318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Exterior

Notices

Exterior From spoilers, lights to body kits and window problems.

.
» Recent Threads
unfinished supercharged...
06-22-2021 03:57 PM
Last post by Spartan 059
06-22-2021 03:57 PM
0 Replies, 319 Views
1998 BLUE 318 ti for SALE
06-22-2021 02:32 AM
Last post by Blue
06-22-2021 02:32 AM
0 Replies, 232 Views
Save this ti
06-19-2021 06:59 AM
Last post by b0m
06-19-2021 06:59 AM
0 Replies, 847 Views
Partial Interior Part out
05-23-2021 09:40 PM
Last post by lumitrac
06-17-2021 03:43 PM
14 Replies, 5,152 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
RCV7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 159
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default Need a new nose panel. Can any e36 fit?

My front nose panel is beyond repair and will be looking for another one. Grills are O.K. Can I use any e36 panel or do I have to stay with the Ti? Which years would fit? Thanks in advance.
RCV7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
Bluebimma
Senior Member
 
Bluebimma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 43609
Posts: 3,425
iTrader: (8)
Default

Any fit and since you have a 96, you should have the pre facelift nosepanel unless its latemodel and you have the postfacelift. Buy the panel that matches your current kidneys or purchase a new nosepanel with new kidneys for it.
__________________
1995 Hellrot Clubsport 318ti -Gone
1996 Schwartz II Sport 357ti - 5.7L V8 LS1/6
1997 Moregrun Metallic 318ti - Gone

1998 Schwartz II sport 318ti - M50TUB25/5
Bluebimma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 11:48 PM   #3
Platanos
Senior Member
 
Platanos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 1,905
iTrader: (5)
Default

Doesn't it need to come from a 4 door sedan....
__________________
Platanos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 12:19 AM   #4
RCV7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 159
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default

Good question
RCV7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #5
Platanos
Senior Member
 
Platanos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 1,905
iTrader: (5)
Default

I know that from the a pillars forward we use the same as sedans (a pillars, hood, corner lights, fenders). I guess I just assumed that was the case for the nose panel.

Maybe its like the bumper and headlights, where any e36 will fit...

I would trust bluebimma, as he is like a ti guru...
__________________
Platanos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 02:10 AM   #6
RCV7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 159
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default

Man, this is driving me crazy. I just googled 1995 BMW 318ti front bumper to see if the front nose panel is different than a '98. They look the same. You're saying there was a face lift one year and the design changed? Thanks
RCV7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 02:23 AM   #7
zoner
Senior Member
 
zoner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,464
iTrader: (7)
Default

Yes, there was a change, as bluebimma has noted. It was very subtle, but if you look closely, you can see the difference between the two grills.

1995 E36:




1998 E36:



Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the two nose panels are interchangeable. However, if you want to reuse your existing grills, you will need to get the nose panel that is correct for your model year.

Last edited by zoner; 03-15-2011 at 02:25 AM.
zoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 03:04 AM   #8
cooljess76
NOBODY F's with the Jesus
 
cooljess76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura California
Posts: 7,825
iTrader: (6)
Default

All e36 nose panels are interchangeable. coupe, sedan, vert, compact, makes no difference. Only thing as stated above is the kidney grille change. If you like the new style grilles, get the '97+ nose panel. If you like the recessed grilles, get the '96 and older nose panel. Also, beware most of the nose panels sold on ebay are plastic.
cooljess76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 03:17 AM   #9
RCV7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 159
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default

Any suggestions on where to get black grills inexpensively? Thanks
RCV7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
Platanos
Senior Member
 
