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      12-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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M5 body kit or M-Sport

I'm still debating if I should get the M-sport or m5 bumper on my 550i. To all the trolls, I'm not trying to be a fake M5. I just like the way it looks and everyone has the M-sport here in Brooklyn. I'm planning to get it with the fog lights. What do you guys think? I found an image of one here.



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      12-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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Honestly you can't go wrong with any of the two.

I personally like the M5 front but to each its own.
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      12-05-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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If you go OEM, you'd need new fenders in addition to making some minor modifications under the hood. The factory M5 bumper grille inserts aren't available with fog lights, so you'd need to go aftermarket and I don't think anybody has made ones yet that are 100% fit.

If you go aftermarket, you run the risk of bad fitment of the sensors, tow hook and washer covers like in the picture you posted. The paint match is also pretty bad.

The M Sport bumper is a simple bolt on with some minor part changes, and a complete retrofit kit is available from getbmwparts.com. They can even paint it.

I try to be helpful around here but I really don't appreciate being referred to as a troll for having an opinion.
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      12-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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I personally would go with the m5 front bumper. It's more aggresive
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      12-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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If you go OEM, you'd need new fenders in addition to making some minor modifications under the hood. The factory M5 bumper grille inserts aren't available with fog lights, so you'd need to go aftermarket and I don't think anybody has made ones yet that are 100% fit.

If you go aftermarket, you run the risk of bad fitment of the sensors, tow hook and washer covers like in the picture you posted. The paint match is also pretty bad.

The M Sport bumper is a simple bolt on with some minor part changes, and a complete retrofit kit is available from getbmwparts.com. They can even paint it.

I try to be helpful around here but I really don't appreciate being referred to as a troll for having an opinion.
Thanks for your input, wdimagineer. Both of the bumpers were going to be non-oem and aftermarket. I wasn't calling you a troll, I just saw the fake m5 thread a few minutes before I posted this. I didn't want people to think I was trying to pose as a M5.
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Thanks for your input, wdimagineer. Both of the bumpers were going to be non-oem and aftermarket. I wasn't calling you a troll, I just saw the fake m5 thread a few minutes before I posted this. I didn't want people to think I was trying to pose as a M5.
Thanks. In my view, given the distinct nature of the front of the M5, it's going to appear that way to some people. I know you're not wanting to and I totally believe you, but when you install M5-specific additions on to your car, you can't blame people for thinking that you might be.

If it weren't M5 specific I don't think it would be as big of a deal. Even BMW kept the M Sport bumper on the M550dx, even though it's a factory M-badged car.
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Take a look here: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726049
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      12-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #8
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Lots of Msport 5's in Brooklyn but none of them are modded. I've seen only one other 5 series besides mine that had wheels done but thats about it.

I would only go M5 bumper if you are planning on getting some aggressive wheels to match with it. Just doing the front bumper will throw the balance off.

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M5 Front is more sporty and have more mods for it
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      12-06-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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I just like the way it looks and everyone has the M-sport here in Brooklyn.



My F10 is the original DGI
If dont want to follow suit with the norm in Brooklyn

I would go for the M Sport Package Then stick M Performance parts on it.


Trust me it looks so aggresive and you will have something a little different
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even tho i prefer no fogs n other than the paint match bein off, it looks real sick!


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I try to be helpful around here but I really don't appreciate being referred to as a troll for having an opinion.
meh don't sweat the petty stuff, this forum needs more ppl like u imo - strong opinion w/ reason.
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Diggler, Which spoiler is on the front of this last white one?

Any good links?
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      12-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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Diggler, Which spoiler is on the front of this last white one?

Any good links?
Its the BMW M Performance front splitter..Speak to ur dealer its not cheap but looks sick.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/experienc...om/?key=M_PERF

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even tho i prefer no fogs n other than the paint match bein off, it looks real sick!



Thank you
I will get rnd to takein some propa pics soon...This was quickie on my phone.
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If dont want to follow suit with the norm in Brooklyn

I would go for the M Sport Package Then stick M Performance parts on it.


Trust me it looks so aggresive and you will have something a little different
That is sexy
were can I get that front CF lip and shipped to Hong Kong?
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If dont want to follow suit with the norm in Brooklyn

I would go for the M Sport Package Then stick M Performance parts on it.


Trust me it looks so aggresive and you will have something a little different
That is sexy
were can I get that front CF lip and shipped to Hong Kong?
He just said it. You can get them from BMW dealers
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      12-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #17
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I like the M5 one, especially in darker colours, considering you have to add the fog light on top.
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+1 for oem m sport bumper + performance splitter..
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If dont want to follow suit with the norm in Brooklyn

I would go for the M Sport Package Then stick M Performance parts on it.


Trust me it looks so aggresive and you will have something a little different
Now that is a fine looking 5er
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Personally I think the M5 kit looks better; however, if you decide to go with additional body parts including lip/splitters and diffusers, choices are rather limited (as of now) so I think it depends on what you plan on doing in the long run. By the way, are you going OE or aftermarket? Might need to do a lot more work to go the M5 route if you decide to go OE
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