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Old 08-19-2019, 07:23 PM
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4.6is/4.8is Pre-Facelift Bumper on Facelift 4.4i

Hey guys, before I do a proper introduction in the new member section can anyone help me out please.

I want to add the front spoiler from a 4.6is/4.8is to my facelift 4.4i. Iíve seen lots of fibreglass ones on eBay which I would rather avoid.

Couple of questions:

1) Does a 4.6is pre-facelift entire bumper fit the 4.4i facelift front end?

2) My bumper is in really good condition so could I take the spoiler off the 4.6is and if so will it glue onto my 4.4i?

I know itís a curve ball question but someone might know. I used to own a 4.6is and sold it to a forum member so there is some love for them here and a lot of knowledgable guys.

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:03 PM
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From memory the whole front has to be changed. There are so many differences. But hey, I could be wrong.
Do a search in the "Articles" about those who upgraded to facelift from pre.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:34 AM
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+1 to the notion that this isn't really possible (or not without a bunch of bodywork...).

The bumpers are NOT a straight swap - the front fender joint is totally different between the pre and post facelift cars.

There's been a few thread about this...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...-question.html

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...per-06-x5.html

mrbmwx5 has managed to fit the 4.6isS spoiler to a facelift bumper...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...ift-3-0-a.html

*edit* BTW, your post is confusing - the title says you have a pre-facelift 4.4i but the post says facelift 4.4i.
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Don’t forget those lights have to change as well.

Get the 4.6 lip and put it on the 4.4. Cheapest.

Get whole 4.8is bumper from facelift. More $$$

Get 4.6 bumper, lights, fenders, probably more stuff. Bags of $$$$$$
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Donít forget those lights have to change as well.

Get the 4.6 lip and put it on the 4.4. Cheapest.

Get whole 4.8is bumper from facelift. More $$$

Get 4.6 bumper, lights, fenders, probably more stuff. Bags of $$$$$$
Thatís great, Iím only looking for the lip spoiler so sounds like I can take it off a 4.6is pre-facelift and bond it to my 4.4i facelift.
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BTW, your post is confusing - the title says you have a pre-facelift 4.4i but the post says facelift 4.4i.
Quite right, I am looking to take the lip spoiler off a pre-facelift 4.6is and attach it to my facelift 4.4i.

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This is correct, as wpol has already provided you the link on how someone else made it.



https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...ift-3-0-a.html
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Quite right, I am looking to take the lip spoiler off a pre-facelift 4.6is and attach it to my facelift 4.4i.

Thread title edited.
Cheers!

You don't need to state pre-facelift when discussing the 4.6iS - they are all pre-facelift. After the facelift they became the 4.8iS.

Good luck with your project - let us know how it works out - with pics!
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This is a bummer, I too thought about the upgrade, it looks so much more aggressive. I know the ebay fiberglass front bumper isn't idea, but I guess that would be a direct bumper only replacement option. I have no interest in swapping out my fenders and all the other goodies that go along with it just for the cooler look.

Thanks for the info, I would have thought it to be a direct swap.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:14 AM
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It is a direct swap, if you include the bumper, headlights, both fenders, the hood and grills in that "direct swap".
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