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Old 07-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #481
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if they're both coupes, will the interior door panels and rear seats from an m3 fit in my non-m? i can't think of a reason why they wouldn't, but want to make 100% sure before i go ahead.
Yes, all coupe interiors are interchangeable with each other. Sedans too.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:01 PM   #482
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:19 PM   #483
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Can I fabricate the hinges for ///M trunk to fit on a pre-face sedan?
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:40 AM   #484
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Possible to install M3 rear seats into a sedan with out any issues..? Looking to get a full M3 seat setup into the sedan.. I know fronts are plug and play but need to know about the rear.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #485
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Possible to install M3 rear seats into a sedan with out any issues..? Looking to get a full M3 seat setup into the sedan.. I know fronts are plug and play but need to know about the rear.
well the fronts aren't even "plug 'n play". they need some work, but can be fitted.
rears i don't see how, that would take a lot of work. coupe are like a bucket style bench rear. sedan aren't on the side as you slide in and out. also most sedans don't have the folding rears like coupes. likely your 323i does not. if you get it to work it would need some custom work and then it might not even look right or fit good. i'm not going to come out and say it's "Not Possible". but i will say highly unlikely. i'll let sedan owners who have tried be the final word.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #487
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well the fronts aren't even "plug 'n play". they need some work, but can be fitted.
rears i don't see how, that would take a lot of work. coupe are like a bucket style bench rear. sedan aren't on the side as you slide in and out. also most sedans don't have the folding rears like coupes. likely your 323i does not. if you get it to work it would need some custom work and then it might not even look right or fit good. i'm not going to come out and say it's "Not Possible". but i will say highly unlikely. i'll let sedan owners who have tried be the final word.
So anyone know what adjustments needs to be made to install the front seats..? Isn't it like something with the seatbelt..?
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I just put and m3 hood on my facelift coupe for fun why doesnt it work again because I can't find anything wrong with it??
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It will fit just fine, as I said there's just a small gap on the inner corners of the headlights, due to the shape of the hood. I saw a vorsteiner M3 hood on a white facelift convertible and the gaps were clear from every angle. Same thing would happen while putting a prefacelift sedan hood on a facelift sedan. Both the facelifted hoods have a little 'boser' thing going on. I'm sure your OEM M3 hood fits a little better than the vorsteiner I saw.
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To put coupe front seats in a sedan, all you need to do is swap the outer seat rails. The reason is, coupe seatbelts mount on the floor of the car, and sedan seatbelts mount to the side of the seat rails. So if you put a coupe seat in a sedan with stock rails, there's nowhere to mount the seatbelt.

The rear seats probably won't fit without some major work, they have a pretty different design. Coupe rear seats have side bolsters for the back piece too. The bottoms might fit, but I've never personally tried it.
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Can I fabricate the hinges for ///M trunk to fit on a pre-face sedan?
Nope, the shape is different, both in the swooping angles of the trunk and the general shape of the taillights.
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Hey this is my first post, but my friend just gave me his m3 exhaust and i really want to put it on my 330ci whats the best way to do it. Ive head mtch2 and oem? pros and cons? please.
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Hey this is my first post, but my friend just gave me his m3 exhaust and i really want to put it on my 330ci whats the best way to do it. Ive head mtch2 and oem? pros and cons? please.
Won't fit unless you change the boot floor to the M3. Or chop out the spare tyre well.
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How much might that cost? and as for the bumper whats the cheapest way to do it?
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How much might that cost? and as for the bumper whats the cheapest way to do it?
It's simply not worth it to put an OEM M3 exhaust on a non-M. You're better off running straight pipes back to 4 tips any day of the week. The M exhaust has some major clearance issues, the cheapest way to do it would be sloppily retrofitting an M3 bumper back there to fit around the exhaust, cutting out the spare tire well, and making it happen.

Just because you got it for free, doesn't mean you should put it on your car...
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Hi all
Im a new member and thought I would contribute a little to this thread, Im unsure if it is even looked at now.

For all those who were asking about what an M3 bumper looks like, un modded and fitted to standard coupe wings, here is mine.





I bought the car a few weeks ago with the bumper fitted. I had the wheels from a previous car and my M3 front wings should be here tomorrow.

I am planning on doing a full M3 Rep (minus the badges of course) I am looking for any links people may have to any project threads where the rear 1/4 are replaced. I have already watched the Japan Tuning vid and wont be doing there way.

Apologies if this link has already been posted, but it answers any question about anything M3 related on a sedan

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=578901

A must for anyone looking at a full on M3 conversion for their sedan, or just looking to add some M parts. Also a must for anyone interested in Epic builds, with a massive amount of photos and detail, and achieving an OEM build quality.

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Old 10-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #500
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Also forgot to add.
For all those talking about fitting an OEM M3 exhaust, I wouldnt bother with the hassle.

This is what you need



I paid 150 for this one ($220)

Any half decent shop should be able to make you one. I had a similar system on my old E39 528 Sport



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