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Old 09-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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'03 M3 OEM front bumper on '03 facelift E46 sedan?

Quick question: Will an original M3 OEM front bumper easily install on an '03 325i Touring (4 door sedan body)?

I was looking for an Mtech-II front bumper, but I came across a used M3 front bumper from the same model year... do I need any extra parts, brackets, welding (hope not!)?

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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I guess it doesnt fit since there is a sedan specific bumper.

where did you find the m3 bumper ? I'm looking for one myself.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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i got an E46 M3 original bumper, OEM not aftermarket. let me know 647-896-7625-647938-7307
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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I think the OEM M3 Bumper is wider than the sedan.

DIY: M3 front bumper retrofit for E46 Facelifted Sedans by adrian320

I've heard another approach to doing this, which involves no cutting. Perhaps the outcome is not as good, but maybe they bend the bumper into place.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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i got an E46 M3 original bumper, OEM not aftermarket. let me know 647-896-7625-647938-7307

is it the black bumper you have on the above pic? And how much are you asking for it? Please add a picture..
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:44 PM   #6
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it wont fit without a lot of work. been there, done that.
buy the replica.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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get an Mtech-2, off topic but were you the touring parked beside me @ bimmercruise?
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:02 AM   #8
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I think the OEM M3 Bumper is wider than the sedan.

DIY: M3 front bumper retrofit for E46 Facelifted Sedans by adrian320

I've heard another approach to doing this, which involves no cutting. Perhaps the outcome is not as good, but maybe they bend the bumper into place.
Outcome looks good but one hit on the side and all those putty will breakoff entirely. also when its too cold, it will start to crack. Simply put, he used too much of putty. Not a properway to build up.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
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A pretty useful link for questions of this type.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=426625
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