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Old 02-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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was just asking if it was the AMG sport package, looks like a great job just looks a little weird that the bumper is lower then the rest
yeah, now that you pointed that out, it is sort of bugging me.
My car has the sport package, not the AMG sport package. So the side skirts are smaller (shorter) and don't quite match up now.

I'm going to need side skirts now, thanks...

Hey suvneer, do you have E63 side skirts for sale? lol

Here's the rear currently:



rear bumper will have to wait since it requires quad tip exhausts to fill in the cutouts

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DaytonaJae View Post
yeah, now that you pointed that out, it is sort of bugging me.
My car has the sport package, not the AMG sport package. So the side skirts are smaller (shorter) and don't quite match up now.

I'm going to need side skirts now, thanks...

Hey suvneer, do you have E63 side skirts for sale? lol

Here's the rear currently:



rear bumper will have to wait since it requires quad tip exhausts to fill in the cutouts

sorry didnt mean to make you spend more $, thought you had the AMG package thats all
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What did everyone use to secure the mesh and what bolts for the foglights?
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What did everyone use to secure the mesh and what bolts for the foglights?
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...Bumper%20Parts
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I think the white looks great! I also do not think the front looks lower then the side skirts or the rear bumper. Looks perfect.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:16 PM
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I love the review. Thank you for the kind words and support. I will source out some W211 AMG side skirts for you guys asap.

Originally Posted by DaytonaJae View Post
The kit actually comes with everything you need EXCEPT for the screws needed to attach the fog light assemblies to the to the pre-drilled holes in the bumper. I'm sure every body shop has basic mounting screws for this type of application.

The bumper support and foam blocks transferred from my OEM bumper, these are not included with the kit. Some trimming was required but looked simple enough. I would assume that mine was a bit easier to transfer since my bumper was a facelifted 07. I can't say for sure if these things will transfer without much modification from anything before 07, though.

I specifically asked the shop manager to pay attention to any issues encountered while fitting this bumper so I can give you guys some honest feedback, and here's what he detailed out for me:

1. The fog light power connectors that are supplied with the kit's fog lights don't "snap lock" into the OEM cable as they are supposed to. You know how in OEM, two cables fit together and there is a plastic piece that is supposed to snap in to lock the two together? Well the one with this kit doesn't seem to fit up to the OEM locking pin, so the body shop just reinforced them with zip ties. Not a big deal, I don't think they will ever come apart being that they are fog light connectors, but I did ask him to be as specific and nit-picky as possible.

2. The clips that are supplied with this kit to attach the front center mesh grille (seen in one of my pics of the bumper painted pre-install in a previous post), in his opinion, were not sufficient to securely hold the grille in place, and were quite flimsy. They simply used OEM clips instead, which they had in stock at the shop. Again, not a big deal, but it was an observation.

3. There were some rough edges when the bumper came out of the mold (as do most aftermarket bumpers, I assume). They called this 'flashing'. These things needed to be sanded down smooth before painting began, as you can imagine. There were some, but not much, and definitely better than most other aftermarket kits they have come across.

Overall, like I said in a previous post, the bumper is probably the highest quality aftermarket one my body shop has seen come through their shop, and they kept telling me how other bumpers (me mentioned cheap BMW M conversions) that come off the internet are so horrible they sometimes don't even fit at all, and require hours and hours of shaping before it can even be test fitted. They told me that they were skeptical at first when I told them I wanted to go this route, but when I brought the bumper to them, and they started working on it, they were relieved and surprised at the fit and finish compared to others. Kudos to suvneer on this!

My body shop is The Body Werks in Daytona Beach FL. They did a full repaint/restore on my SLK32 AMG a year ago and are the MB dealer recommended body shop in the area.

Price wise, I paid $720 for paint and install, including labor and parts in straightening out whatever was bent on the radiator from hitting that stupid raccoon that cracked my original bumper, which started this whole ordeal. So I couldn't precisely tell you how much of that was for the bumper and install only... I would assume somewhere around $500, as I see about $200 in parts on my invoice.


I hope this helps you guys who are looking for the details on this kit and the install process.
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I think the white looks great! I also do not think the front looks lower then the side skirts or the rear bumper. Looks perfect.
+1 your car looks great and no need any side skirt. You will need a nice set rims and perfect
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+1 your car looks great and no need any side skirt. You will need a nice set rims and perfect
^^^ Yep - I third that motion!!! but I think it was OUTSTANDING that Gary was going to source them for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:31 PM
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what did you guys do with the side marker lights??
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:20 AM
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what did you guys do with the side marker lights??
Code the CGW to ROW (Rest of the world) you gain fogs with high beams
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what did you guys do with the side marker lights??
I already had euro inserts. The side marker bulbs are still there...we just heat shrank some plastic slips over them and tucked them away.

And yes...when one burns out...you have to replace it.
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I already had euro inserts. The side marker bulbs are still there...we just heat shrank some plastic slips over them and tucked them away.

And yes...when one burns out...you have to replace it.
or you just recode the CGW to ROW (Rest of the world) and forget about bulbs
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If you Dont mind I asked. How much does it cost all together which included parts and labor ? I really wanted to get mine done as well.
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If you Dont mind I asked. How much does it cost all together which included parts and labor ? I really wanted to get mine done as well.
Bumper is $560 shipped I think.
Paint and install about $500 I estimate based on my invoice.
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Bumper is $560 shipped I think.
Paint and install about $500 I estimate based on my invoice.
Will also need new grill roughly about 150 and a few small other parts..
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Will also need new grill roughly about 150 and a few small other parts..
For a 2004 yes I believe AKnight55 is correct, you will need the updated front grille. You don't need a new grille if you have >=2007 W211.
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