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Old 04-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Body kit question

I was talking to one of the autobody guys i need to take my car to get repainted and a couple dings banged out. I told him in passing that i was interested in putting a body kit on the car and he told me not to becuase they all suck. He said they're cheap and they usually dont fit right.

What are your experiences with you're body kit? I was just checking a few out and saw this one that looks nice. Its just a front bumper:

http://www.estrictlyforeign.com/asp/...egory=1&ID=303

Any experience with this kit?
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i say leave the body kits for the ricers and their civics

why not just get an m3 bumper or something?
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With all due respect I agree with IVAN, however that body kit you choose it pretty sick for your car. It dont look ricey to me.
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ehh... id go with maybe a lip, or somthing else... looks too outta place
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if i like it go for it, i got one on mine and it looks good
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that front bumper looks pretty nice actually. but to be honest the M3 front is still the best. and isnt cheap its OEM, however a bit played out.
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I agree... to each his own... get what you think looks good... and keep the old parts... cause your mind will probably change with time and age.

My opinion.. I say get the M3 bumper... it just looks good.

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Id say to get a nice front bumper as well, perhaps a rear. I say rear just because our cars look so low from the front and sides... but the rear is high up.

I worked at a body shop for about a year and a half, most shops dont like messng around with non OEM parts first off, second, as perfect as an aftermarket body kit claims to be... it never is perfect.

If you want a nice look, get nice front & rear bumpers, and get stock side skirts. (You may have them, or not, idk since you dont have a pic of your car.) My 328i has painted skirts and many people who dont have a BMW ask if I have a kit on...
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Id say go with the m3 bumper also... you know its going to fit, and its oem so its not going to break on you...
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I think the e36 M3 front bumper is way overplayed. Im not into the ricey look either, but i dont want you're vanilla m3 bumper on a 318 (what i've got). I want something nice. Oh well, i cant afford a new body kit right now anyway. Im busy dumping 5grand on my convertible top, body work, and paint. All this just to get it looking like it was 1995 again!
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wow 5 grand?? how much are you getting done??? post some pics of your car... is it really in that bad of shape??
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Checked the kits on www.erebunicorp.com?
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