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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 12-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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M3 bumper reinforcement

Just curious what years e46 m3 came with carbon fiber front and rear bumper reinforcements? I just picked up one from the auction that had a minor fender bender and was looking around for bumper supports, it seems some came with carbon fiber and some came with aluminum.

I assume the benefit of carbon fiber is lighter weight?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Pretty sure it was carbon or plastic. The carbon ones came on competition package models and (I think) all 2005+ models
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Oh okay so no aluminum. I was checking some out on eBay and it looked aluminum but I just glanced over. Was just looking into what they generally go for.
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Pretty sure it was carbon or plastic. The carbon ones came on competition package models and (I think) all 2005+ models
No. The carrier was changed to carbon fiber mid 2002.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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The 2001 was aluminum. It was switched some time in 2002 to carbon fiber.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Well there ya go !
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Mine is a early model 02 I guess. Oh well the aluminum ones are cheaper and the bumper shocks are in good shape so no need to switch to carbon fiber.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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Actually it isn't carbon fiber but kevlar... On 02+ MY. ZCP didn't get a special bumper.
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