View Full Version : m-tech kit

Juve Deli
03-15-2002, 09:42 PM
hey is the m-tech kit for 325's like an m3 conversion...? i know its impossible to make a 325i like an m3, but the m-tech kit makes it look more like one right? also if i luck out and find a smashed m3 in my local junkyard, could i take those bumpers and fit em on my 88' 325i? (it has chrome bumpers)


03-15-2002, 09:55 PM
if you are talking about e36, than you can just bolt on m tech bumpers, and skirts. But on e30 the body is different, so I don't think it will be that easy as on e36.
Also it's really hard to find m3s on junkyards.

Juve Deli
03-15-2002, 11:26 PM
ok but the m-tech kit is supposed to make a car look like an m3 though right? and how can i tell if i have an e36 or e30 (no flames please).

03-15-2002, 11:28 PM
yep it will look like m3.
e30 1983-1991
e36 1992-1998

Juve Deli
03-16-2002, 12:00 AM
ah thanks... btw whats a 99+ called? e42?

03-16-2002, 12:01 AM

Juve Deli
03-16-2002, 12:13 AM
ah sweet... thanks for all ur help

03-16-2002, 12:32 AM
114 (1600, 2002, 2002tii)
E3 (2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0S / Si)
E9 '68-'75 (2500CS, 2800CS, 3.0CS)
E12 '72-'85(5er)
E21 '75-'82(3er)
E23 '77-'86(7er)
E24 '76-'89(6er)
E26 '78-'81(M1)
E28 '81-'88(5er)
E30 '83-'91(3er)
E31 '93-'99(8er)
E32 '86-'94(7er)
E34 '88-'95(5er)
E36 '91-'99(3er)
E38 '94-'01(7er)
E39 '96-**(5er)
E46 '98-**(3er)
E52 '99-**(Z8)
E53 '00-**(X5)
E65 '02-**(7er)

03-16-2002, 02:12 AM
hey e30 with pinstripes, rare*th-up*

do you still have that car? maybe you could stick the 16" hartge's on it and do the 5 bolt conversion thing

-sorry if i'm a little off topic here.

03-16-2002, 03:38 AM
I live in S.Cali. I hate my pic stripes!!!!

Juve Deli
03-16-2002, 09:26 AM
ah cool... well if m-tech kit doesnt make your e30 look like an m3, why is it so popular?

'88 325e
03-16-2002, 11:44 AM
Just curious?

Juve Deli
03-16-2002, 07:54 PM
ah cool... so are there any body kits thay make your e30 look like an m3?

'88 325e
03-16-2002, 09:55 PM
Well you can get a front air dam off of an M3 but you would have to cut it and fabricate it to a non M3 air dam. And the fender flares would be a big PITA! So I would say you would be better off buying an M3 (thats if you can afford it if it breaks).

Juve Deli
03-17-2002, 12:22 AM
cool u got a kit 88' 325e? or planning to get one?

'88 325e
03-17-2002, 12:26 AM
I'm planning on the M-Tech soon! Or how about an AV3? *love*

'88 325e
03-17-2002, 12:37 AM
How much would the factory plastic kit cost? :eek:

ThE bRoWn GuY
03-17-2002, 06:36 AM
It's much, much, more than 1500 Canadian (for the plastic)... honestly.. imo its not worth the extra money! if i hit something, my bumper will crack, but its fiberglass so can be remolded... Another plus with the plastic is it is flexible..

03-17-2002, 09:17 PM
actually... its about 3k USD.. that'd be unpainted, but including all mounting brackers, nuts and bolts... etc. etc.. etc..

03-17-2002, 09:19 PM
you're better off getting a fiberglass replica for about 800-1000 and having it professionally installed.. it wont look as "great" as the original... but 3k? c'mon..

honestly.. the BMP kit is prolly the way to go..

bitch to install
not exactly cheap..
but sure beats 3k...:D

ThE bRoWn GuY
03-17-2002, 11:05 PM
And over here in Canada... 1500 to 2000 for the fiberglass!

03-19-2002, 11:07 AM
:( :( :( :( :( :(

At least you guys have more then one choice for a kit, I drive a e24 635, I'm limited to ugly 80's kits, Lets see, umm the ugly RD kit, the gross Koeing widebody (ferrari like sides, Brake ducks that go to no where), And a euro front end copy that is way to expensive.

SO it looks like yet again I have to do something custom...

03-19-2002, 11:41 AM
Did someone say M-Technic :)

Heres mine.




The copy kits are ok, if you buy the rear and the side skirts, but for the front, I would go with the original, it is bullet proof.... I have scraped mine so many times, due to it being low and it hasn't broken. The kit really is strong, my car jack collapsed the other day and ripped the kit off the car, if it had been a copy kit, then I'm sure it would have cracked instead of bending.

Juve Deli
03-19-2002, 01:34 PM
sweet car! now i see why m-techs are popular!

Juve Deli
03-19-2002, 08:47 PM
anyone know of a good place to buy the fake m-tech kit? like the fiberglass one?

03-20-2002, 01:14 AM
eurostyle has them...he does a good job ask him

Juve Deli
03-20-2002, 02:37 AM
eurostyle? is that like online place or some ontario place? i live on west coast of canada

ThE bRoWn GuY
03-20-2002, 12:31 PM
BC Autodesign

www.bcautodesign.ca (or .com)

ThE bRoWn GuY
03-20-2002, 12:36 PM
Usic, at least no one else will have the same thing!!!

Juve Deli
03-20-2002, 04:50 PM
sweet! thanks brwn guy!

03-20-2002, 07:41 PM
Tru...Darryl are you busy with school?

Haven't seen you at the shop lately.

I'm going to take my bumper/front spoiler apart this week.

03-20-2002, 09:54 PM
Are the bumpers different on the m-tech kit? Or are they the same as 89-91 (US spec) with just the spoiler and rear valance added?

Are the sides made up of 2 pieces or 4? ( In other words, can you run just the lower skirt and not the upper panels or is it all one piece?)

Can we order m-tech here in the USA as well? Anybody priced it out in USA?

Does anyone make reproduction e30 M3 flares? They look much nicer than BMP's flairs.

While I'm here....
How hard/expensive is it to change the e30 to five lug?
I've been looking at wheels and all the ones I like are always the damned 5 luggers.

Hey Neil, your car is a beauty! Been staring at the pictures for the last ten minutes and I'm green with envy!


03-21-2002, 01:35 AM
I want to fix up a 325i(s) 2 door.
I don't like the cost of fixin up the M3 motor.
Besides, the buy in on a M3 is a killer.

I've already decided to quite the Volvo project (today anyways) and fix up an e30.

If I were to want to fix up a M3, I'd have to sell 1 of my Porsches. Ain't gonna happen!

Seriously, I want to use M3 box flairs, bumpers, and wing without the extra rear window surround piece and trunk lid. It might be later down the road. M-tech kit at first would be cool until later.

Does anyone sell repro M3 flares? Carbon Fibre would be nice*th-up*

Have you ever seen that orange Jagermeister e30 with HUGE box flares?

Still dreamin*drunk* ,