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Old 12-15-2003, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think is the best looking bumper you can install on your E36?

I have seen some very nice stuff like the E46 lookalikes (you talked about it in an older discussion):



$725 for the part. Do you know how much it would cost to install at $75 per hour or is it DIY?

Do you have other pics / suggestions?

Also, can you install a front bumper only? or do you have to upgrade other parts to make it match.
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Old 12-15-2003, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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best looking one? IMO is the Mtech front with nearly any combination of lip or add on piece (ie- dtm splitters, etc)
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Old 12-15-2003, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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personally...im just going to get a stock m3 front bumper and add a lip to it...everything else is too played out...plus i need it for my sleeper effect full m3 kit with 320 badge
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this one is my personal fav. It changes it but not drastically...
And its not 5million $'s

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Old 12-15-2003, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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best looking one? IMO is the Mtech front with nearly any combination of lip or add on piece (ie- dtm splitters, etc)
i second that
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I personally love the ACS lip on the factory bumper. Gives it a great agressive image yet maintains a subtle look.
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Old 12-15-2003, 11:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this one is my personal fav. It changes it but not drastically...
And its not 5million $'s

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the regier infintity bumpers are quite expensive actually , they are ok when you get them on sale but usually ive seen rediculus prices for them. i do however like the look
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Old 12-15-2003, 11:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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this is still my favorite
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Old 12-16-2003, 03:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Go with the M3 bumper, and yes it is a DIY after it is painted.
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I like the E46 M3 look on an E36.
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the hamann style kits are really nice. you should try looking for kits on ebay. the e46 m3 bumper looks nice on a e36 also.
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this is still my favorite
what kinda kit is that?
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Also, can someone do me a big favor and post a pic of a normal 3 series with stock bumper, and a 3 series with an m3 bumper side by side?
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the 92-93 had this bumper:

the 94-99 had this bumper, and it was all BCP starting in 96.

this is the m3 bumper
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m3 bumper...the one above doesnt work

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