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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #61
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I ran into the same issue regarding the fog lights.

The fogs on the mtech bumper use 9006 bulbs and the original fogs were H11.

You'll have to purchase male 9006 and female H11 connectors to make it work.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #62
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I ran into the same issue regarding the fog lights.

The fogs on the mtech bumper use 9006 bulbs and the original fogs were H11.

You'll have to purchase male 9006 and female H11 connectors to make it work.
I bought a set from eBay, worked great.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #63
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that bumper looks sweet i just wish i didnt have to do so many other repairs also freshly painted on almost 13 yr old paint might look bad any methods for making the paint look new on the body eg.compound or is there a better method for bmws?
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #64
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Actually the paint matched fairly close... Not spot on as my original had faded a little. Plus there are stone chips on the sides and a few on the hood... Overall... A beautiful bumper. I'll be posting some pics once I get my suspension and wheels and tires mounted.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #65
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Re: m tech ii bumper

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #66
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looks excellent
but im not paying $205 for a bumper plus $195 for paint PLUS another $95 for greyhound shipping totaling almost $500, sorry umnitza im gonna have to pass
ill look for a part out silver ZHP instead or
d&h might get my business if they fix their site (mtech 2 not showing add to cart button) for $305 painted and shipped consider it done

ill get the fogs on ecstuning, tunermotorsport etc. or ebay if i have too

also hood at d&h $360 painted and shipped you just cant beat that if your life depended on it
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #67
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looks excellent
but im not paying $205 for a bumper plus $195 for paint PLUS another $95 for greyhound shipping totaling almost $500, sorry umnitza im gonna have to pass
ill look for a part out silver ZHP instead or
d&h might get my business if they fix their site (mtech 2 not showing add to cart button) for $305 painted and shipped consider it done

ill get the fogs on ecstuning, tunermotorsport etc. or ebay if i have too

also hood at d&h $360 painted and shipped you just cant beat that if your life depended on it
$205 for a bumper WITH fogs
$195 for quality painting, not something from maaco or some other cheap place.
$95 for shipping.

Just to put it in perspective.
www.pilotdelivers.com
www.fedex.com
www.ups.com
81X21X21 <-- dimensions.
Do your math on those sites for shipping estimates. You'll get between $100-250 for shipping.
Subtract that from your quote of $360, you are getting a bumper that is from $100-260 in cost. Add the cost of a paint job - that alone to buy the paint is $50 unless you are rattle canning it - you have $50-210 on the bumper.
Finally, subtract out the fog lights - $50, and you have $0-150 on the bumper.

the math simply doesn't add up. If we could buy a legitimate quality bumper for $360 painted and shipped to our door, we'd have purchase 50 of them in all the BMW colors today:p It simply doesn't add up.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #68
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thats why i said ill get a partout zhp bumper most likely i DONT underestimate the quality but its not worth the money to me im not taking my car to shows
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:21 PM   #69
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http://www.dnhautoparts.com/bmw-330-...per-cover.html

yes i realize its the standard bumper but the mtech is the same price there site is just messed up cant add to cart

tick box for painted +165
top of page free shipping
add to cart and total is $305
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #70
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http://www.dnhautoparts.com/bmw-330-...per-cover.html

yes i realize its the standard bumper but the mtech is the same price there site is just messed up cant add to cart

tick box for painted +165
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add to cart and total is $305
Good luck ordering from those guys. I don't think anyone has had luck getting ahold of them via e-mail, phone, or through their amazon account. Also most places sell the same bumper UNPAINTED for over $600, so I suggest you adjust your expectations instead of thinking everyone's out to rip you off.

Also, regarding paint quality, if you don't care about how your car looks, why get the M-Tech bumper at all? Paint quality isn't something that only purists concern themselves with, the color may not match and could make the bumper stand out like it came from a different vehicle. it's also about longevity....ie: is it going to peel off in a year?

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #71
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Update: It's been three weeks (two if you exclude the holiday week here in the US). Still no sign of or word about the fog lights for my order.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #72
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Update: It's been three weeks (two if you exclude the holiday week here in the US). Still no sign of or word about the fog lights for my order.
Please email us your information. These fogs are low stock country wide (the quality ones are anyways) and we need to verify that they have in fact shipped for you. sorry for any delays.
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Update: It's been three weeks (two if you exclude the holiday week here in the US). Still no sign of or word about the fog lights for my order.
Benny... I ran into the same issue. The fogs didn't come with the bumper. I called and they said they were backorder when I ordered the bumper but they had just come in... I had them 2 days later. I now have them added... But I am waiting for the correct connectors to come in from eBay. ($12) I figured that I would just buy the connectors instead of doing a splice job.

I also just got in the correct ducts so I will be removing the bumper this weekend to mount everything correctly and then fit the bumper adjustment a little better.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #74
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Big Rick. That's funny. I have the connectors, but not the fogs. When did you order your bumper kit?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #75
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Big Rick. That's funny. I have the connectors, but not the fogs. When did you order your bumper kit?
According to the thread posts... You ordered your about 10-14 days or so before I did. You had just received yours and I had just ordered mine.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #76
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If anyone's in the bay area, I talked to David from Four B Auto Services, and he told me he can install painted mtech 2 bumper with foglights on for me for $600. He also does other body work, maintenance, etc

www.yelp.com/biz/four-b-auto-service-santa-clara
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #77
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That' not bad for an installed price if the paintwork is good...
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That' not bad for an installed price if the paintwork is good...
I saw his work on his 2 e90 m5's and they looked pretty decent.

I got my coolant expansion tank, lower hose, upper hose, temp sensor replaced for $375 from him 2 days ago, not sure how good the price was for that.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #79
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And if you are local, you can have that same bumper installed with paint for $459 for sedan and $509 for coupe.
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And if you are local, you can have that same bumper installed with paint for $459 for sedan and $509 for coupe.
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