ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Roadster and Coupe > Z4 DIY (Do It Yourself) Articles
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

DIY APR Splitter install

DIY INTRO:
This is a five part DIY for Z4M APR splitter installation. PART IV IS OPTIONAL. Part IV adds strength, rigidity and adjustability that will be useful for track applications. Part IV may be overkill for street use. In part IV the lower engine cover is permanently altered. This is the only step that would prevent you from taking you car back to stock without buying any new parts. The lower engine cover price is $157.00

Part I:
-Hardware list & photos
-Tool list & photo
-Bumper removal instructions from 2007 BMW TIS
-Photo headlight washer line that need to be disabled

Part II:
-Splitter preparations
-Attaching the splitter to the bumper cover.

Part III:
-Splitter support rod installation

Part IV:
-Option 2 install (This complicates things but adds rigidity and adjustability that is useful for track applications. May be overkill for street use)

Part V:
-Complete installation



PART I



Hardware:
1. (8) stainless 1/4 20 x 1 machine screws
2. (3) stainless 1/4 20 x 2.25 machine screws
3. (22) stainless 1/4x1 fender washers
4. (11) stainless 1/4 20 lock nuts
5. (3) 1/4 20 nuts (temporarily hold the bumper in place while marking hardware locations)
6. (3) 1/4x3/8x1 spacers
7. (6) 1/4x1/2 washers or 1/4x1/2x1/8 spacers
8. (2) 3/16x2 molly bolt style anchors
9. (2) stainless 10mm splitter support rods
10. (2) stainless 3/16x1 fender washers
11. (8) OEM plastic expanding rivets (BMW # 51118174185)
12. [option 2 install only, see part IV] (3) additional stainless 1/4 x 1 fender washers
13. [option 2 install only, see part IV] (2) additional stainless 10mm splitter support rods
14. [option 2 install only, see part IV] (2) additional stainless 3/16x1 fender washers
Name:  h1e.jpg
Views: 3853
Size:  255.7 KB
Name:  h3e.jpg
Views: 3812
Size:  334.2 KB
Name:  h4e.jpg
Views: 3834
Size:  349.8 KB
Name:  h7e.jpg
Views: 3784
Size:  323.1 KB








Tools:
Name:  T1e.jpg
Views: 3730
Size:  336.8 KB
Prep:

1. Goof Off (decal removal)
2. 50/50 spray
3. Meguiar’s NXT 2.0 tech wax
4. Meguiar’s Ultimate Detailer
5. 3” blue painters tape

Human support:
1. Safety glasses
2. Nitrile gloves
3. Headlight
4. Caffeine

Measurement:
1. 72” ruler
2. 48” adjustable drywall square
3. 12” square
4. 6” rafter square
5. Digital caliper
6. Magnetic protractor
7. Sharpies
8. 1.5” blue painters tape

Wrenching:
1. 1/2 ratchet wrench (wheel removal)
2. 1/2 17mm deep
3. 1/2 2” extension
4. 1/2 Torque wrench (wheel installation)
5. 3/8 ratchet wrench
6. 3/8 T30 male (for engine bay bumper hardware)
7. 3/8 11mm standard
8. 3/8 2” extension
9. 1/4 ratchet wrench
10. 1/4 7mm standard
11. 1/4 8mm standard
12. 1/4 10mm standard
13. 1/4 11mm standard
14. 1/4 3” extension
15. 1/4 5” flexible extension
16. 8mm ratcheting combo wrench
17. 10mm ratcheting combo wrench
18. 11mm ratcheting combo wrench

Power Drivers:
1. 1/2 18V drill driver
2. 3/8 12V drill driver
3. 3/8 12V compact driver
4. 3/8 12V right angle drill driver
5. Drill bit set

Cutting:
1. Jig saw w/ fine blade (only for option 2 install. See part IV)
2. Mini hack saw
3. Exacto knife

Miscellaneous:
1. Needle nose pliers
2. Screwdriver set
3. Zip ties
4. Blue thread locker








Bumper
Name:  B2.jpg
Views: 3663
Size:  110.2 KB
Name:  B3.jpg
Views: 3589
Size:  77.1 KB
Name:  b1.jpg
Views: 3614
Size:  208.3 KB
__________________

