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      06-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Retrofit XLine

Having purchased my vehicle without the xline kit, I'm now looking to retrofit.

The side sills were straight forward and the job is complete

I would however appreciate some guidance on how to remove the front bumper in order fit the revised grill and trim. BMW wanted 350 labour!

Rear would be a bonus but not ready for that yet.

Thanks in advance.
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      08-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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I can't help sorry mate, but I am looking to do the same thing myself!

How much did the X Line package cost you from the dealer?
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      08-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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The black mesh was around 32 which BMW did not think I needed and the silver strip a futher 30 (both still waiting to be fitted).

Sills were around 100 and have been fitted - Dead easy (push centre of plastic rivets through and replace with new ones and then unscrew the plastic bolts on the bottom).

The rear bumper (silver and black) is 72.

Good luck!
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      10-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Lower front bumper sorted, now for the rear.
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      11-19-2011, 03:09 AM   #5
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Hi Apocalypse, The x-line price you got there is cheap. I'm in Australia and the dealer wanted $2500 AUD for the x-line kits. Could you help me to get one and post to me. Appreciated for your help. I really want to X-line kits so badly.
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      01-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Retrofit XLine

Hi Apocalypse,

I'm looking to retrofit the XLine kit too. It sounds like a (reasonably) straightforward job - I've been quoted silly money by BMW for labour to fit.

Can you fit the silver strip to the front bumper without the mesh? Did you manage to get it all done yourself ok? Where did you order the kit from?
Thanks
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      03-26-2012, 06:29 AM   #7
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noidea - Best contacting a dealer direct - I'm sure someone will offer to send. Especially as BMW Direct are on eBay.

markridoo - Ordered the bits from Williams BMW. The whole bumper had to come off to add the single silver strip (needed a hand lifting off so not to drop).

Yes, the black mesh needs changing too.

If you are not changing the bottom silver bit you'll need to file a little of the new grid as they've offset one of the catches by 10 mm to make it a little different.

Good luck!
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      03-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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side skirts

I'm wondering: Did the side skirts come painted in silver or did you have to paint them yourself?
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      03-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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I order the side skirts on sat so hopefully by next week I will get them. If they are painted I will post the info unless someone out there already knows for sure. My order is for oem BMW parts, I will keep you posted...
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      03-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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To give an answer to skyline as I promised, yes they do come painted already. They arrived today as is, I will post before/after pics once installed. Hope this helped
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side skirts

Thanks X-ray man. That will save a lot of time and money.

Good luck with the install.
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      03-28-2013, 03:08 AM   #12
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Any updated pics?

How much were the parts?
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      03-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #13
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Also any part no for the skirts ?
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      03-30-2013, 01:05 AM   #14
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Anyone got a place online that has the skirts at better than dealer price?

Anyone with instruction on the install too?


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      04-05-2013, 08:58 AM   #15
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X1 retrofit side skirts

Just saw this post concerning X1 side skirts in silver. Is going through the dealer cheaper or is there another place to get these? Help ?
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      04-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #16
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I got mine from a website in HK , probably not genunine
But replicas


Anyone have instructions on how to remove old and put new on?

Is it easy to DIY or do I need pro to do?
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      04-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #17
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Sorry guys been away for a while, it is best to pay the 250.00 total and order them through tisher bmw. The install was very easy, you will need to buy 4 new mounting pins that hold the trim in place near the wheel well. They are made to break when removed, another way bmw try's to prevent you from messing with things. The new pins cost 7 bucks for all 4. Once you push them in place you will cut of the remaining tab. Sorry I have no update pics and no install pics but it is an easy mod. It took me about 40 mins because I was being very careful with pulling pins out. The car looks great now it is truly a great mod for the price. Enjoy guys
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      04-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #18
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Sorry guys been away for a while, it is best to pay the 250.00 total and order them through tisher bmw. The install was very easy, you will need to buy 4 new mounting pins that hold the trim in place near the wheel well. They are made to break when removed, another way bmw try's to prevent you from messing with things. The new pins cost 7 bucks for all 4. Once you push them in place you will cut of the remaining tab. Sorry I have no update pics and no install pics but it is an easy mod. It took me about 40 mins because I was being very careful with pulling pins out. The car looks great now it is truly a great mod for the price. Enjoy guys
Great post!

would you happen to have the part no for these?
Or can I simply ask for the "pins" that hold the skirt in ?

Is it a lot of force to remove? I fear snapping osmehing
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      04-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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No you need the part number, if you go to tisher bmw and type in your info you can find the schematic drawings that show the side skirts and all surrounding parts. I pulled the part number from there.
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      04-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #20
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Ok guys here is an update, this is my car now with mod in pic one. Pic 2 is the tab you have to pull out and pic 3 is the torn bolt you need to remove, there are 10 not 8 sorry guys. I believe it is a t25 or t30. sorry pics are not so clear but just took them in a rush, hope it helps.
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      04-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #21
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Thanks X-ray man!

I tried Tischer BMW but I cant find the side skirts or the pins on their site..
I'll email them but just to check.. we're talking about : http://www.getbmwparts.com/ ?

Thanks
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      04-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #22
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Yes, I bought the side skirts from them and pins from local dealer but got part numbers off tisher site.
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