Good day all, first off would like to say happy new year to everyone! I picked up a 525i E39 couple months back after my VW B5 was totaled by a drunk driver(car parked in front of the house). Couldn't pass it up for the price I got even though it's not as fast/powerful as a 540 or m5, used as a commuter anyways. Just happy everything worked out for me in the end + am now a part of this whole bimmer family!! NOW I understand and never want to drive anything else as many of you already know that feeling lol. So enough of my background story and onto my first time experience with Umnitza.
If you're lucky enough to live in the nor cal bay area then this is definitely your first stop(possibly your last) for anything you need. You can order off their website umnitza.com and they allow local pickups if you wanna save on shipping. From lighting, to body kits, to rims, as long as you're looking for quality parts, this is where you can find it. Even if you're not from around here, everything is listed and updated so it can be shipped pretty much anywhere. Sure you might be able to find it cheaper on ebay or wherever, but why risk quality when you know for sure you're getting the better stuff, WITH reasonable prices at that!!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not here advertising for them nor am I getting anything for this but compared to other shops I've been to in the past, these guys treat their customers right. Of course I've heard stories from others their experiences with this shop didn't always go as smoothly as mine did, but you have to keep in mind, you're customer # whatever out of 100 they may have for that day. Matt and their crew get calls NON STOP all day long. I was there for 15 minutes and the phone was ringing off the hook the whole time!! He might not have time to chat with you but as long as you have a little patience, he will hook you up as he did for me. If you don't get through by phone(which can happen), you'll eventually get a response if you send in an email.
So to Matt, just want to say thanks for all your help! I am definitely a satisfied customer + have many plans to come back in the future for anything. I also must say Jesse your painter(painting is done at a separate location) did a great job painting/installing my M5 bumper!!(Even if you live across the country an order online, he can match your car as long as its a stock factory color). My car is 12 years old yet he managed to match the color beautifully. Unless you look through a magnifying glass, the match is perfect considering he didn't even see the car beforehand. I could see he had other projects going on around his shop but he still offered to take the time, stop what he was doing and stay late to install it for me which was greatly appreciated. Not too many shops care for their customers like that and even if they did, would only be after one thing- your wallet. Not the case w Jesse at all, definitely had honest and reasonable prices and could tell he cares about customers cars looking right!! I knew fitment wouldn't be perfect since I got the cheaper bumper(better one is +$100) but he made it work and it looks flawless.
For guys like me who love these cars, want to make em look proper but might not have top dollars to easily drop on em like how other folks do, both of you guys make it possible for us to enjoy the scene as well!! Thanks again
ps. Im a new member so I cant post results, but pm me for pics. Sorry for the novel, thanks for reading if you made it down this far lol