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Old 10-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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DIY - E46 M3 Vorsteiner V-CSL Front Bumper Parts List for 03.5 - 06

Well, I recently purchased the Vorsteiner V-CSL front bumper with the single piece carbon fiber lip not realizing it wouldn't fit onto my 05 M3 carrier. I read slixx1320's DIY post about how to mount it to that.

However, I'd rather not drill into the bumper or mess with the stock Kevlar bumper carrier in order to get the best fitment. So with the help of Sean from Vivid Racing I was able to compile a list together of parts needed. Hopefully this helps with your install, even though I think Vorsteiner has stopped making V-CSL bumpers I have posted a table of parts and links to the diagrams. HOPE IT HELPS!

QuantityDescriptionPart NumberNotesDiagram Link
1Carrier51118195300Use this carrier instead of the light weight kevlar one which is part #51117893527
1Shock Absorber Front Left51118195301This should mount to the frame
1Shock Absorber Front Right51118195302This should mount to the frame
2ASA-Bolt51117007219Thise should mount through the shock absorbers into the bumper
1Windshield Cleaning Container61677895571Different windshield washer fluid tank
1Rubber Grommet61311369343 Goes below the "valve f" mentioned above
3Body Nuts07129904150Nuts for bumper mounting points
2Head Hex Screws07119916949Screws for the above nuts
1Flap, Towing Eye, Primed51112695252Covers the tow hook insert
1Clamp51127164686Hooks the tow hook cover to the bumper

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05 e46 M3 IR SMG CP
(PSS10, TMS Sways, TMS Camber Kit, DPE MT20, TMS Carbon Fiber Intake, TMS Power Pulleys, HPF Oil Cooler, V-CSL Front Bumper w/CF Lip, CF Fenders, GTR CF Hood, CSL CF Trunk Lid, CSL CF Diffuser, Remus Race Exhaust, 3M Carbon Fiber Roof Vinyl from Beyond Graffix)

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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So the VCSL bumper you picked up was it a V1 or V2? With the V2 bumper you have to convert your 05 set up to an 01-02 with all the above parts except the aluminum carrier PN#51118195300.

With the V1, you can go either way for the install due to no built in carrier but will have to glue the foam bar onto the bumper as they use suction cups instead of ASA bolts.

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