Last edited by crfine88; 02-14-2011 at 03:29 PM.
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #2
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

PART II

Name:  1.jpg
Views: 3674
Size:  200.5 KB

Name:  2.jpg
Views: 3662
Size:  252.2 KB

Name:  3.jpg
Views: 3617
Size:  199.4 KB

Name:  4.jpg
Views: 3595
Size:  167.8 KB

Name:  5.jpg
Views: 3621
Size:  258.8 KB

Name:  6.jpg
Views: 3602
Size:  163.0 KB

Name:  7.jpg
Views: 3594
Size:  280.8 KB

Name:  8.jpg
Views: 3586
Size:  236.2 KB

Name:  9.jpg
Views: 3576
Size:  257.7 KB

Name:  10.jpg
Views: 3557
Size:  262.4 KB

Name:  11.jpg
Views: 3557
Size:  232.4 KB

Name:  12.jpg
Views: 3541
Size:  294.3 KB

Name:  13.jpg
Views: 3523
Size:  208.4 KB

Name:  14.jpg
Views: 3503
Size:  219.1 KB

Name:  15.jpg
Views: 3496
Size:  330.0 KB

Name:  16.jpg
Views: 3495
Size:  248.2 KB

Name:  17.jpg
Views: 3495
Size:  272.7 KB

Name:  18.jpg
Views: 3492
Size:  270.3 KB

Name:  19.jpg
Views: 3475
Size:  270.4 KB

Name:  20.jpg
Views: 3467
Size:  258.6 KB

Name:  21.jpg
Views: 3456
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  22.jpg
Views: 3490
Size:  378.4 KB

Name:  23.jpg
Views: 3438
Size:  312.0 KB

Name:  24.jpg
Views: 3453
Size:  256.6 KB

Name:  25.jpg
Views: 3424
Size:  342.3 KB

Name:  26.jpg
Views: 3421
Size:  352.8 KB
__________________

Last edited by crfine88; 02-12-2011 at 03:34 AM.
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

PART III

Name:  27.jpg
Views: 3416
Size:  323.6 KB

Name:  28.jpg
Views: 3404
Size:  266.1 KB

Name:  29.jpg
Views: 3394
Size:  276.5 KB

Name:  30.jpg
Views: 3381
Size:  206.9 KB

Name:  31.jpg
Views: 3380
Size:  293.0 KB

Name:  32.jpg
Views: 3367
Size:  345.4 KB

Name:  33.jpg
Views: 3380
Size:  256.8 KB

Name:  34.jpg
Views: 3360
Size:  229.7 KB

Name:  35.jpg
Views: 3348
Size:  282.1 KB

Name:  36.jpg
Views: 3340
Size:  239.6 KB

Name:  37.jpg
Views: 3330
Size:  255.1 KB

Name:  38.jpg
Views: 3325
Size:  277.8 KB

Name:  39.jpg
Views: 3311
Size:  169.3 KB

Name:  40.jpg
Views: 3310
Size:  269.4 KB

Name:  41.jpg
Views: 3291
Size:  248.5 KB

Name:  42.jpg
Views: 3310
Size:  284.2 KB

Name:  43.jpg
Views: 3321
Size:  262.0 KB

Name:  44.jpg
Views: 3276
Size:  259.6 KB
__________________

Last edited by crfine88; 02-12-2011 at 03:39 AM.
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #4
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

