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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:43 PM
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Angry How hard is it to remove and install a rear bumper?

What are the steps involved? I heard that the rear bumper kind of hugs the car and it's a pain to line up. Is that true?
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did you get the mtech bumper you were looking at trading for awhile ago?
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:03 PM
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ht=rear+bumper

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What are the steps involved? I heard that the rear bumper kind of hugs the car and it's a pain to line up. Is that true?
I've seen a few people install rear bumpers on none BMWs and it looks fairly easy, screw here screw there clip here clip there.
Shouldn't be to hard or different I'd think.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:07 PM
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THANK! YOU!!! Stupid guys at this ****ing shop are ****ing lying asses.


Does a swap for an M-tech II rear bumper same color traded for mine +250$ seem fair?
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:55 PM
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THANK! YOU!!! Stupid guys at this ****ing shop are ****ing lying asses.


Does a swap for an M-tech II rear bumper same color traded for mine +250$ seem fair?
Jake---I think the answer is simple. What is the cost of a new, M-tech II rear bumper painted your body color? If that is more than $250 (which it is, of course!), then there is your answer. If I got new bumpers for my car, I'd probably just junk the old ones. Besides the cleaning, wrapping, insurance (and their current condition), shipping, and paypal , I don't think I'd make much money on them.
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THANK! YOU!!! Stupid guys at this ****ing shop are ****ing lying asses.


Does a swap for an M-tech II rear bumper same color traded for mine +250$ seem fair?
So Jake, will the Mtech bumper be a plug and play, or will it require different brackets like the front ?...Side skirts and rear bumper is my next project..I'm gonna hold off a bit on the rims and tires...
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:45 PM
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WTF!!!!

Every time I want to do a big mod it's NOT meant to be!! I just met a guy with a 2002 330i 5sp with a 9lbs turbo with 375hp to the wheels and around 420ft lbs torque. That car WHIPS!! Anyways, I was showing him the frog sound on my car and he said it is probably the idler pulley, I have no problem with that, BUT!!! when I revved it up I heard a RATTLE from the VANOS! FML It's only when I press the gas and he thinks it's the guide pin or something similar. Ugh.... There goes my bumper



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So Jake, will the Mtech bumper be a plug and play, or will it require different brackets like the front ?...Side skirts and rear bumper is my next project..I'm gonna hold off a bit on the rims and tires...
Plug and play.
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