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///M front bumper on a non M

Post by w4tkins » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 19:06

As above I might be able to get hold of a ///M bumper to put on my steel grey facelift zed. I know it would bring up the comments of a copy but I am not labling it as an M or trying to make a replica.

What are your thoughts?

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Post by shantybeater » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 19:22

Do it, i think the M bumper will look slightly more aggressive and work well. 8-) Check out 'S50missile' with the freshly resprayed coupe, im pretty sure he took off the M bumper for an aero one so he may have it spare :thumb:
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Post by Canman » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 20:03

Rob i think it will give the car a more individual look along with the other great mods you have done already. As its the facelift no one can ever say your trying to copy an M, just taking some of the great styling touches from the M and building a great individual car for yourself. get it done Mate. :wink:
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Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 20:55

Rob, you need to pace yourself, I can't keep up with all your mods :lol:

Yepp go for it :D

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Post by w4tkins » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 21:13

TitanTim wrote:Rob, you need to pace yourself, I can't keep up with all your mods :lol:

Yepp go for it :D

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Tim you make it sound like I am obsesed with modding my zed. I only have a full grey ///M interior to fit. ///M modified centre console, roll hoops, 3.0l big brake conversion, powder coasted calipers and oh new s/s brale lines..... As I type I think I have bitten a bit too much off :shock:

Oh well, :devil:

If I can get hold of ths bumper I will be fitting it. :D here is a steel grey ///M... I like it :roll:

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Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 21:29

w4tkins wrote:
TitanTim wrote:Rob, you need to pace yourself, I can't keep up with all your mods :lol:

Yepp go for it :D

Tim.
Tim you make it sound like I am obsesed with modding my zed. I only have a full grey ///M interior to fit. ///M modified centre console, roll hoops, 3.0l big brake conversion, powder coasted calipers and oh new s/s brale lines..... As I type I think I have bitten a bit too much off :shock:

Oh well, :devil:

If I can get hold of ths bumper I will be fitting it. :D here is a steel grey ///M... I like it :roll:

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:roflmao: powder coasted calipers and oh new s/s brale lines :lol: is that what you told your insurers :lol:

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Post by Jonttt » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 21:46

mmm I would think carefully as I actually prefer the deeper sport bumper. For me the ///M bumper has been modelled on the earlier models which sit higher off the floor and do not look as aggressive ie the ///M bumper should have been a deeper.

Thats why I'm thinking of fitting splitters to mine to make it sit a little lower from the front ;-)

For me the perfect Z3 bumper would be from a sport but with air scoops instead of the fog lights :D
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Post by w4tkins » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 22:06

Tim
:roflmao: powder coasted calipers and oh new s/s brale lines :Laughing: is that what you told your insurers :Laughing:
Havent' do it yet, zed is all in bits waiting for his x-mass pressies :roll:
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mmm I would think carefully as I actually prefer the deeper sport bumper. For me the ///M bumper has been modelled on the earlier models which sit higher off the floor and do not look as aggressive ie the ///M bumper should have been a deeper.

Thats why I'm thinking of fitting splitters to mine to make it sit a little lower from the front :wink:

For me the perfect Z3 bumper would be from a sport but with air scoops instead of the fog lights :D
I know what you are saying jonttt, the standard zed bumper with the sports grill does look good. My bumper needs respraying due to a few knock and dings. The sports grill was my plan but I have been offered a ///M bumper for a good price. If not I can always sell it :D

Thanks for the help, w4tkins :thumb:
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Post by Z3cade » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 22:14

I say do it and if you dont like it you know it would be easy to sell....
Im sure you`ll love it though :wink:
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Post by 6 pot roadster » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 22:42

If you do this, how much for your old one... oh and will a face lift front bumper fit on a 97 model ?

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Post by w4tkins » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 23:34

yes it will fit, mine is the big mouth version. Fitted to all Z3's bigger than 1.9 as far as I am aware

I will keep you in mind :wink:. Dont want to get too far ahead, just waiting for the thumbs up from the seller :D
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Post by komis » Tue 16 Nov, 2010 15:48

w4tkins wrote:yes it will fit, mine is the big mouth version. Fitted to all Z3's bigger than 1.9 as far as I am aware

I will keep you in mind :wink:. Dont want to get too far ahead, just waiting for the thumbs up from the seller :D
Here's a pic of a facelift z3 with the M front bumper, gills and mirrors.
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Post by Naeem.m » Tue 16 Nov, 2010 16:16

I think it's a great mod. Looking for one myself but pretty hard to find. Might give s50missle a shout as mentioned.
I think it will look amazing in steel grey.
I'm hoping I can find one or if not will be be fitting a rieger splitter at the front.

Thumbs up from me rob. :wink:
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Post by Ian_C » Tue 16 Nov, 2010 21:45

Not a fan of the ///M bumper myself. The Rieger lip spoiler is one of the better front end mods for the non-///Ms imo (even better than ACS flippers) and cheap too.

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