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Old 02-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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M3 BUMPER question help PLEASE!

does anyone know how to install an m3 bumper to a e46 sedan? theres a metal thing on my oem stock bumper and im having problems transfering the metal bar cause the m3 bumper has nothing to hold on to the metal bar hope you can help me. yes i got it from umnitza theres no fkn instructions,ive been trying to call them all day but no ones answering their service number."devilishly good service" indeed
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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1st is my beloved sedan without a fckn bumper
2nd is my oem
3rd is the m3 bumper
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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good luck dude, I have the same exact bumper for the same exact car and could never get it to work. I probably called them 25 times in one week and they only picked up the phone 2 times and could not give any useful information.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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I got a question sorry if it doesn't help but will the m3 hood and bumper fit a 330ci coupe
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
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A) Need to remove the metal carrier
B) Need to remove the plastic holder form your old bumper
C) Need to glue the plastic holder to the new bumper
D) Then install the metal carrier
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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good luck dude, I have the same exact bumper for the same exact car and could never get it to work. I probably called them 25 times in one week and they only picked up the phone 2 times and could not give any useful information.
yeah man, i hope umnitza fire their customer service crew.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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I got a question sorry if it doesn't help but will the m3 hood and bumper fit a 330ci coupe
yeah i think so, they have a 330ci option
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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A) Need to remove the metal carrier
B) Need to remove the plastic holder form your old bumper
C) Need to glue the plastic holder to the new bumper
D) Then install the metal carrier
thanks man ! appriciate it!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:19 PM   #9
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problem not solved! :|
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:24 PM   #10
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I had the same issue. Pop rivets fixed everything.




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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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Help! Do sedan and coupe have the same m3 bumper fitment ?
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #12
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:16 PM   #13
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Hi everyone!!
I wanted to enquire, if the repositioning of the brake ducts is necessary? i got my m3 bumper on, but the brake ducts are the stock ones just like e46hellrot....
PLease do reply if anyone knows and also is it dangerous if i dont change them?
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #14
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where and how are you guys getting the bumpers painted and how much does it cost? EVAP, thanks, I have the same color 330xi (blue steel?) and was wondering what that bumper would like like on my car with that color... Look good.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #15
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My caris steel grey. I had the bumper painted at a friend's shop.

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Old 03-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #16
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Hi everyone!!
I wanted to enquire, if the repositioning of the brake ducts is necessary? i got my m3 bumper on, but the brake ducts are the stock ones just like e46hellrot....
PLease do reply if anyone knows and also is it dangerous if i dont change them?
no its not necessary do you have a sedan or a coupe?
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #17
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #18
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i have a sedan
then, nope you dont have to
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #19
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Hey guys, first i know im raising a post from the dead. But thats what search button is for right? Anyways, i dont post much but am thinking of doing the same conversion. Modbargains.com sells one for sedans. I have a 2002 facelift sedan so my question is.

@e46hellrot did you get it working? Hope so.

And to everyone, if i do eventually nab myself a m3 front that fits accordingly. What lips are available? I couldnt find much. Do they make different lips? Since its a m3rep? Or will any i find essentially fit? Im sure i can "make" it fit but wonder any issues you all may have had given this similar scenario. Thanks guys.

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #20
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I no longer have that plastic inner part on my stock nor my (Euro-spec) Mtech 2 bumper. That piece is built into the Mtech 2 bumper, i.e., not removable.
I went to the shop today to confirm what the shop was saying after I showed them link to remove the inner piece.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...57#post6672861

Is the only option then is to use some type of glue (Liquid Nails or Liquid Plastic) to secure the reinforcement bar to the bumper cover,
as Umnitza support have suggested?

If you use pop rivets, is it only securing the bottom part of the bumper cover to the plastic shield?

Thanks for your help.
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