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Old 09-19-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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m3 rear bumper on a non m3??? fast response please

i know the m3 rear is wider and all that fender rolling and blah blah but will it work other then that cause i jumped the gun and bought one from the dealership with my prices it wasnt to costly but if it wont work i could use the $400 back

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Old 09-19-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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freckin bump guys pleasssssssse!!!!111one
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:44 PM   #3
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dont think so...the m3 bumper will be too wide. If you do some cutting/fabricating, i'm sure you can do it. But i dont think you can just bolt it on and have it fit right
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i know about it being to wide where it meets the rear fenders i mean other then that...and thankyou for the response whenever i post something here no one ever responds???? maybe im still a newb so i get no respect?? but if this where about angel eyes there would be 500 responses i dont get it im on 3 other bmw websites that have people that really help but yet i keep comming back here?
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i know about it being to wide where it meets the rear fenders i mean other then that...and thankyou for the response whenever i post something here no one ever responds???? maybe im still a newb so i get no respect?? but if this where about angel eyes there would be 500 responses i dont get it im on 3 other bmw websites that have people that really help but yet i keep comming back here?

Im new too , and from my understanding it will fit with no promblem dont need to do any cutting on the the bumperskin itself just need to take an inch or so off the reinforcement that comes with the bumperskin ,and as for the sides you will just need to adjust the brackets .
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You should just get an Mtech2, It will look stupid if you don't have an m3 quad exhaust.
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i will have quad exhaust
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:37 AM   #8
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i will have quad exhaust
your quad most likely exits differently from the M3's quad.

M3 exhaust exits towards the center of the bumper and not the left and right sides.
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there is no definitive DIY on this forum as of yet. only a few ppl have done it, on the sedan the rear bumper needed bodywork for sure. on a coupe, not so sure about the width. i'm pretty sure it isn't a perfect fit since the m3 rear fenders are wider than the coupe fenders. you will probably have to add bodywork to the bumper or add spacers to the rear bumper mounts so it stretches the bumper a bit wider.

those are all assumptions and theories of course.
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if youre getting a quad and m3 rear you'll need to cut out your spare trunk and then raise your battery, well with $$$ you can do anything
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i understand wholey where the tips on an m3 are i own one as well , well my women does and blue cogar not to sound rude i know you know your stuff i've read your post so dont take offense to what im going to say you dont need to lose the spare tire well if your not using an m3 exhaust or one made for an m3... and for future reference the bumper will work it just sticks out a shitload so major fender rolling or wider fender add-ons are needed but i gave up on this and returned to bumper back to bmw and decided to go with the flossman kit wish me luck
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