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My E39 plans

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by Autohaus, Nov 8, 2008.

    Autohaus guest

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    In a few months I plan on doing one simple change to my E39; adding a M5 front bumper. The paint on my current stock front bumper on my 525i is flaking off little by little. I know of a reputable tuner who sells an aftermarket M5 bumper with fog lights, grills and tow cover for $225 shipped. Getting it mounted and painted would be around another $300 or so. I also plan on getting two more Style 5's on Ebay. One of them is flaking off :mad: and the other one has completely lost its shine. I can, however, get it refinished. No need to give it the slammed look. It has the M sport suspension and I don't want to plow pebbles while I'm driving it :D. Maybe I will get the engine tweaked a bit by giving it Dinan upgrades. The interior is fine and I don't plan on ever swapping out the original factory radio/CD unit for some 10 inch flat screen monitor :rolleyes:. The only flaw, however, are those %$&%$ cupholders :mad:

    kbuicker guest

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    Take it from me, it PAYS to buy the OEM bumpers. The aftermarkets are a bit of a struggle to get on and match up with your fender lines.. the OEM, they go on like butter.. you can just feel the difference.

    Autohaus guest

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    I guess that is what happened to you :confused:. The OEM's are like $900 :eek:. I have seen pics from other E39 drivers with this specific aftermarket and they have said its holding up well. I will heed your advice and weigh my options. Maybe I will just get my front spoiler repainted and hope for the best.

    kbuicker guest

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    Well, I bought an aftermarket front end and had trouble with it and it's fitment (finally got it on correctly, but it took some doin'). So, when I was ready to go with the rear bumper, I didn't hesitate.. I found the best price ($700) and actually enjoyed putting it on.

    Autohaus guest

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    I also though of maybe just getting a front lip for it. I see them all the time on Ebay. I saw a E39 540i that had it on and the owner said it has held up well. The factory front bumper stays on the car and the lip gives it a aggressive look. Maybe doing that would make more sense.
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    az3579

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    Yes, it would. I think your front bumper looks fine, and would definitely be enhanced by a lip.

    I personally think you should keep that car all stock. It's getting really hard to find 525i's and 528i's that look good as yours.

    Autohaus guest

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    True to that. I'm not too crazy about the Mutec front spoilers or the Hamaam? competition look on the E39. Now if I can get my hands on a S62 and throw that in my 525i. Ultimate sleeper...ZZZzzzZZzzz

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