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Old 11-16-2005, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fiting M3 OEM Bumper to 325ci

How difficult is it to fit a OEM 04 M3 front bumper to the 325ci? Do I need to change the fender as well since the M3 bumper may be wider or can I do something with the fender? Thanks in advance.
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well its not just bolt on, the bumper is pretty close but there is a little lip on the upper left and right corner of it that wont match up with your fender.. I think you could have a bodyshop do some fiberglass work or bend your origional fender to match the bumper.. im not sure, but im going through the same problem right now.
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Thx for your reply, so you already have the M3 bumper as well? Um...this seems to be a tough problem. Please let me know if you found the solution.
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An OEm bumper would be difficult to fit. It would look great if you got your body shop to custom mold the fender to match the M3 bumper. It would make it look all the more agressive.
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well i dont just have a bumper, i have a hood, headilghts, and fenders.. this is what i have decided.. Take the new 01 fenders and cut the wheel well flare off and attach to old fender, then procede with fender flare to meet up with bumper, but then also gonna have to flare out the bumper so it doesnt look 2 weird.
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What year is the 325? Theres somethign about the M3 bumper. In 01 it had soem sort of extra bracket required I believe or not required I dotn exactly remember.

Why do you need th eheadlights? Do you have a 04+ 325?

Sounds like a bit of custom work may go into this.
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Um.... that seems like a lot of work to just have a M3 look bumper... Especially since it's a OEM M3 bumper... the brackets will not align correctly, and flaring the fenders... you're tapping into a whole new ball game.. you need to flare the back fenders as well... and just change that 325 into a "M3-look" completely.. OEM M3 rear bumper as well... it's going to look weird when your front fenders are larger than your rears.
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