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    I know the e46 M3 bonnet, is different from the e46 3 series coupes bonnets, in which i wanted to know if these grills on this bonnet

    http://www.modbargains.com/images/Products/gtrhood3.jpg


    would fit onto a standard e46 coupes bonnet, an if so does anyone have any images of it?
     
     

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    That looks like somebody crashed an e46 into there local Halfords and some of the tack stuck on! (IMHO!) If there was just the outer bits it would be more acceptable but still very unsubtle!

    The Hartge e46 H50 bonnet would be a little less Subaru Impreza, but I just think of all the cack that is going to invade your engine bay would be a negative.

    There is also an M3 CSL bonnet in fiberglass on the tinternet which if you find someone in a bodyshop good enough to match the original lines would be not bad.

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    Mistikempire........dont let some stick in the mud who is happy with his basic standard saloon put you off what you want to do.

    I dont think it looks too bad.

    If everybody did the same and had the same wouldnt it be a boring world.
     
     

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    Sorry Amos for not automatically rolling over and presenting my tummy for rubbing but IMHO means "In My Humble Opinion" which is just that an insignificant piece of advice or Info.

    The OP did not get many responses for pics! Why? The fact is that bonnet comes complete and is very expensive and reading reviews on it (1 OFF!) it is a sows ear and requires a lot of reworking to make it fit proper. Fiberglass/carbon replacement parts are quite often a challenge.

    I am not trying to sway the OP (good website link by the way!) but I was trying to offer a broader spectrum of choices.

    Oh well be sure and post the pics when you get it done.

    Next will be "vortex generators" lined up on the roof above the rear window.

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    hi there,

    i know of two places that you can get a prebuilt bonnet for your car direct replacement, either
    A) a vorstiener carbon fibre bonnet which is the one you posted a pic of:
    http://www.caauto.reflex-hosting.net...pZD00OA==.html

    B) you can get one in FRP from mstyle, not sure if they do carbon fiber but ring em and ask:
    http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/BMW..._BOOTLIDS.html

    but bear in mind if you just do the bonnet it will look out of place, you would need to do teh full body to get a genuine all round styled look

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    Two excellent links .

    Quite a lot of choice, not just on bonnets, but clubsport splitters carbon headlight internal surrounds etc. Excellent refrerence material.

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    Your welcome and happy to help

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    i think there not that bad tbh. somehow dont think you will enjoy my future plans bratty lol. each to there own thou. some thinks is a discrace to molester a standard bmw other like to modify to the extreme

    its a nice bonnet you have in the pic go for it.

    end of day its your car your choices
     
     

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    Tbh,

    if i could have afforded one and the full conversion to a white m3 csl style car with the gtr bonnet on my 316i se i would have done

    lol some people say its madness i say its personal taste

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    It is indeed personal taste and I am willing to admit that I have become a bit more conservative in my car mods, but those bonnets are fairly expensive!!!!

    If you could just get the grill and fit it yourself then you would see a lot more of them., but a full carbon bonnet on a street car is the equivelant of skipping your pub lunch then going for a drive, and if you go for the full carbon package then you are definetley! paid too much (fill your car full of helium balloons its much cheaper and you can always burst them before ordering a drive through if you need cheering-up!)

    Good luck.

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