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      01-29-2014, 01:08 PM   #45
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Thanks to poster fatgrandma I now have an awesome rendering of what my car might look like with this new front (minus the lci headlights).
Damn. I wanted to vote for option 3 since you'd get an mtech rear too but this looks really good.
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how about option 5, 1m bumper?
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I appreciate the suggestion, but personally I think that the 1m bumper is just too much.
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Damn. I wanted to vote for option 3 since you'd get an mtech rear too but this looks really good.
I know, now I can't make my mind up. The thing that I like from the rendering is that it gives the car a much more aggressive face, and squares the bottom off more, of course a lip on the m3 rep would also make it more aggressive.
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I appreciate the suggestion, but personally I think that the 1m bumper is just too much.
yeah its pretty agressive
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Thanks to poster fatgrandma I now have an awesome rendering of what my car might look like with this new front (minus the lci headlights).
Ahhh I gotcha. Yes this is the best look IMO. Seems awesome on the red!
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Here you go, part list for the front pre-LCI to LCI conversion that I used for mine. You can obviously skip the hood and the top grills.

Of those parts that you listed, do you know which ones I would need just for the bumper conversion, the bumper I'm looking at comes with: Bumper cover, lower mesh grille (left, middle, right) Fog light housing, Fog light support bracket, Fog light bulb, Tow hook cover, headlight washer covers, misc screws. I'm trying to figure out what other parts I would need.
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Of those parts that you listed, do you know which ones I would need just for the bumper conversion, the bumper I'm looking at comes with: Bumper cover, lower mesh grille (left, middle, right) Fog light housing, Fog light support bracket, Fog light bulb, Tow hook cover, headlight washer covers, misc screws. I'm trying to figure out what other parts I would need.
by the way, my homey, DV, was one of the first to do the conversion on a pre-LCI. here's his BSM E90 330i w/ SF-71's: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504040

he did mention that if he were to do it again, he'd get the euro m-sport because they don't have the orange reflectors.
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by the way, my homey, DV, was one of the first to do the conversion on a pre-LCI. here's his BSM E90 330i w/ SF-71's: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504040

he did mention that if he were to do it again, he'd get the euro m-sport because they don't have the orange reflectors.
Thanks for the tip dude!
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Ahhh I gotcha. Yes this is the best look IMO. Seems awesome on the red!
Yeah I'm seriously considering it now, if I did, do you think the lip would look best left in carbon, or painted gloss black?
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Ahhh I gotcha. Yes this is the best look IMO. Seems awesome on the red!
Yeah I'm seriously considering it now, if I did, do you think the lip would look best left in carbon, or painted gloss black?
Definitely carbon IMO.
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Definitely carbon IMO.
Yeah that would probably be really clean.
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Definitely carbon IMO.
Second the carbon.

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by the way, my homey, DV, was one of the first to do the conversion on a pre-LCI. here's his BSM E90 330i w/ SF-71's: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504040

he did mention that if he were to do it again, he'd get the euro m-sport because they don't have the orange reflectors.
That's an easy fix. Just paint them, that's what I did. Though I do agree it would look more uniform if you just got a euro msport front.

DV was my inspiration to do this in the first place. I happened to see that thread and was......I could have THAT!?
One moth later, it was done.

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Of those parts that you listed, do you know which ones I would need just for the bumper conversion, the bumper I'm looking at comes with: Bumper cover, lower mesh grille (left, middle, right) Fog light housing, Fog light support bracket, Fog light bulb, Tow hook cover, headlight washer covers, misc screws. I'm trying to figure out what other parts I would need.
Here you go. You can force your stock brake ducts to work, but it's a PITA. Since you had the m3 rep, did you change your brake ducts? If you did they may work, but don't quote me on that.
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Second the carbon.



That's an easy fix. Just paint them, that's what I did. Though I do agree it would look more uniform if you just got a euro msport front.

DV was my inspiration to do this in the first place. I happened to see that thread and was......I could have THAT!?
One moth later, it was done.



Here you go. You can force your stock brake ducts to work, but it's a PITA. Since you had the m3 rep, did you change your brake ducts? If you did they may work, but don't quote me on that.
Thanks for that info! The brake ducts came with the m3 bumper that I have now.
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Rear Mtech is like 675 including paint/install
I found a rear mtech rep, for a good deal, and I will have it painted and installed when I have my front repaired, if I go with the m3 rep again...
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LCI Mtech front!
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Thanks for that info! The brake ducts came with the m3 bumper that I have now.
Well, once you order the msport front, you can see if those brake ducts work. Though now that I think about it, it most likely won't since the msport front has foglights.
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Well, once you order the msport front, you can see if those brake ducts work. Though now that I think about it, it most likely won't since the msport front has foglights.
Yeah I think they are too big because of the fog lights.
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LCI Msport with or without a lip! IMO, good luck can't go wrong with any of them they are all nice!

another m3 rep and msport rear option is good too, just cause your gaining a new rear but I still say Msport front
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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....
Either of these 2 ftw
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My vote is still M Tech + CF lip like we discussed
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