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      05-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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M3 Front end conversion

Hi all, really fancy going for a M3 front end, definately the bumper obviously, maybe wings and bonnet, but possibly a more aggresive vented bonnet similar to the Vorsteiner one.

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Does a genuine M3 E92 coupe front bumper fit straight onto the E92 Msport coupe or do i need a complete new front slam panel or just the bumper carrier or nether and it goes straight on.

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To fit the M3 rear bumper properly you are going to have to fit M3 quarter panels/rear fenders as well.
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I thought that with the rear but i'm not to bothered about doing the rear Bumper, just planning a diffuser change or just sticking with my gloss black painted diffuser with a nice twin exit slash cut with back box delete.

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Surely someone has fitted a genuine M3 front bumper to a E92 Msport front end and knows whats required to be swapped, looking at the M3 front end and Msport closely the wing joins and the bonnet lines seem to meet at the same places around the grilles and headlights, so was hoping these won't need swapped at the same time although i'd like some M3 wings and bonnet at some stage to beef up the front end.

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Front of car wider thatn the back?

It will look shit.

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Surely someone has fitted a genuine M3 front bumper to a E92 Msport front end and knows whats required to be swapped, looking at the M3 front end and Msport closely the wing joins and the bonnet lines seem to meet at the same places around the grilles and headlights, so was hoping these won't need swapped at the same time although i'd like some M3 wings and bonnet at some stage to beef up the front end.
To do this OEM I think you'll need:
  • new a new front bumper
  • new front wings
  • new side skirts
  • new bonnet
Prob designed that way to stop everyone sticking them onto non-m cars

If you search i'm sure there are lots of threads on the subject
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Cheers guys, didn't really want to go for an aftermarket M3 front bumper incase of bad fitment and poor quality. Had a look at an M3 in a car park the other day parked beside mine and it didn't actually look any wider flared on the front wings.

Didn't want a complete M3 copy, Wheels and bonnet etc

Just wanted front bumper to add a bit of aggression with splitter, then vented bonnet of some type. Matt Black VMR 710, Window tints, Carbon vinyl roof, CSL boot spoiler, twin exhaust.

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M3 front is definately wider so you would need OEM front wings along with your OEM front bumper, vents etc.
Plenty of threads on the US section of this forum on fitting OEM M3 panels etc. What coloour is your car? I'm thinking of selling my CF CSL bootlid...
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They look similar, but I think the bumper/panels/skirts/bonnet are all slightly different sizes to the non-m ones to stop people swapping bits about.

If you want to go OEM, it's all or nothing...
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Cheers guys, didn't really want to go for an aftermarket M3 front bumper incase of bad fitment and poor quality. Had a look at an M3 in a car park the other day parked beside mine and it didn't actually look any wider flared on the front wings.
The M3 is a LOT wider than a standard car?

The bonnet is just a few mm longer - you would barely notice but it stops everything lining up so parts cannot be swapped.

As others have said there are lots of threads on this - it has been done but you have to spend a lot of time and money to pull it off properly!

Adding wide wings to the front and leaving the rear stock will look daft. Also to make the wheels fit the M3 front wings you will need an aggressive offset, which you won't be able to fit to the rear - this is going to widen the front track, which will make a proper mess up of the car's handling

I really wouldn't bother - just spend some time making the car you have look nice, there are plenty of aftermarket bumpers/splitters etc - some look great (others not!) and will complement your car and make it individual without it becoming an M3 wannabe
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