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Old 10-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #21
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What are the difference between the oem and aftermarket? Isn't oem are wider compare to aftermarket made for non-m?
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:15 PM   #22
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What are the difference between the oem and aftermarket? Isn't oem are wider compare to aftermarket made for non-m?
OEM is wider, but the quality is unmatched by replicas. Replicas might be just as difficult to fit. You can use all kinds of aftermarket diffusers on the OEM bumper. If you do enough searching you can find an OEM bumper for way cheap.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #23
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OEM is wider, but the quality is unmatched by replicas. Replicas might be just as difficult to fit. You can use all kinds of aftermarket diffusers on the OEM bumper. If you do enough searching you can find an OEM bumper for way cheap.
If I get a oem rear bumper..will I just get it painted and I can install it myself? Is there any crazy modification required? Or just the brackets?

So buy a used oem m3 rear get it painted and I'll modify the brackets and install?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:05 PM   #24
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If I get a oem rear bumper..will I just get it painted and I can install it myself? Is there any crazy modification required? Or just the brackets?

So buy a used oem m3 rear get it painted and I'll modify the brackets and install?
buy the m3 rear. modify the two white plastic carriers so that the bumper can be pulled in more. also youll have to cut both screw off and and use self tapping screws in their place. there is a picture of all this stuff but I can't find it....

I feel like we are thread jacking... but those are the basic steps. its really easy. you just need a dremel, tools, time, and patients.
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its all good i am learning too lol picking up some important tips for my install
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:09 AM   #26
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Can someone point me the link of the official thread of the non-m m3 rear bumper..pls
Ive searched and no luck..
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:57 AM   #27
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its all good i am learning too lol picking up some important tips for my install
Well then let me help you and others out with my next post

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Can someone point me the link of the official thread of the non-m m3 rear bumper..pls
Ive searched and no luck..
For some reason when I reach the official thread it says I have "No Permission" to access it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:01 AM   #29
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how to fit the m3 rear on a non-m

To make the OEM m3 bumper work on a non-m car you must have the fallowing tools / items.
- OEM m3 bumper cover:

- Dremel
- 4 self-tapping screws
- Time, Patients, and someone to help you hold the bumper in place while your fitting it.
First remove your OEM coupe rear bumper. If the car is a pre-facelift coupe, then your bumper carriers will look like this:

Those carriers will have to be removed from the car and cut so that they can be pulled in more. The reason why the carriers need to be pulled in more is because the OEM m3 rear bumper is a few inches wider on each side compared to your stock bumper. Once you have cut both of the carriers, set them to the side.
They should be cut here:

Now you will have to use the dremel to cut the two screws on each side at their base. This needs to be done because the screws are now in the way and wonít allow the modified carriers to be pulled in like they need to be. Once all four of the screws have been cut at their base, it is now time to mount the bumper onto the car for a test fit, and also so you can figure out where the carriers need to be placed. This is where your second person comes into play. You and he/ she will need to push the bumper in place, and then use the clamps on the edges of the fenders to clamp the bumper cover in place. Now your friend will have to hold one side in place so you can position the carrier on the other side. Once you have the carrier in place try to mark it or remember where it was. Now pull the bumper of again and mount the carrier with one screw. Put the bumper back on. Slide the bumper on the one slider and clamp it. Take the bumper off, and by now you should know if you need to reposition the carrier or if itís in the right spot. Now put the second self-tapping screw in place. Now do the same thing for the opposite side. Once both carriers are in the correct spot mount the bumper. Make sure you clamp the bumper to the fenders on both sides.

Congratulations! Your m3 rear is now installed.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Link?
this is the link: http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=602163
and it doesn't allow us to use it btw...

Anyways...

I have found that if you enter this "diy e46 m3 rear bumper conversion" into google search and view the site as cached, then you can see the content of that thread.
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this project it alive again! i stopped cuase i didnt know some things, so now after alot of research i will proceed with the m3 rear
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First remove your OEM coupe rear bumper. If the car is a pre-facelift coupe, then your bumper carriers will look like this:

Those carriers will have to be removed from the car and cut so that they can be pulled in more. The reason why the carriers need to be pulled in more is because the OEM m3 rear bumper is a few inches wider on each side compared to your stock bumper. Once you have cut both of the carriers, set them to the side.
They should be cut here:


If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

you didn't use the bracket numbered 15 in the diagram?
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