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Old 02-16-2007, 12:23 AM   #81
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W ill an M3 drive shaft fit a 325ci? What about the rear diff?
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:25 AM   #82
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W ill an M3 drive shaft fit a 325ci? What about the rear diff?
rear diff = no
driveshaft = i don't know, but i doubt it because of the ///M-specific tranny and diff...
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:31 PM   #83
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Since a lot of threads pop up about fitting OEM M3 parts on Non-M cars, I figured we might as well have a thread that explains everything. This will be a list, hopefully including part numbers, of everything you'll need to fit OEM M3 parts on a Non-M.

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Mirrors:

Difficulty: 2/10 (coupe/vert), 4/10 (sedan/wagon)
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- Coupe: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...php?howto_id=6
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... Assembly: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=27
... Base Plate Modification: http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc..._Code=E46M3MIR
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RIGHT PRIMED EL.EXTER.HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893468 $232.13
LEFT PRIMED EL.EXTERIOR HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893597 $232.13
ACTUATOR LEFT 51167895273 $169.63
ACTUATOR RIGHT 51167895274 $169.63
MIRROR GLASS HEATED PLANE LEFT 51167157247 $46.59
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58
MIRROR GLASS HEATED CONVEX RIGHT 51167157244 $58.31
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58

On coupes and convertibles, they're a direct bolt on. For sedans and wagons, the bases have to be modified slightly.

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- M3 Replica Mirrors (M5-look) (available through sponsors)
- Hammann/Hagus (available through sponsors)
- AC-Schnitzer (available through sponsors)
- e36 M3-style (available on ebay)
- Hartge

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Doing the mirrors in the next few weeks on an '06 vert. Just wanted to add that you don't need to buy the actuators because they come included within the Right 51167893468 mirror and
LEFT 51167893597 mirror housings. So this saves about $340. If all goes well my total cost will be $520 shipped and painted.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #84
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imitation is the highest form of flattery.....
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:55 PM   #85
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imitation is the highest form of flattery.....
??? what're you trying to say?
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:56 PM   #86
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Doing the mirrors in the next few weeks on an '06 vert. Just wanted to add that you don't need to buy the actuators because they come included within the Right 51167893468 mirror and
LEFT 51167893597 mirror housings. So this saves about $340. If all goes well my total cost will be $520 shipped and painted.
FYI, the wiring won't work on an '06. Your mirrors have ribbon connectors while the M3 ones have pin connectors.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:56 PM   #87
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is that necessary


we could say you are trying to look like a CSL with your RG4's
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:46 PM   #88
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we could say you are trying to look like a CSL with your RG4's
lol is that what he meant? if that's the case,

there's absolutely nothing wrong with getting parts/stuff off of/from M3, as long as it's not badged as one (THEN it's crossing the line). Getting ///M logo stuff is IMHO also perfectly fine, as it means Motorsport - the heart and soul of BMW's M GmBH division -
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LOL...dont be an @$$, its a simple statement. When you take M parts and put them on a non M car, you're imitating the M... and like i said its the highest form of flattery.

FYI, RG4s may *look* like CSL/ZCP rims, however they are better made, lighter weight, more aggressive offsets, and allow wider tires. Am I "imitating" a CSL with my wheels, bootlid, and diffuser? You bet. Do I attempt to claim its a CSL? No way. I love the way the CSL looks and have had the pleasure of driving one while stationed in Europe. But they are ECE market only therefore all we can get is the parts.

you guys get your panties in a wad WAAY to easily. Almost like you've got a chip on your shoulder. YOU DONT. WE ALL DRIVE BMWs, and they're all the "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINES". So chill out.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #90
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LOL...dont be an @$$, its a simple statement. When you take M parts and put them on a non M car, you're imitating the M... and like i said its the highest form of flattery.

