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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:37 PM
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Rear bumper protection

Thinking about trading from the x5 (2007) to an x3. We have large dog, who will without question, tear up the rear bumper on the x3. I've tried to find some sort of protection for the bumper, but cannot find anything.

I'm thinking some kind of rubber pad (a Subaru we owned had something like this), or even an Xpel type product. I'm not crazy about the fold out covers that you pull out once you open the hatch - looking for something more permanent.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:05 PM
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Rear bumper protection

I have fitted a 'rear guard' to the bumper of my red X3 M sport and it looks as if it was factory fitted. It is available at:http://www.rearguards.co.uk/index.ph...zddadyhosl7yw1
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:10 PM
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Here's one.
http://www.amazon.com/Rear-Bumper-Su.../dp/B00AWVGGDM
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:58 PM
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how about some clear protection

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

they sell different sizes
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:07 AM
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Awesome! I need one of these, thanks!
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:21 AM
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Thanks. I ordered this after seeing it here. Should have come from the factory with this.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:16 AM
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Thanks everyone - the 'rear guard' from the UK site, and the 'rear bumper top surface protector are both just what i'm looking for.

The UK product looks like it wraps over the bumper edge - making it an interesting option, as my dogs are not picky in where they will place their paws when getting in and out. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the site specs it for the X3 M sport. My black X3 is not the M package - so it has the black (not painted) bumpers. I'll reach out to them to see what they say.

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:35 AM
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Thanks everyone - the 'rear guard' from the UK site, and the 'rear bumper top surface protector are both just what i'm looking for.

The UK product looks like it wraps over the bumper edge - making it an interesting option, as my dogs are not picky in where they will place their paws when getting in and out. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the site specs it for the X3 M sport. My black X3 is not the M package - so it has the black (not painted) bumpers. I'll reach out to them to see what they say.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:32 PM
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Rear bumper protection

Affirmative that the protector wraps over the edge and covers most of the top of the bumper whereas some of the other protectors are much shorter. Perhaps the carbon black would give a contrast with your black bumper.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:24 PM
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Affirmative that the protector wraps over the edge and covers most of the top of the bumper whereas some of the other protectors are much shorter.
I think the RGM version looks ideal. Also waiting to hear if they'll ship to the USA and how painful that will be...
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:12 AM
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Photo of bumper protector on car showing amount of 'lip'.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:17 AM
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Does anyone have concerns that dust/dirt will get under the protector and scratching the surface or if it does is it preferable to being left uncovered?


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Old 11-12-2013, 07:02 PM
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Affirmative that the protector wraps over the edge and covers most of the top of the bumper whereas some of the other protectors are much shorter. Perhaps the carbon black would give a contrast with your black bumper.
Thanks Ian - and for the picture as well.

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I think the RGM version looks ideal. Also waiting to hear if they'll ship to the USA and how painful that will be...
I'm also waiting to hear back from RGM to hear about shipping to the states..

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:42 PM
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Does anyone have concerns that dust/dirt will get under the protector and scratching the surface or if it does is it preferable to being left uncovered?


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I would assume the dirt wouldn't scratch it up much as it's stuck on and won't move unlike a car bra where it's just fitted on and will move and get dirty.


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Old 11-13-2013, 01:39 AM
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The protector fits right up under the rubber seal so no dust/dirt can get in underneath (see photo). I don't even find any water drips from under the protector when I wash the car. However the instructions state that, due to the strength of the 3M self adhesive tape, they cannot guarantee that the paintwork will not be damaged if the protector is subsequently removed. They recommend warming the trim up with a hairdryer to soften the adhesive.
From my own point of view I intend to leave the trim on permanently and just clean it now again with a BMW plastic treatment.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:22 AM
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Thanks everyone - the 'rear guard' from the UK site, and the 'rear bumper top surface protector are both just what i'm looking for.

The UK product looks like it wraps over the bumper edge - making it an interesting option, as my dogs are not picky in where they will place their paws when getting in and out. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the site specs it for the X3 M sport. My black X3 is not the M package - so it has the black (not painted) bumpers. I'll reach out to them to see what they say.

Sean -
It says SE / M sport.. Probably standard edition and m sport..

I'd like one also..

Out dog (55lb goldendoodle) scratched the crap out of my E60 front passenger seat jumping in he car when I picked her up from the groomers.... She hasn't been allowed in the X3 yet...





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Old 11-15-2013, 01:45 PM
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Thanks everyone - the 'rear guard' from the UK site, and the 'rear bumper top surface protector are both just what i'm looking for.

The UK product looks like it wraps over the bumper edge - making it an interesting option, as my dogs are not picky in where they will place their paws when getting in and out. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the site specs it for the X3 M sport. My black X3 is not the M package - so it has the black (not painted) bumpers. I'll reach out to them to see what they say.

Sean -
Have you heard back from them? Curious to know what the shipping charges are. TIA
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:04 PM
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FYI. I contacted them. They have a guy in the US that sells them (below). He hasn't done the X3 yet because he needs to fit one first to confirm there are no differences between US and Euro cars. They expect to do so in the next few weeks.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:07 PM
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Thanks, ponti! We'll hope to hear soon!

I wonder if they make 'em for Moto Guzzi as well....
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:20 AM
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Finally had the time to install this yesterday. Fits well. It goes to the edge but doesn't wrap around it. Good enough for me and better than being unprotected.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:22 AM
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Finally had the time to install this yesterday. Fits well. It goes to the edge but doesn't wrap around it. Good enough for me and better than being unprotected.
The colour of the installed protector is lighter than the original black part of the bumper below. Is that a correct observation?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:49 AM
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The colour of the installed protector is lighter than the original black part of the bumper below. Is that a correct observation?
No, not really. Very close. It's probably the photo that made it lighter. The texture seems different. Protector seems smoother than the lower bumper. The lower bumper looks and feels smooth as well and I think the flash reflecting off the smoother finish of the protector caused it to appear lighter. A 99% match and certainly better than no protector at all. I think you could only tell the difference by putting you face right up to it. From a distance, looks exactly the same.

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:17 AM
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http://www.fun4cars.nl/bumper-protec...0_pid1435.html

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:41 AM
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:21 PM
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Finally had the time to install this yesterday. Fits well. It goes to the edge but doesn't wrap around it. Good enough for me and better than being unprotected.
Thanks for posting real-life pics. I think I would prefer the RGM one that is wider and wraps around, but this is a fallback option. I think we'll find that the Euro and US rear bumpers are the same, but time will tell...
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