PART IV

Name:  45e2.jpg
Views: 3272
Size:  259.6 KB

Name:  47e.jpg
Views: 3284
Size:  238.1 KB

Name:  53e.jpg
Views: 3265
Size:  291.9 KB

Name:  53e2.jpg
Views: 3260
Size:  169.0 KB

Name:  59e.jpg
Views: 3257
Size:  302.5 KB

Name:  60e.jpg
Views: 3248
Size:  226.6 KB

Name:  61e.jpg
Views: 3233
Size:  301.6 KB

Name:  64e.jpg
Views: 3228
Size:  247.3 KB

Name:  65e.jpg
Views: 3230
Size:  292.4 KB

Name:  67e.jpg
Views: 3213
Size:  284.8 KB

Name:  69e.jpg
Views: 3204
Size:  265.3 KB

Name:  71e.jpg
Views: 3193
Size:  238.6 KB

Name:  73e.jpg
Views: 3198
Size:  317.3 KB

Name:  74e.jpg
Views: 3195
Size:  270.7 KB

Name:  75e.jpg
Views: 3172
Size:  270.9 KB

Name:  77e.jpg
Views: 3156
Size:  286.1 KB

Name:  78e.jpg
Views: 3167
Size:  300.4 KB

Name:  78e2.jpg
Views: 3172
Size:  252.0 KB

Name:  80e.jpg
Views: 3159
Size:  231.9 KB

Name:  81e.jpg
Views: 3161
Size:  280.9 KB

Name:  82e.jpg
Views: 3151
Size:  368.0 KB
__________________

Last edited by crfine88; 02-12-2011 at 03:44 AM.
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

PART V

Name:  83e.jpg
Views: 3159
Size:  266.7 KB

Name:  84e.jpg
Views: 3136
Size:  265.1 KB

Name:  85e.jpg
Views: 3142
Size:  304.3 KB

Name:  86e.jpg
Views: 3126
Size:  260.4 KB

Name:  91e.jpg
Views: 3122
Size:  224.7 KB

Name:  92e.jpg
Views: 3118
Size:  300.3 KB

Name:  92e2.jpg
Views: 3112
Size:  355.7 KB

Name:  93e.jpg
Views: 3102
Size:  255.1 KB

Name:  94e.jpg
Views: 3058
Size:  246.0 KB

Name:  95e.jpg
Views: 3048
Size:  179.0 KB

Name:  96e.jpg
Views: 3072
Size:  285.6 KB

Name:  97e.jpg
Views: 3042
Size:  324.6 KB

Name:  100e.jpg
Views: 2998
Size:  250.9 KB
__________________

Last edited by crfine88; 02-12-2011 at 03:57 AM.
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
Diokaef
EMR
 
Diokaef's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Z4MC IRed/09 328xi & 09 335
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Peoria IL

Posts: 2,080
iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2008 Z4M Coupe  [4.50]
Send a message via MSN to Diokaef
Wow, that's a great DIY man.

Thank You for the help to the community!
__________________
Diokaef is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
ZStig
Major General
 
Drives: VT2-500 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL

Posts: 7,155
iTrader: (3)

heh, thats exactly as far as I got with my install today (part 2)
__________________
ZStig is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 12:41 AM   #8
Thisisdudewhoru
Lieutenant
 
Thisisdudewhoru's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4Mc
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bristol, TN

Posts: 452
iTrader: (1)

You da bomb. I <3's chris.

edit. Add the hardware list to the top too
__________________
Thisisdudewhoru is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
ARISIN
Private
 
ARISIN's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Z4M Roadster - Silver Grey
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: BMI

Posts: 58
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for this article. Great write up and your attention to detail is outstanding.
__________________

I drive - 2007 BMW ///M Roadster
ARISIN is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #10
Caddyshk
M = Midlife Crisis
 
Caddyshk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Z4MC Interlagos
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oak Ridges, Ontario, Canada

Posts: 1,891
iTrader: (0)

__________________
2006 Z4MC - #LL93158
SuperSprint Race Cans, RE X Pipe, Fabspeed Headers, OE STB, AS Shifter, Dave Z Modified CDV, Ground Control Coil Overs, Stoptech lines, Stoptech Pads, RE Clutch Stop, RE Transmission Mounts, Vibra-Technics Engine Mounts, ZHP Shift Knob, LeatherZ M Shift Boot, Tekarbon Rear Spoiler, CF Grills, Advan RS DGM
Caddyshk is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #11
bhoch
SSGT USMC - '78 - '86
 
bhoch's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Liberty Hill, Tx

Posts: 486
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW Z4  [4.25]
Great write-up! Thanks for all of the details! Excellent work and documentation!
__________________
Thanks,
Bill

2007 3.0si Roadster Black/Red, sport, Piano Black F14 Forgestar's
bhoch is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #12
mousitch
Dark Sider
 
mousitch's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Space Gray Z4MC
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Missouri

