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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Nov-30-2017, 04:30:46 PM   #1
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Default M3 Bumper Lower Mesh Question

all- trying to delux my m3 and was looking up OEM part numbers on realoem

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_2758

Does anyone know what #30 is for? I can't seem to find references for where it is installed?

Also regard the mesh itself... anyone have experience with the non-oem versions? seems to be more than 50% cheaper
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Default Re: M3 Bumper Lower Mesh Question

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anyone have experience with the non-oem versions? seems to be more than 50% cheaper
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=593646
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It's not ebay parts. some reputable sites like ECS, FCP, and Pelican are selling an OE or aftermarket version. in this case the same tdeal with the mesh
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Default Re: M3 Bumper Lower Mesh Question

The thread extends to beyond just eBay parts.
To put it in perspective, it costs $80 at the dealer.
Buy a rep online and you pay say, $40, $10 for shipping and you might save $30.
Mine has been on my car for 19 years and 165000kms, 15 track days, a dozen cone smashes at autocross and multiple rocks and doesn't have one noticeable mark on it. High wear items (and as much as I wish my front bumper wasn't high wear) are always smart to go OEM unless its a proven better aftermarket solution to a 25-30 year old design flaw.
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It's not ebay parts. some reputable sites like ECS, FCP, and Pelican are selling an OE or aftermarket version. in this case the same tdeal with the mesh
eBay doesn’t make parts... it’s a marketplace much like FCP, ECS, etc. Aftermarket parts can vary, but it’s all the same garbage.

Buy OEM.

I’m unfamiliar with #30. I’d like to see this part installed as I can’t recall ever seeing it.
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I purchased the OEM version to install in a bumper I bought for my 325i that didin't have it and I purchased two of the non OEM versions to cut up and place in the vents in my Varis hood. As expected, the non OEM version is much more flexible, which worked out great for my application of it. The OEM is much more stout and firm, I think it would maintain it's shape better and probably hold up better to debris.
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