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#1 (permalink) Old 04-14-2005, 12:27 PM
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Just got my M3 diffuser today, is this suppoed to be painted the color of the car?

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You mean the lower middle part (sort of) of a M3 rear bumper? Just making sure so I don't tell you wrong.

If we mean the same thing then it's black on all M3's.

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Yea thats the part. Where the exhaust tips exit from. I thought it remained black, but a note on the diffuser said to fit the part before you paint it. I guess some people paint and some don't. I'm keeping mine black like stock, thanks for the info

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did you get the oem diffuser or an after market one?

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Not sure..I got the diffuser from bavauto so i doubt it's true OEM, but it looks like a quality part

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Some paint... some dont.... Original Ms dont have it painted... but I know a few that have and it looks good.... Deloriant painted his.... check his out...

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I think it looks good painted...but it depends on a million things..

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When I look at the M3 it looks like the diffuser is part of the actualy bumper. When I look at my bumper on my 325is it looks like if I added the aftermarket diffuser(just diffuser part) it would look funny and not sit the same. Deloriant did you replace your whole bumper or just add a diffuser part?

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I am going to get the same one , from bav auto. What color does it come in? (the unpainted plastic?) Is it plastic black? or that dark grey color? just wondering, because I want to know if I'll need to paint it or not. Thanks

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mines oem, off a m3.. thats why it doesn't line up correctly!

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I am going to get the same one , from bav auto. What color does it come in? (the unpainted plastic?) Is it plastic black? or that dark grey color? just wondering, because I want to know if I'll need to paint it or not. Thanks
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It is the plastic black color. The same as the OEM valence. I think it would look fine right out of the box no paint, but on deloriants it looks nice painted.. i'll try out the black and go from there. BTW they are on sale at bavauto for $115

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When I look at the M3 it looks like the diffuser is part of the actualy bumper. When I look at my bumper on my 325is it looks like if I added the aftermarket diffuser(just diffuser part) it would look funny and not sit the same. Deloriant did you replace your whole bumper or just add a diffuser part?
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Replaced the entire bumper.

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mines oem, off a m3.. thats why it doesn't line up correctly!
is there any way to make the oem difuser look like it belongs there or is the bavauto one the best ways to go.

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Originally posted by 93 325i+Apr 15 2005, 06:27 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(93 325i @ Apr 15 2005, 06:27 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-chr328is@Apr 15 2005, 12:46 AM
I am going to get the same one , from bav auto. What color does it come in? (the unpainted plastic?) Is it plastic black? or that dark grey color? just wondering, because I want to know if I'll need to paint it or not. Thanks
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It is the plastic black color. The same as the OEM valence. I think it would look fine right out of the box no paint, but on deloriants it looks nice painted.. i'll try out the black and go from there. BTW they are on sale at bavauto for $115
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cool thanks. And are you guys sure that the original bumpers on the m3 DO NOT have that part painted???? (the diffuser part) Because I always thought they did

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