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Old 02-18-2013, 02:29 PM   #621
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I need a diy on how to put on m3 fenders and gtr hood
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #622
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I need a diy on how to put on m3 fenders and gtr hood
Direct bolt on if you have a coupe, and are using OEM M3 fenders and a GTR hood that's designed to fit on an M3.

1.) Unbolt fenders etc.
2.) Unbolt hood etc.
3.) Install is opposite of removal

Most GTR hoods don't fit well. I've only seen vorsteiner fit decently, lots of problems with warping and bowing on other cheaper hoods.

You'll want to get an OE M3 front bumper setup too, or figure out a way to make your non-M setup wider. It will be too narrow compared to the M3 fenders.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #623
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I got the bumper too justpop on
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #624
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I got the bumper too justpop on
Yeah it will, as long as you have the OE M3 carbon fiber reinforcement bar and all the rest of the little mounting stuff
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #625
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #626
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So can I use my 330 mount
You can, but you basically have to do fab work in order to make it work. We've talked about it multiple times in the past couple pages of this thread.

I would save the hassle and use the OEM M3 rebar that will be stronger and easier to work with, plus it's carbon fiber or carbon kevlar or something
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #627
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Also is that for the rear bumper also
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:11 AM   #628
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Also is that for the rear bumper also
Read the first post in this thread and ask that question again!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #629
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So know this is a M to non M thread but would it work the other way around too? Like non M aftermarket headlights for a 1999 e46 on a e46 m3?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:21 AM   #630
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So know this is a M to non M thread but would it work the other way around too? Like non M aftermarket headlights for a 1999 e46 on a e46 m3?
That question is better answered in a 'coupe headlight vs sedan headlight' thread, which there are plenty of. I may have mentioned that in this thread under 'headlights' too.

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OEM M3 HEADLIGHTS/FRONT CORNERS:
- DO NOT FIT SEDAN AS-IS (see below)
- Headlights and corners are totally interchangeable between all coupes and verts of the same generation and body style. Coupes are all the same until they were 'facelifted' with 1 piece lights in 2004 (maybe 2003.5?) The facelift for sedans happened in 2005 (2004.5?)
- Prefacelift coupe headlights can be fitted to sedan if the lenses and headlight trim pieces are swapped, and vice versa.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #631
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I recently installed an M3 hood on my 323 and am having some problems making minor adjustments. I've read the DIY's recommending to dremel the fender holes / mounting holes, cutting the rubber stop, and shave the sides, all which I have done. My problem is when I push the front of the fender in to lessen the gap, the other end near the firewall is impossible to pull out at all. I've tried different variations of which place I screw in and adjust first, but the other end wont budge in the opposite direction. So right now the front has a small gap while the rear has basically no gap. Can someone point me in the right direction? If I take my wheel off, is there another way to pull the rear of the fender out more?
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this is backwards I know, but is it possible to fit oem non-m front fender trim on oem m3 front fenders? would it be a direct replacement or are they different sizes?
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #633
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Based on these Vorshlag pictures it looks like a direct fit, but I just wanted some more opinions. Thanks.



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Old 03-03-2013, 12:44 AM   #634
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I didn't feel like this would be too difficult to answer, but really, no one?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:20 PM   #635
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Whats the model of your car? Where do you go to get the kit that you used to make your car look fire?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #636
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I didn't feel like this would be too difficult to answer, but really, no one?




You don't need this thread to obtain your answer.. Your "really, no one?" question offends me.

Vorshlag car has tons of custom work to those front fenders.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:19 AM   #637
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Ok. Well first off you have a very nice car, but I'm sure I've probably already stated that in a few of your threads from the past. I actually was going to go with the mtech 2 and arquay after seeing your car and koven's, but I decided to go a different route. Anyways, my comment wasn't directed specifically at user hi its me alec, but thanks for the reply. I realize you made this thread, but there are at least a few hundred members still active on this forum. So while you view my question as being directed specifically at you, it was just a question for the community as a whole.
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Do you know if a red interior out of a 03 m3 will fit into a 2000 323ci?
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Do you know if a red interior out of a 03 m3 will fit into a 2000 323ci?
Which shade of red?
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Which shade of red?
like the imola red interior or the orangish one. Cant recall the name for that color haha. But would any preface lift m3 interior like front and back seat, door and rear side cards fit onto a preface life coupe?
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