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Old 07-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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BMW e90 FMIC installation

Looking to swap out the stock FMIC with aftermarket one. I got quotes from couple of indep shops (CG, dixon, etc) but they were far more then I expected. Does anyone know a good/reliable shop with a reasonable rate? Thanks
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Could you provide us a little more details as to what you were quoted? For example how many hours it would take to do the re/re and rate of labour? CG and Nixon usually go by the book but it would be helpful to have an idea of what you were quoted.
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it isnt easy, and depending on brand, may need to modify front bumper to make it fit, especially if the aftermarket one is larger than stock.
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I was quoted from 3.5-5 hrs with rate @ $100/hr. Most aftermarket FMIC requires a llittle bit of trimming of the shroud but most vendors estimate the installtion time should be around 2 hrs.
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2 hours is a little optimistic. 3.5 to 5hrs is more realistic.
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Which FMIC are you putting in?
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I haven't pull the trigger yet but I'm thinking of AR or ETS or Helix
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Realistically 2 Hours is very optimistic. Especially if there is some trimming that needs to be done.

If it just fits in place (uses stock fittings) you should give it a go yourself. It's really not too hard of a job. Just time consuming

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the AR one definitely needs trimming...
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