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Old 03-07-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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DIY: Installed my M3 Lip

Ok,

I recently installed my stock lip on my M3 bumper. My pics are not that detailed, but I'll try to explain...

First off, open the file named "M3 Bumper". This is the diagram from realoem.com and shows all the pieces.

#23: Lip x 1
#14: "Front Screws" x 8
#25: "White Plastic Thing" x 8
#24: "Side Screws" x 4

The White Plastic Things are slipped into holes just under the front of your bumper. You slide them in and turn 90degrees to lock. Then you hold the lip up and screw through the holes in the lip into the White Plastic Things.

My bumper came with the proper holes along the front to accomodate the White Plastic Things (I think Premium Package M3 bumpers were holeless and are a pain because you have to drill your own holes).

The problem was that my holes weren't big enough to accomodate the White Plastic Things. So I had to carefully dremel the holes big enough to fit....

So what I did was:

1. Dremel holes a bit larger
2. Insert White Plastic Things and turn 90degrees
3. Line up the lip and mount the screws through the holes in the lip into the White Plastic things

Voila - it's installed!

Now there are just two screws on either side to do (haven't done this yet).

See attached pics for a better visual...

-Geoff
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File Type: jpg M3 Lip 3.jpg (77.0 KB, 97 views)
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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looks good.

I see your missing the nozel for your headlights also! I need one also. where can you get them.

oh yeah, the angel eyes look sick.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:27 AM   #4
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i dont think geoff's car came stock with the nozzles,the m3 bumpers have the holes on them right?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:18 AM   #5
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YES finally!! I hate the way M3 bumper's look w/o that lip.


now your car is hotness!
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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The new nose panel was installed on my car when I did the full M3 asthetics upgrade. I'm either going to buy the retrofit kit to make it work, or probably just plug the holes because the car won't be driven in the winter...

I also don't have angel eyes - thanks for rubbing it in

Thanks Gamite... Coming from you, that means alot!
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:05 PM   #7
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dayum, ur car is craaaazy!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:11 PM   #8
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haha.
From that angle it looks you do. (pic 6)

car looks good.
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:01 AM   #9
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....hmmmm. I guess I need a M3 Lip hardware pack to install the lip thats been on the shelf of my garage for the past couple of months. Anyone have the part number handy?

geoff@bmw: You've got the same winters on that I do! Style 6 I think. What color is your car?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:24 AM   #10
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^^^ Those are actually Mirek's wheels. He was awesome and let me use them for storing my car so that my wheels didn't get flat spots!

My car is Sparkling Graphite Metallic (A22) from '06 E46 Coupes and E90s.
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