Platanos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 1,905
iTrader: (5)
Default

sorry for any confusion....my bad
__________________
Platanos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
cooljess76
NOBODY F's with the Jesus
 
cooljess76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura California
Posts: 7,825
iTrader: (6)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Platanos View Post
sorry for any confusion....my bad
No worries man. The front fenders, hood, engine compartment, corner lights, mirrors, window regulators and maybe the windshields are shared with the e36 sedan. The nose panel, front bumper, side skirts, fog lights and headlights are interchangeable with all e36's(except the Z3 of course). The sidemarker lights are also interchangeable between all e36's, however they changed styles a year after the nose panels changed. One should note that like the newer kidney grilles not fitting in the older nose panel or vice versa, the newer sidemarkers will not fit in the older fenders or vice versa. The BMW roundels are the same for all e36's except the convertible which uses a smaller roundel on the rear. Almost everything else is ti specific.
cooljess76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 04:33 AM   #12
32styledTI
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)
Default thanks

I had a few questions and you just answered them all cooljess.

your truly a TIguru..

"i was wondering about the fogs and if I could take some from e36 coupe."

I guess so..
32styledTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 05:28 AM   #13
32styledTI
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)
Default

It seems a few people on Maxbimmer forum think its only the sedan parts that are interchangable , now im all confused again!

I hoestly doubt them as Im sure the poeple here know TI's better than the comman e36 driver but...any input to confirm?

Last edited by 32styledTI; 03-22-2011 at 05:31 AM.
32styledTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #14
cooljess76
NOBODY F's with the Jesus
 
cooljess76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura California
Posts: 7,825
iTrader: (6)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 32styledTI View Post
It seems a few people on Maxbimmer forum think its only the sedan parts that are interchangable , now im all confused again!

I hoestly doubt them as Im sure the poeple here know TI's better than the comman e36 driver but...any input to confirm?
Nose panel(96+) part# 41338225981 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 328i Sedan
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 M3 Sedan
E36 M3 Coupe
E36 M3 Convertible
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....ur=&series=E36

Front bumper Mtechnic Part# 51112233841 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 320i Sedan
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 325i Sedan
E36 325i Convertible
E36 325is Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Sedan
E36 M3 Convertible
E36 M3 Coupe
E36 M3 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....ur=&series=E36

Headlight Left Part# 63121387861 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 320i Sedan
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 325i Sedan
E36 325i Convertible
E36 325is Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Sedan
E36 M3 Convertible
E36 M3 Coupe
E36 M3 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Sideskirt Left Part# 51718190707 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 320i Sedan
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 325i Sedan
E36 325i Convertible
E36 325is Coupe
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 328i Sedan
E36 M3 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Fog light Left Part# 63178357389 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 320i Sedan
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 325i Sedan
E36 325i Convertible
E36 325is Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Sedan
E36 M3 Convertible
E36 M3 Coupe
E36 M3 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Side marker light Left Part# 63137164489 fits the following vehicles:
E36 318i Convertible
E36 318i Sedan
E36 318is Coupe
E36 318ti Compact
E36 320i Sedan
E36 323i Convertible
E36 323i Coupe
E36 328i Sedan
E36 328i Coupe
E36 328i Convertible
E36 M3 Coupe
E36 M3 Convertible
E36 M3 Sedan
E53 X5 3.0i SUV
E53 X5 4.4i SUV
E53 X5 4.6is SUV
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1


The following parts are shared only between compacts and sedans:

Windshield
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Hood
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Fenders
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Corner lights
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Mirrors
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1

Last edited by cooljess76; 03-23-2011 at 12:20 AM.
cooljess76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #15
RCV7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 159
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default

WOW! cooljess76: You are the MAN! Thanks!
RCV7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
95 vs 97 nose panel? Ralliart10 Exterior 7 08-03-2010 05:27 AM
front grille panel (nose panel) clem318ti US and North America 3 11-06-2008 06:19 PM
WTB: Nose Panel VROOMCP US and North America 0 06-23-2008 06:31 AM
WTB: Nose Panel HuGo US and North America 1 03-19-2007 12:27 AM
Nose Panel Hessom Exterior 1 08-18-2006 11:05 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:32 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2021, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 124.79 k/148.53 k (15.98%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.