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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 05-10-2013, 09:45 PM
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Umnitza M5 front bumper

Hey guys im about to buy the Umnitza front bumper. for those who have installed it. how was fitment?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:15 PM
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Lol I know but.. I want to hear from the regulars on here. not from old threads or from the umnitza people them selfs. I want to see if there current product is good fitment or not.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:55 AM
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By searching and reading posts, you'll be able to formulate an impression on fitment. "Regulars" also post their experiences.

Aftermarket add-on plastic parts generally do not fit well enough to satisfy a fastidious owner. And Umnitza tends to get poor marks for customer service.

Generally speaking, from what I've read here on the subject, you get what you pay for.
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I have not had problems ordering stuff from Umnitza.

That said, the QC on these Chinese-made knock-off body parts can vary tremendously. I've seen people who've been perfectly satisfied and others who have had serious fitment problems.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:20 PM
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It will never fit as good as the OEM bumper. Its the rule of assembly lines.

I can tell if a bumper is OEM or aftermarket trash with one quick glance personally, but I doubt the majority of people can.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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I have one and I think it fits and looks great! I know you may find some Umnitza bashing threads but they have done well by me and I will use them again.
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Also remember, there is an unadvertised sale if you call in and speak with Matt.
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The site says the upgraded urethane fits better. They will also paint it if you call. Let us know how much painting costs
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painting is now available on the site without calling in
http://www.umnitza.com/prepainted-bu...ls-p-6206.html
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i already bought a OEM one. but just so I know for future reference. how much is it for paint?
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The link above shows you the various costs.
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Looking into getting the M5 front bumper. My car has the nozzles for fluid on my OEM bumper and I want to have that on the M5 bumper. Do the Umnitza bumpers include this or is this something I would need to remove from my OEM bumper and install of the new one?
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You would remove your nozzles and punch a small hole that is already marked out on the back of the bumper.
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