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      12-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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M-tech front bumper HELP

I am looking into buying an m-tech front bumper for my 08 e92 and would love to get some feedback before I pull the trigger. I want to order from jgmods and have read good reviews about fitment and quality but I don't have a good body shop in town to do paint work so has anyone had experience with a painted product from jgmods? Does the color match up? Also, I have adaptive cruise control on my 335 and would love to hear from anyone who has attempted to install it on an aftermarket bumper. Thanks for the help
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      12-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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IMO, OEM body kits are the way to go. You'll always be making some, if not many compromises going aftermarket with body parts.
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IMO, OEM body kits are the way to go. You'll always be making some, if not many compromises going aftermarket with body parts.
Not true.

The replicas today are of ridiculously good quality and at half the price. I can honestly say I have made zero compromises with my M3 bumper.




OP, you're not in a small town...there has to be a decent shop near you.
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IMO, OEM body kits are the way to go. You'll always be making some, if not many compromises going aftermarket with body parts.
Lol plastic's plastic, and I'm the first one to say buy quality.
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      12-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Does anyone have a side by side comparison of the rep and OEM?
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Not true.

The replicas today are of ridiculously good quality and at half the price. I can honestly say I have made zero compromises with my M3 bumper.




OP, you're not in a small town...there has to be a decent shop near you.
Which M3 replica bumper is that on your car?
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Which M3 replica bumper is that on your car?
I believe all of the vendors sell the same one. Unsure which mine is from, I bought it locally.
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Not true.The replicas today are of ridiculously good quality and at half the price. I can honestly say I have made zero compromises with my M3 bumper.
I'm genuinely pleased that you were able to find a quality aftermarket piece. That's really cool Nevertheless, this forum is riddled with threads, for years running, asking for help or complaining about aftermarket body pieces that do no fit. From bumpers, to rocker panels, to hoods, spoilers, splitters, and trunks. I suppose it comes down to "buyer beware" and doing your homework.
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I'm pretty picky about paint so I wouldn't go with pre-painted parts. Cars are not all the same identical color.. they could be a shade off. Most of the time when shops paint body panels, they have to blend the rest of the panels so it'll match.
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