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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:48 PM
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2007 X5 base - front bumper swap

Hey everyone. I have the standard front end where half is painted and the other half is not. I have the parking sensors and I would like to change it to a full painted front end as seen on the M. Any suggestion on if the M bumper will fit and if not what other options do I have?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:00 PM
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no the M bumper will not fit, you would need new fenders and head lights. now as far as options for the 07 painting would be the way to go, i am not sure if the M sport bumper for that year would be a direct swap since the facia is a little different.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:11 PM
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no the M bumper will not fit, you would need new fenders and head lights. now as far as options for the 07 painting would be the way to go, i am not sure if the M sport bumper for that year would be a direct swap since the facia is a little different.
I figured the M wouldn't fit but I do see a lot of e70 driving around with painted fronts and rears. Maybe newer than 2007?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:19 PM
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yes the LCI models (2011 to present) have the monochromatic look, and the M sport (2007 to present)

below is the M sport if you notice the front bumper inserts are different, which this may fit ours but you would still need the flares, step rails and such. easier to just paint IMO.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 PM
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yes the LCI models (2011 to present) have the monochromatic look, and the M sport (2007 to present)

below is the M sport if you notice the front bumper inserts are different, which this may fit ours but you would still need the flares, step rails and such. easier to just paint IMO.
Yeah you are probably correct. Mine is Black so its not a huge problem. I am going to look for rims instead.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:38 PM
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Black? oh man is way easier for you, just get get aero kit and it will look sweet!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:41 PM
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Black? oh man is way easier for you, just get get aero kit and it will look sweet!
Yeah thats nice. I would like to find that in Carbon Fibre.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:49 AM
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Black? oh man is way easier for you, just get get aero kit and it will look sweet!
I'm not a fan of the black plastic trim usually; but that things looks awesome!
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:50 AM
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Yeah thats nice. I would like to find that in Carbon Fibre.
Go with 1nastyX5's idea; looks badass. Or just take the other advice and paint the damn thing...you'd be amazed at how much better it would look.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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Go with 1nastyX5's idea; looks badass. Or just take the other advice and paint the damn thing...you'd be amazed at how much better it would look.
Yeah I think thats what I will do. Damn E70 Overheated and is in the shop right now
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:04 AM
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Yeah I think thats what I will do. Damn E70 Overheated and is in the shop right now
****, sorry man!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:05 AM
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****, sorry man!
All good. Thats life
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:16 AM
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Yeah I think thats what I will do. Damn E70 Overheated and is in the shop right now
Man I feel your pain, mine is in the shop too right now, I've been dealing with this since November and they still can't get it right. I "developed" an oil leak shortly after an oil change and to my surprise it ended up being a huge job (head gaskets, water pump, oil pan gaskets and some other stuff I can't remember) all cover by CPO but since then it has been in the shop not for the 4th time with oil leaks and as of yesterday also coolant leak.
Getting very frustrated right now, sorry I had to vent
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:22 AM
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Man I feel your pain, mine is in the shop too right now, I've been dealing with this since November and they still can't get it right. I "developed" an oil leak shortly after an oil change and to my surprise it ended up being a huge job (head gaskets, water pump, oil pan gaskets and some other stuff I can't remember) all cover by CPO but since then it has been in the shop not for the 4th time with oil leaks and as of yesterday also coolant leak.
Getting very frustrated right now, sorry I had to vent
**** man that sucks. I am starting to feel that BMW is just a status and not a well built vehicle. My lexus has had zero issues since day one and has 44000kms more then the bmw.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:31 AM
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**** man that sucks. I am starting to feel that BMW is just a status and not a well built vehicle. My lexus has had zero issues since day one and has 44000kms more then the bmw.
From what I've learned here on this forum is kinda like the luck of the draw with this cars, thank God for CPO but yeah it makes you question if it was a good move to get into a BMW. I came from an Infiniti QX56 and man...never any issues! Oil change and brakes that's it! Although right now I truly feel is not the car but the dealer or mechanic this people have, I don't have that many dealers close by and the others are just so rude and not customer friendly.
But going back to the comparison of BMW vs Japanese well the Japanese got the reliability on lock! But man I've never enjoy driving a car so much like I do my X .
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:10 PM
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Buy Japanese for the reliability and predictability. Buy German for the excitement and potential heartache.

I think that applies to the women too.
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