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7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015)
The 5th generation F01/F02 BMW 7 Series flagship forum. The redesigned 7 series leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code, offering an 8 speed automatic transmission and all turbocharged engine options.

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:49 PM
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Secret M7 Front Bumper Project

Well I was happy with the Alpina Front lip addition for a few weeks, but I get bored very easily. There are not many options out there for us 7 series guys. I am not a fan of the MSport kit offered by BMW. I feel it is just too plain.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to do the unthinkable. I contacted my buddy Long Tran over at LTBMW after seeing some of his incredible hybrid bumper creations on display at Bimmerfest. His 1M bumper conversion on the new F30 was simply amazing.

We came up with an idea to create our own M7 bumper. I purchased another 7 series bumper and Long was able to obtain a F10 M5 bumper. He was able to cut the bumper in half and keep the top portion F01 and then cut and plastic weld the bottom half of the M5 bumper. Thus creating a frank stein bumper, but definitely a look that BMW should have included as a factory option.

We also had to purchase a F10 M5 bottom plastic undertray and modify it to fit the f01 chassis.

Just waiting for a few aftermarket companies to come up with a nice carbon fiber front lip and I think I will finally be done.

Picking up the car tomorrow and hopefully we have some more pictures for you guys then.






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Old 06-14-2012, 07:25 PM
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Looks good!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:04 PM
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:58 PM
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I love the alpina front bumpers but this also came out really nice! Can't wait for more pics. Some black accents on the front is needed to complete the contrast with the blacked out wheels
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:33 AM
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That is very creative and interesting! Not sure I like it, but I can for sure appreciate the loads and loads of work that went into that! I am looking forward to seeing more of it...hmm
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:52 AM
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:01 AM
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Oh my god! This is exactly what I want, absolutely amazing!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:34 AM
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Long's got Mad Skills... you got great ideas.

Found a link with carbon fiber inserts for m-sport (5th photo in series), good luck.
http://www.complex.com/rides/2012/06...stom-bmw-1m-rs

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:21 PM
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Wow, excellent job! Once you put on the carbon lip, the look will be complete!

Selling the Alpina lip?
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:58 PM
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Damn that looks really good. You guys had an excellent vision.

I agree with quarterto8 in regards to black accents. Personally I would do the roof in black.

That is one outstanding looking 7 you have!
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:11 PM
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Can't get enough of this. Looks so awesome , and the finish is OEM.

I'm looking into getting the AC Schnitzer lip:



But have yet to find a shop that's good enough to install it. And I'm not sure how exactly does it fit, can't figure out looking at the pic.
The Alpina lip is less complicated and less expensive, but I don't like it that much.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:13 PM
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That's AC front lip does not compliment the car at all.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:29 PM
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That's AC front lip does not compliment the car at all.
+1 again. That ACS lip looks like pure ****, especially compared to the M bumper above.

Beamlord, your car and women are beautiful. Choose another bumper or leave it stock my man.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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This is the lip I want. 3D design




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Old 06-15-2012, 07:26 PM
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Impressive!

But the F01 and F10 bumpers the same width and height!?

And any pics of the bumpers cut in half?

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:29 PM
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Impressive!

But the F01 and F10 bumpers the same width and height!?

And any pics of the bumpers cut in half?

Pretty much same width, the height is adjusted for in the cutting. Sorry no pictures of the bumper cut apart. That is where the craftsmanship of putting two bumpers and making one comes into play. Also the m5 front air ducts and bottom undertray were also fitted so even when you take the bumper off it looks like a stock fitment behind the cover.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:53 PM
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Wow! That looks amazing! Especially in white.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:47 PM
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Without question go for it!
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I have seen the lip from another forum where I am a moderator. Pretty cool looking. So are you keeping it carbon fiber or paint it white?
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:36 AM
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The lip looks great too, but will detract from the oem look, in which much was invested.

Plans for the rear bumper or side skirts? Full M5 treatment would be too cool.

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:24 PM
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Damn, that is nice! One of the best 7's I've seen!
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