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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Thu, Jan-22-2015, 09:23:22 AM   #81
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Proper widebody for what? To get an aftermarket look? 305's are plenty wide and the bodywork looks OEM.

Whatever bodyshop did that white m3 knew what they were doing. It looks perfect.
As in, I don't know, actually being a wide body.

No one is disputing the looks of the car, so that response isn't relevant to what's being said here. It looks OEM because it is with pulled fenders. There's no additional work to widen the fender arches via metal work then widening the bumpers to match. If there is, well, it's incredibly minimal. Most are able to get this look by heating the fenders then doing a roll or pull.

Plenty of others who put even wider wheels (ie. 19x12) with a similar tire size who pull their fenders too which look great on their cars. I wouldn't call those a wide body either. No need to be salty over nothing.

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that was my main point... that there really isn't a need for a wide body "kit" for looks. there are plenty of methods available to install wider wheels without destroying the overall looks of the vehicle however looks are subjective to preference and taste and everyone has a different interpretation of what looks good.
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Old Fri, Jan-23-2015, 02:35:13 AM   #83
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And that would be great in a "Pulled Fenders" thread. I'm just merely saying, that's not a wide body in a wide body thread. Plenty of threads with people with 12" wide wheels with fat tires.

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Old Fri, Jan-23-2015, 02:46:02 AM   #84
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lol, noobs.



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Old Fri, Jan-23-2015, 02:54:32 AM   #85
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Nevin, just chiming in with something i found on e46f

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1015059
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To have a good body shop do custom....is it more expensive than getting a kit?
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depends... kits can range from ~$2k to near $20k for professional stuff. If you consider looks only and don't care about aero, a body shop should be able to do something nice in a reasonable budget.
They can do flares I believe, anything more complicated like a wider bumper is outside of their league, you need a mold and that starts to only make sense if you sell a bunch of them (i.e, it becomes a kit). You could try to attach stuff to the bumper to make it wider... I actually considered it at some point, but it was a dead end. It would look beyond clumsy and aerodynamically, worse than doing nothing.
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I have a convertible but I'm looking to do a sleek but aggressive wide body. Not super-wide but wide and quality work because I'm picky. This car will never see track...however I do street races and aero/functional is important.
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There is the rocket bunny kit. But with a look like that you have to be sure you want it.
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that one isnt bad... i just ****ing hate the rivit look... maybe if someone molded it to the car.
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