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Well I got rear ended last Friday and the damage to my car was fairly minimal.

It comes down to I will need a new rear bumper and muffler/exhaust.

I got a check cut for the repairs for around $1500. This is supposed to get me a rear bumper + muffler + labor and the insurance adjuster says he will adjust the number where necessary.

This is what I want to do. I want to take this chance to finally get a new exhaust at the same time.

Does anyone know where I can get a painted Titanium Silver oem rear bumper put on at in the state of MD? I would probably need them to obtain the bumper some how and put on the new exhaust. I'm willing to put up any needed monies for the price difference, if any.

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u should do the Mtech rear bumper, go for a new look while u have to replace the bumper anyway.

good luck, was the $1500 thru their insurance? did you have an estimate? i hope that this covers all the costs on your car....
 

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Yes, it was through their insurance so I don't have to pay a deductible. I don't have an estimate yet. The only thing done so far was the adjuster came out and did his best guess on the cost and cut me a check.

Mtech goes for how much these days painted?
 

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Good luck Dukes, I was just rear-ended a couple weeks ago. Luckily the chick stuck around and her insurance took care of everything including a rental car. I had them replace my stock 325Ci bumper with the M-Tech Rear bumper instead, and it looks really good. I don't know exactly how much it cost to fix it, but here's a couple links to the threads I posted about my accident and about the repairs (I've got pics too, including pics of the new m-tech bumper):

This is the thread with the new M-Tech bumper:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=124274

Thread with pics of the accident:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120758

And here are some M-Tech part numbers I found; I'll save you the trouble of doing the search:

rear coupe:
51-12-7-893-071 Trim Panel
51-12-7-891-916 Cover
51-12-7-893-074 Flap

51 12 7 893 071 - Rear Bumper Cover

51 12 7 893 071 - mtech rear bumper cover
51 12 7 891 916 - mtech rear bumper trim

Good luck, and let us know how it all turns out. :thumbup:
 

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BTW, my repairs totalled a little over $5000 (incl. parts, labor, paint, etc.), so make sure they don't give you anything less than that.
 

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Faheem

Thanks for that great info man. Those part numbers will help out a lot.

One question though, said you didn't know exactly how much everything cost but later said $5000.

Was that 5K including the cost of your rental?

Can I be a little nosey and ask if you have the estimate still handy? Your bumper looked like mine now but a bit more severe.
 

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Faheem

Thanks for that great info man. Those part numbers will help out a lot.

One question though, said you didn't know exactly how much everything cost but later said $5000.

Was that 5K including the cost of your rental?

Can I be a little nosey and ask if you have the estimate still handy? Your bumper looked like mine now but a bit more severe.
I had just remembered after I posted the first time that the total cost came to $5k, and thats NOT including the rental. It came to approx. $4900 and some change, closer to $5k. I do have the estimate handy, and I checked it out; its including everything the shop did: parts, paint, labor, etc. These things aren't cheap and keep in mind that the shop I took it to is an authorized/certified BMW body shop, so they may be a little more pricey than others. They also used BMW factory Titanium Silver paint. Lemme know if there's anything else you need...:thumbup:
 
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