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      01-28-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Help me decide which bumper/lip to choose (car wrecked)

Okay guys, it looks like the insurance is budgeting me about $1000 for replacement parts (this does not include the labor or paint, they are paying extra for that, the $1000 is just for the bumper, and misc). How do you guys recommend I spend it?

(OPTION 1)I can replace the m3 rep, and add a new lip (I'm not sure of the price of the new lip that is about to be released yet).


(OPTION 2)I could buy a LCI mtech, and add this lip: http://www.jl-motoring.com/BMW_E90_E...p/bmfs9026.htm


(OPTIONS 3), I could replace the m3 rep, and forgo the lip, but add the msport rear instead



(OPTION 4)Does anyone else have any different ideas? Please give me some feedback! I would love it if you would also post pics of examples of your ideas.



Also where is the best place/places to by mtech/msport lci front bumpers?











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Personally I am never a fan of that M3 rep bumper, so I would really just do pre-LCI mtech front if you want to save money. If you have extra to spare, LCI mtech conversion gets my vote.
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Personally I am never a fan of that M3 rep bumper, so I would really just do pre-LCI mtech front if you want to save money. If you have extra to spare, LCI mtech conversion gets my vote.
Pre-lci is out of the question because I have an lci hood, and I also would look at that as a major downgrade. Where can you buy the lci mtech, does anyone make a rep?

Thank you I appreciate you taking the time to write a response! Keep the input coming guys!
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      01-28-2014, 07:44 PM   #4
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dewd! LCI msport would look sick. but i like what you've done with the m3 rep tho.
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Option 3: Something to upgrade your front and back.
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dewd! LCI msport would look sick. but i like what you've done with the m3 rep tho.
2 votes msport with lip.

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Option 3: Something to upgrade your front and back.
1 vote, msport rear instead of lip.


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LCI msport no question. JGmods makes a nice rep.
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option 2 for sure. lci mtech w/lip > m3 rep
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LCI msport no question. JGmods makes a nice rep.
3 votes msport

Any recommendations about a lip?

Thanks for the tip.
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option 2 for sure. lci mtech w/lip > m3 rep
Damn lci msport is killing it, 4 votes.
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Option 3, you'll get a mtech rear too and that's awesome.
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Option 3, you'll get a mtech rear too and that's awesome.
2 votes front m3 rep, and msport rear.
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Option 3, you'll get a mtech rear too and that's awesome.
Since you are a vendor, let me ask you a question? What all parts are needed to switch to an mtech front, and do you guys carry the front? Is there a fog delete for the mtech front?
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Since you are a vendor, let me ask you a question? What all parts are needed to switch to an mtech front, and do you guys carry the front? Is there a fog delete for the mtech front?
For the LCI Msport front you'll need the LCI grills to match the clips on the new bumper. Also I believe you'll need LCI fender lining. There is no air duct available for the msport front however you may be able to retrofit one from a performance bumper or a m3 bumper but that's just a shot in the dark.
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For the LCI Msport front you'll need the LCI grills to match the clips on the new bumper. Also I believe you'll need LCI fender lining. There is no air duct available for the msport front however you may be able to retrofit one from a performance bumper or a m3 bumper but that's just a shot in the dark.
Does it come with fog lights?
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Does it come with fog lights?
Depending on the distributor it may or may not.
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Damn lci msport is killing it, 4 votes.
5+ votes for lci msport. Your M3 powerdome hood would look awesome with an lci MSport bumper if they are compatible. You have probably seen too much of my pics, but I converted to an LCI MSport front end and it looks like this:





And... this is the reason for the conversion:



MTech rear is the same for LCI and pre-LCI:



You can get these at JGMODS:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836480

Your setup prior to the incident was superb. I think LCI M Sport will look even more dramatic in red with the front lip, like the lip below:

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5+ votes for lci msport. Your M3 powerdome hood would look awesome with an lci MSport bumper if they are compatible. You have probably seen too much of my pics, but I converted to an LCI MSport front end and it looks like this:


Thanks for the advice! What all was needed for your conversion aside from the bumper? Fender liners, fog lights, or what? I'm trying to figure out what parts I would need. Also the white car you posted doesn't have fogs, is there a fog delete?
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Lci m sport front with lip and rear m sport 100 %
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The new lip that is about to be released should look something like this (first pic)), I'm still considering the m3 rep again for this, it's a hard choice....
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I'm on a budget right now so, If I go with the m3 rep again I can use the extra money to do the msport rear, if I do the msport front, I will not be able to do the rear yet, thoughts?
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i absolutely LOVE the LCI Msport front, and think it will look fine without the msport rear... just my .02.
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