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      09-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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2012 135i to 1M Body conversion

Hey guys, so my 135i has been a trooper. It's daily driven and has 30k (yes, 30) and it's a 2012. It's FBO with JB4, meth, intercooler, etc, plus it's lowered on ADV.1s, rear diffuser, wrapped matte black, and a few other mods.

Last weekend someone backed into my driver side rear quarter panel. It will definitely need to be replaced so I figured I might as well take advantage of this moment. I immediately brought my car to LT BMW and we're more than likely doing a full OEM 1M wide body. Along with that I'll be switching wheels to accommodate the wider fenders. I'll be going to ADV10 Deep concaves in 19x9.5 and 19x11. I will also be painting the stock brembos, but the color is not decided yet. And last but not least, I might be changing the color of the car. I'll paint it the same but might lose the matte black wrap for something else. I really fell in love with that red 1M.

This is my car as it stands now:





I hope to bring you guys some pictures of the whole process! Does anyone happen to know what exactly is involved in the front? Besides the obvious bumper, side skirts, fenders, etc. What else is needed? And any idea on cost of the front essentials? Thank!
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      09-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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So jealous

Thats a hot lil whip sir take lots of pics of the work.
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Glad you are having more luck with LTBMW than I am. Still have yet to receive a call back from them on the things I want to do to my car or try to get anyone free to help me with what I want to do cause you know... they are very busy.

Seems they will only work on cars that seems to be super popular. Oh well.

Can not wait till your project is complete. Be watching out for your progress.
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      09-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Glad you are having more luck with LTBMW than I am. Still have yet to receive a call back from them on the things I want to do to my car or try to get anyone free to help me with what I want to do cause you know... they are very busy.

Seems they will only work on cars that seems to be super popular. Oh well.

Can not wait till your project is complete. Be watching out for your progress.
I haven't started too much, so I might get the same treatment as you. I just dropped it off last week and we're waiting for insurance to come by and check out the rear. Then I have to figure out what I'm paying for out of pocket. Hopefully you get your situation handled in a timely matter and so do I! I've heard nothing but great things.
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      09-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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cant wait till i see that! that will look amazing, not that your car doenst look amazing now
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Wow it looked good but its gona look amazing when its done!
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      09-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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Thanks! I'm excited. Going to cost a ton but it will look badass when done!
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Front bumper: $439.90
Front Fenders: (2) $286.71
Side Skirts: (2) 197.80
Rear Quarter panels: (2) $678.83
Rear Bumper: Not sure yet but it's around $500.

Paint and labor is still being sorted out. Also has to be wrapped. The rear conversion with labor, paint, parts, and wrap (rear quarters/rear bumper) is coming out to $6,400.

Still have to do the front too, but the parts are ordered.
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Front bumper: $439.90
Front Fenders: (2) $286.71
Side Skirts: (2) 197.80
Rear Quarter panels: (2) $678.83
Rear Bumper: Not sure yet but it's around $500.

Paint and labor is still being sorted out. Also has to be wrapped. The rear conversion with labor, paint, parts, and wrap (rear quarters/rear bumper) is coming out to $6,400.

Still have to do the front too, but the parts are ordered.
thanks! I might do this next year.
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      10-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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Glad to help!

Also picking up all the front parts today and dropping off at LT tomorrow. Should have some pics of the process coming soon.
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Sounds awesome! can't wait to see em!
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Sounds awesome! can't wait to see em!
DAMN IT. I forgot I need to order mirrors too
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Those are some badass pics! Like the scenery.
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Front bumper: $439.90
Front Fenders: (2) $286.71
Side Skirts: (2) 197.80
Rear Quarter panels: (2) $678.83
Rear Bumper: Not sure yet but it's around $500.

Paint and labor is still being sorted out. Also has to be wrapped. The rear conversion with labor, paint, parts, and wrap (rear quarters/rear bumper) is coming out to $6,400.

Still have to do the front too, but the parts are ordered.
Are these the costs for parts? Where are you sourcing them from?
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Are these the costs for parts? Where are you sourcing them from?
THIS!
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      10-04-2012, 10:57 AM   #18
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Are these the costs for parts? Where are you sourcing them from?
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THIS!
Sourcing the parts from my local BMW dealer. I believe they gave me a little bit of a deal, but they didn't tell me how much.
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Front bumper: $439.90
Front Fenders: (2) $286.71
Side Skirts: (2) 197.80
Rear Quarter panels: (2) $678.83
Rear Bumper: Not sure yet but it's around $500.

Paint and labor is still being sorted out. Also has to be wrapped. The rear conversion with labor, paint, parts, and wrap (rear quarters/rear bumper) is coming out to $6,400.

Still have to do the front too, but the parts are ordered.
What dealer is it? those prices are really good. I just ordered some M3 fitment wheels and will be widening the rear of my car (front is already ER). If the prices are really that affordable for the 1M parts, I may have to just pull the trigger and re-do the front end as well. The 1M fenders and quarterpanels have different edges around the wheel wells. The 1M is wheel well edge is considerably thinner, which is why I wouldnt just do a 1M front. Your car is going to look awesome finished.



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Front bumper: $439.90
Front Fenders: (2) $286.71
Side Skirts: (2) 197.80
Rear Quarter panels: (2) $678.83
Rear Bumper: Not sure yet but it's around $500.

Paint and labor is still being sorted out. Also has to be wrapped. The rear conversion with labor, paint, parts, and wrap (rear quarters/rear bumper) is coming out to $6,400.

Still have to do the front too, but the parts are ordered.
What about fender liners and such?
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If you're widening the rear anyway and going to pay for the labor, you might as well go 1M. The parts aren't expensive but the labor is!

My local dealer is Rusnak BMW in Westlake Village. And thanks! I'm hoping it looks good. We'll be debuting some new wheels on it hopefully at SEMA
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If you're widening the rear anyway and going to pay for the labor, you might as well go 1M. The parts aren't expensive but the labor is!

My local dealer is Rusnak BMW in Westlake Village. And thanks! I'm hoping it looks good. We'll be debuting some new wheels on it hopefully at SEMA
awesome man. stoked you are going through with th is. I will reach out to Rusnak and get a price for the whole kit.


to the above poster who asked about fender liners, I have 1m fender liners in my ER widebody kit - The fenders were about $130ish for the set. The 1M liners share the back section with the M3 and just have a 1M specific front piece (part that includes the vent for the second radiator and oil cooler)
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