Posts: 1,721
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via Yahoo to mousitch
If one were to ever remove the splitter in order to resell vehicle, how obvious will the holes be in the bumper? I can see using the bolts to fill the holes but can they be seen by the naked eye while looking at the car on a level plane? Mostly worried about the outer bolts on the outside front edge and the front leading edge of the fangs. This is my biggest worry if I ever remove the splitter. Don't want to kill resale value if I install.
__________________


2008 Space Grey M Coupe-RPI Scoop-Gruppe M CAI-Eisenmann Race Cans-RE X-pipe-ECU Remap-H&R Sport springs-Zeck CDV-Stock Gloss black powder coated wheels-LED Tekarbon Angel Eyes Project-Michelin Super Sports-Hardwired Escort 9500ix-BMW CCA Member-ST Louis Chapter
mousitch is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #13
mfanatic325
///M-fanatic
 
mfanatic325's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4MC, '04 325Ci
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cupertino, CA.

Posts: 3,641
iTrader: (20)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to mfanatic325
Here's the hardware list that I compiled (excluding the two extra moly bolts that Chris personally used):

You can pretty much get whatever nuts, bolts, and washers you'd like, but I went with what Chris used, which I'm going to list off the top of my head as follows:

- Ten 1/4-inch diameter by 1-inch length machine screws/bolts (with 20 pitch threading) for mounting of sides of bumper/splitter
- Ten 1/4-inch diameter (with 20 pitch threading) lock nuts for locking the bolts in place
- Twenty 1/4-inch diameter inner hole by 1-inch outter diameter washers; one washer on the bumper side and one on the splitter side

- Three 1/4-inch diameter by 2-inch length machine screws/bolts (with 20 pitch threading) for the center mounts in between the fangs
- Three 1/4-inch diameter by 1-inch length metal spacer to help keep a healthy distance between bumper bottom and splitter top
- Three 1/4-inch diameter (with 20 pitch threading) lock nuts for locking bolts in place
- Twelve 1/4-inch diameter inner hole by 1-inch outter diameter washers; one washer on bumper side and one on the splitter side. And one on each side of the metal spacers as well.

This allowed me a total of 13 mounting locations excluding the two support rods which I don't particularly want to use. Will see how the splitter behaves prior to tracking it, and see if they're absolutely mandatory.
__________________
VF570 S/C|TIAL BOV|SetRabCooler|Brembo GT 6/4|TE37s|NT05s|3.91 Gearing|TCK D/A|RPi Induction|SS Race Mufflers/X-pipe|JVT Headers|AS SSK|VibraTechnics Mounts|Sparco Pro2000/6pt.Harness|MS FloorMounts|SE Custom Harness Bar|Tekarbon Angels|M-Tech Pedals|OE Strut Bar|RE RSMs|8000K D2S|CDV DEL|CF Roof Wrap|MB Grills|UUC TrannyMounts/ClutchStop|V1 Mount|P3C Gauge
mfanatic325 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #14
mfanatic325
///M-fanatic
 
mfanatic325's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4MC, '04 325Ci
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cupertino, CA.

Posts: 3,641
iTrader: (20)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to mfanatic325
Quote:
Originally Posted by mousitch View Post
If one were to ever remove the splitter in order to resell vehicle, how obvious will the holes be in the bumper? I can see using the bolts to fill the holes but can they be seen by the naked eye while looking at the car on a level plane? Mostly worried about the outer bolts on the outside front edge and the front leading edge of the fangs. This is my biggest worry if I ever remove the splitter. Don't want to kill resale value if I install.
The drilled holes will only be visible if you look up at the car from underneath.
__________________
VF570 S/C|TIAL BOV|SetRabCooler|Brembo GT 6/4|TE37s|NT05s|3.91 Gearing|TCK D/A|RPi Induction|SS Race Mufflers/X-pipe|JVT Headers|AS SSK|VibraTechnics Mounts|Sparco Pro2000/6pt.Harness|MS FloorMounts|SE Custom Harness Bar|Tekarbon Angels|M-Tech Pedals|OE Strut Bar|RE RSMs|8000K D2S|CDV DEL|CF Roof Wrap|MB Grills|UUC TrannyMounts/ClutchStop|V1 Mount|P3C Gauge
mfanatic325 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #15
Shipkiller
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Shipkiller's Avatar
 
Drives: Me
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Virginia Beach

Posts: 1,973
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Chris,

A question:

How did you ensure that the middle of the splitter fit flat against the plastic undertray and not start to ride down the hump?

