When changing the oil this weekend and cleaning the car I noticed a fairly nice hole in my front bumper just below the black rub strip and the drivers side driving lamp is cracked. From the surprise dumped on me a week ago.

I have repaired this dang bumper for the last time and just dont want to repair and paint this thing again.

I know someone here has had good luck with non oem msport front bumpers...read as inexpensively as posible but with good fit and finish. Or is it better to gop with the oem msport nose from the 2003?

Looked on eBay and there is a mind bogling number of people seeling bumper covers for the e39 and they all say best fit and finish and range from 250.00 inc shipping up to 500.00 inc shipping.

I have read some horror stories about fit and when I searched front bumper GAZILLIONS of hits came up here on Roadfly and I am attempting to take a little short cut here with more direct feedback from soem of you who have done it.

I have no problem setting it up, painting, and installing it myself.

Thanks in advance

Michael - Chattanooga Tennessee
BMWCCA 65795

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