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vman88888 04-18-2013 10:41 PM

m tech ii bumper
 
on my 330 i have the non sport bumper which looks terrible (po pulled it over a few curbs to say the least) anyway i was thinking of getting the m tech ii bumper from D&H autoparts.com for around $300 painted and shipped

is there any modifying i have to do or is it direct fit?
i know ill need new round fogs thats not a problem my square ones are very foggy as well as the main grille insert, but do i need anything else?

thanks

FcBarcelona 04-18-2013 11:09 PM

I don't about modifications, but it's gonna sure look good. I wanna do this in the future to mine as well! Good luck!

sammy.so.so 04-20-2013 11:53 AM

m tech ii bumper
 
Nice, let me know if it fits or not cause I'm thinking about doing the same!! Have you got it yet??


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vman88888 04-20-2013 01:44 PM

not yet but its definitely one of my top priorities along with a new hood and rims

KaktusJaque 04-21-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vman88888 (Post 15358722)
not yet but its definitely one of my top priorities along with a new hood and rims

Do some before, durring and after pictures to post, I would love to see them.

vman88888 04-23-2013 03:16 PM

i think i need a new fuel pump now along with the fuel level senders so unfortunately the bumper and hood have to wait :(

helphos 04-26-2013 09:14 PM

I put the Umnitza Mtech II bumper on my 2004 XI. I had to buy new BMW brackets that were inexpensive, but the brake ducts were an expensive surprise. I had to cut away a plastic bracket where the wheel well meets the headlights, but the fit was good. I ordered it prepainted and the paint matched perfectly. Overall, an easy chore.
Here's the result:
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[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...c30c96cf4b.jpg
New Bumper1 by helphos, on Flickr[/IMG]

sammy.so.so 04-26-2013 11:05 PM

m tech ii bumper
 
How much was the brakes ducts cost ya??


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z0mghii 04-27-2013 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by helphos (Post 15376853)
I put the Umnitza Mtech II bumper on my 2004 XI. I had to buy new BMW brackets that were inexpensive, but the brake ducts were an expensive surprise. I had to cut away a plastic bracket where the wheel well meets the headlights, but the fit was good. I ordered it prepainted and the paint matched perfectly. Overall, an easy chore.
Here's the result:
o
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...c30c96cf4b.jpg
New Bumper1 by helphos, on Flickr[/IMG]

Did umnitza prepaint it for you?

helphos 04-27-2013 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by z0mghii (Post 15377192)
Did umnitza prepaint it for you?

Yes. It added a week or so to the order process, but it came out looking very good.

"How much was the brakes ducts cost ya??"

That was the XI shocker- they were about $120 each, double the cost for nonXI ducts. To be honest, I didnt even know that i had brake ducts to begin with, (you only notice them on the stock bumper when you take the bumper off) but the larger openings in the MtechII bumper line up perfectly with the ducts I bought. I didnt try to see what the old ducts would have looked like, but a side by side comparison made me think that it would have made the whole effect look unfinished.

Anyone need a set of stock ducts?? I'll sell them cheap!!

What i like best about the mod was that it looks stock. My son (who has an '87 325 vert) was skeptical that it would sit lower to the ground and look like an aftermarket add-on. That's not the case.
I'm glad I did it.
Good Luck!

Benny Minn 04-28-2013 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by vman88888 (Post 15354366)
m tech ii bumper from D&H autoparts.com for around $300 painted and shipped

thanks

That sounds like a ridiculously low price if they're also painting it for you. Do you have a link to that offer?

bostonsthename 04-29-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helphos (Post 15376853)
I put the Umnitza Mtech II bumper on my 2004 XI. I had to buy new BMW brackets that were inexpensive, but the brake ducts were an expensive surprise. I had to cut away a plastic bracket where the wheel well meets the headlights, but the fit was good. I ordered it prepainted and the paint matched perfectly. Overall, an easy chore.
Here's the result:
o
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8...c30c96cf4b.jpg
New Bumper1 by helphos, on Flickr[/IMG]

How much was the pre-painted one from Umnitza?

vman88888 04-29-2013 09:10 AM

its $305 painted fro d&h auto parts.com

Justinz 04-29-2013 09:16 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny Minn (Post 15379144)
That sounds like a ridiculously low price if they're also painting it for you. Do you have a link to that offer?

I would like to see that offer aswell.


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Benny Minn 04-29-2013 10:16 AM

I found it: http://www.dnhautoparts.com/bmw-3-se...per-cover.html
In the process I also discovered that this business has an F rating with the BBB, if that matters to anyone.
Also, I don't know if it's my browser not loading correctly, but I couldn't find a "buy" or "get it painted" button anywhere on the product page. Seems pretty sketchy to me. Justinz, what was your experience like with ordering from them?

Justinz 04-29-2013 10:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny Minn (Post 15381837)
I found it: http://www.dnhautoparts.com/bmw-3-se...per-cover.html
In the process I also discovered that this business has an F rating with the BBB, if that matters to anyone.
Also, I don't know if it's my browser not loading correctly, but I couldn't find a "buy" or "get it painted" button anywhere on the product page. Seems pretty sketchy to me. Justinz, what was your experience like with ordering from them?

I have never ordered from their either. I recently tried to purchase the bumper but it doesn't show a add to cart or buy option anywhere. I read on their site that in order to get it painted you have to choose the option when the item is in the cart. I even made an account for the site nothing.
Seeing that you said that the site has F rating I'm kind of skeptic.
What is BBB?


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Benny Minn 04-29-2013 10:46 AM

BBB is The Better Business Bureau An organization for documenting complaints against and rating businesses in North America.

Justinz 04-29-2013 10:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny Minn (Post 15381926)
BBB is The Better Business Bureau An organization for documenting complaints against and rating businesses in North America.

Oh wow this is a useful thing I guess then. Thanks
I guess I will give dnhauto a call later to see what's up with the order status. Helphos apparently purchased from them without a problem. The price is quite low compared to other reputable sites.


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vman88888 04-29-2013 06:28 PM

http://www.dnhautoparts.com/bumper-c...odel=9&year=30

the link has the non sport and m sport bumpers both cost the same this price includes free shipping although the m sport bumper didnt come up with the paint option for some reason i think its a glitch or something but its 305 for non sport painted and the same base price for both bumpers

helphos 04-29-2013 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bostonsthename (Post 15381673)
How much was the pre-painted one from Umnitza?

It was just about $450 if i remember correctly, including shipping. It came painted "Silver grey metallic" like the factory color, and the fog lights were included.
It really changes the look of the car!

GoodLuck!


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