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lacrosse12 03-27-2013 09:06 PM

Bumpers and sideskirts upgrade
This question may have been asked many times, but I just want to make sure before making a purchase.
I have a 545i with sport package and I want to upgrade my front, rear and side bumpers eventually. I was looking at Umnitza...

Front (mtech):

Rear (m5 style):


Just to clarify, all of these bumpers (mtech front, m5 rear and mtech sideskirts) are all able to fit without any cutting (just screwing them in)? Again, I know it says they fit on the website, I just don't want to get any surprises. Sorry for the longer post.


pjinca 03-28-2013 01:16 PM

The front and sides are fine, howevevr, I hate the replica M5 rear bumpers. They have an annoying bow in the middle that is so visible, the front bumpers have it too, but since they are lower it's hardly visible. The rears have it and it sits right about eye level for the car behind you and it looks stupid. Best bet would be to find a used OEM M5 rear on eBay, I got a used OEM for my old 530.

Cattani 03-28-2013 01:53 PM

How difficult is it to fit an OEM M5 to a pre-LCI 550i you think?

pjinca 03-28-2013 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Cattani (Post 7478587)
How difficult is it to fit an OEM M5 to a pre-LCI 550i you think?

Front or rear? The M5 is 10 mm wider in the front than non-M cars, so it takes significantly more work to fit the M5 front without also fitting M5 front fenders. The rear of the M5 is identical to the non-M so it fits perfectly without any modification. :thumbup:

JFIVE 03-28-2013 05:33 PM

You also would have to change the wheel well liners for the front, brake ducts, and foam bumper supports I believe they are called if using the oem mtech front bumper, not sure if you need the same for the after market replica
Total for extra parts around $250.00

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lacrosse12 03-28-2013 05:53 PM

Thank you all for the information.

lacrosse12 03-29-2013 07:09 PM

In regards to the Mtech front bumper issue with the brake ducts and foam bumper supports, will these work?

(2 of them)
(2 of them)

And if they do work, are these an easy install?

Again, thanks.

JFIVE 03-30-2013 12:08 AM

They should work, the wheel well liner is the only item you may or may not need depending on your choice of oem or replica bumper

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roskinc 03-30-2013 12:41 AM

regarding the rear m5 style bumper, the middle part does have a warp/bow in the middle, i found the easiest solution to fix this is put a thing metal ruler size sheet metal between the plastics, keeps it straight and fixes that bow issue. simple and easy fix.

E60Brooks 03-30-2013 03:08 PM

Do you know if the wheel well liner is needed for the replica? If so, will these work? Thanks

JFIVE 03-30-2013 04:50 PM

Don't think so for the replica but the oem does need the liner or if your comfortable you can trim the original to fit

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E60Brooks 03-31-2013 11:12 AM

Alright, thank you for the help.

lacrosse12 04-04-2013 01:20 AM

How much does an installation of all four bumpers cost because I was quoted $800 JUST for install, which seems quite high considering people have done it by themselves. The shop said they never come perfect and will end up having to cut/modify them to have the screws aligned perfectly. I'll be calling more places for quotes so I can get a better idea. Thanks

JFIVE 04-04-2013 04:06 AM

If that's including paint with the price quoted.
The usual cost is about $300 per bumper and side skirts about $200, the quality of the kit is where it can be expensive for the install if it needs modification

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