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Old 12-10-2018, 08:43 AM
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Hi! I have a 328i xDrive 2011. It's missing the front tow cover, does anyone know where I could buy a new one? Preferably already painted (space grey is the color of my car).
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p.s. is it bad to leave a tow ring on the front? it just looks weird that it's left as a hole in the front of my car.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:49 AM
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Maryland, you've got your first heavy snowfall?

I have a BMW trailer hitch receiver in the rear that a recovery vehicle might use to haul my dumb bass out of a snowbank from the rear. With the front end hypothetically buried, it's too late to screw in the tow eye. My tow eye in ready for use.

Another thing that I learned the ard way. A couple of years ago I needed a tiltbed ride but my tow eye was buried under two months of bicycling vacation carp in the back. When the tow eye is not in the bumper then it is in the glovebox and NOT in the boot.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:58 AM
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Amazon and other vendors have them but it seems that they only come in primmer, not painted:
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-BMW-C.../dp/B00AEI7Y3E
Might have to get it from the dealer for a painted one.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:06 AM
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ebay seems to have options
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BMW-E90...frcectupt=true
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:24 AM
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Dealer could probably get it to you quicker.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:54 PM
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eBay. I bought one for my gfs car last year. Exact same car but it was red. It was $52 already painted. We did wait 2 months for it to arrive. The sellers name is PDC experts.


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Old 12-10-2018, 06:52 PM
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Maryland, you've got your first heavy snowfall?

I have a BMW trailer hitch receiver in the rear that a recovery vehicle might use to haul my dumb bass out of a snowbank from the rear. With the front end hypothetically buried, it's too late to screw in the tow eye. My tow eye in ready for use.

Another thing that I learned the ard way. A couple of years ago I needed a tiltbed ride but my tow eye was buried under two months of bicycling vacation carp in the back. When the tow eye is not in the bumper then it is in the glovebox and NOT in the boot.
Not my first Maryland winter since I've basically lived here my whole life haha but it's my second winter with my 328 and it's about time I get a tow hook cover.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:55 PM
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Agh yeah but they have iffy reviews, even the ones on Amazon have iffy reviews.
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Lost the tow cover on mine a few months ago. Bought a replacement piece (w primer) from my local BMW for like $20. Had it painted for free (OEM paint) at a local trusted body shop.
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