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Autotechnica
01-25-2002, 01:51 AM
I had it installed about a week ago and I can't tell if its real or not, I know it is very similar to the stock one, but how can I tell if its real M3 stuff? The diffuser is aftermarket.

Bryan

http://www.bmwplanet.com/attachments/ACF531.JPG

Gamite
01-25-2002, 02:40 AM
what, you dont trust charlie?

theblue
01-25-2002, 11:15 AM
if you can't tell then is that not good enuf :idea:

Autotechnica
01-25-2002, 12:49 PM
Its not that I don't trust Charlie, its just that since it was an aftermarket lip Charlie might not even know himself if it was an M3 bumper or a stock bumper w/ an M3 lip. He even said himself that they are very similar. I just want to make 100% sure! :)

Bryan

Phantom
01-25-2002, 04:04 PM
Whatever it is you have on there, it looks really good.

M52_Alpina
01-25-2002, 08:59 PM
it doesn't look like the factory rear M3 bumper.. i think it is just a non_M rear bumper with an aftermarket M3 rear diffuser..

M52_Alpina
01-25-2002, 09:05 PM
anyways, it still looks great..

Autotechnica
01-26-2002, 12:48 AM
M52_Alpina,

just curious, exactly what makes it look like a non-M-Technic rear bumper? I personally cannot tell the difference so I was hoping you guys could. Thanks

Bryan

Mr seville
01-26-2002, 11:14 PM
good enough at least you have a bumper

Gamite
01-26-2002, 11:54 PM
Bryan, next time we goto charlie's house, we can compare the 2.

Autotechnica
01-27-2002, 01:13 AM
I"ll go do that..

djbeemer
01-27-2002, 09:17 AM
from here it looks like a stock NON M bumper with a aftermarket
diffuser.. the pic is too dark for me to tell theres only one way
to tell but i cant see in the pic very well cos its too dark.

take a day time pic and then i can tell you

Autotechnica
01-27-2002, 02:48 PM
And what is that one way of telling?

M52_Alpina
01-27-2002, 03:09 PM
MTRD:

http://www.hghtransitional.com/public/95M3/images/95M3rear.jpg

notice that the M bumper has an "extension" on each side of the bumper.. which your bumper lacks.. hope that helps :)

Autotechnica
01-27-2002, 05:37 PM
Is that a Sedan or Coupe? I think they are different. Also, nevermind I just parked beside an M3 today at the car wash and his bumper different than mine. I could see the his bumper was slightly wider and the top folded in more than mine did.

My final question, are the 2 door M3 rear bumpers the same as the 4 door M3 rear bumpers? Thanks guys!

Bryan

Autotechnica
01-27-2002, 05:58 PM
Here is my car:

Autotechnica
01-27-2002, 06:02 PM
Now here is the real deal :


http://www.bmwplanet.com/attachments/ACF5D1.jpg

djbeemer
01-27-2002, 09:10 PM
no your bumper is not an M bumper its a stock bumper with
an aftermarket m3 look a like diffuser :(

Autotechnica
01-28-2002, 01:08 AM
Thanks guys, well I'm going to see if I can swap it for a real one. Again thank you for all your help! :)

Mr seville
01-28-2002, 06:34 PM
good enough*th-up*