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Old 01-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #514
nedined
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Charleston, WV
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My Ride: 04 330Xi & 06 ML350
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Front Bumper:

Difficulty: 4/10
DIY: Maybe.
Installation:
- Coupe: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=40
- Sedan: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=41
Part Numbers:
- Re-Bar: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...29&hg=51&fg=15
- Bumper: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...81&hg=51&fg=15

This will fit on okay, but will need some tinkering to fit flush with the stock non-m fenders. Without modification, the bumper sits about an inch and a half forward and the sides flare out an inch or so; on a sedan, it's a slightly bigger gap. To fix this, some people opt for the OEM CF reinforcement bar and stretch the sides in a little bit, while others simply shave down the stock bar to allow the bumper to sit farther back.

Safe Alternatives:
- OEM Mtech2 front bumper (available at your local BMW dealership)
- M3/ CSL replica bumper (available through many of the sponsors here at e46)

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Can you please look at this thread and let me know if the M3 bumper there will fit the 330Xi I have.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...1#post12730973

Thanks
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