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Old 09-25-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Bmw E36 M3 Bumper- Where to buy?

I love the look of the E36 with a M3 bumper. Being in Canada, shipping these bumpers can be crazy expensive. I wanted to know Where you guys got your bumpers or could suggest a place that sells some. I've done my research and this is what I have so far. I'm looking for an M3 bumper that doesn't have to be OEM but has good fitment and great value.

1-DDM
They have the bumper for sale and I've heard relatively good things about it but they won't ship it to Canada. I tried to have it shipped to UPS store in Ogdensburg NY but they won't allow the transaction as the shipping info does not match my Credit card Info. + they are on back order till the 23 of September (Should have some soon i guess)
http://www.ddmtuning.com/product.php?II=73

2-Bav Auto
Clearly good quality but Might need to sell my kidney for one
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

3-Khoalty
Looks like nearly the same has the DDM one but they will ship to Canada but I put the shipping for Canada an it come up 1000$ for shipping. Its says to call tho.
http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e36/exter...nt-bumper.html

4-Random Ebay seller
They seem sorta generic and i'm not sure what to expect on quality or fitment. Prices are okay tho.

5-Group buy
If anyone here has the same problem and wants to do a group buy to save on shipping and save a few dollars, let me know.

If anyone has other options locally or a place willing to ship here in Canada (Ottawa) please let me know as i've ran into many dead ends.
Thanks
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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maybe not the best on the market but found this
http://www.bodykits.com/BMW/3-Series.../Front-Bumper/
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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Try www.exremeparts.ca on Steeles in Toronto. I picked up a set of blacked out grills from them and I'm more than happy. They actually fit better than my OEM ones and were pretty cheap to boot! As for bumpers, I think they have both fibreglass and poly ones. Don't get the glass ones since they generally crack rather than flexing under impact.

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Old 09-25-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Try www.exremeparts.ca on Steeles in Toronto. I picked up a set of blacked out grills from them and I'm more than happy. They actually fit better than my OEM ones and were pretty cheap to boot! As for bumpers, I think they have both fibreglass and poly ones. Don't get the glass ones since they generally crack rather than flexing under impact.
I picked up one off this guy. Fits perfectly and looks great. Had it painted for a case of beer. Good deal if u ask me.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:58 PM   #5
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I picked up one off this guy. Fits perfectly and looks great. Had it painted for a case of beer. Good deal if u ask me.
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A friend just bought one off this guy over the summer. Looks and fits perfect.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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lol that guys making 100$ off you! and he's too lazy to take his own pics!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-E36-M3-FR...#ht_1172wt_908
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:02 AM   #7
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lol that guys making 100$ off you! and he's too lazy to take his own pics!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-E36-M3-FR...#ht_1172wt_908
Lol look at the shipping cost plus the cost of the bumper. In this case theres no duty fee's nor did i have to wait a month for it to show up sometime. You save money buying it from extream.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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ok if you dont know about post box services like the ups store and such then I guess buying from extreme is fine.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:00 PM   #9
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ok if you dont know about post box services like the ups store and such then I guess buying from extreme is fine.
After tax, and shipping, your saving no more then $20 at best by my calculations. Thats only if you somehow avoid all import fees and brokerage.

So why dont you fill us in...

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Old 09-26-2011, 11:19 PM   #10
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Have them send it to
your name
Unit ZZ
your nearest American UPS store

drive down pick it up pay the ups store 5$

customs asks what you've got... you say car parts for 100$

they let you go no problem.

But since most of you are from toronto it would have to be a special trip i guess, but if you order a number of parts it very worth the drive.

maybe I should undercut extreme by 40$
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #11
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Plus 50 bucks in gas. Another 20-30 on food. A full day trip to get a bumper...
I'd spend the extra bit of money to pick it up locally. Lol
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:45 AM   #12
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For a bumper, thats way too much work. I would just pay the extra $40..

However, this would have really been good to know about 2 months ago, when I ordered 2k worth of stuff from Turner, and got raped for nearly $400 at the border...
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #13
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For a bumper, thats way too much work. I would just pay the extra $40..

However, this would have really been good to know about 2 months ago, when I ordered 2k worth of stuff from Turner, and got raped for nearly $400 at the border...
ya I usually order all at once and make a day of it. honestly I've probably saved thousands on shipping and duties by just going to the states myself. UPS and FedEX are friggin rapists when it comes to shipping from the USA.
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