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      09-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #45
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Wow fitment looks great, really want to pick this up. Anything else you needed to buy besides the fog light conversion?
Absolutely nothing else needed expect the harness, BUT you do need to modify the Brake ducts to the left and right of the inter cooler behind the bumper.

I have heard of ppl returning the bumper because they think it does not fit extremely easy modification by the way which it just requires you to clip/cut the air ducts about 2-3 inches back in order to accommodate the M3 rep bumper.

Piece of cake, took me 5 minutes to do.
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      09-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #46
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So clipping the air ducts 2-3 inches back and ordering the fog harness are the two things necessary for fitment? I PM'd you
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      09-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #47
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So clipping the air ducts 2-3 inches back and ordering the fog harness are the two things necessary for fitment? I PM'd you
Hey there

I replied to your PM.

To everyone else, if you do take this to a shop and you tell them that it is an M3 bumper do not let them tell you that you need the M3 mounting bracket, they will assume it does because of the brake air ducts not fitting with this bumper.

You do not need the M3 bracket, you simply need to clip the brake air ducts.
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      09-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #48
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Hey there

I replied to your PM.

To everyone else, if you do take this to a shop and you tell them that it is an M3 bumper do not let them tell you that you need the M3 mounting bracket, they will assume it does because of the brake air ducts not fitting with this bumper.

You do not need the M3 bracket, you simply need to clip the brake air ducts.
Ill be taking it to a shop, so good to know. Thanks!!
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Ill be taking it to a shop, so good to know. Thanks!!
My pleasure.

I can't wait to get home and receive the paint so I can start painting.

In the mean time, I spotted a "vehicle" that can make track days fun

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Paint JUST got in

Had my hands full today, had to take off the procede clean the Gray connections and re-install. On my way home from work yesterday, out of the blue while cruising in traffic "2CF6" Error code came on, it has to do with the throttle valve potentiometer, in my case TVP 1.

It's all fixed now, will probably start the painting on the bumper tonight.
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Painting was EASY

1) Started with the Plexus anti-static to ensure that DUST will stay away (AND IT DID)

2) Primed it, left it to dry and scuffed it to make the surface smooth.

3) Applied basecoat, 2.5, 12oz cans

4) Applied 2K Clearcoat


1.5 Hours work
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Wow, thats it. Im going to have to try painting my next exterior mod. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow, thats it. Im going to have to try painting my next exterior mod. Thanks for sharing.
It really is easy (Painting).

Good luck with your future projects.
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It really is easy (Painting).

Good luck with your future projects.
Only problem would be finding a good space to spray the bumper in, my garage is filthy and dusty I guess itll be a project on its own cleaning that up.
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so how much money did you save by going thru ebay? no offense to any vendors but i can almost guarantee you saved a good bit of money for the same bumper
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so how much money did you save by going thru ebay? no offense to any vendors but i can almost guarantee you saved a good bit of money for the same bumper

Mod my 3, was my the place I was going to get this from. They had it (still have it) for: 350 plus 120 for shipping = 470

I paid: 349.99 with free shipping.

But I had to get the included harness for the fog conversion which cost me another 9 dollars. so I saved

110.00

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Mod my 3, was my the place I was going to get this from. They had it (still have it) for: 350 plus 120 for shipping = 470

I paid: 349.99 with free shipping.

But I had to get the included harness for the fog conversion which cost me another 9 dollars. so I saved

110.00

nice, if now we could only find a place that doesnt charge $500+ for mtech rears
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nice, if now we could only find a place that doesnt charge $500+ for mtech rears
You mean like this one????
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You mean like this one????
plus shipping?
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plus shipping?
Noh, only local pick ups in LA....!
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Noh, only local pick ups in LA....!
well then, just as useless lol
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You mean like this one????
thats fiberglass
noone wants that.
they should pay you to mount that garbage
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thats fiberglass
noone wants that.
they should pay you to mount that garbage
sure thing.....Stay away from fiberglass
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how is the gloss ? looks less glossy then the stock paint
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So you would up using more paint on the bumper than you ordered ?
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So you would up using more paint on the bumper than you ordered ?
Yes and no......I had a half a can left over from my trunk so I just went ahead and used it.
2 Cans is plenty.
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