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I'm researching putting an OEM m3 bumper on my 3-er.

when i called Pacific BMW to get a quote on the bumper, they told me there are TWO different bumpers based on production date before mid 2001 and after. Can someone with some reliable information let me know the difference ?

i know it's not gonna fit, but i'm looking to custom fit it. It is not set that i will do this, but if the price is not too extravagant and i can find a shop with balls here in SD, then i'll look into this some more.

Currently, i have a Rieger M3 style front bumper which i will consider selling for more than 200 off retail(600-650shipped) if anyone is interested after i decide what i will do.

choice:
1) stay rieger, go all around
2) retrofit, get some m3 mods
 

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I just ordered the Rieger front. If i was you just keep it. There is very little difference between that and the OEM M3 other than the fact that you will be paying La Jolla or Imperial Auto Body alot of $$ to mod the OEM to fit your car. Do a :search: you'll see that the people that have done it said it took too long and cost too much $$ when u can still have the OEM M3 fog's on the Rieger. :thumbup:
 

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from what i heard, the mounting between the two bumpers are also different.

one uses the two long screws, while the other uses clips...

does anyone know about this ? please advise asap thanks !
 

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it's just a stock 330ci with rieger front... if i can get some assurance that i can mount an OEM m3 front, then off comes the rieger ... anyways.. any clue what are the differences between the two different OEM m3 fronts ?

i just know 1 is lighter than another, is there mounting difference too ?

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I checked into this a while ago. I was told by 2 dealers that the way the bumper mounts is different. If you have an early production 01 then get the early bumper and later production get the later bumper. In other words match the production date on your car to the correct production dated bumper. If you do that then the bumper will mount up just fine. The only issue will be that it's to wide for the car which any body shop can take care of for you.
 

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OMG.. everytime you post, ppl are going to say stick with what you have man.. come on.

you asked for ppl's opnions.. and you got it.. so stop worrying about it and get some damn sides and rear :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :banghead: :banghead: :tongue:
 

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"I checked into this a while ago. I was told by 2 dealers that the way the bumper mounts is different. If you have an early production 01 then get the early bumper and later production get the later bumper. In other words match the production date on your car to the correct production dated bumper. If you do that then the bumper will mount up just fine. The only issue will be that it's to wide for the car which any body shop can take care of for you."

That is what I was referring to. The early (Before mid 01) M3 bumper will mount right up to an early Non M Coupe. It will be wider and you will need to change to the M3 fogs though. You cannot mount a later M3 bumper because it mounts differently. ;)
 

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awsome kent50, just a quick additional question.. the dealer said the bumper doesn't come with ANY mounting parts.. is there any that i'd need to get ?or can the body shop figure that out ?
 

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That is what my BMW dealers tell me. You may want to run it by your local dealer to be sure. There have been a few people on this site that have put the M3 bumper on their cars also. You may be able to search and look at the results. :)
 
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