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      04-20-2015, 07:44 AM   #1
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M sport bumper swap???

I am considering putting a M Sport bumper on my non m sport car. Is this a clean swap, or is this much more detailed of a process than one would think? If it bolts right up, would it match ok with the non m sport side skirts? I am new to this topic so cut me some slack here...lol. Thanks!
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      04-20-2015, 07:47 AM   #2
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You'll be fine. The undercarriage cover won't bolt up properly with the new bumper, but you can either buy a new one or just tuck it up into the bumper. Other than that, they fit pretty well. You'll have no problems with your sideskirts as they don't attach to the bumper at all.
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      04-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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You'll be fine. The undercarriage cover won't bolt up properly with the new bumper, but you can either buy a new one or just tuck it up into the bumper. Other than that, they fit pretty well. You'll have no problems with your sideskirts as they don't attach to the bumper at all.
Thanks so much! I am guessing you have had personal experience with the swap?
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      04-20-2015, 04:30 PM   #4
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Yes I removed and installed my new msport bumpers once I had them painted
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      04-20-2015, 05:18 PM   #5
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Are you planning on going with M5 diffuser or some type of 3d/DTM /Vorsteiner diffuser?
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Yes I removed and installed my new msport bumpers once I had them painted
Very nice! May i ask where you purchased yours? How long did the install take? Thanks!!
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Are you planning on going with M5 diffuser or some type of 3d/DTM /Vorsteiner diffuser?
Nothing special yet just obtain and install the Msport bumper first 😝
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When I finally replace my rear bumper I'm going with the M5 version since it comes with the necessary brackets for the M5 diffuser...which I'm swapping out for a DTM STYLE carbon fiber diffuser.


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When I finally replace my rear bumper I'm going with the M5 version since it comes with the necessary brackets for the M5 diffuser...which I'm swapping out for a DTM STYLE carbon fiber diffuser.

Wow nice! I will have to look into that!
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This is the Mtech bumper and you can see the difference with the supplied bracket. Since I'm going with the DTM diffuser I figured it would benefits me going with the M5 bumper
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Very nice! May i ask where you purchased yours? How long did the install take? Thanks!!
It took me about 5hr,front and back, but that's because I dropped a screw into the motor area and had to take the undercarriage off to find it. I also took the new bumpers off twice because I didn't like the way it fit at first haha ocd. The vendor I purchased it through, has a nice product, but in my honest opinion is a very shady character. I wouldn't recommend doing business with him. I caught him in lies and all he did was lie to my face after I called him out on his bs. If anyone wants to know who this is, feel free to pm me. I would honestly go with Trinity Autosport. I've know them for years and they are a very honest shop.
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