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      12-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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Do bmw dealerships sell euro bumpers

I need to order a new bumper since someone did a hit and run on me while I wasn't in the car. I want to get the euro bumper but I don't know if my insurance will cover it and if they do, do BMW dealerships sell it or do I have to order it online myself? Thanks for any feedback
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      12-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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I think they do, why not just give them a call. You know what they say "anything for money" well almost anything ... The mighty dollar is king.

Re the cost differance, I am sure you can work that out with your body shop, pay the differance in advance (do expect a 4 to 6 week wait those bumpers are not in stock in North America).
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      12-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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The dealers will not sell them. You need to go to places like ind or eas. They are 2-3 times more then US spec bumbers so it is unlikely insurance will cover it.
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      12-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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No, dealers can not get Euro parts; which is a giant pain... my e46 is Euro spec.
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      12-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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They are around 450 Euro here from the dealer. Bites you guys can't get them @ that price in the States.
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They are around 450 Euro here from the dealer. Bites you guys can't get them @ that price in the States.
You are a nice guy Moxie, he can send you the money and you arrange for shipping it to him
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Mine was covered threw someone else's insurance. Just ask the bodyshop to order it for you.
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My experience with insurance company is that you can get cost of replacing the original OEM bumper. If you want a more expensive part, then, you need to pay for the balance out of your pocket.

I have only seen Euro bumpers available by IND and EAS.
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I got quote for around $2,000 for the bumper!!!
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      12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #10
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Prob easier and cheaper to just order the us spec bumper and have the body shop fill in the reflector holes.
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      12-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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I need to order a new bumper since someone did a hit and run on me while I wasn't in the car. I want to get the euro bumper but I don't know if my insurance will cover it and if they do, do BMW dealerships sell it or do I have to order it online myself? Thanks for any feedback
Speedy, no Problem i send you one from Germany sent me a PM.

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      12-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #12
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They aren't DOT legal/compliant so you won't see BMW dealerships selling them here.
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They aren't DOT legal/compliant so you won't see BMW dealerships selling them here.


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My experience with insurance company is that you can get cost of replacing the original OEM bumper. If you want a more expensive part, then, you need to pay for the balance out of your pocket.

I have only seen Euro bumpers available by IND and EAS.
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They aren't DOT legal/compliant so you won't see BMW dealerships selling them here.
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and on top of that, any reputable shop dealing with an insurance fix will not repair your car to NON-D.O.T. compliant...

Ask how i know,
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I got mine from Simon @ Rennspec about a year ago, he sources it straight from BMW AG and you have the option to order it painted by BMW AG as well, which is what I did. Guarantee paint match.
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Is that why the shop told me no?

I approached an insurance shop that I had used for a fix to other car... they told me that the holes were too large, might crack, look bad over time. Was that just a bogus response when DOT was the issue?



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and on top of that, any reputable shop dealing with an insurance fix will not repair your car to NON-D.O.T. compliant...

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No BMW does not sell European bumpers.
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I got mine from Simon @ Rennspec about a year ago, he sources it straight from BMW AG and you have the option to order it painted by BMW AG as well, which is what I did. Guarantee paint match.
How much did the painted bumper cost you?
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How much did the painted bumper cost you?
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Yes, Id like to know for future reference...
~1K Euro @ the dealer installed....or ~850 @ a body shop...w/o VAT
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Is that why the shop told me no?

I approached an insurance shop that I had used for a fix to other car... they told me that the holes were too large, might crack, look bad over time. Was that just a bogus response when DOT was the issue?



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and on top of that, any reputable shop dealing with an insurance fix will not repair your car to NON-D.O.T. compliant...

Ask how i know,
I'd call bs on that. If done properly you can't tell and shouldn't have any problems, mine looks great after I had them filled and haven't had any problems with cracking or them sinking in. It's seamless

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