Thanks everybody for all the help and information about the M-kit over the last few weeks - I couldn't have done it without you!
I have picked up my painted front bumper from the shop today at 7pm, and started work at around 7:40. With short breaks, all work was done by 9:50 pm, including cleanup of the garage and puttig wheels on.
Taking stock bumper off was super easy - few bolts and clips, and its off:
Then I assembled the M bumper - lots of guess work, and lots of time lost - I will assemble it 5 times faster if I'm to do another one:
Final assembly was the hardest part, airducts take a lot of fitting work, and bumper install itself is tricky if ou work alone like I did. But all in all - not too hard. Side skirts next!
Looks good TexaZ3! Glad to see those .pdf pages sitting on the ground -- hope they helped you out...
2014 550i in Alpine White with M Performance front splitter, rear spoiler & mirror caps in carbon fiber. Options include pretty much everything that was available except X-Drive and the rear seat entertainment system.
Gone but not forgotten:
2011 Alpine White 550i SAT
2008 Alpine White 550i SAT
2004 Alpine White 545i SMG Miss you JDN!
Into production:week 37
Finished production:11 October
At the dealer:31 October
530i M-sports package, carbon black,Beige leather dakota, Steptronic, active steering, anti-theft alarm, sunblinds for rear window and back seat window, interior and exterior mirror with anti-dazzel function, poplar brown dark, comfort seats, PDC, extended lights package, Hi-Fi loudspeakers, automatic air-conditioning, professional radio, individual high gloss satine chrome,Sunroof
Rudy, pdf's sure did help, there were couple of moments were I had no idea how to proceed, plus they show locations of all the screws and clips to be removed. They are not really useful for installation, but sure useful for removal of stuff.
Fred, I paid $800 to paint the whole kit - $200 per panel x 4. Not bad, and quality of paint is top notch. All in all, this turns to be a lot less expensive mod that I thought it would be: Crevier BMW quoted me M-kit at $1295 but asked $300 for shipping - I went ot my local dealer and they matched the price! Even with 8.25% tax it was still less $$ and less hassle.
Will post you on the progress.