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      01-28-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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1m style front bumper (e82 e88)

For those of you considering a 1m style bumper for your 135i (my e88) I would highly recommend the one offered by ECS. I couldn't find any reviews myself, but took a risk and ordered it.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...ems/ES2749221/

Fitment is excellent. No modifications were required. The website states it is designed for vehicles without headlight washer, but when it came the holes were precut and perfect (which I was happy about!). The shop I brought it to raved about the quality.

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      01-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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Would love to see some pics!
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      01-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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For cars without headlight washers! and what's up? Foglights?
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      01-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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For cars without headlight washers! and what's up? Foglights?
Fog lights and grills included.
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Would love to see some pics!
I'll get some up today
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      01-30-2015, 01:24 PM   #7
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Looks great!
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Thanks. I'm happy with it. Work in progress.
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      02-01-2015, 03:14 AM   #10
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Looks great!

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Do the fog lights actually light up or is it just for looks?
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How much was it to paint the bumper?
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I wonder if the fog lights reduce the air flow to the oil cooler? It's in the passenger side wheel well. I think this is why the 128i has fogs and 135i does not. Thoughts?
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Looks great.
Do the fender liners and two lower side vents require any modifications?
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      02-02-2015, 09:18 AM   #14
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Do the fog lights actually light up or is it just for looks?
They are not wired up yet, but yes they will work. Part number for the lights shows its actually the fogs from an X5
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How much was it to paint the bumper?
Quotes ranged from $350-$650 painted and installed. I went with the $650.
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I wonder if the fog lights reduce the air flow to the oil cooler? It's in the passenger side wheel well. I think this is why the 128i has fogs and 135i does not. Thoughts?
I've seen other posts where people were concerned about the oil cooler too. I haven't seen any negatives yet (still stock under the hood)
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Looks great.
Do the fender liners and two lower side vents require any modifications?
The 2 lower "vents" aren't vents at all. They are simply a black piece of plastic not painted.

The lower left and right flare out more than the stock. I'll post of more pictures to show the fender liners later
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I've seen other posts where people were concerned about the oil cooler too. I haven't seen any negatives yet (still stock under the hood)
The oil cooler is not under the hood, it is directly behind your passenger foglight.
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The bumper I'm pretty sure is the same from umnitza and ebay.. it's not actually fiberglass it's polypropylene and very flexible.. Because it's polypropylene most paint shops would actually charge less for the paint job. Around 275.. and the fog lights if you search e70 fog lights on ebay you'll find them..
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The oil cooler is not under the hood, it is directly behind your passenger foglight.
He won't care untill his engine grenades or overheats. OP you need to ensure that plenty of air gets to the oil cooler.
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He won't care untill his engine grenades or overheats. OP you need to ensure that plenty of air gets to the oil cooler.
Thanks for your concern. As for the oil cooler, I'm well aware that it is not "under the hood". Earlier I was referring to the fact that my engine is still stock... For now.

Im not an engineer, but I'm not concerned about a fog light mounted in an open mesh grill in front of the oil cooler. The air flow it would inhibit would be minimal, in my opinion, and have seen no signs that are cause for concern yet. I suppose summer will be the real test.

I'm not sure if this is the same one from ebay. I only know where I bought it.

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Bumper fits really nice!
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