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Old 01-04-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Looking for details on 86 325es fog lights

I have an 85 325e with an 86 es bumper. I have a few questions. First off is this the same bumper as the 325is?

Second, I want to install the OEM or lights VERY close to the dimension of OEM for this bumper. The opening on the bumper is 8" x 3.5 - 3.75" and there are few aftermarket units that will fill that opening.

I am also curious about the mounting brackets used in the OEM application of this? If anybody can find me details that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

My bumper:

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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I believe just the standard Bosch fog lights were the correct fogs
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Here are the fogs, and I found a guy with a few sets for sale.

(these are new)



Dave> I know you're gonna chime in here. You were right, the bumper is indeed an "IS" bumper. The "ES" bumper (like the picture below) does not have the two extra holes in the bottom middle. Crazy! Something else, if you google E30 "is" I have not seen a single picture of this bumper on any car other than the above. Very unique indeed.

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The 2 holes in the is one are for the oil cooler the es didn't have.

I was waiting to see if anyone else chimed in too be honest, but no one seems to really care about these anymore as people just swap bumpers now

In good condition though these things pop up on ebay for 200-300 bucks. As far as I know I have only ever seen one replica (eurostyle had one) but those have long vanished also.

The oem mounting you need long discontinued brackets, and this crazy bar, I might have them kicking around somewhere as I tried to assemble everything I needed at one point.
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The 2 holes in the is one are for the oil cooler the es didn't have.

I was waiting to see if anyone else chimed in too be honest, but no one seems to really care about these anymore as people just swap bumpers now

In good condition though these things pop up on ebay for 200-300 bucks. As far as I know I have only ever seen one replica (eurostyle had one) but those have long vanished also.

The oem mounting you need long discontinued brackets, and this crazy bar, I might have them kicking around somewhere as I tried to assemble everything I needed at one point.
Thanks Dave. Whatever you can find will be great! I've found a set of OEM fogs for this bumper for $75. They use little clips that hold it to the spoiler so the bumper bar may come in handy to support the weight.

Since I replaced the motor mounts there is a vicious vibration over 60 kms. No doubt I hurt the rubber driveshaft coupling and/or the support bearing. I've got both coming as well as two new trans mounts. Get to try out my new air compressor I got for Christmas! (when my broken foot heals).

The new interior (and Recaro seat) is at the details being shampooed as we speak. Your car is being well loved!
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