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      12-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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E92 front end Conversion for e90

Looking for some help.

Does anyone know from personal experience how the length of the e92 hood compare to the length of e90 hood vs the length of M3 sedan...

I am looking for different ways to mix and match OEM parts to create an e92/M3 front end on my E90.

Any info or link with body panel dimensions would help. I have searched plenty of times and found either really old threads of LTBMW conversion(preM3) or lci conversion threads none of which are given me the info that I am looking for...

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any one... Bueller? Bueller?
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I would just get OEM M3 E90 parts to do your conversion. Once you replace the radiator support, all the dimensions will work out fine. Just make sure to change the fenders, sideskirts, and windshield wiper fluid container. You will need E92 headlights or E90 M3 headlights (they are basically the same) and new headlight brackets. There are several other odds and ends, but you get the point.

Don't bother trying to do E92 conversion...you will need custom parts here for sure and the cost will be the same in the end.

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Thanks for the reply.

I didnt want the m3 vents on the fenders as my car is not an M3 however eveything else I can deal with. You bring up a point I had not considered which is the sideskirts.
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Thanks for the reply.

I didnt want the m3 vents on the fenders as my car is not an M3 however eveything else I can deal with. You bring up a point I had not considered which is the sideskirts.
You can always have them filled in. This is much easier than complete custom fenders that would be needed if you did E92 conversion. This is the tricky part. Also, E92 is about 3cm more narrow on the hood area closest to the windshield. So going the E92 conv route means having to widen the E92 hood to fit your E90, otherwise you have a gap ~1.5 cm each side. Not an issue with E90 M3 parts.

Good luck.

Oh, btw...if I remember correctly--there is no issue with length going from E90 hood to E92 hood. As long as all the other parts are swapped--headlights, bumper, grill it will fit just fine. The issue for you is what fenders will you use? Has to be custom.
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