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DIY- ******** e92 M3 front bumper replica
Published by cuban335i
05-10-2009
DIY- ******** e92 M3 front bumper replica

M3 Bumper install:
Ok guys.. this was pretty hard to do.. especially since i did it alone.. it took me a longgg time (about 5 hours today).. also, sorry for the crappy iPhone pics.. well here's a little short summary of what i did:

1. took of oem bumper - got instructions from the DIY section

2. took off original brake ducts from oem bumper.. theres 3 8mm bolts on the passenger side and 2 on the driver side
3. put on the matte black grills from my other bumper to the m3 one.. (they were almost impossible to get on because the tabs were too small on the bumper.. so with a LOT of force and some patience i got them on with only bending one tab..

4. test fit the bumper and it looked great exept for one part that i'll tell you about later

5. i was able to bolt on the oem m3 passenger side air duct to the oil cooler and it fit perfectly besides some trimming on the side towards the middle of the engine (one air duct down and one to go)

6. i ziptied the foglights to something (im not sure what it was lol) and wrapped bubble wrap around the bulbs so they won't break when the car bumps around..

7. i took a while to cut up the driver side air duct (i used a dremel) and i finally got it cut up enough so that it'd fit right in the area it needed to go



8. i used silicone and 3m tape to secure the middle grill and the driver side air duct TO the bumper itself (so one duct is connected to the car and one is connected to the bumper)


9. ^ that was a big mistake to do that early because now i had to drill holes in the bottom of the bumper to attach the bumper to the under tray thing.. but the grill was in my way.. so i had to do it a very annoyingly hard way..
10. i jacked up the car and slid under it and tried drilling a hole and lineing it up and all that but it was extremely hard because the bumper sits about 3 inches lower than the under tray.. so i ended up getting a ziptie and tieing it to the undertray so i'd be able to pull it down and get it on.. eventually i was able to get 3 screws in the middle of the car and one on each corner of the bottom (after moving the jack to both sides of the car a couple times and a very long time trying to line everything up)
11. i screwed back in the two top corners of the bumper and the sides and got everything back together..
12. DONE!!



I'm not sure if i'm missing any steps, but PM me if you have any questions...
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By I335 on 05-10-2009, 07:21 PM
Love the look - nice job. Are you just going to leave the foglights wrapped in bubble wrap? Don't turn them on accidentally - you'll have a fire. Did you figure out why it's off so much on the driver's side? What's your plan for that? You should probably take it to a good body shop and have them fix that. All in all though, it looks great!
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By E92White on 05-10-2009, 07:57 PM
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nice diy..wish there was a way to still use your foglights though..
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By cuban335i on 05-10-2009, 08:01 PM
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yea i'm going to leave them like that.. i personally don't like the foglights.. and yea i know, i won't turn them on by accident.. it's off on the driver's side because of a manufacturing flaw i think.. everything else lines up perfectly.. and yea i'm going to take it to a good body shop...
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By Hedges on 05-10-2009, 08:12 PM
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hmmm The undertray engine cover connects up to your m3 front? Mine's short lol!
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By lpphreakx06 on 05-10-2009, 10:46 PM
It's probably because you have an e90
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By chrisE92 on 05-10-2009, 10:59 PM
dang.. props to you for doing the work yourself!! looks good
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By KWY91 on 07-30-2009, 10:57 AM
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Think you could do a DIY guide on installing a V-35 Vented race hood?
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 04:33 PM
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the v-35 hood is extremely easy to diy..
take off oem hood (just unscrew the nuts holding it on to the hindge, take off latch and 2 rectangular shaped pieces that hold down the hood and put them on the v-35 hood and then screw the v-35 hood onto the hinges.. thats all i did
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By Hedges on 08-25-2009, 04:55 PM
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Cuban! Lets see some more updated pics of your car dude!!
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 06:05 PM
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lol i'm saving up some money to get the vrs style front lip for my m3 bumper and then after that i will take some pics! should be 2 or 3 weeks max (hopefully lol)... but u know that all this stuff takes way longer than you expect..
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By Hedges on 08-25-2009, 06:35 PM
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lol i'm saving up some money to get the vrs style front lip for my m3 bumper and then after that i will take some pics! should be 2 or 3 weeks max (hopefully lol)... but u know that all this stuff takes way longer than you expect..
VRS Style front lip? from Vorsteiner? or from ********? I have the ******** one with pics on my car! It's aaaaalright, i kinda prefer it without the lip to tell you the truth!
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM
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no its from d1scoop or whatever.. its not like yours the wraps around the two things that hang down on each end.. it looks exactly like the vorsteiner cf front lip for the m3's..
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 09:38 PM
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and my car has the v-35 hood with the vents exposed plus more carbon all around..
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 09:38 PM
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i think it'll look amazing on my car
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By Hedges on 08-25-2009, 09:44 PM
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I may go oem m3 front end conversion with full fenders and hood and everything!
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 10:02 PM
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thats $$$$ bro.. but it will look great!!
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By Hedges on 08-25-2009, 10:10 PM
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thats $$$$ bro.. but it will look great!!
Yea 5K parts aproximately! It'll look good! Unless ***** can come out with his m3 hood for me so i can complete the whole look at fraction of the $$$$$
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By cuban335i on 08-25-2009, 10:41 PM
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just get the hood from another carbon8 distributor... ***** is a tad slow with these things..
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By **335i** on 08-26-2009, 01:30 AM
u can get lip for your m3 front also from mwdesing, only i dont know if its gona fit?
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By cuban335i on 08-27-2009, 03:17 PM
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i am already working with a vendor for the lip.. i just need to get the money and it's mine..
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By adhalla on 09-07-2010, 05:47 PM
do they still make the m3 replica for the e92 335i?
i cant seem to find it
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