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      02-06-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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My pride and joy was in an accident. Should I use this opportunity to do some mods?

Nearly 2 weeks ago, my '07 328i fell prey to the icy West Virginia roads, or rather, one of the other drivers on it. A Honda Accord slid into my car, causing it to a hit a third vehicle. I was concerned that the offending driver's insurance was going to call it an act of unsafe road conditions, and tell me to hit up my own insurance for repairs. Luckily for me, the other person's insurance has been totally cool during the whole process, at least thus far. Props to you, State Farm.

I got notice today that my car isn't totaled, which I have mixed feelings about. On one hand, my resale value just took a hit. I was also concerned that my CPO would be null and void, but my local stealership told me that they'd honor the remainder of my CPO if they did the repairs.

On the other hand, the last 12 days of searching our "For Sale" section as well as Autotrader hasn't yielded any close matches. Sure, it's just a 328i, but I've become quite fond of my iDrive, Logic7, Comfort Access, Montego Blue, etc. that make my car semi-unique. I just couldn't find anything (in my albeit, short-term search) that was a match for what I expected to be paid out in the event of a total loss. In that respect, I'm happy she lives to drive another day.

State Farm is sending me the check, and any overages will be paid directly to the body shop. This affords me the opportunity to make some upgrades at little or no cost.

So what do you guys think? She was totally stock, but I'm thinking of giving her a face lift. I'll for sure need a new front and rear bumper. I was considering a M-Sport or an LCI if they're direct plug and play. I'm also rocking halogen lamps, which I wouldn't mind ditching for projector lenses. Any other suggestions?

















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      02-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure you do not have to get your car fixed at the dealership in order for your CPO not to be void. I have been in an accident before that was not my fault and have been in three times for CPO repairs without an issue.

As for mods, you hit the spot. I would do a mtech front bumper with a mtech performance bumper on the rear.
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Time for M- tech front and rear and if the exhaust has to be replaced, go for the PE as it is OEM so your CPO won't be affected. This is a body work bumper car scenario and dealers aren't body shops. Look for a BMW factory certified shop to repair it as they can assess potential chassis damage and anything they do has to be covered by the CPO.
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Time for M- tech front and rear and if the exhaust has to be replaced, go for the PE as it is OEM so your CPO won't be affected. This is a body work bumper car scenario and dealers aren't body shops. Look for a BMW factory certified shop to repair it as they can assess potential chassis damage and anything they do has to be covered by the CPO.
A nice idea, but I live in BFWV. The closest metro is Columbus, and I don't think State Farm would be too keen on towing my car 3 hours, haha. I'll look into that exhaust though. Thanks.

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wow that's Buckwild! lol no? ok...

I've seen a few LCI conversion threads and I've seen the rear requires a new trunk I believe, not sure about the front but definitely post pictures when she's all done!

As long as nobody was hurt, think of it as sort of a good thing.. instead of taking it as a super annoyance.
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooo, not another one

Well I hope you got out with no injuries OP and yes it's time for a big facelift, go M-Tech everything.
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LCI m-sport/tech retrofit front and bumper!
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Alright guys, I think I agree with you about the M-tech bumpers. I've done a lot of research tonight on these, and if I'm not mistaken, part number 51950409692 is the what I'm looking for to cover both bumpers, and the side skirts while I'm at it. If I understand correctly, it doesn't include the rear diffuser though. Also worth mentioning - I have PDC. Does this part number sound correct?
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