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Old 11-29-2008, 08:16 AM   #30
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Vienna, Austria
Oddometer: 7
Originally Posted by Mal_B
No it does not.
Well, it can be made to!

Question is, do you really want to go through all the hassle? The BMW bashplate is more a debris-protector and any major blow will heavily deform/damage it. It is too thin, the brackets are riveted on and the welds are brittle and not very exact - it is nice looking though. The Remus headers give some extra mid to top, but don't do anything for offroad except for loosing 30mm of ground clearance.

If you still want to do it, here is what you are facing:

.) you need to space out the bashplate by 30mm in the front and 28mm in the back vertically.

.) as the big change in height also changes the position horizontally , you need to relocate the brackets to the front. Fortunately if you move the rear rivet-location in the bracket to the former front rivet location it is a perfect fit. Just drill a new hole for the front rivet in the bash plate. Enlarge the access holes for mounting.

.) space out and relocate the front mounting bracket.

.) do some bending and shortening as you like/need to.

I would recommend to use the stock rubber mounting blocks as those are a predetermined breaking point. Also I re-welded all the welds since the original ones were nice-looking but crap!!!

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