FYI, RG4s may *look* like CSL/ZCP rims, however they are better made, lighter weight, more aggressive offsets, and allow wider tires. Am I "imitating" a CSL with my wheels, bootlid, and diffuser? You bet. Do I attempt to claim its a CSL? No way. I love the way the CSL looks and have had the pleasure of driving one while stationed in Europe. But they are ECE market only therefore all we can get is the parts.

you guys get your panties in a wad WAAY to easily. Almost like you've got a chip on your shoulder. YOU DONT. WE ALL DRIVE BMWs, and they're all the "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINES". So chill out.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:45 PM   #91
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FYI, the wiring won't work on an '06. Your mirrors have ribbon connectors while the M3 ones have pin connectors.
Thanks for the heads up.
Was already made painfully aware of this from another e46er. Kinda blows. The ACS ones are about $899 for the pair, plus you have to paint em. So you are looking at about $1100 with shipping, painting, and install. Double what I expected.
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FYI, the wiring won't work on an '06. Your mirrors have ribbon connectors while the M3 ones have pin connectors.
Thanks for the heads up.
Was already made painfully aware of this from another e46er. Kinda blows. The ACS ones are about $899 for the pair, plus you have to paint em. So you are looking at about $1100 with shipping, painting, and install. Double what I expected.
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LOL...dont be an @$$, its a simple statement. When you take M parts and put them on a non M car, you're imitating the M... and like i said its the highest form of flattery.

FYI, RG4s may *look* like CSL/ZCP rims, however they are better made, lighter weight, more aggressive offsets, and allow wider tires. Am I "imitating" a CSL with my wheels, bootlid, and diffuser? You bet. Do I attempt to claim its a CSL? No way. I love the way the CSL looks and have had the pleasure of driving one while stationed in Europe. But they are ECE market only therefore all we can get is the parts.

you guys get your panties in a wad WAAY to easily. Almost like you've got a chip on your shoulder. YOU DONT. WE ALL DRIVE BMWs, and they're all the "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINES". So chill out.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:17 AM   #94
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Thanks for the heads up.
Was already made painfully aware of this from another e46er. Kinda blows. The ACS ones are about $899 for the pair, plus you have to paint em. So you are looking at about $1100 with shipping, painting, and install. Double what I expected.
you can always retrofit the motors/wiring into the OEM M3 mirrors. pm ''eBean'', he did it.
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Hood:

Difficulty: 4/10
DIY: Absolutely.
DOES NOT FIT SEDAN!
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HOOD 41617894223 $558.00

Minor fender modification is needed for 100% fit. Most people do this by simply spacing the fenders out by using washers.

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- Carbon Fiber (available from many aftermarket companies)
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Thanks for the heads up.
Was already made painfully aware of this from another e46er. Kinda blows. The ACS ones are about $899 for the pair, plus you have to paint em. So you are looking at about $1100 with shipping, painting, and install. Double what I expected.
The replica ones go for about $220 a pair. search member "pyrite", he got some and molded the emblem you didn't want out.

Not sure how those M3 mirrors can take the late model motors, the motor mounting is different as the motor/face is round and the stockers square. I still think E90 and Z4 mirrors are worth a look at. If you do buy the M3 ones, I'll buy the drivers motor off you(mine is wacky).
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does anyone have a DIY link for this? or more detailed instructions on fitment?
The hood fits OK without any modifications. The crack is just a bit tight towards the windshield and then there's about a 5mm gap towards the headlights. All you have to do is put the hood on and then make minor adjustments to the fenders if you want a 100% fit.
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The hood fits OK without any modifications. The crack is just a bit tight towards the windshield and then there's about a 5mm gap towards the headlights. All you have to do is put the hood on and then make minor adjustments to the fenders if you want a 100% fit.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:20 AM   #100
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How to Fit a M3 Rearbumper on 330Ci (2000) ?

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I know this rearbumper not fits without some modding.

Can anybody help me out to get this bumper fit my 330Ci?

Or maybe some DYI links etc...

Any help will be preciated.

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