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Old 11-09-2009, 12:51 PM
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So i have been informend above

wow thats alot better than buying an entire 4.8is bumper. i might have a project on my hands..
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:45 PM
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4.6is Bpoiler on Facelift Bumper

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To fit the 4.6is spoiler on facelift bumper is not hard at all
just same as you going to put the 4.6is spoiler on non 4.6is car ..... Just trim off the inside
taps and fit it on with 3M windshield adhesive.
Great post and it's a lot cheaper/easier than buying the entire 4.8is bumper!!! I wonder if I could keep the "decorative front skid plate" already on my X if I were to add this 4.6is spoiler trim??

Another mod coming my way.......................
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:50 PM
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I am sure you will be able to.You may have to cut part of the 4.6is spoiler in the middle but this will be covered by the skid plate anyway...
I think I will try this myself.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:02 PM
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I am sure you will be able to.You may have to cut part of the 4.6is spoiler in the middle but this will be covered by the skid plate anyway...
I think I will try this myself.
I just ordered the parts from Morristown BMW. Looks like the 4.6is spoiler trim is a bit different than the painted part on the 4.8is bumper (see pics).

4.8is Full Bumper (colored trim all around the lower mesh)
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I like 4.6is trim because it's cheaper and much much easier to install than the complete front 4.8is bumper.

I'll have to choose between the Decorative Skid Plate or the 4.6is front bumper trim because you can't have both......Depending on how it looks, I may just remove the Decorative Skid Plate.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:24 PM
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Nice touch, very unique...I've never sees the 4.6iS front skirt on a facelift X5.
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Nice and clean. Where in TX are you? I relocated to Grapevine myself.
hey I'm in North Dallas
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ill give you my 4.8 wheels plus cash for them hre's. so good looking.
yeah email me at [email protected] if you are interested. I'll have to give you details.
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to everyone else: Yeah the piece is easy to put on, you just have to trim the tabs and have the shop use some sort of adhesive to place it on the bumper. You guys need to get the fender trim pieces as well, it really give the X a much better and subtly wider look. Get both the front AND the rear trim pieces. I have seen 4.8s with only the rear. Really it was a quick project to make my wife's X5 look a tad bit more aggressive. I'm really wanting to get the lower front skid plate? Does anyone know where I can get it or how hard it is to install? Also ready to get rid of the wheels. I think the stock 4.8 wheels will give me a bit more piece of mind with her driving around.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:35 PM
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to everyone else: Yeah the piece is easy to put on, you just have to trim the tabs and have the shop use some sort of adhesive to place it on the bumper. You guys need to get the fender trim pieces as well, it really give the X a much better and subtly wider look. Get both the front AND the rear trim pieces. I have seen 4.8s with only the rear. Really it was a quick project to make my wife's X5 look a tad bit more aggressive. I'm really wanting to get the lower front skid plate? Does anyone know where I can get it or how hard it is to install? Also ready to get rid of the wheels. I think the stock 4.8 wheels will give me a bit more piece of mind with her driving around.
My X5 already has the extended flairs and all that it's missing its the front and rear 4.6is/4.8is bumper trim parts.

BTW, I purchased my Decorative Skid Plate from
BMW X5 Exterior Accessories 2000-2006 at Dealerfit.com

I also paid $120 to a local body shop to have it painted (354 Titanium Silver). From the looks of it, I'll have to choose between the Decorative Skid Plate or the 4.6is front bumper trim because you can't have both......

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