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1998 E36 328i touring tidy up... update! 328i sport bbs splits :)

Hi there,

I am gathering parts to tidy my touring up next year, i am after some m3/Mtec bumpers. I take it the front will go on fine but will the rear mtec bumper from a coupe etc fit a touring? they look the same size wise in pictures i have seen.....

Here are a few pictures of the car as it currently stands:





Other items on the list are:

A full rebush
Bilstein shock and spring kit (any suggestions... i don't want coil overs)
Mtec rear lights
BBS 17" 328i sport alloys
full M3 exhaust

Any suggestions would be great!

Like i said, i won't be doing this until feb(ish) as im currently restoring this:



and the touring is my everyday car.

Has any one had an LPG conversion done on a 328i?

Cheers all

Rob,
 

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hi
not sure on the rear bumper but the front does fit mate, you could also just buy the m3 extension to make it look like an m-tec there about £40 from e-bay, in regards to shocks mate you have made the right and best choise mate, they are the best:thumbsup, good luck mate a nice car i do like a modded touring very :cool
 

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nice escort :thumbsup
 

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Nice car. Have you by any chance got an idea of how much it will cost to spray the bumpers? Thinking of going the same way with my Touring, but as there's next to bog all chance of finding bumpers in Atlantis Blue I'll have to budget for some paint as well.
 

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Hmm dunno if I like the m3 rear on a touring now :)
I can't believe I have never seen that post before. Thats pretty much how I want my car to turn out. I'm having slight probs with my spoiler atm tho :( it is bent and has about 1 inch difference :( So working out how to sort it now :) Hopefully by wednesday it will be sorted. Will just need to save to get the tints and rubber for my wheels and then the looks should be pretty much there. Would go for a m3 front but not sure about the rear as I say.
I notice there is a lot more tourings appearing on the sight :thumbsup

Flakmonkey just change the colour of your car to match the m3 bumper I mean who wants an Atlantis Metalic car anyway ;)


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the Mtech bumper will make it look a treat. i have a 323 touring and its on the list...wheels next though
as for the rest, the red and white rear lenses look superb, but get genuine ones only. you can get brand spankers from your dealer for about £135 the pair...or if you're a lucky son of a b**** like me you'll find some at a salvage yard and pay half that...i put mine on today!! they look schweeet
another thing you could do is black kidneys on your front grill and then you'll have one trick looking ride!
 

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the Mtech bumper will make it look a treat. i have a 323 touring and its on the list...wheels next though
as for the rest, the red and white rear lenses look superb, but get genuine ones only. you can get brand spankers from your dealer for about £135 the pair...or if you're a lucky son of a b**** like me you'll find some at a salvage yard and pay half that...i put mine on today!! they look schweeet
another thing you could do is black kidneys on your front grill and then you'll have one trick looking ride!
Mine was specced with them from new - apparently the first owner was one of the big cheeses at Sytners Leicester and a lot of boxes got ticked. They do make a big difference:

 

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Yes i do like the rear lights, make the car look really smart. My car currently has am m3 (fake) insert but the rear m3 bumper looks sooo much better. There is a dolphin grey touring near me mtec with alpina wheels and it looks spot on!

Not sure on black kidneys though.... think with a dark blue it wouldn't look so good. But i stand to be corrected if any one has any pictures?

I think i will have my bonnet and wings sprayed as well as the car has the trade mark motorway stone chips, so with both front wings, bonnet and two bumpers a guy i know will do them for £450-500 ish which isn't too bad.

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nice looking touring Rob...looks quite well specced you lucky boy.
when i was buying mine i looked at a boston green 323. it had air con, heated seats and mirrors, half leather, m tech steering wheel and suspension and alloys. really looked a treat...except for the worn warped discs, f****d bushes, rattling engine when hot and lots of old gunge around the head...and a permanently on airbag light! i walked away...
what colour is yours Rob..it looks really nice
 

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Cheers mate,

It is quite well specced... Leather, climate, parking full obc, the 10 speaker dodar stereo etc, but no cruise :(

And the colour is blue....

lol sorry mate not sure what its called.

Mtec genuine lights all bought and in the post :)

Rob,
 
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