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Old 02-26-2014, 06:25 PM
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Question 2000 Z3 Replacement Bumper Cover (front)

I'm finally getting around to repairing some road rash on my 2000 Z3 Roadster (2.5l). The front bumper cover is getting replaced and I'd really like to replace it with an aftermarket "M" series bumper cover, mainly because the profile is "notched" in the center and it looks like it might not kiss the concrete quite so much.

Anybody know of a good aftermarket "m" style bumper cover that will fit my non-M Z3. I appreciate any comments or advice
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:49 AM
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Haven't seen one. Why not try to get an OEM M bumper.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:21 PM
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Just heard back from Hendrick BMW and they say that the OEM "M" Bumper won't work unless I change out the headlights, foglamps and fenders as well. More than I want to spend, so I'll probably just stick with a regular OEM bumper and try to stay away from speed bumps
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You definitely lose the fog lights with the M bumper, but headlights and fenders are the same. This is a pretty common upgrade/modification.


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Just heard back from Hendrick BMW and they say that the OEM "M" Bumper won't work unless I change out the headlights, foglamps and fenders as well. More than I want to spend, so I'll probably just stick with a regular OEM bumper and try to stay away from speed bumps
Although the fog lights have to go, because M Roadsters don't have fog lights, before you take Hendrick's word for it, you might want to do a little parts cross-checking on realoem between your car and a 2000 M Roadster and just see if there are really different part nos. for those parts between the two cars.
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6cyn bumpers would fit all Z3.


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great idea...thanks for the tip!
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Interesting. I just posted a somewhat related question re. replacing the front bumper cover on my 97 Z3 1.9L with an aftermarket. All I could find were covers for the six cyl. models only. I checked with the dealer and found the OEM P/N's for the 1.9L and 2.3L are different (51-11-0-307-535 for the 1.9L and 51-11-0-307-536 for the six cyl. models) It seems they should be interchangeable but different P/N's indicate there must be a difference.
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They are different part#s because they're different in design/look. But fitment is the same.

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Front bumper cover replacement

Sounds good. By fitment you're saying all mounting/fastening features match as well as mating surfaces to fenders, hood, head lights, and fog lights I assume. If so, I'll go ahead and place an order.

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