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Old 05-03-2021, 10:44 AM
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e53 Brush Guard or Bull Bar

Beemerx65,

Sorry, I have been off the net much of April. My bar was a BMW accessory part the original owner had installed. A BMW collision center repaired our car, but neither the bar nor its mounting spacers/fasteners are available anymore from BMW.

I have no idea if my bar for the original e53 X5 will fit your car. My photos may help.

The expert technician repaired our bar, and fabricated the missing rubber spacers shown in the photos. The bar has one bolt extending from each of its flat ends. These bolts go through the bumper cover and are fastened with washers and nuts. The only other mounts are the two bolts that extend through the bumper cover from the inside, then through the individual rubber spacers, and screw into nuts captured in the back of the bar. The bar is purely decorative, it has no inherent strength.

Please see the photos. Good luck.
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