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Old 03-09-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Aftermarket e39 Mtech bumper recco

After 4 years of daily driving my m5 rain, sleet or snow, it's time for some exterior restoration. After 200K, it's looking a bit rough, but still love the beast.

I have damage to both front and rear bumpers, and it's enough that the body thinks it's easier to replace both rather than repair the damage. The front has several major cracks and so does the back (snow bank and unknown hit and run this winter)

I've been trying to buy OE bumpers, but never get to the listings in time. any reccos on who to buy a set from? I've seen the Kijiji ads from Extreme, but have heard mixed reviews.

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Old 03-09-2016, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you don't want to tackle the repair yourself? I'm really cheap so I repaired mine and got it painted. 20 bucks in materials and maybe 2 hrs total work..... Depends how bad it is....

I reinforced some of the cracked bits with plastic pieces on the inside.

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Old 03-10-2016, 06:21 PM   #3
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I have an OEM non M rear bumper from a 2001 530 if your interested.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:04 PM   #4
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Funny enough, i just got in touch with a shop today that specifically deals with welding plastic bumpers. Id give them a call first:

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Old 12-05-2017, 02:15 AM   #5
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Where did you find the aftermarket bumpers? Are there other options aside from the plastic ones?
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:03 PM   #6
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I can think of a couple of options:

1) Talk to your mechanic. Most BMW mechanics know someone who knows someone. They also can get their supplier to get the parts you need. More expensive of course.

2) Call scrap yards. Some scrap yards specialize in german cars and they store these OE parts (like bumpers) in the back and you won't find them on the cars.

3) IMHO, don't waste your money on OE bumpers. If it's repaired or aftermarket it will look good. Being OE only means more money. May be it's better quality but who cares, if your car gets hits it will be dented. It's not like the OE bumper is self healing.

4) I've been to Extreme before and the guy is very cold and won't make a deal or talk to you or help you. But who cares. Get the aftermarket bumper, take it to a good bodyshop that will do a good job (try Impera Body & Paint Shop; good price, good quality, and honest guy) and enjoy your car!

Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:18 AM   #7
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If you're really cheap, a good detailer (polish) and could consider base/clear from a can.... Carquest can mix the paint. I spent $40 for the base and clear and it looks great!

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