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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 roadster and coupe talk with our gurus here.

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Meat Head Meat Head is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8
Stone gaurds or no stone guards??? That is the question.

Well, I'm trying to decide if I should put the magnetic stone guards on my

Please delete this post. My computer is acting up!!!

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Old 06-07-2014, 11:40 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 5MT
My car didn't have any stone damage, but I put the guards on anyway. Do you have to drive on gravel roads a lot to need stone guards?
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:17 PM
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I had some on my previous Z3 coupe but not on my current M coupe...after inspecting that area of the car, I wish I had gotten them on my current car too. I have quite a few little nicks and chips that I never had on the previous car...I may still get some to prevent any further damage.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:06 PM
pepz pepz is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 Z3 3.0 i
I'm not a fan of the stone guard look. So I just Dr.
Color chip the minimal road rash once a year or so. It takes less than a half hour and you would never know there where any nicks.
2001 Z3 3.0i
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