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    I have come across this diffuser apparently for an E36 but i have no idea of its origin. However, I need to know who the manufacturer was to prove it is legal for my championship.
    I was initially told it was an AC Schnitzer and found through the BMW dealer network, but i have since found it not to be Schnitzer. If anyone can shed some light on its manufacturer i would be grateful
    Apologies for image quality, if proves a problem i can put up a better one.
    Thanks in advance
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    Any numbers on it or logo or anything to go on besides just the pic?
     
     

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    No numbers or marking of any description, it's possible its a copy of the original.
     
     

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    It's made of ABS plastic right? Not fibreglass. Does it bolt up in line with the existing orignal holes in your bumper?
     
     

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    Its made of fibreglass.
    The holes do not fit exactly up to a E36 M3 rear bumper
     
     

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    By the looks of the bolt holes, it attaches to the outter underside of the bumper right? So you can leave the black center bit in place. Looks like a race type diffuser, very funky. If it's fibreglass, then it will be a copy of an original or possibly a custom designed one.

    Rossiters is the UK distributor for AC Schnitzer parts, so you could ask them, try;

    Hartge, Germany,
    Hamann, Germany,
    Racing Dynamics, USA.
     
     

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    Yes it does attatch to underside, there are already holes on our rear bumper but dont quite line up. But it replaces the original m3 rear trim, i imagine it diverts air into the low pressure behind the car reducing drag?
    Yes, i agree it is probably a motorsport part and probably a copy of an original. I have tried Ac and hartage, will have a look at the other two you suggested
     
     

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    Ok, but if it IS a copy, it may even have been modified a bit,so could look different to the original altogether, making it impossible to match up. I've been looking to get a rear bumper lower diffuser for mine, and found a Hamann style one on an E39, but because it says 'style' in the description, it is only about 50% visually the same as the proper one.
     
     

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    Looking closer at it, it looks like the THIRD spoiler down here; http://www.breakeryard.com/Commerce/...dName=Spoilers

    The ER carbon fibre spoiler turned upside down!!
     
     

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