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Powerslide
02-04-2004, 09:48 PM
What is your opinion on this lip? I can potentially snag a really good deal on a painted lip like this - but im not sure if it looks good on the car? IE follows the lines. Ive seen it look good on a black e36, but im not sure how it would look on mine since its red. What do you all think?

http://www.mmstuning.com/shop/store/catalog/E36RTSPM3_bg.jpg

http://www.mmstuning.com/shop/store/catalog/rgr_m3splt.jpg

Here is a pic of the exact bumper from the car of the guy who is selling it =
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid101/pdabb3a982b67355ad7567808c25ca2d9/f9e065e2.jpg

My car is red, not sure how it would look?? Just give me opinions please!
Thanks!
:confused:

Jon@Bimmersport
02-04-2004, 10:02 PM
it'd look good...btw its a bumper, not lip

Justin e36
02-04-2004, 10:57 PM
e46 bumper looks good on e36... my ex-gf just mentioned to me once how it looks like a sleepy clown car smiling... (look at the yellow bimmer on top)... and since then that idea stuck in my head. stupid ex. grr...

in either case, it'd still look good... just make sure to get the Rieger side skirts which are lower than the m3 skirts. (the e46 bumper is lower, as u can see in the pics.)

///Milk
02-04-2004, 11:58 PM
in my eyes
it'll look good on a bimmer with a dark color

Justin e36
02-05-2004, 01:23 AM
true... it looks better on the blue bimmer opposed to the yellow.

BimmerBalla14
02-05-2004, 02:14 AM
..id have to disagree. i think the blue one makes it look to mexican-ish (no offense to any mexis lol) i dont think it looks good w/ convertibles, looks good on coupes/sedans, imo, itd look good in red

Soldo
02-05-2004, 02:40 AM
I like the look of the yellow one better, for some reason that looks like the M5 bumper (dunno if theres a difference, just compared to other E46 M3 bumpers i've seen this yellow one looks good!

But i agree in the fact that it doesn't flow well with the E36 bumper, but it CAN look good, depends on the rest of the work done to the car!

Jon@Bimmersport
02-05-2004, 02:50 AM
the blue one looks best...get a good body shop to put it in and paint it/prime it and it'll look sick

gsbadbmr
02-05-2004, 03:08 AM
I don't like it...at all. It doesn't belong on the e36 IMO.*thmbsdwn*

-gsbadbmr

AlpWhitE46
02-05-2004, 03:17 AM
I think it looks fine..i did this quickly..

Jon@Bimmersport
02-05-2004, 03:25 AM
that looks sick man...except for the diff colour moulding and the yellow stuff..lol

crazyvadim
02-05-2004, 05:00 AM
IMO,nothing beats the stock e36 M3 front bumper.....i love it

Powerslide
02-05-2004, 06:20 AM
thanks for all the replies!! im still deciding though.

Alezone
02-05-2004, 07:09 AM
I'd stick with the e36 M3 front. the e46's looks too "smooth" to the rest of the car.

notmpowered
02-05-2004, 05:25 PM
Go for it. If not that then check out the reiger infinity, the best kit for e36 imo

Eurostyle
02-05-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by notmpowered
Go for it. If not that then check out the reiger infinity, the best kit for e36 imo

I agree...the stock M3 bumper with infinity lip and the rest of the Infinity kit looks much better then the E46...

Powerslide
02-05-2004, 10:46 PM
Id love to get that kit above, that's my dream kit, but its pricey. I will be able to get the e36 for cheap and pre-painted. But if anyone knows someone who would trade it for the stock m3 kit or who has the m3 front for sale cheap, please do tell!

theblue
02-05-2004, 10:58 PM
I only like it on the convertable E36s for some reason...

Powerslide
02-06-2004, 01:41 AM
what do people think about this style?:
http://www.mmstuning.com/shop/store/catalog/E363FBSLRT_bg.jpg
http://www.mmstuning.com/shop/store/catalog/E363SFISRT_bg.jpg
it would look just like that red one on my car.

AlpWhitE46
02-06-2004, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Powerslide
what do people think about this style?:

it would look just like that red one on my car.

I don't really like it...to many lines going through at the bottom.

notmpowered
02-06-2004, 04:22 AM
I'd rock it if i couldnt afford the other choices. It looks better than stock.

AlpWhitE46
02-06-2004, 04:57 AM
For sure better than stock...actually looking at the red one, its a bit different, that one looks sick.

Powerslide
02-06-2004, 07:22 AM
you could even shave the bars that go across the red one, that way it would look almost exactly like the M3 kit, but smooth across the front.

Justin e36
02-06-2004, 10:48 AM
bars go across the red one because that's a stock E36 bumper.. (92-93 318/325?)... that's just the rieger lip and how it looks on both style e36 bumpers.. (the yellow with the lines, and the red)...

I think you can get "smooth/rounded" bumpers to look good on an e36 if done properly... like the Max Sport front end...
http://www.mcrallying.net/webimage/BMW/bmw_300_max_fb.gif

Justin e36
02-06-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Eurostyle
I agree...the stock M3 bumper with infinity lip and the rest of the Infinity kit looks much better then the E46...

that does look hot. can you lower the car with that lip on?

Eurostyle
02-07-2004, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by Powerslide
Id love to get that kit above, that's my dream kit, but its pricey. I will be able to get the e36 for cheap and pre-painted. But if anyone knows someone who would trade it for the stock m3 kit or who has the m3 front for sale cheap, please do tell!

Its not that expensive compared to other kits, you can get the orighinal M3 bumper for about $500 and the lip from $150 to $300.

Powerslide
02-09-2004, 07:49 AM
eurostyle, can you get those both?

Mystikal
02-09-2004, 06:09 PM
God, please leave the E46 M3 front end alone! It looks fugly on anything but the E46 body, it doesn't flow at all.

Luke-iS
02-11-2004, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
God, please leave the E46 M3 front end alone! It looks fugly on anything but the E46 body, it doesn't flow at all.

i agree,
The only front that looks good on an E36 is either stock(with lip) or M3!