E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,645
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Exclamation For all M3 bumper owners

I have an oem m3 bumper. I have holes for the license plate on the bumper, but dont have the screws for it so I mounted it on the grill with some metal wiring.

How did all of you mount the license plate on to the given holes. It honestly doesnt look like any screw would be able to used for the holes it has since it has no grooves.
I did have this in 1 of the holes. Im assuming this was for the screws. Any ideas on how I can mount the license plate on?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	lunapic_13345170578932_3.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	148.5 KB
ID:	446724  
zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 04-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
TRIPLE_O
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NORTHERN NJ / ROCHESTER NY
Posts: 167
My Ride: E46 Coupe
My sig doesn't have the plate mounted but I cannot remember which screws I used. I have a bucket of nuts, bolts, screws, etc in my garage that worked (after trying many). I would say go to home depot and grab a couple skinny and big screws until you find something that works. Good luck!
__________________



________________________________________
BMW Coding, PM Me For Details

3 Series Owners Manuals
http://www.bmwsections.com/docs/3series/

For Sale (Exterior Lights)
_________________________________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzaga707 View Post
My boyfriend left on vacation and left me his 95 328i for me to use while he is gone. He had 2 keys, I lost both of them this week...

..sincerely Jenny
TRIPLE_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
Alex323Ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach -Surf City USA
Posts: 17,519
My Ride: M3 & 323Ci (sold)
that's not an oem M3 bumper
__________________
OE CSL WHEELS - OE CSL BRAKES - OE AUTOFLD MIRRORS - CSL TRUNK - CSL DIFFUSER - AA TUNE - AA PULLEYS - AS 40% SSK - BILSTEIN PSS9s
CF CSL LIP - NAVI - BMWPERF CF STRUT BAR - BMW GROUP N MNTS - GRUPPE M CF INTAKE - SUPERSPRINT - UUC BRKLINES, TRANS, RTABs - H&R SWAYS - 4.10 M-SPORT DIFF
Alex323Ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,645
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex323Ci View Post
that's not an oem M3 bumper
How can you tell?


and TRIPLE_O, the holes doesnt even have any grooves for a screw to go in.
__________________
.:Eugene:.

I used to be an e46 owner. I love this one more.

zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,645
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
bump
zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #6
cantcm3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: pasadena
Posts: 22
My Ride: e46 m3
the hole is just a hole, find any screw that works and screw it in.
cantcm3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:58 PM   #7
TRIPLE_O
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NORTHERN NJ / ROCHESTER NY
Posts: 167
My Ride: E46 Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantcm3 View Post
the hole is just a hole, find any screw that works and screw it in.
Yep, this will do it
__________________



________________________________________
BMW Coding, PM Me For Details

3 Series Owners Manuals
http://www.bmwsections.com/docs/3series/

For Sale (Exterior Lights)
_________________________________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzaga707 View Post
My boyfriend left on vacation and left me his 95 328i for me to use while he is gone. He had 2 keys, I lost both of them this week...

..sincerely Jenny
TRIPLE_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
ddonnikE46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 50
My Ride: 2003 325ci TopazBlue
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
How can you tell?
To answer this question, you can tell because your car is not an M3. And that we can tell by the mirrors, the hood bulge missing, and the fenders not wide enough. Therefore, the OEM M3 bumper would not fit onto your car. Hence, it must be aftermarket.
ddonnikE46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #9
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 16,006
My Ride: MB3ci & z33 HR
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddonnikE46 View Post
To answer this question, you can tell because your car is not an M3. And that we can tell by the mirrors, the hood bulge missing, and the fenders not wide enough. Therefore, the OEM M3 bumper would not fit onto your car. Hence, it must be aftermarket.
I wouldnt say that. some fanatics have fitted OEM bumpers to their non-M cars. if you see some specific marks or lines on the bumper itself, then that is another story.
__________________

djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 03:53 AM   #10
Alex323Ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach -Surf City USA
Posts: 17,519
My Ride: M3 & 323Ci (sold)
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
How can you tell?
i can tell because oem M3 bumpers don't have those lame double holed mounting blocks in the front bumper (where the china made bumpers do). oem just use screws into the crease. if lucky it never has the front plate mounted and it's clean.
here is oem with plate removed and small holes where screws were in crease of bumper's leading edge
__________________
OE CSL WHEELS - OE CSL BRAKES - OE AUTOFLD MIRRORS - CSL TRUNK - CSL DIFFUSER - AA TUNE - AA PULLEYS - AS 40% SSK - BILSTEIN PSS9s
CF CSL LIP - NAVI - BMWPERF CF STRUT BAR - BMW GROUP N MNTS - GRUPPE M CF INTAKE - SUPERSPRINT - UUC BRKLINES, TRANS, RTABs - H&R SWAYS - 4.10 M-SPORT DIFF

Last edited by Alex323Ci; 04-16-2012 at 03:57 AM.
Alex323Ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use