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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:10 PM
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Damn deer only took out the front fascia

Any suggestions on where to get a new front M fascia at least I can change the cold air filter easy now
Sucky day
And I blew out the right front tire
Please tell me this is a relatively easy fix

I clipped the deer at 65 and it ripped the front off so no impact on the real bumber thank god I tried to avoid and driver side tire blew out

The clips are still in the metal bumper so it literally tore the plastic fascia off

Been looking on Fleabay and found some pretty good deals but I would rather oem this is the first kinda wreck this car has ever seen ( although I wouldn't call it a wreck) no insurance involved although I did have to have a wrecker bring her home ( $75)

Any help would be appreciated my fellow bimmerfest members
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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How did it ride on the way home? Full front suspension inspection is in order for this one. It would be wise to get your alignment checked too, but honestly I probably wouldnt because I'm a cheap-ass

You can get a new M bumper from DDM tuning for 160 shipped. Decent quality but you'll need to paint it
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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I had it flat bedded home haven't drove it since, just oogaling at it and kicking my self in the ass
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:44 PM
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I have full suspension kit on it, I'll def have to get it adjusted. Should I bring to stealership or a local?

Glad I finally sold my 68' Newport
Now all that money is going to the M, story of my life

Thanks to Josh I have a spare, maybe I'll put it on and see how it rides, it's just raining now

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:52 PM
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Thanks in advance for all your guys help, sooo depressing when ish like this happens....
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:56 PM
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Here's what I think I'm going with... Opinions appreciated
Still need brake ducts
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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^ How much? Where from?

Take it for a spin after making sure nothing is broken/sheared off to see how it drives. This is the cheapest way to see if your alignment is off. You can do it at home, providing you have a few basic tools. If you're set on a professional doing it though, I'd take it to an indie

Edit: Alan, how is the fitment? If its a better deal than DDM I'll go that route...
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:02 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:18 PM
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Anyone with experience with this one, ie fitment any problems I should be aware of?
189$ is a good price for the fogs and lip
Think I may purchase this one unless I hear from you guys other wise
Gonna have it shipped to my paint and body shop (if I purchase)
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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At least the only good thing is I can change my cold air filter out, gonna get a shorter one so it doesn't hang so far down (plus it dragged on the flatbed and bent it up)
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At least the only good thing is I can change my cold air filter out, gonna get a shorter one so it doesn't hang so far down (plus it dragged on the flatbed and bent it up)
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I hit a deer in my old 4D back in VA. It was a tiny one and it only broke the plastic mounts for the driver side headlight, so I was in good shape. In your case I think once you know the suspension is good all you'll need is a bumper. You might find that it won't fit right, though, if you have other mounting areas damaged. The tolerances on this area are annoyingly small. One of the areas I need to fiddle with on mine before Bimmerfest.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:37 PM
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Worried I bent a rim, complete speculation but I did curbed it, anyone with a set of M off set 17's they want to sell let me know, (still speculation) I'll know more tomorrow



Thanks guys for your input/ knowledge

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i have a afe on the car now, but i want to put a true CAI on the car and not a short ram with a heat shield. where did you get yours from?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 PM
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This is a super easy repair. Takes about 10-15 minutes to install the bumper, tops. But, it also looks like you have damaged your fender liners (or perhaps that was a pre-existing condition). Many people run without fender liners, but I think they are worth having, and they aren't terribly expensive to replace either.

Otherwise, if you curbed a wheel hard enough to deflate the tire, there's a good chance the wheel itself is bent and your alignment is off. Definitely worth looking into once you get all the bodywork behind you.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:04 PM
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The fascia mounting tabs are still in the metal bumper, it ripped it off so I hope it's still in good shape (I'm sure it is) so the rim thing had me worried gonna pull it off in a bit and throw my spare on,wheel see (pun intended)
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:06 PM
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:11 PM
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This is a super easy repair. Takes about 10-15 minutes to install the bumper, tops. But, it also looks like you have damaged your fender liners (or perhaps that was a pre-existing condition). Many people run without fender liners, but I think they are worth having, and they aren't terribly expensive to replace either.

Otherwise, if you curbed a wheel hard enough to deflate the tire, there's a good chance the wheel itself is bent and your alignment is off. Definitely worth looking into once you get all the bodywork behind you.
Ya I damaged/ pulled the passenger side fender liner out, I still have it and am going to try to reuse(if possible)
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:13 PM
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So everyone agrees this is the one to get?
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As long as it is not made of fiberglass, it will probably be fine. I have no experience with aftermarket bumpers, however, but it seems that most of them tend to work surprisingly well.
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Also the car wouldn't start right after I clipped the deer/curb, is there a collision switch I need to activate or some safety feature I need to reset??

Edit: the cold air filter was buried in the grass/mud but it shouldve still cranked

Battery is dead now from trying to start after the incident... I'm charging it now

Been reading up and and it seems that there's a fuse type connection on the battery but it cuts the starter, my starter is fine, maybe it's a fluke and afte I charge it'll be fine (fingers crossed no CEL)

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Looked under the the hood and the intake came loose from the MAF I'll send a pic
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Hooking back up now
Started right up! No CEL yay
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