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Old 04-01-2015, 06:29 PM
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M4 Conversion for F32

I plan to do an M4 conversion later down the line. Is it possible to order the parts directly from your BMW dealer's service department? I have surround camera's so do I need to order the bumper that includes the camera? Or can I swap out the camera from my existing bumper. I'm not sure how that works. And is it possible to get the Euro OEM M4 Bumper without the orange reflectors if I'm in the US?
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:33 PM
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:47 PM
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OP=Definition of a poseur.

Unless he doesn't understand what is a M3/M4 - likely the case.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:52 PM
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Poser? I could get an M4 if I wanted to but it's not practical to me since I won't be tracking the car or be using it to it's full potential. We all have our reasons. I like the exterior styling of the M4, but does that mean I can't mod my car to get the look that I want? It's not even about being a poser. I hate typical BMW elite snobs. I'm not trying to turn my car into an M4. I just like certain exterior features of it. I'm not doing this to prove anything. It's just solely for my own purposes. Since I can't find the perfect car, I might as well do what I can to make it suit my personal tastes. I'm sure if BMW offered a 435i with an M4 front bumper/side fenders, then I would get it. But I'm not going to spend 80k on a car that I won't be using to the fullest. That's a waste of money. I hate those typical comments where people say well you should've gotten an M4 instead, or all that money you spent could've gone towards the purchase of one. If you have nothing better to do then to criticize other people on here because you don't understand or see things differently, then why even respond. It's not your money. So why should you even care. Tired of these stupid responses from closed minded people who think selfishly. It's not nice to insult other people on the forum based on your assumptions either. I believe that's called harassment. Please keep it to yourself and get off your high horse. It doesn't help anyone or offer any contribution for the community.

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OP, the word is poseur. The meaning: Dictionary.com says the word refers to "a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not".[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary notes that the term was also used to refer to a "person who pretends to be what he or she is not" or an "insincere person".[4] The Encarta dictionary states that the term is used to describe a "pretentious person" or "somebody who tries to impress others by behaving in an affected way".[5] The Cambridge Dictionary defines a "poseur" as "someone who pretends to be something they are not, or to have qualities that they do not have".[6]

A car that has a modified appearance pretending to be something that it is not is referred to as a poseurmobile.
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I know what the meaning is thank you.

And I'm not doing this to disguise my car as an M4. I like the M4 exterior styling but without the performance, which I don't need. Why spend that much on something I don't care for or use. So what's the next best possible solution? Mod it. Quit being so anal about this. If you guys don't like it, then keep it to yourselves. Can we be more mature here and not continuously drag this on.

I would be a poser if I was doing it for that very reason, but I'm not.
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The M4 is literally a different car. I am pretty sure the only parts that are the same are the doors and the headlights. Your F32 will never look like an F82. It is a silly goal, to say the least.
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To answer your question about getting parts to do an M4 conversion, I would check with some of the Bimmerfest Sponsors that sell BMW parts on-line. I would think you would get better deals. The fenders, etc. will then have to be painted by a decent body shop and installed.

Then, either keep your original parts to put back on when you're ready to sell the car, or try selling them outright.
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Okay, for numerous times that I've already stated. I said my goal is not to turn my F32 into an F82. Learn to read and understand. I only like the front and side fenders only. I'm not trying to transform my F32 completely.
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The M4 is literally a different car. I am pretty sure the only parts that are the same are the doors and the headlights. Your F32 will never look like an F82. It is a silly goal, to say the least.
I don't know whether the OEM M4 parts like fenders, etc. will fit on a non-M4, but I'm sure a BMW parts shop will be able to tell the OP for sure, or, there are aftermarket parts available that will work.
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Okay, for numerous times that I've already stated. I said my goal is not to turn my F32 into an F82. Learn to read and understand. I only like the front and side fenders only. I'm not trying to transform my F32 completely.
So your headline and original post are misleading. You wouldn't get misleading answers if you didn't ask misleading questions.
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I don't know whether the OEM M4 parts like fenders, etc. will fit on a non-M4, but I'm sure a BMW parts shop will be able to tell the OP for sure, or, there are aftermarket parts available that will work.
Thank you for your help. It's been done. I've seen a few people do it already. F82 front bumper, side fenders are pretty much a direct fit. and I think also the rear as well.


