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      04-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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X5M / MSport body retrofit help

I have been plowing through all of the past discussions on retrofitting either the X5M or MSport paintable bumpers onto an Pre-LCI E70 and I still don't have a clear answer as to what is compatible. My X5 is a 2008 X5 4.8 and in a twist of luck someone rear ended me and their insurance is paying to replace my rear bumper, so it's given me the push to replace my front bumper and wheel wells with color matched parts as well.

Can anyone tell me what part numbers will fit for my car? I was hoping to put the X5M front bumper but I can't find any place that addresses what is compatible.

When asked in the past Sweeper answered:

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It will work with stock Headlights but ...

You will need to buy 4 plastic nets (inserts) and probably the air ducts will not fit as needed.

I've done that on pre LCI X5 and had to cut the fenders too as they are different on LCI and non LCI models. You are lucky =]

Will make a photo tomorrow.
But I'm not sure how extensive that work would be. Here are the part numbers online BMW parts show matches my car but these are not the X5M bumpers as far as I can tell:

Primed Front Bumper with PDC 51 11 8 037 267
Primed Rear Bumper with PDC 51 12 8 037 277

I also saw the front bumpers below mentioned in previous posts, but have no idea if they would match up correctly, but I would much prefer the M-style bumper:

X5M Front Bumper
51-11-7-205-908 w/o camera
51-11-7-258-347 w/ camera
51-11-8-049-701 LCI M-package front bumper

If anyone can help shed some light on what actually fits I would be very thankful!

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      04-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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I don't think the x5m front bumper will fit. The x5m & x6 has different headlights and I'm not sure the lines will line up correctly (I maybe wrong?) But 100% sure that they do have different headlights. Hope this helps.
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      04-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Since you have a pre LCI, you will need to replace the front fenders as well. I'm sure there are some little pieces underneath that will be replaced as well. Once you get the front fenders replaced, you should be able to put the X5M front bumper on.
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Great - thank you for the reply. I've ordered the fenders as well so I'll know soon if it works without additional modification! I always have the Msport or AC S bumpers to fall back on, I just like the look of the M series front.

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My SA thinks its possible to swap the M front bumper with the Msport bumper. I think I will attempt this sometime in the near future
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Depends on what type of rear bumper you want. this is what i just did to my truck.
http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/s...bumper%20cover

You will need #1,4,2,5,6 and 21 for the rear. and you will need 4 m wheel arches, if you have running boards now then you will have a problem. As for the front you might want to call BMW of Atlanta and they will help you with that. this is where i got all the parts that i just upgrade my truck, so much cheaper, ask to talk to Jordan. I can send you a pics of my truck if you want. Good luck
eBMWParts.com

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Great - thank you for the reply. I've ordered the fenders as well so I'll know soon if it works without additional modification! I always have the Msport or AC S bumpers to fall back on, I just like the look of the M series front.

Chad
Chad, how did your retrofit go? I'm looking into doing this on my LCI '13 X5, but I'm trying to determine exactly what I'll need.
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