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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-05-2004, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A couple days ago some a-hole in a Ford F 150 decided that he was going to reverse his truck into my hood. So now I am in the market for a new hood. I have already looked at original BMW hoods and after market hoods. The after- market hood costs about $150 less. So my question is this, Which hood should I go with? What would you guys do? So is there any differnce between an after-market hood and a Bmw Hood, besides the fact that one is made by BMW. Thanks
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aftermarket fiberglas, aftermarket metal?
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I'd get the original replacement. If you look under the hood, there are a few places where stuff gets really close to the underside, and I wouldn't be comfortable trusting that kind of proximity to critical engine parts to anyone but BMW.
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