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Old 03-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #521
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First off let me know if you guys are meeting up this weekend. I would like to come see some of the stuff in the thread in person. Secondly has anyone here ever installed a vcsl or other csl rep bumper on an e46 m3?
i dont think it would be that hard to take the bumper of replace it with another bumper there are some diy on here for that . but do you know if it is lower than what you have now , is your car lowered . i would say it would have to be put on jack stands and taken off if your car is lowered . i am sure we can do let us know
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #522
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First off let me know if you guys are meeting up this weekend. I would like to come see some of the stuff in the thread in person. Secondly has anyone here ever installed a vcsl or other csl rep bumper on an e46 m3?
I'd be up for a meet for sure.

Regarding the rep bumber, I don't have first hand experience with the M3 but I don't think it will be much different/hard to install on your car. Did you already buy the bumper or are you still looking?
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:32 PM   #523
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Im still looking. I would like to get the vorsteiner one. There are a bunch of DIYs out there. The 2 best options are to either glue it to the foam (kevlar bar 02+ models) or buy $450 worth of parts from the 01' M3's front end. Im not sure I really want to glue it inplace but for the extra $450 and hassle... The car is not lowered so it shouldnt be too big of a hassle to get it off/on.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:45 PM   #524
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Im still looking. I would like to get the vorsteiner one. There are a bunch of DIYs out there. The 2 best options are to either glue it to the foam (kevlar bar 02+ models) or buy $450 worth of parts from the 01' M3's front end. Im not sure I really want to glue it inplace but for the extra $450 and hassle... The car is not lowered so it shouldnt be too big of a hassle to get it off/on.
to be honest with you i would buy the parts and do it right, just in case you decide to change your mind and go with something else you can always sell the parts with the after market bumper. if you do decide to glue it let me know i can get the glue you need to put it on .
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #525
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I'd be up for a meet for sure.

Regarding the rep bumber, I don't have first hand experience with the M3 but I don't think it will be much different/hard to install on your car. Did you already buy the bumper or are you still looking?
hey pat i will be installing my new wheel bearings on friday that darn tool cost 249.00 from bav i got new pads and rotors i will be puting on friday also . i am sure we can help him out to put on his new bumper when he gets it
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:04 PM   #526
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Im still looking. I would like to get the vorsteiner one. There are a bunch of DIYs out there. The 2 best options are to either glue it to the foam (kevlar bar 02+ models) or buy $450 worth of parts from the 01' M3's front end. Im not sure I really want to glue it inplace but for the extra $450 and hassle... The car is not lowered so it shouldnt be too big of a hassle to get it off/on.
Have you read any testimonies from folks that had it glued? As long as the glue is strong enough, you should have no problems.

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hey pat i will be installing my new wheel bearings on friday that darn tool cost 249.00 from bav i got new pads and rotors i will be puting on friday also . i am sure we can help him out to put on his new bumper when he gets it
That's cool. GL with that. Let me know if you need any help. It looks like it's getting warmer so I'll need your help getting the control arms and bushings installed. I still haven't found a shop that will press the powerflex bushing on to the housing...
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #527
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So where and when's the meet gonna be?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #528
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We haven't really singled out a place.... anyone have any ideas? Perhaps somewhere where there is something going on?
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:52 AM   #529
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We haven't really singled out a place.... anyone have any ideas? Perhaps somewhere where there is something going on?
you guy s want to do south county , st.charles
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I know the home show is goin on downtown.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:43 PM   #531
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Id be done for a meet most likely this weekend... Oh btw is it St. Patties day this weekend, or next, cause I think Im going to try and make it to Rolla for the festivities!
meet in Rolla!!!

I live here, a couple people could crash at my place if necessary... don't have a lot of space, but I have a loveseat and lots of floor
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^^ What's going down in ROLLA? I'm up for the road trip as long as I'm not on my own.
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^^ What's going down in ROLLA? I'm up for the road trip as long as I'm not on my own.
St. Paddy's Day is starting. Apparently it's kind of a big deal.

There's always bars and strip clubs, too
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #534
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Woah, that sounds good to me

Any other takers?
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:16 AM   #536
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Nah. I might be able to squeeze in something local, but I'd bow out on the roadtrip.
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st louis is always an option, too if anybody wants to get together there. I'd rather not just hang out for an hour parking lot meet if I'm going all the way there, though
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st louis is always an option, too if anybody wants to get together there. I'd rather not just hang out for an hour parking lot meet if I'm going all the way there, though
well we can meet at hooter again in south county or wing stop in st.charles or
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #539
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hey st.louis fanatics i just bought the rear wheel bearing tool if you need to replace your bearings i will be willing to rent it out so let me know
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I think every pregnant woman in Rolla just sat down next to me here at panera. Plus they're letting their kids run around, yelling and screaming, no control whatsoever.

I feel like starting a microwave on high and opening the door
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