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    Yo
    read lots on the internet about how m3 bumpers dont fit normal coupes.
    They say that it bolts on but doesnt meet the bonnet/wings properly and look poo.


    Anyway i think most people are idiots and found it very easy to fit and line up with the wings.
    All I had to do was adjust the brackets that the sides of the bumper slides onto,
    and drill very small holes in the bumper reinforcement to move the bumper about 15mm further forwards.


    few pics...

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    As you can see the bumper is perfect against the wings and probably a better fit than the old one.

    Hope you like it
     
     

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    looks good mate, any more mods to come?
     
     

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    did you take any photos in a stage by stage?
     
     

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    Yeh quite possibly,
    need to sort some ducting to the front brakes soon!

    have painted the grille fins black already and I shall get the grill surround body coloured I think.

    Not sure what else after??
     
     

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    some new rims?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivercox1983 View Post
    did you take any photos in a stage by stage?


    Nope I didnt bother it really is simple and general knowledge sort of job.

    I used the reinforcement from the normal bumper and just used two screws top and bottom to hold the bumper onto the bar.
    Two massive bolts hold the bar onto the bumper struts/crumple pillars
    And two screws inside each arch to hold the arch liner onto the bumper

    Can draw a picture of the drilling if you are thinking of doing it to yours..


    The other DIYs said to cut 8 inches off the reinforcement but I don't see how that could possibly help...
     
     

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    Looks good, are you doing the rear bumper to match?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    Yo
    read lots on the internet about how m3 bumpers dont fit normal coupes.
    They say that it bolts on but doesnt meet the bonnet/wings properly and look poo.

    Anyway i think most people are idiots and found it very easy to fit and line up with the wings.
    Love it! If you don't take risk looks what you would have missed out on!
     
     

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    No way the back bumpers really are two wide! The rear track of m3s is about 3 inches wider so would be a right bodge.

    Have msport rear already anyway looks the same to me!
     
     

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    Looks really good mate and the fit looks spot on!
     
     

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