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    Hi folks, read a lot of threads but havent really found a definitive answer to this one.

    I wanted to fit a quad exhaust and M3 rear bumper onto my coupe, just wondering if anyone has done this, is it an easy mod or not?

    I was going to get the simple exhaust option which runs a cross pipe across to another set of twinpipes at the ther side of the car so I dont have the problem of removing the wheel well and welding the hole etc.

    However I have read some posts that say M3 bumpers fit and others that say they dont so will they or wont they. Would it be better for me just to cut out the original bumper Ive got.

    I was looking at this bumper on eBay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


    I hope someone can help.

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    Hi mate,

    I am pretty certain the M3 rear bumper will not fit due to the flared arches the M3 has... also the one on ebay doesnt have the diffuser with it so could work out expensive.

    I remember someone fitting the M3 front bumper to a 330 coupe

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    Cheers Gary,

    Yeah, I know it doesnt have the diffuser, but apart from being a more expensive option, as long as I could get the bumper to fit I wouldnt really be bothered.

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    Is the M3 not wider at the rear?Hence the 5 series offset wheels.If so then it would need work to make it fit
     
     

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    Thanks, yeah I kind of thought that.

    Do you or anyone know of anywhere that does a replica or replacement for a 330 Coupe with space for the quad pipes?
     
     

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    There's a CSL style rear bumper with quad pipes on Mstyle, pricey though.
    http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/BMW...CESSORIES.html
     
     

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    thanks, but yes a ittle bit pricey for me!!
     
     

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    FRONT BUMPER

    This will fit on okay, but will need some tinkering to fit flush with the stock non-m fenders. Without modification, the bumper sits about an inch and a half forward and the sides flare out an inch or so; on a sedan, it's a slightly bigger gap. To fix this, some people opt for the OEM CF reinforcement bar and stretch the sides in a little bit, while others simply shave down the stock bar to allow the bumper to sit farther back.

    Safe Alternatives:
    - OEM Mtech2 front bumper (available at your local BMW dealership)
    - M3/ CSL replica bumper (available through many of the sponsors here at e46)


    Rear Bumper:

    Difficulty: 6/10
    DIY: Probably not.
    Part Numbers:
    - Re-Bar: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...06&hg=51&fg=15
    - Bumper: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...19&hg=51&fg=15

    This has only been tried a handfull of times, but this mod is usually accompanied by a widebody. Since there's such a difference between M and non-M rear fenders, this bumper is a good inch or two too wide. To fit this correctly, you'll either need to do some hardcore molding and reshaping of the bumper, or a custom widebody in the rear. If you can deal with the bumper flexing and creating numerous noticeable gaps, then I guess you could do it without modifying anything (and only stretching the sides of the bumper in). Again, this mod isn't highly recommended unless you're serious about modifying your car.

    Safe Alternatives:
    - Hammann GTR
    - Mtech2
    - OEM Aero Kit (a.k.a. Mtech1)
    - Various rear addons
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    There's a CSL style rear bumper with quad pipes on Mstyle, pricey though.
    http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/BMW...CESSORIES.html
    that more than pricey thats insane! a grand.....
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    Thanks vauxfan nice bit of info there.

    However too much information has now confused me somewhat!!!! Not really a hard thing to do, so no need to get excited though..

    Whats the difference between M and non M fenders?? and then what have I got on mine? .... a 2002 330CI Clubsport... are they the sport ones?
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