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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 10-10-2010, 07:20 PM
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Video Review: Umnitza E60 M5 Tech PolyPropylene Bumper - Pre LCI Version

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:41 PM
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:04 PM
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I misspoke about the cost of the bumper. I actually paid $295.00 plus shipping. I did pay $250.00 to get it painted and the fog light assemblies were $40.00. I installed it myself and you can save almost $100.00 by doing it yourself. Only about 10 bolts holding the bumper cover to the car.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:23 PM
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Awesome. Looks hot
If i get an e60 I'd get this
Does the rear bumper look different thn the m5 rear?


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Old 10-10-2010, 08:25 PM
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Awesome. Looks hot
If i get an e60 I'd get this
Does the rear bumper look different thn the m5 rear?


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I'm not sure about the rear? I still have the factory one on my car.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:27 PM
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This is the glue I used to mount the Umnitza fog lights.

http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-84101...6774741&sr=1-5
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:17 AM
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Can you explain to me why you are using glue? I have the same bumper and just used my stock fogs and they bolted right in.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:21 AM
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Awesome. Looks hot
If i get an e60 I'd get this
Does the rear bumper look different thn the m5 rear?


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You have a choice between M5 rear and Mtech rear. Unless you plan to have a dual exhaust setup, go with the Mtech.

Mtech rear with carbon diffuser(custom diffusers will not work on replica Mtech rear):


M5 rear:
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:26 AM
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Ohhh I see, thanks!! I didn't realize that's what the MTech looked like. I saw a couple E60s with that bumper and I thought it was aftermarket style. Looks nice!


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Old 10-11-2010, 05:18 AM
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Can you explain to me why you are using glue? I have the same bumper and just used my stock fogs and they bolted right in.
I did not use the stock fogs. The Umnitza ones have to be glued in. I never want to glue anything, but you have to glue the ones I put in.
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:41 AM
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Mtech rear with carbon diffuser(custom diffusers will not work on replica Mtech rear):
The OEM, CF rear diffusor for the M-Tech rear bumper is no longer available from BMW.

Buy a used one if you can find it, or get your original diffusor wrapped (probably the only option).
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:02 AM
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nicely done.

btw, I like the way you touch her sensor with your finger tips...
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I misspoke about the cost of the bumper. I actually paid $295.00 plus shipping. I did pay $250.00 to get it painted and the fog light assemblies were $40.00. I installed it myself and you can save almost $100.00 by doing it yourself. Only about 10 bolts holding the bumper cover to the car.
Did you get it painted before or after you installed the bumper? Looks extremely cool!
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:27 AM
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nicely done.

btw, I like the way you touch her sensor with your finger tips...
Thanks. I just wanted to show you guys what I felt pictures just donít seem to capture. I have to admit that I was very disappointed with how the PDC sensors donít flush up to the bumper, but I guess this is what you get with Aftermarket. Anyway, itís a good bumper for the price.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:33 AM
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Did you get it painted before or after you installed the bumper? Looks extremely cool!
I had it painted before putting it on. Just dropped it off at the body shop and they had it ready to go in about 3 days. They even delivered it to my house for free. Cost to paint was only $250.00 too. It does look pretty cool and better in person. I would add that Iím more of a stock guy and donít normally do all of this modifying stuff. Just thought I would use this car to experiment. Iím normally the type to get in and out of cars every year or so. The car has just been so dang fun, so Iím thinking I might just keep?
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So how the PDC work then? Does it constant beep because it's hitting off the bumper?
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:19 AM
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So how the PDC work then? Does it constant beep because it's hitting off the bumper?
Aestetic only. Works fine and no issues.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:33 AM
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The mesh is much better than stock which does not come with mesh therefore does not block all the leaves and branches from getting stuck around the radiator and pipes...

A friend of mine even retrieved a dish wash sponge (those 3M sponge, you know) from air box when he replaced the air filter...

Now I am itching to get one of these too; had been holding the thought for a long time...

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I watched the video and realize that was a dumb question. The video didnt pop up the first time I was on the thread. I want to get this done to my wife's car by the end of the year. Umnitza set me up with my wheels. They had a little customs issue on their end so I had to wait but I am happy with the product. I am also is in Houston (Sugar Land), we will see how these 19" hold up. Your bumper looks great and the wife agrees!





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Old 10-11-2010, 06:52 PM
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I watched the video and realize that was a dumb question. The video didnt pop up the first time I was on the thread. I want to get this done to my wife's car by the end of the year. Umnitza set me up with my wheels. They had a little customs issue on their end so I had to wait but I am happy with the product. I am also is in Houston (Sugar Land), we will see how these 19" hold up. Your bumper looks great and the wife agrees!]
No problem and thanks for the kind comments. That was a fair question and not dumb at all. I've seen you on the site and know you're in Houston too. I'm on the NW side. I can always let you check it out in person sometime if you want. Have been wanting to network with some of locals anyway. I think those M3 wheels look pretty cool on your car.
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Can you explain to me why you are using glue? I have the same bumper and just used my stock fogs and they bolted right in.
Stock fogs bolt right up, but when you have an 08+ car, your fogs can't work, we offer $45 replica fogs but their brackets don't line up, so you have to glue the fogs in.
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I misspoke about the cost of the bumper. I actually paid $295.00 plus shipping. I did pay $250.00 to get it painted and the fog light assemblies were $40.00. I installed it myself and you can save almost $100.00 by doing it yourself. Only about 10 bolts holding the bumper cover to the car.
Love it... this makes me wonder why folks pay $650 for a clear bra. I had my stock front bumper painted by the dealer due to road chips. They did it for free.. my car purchase was a CPO. I had people telling me I should add a clear bra, however I could not justify the price. If the bumper got bad again I would just upgrade to something to what you did. Nice job.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:13 PM
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Love it... this makes me wonder why folks pay $650 for a clear bra. I had my stock front bumper painted by the dealer due to road chips. They did it for free.. my car purchase was a CPO. I had people telling me I should add a clear bra, however I could not justify the price. If the bumper got bad again I would just upgrade to something to what you did. Nice job.
Thanks. I'm with you on the clear bra thing. I've been down that road before. Your situation is pretty much what I did. My factory bumper was eaten up with the rock chips along with the fogs so I decided to try this route.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:19 PM
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Stock fogs bolt right up, but when you have an 08+ car, your fogs can't work, we offer $45 replica fogs but their brackets don't line up, so you have to glue the fogs in.
I was bothered by gluing the Umnitza fog housings at first, but after putting them in, they look GREAT and only cost $45.00 so I'm more than happy. Plus, you don't lose any capability such as adjusting the lights. Like Umnitza states, you can put in the OEM ones with no problems.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:04 PM
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Has anyone had problems installing the pdc sensors on this bumper? I have the sports model 2007 550i and my bodyshop guy says pdc sensors dont clip on correctly. Is it possible to just use an epoxy to hold them in? or is there another way? Thank you very much for a response my hands are tied on this one and cant get any advice yet!
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