Edit: disregard.
__________________
.
.
You never have enough time to do the job properly the first time, but you always seem to have the time to do the job a second time....

Last edited by Shipkiller; 02-11-2011 at 10:16 PM.
Shipkiller is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 10:41 PM   #16
VinnieAces
Lieutenant Colonel
 
VinnieAces's Avatar
 
Drives: Imola Red Z4MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Can

Posts: 1,593
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 Z4 M Coupe  [4.75]
Excellent DIY Chris! Really appreciate how much time and effort you put into these kind of things.

It just occurred to me that I may as well just lift the cover off my car, remove my bumper and install my lip over the cold months so she is ready to go by spring...

One thing though, I've never removed the front bumper off of our cars, is it hard, easy? Anything i should look out for or be careful about?
__________________
///M - Some Mods 'N Stuff
VinnieAces is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 11:25 PM   #17
mfanatic325
///M-fanatic
 
mfanatic325's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4MC, '04 325Ci
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cupertino, CA.

Posts: 3,641
iTrader: (20)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to mfanatic325
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnieAces View Post
Excellent DIY Chris! Really appreciate how much time and effort you put into these kind of things.

It just occurred to me that I may as well just lift the cover off my car, remove my bumper and install my lip over the cold months so she is ready to go by spring...

One thing though, I've never removed the front bumper off of our cars, is it hard, easy? Anything i should look out for or be careful about?
I don't know how experienced you are with hands-on work, but honestly the hardest part about the bumper removal is pounding in the little rivets in the wheel well, and actually pulling the sides off from the headlight area (as previously stated, the plastic mounting tabs are very fragile). Other than that, it's just the seven torx bolts up top, accessed judt under the hood.
__________________
VF570 S/C|TIAL BOV|SetRabCooler|Brembo GT 6/4|TE37s|NT05s|3.91 Gearing|TCK D/A|RPi Induction|SS Race Mufflers/X-pipe|JVT Headers|AS SSK|VibraTechnics Mounts|Sparco Pro2000/6pt.Harness|MS FloorMounts|SE Custom Harness Bar|Tekarbon Angels|M-Tech Pedals|OE Strut Bar|RE RSMs|8000K D2S|CDV DEL|CF Roof Wrap|MB Grills|UUC TrannyMounts/ClutchStop|V1 Mount|P3C Gauge
mfanatic325 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #18
l4zy
Captain
 
l4zy's Avatar
 
Drives: 95 M3, 13 X3
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Gabriel, CA

Posts: 869
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
great start! thanks for all the hard work!
__________________
l4zy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #19
VinnieAces
Lieutenant Colonel
 
VinnieAces's Avatar
 
Drives: Imola Red Z4MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Can

Posts: 1,593
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 Z4 M Coupe  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfanatic325 View Post
I don't know how experienced you are with hands-on work, but honestly the hardest part about the bumper removal is pounding in the little rivets in the wheel well, and actually pulling the sides off from the headlight area (as previously stated, the plastic mounting tabs are very fragile). Other than that, it's just the seven torx bolts up top, accessed judt under the hood.
not THE most skilled person in the world but i'm pretty handy i'll take a look at it prolly this sunday, then proceed with removal over the week if i have time and thanks for the fragile tip,

size of torx wrench needed?
__________________
///M - Some Mods 'N Stuff
VinnieAces is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2011, 03:52 AM   #20
mfanatic325
///M-fanatic
 
mfanatic325's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4MC, '04 325Ci
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cupertino, CA.

Posts: 3,641
iTrader: (20)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to mfanatic325
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnieAces View Post
not THE most skilled person in the world but i'm pretty handy i'll take a look at it prolly this sunday, then proceed with removal over the week if i have time and thanks for the fragile tip,

size of torx wrench needed?
I don't remember the size of the torx, since I had access to my shop's tools and was sure they had the socket/bit I needed

If it were up to me, I'd just buy all-new fender liner push-pin tabs because they're a pain to remove sometimes and it's quicker to just yank them out, possibly destroying them. The bumper removal DIY can be found here:
http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79994

The part that I'm referring to is step 1 in the DIY. These push-pin tabs are annoying. And so are the bumper's side mounts.

