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Old 10-19-2015, 02:00 PM   #1
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Where to find a complete M-Tech 2 kit?



Hi all,

I just bought a 04 330ci. Both the front and rear bumpers need to be repainted so Im considering buying the ZHP MTech II body kit.

I love the way it looks. Has anyone purchased a complete body kit?

Is there any oem kits out there?

I know the ZHP wheels are rare too, but I'd love to get everything in one go and do the body work at the same time.

I figured if I am going to spend the money to fix and respray the bumpers, I may as well see if I can source the ZHP bumpers and skirts.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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ECS sells very complete kits.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:44 AM   #3
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I bought my kit from Maranello BMW (under the Maxbimmer discount) for a very good price ~4 years ago. Check there before looking across the border.

As for the wheels, I would find a used set online (unless ECS Tuning has one of their blow out sales on wheels).
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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^Good point. With the exchange rate, it may be easier and make more sense to get it from Maranello. ECS does have good deals but don't forget to add the 13% HST, duty, and brokerage fees on top.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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Try to source some good condition used MTech II bumpers. They aren't that common, but they do occasionally pop up for sale.

I couldn't find a decent front MTech II for the life of me, so I purchased an aftermarket unit from Extreme Parts in Vaughan: www.extremeparts.ca

$299 for the front bumper kit with the black plastic trim, $199 without.


Fitment is EXCELLENT. There are NO gaps whatsoever, and I'm a very picky person. There is so much adjustability in the actual OEM bumper support brackets mount to the body of the car, that I'm convinced 80% of bumper fitment concerns are caused by poor installation.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:35 PM   #6
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I'm less inclined to suggest that you purchase replica style 135's (ZHP) wheels, but some very convincing sets are available on the market at well.
I think the same guy has them in his shop.

Most don't know this, but the ZHP Style 135 wheel also comes NON-staggered at 18x8, primarily used on the E60 5-series with X-drive.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:12 PM   #7
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A friend of mine also had a good experience with Extreme Auto Parts (although for an m3 front bumper on his e36).

Believe it or not, my OEM kit doesn't fit perfectly. The bumpers don't line up perfectly (including the side skirts, somehow). It was installed and painted by European Auto Body.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #8
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A friend of mine also had a good experience with Extreme Auto Parts (although for an m3 front bumper on his e36).

Believe it or not, my OEM kit doesn't fit perfectly. The bumpers don't line up perfectly (including the side skirts, somehow). It was installed and painted by European Auto Body.
While I'm sure they got the paint right, fitment will be hit or miss if the place doesn't deal with E46's on the regular.

The front bumper brackets have almost 1 inch vertical / horizontal adjustability (0.5 inches each direction)

If you have the patience to disassemble the wheel arch trim and bottom plastic tray, you can easily adjust the brackets for better fitment.
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