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Old 05-09-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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bumper question

Does anyone know if an M3 front bumper OEM from an e46 2003 fit on an E46 2001 sedan 4dr ?
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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no, it doesn't
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:16 AM   #3
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Not directly since the m3 has wider fenders but it can be done. You'll have to modify it. A lot of people have it done and have some DIY's up and you should be able to find them on e46fanatics.com
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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Yea, HIM is right.

But instead of getting the OEM M3 bumper and do extensive modifications to have it to fit right/flawlessly, you should just get the replica sedan M3 bumper that are made from plastics, ive seen them and they actually look pretty good. Cause getting the OEM M3 bumper (2001 and up), you will also need to get a new re-bar, the Carbon Fiber ones, u can't use your stock re-bar. So that'll cost u even more money. Do your research on this.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:15 PM   #5
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some guy on e46fanatics, his sig has a pic of his car with the e46 M3 OEM bumper and it says he fit it on without any modifications, so it seems like it can be done
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:46 PM   #6
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some guy on e46fanatics, his sig has a pic of his car with the e46 M3 OEM bumper and it says he fit it on without any modifications, so it seems like it can be done
True say, but the fitment is NOT going to be perfect, if ure really anal about your car, ull notice the lines won't match up, and it would bulge on some locations.
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yup fitament will NOT be perfect, however take it into a trusted bodyshop and it will be near perfect with the right guys working on it

in the end it's just cheaper, and better fitting to get a aftermarket bumper of somekind
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Yea, Grand Tuningwerks sells aftermarket m3 bumpers with really good fitment http://www.gtuningwerks.com/feature03.html
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Yea, Grand Tuningwerks sells aftermarket m3 bumpers with really good fitment http://www.gtuningwerks.com/feature03.html
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and I think someone local also carries these bumpers.. pm 320i/Shimajer for some info. He's got it on his e46.
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and I think someone local also carries these bumpers.. pm 320i/Shimajer for some info. He's got it on his e46.
Man, your car is awsome... I gotta check it out sometime. What rims do you have on it now??

edit: nevermind, I see you have rial rims from your sig, they originally made porsche rims right?
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Man, your car is awsome... I gotta check it out sometime. What rims do you have on it now??

edit: nevermind, I see you have rial rims from your sig, they originally made porsche rims right?
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True say, but the fitment is NOT going to be perfect, if ure really anal about your car, ull notice the lines won't match up, and it would bulge on some locations.
I've seen some of the replica bumpers line up awful as well. It's like a game of chance with those, either you luck out or you don't.
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