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    #16
    I can get get front and rear plastic bumpers for a total of 400 and they come with the shocks and everything but I dont know wheter its too much work or not. I can prep and do light body work and spray. but i dont know what to do?


    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657387

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      #17
      Hate to yammer on about bumpers, but...

      Will a pre-'89 euro lower front valance fit a pre-'89 USDM bumper?
      Or, does the euro lower valance need the euro small bumper?

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        #18
        Just to add:

        If you have an early-bumper car and you swap over euro bumpers and you wanna do some scrounging, you can add the factory M-tech 1 kit.



        Since we have a pic of the M-tech2 on a plastic-bumper car, I thought it was only fair. :mrgreen:

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          #19
          which model is this one???

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            #20
            '87 325iS with early US bumpers (diving boards)

            also has iS front air dam

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              #21
              I have a quick question about Euro bumpers...
              I know that Euro bumpers are a direct replacement for '87 and older alluminum bumpers, but can you put the Euro bumpers onto an '88? i wasn't sure because on an '88, you can easily swap plastic bumpers, so I assumed Euro bumpers wouldn't fit.

              Also, do Euro bumpers fit onto all year cabrios, or not?
              Thanks.

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                #22
                Yeah how much work is involved in switching to euro bumps in a cabrio. Should i just tuck?

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                  #23
                  YOu'd have to find cabrio specific euro bumpers
                  Originally posted by Gruelius
                  and i do not know what bugg brakes are.

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                    #24
                    you can put plastic bumpers on a pre 88' car. the front requires slight modifacation and the rear needs a little more (you need to cut the bumper so it doesn't stick out further than the wheel well, then sand/shape it so it looks smooth) so if you have the resources you can put any bumper on any car. just thought i would update a bit so someone new here doesnt lose hope on having a better looking e30.
                    Last edited by motorprestige; 03-04-2006, 08:11 PM.

                    "Having won more road races than any other model in history, the E30 M3 is considered by many to be the world's most successful road race car." - Simply put, E30s kick ass.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by kencopperwheat
                      YOu'd have to find cabrio specific euro bumpers

                      I think its just the endcaps that are different

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                        #26
                        Ok... so if I have an '87 325is, I can put on EARLY euro/international (are those 2 terms interchangeable?) bumpers? Would early mean from a euro '87 325is?
                        Michael Spiegle

                        '01 Ford Escape / Daily Driver
                        '99 M3 / Track Car
                        '87 325is bronzit / wtf car
                        '06 Daytona Triumph 675 / Daily Rider

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by mspiegle
                          Ok... so if I have an '87 325is, I can put on EARLY euro/international (are those 2 terms interchangeable?) bumpers? Would early mean from a euro '87 325is?
                          You want to source a set of Early (pre-88) Chrome/metal European spec bumpers with mounts.
                          They will work with your existing lower valance, but upgrading to the euro valance is advised if you arent also including a body kit such as Mtechnic 1/Hartge/etc.

                          HTH,
                          Chris
                          Below the radar...

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by motorprestige
                            you can put plastic bumpers on a pre 88' car. the front requires slight modifacation
                            The front requires no modification whatsoever, you just need the late-model front airdam.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by edwinelisia
                              88+ bumper -> 85 323 ? i dont think so
                              88+ plastic -> 88 metal bumper = no mod

                              i`ll did that...
                              no problems to do that

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                                #30
                                For those of you who haven't found this, Jordan's
                                and Jason's writeups are linked below.

                                Eurospeed is right - in addition to a front bumper, you need
                                to convert the 88 or later valence/airdam if you have a pre-88
                                car. You may also have to hacksaw off the toe-hooks on
                                the front of your diving-board bumper car.

                                On the rear, you need to shave/dremel off the bumpers
                                where they go into the wheel well because they will be
                                too long. And you need to get yourself a rear apron from
                                somewhere or it will look really bad.

                                As far as I can tell you will also need the front and rear
                                shocks and hardware etc from the plastic-bumpered car.

                                http://www.r3vlimited.com/Tech/bumper1.htm
                                http://www.r3vlimited.com/Tech/bumper2.htm
                                http://www.r3vlimited.com/Tech/bumper3.htm

                                http://www.jason-steele.com/index.php?id=2,41,0,0,1,0
                                '86 325 original owner for 20 years * SOLD *
                                '86 325es * SOLD *
                                '05 Honday Odyssey Minivan.

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