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View Poll Results: Which bumper is 'better'?
M3 CSL Bumper w/ cf splitters 23 40.35%
OEM M3 Bumper w/ 1-piece cf splitter 34 59.65%
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Preference Poll: CSL Bumper or M3 Bumper

Thanks to Post-Winter NYC roads, my CSL front bumper is chipped, beaten, torn to crap. It needs more than a respray, it needs to be replaced.

I can't decide if I want the CSL bumper again (which I love! It is very unique), or the M3 bumper w/ a one-piece carbon fiber splitter. Although I always get questions inquiring why I have one fog light in my bumper, I may just go with the CSL bumper again.



Which do you prefer?



CSL Bumper (w/ the included cf splitters)










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I'm only considering M3 or CSL bumpers to go with the matching M3 hood, mirrors, and rest of car.



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Old 03-28-2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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HIGHLY depends on waht your car looks like now. Post pictures.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:17 AM   #3
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Go for the m3 bumper for the fog light option
i like how my hid fog lights blast's the ground.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:49 AM   #4
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yeah i like the fog lights, but also i like the CSL bumper because you dont see to many people around with that bumper on, or i dont atleast
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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i want that m3 bumper also, where were you going to buy it from?
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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HIGHLY depends on waht your car looks like now. Post pictures.


That's (one of) the only picture of my car I have now. 6 months ago, the first day of buying it. All that's been added cosmetically is window tint. From the back, I have an SRS rear bumper, and a CSL trunk. Also a gloss black viny-wrapped roof.

Notice the already deteriorating CSL bumper.



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i want that m3 bumper also, where were you going to buy it from?

My local BMW Indy shop, motorcepts.com, has M3 bumpers for $450 painted and installed. I may go that route if I can't find a comparable price on a CSL bumper.



Thanks all, for your help.

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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i want that m3 bumper also, where were you going to buy it from?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=bumpers
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #8
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got my m3 bumper from DDM Tunning fit well easy install
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #9
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thanks guys, deffinatley going to check out those links and sites!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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me personnaly i dont like splitters just the m3 front
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Not a fan of the CSL 95% of the time especially on non M's. I say go M3
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My local BMW Indy shop, motorcepts.com, has M3 bumpers for $450 painted and installed. I may go that route if I can't find a comparable price on a CSL bumper.


Thanks all, for your help.
That is a very good price considering it includes everything.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:43 AM   #13
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i like both however I don't think my car is aggressive enough for a csl front...therefore ima say m3
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i have the m3, mainly to still have the fog light function, allways good to have the extra light at night when travelling on the highway. But i do like the CSL bar, allways had a secret love affair with it.
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Ive had both, you can see in my sig when I had the M3 bumper, but I now have the CSL bumper and personally i like the CSL bumper. you could always get a one-piece splitter for the CSL too
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:10 AM   #16
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Hi anyone no where I can get the 1piece splitter for OEM bumper as pictured at top? Cant find one anywhere
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #17
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Hi anyone no where I can get the 1piece splitter for OEM bumper as pictured at top? Cant find one anywhere
I found this one

http://www.modbargains.com/Strassent...BMW-E46-M3.htm
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:16 AM   #18
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Thx mate
Attached is the one I am after tho if anyone knows where I can get it will post pics once fitted
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depends on how much you want to spend because the M3 with lip will cost you a little over 1k....
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