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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:52 AM
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bumper swap

Is it possible to put an E30 M3 bumper on an '88 325is? I prefer the plastic bumper!
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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I'm not sure about the m3 bumper, someone else will have to chime in. But as far as the plastic bumpers go, with your 88 it is a direct swap! You can find them on the 89-91 models.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:11 PM
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I also am not sure about the M3 bumper. I don't believe it'll fit though. The plastics are a direct swap, but you also need the shocks for the plastic bumpers, and the side clips as well. Not to mention you'll have to splice in the plugs for the turn signals to your wiring harness, as the plugs are different for the aluminium bumpers.
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bumpers wont fit. they are designed to flow with the flared m3 fenders.

m3 bumpers look like all kinds of crap on a non-m3. stick to late model plastic bumpers.
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