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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 12-02-2014, 10:01 AM   #1
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1M Style Bumper by Duraflex

Ordered this bumper off CarID, made by duraflex. Saw a post up somewhere on these a while ago, but no one had any pics. (Except for one guy who actually used 1M and M3 bumpers to make his) I included one pic of the old bumper for comparison. My main reason for changing bumpers was because the old bumper was chipped (bottom left in pic) from previous owner.

Pros- It fits, I got a discount for past military service, looks great (IMO, you're welcome to your own), and seems a lot more flexible/durable than regular fiberglass parts

Cons- The body shop had to cut the air ducts for my brakes and it doesn't look so nice (doesn't line up at all, I'm going to look into having something made to cover this up), the surface of the bumper above the grille wasn't smooth in places so the shop had to sand it so it wouldn't be noticeable once the paint was applied.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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Like the 1M, I feel like it is missing something. I'd love to see a lip on it before passing judgement.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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I'd love to put a lip on it, but I'm not sure where to start really. Mostly because it's an aftermarket bumper and I don't think there are any specific lips built for it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
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The giant gaps under the headlights kill it for me, also cant imagine the mess its going to create in your engine bay. Other than that it looks great. A lip would be awesome!

This is the first time I have seen this bumper painted and fitted and not just a fake Photoshopped photo. So kudos for that!
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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Like the 1M, I feel like it is missing something. I'd love to see a lip on it before passing judgement.
Exactly what he said.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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Interesting, but unfortunately I don't think it flows. The M3 is bulbous and curvy, but that bumper isn't.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:38 PM   #7
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Looks M4ish to me.
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
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I'd love to put a lip on it, but I'm not sure where to start really. Mostly because it's an aftermarket bumper and I don't think there are any specific lips built for it.
I bet the mould is just a 1M bumper grafted onto a M3 bumper. Hopefully the 1M lips will fit...
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:39 PM   #9
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Not my cup of tea, sorry.
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Looks M4ish to me.
All of the new ///M cars have very similar front bumpers, but this one is definitely a lot closer to 1M than any of the other ones
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I bet the mould is just a 1M bumper grafted onto a M3 bumper. Hopefully the 1M lips will fit...
Yea that would be nice. Do you know any way of finding out, besides purchasing one and test fitting it.
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the gaps under the headlight kill it. The bumper style is nice but looks way more aggressive then the rest of the car.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:41 PM   #13
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the gaps under the headlight kill it. The bumper style is nice but looks way more aggressive then the rest of the car.
+1. That fitment is pretty bad. However, if you were able to get rid of that gap and add a lip, it has the potential to look awesome.
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eh..... does not flow with the rest of the car. But kudos on doing something different.
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the gaps under the headlight kill it.
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Yea that would be nice. Do you know any way of finding out, besides purchasing one and test fitting it.
Find one and measure, or ask on the 1M forums for someone to measure theirs.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:58 AM   #17
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eh..... does not flow with the rest of the car. But kudos on doing something different.
Id have to agree, not a fan, but its your car end of the day, do what u like!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #18
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I like the look of the bumper, love the look of your car... Just not together.

That bumper looks out of place on that model M3. I love the originality though! If you can fix the spaces under the headlights it would be a bit better!

Post anything else you do please, I like your ideas.
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Find one and measure, or ask on the 1M forums for someone to measure theirs.
Great idea, thanks for the help dude.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #20
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Seems like most opinions are split, with most people leaning away because of the headlight gap and lack of a lip. I'm going to look in to finding a shop that does better custom work to resolve that problem and help me out with the lip. I went where I did out of recommendation, but I can't say I left 100% pleased .. oh well you live and you learn.
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