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DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 08:10 PM

Damn deer only took out the front fascia
 
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Any suggestions on where to get a new front M fascia :( at least I can change the cold air filter easy now ;)
Sucky day
And I blew out the right front tire
Please tell me this is a relatively easy fix

I clipped the deer at 65 and it ripped the front off so no impact on the real bumber thank god I tried to avoid and driver side tire blew out

The clips are still in the metal bumper so it literally tore the plastic fascia off

Been looking on Fleabay and found some pretty good deals but I would rather oem this is the first kinda wreck this car has ever seen ( although I wouldn't call it a wreck) no insurance involved although I did have to have a wrecker bring her home ( $75)

Any help would be appreciated my fellow bimmerfest members

drive by72 03-21-2012 08:26 PM

How did it ride on the way home? Full front suspension inspection is in order for this one. It would be wise to get your alignment checked too, but honestly I probably wouldnt because I'm a cheap-ass

You can get a new M bumper from DDM tuning for 160 shipped. Decent quality but you'll need to paint it

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 08:41 PM

I had it flat bedded home haven't drove it since, just oogaling at it and kicking my self in the ass

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 08:44 PM

I have full suspension kit on it, I'll def have to get it adjusted. Should I bring to stealership or a local?

Glad I finally sold my 68' Newport
Now all that money is going to the M, story of my life

Thanks to Josh I have a spare, maybe I'll put it on and see how it rides, it's just raining now

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 08:52 PM

Thanks in advance for all your guys help, sooo depressing when ish like this happens....

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 08:56 PM

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Here's what I think I'm going with... Opinions appreciated
Still need brake ducts

crisscross 03-21-2012 08:58 PM

Thats what is on my old 325i and my current m3.

drive by72 03-21-2012 09:00 PM

^ How much? Where from?

Take it for a spin after making sure nothing is broken/sheared off to see how it drives. This is the cheapest way to see if your alignment is off. You can do it at home, providing you have a few basic tools. If you're set on a professional doing it though, I'd take it to an indie

Edit: Alan, how is the fitment? If its a better deal than DDM I'll go that route...

crisscross 03-21-2012 09:02 PM

The first one I got on ebay, the second one was on the car when I bought it. I think I paid about 100 bucks for the one on my 325i...

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 10:18 PM

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Anyone with experience with this one, ie fitment any problems I should be aware of?
189$ is a good price for the fogs and lip
Think I may purchase this one unless I hear from you guys other wise
Gonna have it shipped to my paint and body shop (if I purchase)

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 10:27 PM

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At least the only good thing is I can change my cold air filter out, gonna get a shorter one so it doesn't hang so far down (plus it dragged on the flatbed and bent it up)

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 10:37 PM

Worried I bent a rim, complete speculation but I did curbed it, anyone with a set of M off set 17's they want to sell let me know, (still speculation) I'll know more tomorrow



Thanks guys for your input/ knowledge

norcal_baller 03-21-2012 11:05 PM

i have a afe on the car now, but i want to put a true CAI on the car and not a short ram with a heat shield. where did you get yours from?

DinanM3e36 03-21-2012 11:55 PM

Euro motors in Dallas. Supposed to be Dinan, they gave me the badge points so I don't know

ZeGerman 03-22-2012 09:22 AM

This is a super easy repair. Takes about 10-15 minutes to install the bumper, tops. But, it also looks like you have damaged your fender liners (or perhaps that was a pre-existing condition). Many people run without fender liners, but I think they are worth having, and they aren't terribly expensive to replace either.

Otherwise, if you curbed a wheel hard enough to deflate the tire, there's a good chance the wheel itself is bent and your alignment is off. Definitely worth looking into once you get all the bodywork behind you.

petriej 03-22-2012 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DinanM3e36 (Post 6718923)
At least the only good thing is I can change my cold air filter out, gonna get a shorter one so it doesn't hang so far down (plus it dragged on the flatbed and bent it up)

I love this guy. He takes an iPhone screenshot of a photo on his phone.

I knew a guy who would open MS Word, click the "open" button, then go find a program in C:\Program Files\..., try to open the .exe to launch programs. Gotta love it. :thumbup:


I hit a deer in my old 4D back in VA. It was a tiny one and it only broke the plastic mounts for the driver side headlight, so I was in good shape. In your case I think once you know the suspension is good all you'll need is a bumper. You might find that it won't fit right, though, if you have other mounting areas damaged. The tolerances on this area are annoyingly small. One of the areas I need to fiddle with on mine before Bimmerfest.

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 02:04 PM

The fascia mounting tabs are still in the metal bumper, it ripped it off so I hope it's still in good shape (I'm sure it is) so the rim thing had me worried gonna pull it off in a bit and throw my spare on,wheel see (pun intended)

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 02:06 PM

[QUOTE=petriej;6719869]I love this guy. He takes an iPhone screenshot of a photo on his phone.

I knew a guy who would open MS Word, click the "open" button, then go find a program in C:\Program Files\..., try to open the .exe to launch programs. Gotta love it. :thumbup:


Its easier that way :)

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ZeGerman (Post 6719639)
This is a super easy repair. Takes about 10-15 minutes to install the bumper, tops. But, it also looks like you have damaged your fender liners (or perhaps that was a pre-existing condition). Many people run without fender liners, but I think they are worth having, and they aren't terribly expensive to replace either.

Otherwise, if you curbed a wheel hard enough to deflate the tire, there's a good chance the wheel itself is bent and your alignment is off. Definitely worth looking into once you get all the bodywork behind you.

Ya I damaged/ pulled the passenger side fender liner out, I still have it and am going to try to reuse(if possible)

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 02:13 PM

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So everyone agrees this is the one to get?

ZeGerman 03-22-2012 03:15 PM

As long as it is not made of fiberglass, it will probably be fine. I have no experience with aftermarket bumpers, however, but it seems that most of them tend to work surprisingly well.

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 04:03 PM

Also the car wouldn't start right after I clipped the deer/curb, is there a collision switch I need to activate or some safety feature I need to reset??

Edit: the cold air filter was buried in the grass/mud but it shouldve still cranked

Battery is dead now from trying to start after the incident... I'm charging it now

Been reading up and and it seems that there's a fuse type connection on the battery but it cuts the starter, my starter is fine, maybe it's a fluke and afte I charge it'll be fine (fingers crossed no CEL)

Los 03-22-2012 04:21 PM

You're fine. This should be a sinch.

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 04:36 PM

Looked under the the hood and the intake came loose from the MAF I'll send a pic

DinanM3e36 03-22-2012 04:41 PM

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Hooking back up now
Started right up! No CEL yay


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