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      03-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Cool Mario K's E90 to E92 Front End Conversion!!!

EDIT: E92 hood is officially for sale. Price is OBO!!!!! http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818188

So this wasn't planned at all, but when the opportunity presented itself I wasn't going to turn it down. All said and done.... I am NOT a fan It was a fun 6 hour project, but I miss my led halos & bumper. It just all flowed better and was more aggressive, so I'm putting my e90 front back on . That also means the E92 headlights are for sale (both headlights, all bulbs, ballasts, mounting brackets, pretty much everything you need). PM me with your offers!!

Huge shout out to NS Automotive in Mesa AZ, my boy Sam pulled an all nighter with me to get this done, I really couldn't have done it without him. And ofcourse Omeezy and Mexijuan from AZBMWCREW.

Also thank you Omar (Hunter51092) for the online help!!

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Donor Car: Monaco Blue E92 355i
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Mexijuan getting everything secured before the drive back to NS Automotive
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You know something is not right when 20 mins into the conversion, you start to miss your old parts
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Bumper and Hood off!
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Lights fit like a glove with the new headlight brackets
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E90 vs. E92
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E92 lights on, custom fenders done
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Lights on. This is when I really started to miss my old lights
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Finished product at 6.30 am after a long night:
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One with the crew
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      03-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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thats unique! nice, way to go out on a limb to do something new mario
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      03-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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I dig the E92 front soo much more.
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      03-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Definitely prefer the old setup. Props for realizing this wasn't so hot
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E90 front is better!
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      03-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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keep it in my opinion! looks great!
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      03-17-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Would have been better to do the LCI e90 msport looks so much better then your original and e92 conversion
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      03-17-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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Honestly unless the coupes have wider fenders, its not worth the change up. IMO. There little difference. E90 with m3 bumper and hood would look better then a e92. But this was nice to see what a e90 would look like with a e92 front. Kudos keep up the work
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Why go back? M-tech bumper with a lip would set it off!
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keep it, it looks good! i prefer the e92 front to the e90.
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      03-17-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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Lol nice!!! Get a aero lip and paint ASAP!
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Would have been better to do the LCI e90 msport looks so much better then your original and e92 conversion
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Would have been better to do the LCI e90 msport looks so much better then your original and e92 conversion
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or e92 mtech
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I never really liked the E92 front on a E90, that's just me though. Others might like it but i'm one of those who don't, but thanks for sharing Mario. Always great seeing progress of your car
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thats unique! nice, way to go out on a limb to do something new mario
Thanks man! Always up for something different!

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I dig the E92 front soo much more.
I don't know Bav, maybe if I painted it Montego and added an Mtech front it would change my mind. But I dont want to take the risk of paying even more for paint and not liking the way it comes out.

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Definitely prefer the old setup. Props for realizing this wasn't so hot
My man Dane, shoulda told me before I started

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E90 front is better!
I agree, it will be back soon!

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keep it in my opinion! looks great!
It does look great, but I dont get that awesome feeling anymore when I walk up to my e90 with its old front. I guess I'm an e90 guy

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Would have been better to do the LCI e90 msport looks so much better then your original and e92 conversion
Find me a local salvaged e90 LCI willing to part with the front, and I swear I'll do it right now man lol

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Honestly unless the coupes have wider fenders, its not worth the change up. IMO. There little difference. E90 with m3 bumper and hood would look better then a e92. But this was nice to see what a e90 would look like with a e92 front. Kudos keep up the work
I agree, but I didnt want to do M3 parts as a wide body front without the widebody rear would look awkward. Thanks man!!

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Why go back? M-tech bumper with a lip would set it off!
I dont want to take the risk of paying even more for paint and mtech and not liking the way it comes out.

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keep it, it looks good! i prefer the e92 front to the e90.
Thanks, but I think I made up my mind and want the E90 front back on!

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Lol nice!!! Get a aero lip and paint ASAP!
Thanks Ben! Was thinking about it, but it's official.. I'm going back to e90 front!

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Looked great!
Thanks!

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I never really liked the E92 front on a E90, that's just me though. Others might like it but i'm one of those who don't, but thanks for sharing Mario. Always great seeing progress of your car
I agree man, but on the bright side not a lot of people can say "I used to have an E92 front end on my E90" Thanks for your awesome comment as usual buddy!!
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old one much better !!!
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      03-18-2013, 01:32 AM   #18
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looks good IMO
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That bumper doesn't look right on the E90, but I wouldn't scrap the project just yet. I think an E92 M Tech bumper would work well. I'm sure somebody can do a photoshop to give you an idea of what it would look like. Alternatively, an M3 bumper would also look nice.
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you are right, it doesn't look right
look too plain
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damn i like the e92 front end more, keep it!!
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Might take that right side headlight off your hands. How much?
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