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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 04-07-2013, 06:47 AM
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323 to m3 side molding conversion

Hey recently replaced the oem side moldings on my 323 to the flush m3 moldings but they're not fitting in close to the door help
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:14 AM
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I assume you purchased aftermarket/imitation moldings? They have known fitment problems, which you may eventually have to take up with the seller. That aside, are all the clips seated correctly on the trim and in the door?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:35 AM
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Yeah some **** off of eBay but every one who does the conversion buys these I suppose . I'll have to find some one parting an M3 out
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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If you cannot find any thing local, you might have better luck with these. M3 Door Moldings
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:30 AM
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Thanks guys ill definitely check that site

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:54 AM
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I have those and can't keep some of them clipped in place. Even replaced the clips with OEM and they still pop off. Yes the holes are original size/location.

I went with used regular trim pieces and have had no trouble with them attaching and staying attached.
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yeah the aftermarket fitment is poor...but i got them anyway as i have plans on 'modding' them.

one of those 'when i git round to it'....things.....




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Old 04-07-2013, 06:12 PM
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I wonder if one could use a heat gun to "persuade" them to fit a little better.
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not sure if that would work or not.....might make it worse....





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Old 04-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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That's what I was thinkin'. Could work, or it could end in disaster. Probably the latter...
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:51 AM
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I had aftermarket ones and no bueno. Bought oem ones from ecs tuning and muy bueno.
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