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Old 03-04-2019, 02:47 PM
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Prefacelft question

Does facelift headlights, kidneys and 4.6 bodykit fit pre-facelift car?


... sorry i mispelled prefacelift above hehe
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No.Bumper dictates it all, kidney is different - regardless of that bumper comment I made.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:26 PM
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No.Bumper dictates it all, kidney is different - regardless of that bumper comment I made.
Would also need new fenders.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:45 PM
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Fenders, hood, headlights, front bumper, and grilles are all required I believe.
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Fenders, hood, headlights, front bumper, and grilles are all required I believe.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:16 PM
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This was posted back in 2006 by someone who did it so part prices might be a little different!

https://xoutpost.com/articles/x5/bod...ed-bmw-x5.html
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Does facelift headlights, kidneys and 4.6 bodykit fit pre-facelift car?
Technically, a 4.6 body kit was *not* a facelift car (often called LCI). So the answer to the question you've asked is, 'Yes. 4.6 (LCI) bodykit *would* fit a pre-facelift car. Facelifted (also called LCII) headlights would not fit without the referenced mods.'

If the members here are correct that you've made a typo of '4.6' instead of your intended '4.8', the answers are on point.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:30 PM
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Ditto Propellerhead...unless it was a misprint in the original post...the 4.6is is a pre-facelift model. So any 4.6is body kit or regular parts picked-off of a 4.6is will swap onto any pre-facelift e53 X5.

The 4.8is is the facelift model.

You can see in the pics below how the headlights are totally different. The facelift has "scalloped" headlights that slide in to the body that is already sculpted for them...whereas the pre-facelift has a removable scalloped trim piece below the headlights. And if you look any images of the front bumpers...you'll see how they are totally different in how the side fender and bumper meet up...especially near the front turn indicators. The facelift kidney grills are also slightly larger thus the opening in the hood is a different size...so the hood won't match up with the front end of the other bumper and headlights:







You can see in PropellerHead's quote below how the front bumper and side fender and headlamps come together in a totally different way which hampers a simple swapping of these parts.

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That being said, the trim panel spoken of here is not as obvious to most as the radically different headlights that accompany the face lift vs non. It's pretty obvious on first glance to most enthusiasts.









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this car is pre facelift but the kidneys looks like facelift, how come?

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Old 03-06-2019, 03:19 PM
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They aren't. You can tell because the grille overlaps the hood and sits "on top" of it. The face lift ones sit "inside" the hood openings.
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