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hinds90 12-06-2012 07:27 AM

M3 bumper reinforcement
 
Just curious what years e46 m3 came with carbon fiber front and rear bumper reinforcements? I just picked up one from the auction that had a minor fender bender and was looking around for bumper supports, it seems some came with carbon fiber and some came with aluminum.

I assume the benefit of carbon fiber is lighter weight?

scca_ziptie 12-06-2012 10:54 AM

Pretty sure it was carbon or plastic. The carbon ones came on competition package models and (I think) all 2005+ models

hinds90 12-06-2012 11:06 AM

Oh okay so no aluminum. I was checking some out on eBay and it looked aluminum but I just glanced over. Was just looking into what they generally go for.

choxor 12-06-2012 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scca_ziptie (Post 14956446)
Pretty sure it was carbon or plastic. The carbon ones came on competition package models and (I think) all 2005+ models

No. The carrier was changed to carbon fiber mid 2002.

DSilk56 12-06-2012 12:13 PM

The 2001 was aluminum. It was switched some time in 2002 to carbon fiber.

scca_ziptie 12-06-2012 12:52 PM

Well there ya go !

hinds90 12-06-2012 01:18 PM

Thanks guys. Mine is a early model 02 I guess. Oh well the aluminum ones are cheaper and the bumper shocks are in good shape so no need to switch to carbon fiber.

mooninite 12-06-2012 03:03 PM

Actually it isn't carbon fiber but kevlar... On 02+ MY. ZCP didn't get a special bumper.


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