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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:04 PM
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Upgrades for exterior

I had a run in with a coyote new years eve on 95, so instead of replacing the front bumper with the stock one I decided to do the bmw oem m tech bumper, chin spoiler, and trunk spoiler
Side skirts, rear bumper, tint, brakes and exhaust in the future
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:27 PM
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Looks great. How is it going into steeper driveways ? I just ordered the m5 kit w front lip
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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Thanks, I take it slow, the bottom scapes sometimes but no damage
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:04 PM
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I had a run in with a coyote new years eve on 95, so instead of replacing the front bumper with the stock one I decided to do the bmw oem m tech bumper, chin spoiler, and trunk spoiler
Side skirts, rear bumper, tint, brakes and exhaust in the future
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G'burg! I grew up in that city! Great times for sure! Where did you get your M-tech kit from? I am looking for the same as well. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 AM
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Its nice out here in G'burg, alot of development over the years
I originally ordered from bavarian auto beacause of all the horror stories of bumpers not fitting right to my surprised bavarian auto cost $200 more than the ones on ebay and basically to me were produced by the same over seas manufacturer
Long and short of it is they sent the wrong bumper without pdc which took 3 weeks, I sent it back 3 weeks later still no bumper and my car was already in the shop.
Lucky for me I was at the BMW of Rockville buying some parts and starting talking about my frustration, This was my luck they had a factory mtech kit missing the rear bumper and side skirts but all the other parts were there including the front bumper
I made a deal for $400 they accepted,
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 AM
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I meant to say everything else I purchased on ebay

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Car looks good, awesome deal
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:19 AM
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Damn that is a great deal and a great find since a oem mtech for our cars is discontinued by BMW. Looks great btw.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:51 AM
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Looks sooooo much better, congrats.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the compliments

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:40 PM
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You definitely got lucky, congrats! I called them today hoping I could get lucky as well; no such luck!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:40 PM
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Yeah I definitely did, now if I could luck out on the side skirts and rear bumper

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:43 AM
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Yeah I definitely did, now if I could luck out on the side skirts and rear bumper

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For the sideskirts, I'd go with the replica ones. You can't tell the difference and they are ~$100 unpainted. The rear bumper, if you want OEM check eBay, if you want replica then trinityautosport does have a good quality M-Tech replica. I don't recommend the M5 replica bumpers because of that ridiculous bow in the middle.
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