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Xeryus
07-28-2008, 12:45 PM
Hi all,

I am fresh over here, I have just bought a 1986 325e and I have no idea how stuff works out. I am so stupid when it comes to these stuff to the point I bought the 1988 Smoked tail lights just to know that they won't fit.

Anyways, I hate the looks of the older metal bumpers, I have looked everywhere in order to find out if it is possible to change these to plastic bumpers, but no one has a clue !

I hope you guys would be able to help

Many Thanks In Advance

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Mo

T.Dot_E30
07-28-2008, 12:52 PM
http://r3vlimited.com/tech/bumper/bumper1.htm

You haven't look everywhere, lots of ppl have done it, including me. (althou mine is an 88, so slightly easier)

Xeryus
07-28-2008, 12:57 PM
Many Thanks T.Dot

T.Dot_E30
07-28-2008, 01:22 PM
no, aside from the shortening part it should be pretty easy.

Just make sure you get all the right parts. Bumper shocks, bolts, bumper side mounting brackets, etc.

e30_kid89
07-28-2008, 10:24 PM
sell me the smoked tail lights!

Xeryus
07-29-2008, 10:27 PM
Sorry man, Sold them Already.
But u can get them from ebay they were like 75 bux or so .

zackman17
07-30-2008, 12:15 AM
Sorry man, Sold them Already.
But u can get them from ebay they were like 75 bux or so .

or tint them yourself like what i did cost me 20 dollars

zackman17
07-30-2008, 12:17 AM
or tint them yourself like what i did

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Xeryus
07-30-2008, 12:47 AM
good job tinting them zack :D

Well If anyone over here have tried this supplier or not, I have been getting everything online. This is the M Tech2 full Body Kit it's for $785
http://www.raceonusa.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=5520

What do you guyz think, I know the M Tech2 is just great , but is that price right ???

Thanks again

BimmerboyPH
07-31-2008, 02:01 AM
or tint them yourself like what i did cost me 20 dollars

How did you do that?

zackman17
07-31-2008, 02:18 AM
How did you do that?

Hey thanks they did turned out nice. I went to automotive warehouse in niagara on the lake and got a can of vht night shades. You need to prep the tail lights buy washing any surface contaminates i used a very fine grit to scuff the tails i think it was 3000grit. then i sprayed them "light coats" i did 2 of those then i let it sit overnight and put A coat of clear on it. it looks easy but it's tricky.

zackman17
07-31-2008, 02:24 AM
How did you do that?

yo were you the dude hanging out with noid at the opening cruise???