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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #581
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Simple parts like M3 hood and mirrors give a more aggressive look, nobody wants to see M3 badges on a non M
And they shouldnt try to make there car look like a M3 as well...Just saying
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #582
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What in the hell happened? I looked everywhere and now this topic is back up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #583
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What in the hell happened? I looked everywhere and now this topic is back up.
It got re-stickied because the people get what they want ^_^
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:20 AM   #584
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:25 AM   #585
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #586
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Subscribed! A lot of good info in here
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:36 PM   #587
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Need some expert advice about aftermarket replica m3 front bumper and i wanted to install on my 2004 BMW 330i but it seems to long in length and doesn't fit. Do u know whether I need any hinges or bolts to complete this change.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #588
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Need some expert advice about aftermarket replica m3 front bumper and i wanted to install on my 2004 BMW 330i but it seems to long in length and doesn't fit. Do u know whether I need any hinges or bolts to complete this change.
yeah here's some expert advice: don't. that's tacky unless you're doing a full OE M conversion (that's including the engine)
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #589
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Need some expert advice about aftermarket replica m3 front bumper and i wanted to install on my 2004 BMW 330i but it seems to long in length and doesn't fit. Do u know whether I need any hinges or bolts to complete this change.
Hinges or bolts? haha

It looks like you have a facelift (2002+) 330, meaning your car has the updated hood, bumpers and lights. Most replica bumpers are made for prefacelift (1999-2001) cars, so all you have to do is install the prefacelift front bumper brackets to make it compatible.

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edit: to be more specific, these are the mounting brackets that the bumper slides into. Below the front corner lights.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #590
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #591
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So an OEM m3 muffler will fit on a 330ci without having to cut out the spare tire. And will fit on an m3 replica bumper from umnitza
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So an OEM m3 muffler will fit on a 330ci without having to cut out the spare tire. And will fit on an m3 replica bumper from umnitza?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #593
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So an OEM m3 muffler will fit on a 330ci without having to cut out the spare tire. And will fit on an m3 replica bumper from umnitza?
Absolutely not. You can only fit an m3 rear muffler if you cut out the spare tire well.
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So an OEM m3 muffler will fit on a 330ci without having to cut out the spare tire. And will fit on an m3 replica bumper from umnitza?
not a chance. M3 muffler is very large and takes much of the room where the non-M spare tire sits.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #595
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So an OEM m3 muffler will fit on a 330ci without having to cut out the spare tire. And will fit on an m3 replica bumper from umnitza?
LOL you wish bro
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Is putting m3 fenders on a non m "acceptable"?
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Is putting m3 fenders on a non m "acceptable"?
Not sure why you'd want to unless you're doing all 4 fenders, but no, probably not acceptable.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #598
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I saw an e46 coupe with m3 fenders with the grill cut outs filled in and it looked really good. I was just wondering if having the grills on the frenders is as bad as badging it an m3. I've heard different things and was just trying to get different opinion on it
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I saw an e46 coupe with m3 fenders with the grill cut outs filled in and it looked really good. I was just wondering if having the grills on the frenders is as bad as badging it an m3. I've heard different things and was just trying to get different opinion on it
I've seen it done well plenty of times, my personal favorite was Mike Benvo's old white 330ci. It's fine as long as the M3 badge is taken off, but IMO the rear fender flares are already too small when compared to the stock non-M front fenders. So, making the front fenders even bigger makes that quite a bit more noticeable and I don't like it.
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I saw an e46 coupe with m3 fenders with the grill cut outs filled in and it looked really good. I was just wondering if having the grills on the frenders is as bad as badging it an m3. I've heard different things and was just trying to get different opinion on it
I saw a blue coupe yesterday in Lady Lake Florida. Dumped front suspension, wide rear tires, no muffler, and the requisite, "M" emblem. Thought to myself: Poser.
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