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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.


View Poll Results: Which Sun Shade
Covercraft 4 23.53%
OEM 11 64.71%
Other (recommend) 2 11.76%
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Old Wed, Jun-23-2010, 02:41:09 AM   #11
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You don't have to buy the side pieces, but I would if I got one. But I use a whole car cover in the high UV months for the few times I drive the car regularly to work, so haven't had the need.
I bought the 2 front pieces and 2 front sides. My back is windows and rear are tinted. These are used on aircraft so the quality is top grade.
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Talking My sunshields, work great but hard to find..NLA

Got to have sun shields here in FL and mine are used every day. These sets are no longer being made and I bought two sets last year for the M3 and E30 at www.speedgear.com. (I think I should have bought more). I was digging for the BMW part numbers as I'm sure a dealer will have some new old stock. What's nice is that they have suction cups and it will stay put. Also, the set comes with two folding side shields as well.
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The sun will fade the logo eventually, but it still works well.
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Sorry, I didn't put it in straight, I wasn't really trying to take a pic of it. Also note if you don't pull it from the designed suction cup rings, it will tear(see bottom left-all my fault). Anyway, FWIW, I've been happy with them and have yet to see someone else with them!

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Old Wed, Jun-23-2010, 04:24:16 AM   #13
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I have had the covercraft for over two years now and it does the job. I for one do not like that BMW plastered on the OEM one, the covercraft is clean and simple.
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Old Wed, Jun-23-2010, 04:37:22 AM   #14
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I've got the CoverCraft and am very happy with it. It is solidly made and fits well. I've not compared it side-by-side with the OEM shade but from looking at a number of different pictures it sure looks identical other than not having the big BMW plastered on it.

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Get OEM from TISCHER and enjoy!
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I bought the 2 front pieces and 2 front sides. My back is windows and rear are tinted. These are used on aircraft so the quality is top grade.
very interested in this product since it also covers the front windows.

since there is no e46 listed, did you buy the one for:


"BMW 3 series coupes 325Ci & 330Ci 1999 - 2004 Sunshades"

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Old Thu, Jun-24-2010, 02:29:52 AM   #17
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very interested in this product since it also covers the front windows.

since there is no e46 listed, did you buy the one for:


"BMW 3 series coupes 325Ci & 330Ci 1999 - 2004 Sunshades"

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I did but when i install them, did not quite fit. Called them and explained and they were so nice enough to recommend take pics so they can make adjustments. They send me the replacements and they fit snugly. Other options they recommend is to cut a paper pattern on the outside and mail it to their factory. Great deal for $59.00 incl colored border options, plus aircraft grade material, can't beat it.
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I did but when i install them, did not quite fit. Called them and explained and they were so nice enough to recommend take pics so they can make adjustments. They send me the replacements and they fit snugly. Other options they recommend is to cut a paper pattern on the outside and mail it to their factory. Great deal for $59.00 incl colored border options, plus aircraft grade material, can't beat it.
i was afraid of this...

hard to believe they were able to make adjustments just based on pics...(not doubting you, just can't believe the company was able to adjust using some pics)

are you talking about the windshield shades or the side window shades?

thanks again

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Old Thu, Jun-24-2010, 01:41:54 PM   #19
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I ordered the covercraft one last week. Since I drive an M3 if it says anything BMW, it needed to be ///M or nothing at all. Heard absolutely nothing but great reviews for the CC.

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Old Thu, Jun-24-2010, 05:19:47 PM   #20
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Surprised no one's mentioned heatshield?

I bought a heatshield when I first got the car 4 years ago, its been fantastic ever since. Fits almost perfectly to the shape of our windshields.
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