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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 07-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats the deal with your big bumpers??
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh, they're big.
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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u posted 3 threads... u coudla just do one.........


they are big because of a 5mph bumper law back then or something like that....

u have a couple of options

1) bumper tuck
2) euro bumpers conv
3) plastic bumper conv
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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US bumpers really suck... I don't know what regulations they follow but this is ugly ;(
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is that all you have to say? Really???

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Old 08-08-2004, 08:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I meant - If you can change them man, then go for it
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are you guys talking about the metal ones or the plasic ones on the 91 318is...
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Originally posted by Slvr E30iS@Aug 8 2004, 06:10 PM
are you guys talking about the metal ones or the plasic ones on the 91 318is...
See, for a while there was a bumper law about some 5mph impact bullshit or something which resulted in the ugly-ass "Diving boards" that got put on the early model e30's. They're huge chunks of aluminum that stick off each end of your bimmer like a sore thumb. I personally think they kind of look neat, retro-style. But alot of people think they aren't so hot. Ugly. Bad stuff. :-/
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Does the bumper thing have any connection to speedometers being 5 mph off?
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no man i doubt that, did u change ur rims or something like that? ride height? cuz that might affect it bro.
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No it's been 5 mph off ever since I've had the car. Someone said that BMW made it 5 mph to meet US standards or something in another thread, so I was just wondering if the speedometer being 5 mph has any connection to the 5 mph bumper thing.
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man i really dont know...there might be come calibration u can do for the speedo...ooo! it might be the electronic speedometer transmitter
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