Oh, and I forgot the few 8mm hex screws at the bottom which also serve to hold the bumper in place a bit.
__________________
VF570 S/C|TIAL BOV|SetRabCooler|Brembo GT 6/4|TE37s|NT05s|3.91 Gearing|TCK D/A|RPi Induction|SS Race Mufflers/X-pipe|JVT Headers|AS SSK|VibraTechnics Mounts|Sparco Pro2000/6pt.Harness|MS FloorMounts|SE Custom Harness Bar|Tekarbon Angels|M-Tech Pedals|OE Strut Bar|RE RSMs|8000K D2S|CDV DEL|CF Roof Wrap|MB Grills|UUC TrannyMounts/ClutchStop|V1 Mount|P3C Gauge
mfanatic325 is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2011, 04:02 AM   #21
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

Now it's a Real DIY. Updated part one through five with complete hardware, tool, and instructions
__________________
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #22
crfine88
Colonel
 
crfine88's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

Posts: 2,228
iTrader: (13)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diokaef View Post
Wow, that's a great DIY man.
Thank You for the help to the community!
Thanks man

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roffle Waffle View Post
heh, thats exactly as far as I got with my install today (part 2)
Nice! DIY complete now. Sorry for the delay; This tool way longer than I had anticipated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thisisdudewhoru View Post
You da bomb. I <3's chris.

edit. Add the hardware list to the top too
Thanks
Hardware added (along with a ton of other info/photos)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ARISIN View Post
Thanks for this article. Great write up and your attention to detail is outstanding.
Thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caddyshk View Post


Quote:
Originally Posted by bhoch View Post
Great write-up! Thanks for all of the details! Excellent work and documentation!
no problem, check it out now that it's complete

Quote:
Originally Posted by mousitch View Post
If one were to ever remove the splitter in order to resell vehicle, how obvious will the holes be in the bumper? I can see using the bolts to fill the holes but can they be seen by the naked eye while looking at the car on a level plane? Mostly worried about the outer bolts on the outside front edge and the front leading edge of the fangs. This is my biggest worry if I ever remove the splitter. Don't want to kill resale value if I install.
No issue going back to stock unless you elect to do Part IV of the install, then you would need to buy a new lower engine cover for $157 to bring the car back to stock.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shipkiller View Post
Chris,

A question:

How did you ensure that the middle of the splitter fit flat against the plastic undertray and not start to ride down the hump?

Edit: disregard.
Let me know if any other questions come up

Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnieAces View Post
Excellent DIY Chris! Really appreciate how much time and effort you put into these kind of things.

It just occurred to me that I may as well just lift the cover off my car, remove my bumper and install my lip over the cold months so she is ready to go by spring...

One thing though, I've never removed the front bumper off of our cars, is it hard, easy? Anything i should look out for or be careful about?
Thanks man,
I added a ton of info including the BMW TIS bumper removal instructions in part I

Quote:
Originally Posted by l4zy View Post
great start! thanks for all the hard work!
Thank you,
All done now

Quote:
Originally Posted by mfanatic325 View Post
I don't remember the size of the torx, since I had access to my shop's tools and was sure they had the socket/bit I needed

If it were up to me, I'd just buy all-new fender liner push-pin tabs because they're a pain to remove sometimes and it's quicker to just yank them out, possibly destroying them. The bumper removal DIY can be found here:
http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79994

The part that I'm referring to is step 1 in the DIY. These push-pin tabs are annoying. And so are the bumper's side mounts.

Oh, and I forgot the few 8mm hex screws at the bottom which also serve to hold the bumper in place a bit.
Thanks for all your help, I have been swamped and I appreciate you helping out witht the early installs.

The DIY is complete now. Hardware, parts, & installation have all been updated.

For the fender liners I ended up using a re-usable plastic fastener from BMW. I also had a hard time with the original plastic rivets

Thanks again
__________________
crfine88 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST