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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Feb-26-2019, 04:16:34 PM   #21
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Here's my current - and I can't emphasize this enough - work in progress.

Shape is pretty much there, mounting may change

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Very helpful, thanks. Is this file just for the passenger side? I'll give it a go and report back.

I'm still contemplating how I want to mount the ducts. I like Obi's version of mounting to the frame/crash support for easy bumper removal. I'm also toying with making a version that replaces the fog lights. Essentially a duct that clips into the factory mounts for the fog lights.
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Very helpful, thanks. Is this file just for the passenger side? I'll give it a go and report back.

I'm still contemplating how I want to mount the ducts. I like Obi's version of mounting to the frame/crash support for easy bumper removal. I'm also toying with making a version that replaces the fog lights. Essentially a duct that clips into the factory mounts for the fog lights.
If you flip it in your slicer it *should* fit the driver's side, but that file is for the passenger (US).

I was messing with it last night, and the top *barely* clears the bumper mount/ frame, but the mounting holes are probably a bit too far back.

I'm going to try moving the mounts forward about 4cm which should make it easy to have a bracket coming off the stock duct mount, but depending on how picky you are it might be rivet-able to the bumper as-is. If you print it, I'm curious to see your feedback since the fitment is probably slightly different on each car.
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If you flip it in your slicer it *should* fit the driver's side, but that file is for the passenger (US).

I was messing with it last night, and the top *barely* clears the bumper mount/ frame, but the mounting holes are probably a bit too far back.

I'm going to try moving the mounts forward about 4cm which should make it easy to have a bracket coming off the stock duct mount, but depending on how picky you are it might be rivet-able to the bumper as-is. If you print it, I'm curious to see your feedback since the fitment is probably slightly different on each car.
Going to give this a try! Are the mounting holes the circular protrusions?

Any adjustments you think it might need? I can make those before I try the first print.
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Going to give this a try! Are the mounting holes the circular protrusions?

Any adjustments you think it might need? I can make those before I try the first print.
Just the mounting adjustments I mentioned! Some support might not hurt under the large ramp to the outlet, if your printer can swing it
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