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      03-20-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Cool 135i; retrofit to a 128i rear bumper?!??!?

I bought my car march 25 2010. Since I have it, I always found that the rear bumper, with the DIFFUSER, is not very beautiful. I found there is something that doesnt fit.

So I make some researchs, and I have some choices.

1. buy a carbon fiber diffuser... too pricey and not very beautiful (in my opinion)
2. paint the diffuser in white... but the diffuser still there, its better than not painted
3. put a 128i rear bumper....

I just want to know if someone doesnt like the rear diffuser on the 135i and if there is other option to replace it.....

thanks and sorry for my engligh; its my second language.

My last car was a golf 2008. I painted the rear diffuser and that was so beautiful after...

I will let you somes pictures of bmw and vw.

Is it possible to install a rear 128i bumper on a 135i?
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      03-20-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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people install 135 bumper on 128, so I guess you can install a 128 bumper on 135
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      03-21-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
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you are actually the only one person that prefer 128i rear bumper over 135i.
Yes you can install 128i rear bumper, but you need Left & Right plastic panel to fit 128i rear bumper.
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      03-21-2011, 04:14 AM   #4
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^ Actually, I prefer the 128i rear bumper (bit I already have it on my 128i).

I think the stock diffuser looks a bit cheap - what's so great about having a grey piece of plastic back there? I prefer the cleaner look of the single-piece, body colored bumper.

I read somewhere that the 135i diffuser wasn't even functional, which makes it a bit lame in my book. Can't remember where that was, though.

In any case, I doubt I'd go through the trouble and expense of retrofitting a 128i bumper if I drove a 135i. Although maybe you could find a 128i owner who wants to trade - that would be the cheapest way to go about it.
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      03-21-2011, 04:23 AM   #5
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I donno, solid would be nice on honda cars, but I prefer the look w/ diffuser on euro cars.
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      03-21-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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I have a white 128i bumper for sale if you would want it. I switched to the 135i bumper bc even if the diffuser is non-functional the 135i bumper gives the car a more aggressive look.
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      03-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #7
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^ I prefer the cleaner look of the single-piece, body colored bumper.

I read somewhere that the 135i diffuser wasn't even functional, which makes it a bit lame in my book.
Yeah its what I want to say.

I read this me too in a thread..

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I have a white 128i bumper for sale if you would want it. I switched to the 135i bumper bc even if the diffuser is non-functional the 135i bumper gives the car a more aggressive look.
Thanks jaf89f, I stay in quebec (canada), so I try to find someone closer. But Im no sur again what I will do.... but I prefer the cleaner look of the single-piece, body colored bumper. so I will probably install a 128i bumper... thanks
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      03-22-2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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Double check with a dealer. It would be easy to buy one from them because of shipping. If you are selling yours let me know and I will take it off your hands! been looking for one for awhile... Is yours white?
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thx for the info, mine is white and you will be the first advised if I sell it!

I find one 128i on internet for 250$ shipped at my door...
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      03-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #10
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wish we lived closer, because we would have the perfect swap
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      03-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #11
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I have a 128i bumper I'm looking to trade if your interested? Lol we could always get a quote for shipping jus to see how much it would be. Let me know!
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      03-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #12
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thx for the info, mine is white and you will be the first advised if I sell it!

I find one 128i on internet for 250$ shipped at my door...
Cool let me know what happens! I would be more than willing to buy it
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Good for you buddy... nothing wrong with the 128i bumper.
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      04-20-2011, 02:08 PM   #14
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Fredz any update if you are selling your rear bumper?
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Hey Frez, I'm in Quebec, and I just bought a 128i, do you want to do a rear bumper swap?
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I read somewhere that the 135i diffuser wasn't even functional, which makes it a bit lame in my book. Can't remember where that was, though.


Thats because its NOT a diffuser, its a valance, nothing more than a cosmetic piece. I have no clue why everyone calls it a diffuser, even BMW calls it a diffuser. It doesnt diffuse anything, it actually causes drag.

These are diffusers:
http://aprperformance.com/index.php?...d=69&Itemid=47


However, I love the look of the CF pieces that are out there for the 135i bumper, but to each his own.
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I bought my car march 25 2010. Since I have it, I always found that the rear bumper, with the DIFFUSER, is not very beautiful. I found there is something that doesnt fit.

So I make some researchs, and I have some choices.

1. buy a carbon fiber diffuser... too pricey and not very beautiful (in my opinion)
2. paint the diffuser in white... but the diffuser still there, its better than not painted
3. put a 128i rear bumper....

I just want to know if someone doesnt like the rear diffuser on the 135i and if there is other option to replace it.....

thanks and sorry for my engligh; its my second language.

My last car was a golf 2008. I painted the rear diffuser and that was so beautiful after...

I will let you somes pictures of bmw and vw.

Is it possible to install a rear 128i bumper on a 135i?
I live in canada and have a 128i bumper.... Would like 135i bumper.... Message me?
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      05-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #18
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I live in canada and have a 128i bumper.... Would like 135i bumper.... Message me?
Hop in line! there are like 10 people on this guy, but hasn't responded to any PMs

Read above posts to see order.
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