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Old 05-12-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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Question Uprated Rear Bumbers And Parking Sensors

Does anyone know what you can do with the parking sensors if you uprate the rear bumper, i want to keep them but not sure what to do about it. can i stick them on the inside of the bumber and they will still work properly or will i have to cut holes and fit them myself?
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do you by chance have any pics of what it looks like now (with the parking sensors)? if i remember correctly, these are sonar units and therefore would need to send/receive a signal. i would like to add the parking distance control at some point so i'm interested in the response. i also know it was an option on the m3 so it should be doable even with an m-tech rear bumper. hopefully some others with the parking distance control can give more info ... like steven
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the rear bumper i want is

http://www.bodykits.uk.com/index.php...roducts_id=567

its shown on the saloon model bet they tell me there is one available for compact model. Dont have a pic of parking sensors on mine, how do you post pictures???

Parking sensors look like this

http://www.lexusownersclub.com/galle...0_02.sized.jpg

i know its on a lexus but is best pic i could find!!!

i was just thinking could they be stuck on the inside of the bumber and still work, just wont be able to see them. im really not sure though

just incase you are curious the front bumber i am getting is:

http://www.bodykits.uk.com/index.php...roducts_id=769

what yous recon?
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posting pics: http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5535

too bad the rear one isn't ABS plastic like the reiger front e46 m3 style front bumper is. ABS will give a little before breaking ... not sure about the glass reinforced plastic. if i do anything, it will probably be the m-tech (bmw factory) parts for the ti (i'm sooooo boring ).
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c'mon, i know we got some PDCers out there ... where are ya?
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acquired and awaiting install: heated seat kit, cali top switch relo, lumbar support kit, park distance control kit, heated washer nozzle kit, m-coupe rear subframe, trailing arms, differential, and halfshafts, m-coupe front/rear brakes with master cylinder, under hood light kit, mud flaps, rear sun blind, auto-dimming rear view mirror, tilt steering wheel retrofit, apexcone 5000K HIDs with 55W ballasts




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Do you have to really watch it when parking incase etc incase your bumbers hit? Never had a full bodykit on before.
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