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Old 10-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #3261
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what do others think of an oem euro m3 front?

Not sure what splitter/spoiler I would use - but it would be something added on
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:07 AM   #3262
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i had the m3 CSL rep front bumper on for awhile.
the down side to that is i don't get fog lights and the quality of the material it was made from was crap compared to OEM.
but then again if it was an OEM m3 front it could look sexy !

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #3263
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I tried to get oem csl front bumper from dealership to repair my smashed car but it showed as not available so I went with aftermarket csl. Not sure how long I'll keep it. Might just go back to oem m3. Stu, with all the mods on your front end, doesnt m3 fit?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #3264
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Are you saying it does fit or no?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #3265
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here is a PS of M3 on my car

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #3266
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^Isn't a stock M3 front bumper wider than non-m's. So, wouldn't the fitment be off?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:14 AM   #3267
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my fenders are widened about 2" and my mtech ii bumper is stretched (both are)
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:20 AM   #3268
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my fenders are widened about 2" and my mtech ii bumper is stretched (both are)
I think that is how much wider the M3 is from the non-m, should be good to go.

Personally, m-tech 2 looks more aggressive on non-m E46's.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #3269
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For now I am not taking any action...I like that pic but I am not sure the M3 bumper fits well with facelift
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:39 AM   #3270
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With your widened fenders m3 and csl should fit fairly easily. Will post my csl pics next week when I get it back. Fwiw.....even though youve had that bumper for a while, .....it still looks perfect on your car
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:43 AM   #3271
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For now I am not taking any action...I like that pic but I am not sure the M3 bumper fits well with facelift
Also, the M3 front does not have the moldings but the doors of the wagon and the rear bumper does.. At least on the E46 M3 the rear bumper doesn't have the moldings.

Im partial to the M-tech front, a M3 front looks cool. But I like your zhp theme on the wagon. I think even no splitters would be sexy. The car is plenty low as is.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:49 AM   #3272
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Splitters for sure!!!

good call on the moldings...your rear bumper will have and front won't.

Find something else to mod Instead. Haha
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Well the E46 M3 front does have the "line" going through the front, and the door moldings are color matched on both Stuart's wagon and on OEM M3's.

I just find m-tech's to be a bit more unique, looks like a M3 bumper but with more aggressive splitters. M3 front seems classier.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #3274
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I am sure the M3 would require some kind of modification to fit Stuarts car properly (the way he would want it to fit). 'Stretching' the bumper by modifying only brackets etc is not the way to go.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #3275
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For now I am not taking any action...I like that pic but I am not sure the M3 bumper fits well with facelift
Here you go mate.

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^But thats a Euro M3 bumper on a M3coupe!

Still looks sick, awesome work. Facelift coupe headlights look kinda cool.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #3277
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I don't have a nice camera or have the eye for taking good pics with my phone...but here is a pic of my Alpine White Touring with full M tech II body kit, style 72s, and H&R cup kit with race springs.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #3278
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:44 PM   #3279
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not sure what happened, its fixed now
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #3280
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Here are more, the car is getting there....a little at a time!
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