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Old 06-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, a dump truck decided my front bumper was in the way, and decided to run over it. The companies insurance is going to cover everything. I'm going to be allowed about $300 for my bumper, but I'd like to replace it with something other than the stop bumper.

Has anyone seen aftermarket front bumpers in the $300 range? I've seen some on ebay for about $300, but they look pretty questionable.
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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add $200 of your money to it and buy an M3 one.
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I might, but everyone put's M3 bumpers on. I'd like something a little more unique, but I probably will end up going with an M3 just because there are so many aftermarket products for the M3 bumper.
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Has anyone seen an M3 front bumper for less than $500?
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check out this link... its a replica with a lip too. i hear bekkers is pretty reliable too. can anyone confirm this?
http://www.bekkers.com/Merchant2/merchant....y_Code=be36aero
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They're only giving you 300$ for that? Get a few bodyshops to do an estimate, I'd be surprised if it was that low. It seems that it should be higher.
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Old 06-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm getting about $1400 from the insurance company. The cost of the factory bumper is about $300. It's pretty cheap, but BMW did sell a lot of 3 series with that bumper.



I'll probably go with the M3 bumper from Bekkars. Thanks for the help finding it!
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i got my m3 for $320 with trim and brake ducts
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Look for a used M3 bumper. They can be had very cheap if you look around.
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So $300 for the bumper and the rest int paint and install right? Look at the E36 and E46 M3 style bumpers. You can find them on bavauto.com.
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I think I'm going to get this one.
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I like the look let us know how the fiberglass is though.
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Is it just me or does that m3 bumper make the car look like it's smiling?

Looks nice btw
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^^ lol, u'r right...

I dunno, that site doen't seem too trustworthy...
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Is it just me or does that m3 bumper make the car look like it's smiling?

Looks nice btw
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Ha, I read that before clicking the link... Maybe you ruined it for me, but it reminds me of those Chevron smiling cars... I don't really like it... but I wouldn't suggest buying your bumper from a site anyway... everything I've ever bought online always looks cheap and not really the same as it did in the picture.
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