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E39 bumper swap

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by auto_x_addict, Jan 23, 2010.

    auto_x_addict guest

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    I have a 528i with the M package. I always wanted an M bumper on the car. I was told that the putting the M bumper on my car required a lot of work becuase there were different bracket mountings. It was made to sound like a huge project. /a month ago someone hit my car while it was parked and ripped off the front bumper. Really, it was a coincidence. I went to several body shops and a BMW dealer body shop and they quoted me,$1000 over what the insurance was giving me to replace the original bumper. That was if they wanted to do the job at all. I was told "it is a lot of labor to attach the M bumper". I finally found a body shop that said the job was not that difficult and the adidtional cost would be minimal. They quoted a price of $200 over the insurance company reimbursement. I stilll don't understand why the other shops made such a big deal over it.
    The body shoop I went to was in Bellmore, NY, Henig Auto Body. John was great to work with.
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    JDiazAmador

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    I've got the same car, and I'm thinking about doing the same thing eventually. Do you have any photos before/after?

    overman13 guest

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    Avoid Kos Tom at all cost

    In Brooklyn. Shoddy work and failed to stand behind what they did

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    i just did a full ///M kit on my car about a week ago.The entire thing was about 1900 installed with the bumpers and M5 mirrors. here is a link to pics of my car on bimmerfest. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=428528&highlight= hope this gives you an idea of wht it looks like. Some parts that i did have to replace from stock were the brake cooling ducts from stock to M5 ones and also fender liners had to be changed for M5 ones. My car is a 2000 E39 528i
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    Ebkenn

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    I have a 03 530i Sport and would also like to swap out the original bumper with a M5 style bumper. Who or what manufacturer did you get yours through? Does it look like an aftermarket job?

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