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      08-03-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Best brand of aftermarket Bumper for 128i

So since I was able to finally get my hands on a set of the Performance Side Skirts, I'm looking at bumper options. I know I will get a rear 135i style with a lower valance.

Front bumper I'm looking at 1M or M-Tech or M-Sport if that's what it's called.

Also been looking at the Rieger Front Bumpre that's sold without PDC and Headlight Washers. The thing I like about it is it's a completely different look from all the others. A nice change, but not hugely overstated. But I can't find any reviews for what people thought about it.

Who in your opinions make the best direct fit ones with little or no modification?

Car is an Alpine White 2011 128i with fog-lamps, no headlight washers. I've seen plenty listed on the auction site that state OEM fitment.

Plan is to install everything myself, and then have the car painted so they can blend as needed. So as close to direct bolt-on is desired.

Thanks!
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Unless you plan on doing widebody I'd stick with msport styling.
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Unless you plan on doing widebody I'd stick with msport styling.
Thanks for the suggestion. No widebody plans...and the more I look at the 1M bumper...the more it looks like it just doesn't fit with the 128i. It's really "busy" so to speak. But that is my opinion.

I did see the Performance Aero bumper kit that was an option for this car with the side-skirts that I have. That one looks really good, but I bet it would be as hard to find as the sideskirts!
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Thanks for the suggestion. No widebody plans...and the more I look at the 1M bumper...the more it looks like it just doesn't fit with the 128i. It's really "busy" so to speak. But that is my opinion.

I did see the Performance Aero bumper kit that was an option for this car with the side-skirts that I have. That one looks really good, but I bet it would be as hard to find as the sideskirts!
I really like the tii/perf kit. Gonna be brutal to find one though.
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So since I was able to finally get my hands on a set of the Performance Side Skirts, I'm looking at bumper options. I know I will get a rear 135i style with a lower valance.

Front bumper I'm looking at 1M or M-Tech or M-Sport if that's what it's called.

Also been looking at the Rieger Front Bumpre that's sold without PDC and Headlight Washers. The thing I like about it is it's a completely different look from all the others. A nice change, but not hugely overstated. But I can't find any reviews for what people thought about it.

Who in your opinions make the best direct fit ones with little or no modification?

Car is an Alpine White 2011 128i with fog-lamps, no headlight washers. I've seen plenty listed on the auction site that state OEM fitment.

Plan is to install everything myself, and then have the car painted so they can blend as needed. So as close to direct bolt-on is desired.

Thanks!
I'm actually planning on doing this too with the PDC conversion from Bimmertech and a Scopione diffuser. I was gonna go OEM for the bumper as it could be found on the internet for cheap if you look hard enough. What I wanna know is if any additional parts aside from that are needed or is the M Sport bumper plug and play (sort to speak!)

Now this is for the rear.. I plan to keep the front the same for now.
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I'm actually planning on doing this too with the PDC conversion from Bimmertech and a Scopione diffuser. I was gonna go OEM for the bumper as it could be found on the internet for cheap if you look hard enough. What I wanna know is if any additional parts aside from that are needed or is the M Sport bumper plug and play (sort to speak!)

Now this is for the rear.. I plan to keep the front the same for now.
From what I understand...the M-Sport bumper is a direct fit and you can get versions with fog lights and everything made from OEM materials.

Just stay away from FRP or Fiberglass products as they are not flexible and prone to cracking. I believe our cars OEM parts are Polypropylene.
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