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Old 05-30-2011, 03:37 AM   #1
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body kit help

I'm looking for a body kit for my 03 325i facelift sedan. I've searched some sponsors and they have body kits up to 2001? I cant seem to find some for an 03. Where is a good website to look for body kits? What kind of body kit would you recommend?
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:40 AM   #3
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I bought my front m3 replica from ddmtuning.com.
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The body kits are same for both pre face and facelift. When I installed my M3 bumper, i needed pre-face bumper brackets. I dont know if you would need the brackets for the M-tech 2.
The brackets are for like $~15 from the dealer.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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I'm looking for a body kit for my 03 325i facelift sedan. I've searched some sponsors and they have body kits up to 2001? I cant seem to find some for an 03. Where is a good website to look for body kits? What kind of body kit would you recommend?
u want racecar look LOLZ google body kitz man gud stuff ROFLZ N STUFF

Seriously? A BODY KIT? No. Just... No. ZHP bumpers are about all I would do on a facelift car.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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I have a CSL replica from Modbargains. There is not too many "bodykits" like there is for the japanese cars, none that look decent anyways. The m-tech I, m-tech II, M3 rep, and csl rep are about the only choices you have other than the stock one you have. Like rizwan said, you need to order prefacelift brackets to hold the new bumper cover on, usually. I just installed a M-tech II rear bumper and had to order prefacelift rear bumper brackets for it also. As far as sideskirts, I had GTR carbons, but they fitted horribly, I am just going to run some oem M3 sideskirts now.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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If you're seriously looking for some off-the-wall body kit that looks like it came straight from a "Fast and the Furious" movie, go to Body-Kitz.com. They'll be happy to sell you something you will regret buying.

Example...

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^ lol thats horrble, i bet the finish and fit is bad too. chinese garbage
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There are facelift sedan fitment bumpers

For the rear you have M-tech 2 or SRS
For the front you have M-tech 2 or M3.
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The body kits are same for both pre face and facelift. When I installed my M3 bumper, i needed pre-face bumper brackets. I dont know if you would need the brackets for the M-tech 2.
The brackets are for like $~15 from the dealer.
how would i know if i need the brackets or not?
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Where can I get some of these body kitz?




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is this a good price for this package for my sedan?

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/E46-Bumper-Package
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Seems like a good deal. Are they legit M-Tech or replicas? Nothing's more not fun than finding your expensive part doesn't fit. If it's legit, go for it. If not....maybe steer away unless you can find that others have had positive experiences.
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Seems like a good deal. Are they legit M-Tech or replicas? Nothing's more not fun than finding your expensive part doesn't fit. If it's legit, go for it. If not....maybe steer away unless you can find that others have had positive experiences.
The ones DDM are selling are reps, they seem to fit well enough however.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:11 PM   #17
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what about the side skirts, it comes with the m3 ones, would it look good with the m tech II bumpers? or should i just leave my stock side skirts on?
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A body kit is a front bumper, sides, and rear. Doesn't mean it has to be rice though, the term just usually is related to rice style kits. Most just say new bumpers on here.

The ZHP kit from DDM is used by a good amount of people on here. It is a replica so I'm sure there will be a little tweaking to get it to work. M3 sides look good with the ZHP bumpers.
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how would i know if i need the brackets or not?
I read in the description and it says nothing about the brackets. Just buy the bumper and if the brackets were required; get them from your dealer.
EDIT: or just call ddmtuning.com to make sure.
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