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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-02-2015, 02:31 PM
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New m5 rep bumper

Hello everyone! So after 2 1/2 weeks of shipping issues, I got my m5 bumper from umnitza.
The guys at umnitza were very helpful with the shipping problems, but was a bummer waiting 2 1/2 weeks for it to arrive.
I'm curious, what do I need to fit it to my car? It is the poly bumper, will the bolts on my current bumper work on this? And do I need anything else?
I have paint to paint it, but I'm debating if I want to paint it, at the moment. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-02-2015, 02:52 PM
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do a simple google search. It's been covered many times and there are threads telling you exactly what you need.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:12 PM
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I have google searched it, and nothing of use comes up. I was just curious what parts I need.
Some say you need the belly pan, and some say you don't. Same with other parts.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:31 PM
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Well to be official...

the intake bellow on the passenger side,
the ducting for the brakes
the new wheel well covers (the passengerside has the sensor for temp)
The push in clips that hold the metal to the plastic (behind the cover)


if you do a search I just repainted my 200k bumper a few months back.. I had a picture of everything that came off that Oem bumper
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:03 PM
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Well to be official...

the intake bellow on the passenger side,
the ducting for the brakes
the new wheel well covers (the passengerside has the sensor for temp)
The push in clips that hold the metal to the plastic (behind the cover)


if you do a search I just repainted my 200k bumper a few months back.. I had a picture of everything that came off that Oem bumper

I need to get new wheel well covers?
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:10 PM
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If you want to do it correctly, yes. Front lower wheel wheel well covers (aka pork chops) for the m system and the belly pan those are made to mount to. To see speciificaly what you need, look up vehicle trim for a 2003 540i manual transmission on REALOEM.com under vehicle trim
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:57 PM
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For the '98 528i, BMW makes a very special trick part that replaces the left fog light cover with one that has a large air opening and "S" shaped duct to route forced air cooling to the alternator. I had this special part provided w/ my M-technic front bumper back in '99.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:02 PM
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How did it end up. I've been looking into it too and I keep trying to find information and came across this like 5 times now
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