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Old 03-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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Z you think this is salvageable?
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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You might be able to glue some of those cracks back together. What would be more difficult would be if the mounting points for the hardware are torn out, which it appears that most of them are.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:31 PM
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Ya they are all torn out but the bolts are still there, might just get a new one (or washer the ripped out ones) (I found one of my brake cooling ducts)
Bet eBay has the ducts though
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:34 PM
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No bent rims, thank goodness, what are these m wheels made of titanium?
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:42 PM
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Aluminum. Anyway, if you can get that fender liner patched up and mounted tightly, there's no reason to buy a new one. It all comes down to being able to fasten it securely, because if you can't, it's going to get destroyed by the tire in a millisecond anyway.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:23 AM
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Gotcha prob order a new one then melt This one
We'll see

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:26 AM
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I ordered this just now, now I'm off tire shopping
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
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Looked at tires today, do I really need ZR rated front tires on my M3? Cause the cost differ is over 120 a tire vs non ZR rated, the tires I found in 225-45-17 non ZR rated are only 101.99 a pc

I have expensive ass michilen pilot pros on there now (ZR rated)

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Do you like to go fast?
Not over 120

Just not sure if it's worth the extra 3bills for 2 front tires (with a softer compound)

I'm waiting for the new front bumper I ordered last night, so that'll give me time to think and count my cash...

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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I'd wager a bet that most tires in M3 dimensions are Z rated and higher. What kind of tire are you looking for? You're in Texas, so you can get away with running a summer tire year-round. Honestly, if I were you, I'd base my decision more on tread life than speed rating. I run a ZR95Y rated tire, which can sustain speeds up to 186MPH, but that's obviously overkill since my car probably tops out at 150 and I'll never drive it that fast to begin with. I wanted a summer tire which could be used reasonably on the street as well as do occasional lap days and autocrossing, so my tread wear rating is 280. Pretty sticky, but not crazy. If you just want a non performance tire, you have lots of options.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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Yep, but I did find these on tire rack.com think I'm going to get em (2)
Not too high performance nor too sticky but they are for the front I've got really really good tires on the rear

Funny the mark up at local dealers
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I ordered this just now, now I'm off tire shopping
When you get it can you post pictures and a review? I need a new M3 bumper but I can't afford to replace with another OE one right now.
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Will do, fingers crossed it goes smooth, I ordered last night, should be here sometime this week
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:08 AM
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Ordered last week I'll keep you guys posted on fitment after paint (although it's already black I'm still gonna have it two stepped painted) hope its not too expensive I'm getting to my $ limit
Hope I can just bring in a broken pc of the black fascia for them to match(def the first kinda/weak wreck on this M as the inner of the oem fascia is still Daytona Violet)
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:01 AM
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New M bumper came in yesterday evening (haven't opened the package yet I'll send picks of packing and of course the bumper) and give you guys my opinion of quality, going to drop it off at the body shop for a quick spray then install myself...Should be simple install, I've had to reinstall half of my helrot one (long time ago) once after hitting something in the road it popped off right corner (took out a fog and lower center grill)
Any suggestions on full installation would be appreciated(pretty sure I can handle it but any tips or tricks would be very helpful)
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:20 AM
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Here ya go, pretty impressive quality... Gotta check the front plate center mould and make sure it's US not euro, no biggie I think I have a US one laying around(no I'm not drilling into the euro)
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Installation is a breeze. It's just two larger nuts on each side of the front, and then some small screws along the fender radius and underneath for the fender liners. Since it's such an easy job, there aren't really any tips or tricks to make life easier. Just make sure the sides of the bumper slide into the guide brackets as you push the bumper onto the car. That's about it.
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ThanksZ, any idea what these sensors or blanks are?? first pic is from passenger side second is from drivers
(is the passenger side round silver thing a sensor for the brake air scoops?)
Thanks you guys for all your advice btw
I kinda remember the driver side blank from my other 36's (maybe for Canada runners)
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Photo on the right is definitely the outside temp sensor, but I don't believe I've ever seen the item in the left photo. I've never had to deal with it when I've had my bumper off, I know that much.
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I have the one on the left pic. Not sure what it is, though. Looks like a crude speaker. Could be related to the alarm system's chirps?
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Hmm, does kinda look like a chirper, and I bet it pops into the brake air vent, to kinda amplify it (just a theory) have no idea really my alarm key fob is busted
My Bentley manual doesn't cover the M's but I'm gonna find the brake vent and see if it has a place to pop it in

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Hmmm... I have the OEM alarm on my car, and I don't have that thing in my passenger side brake duct. Also, I'd imagine that the chirping would be handled by the main alarm bellhorn. I really have no idea though. It does say BMW on it, so we at least know it isn't aftermarket.
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