for my 335i and saw vendors that sold them in polypropylene and polyurethane. Both claiming it is the same material as OEM.

Ok, I have gone through the search and google for this question.

I have read threads and sites where they claim that oem bumpers are made of polypropylene, and then I came across sites that claim they are made of polyurethane.

So my question is:

WHAT ARE OEM BUMPERS REALLY MADE OF!?!

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I always thought OEM bumpers were made from ABS plastic.

However I can tell you that polypropylene is a great alternative. My front bumper as well as my sideskirts are both made out of it and I couldn't be happier after dealing with so many fiberglass parts over the years. Avoid fiberglass, it cracks easily because it's so rigid. Polypropylene feels like OEM and it's sturdy, strong, and flexible.
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it would be either polypropylene or urethane.
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