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BMW E36 With E30 Side Mirrors

11th May 2008

BMW E36 With E30 Side Mirrors

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I have to admit that I never liked the stock BMW E36 (Not the M3) side mirrors. Every time I look at them, I find them a little bit ugly and doesn’t exactly fit my idea of BMW styling. Well, before you ask, I’m not an expert in car design, but it’s my opinion. On the other hand, I absolutely love the M-Tech side mirrors and they look just awesome. The problem is that if your car doesn’t have a body kit, you won’t be able to install these mirrors because they won’t mach the rest of the car.

To solve this problem, I suggest you consider the E30 side mirrors. Yes, you heard right, E30, not E36. If you’re not familiar with the E30 mirrors, they look great and their design is much better than the stock E36 ones. I love their design very much!

Today, I’ve found this photo of a BMW E36 with E30 side mirror. Unfortunately, it’s not clear enough, but it shows that the E30 mirrors will fit the E36 style even better than the stocks ones.

Take a look at this, don’t you agree?

I’m not sure how hard would it be to fit such mirrors in a BMW E36, but at least you know now that someone else did it already. So, it’s possible.

I will try to find a DIY (Do It Yourself) and I hope I will be able to find one to do just that.


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  1. 1 On May 12th, 2008, mgr 328i csport said:

    i’m dying to try that one out, get a DIY!!!!!!!!!!! definitely gonna try it out, hopefully without making a hash of it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 On May 12th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @mgr 328i csport: I will do my best Matt. I hope I will be able to find one 🙂

  3. 3 On April 1st, 2009, gardenbeast said:

    Man, I’m doing this mod now. i made steel plates that have bolts welded on, that bolt to my e36 ti’s door, and the mirrors are bolted to the plate, cut to fit, and then body filler used to complete them. i’ll see if i can get them nice and clean, with paint, and take some pics.