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      04-14-2015, 12:42 AM   #1
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F8x Bumper Conversion

I am looking to purchase a new bumper soon and found one shop located in California that makes a F8x bumper conversion for the E9x's. Before I stumbled on this my original plan was to get a 1M bumper but l just recently heard the 1M bumper has overheating issues with supercharged E9x's. I was wondering if the F8x bumper has the same issues? Not planning on supercharging mine at the moment but am tracking occasionally. Last thing I want is for her to overheat, especially this motor.



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link for the bumper? Just from a glance I couldn't see how that would cause over heating issues. The open area is rather large to allow for good amount of air flow. You would have to measure to find out for sure.
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I am looking to purchase a new bumper soon and found one shop located in California that makes a F8x bumper conversion for the E9x's. Before I stumbled on this my original plan was to get a 1M bumper but l just recently heard the 1M bumper has overheating issues with supercharged E9x's. I was wondering if the F8x bumper has the same issues? Not planning on supercharging mine at the moment but am tracking occasionally. Last thing I want is for her to overheat, especially this motor.



Wow that's a sexy bumper!
How much do those go for?
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      04-14-2015, 11:21 PM   #4
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can we get a link or a name
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      04-15-2015, 01:07 AM   #5
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That bumper is one of the reasons I am impartial to the F8x M3s.

I think it looks better on the e9x then on the f8x.
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      04-15-2015, 01:21 AM   #6
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link for the bumper? Just from a glance I couldn't see how that would cause over heating issues. The open area is rather large to allow for good amount of air flow. You would have to measure to find out for sure.
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That bumper is one of the reasons I am impartial to the F8x M3s.

I think it looks better on the e9x then on the f8x.
^and this.
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      04-15-2015, 01:57 AM   #8
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shes a beaut.
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      04-15-2015, 02:26 AM   #9
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I am looking to purchase a new bumper soon and found one shop located in California that makes a F8x bumper conversion for the E9x's. Before I stumbled on this my original plan was to get a 1M bumper but l just recently heard the 1M bumper has overheating issues with supercharged E9x's. I was wondering if the F8x bumper has the same issues? Not planning on supercharging mine at the moment but am tracking occasionally. Last thing I want is for her to overheat, especially this motor.


Hello. The bumper sitting on the ground is mine. It was the first one made for me by Dinmann. The retail is 4k. I'm having the ducts and undertray fabricated out of aluminum and installing a mesh grill. There's about 60hrs of labor for it.

If you're planning to track your car or drive it hard then the bumper will not be a bolt on mod. There's a lot of work involved for it to be fully functional. I told my fabricator it needs to hold up for 200mph. (I have a built motor / ess supercharger) I like to actually drive my car. I've seen some other 335i's done but I'm not sure how they mounted everything behind it as nothing will fit without custom work.

Good luck!
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it isn't for me, but props for making it functional. looks like those side ducts are significantly more open.
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it isn't for me, but props for making it functional. looks like those side ducts are significantly more open.
Thanks! I wanted something different from everything available out there. The top portion fits perfect unlike the vorsteiner gts5 bumper I had. It had a huge annoying gap and I had to raise the hood which ruined the hood lines.
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Thanks! I wanted something different from everything available out there. The top portion fits perfect unlike the vorsteiner gts5 bumper I had. It had a huge annoying gap and I had to raise the hood which ruined the hood lines.
I'm loving the extra mile you went with the custom ducts and undertray. Can't wait to see it finished.
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I'm a bit confused as to what you think had to be done for a bumper to stay on at 200 mile per hour? The simple mounting points do their job. the front bumper does not see the same drag force that the rear bumper sees, if you made that same statment about the rear that would have made sense but the front?
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      04-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #14
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I like the execution. Looks like a lot of fab work. Please post pics of the final product. I'm a 1M bumper fan but this is pretty slick.
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I'm a bit confused as to what you think had to be done for a bumper to stay on at 200 mile per hour? The simple mounting points do their job. the front bumper does not see the same drag force that the rear bumper sees, if you made that same statment about the rear that would have made sense but the front?
But he has a built motor / ess supercharger.
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Looks like it makes downforce built into the openings and splitter which would increase the forces on it at speed.
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The front bumper is my least favorite aspect of the f8x M, like I hate it, but that bumper looks pretty good on the E9x!
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props on the fabrication and work on the bumper but wow 4K? thats nearly the cost of a used super charger.
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wow, that looks better than I expected
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But he has a built motor / ess supercharger.
A stock motor e92 will reach 190-200 maxing the gears out only differnce is how long it takes to get there.. that still doesn't have anything to do with the front bumper needing extra support.
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Is the 1M bumper functional?
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I respectfully really do not like f8x bumper on the e9x. It really doesnt work with the overall design of the car. I do like the f8x bumper on the f8x as it has design elements throughout the entire car which tie it all together. The front bumper, side gills and rear bumper on the f8x ( like the e9x and e81 1m) all stylistically work together. By creating a car with conflicting styles from different generations, it can look confused.

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