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Thank you for your help. It's been done. I've seen a few people do it already. F82 front bumper, side fenders are pretty much a direct fit. and I think also the rear as well.

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There are not many people here on Bimmerfest who modify their cars. You may be better off asking the question over on Bimmerpost.com where there are more people who do. If it were me, however, I would make sure that I found a body shop that does great paint work, or the project may come out looking slapped together.

That car you pictured looks great, by the way.
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There are not many people here on Bimmerfest who modify their cars. You may be better off asking the question over on Bimmerpost.com where there are more people who do. If it were me, however, I would make sure that I found a body shop that does great paint work, or the project may come out looking slapped together.

That car you pictured looks great, by the way.
That explains it. I guess I'll head over there then. Seems like I'm the minority here. Thanks.
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So your headline and original post are misleading. You wouldn't get misleading answers if you didn't ask misleading questions.
That's why I took the time to explain what I was trying to accomplish. I shouldn't even have to if people would be a little more open-minded.
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Sure, it's what teenagers do, all the time, with aged Honda's, such as putting wings on them, lowering them, making them much more noisy. It's just that we grownups find that sort of thing to be idiotic. And, except for you, we are all grownups here--except of course on the track!
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Exactly what I mean by being close-minded. I'm not a teenager. I find your assumptions hilarious and a total lack of judgement on your part for someone who you don't even know. I'm a grown-up, you must be extremely old then.
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Sure, it's what teenagers do, all the time, with aged Honda's, such as putting wings on them, lowering them, making them much more noisy. It's just that we grownups find that sort of thing to be idiotic. And, except for you, we are all grownups here--except of course on the track!
I don't think that's really fair to say what the OP is looking to do is "idiotic".
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I don't think that's really fair to say what the OP is looking to do is "idiotic".
Thanks beden1, it's nice to see that there are some people here that understands and are more open to others. Sad to see that we have such close minded individuals on here who are so quick to criticize and make assumptions on other members because we don't think the same or have the same motives when it comes to our cars. It's people like this that gives BMW owners a bad name. Typical purists elite snobs.
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Thank you for your help. It's been done. I've seen a few people do it already. F82 front bumper, side fenders are pretty much a direct fit. and I think also the rear as well.
If the F80 is similar to previous M cars, the hood, both bumper covers, both front and both back quarter-panels are different than the corresponding 3/4-series. Although the front quarters are plastic (I believe) and can just be bolted on, the rear quarter panels would need to be cut off and new ones put on - major body work. There are obviously below-door sills to be added/changed.

Previous cars had replica bumper covers that looked M'ish but fit on normal 3-series. Obviously the cheapest way to go.
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floyd, thanks for the info! I'm only looking to change out the front bumper and front fenders only. So I should be okay, I think.
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Hmm... First of all glide, the reason people are a bit defensive about the conversion is, it's frown upon to change your car's appearance to mimic something it isn't. A F32 is a 4 series, it will never be a M4. There is quite a huge reason why there is a huge difference and price between the two.

2nd, I post on Bimmerpost as well and you won't get any better of answers there. The posters there are more brutal then the ones over here. Just don't put a M badge on the car

Modding your car is one thing, trying to pass it off as something it isn't is completely different story. I don't judge you for trying, and I do wish you the best of luck, however that said, you should be prepared to get a lot of flak for the question.

Edit: M is a special brand to many, especially for BMW drivers. So I do understand the want (hell I got my M4 since it's my dream car for the same reason.) I do not personally believe changing a 4 series body kit to resemble a M4 would do anyone any good. The one thing you probably will have problem changing will be the trunk and the rear diffuser. M4's trunk and rear diffuser is different from a standard 4 series. The front can be done easily but the materials won't be the same as the M3/M4 (obviously lol.)

Edit 2: I'd start from just visiting any local shops and ask. Make sure they are recommended first, like good reputation especially. They will probably be easier and hopefully won't rip you off in the process.

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I think for the front, you will need to replace the bumper, hood, and fenders, and probably some hardware underneath. And in the back, you'll need to replace the rear fenders, bumper, and trunk lid. I'm not too sure about the camera stuff.

Just ignore the people that seem to think doing this makes you a poser. It's your car, you can do what you want with it.
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