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Old 12-29-2006, 12:52 AM   #41
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It would benice if those who have done it chime in with some details or a pointer.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:19 AM   #42
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i have a set of 19" m3 rims the rears dont fit but i never checked the fronts. If i had 4 fronts would that work on a 2000 323ci?
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:20 AM   #43
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i have a set of 19" m3 rims the rears dont fit but i never checked the fronts. If i had 4 fronts would that work on a 2000 323ci?
Yes, if you had four fronts it would work 100%. The rears should work with a bit of fender rolling/cutting and new tires.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:38 PM   #44
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Actually there 18's and if anyone wants to trade for my rears let me know there in near mint and the tread is almost 90%
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:57 PM   #45
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Wouldn't you just need to use M3 hubs to get the carriers to work?
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:50 AM   #46
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i will soon be fitting an m3 clear 3rd brake light to my none m3 vert
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:42 PM   #47
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18" OEM M3 wheels wont fit (in the rear) on a '01 330 Vert without fender rolling cutting?
Why is this, the width, the offset?
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:35 AM   #48
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Hi mate, i will be doing the OEM M3 bumper mod.

Would like to know if the foam bit is needed from the M3 bumper or can i use the one on my 330?
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #49
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18" OEM M3 wheels wont fit (in the rear) on a '01 330 Vert without fender rolling cutting?
Why is this, the width, the offset?
It's all because of the offset.
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Hi mate, i will be doing the OEM M3 bumper mod.

Would like to know if the foam bit is needed from the M3 bumper or can i use the one on my 330?
You can use your current one but be aware that you'll have to cut it about eight inches on either side..
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You can use your current one but be aware that you'll have to cut it about eight inches on either side..
Oh cool! - i take it thats the top & bottom and not sides?

Just saves on money if i use my old one. An old hacksaw hopefully will do the trick.
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Oh cool! - i take it thats the top & bottom and not sides?

Just saves on money if i use my old one. An old hacksaw hopefully will do the trick.
Nope, it's off the sides. So, the bar will be horizontally shorter by 8in (20cm) on each side. The purpose of this is to allow the bumper to sit further back and stay flush with the fenders.
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Nope, it's off the sides. So, the bar will be horizontally shorter by 8in (20cm) on each side. The purpose of this is to allow the bumper to sit further back and stay flush with the fenders.
You are the man!!!!! Thanks again Bro!!!

So just to make sure i get things all ready, i have the following...

* OEM M3 Bumper
* OEM M3 Carbon Carrier
* My 330ci Bumper Foam

The old bolts are all ok to swap with ? If this is all ok, it sounds quote straight forward,.

nothing else will be needed i take it? just got to make sure the side clips are slightly bended inwards so it fits flush.
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Love to know a little more from those who have had experience fitting the m3 wheels to non m coupe ...I would like to... however I wouldn,t want 4 fronts all round no way as the rears are what makes it appearance wise ..thanks for all the other info guys DL[ATTACH] [/ATTACH]
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:11 PM   #55
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Love to know a little more from those who have had experience fitting the m3 wheels to non m coupe ...I would like to... however I wouldn,t want 4 fronts all round no way as the rears are what makes it appearance wise ..thanks for all the other info guys DL[ATTACH] [/ATTACH]
1.) Roll the fenders (you might have to even cut and pull them a bit if you want to have ZERO rubbing)
2.) Buy new rear tires (235 width should do it)
3.) Put them on
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this thread is sweet! i just bought an m3 bumper and black cf strass lip and m3 replica autofold mirors, cant wait to put it on!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:59 PM   #57
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Hey Alec, Thanks alot for this thread and to whoever stickied it. This is exactly what I'll need for my E46 (looking for a '99-01 E46 to try my hand at a primarily aesthetics based ride)

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Old 01-15-2007, 03:19 AM   #58
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Difficulty: 5/10
DIY: If you're looking to save money, then a DIY would be nice.
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The OEM M3 Fenders will fit on nicely, but will be wider than the stock coupe front bumper. An M3-fitment front will fit perfectly flush with these.
What exactly is meant by an "M3-fitment front"?

I have a 2001 330Ci Conv and I want the wider M3 fenders. I don't really want to go to the M3 bumper nor the M3 hood unless I absolutely have to. Any details on how I can made the M3 fenders fit on a non-M3 of my year?
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What exactly is meant by an "M3-fitment front"?

I have a 2001 330Ci Conv and I want the wider M3 fenders. I don't really want to go to the M3 bumper nor the M3 hood unless I absolutely have to. Any details on how I can made the M3 fenders fit on a non-M3 of my year?
Do you have lots of money?

IF YES: Take checkbook to nearest high priced body shop, tell them what you want, when complete, take pics, post here.

IF NO: No flare for you.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:12 PM   #60
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What exactly is meant by an "M3-fitment front"?
By that I mean a bumper that's made for an M3. (i.e. Vorsteiner CSL, OEM M3, etc.)
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