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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 02-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Suggestions on M3 style body parts?

Does anyone know any good websites to find m3 style body kits for the e46 sedan? I'd like to upgrade with back and front bumpers and side skirts, something along m3 styling so I can still maintain a stock look.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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Does anyone know any good websites to find m3 style body kits for the e46 sedan? I'd like to upgrade with back and front bumpers and side skirts, something along m3 styling so I can still maintain a stock look.

eBay and extreme dimensions are a great place to look.


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OR you can do OEM/Replica ZHP bumpers. That will keep you looking the most stock, because the rear would require a lot of modifications to get the actual M3 look.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:46 PM   #4
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OR you can do OEM/Replica ZHP bumpers. That will keep you looking the most stock, because the rear would require a lot of modifications to get the actual M3 look.
Any idea what website I could find those on?
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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Or, you could reinvest your money and instead of going for the look, make sure it's mechanically reliable. I'm sure you need something like belts, shocks, control arms, maybe a nice CCV or cooling system sort of stuff. Just saying.

You'll end up looking far worse if you get things not intended for your car that have to be fitted because they don't fit. Even a 1/4" off could look horrible...so be careful...and think about spending more time in the General Forum and reading about all the things that will go wrong with your car eventually...so just make sure you don't spend all your cash on aesthetics.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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I actually just had a bunch of mechanical work done to it about 3 weeks ago, so everything that needed replaced or repaired was done. The reason I'm looking into this now is because I was rear ended on Friday and instead of having my mechanic get the stock bumpers I could have him order the ZHP style for me. The car is mechanically sound.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #7
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DMAX speaks the truth, especially if your car is approaching 75k miles, or if it has eclipsed 100k miles. But if you really want the ZHP look, go to Modbargains, or one of the other forum sponsors.
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Khoalty's MTECH 2/ZHP bumper also gets good reviews, so you could check out them. OEM is obviously the most preferred, but that comes at a cost that isn't always worth it.
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I was about to post the link to Kohalty and ask if the mtech II was a hood product for front and rear bumpers. They look pretty close to a stock look. So you think that would be a good choice?
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I've heard good things from them. They may be cheap with prices, but the grills and painted reflectors i got from them for my 330ci were super nice, with great fitment.
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Awesome. I think I'm gonna go with the mtech II front and rear bumpers from loyalty website or modbargains they both have them. They have the stock look. I think id be happy with them
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #12
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Good luck. It's always nice to have an exterior refresh, and the Mtech II is such a good look.
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Why is everyone skipping over the quality aspect? Even if you are short on cash(in which case the last thing on your shopping list should be a body kit) you should not buy inferior, low quality, poor fitting bumpers for your car. Doing this would mean going from your excellent quality OEM BMW bumpers to cheap Chinese made knockoffs. Sounds great!

Don't get me wrong, I hate my stock bumpers, but I am waiting until I have some other things taken care of first and then I will buy brand new OEM ones.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:01 PM   #14
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Because not everyone NEEDS OEM everything. Not every replica is poor quality or fitment. You should know that vendors dont get to be that way by offering appallingly inferior products. To some, that 400$ premium for the never visible BMW stamping inside doesn't equate. A lot of people have very good luck with aftermarket parts, especially bumpers.
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You are new here so you aren't familiar but if you like I can start pulling up reviews of cheap bumpers. They aren't all they are cracked up to be. Good luck with your panel gaps , flimsy plastic, and constantly falling out fog lights.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #16
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I am not trying to get a bargain, I'm a nurse I sure as hell dont need a bargain. Ive seen good reviews for this product and it looks and sounds that its good quality. I don't know where to get actual BMW ZHP bumpers... but I have no problem buying aftermarket because I have in the past and have had no trouble, as long as its a good aftermarket product.
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"New" as in yes I haven't had an account. I've been browsing these forums for the better part of 5 years, so I'd hardly consider myself new to the forums. I've also had 4 different E46s. I understand that people prefer to be snooty, because we paupers won't pony up for OEM parts. There of plenty of fanatics that adore the quality of the products of non-OEM products. I can go find plenty of links that praise these items just as easily as I can find disappointed customers. The OP knows what they want. If you are looking for OEM parts, go to TURNER or Tischer. Marshmallow, quit being so conceited.
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I'm not being conceited. I'm saying something very logical. You want to take perfectly good, high quality parts off of your car and replace with cheap, low quality replacements? Great idea!

Also, want to know why I mentioned you being new? It has no relation to your join date but rather the fact that you can't differentiate between someone offering real advice and someone who thinks they own an expensive BMW.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:30 PM   #20
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So are you saying you wouldn't recommend the bumpers I'm looking at? I'm not new to aftermarket parts but I am new to them for the e46, which is why I made this thread. I don't want to make a mistake and waste my money on something ill regret, but from the research I've done the mtech II has gotten good reviews.
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