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Old 01-18-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by umnitza View Post
You don't have to buy foam unless you buy an 08 bumper for an 04-07 car or vice versa.

And even then, you can just trim the foam (as described above).
Not true. I ordered the 03-07 m-tech for my 2004 545i.
With the stock foam pieces it fit very poorly. After I purchased the correct foam pieces it was a night and day difference.

A body shop professional has neither the time or patience to "whittle" on a foam piece like a hillbilly sitting on a porch whittling a stick. I didn't mind spending the extra money to get the correct parts that fit.

I don't understand the resistance of Umnitza to give out the correct brake duct and foam piece part numbers to customers so they don't have to do wrestle with the parts.

Better yet, which you are molding the bumper cover in China, mold the foam pieces and brake ducts and charge a little more but sell the whole kit "ready to go". It would take a lot of the hassle out of it.
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