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      09-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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e92 pre lci to lci after front end collision

My 2009 335 was in an accident. I need to replace the front bumper, both headlights, and hood. I wanted to convert to an m-tech bumper with lci headlights. Theoritecally speaking, if I have the body shop buy a LCI hood, Lci mtech bumper (with additional components http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462) and lci headlights, the conversion should work with no modifications right. I know this might cost a bit more, but I am mostly concerned if It will work. As a side note, my vehicle ADH xenons
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pay the difference, why not m3 oem?
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      09-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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pay the difference, why not m3 oem?
With the m3 you need to change the fenders right? My fenders are fine. just need hood, bumper, and lights
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      09-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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It should work OP. I'd look more into everything needed for the conversion but those are the main components.
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It should work OP. I'd look more into everything needed for the conversion but those are the main components.
From my research on this board and others it seems everything is pretty much bolt on. It is my understanding that the only issue would be repining the wiring harness on lights, a resistor to make them flash right, and re coding. I have not been able to find exactly how to repin tho, and where the resistor goes, or what ohm resistor to even purchase. If someone could point me in the right direction on finding this info, it would be much appreciated.
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No need to deal with resistors. You can just code it.
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With the m3 you need to change the fenders right? My fenders are fine. just need hood, bumper, and lights
pay for the fenders, get OEM m3 front conversion
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      09-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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No need to deal with resistors. You can just code it.
There is a pin change tho right? Which pin needs to be changed? Is there a schematic somewhere?
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Only thing I didn't see mentioned was kidney grilles, they're different on the LCI. Other than that, you'll be good to go. Headlights will need coding, but other than that you covered all the bases.

Definitely go LCI M-Sport instead of M3. You get the new headlights and I think it's a nicer looking front end than the M3. Never liked the idea of slapping an M3 style or OEM bumper on a non-M car anyway.
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My 2009 335 was in an accident. I need to replace the front bumper, both headlights, and hood. I wanted to convert to an m-tech bumper with lci headlights. Theoritecally speaking, if I have the body shop buy a LCI hood, Lci mtech bumper (with additional components http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462) and lci headlights, the conversion should work with no modifications right. I know this might cost a bit more, but I am mostly concerned if It will work. As a side note, my vehicle ADH xenons
since your scenario is different from mines, i will be converting the front end to LCI also...youll need the bumper the grills..obviously the headlight assembly & hood. im not sure if ill replace my hood right away but once everything is fitted all is left will be coding thats about it. good luck keep us posted.

oh & someone on the forum did the LCI conversion it was a silver coupe.
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since your scenario is different from mines, i will be converting the front end to LCI also...youll need the bumper the grills..obviously the headlight assembly & hood. im not sure if ill replace my hood right away but once everything is fitted all is left will be coding thats about it. good luck keep us posted.

oh & someone on the forum did the LCI conversion it was a silver coupe.
I am currently trying to find a body shop willing to do it. Every body shop I go to tells me it wont work. Anyone know a good body shop in bergen county nj who would be willing to do it?
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i am doing the lic conversion on my 2008 335i so far fenders are the same but i am stuck with the headlights cant get them to work after coding can anyone help me out here,will i need the frm3???
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[http://www.vacmotorsports.com/QUOTE=NYC335;14766355]i am doing the lic conversion on my 2008 335i so far fenders are the same but i am stuck with the headlights cant get them to work after coding can anyone help me out here,will i need the frm3???[/quote]

These guys in Philly can help you.
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i am doing the lic conversion on my 2008 335i so far fenders are the same but i am stuck with the headlights cant get them to work after coding can anyone help me out here,will i need the frm3???
Did you have to change the hood? Or remained the same?
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Did you have to change the hood? Or remained the same?
The hood needs to be changed because the Lci kidney grills are wider.

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[http://www.vacmotorsports.com/QUOTE=NYC335;14766355]i am doing the lic conversion on my 2008 335i so far fenders are the same but i am stuck with the headlights cant get them to work after coding can anyone help me out here,will i need the frm3???
These guys in Philly can help you.[/quote]

who? pm me info because their is no one in the tri state that could fix this.
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Did you have to change the hood? Or remained the same?
i did not change my hood same hood,because i have a ltbmw 1m bumper so i was just going to modify my bumper around the headlights.
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i did not change my hood same hood,because i have a ltbmw 1m bumper so i was just going to modify my bumper around the headlights.
no but when you close the hood do the kidney grills look odd though?
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no but when you close the hood do the kidney grills look odd though?
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^ +1
because I'm either just doing pre lci m tech or if the hood doesn't need to be replaced then i will do the front full LCI m sport conversion..
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I personally wouldn't do an M3 front conversion because the front fenders would be wide as hell while the rear fenders remained narrow....

I'd definitely go with an LCI conversion for this reason
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I personally wouldn't do an M3 front conversion because the front fenders would be wide as hell while the rear fenders remained narrow....

I'd definitely go with an LCI conversion for this reason
As I understand it, the m3 rear is only an inch wider on both sides. So unless your looking for it, its really not that noticeable.
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