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      01-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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DIY - Msport Front Bumper Conversion from SportsLine

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It's people like you that make the internet worth while! Thank you so much for taking the time to document and write this up. This will save me (and others) so much time.

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Man. That is an extremely awesome How-to !!!

You are the reason that the internet is so great.
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10/10

Thanks for putting this together!
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I don't have an F30, but the OP is awesome for doing this for other users
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Nice writeup!

I looked through it to get an idea of how it looks like around the fogs and hopefully u might be able to help me with some questions. Bare with me now..

I have an EU-spec factory M Sport and I´ve now come to the conclusion that I hate the fogs, even though I had them xenon-converted a year ago. I want the clean and sportier US-spec look, I turn them on very rarely and feel they´re simply not needed.

So, I´ve been scanning realoem and comparing the US-models vs the EU ones to compare mesh-parts etc and this is what I´ve found.



M Sport w/ fogs have parts 21, 23 and 24 for left and right. Referred to as "M NSW" where NSW is the german acronym for foglights

M Sport w/o fogs have parts 22 and 25. These are referred to as "M RACE" in the supplements column.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...&fg=15&lang=en

My first question;

1. On page 44 in your guide, under step 23d, you write

"d. Install “bumper support” assembly (part# 51118056321, 51118056322) into the m-bumper.". Those are part 25 in the picture and should(?) belong to the fogless M setup. Did you really use these part numbers and if so, how did the fogs fit in there?

2. EU-spec M Sport has the fogs and 1 small cooler (mentioned on step 32 and pic of it on page 52) while the US-spec has a cooler on each side. If I were to remove the foglamp and install these US-spec parts , would I end up with a gaping hole on the side where I lack a cooler? This is my fear, cause I don´t want to create a debris collector. Below is your pic from page 52.
Having dismounted these parts and seen how things look in the area, do you have any tips or advice you can give?

Thanks in advance
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Nice writeup!

My first question;

1. On page 44 in your guide, under step 23d, you write

"d. Install “bumper support” assembly (part# 51118056321, 51118056322) into the m-bumper.". Those are part 25 in the picture and should(?) belong to the fogless M setup. Did you really use these part numbers and if so, how did the fogs fit in there?

2. EU-spec M Sport has the fogs and 1 small cooler (mentioned on step 32 and pic of it on page 52) while the US-spec has a cooler on each side. If I were to remove the foglamp and install these US-spec parts , would I end up with a gaping hole on the side where I lack a cooler? This is my fear, cause I don´t want to create a debris collector. Below is your pic from page 52.
Having dismounted these parts and seen how things look in the area, do you have any tips or advice you can give?

Thanks in advance

1. No. Sorry, typo on the wrong part. If you look at page 2, the vendor who sold me the retrofit kit has the right part# on the packing list. I used M NSW parts: 51118054163 and 51118054164. I updated the instructions. Thanks for proof-reading my materials.

2. If you removed the fog lights, then you would only need part# 118054155 and 51118054156. Right, you would have a hole through the grill. I'm thinking trim cover #23, part #51118054261 and #51118054262, might serve the purpose of covering this hole. The retrofit kit did include these 2 parts although I asked for the kit "with fog lamp". My car, on the driver side, doesn't have the secondary cooler, so it has a "void" in that area behind and next to the fog light anyway. I checked, no leaves, no debris. No one can see thru that far anyway.

Why remove the fog lights? They look cool. My car looks like a space ship at night. I turn on these lights - whether we have fog in Southern California or not.
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1. No. Sorry, typo on the wrong part. If you look at page 2, the vendor who sold me the retrofit kit has the right part# on the packing list. I used M NSW parts: 51118054163 and 51118054164. I updated the instructions. Thanks for proof-reading my materials.

2. If you removed the fog lights, then you would only need part# 118054155 and 51118054156. Right, you would have a hole through the grill. I'm thinking trim cover #23, part #51118054261 and #51118054262, might serve the purpose of covering this hole. The retrofit kit did include these 2 parts although I asked for the kit "with fog lamp". My car, on the driver side, doesn't have the secondary cooler, so it has a "void" in that area behind and next to the fog light anyway. I checked, no leaves, no debris. No one can see thru that far anyway.

Why remove the fog lights? They look cool. My car looks like a space ship at night. I turn on these lights - whether we have fog in Southern California or not.
No problem man, thank you for that great answer think I'll go with covering them up with part 23. Found out the 328i here has no extra coolers at all there. Will try n cover up the mesh as much as possible, getting rid of unnecessary drag. But if it looks too stupid with fake vents I might let vanity win and open it up

Well I already have a unique looking f31 with my minor mods and want to stay true to the clean black/silver look I've got. Will give it a meaner look, to resemble it's owner :-p
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I am just about ready to do this retrofit and I want to make sure I have all the pieces needed. The retrofit piece I got doesn't include anything in the picture shown below except the deformation elements and the shock absorber.

I was reading your write up and you did mention I need to buy the lower bar from bmw, but what about the top mount (#1 on picture attached)

Do I need everything else in that picture to do the retrofit or can I use the existing sport line.
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#1 was a re-used. If all you got were the deformation elements, bumper, and shock absorber -- you are missing A LOT of parts. In my document, I printed the packing slip of all the parts that I got from a dealer, and they all fit together. Most of the parts from sport-line trim couldn't be re-used; they just didn't fit - like a puzzle.
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#1 was a re-used. If all you got were the deformation elements, bumper, and shock absorber -- you are missing A LOT of parts. In my document, I printed the packing slip of all the parts that I got from a dealer, and they all fit together. Most of the parts from sport-line trim couldn't be re-used; they just didn't fit - like a puzzle.
I meant only pieces I got in that diagram. So I would need to order piece 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9
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I meant only pieces I got in that diagram. So I would need to order piece 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9
My bad. You can re-use 3, it's the larger aluminum piece of the deformation element. You need 5 instead (left and right). Without 5, you can't secure 4. You can re-use 6 if you can take it off the old deformation element. Yes, you need 4, 7, 8, 9 as well.
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I meant only pieces I got in that diagram. So I would need to order piece 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9
My bad. You can re-use 3, it's the larger aluminum piece of the deformation element. You need 5 instead (left and right). Without 5, you can't secure 4. You can re-use 6 if you can take it off the old deformation element. Yes, you need 4, 7, 8, 9 as well.
Awesome thanks! I'll get the rest of the parts ordered and hopefully get this retrofit done soon
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Great write up! Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to make and post it up.
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