Give your E46 nonM Coupe the aggressive look of the M3 with our HARD Motorsport Rivet-on Fender Flares for your E46 Coupe. We created the molds directly from actual M3 fenders to allow fitment of wheel-tire combos similar to those successfully run on E46 Ms. These flares are a ready-to-go option, which will allow you to run the wider rubber you want for track days or autocross sessions. The HARD Motorsport Fender Flares are specially designed to allow you to keep your factory BMW moldings intact and to retain the classic, factory look of your car.
FRONT: Aprox 30mm wider
REARS: Aprox 30mm wider
(flares taper around the wheel arch, so "width" is not the same around the entire arch. Widest point may not be the "top" of the wheel arch.
Finish: Manufactured from thermoformed ABS plastic, so they won't easily break like fiberglass versions. The HARD Motorsport's Fender Flares can be prepped and painted to match, so you have options.
Some surface irregularities occur due to the composition of the raw materials which can vary. These can be sanded/filled during the prep and finish process. A finish is highly recommended to protect the raw ABS from UV exposure.
Replacement sets can be purchased in front or rear pairs only if you happen to have a mishap on or off the track. We won't tell.
Since these are manufactured in pairs, the cost of manufacturing is the same, so a single flare is the same price as the pair.
Installation is fairly straightforward. These are functional fender flares, so cutting of the factory fenders is necessary to run larger, wider wheels and tires. Modification to the inner fender and fender liner is up to you. We recommend sealing of the rear inner fenders to seal the trunk/cabin from the exterior wheel well. Trimming and adjustment may be necessary to get the final fitment that you require. We leave a bit "extra" around the arch to help the flare keep it's shape.
Fitment: E46 non-M Coupe (pre and post facelift)
Our Fender Flare kit includes:
- 4 unpainted, fender flares (marked for drilling)
- 1 package of black rivets for easy installation and a clean appearance
- Trimming of the flare for accurate fitment These are left on during shipping to maintain shape and prevent damage.
- Trimming of "lip" along the flare edge may be necessary for some wheel/tire fitment.
WHEEL/TIRE: We run up to 275/30/18 rubber on 18x9.5 et25 wheels on both the front and rear.
** We cannot confirm fitment of other wheel/tire combinations that we have not tested. Fine tuning and suspension adjustment may be necessary. It is nearly impossible to determine compatibility with the endless variety of suspension, wheel, and tire combinations that are possible. We'll give you the extra room, the rest is up to you!
HARD Motorsport Fender Flares are made in the U.S.A.!!!
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The fender flares looks awesome, feels solid and have really good fitment. Good amount of rivets included.