Replace those old, decaying door panels with a fresh set of our HARD Motorsport Lightweight Textured Door Panels in your BMW E46 M3 and non-M Coupe.
Give your E46 interior a fresh, unique, finished appearance similar to BMW Motorsport Factory race cars. These Door Panels are quality parts with the attention to detail that you would expect from HARD Motorsport.
- SOLD AS A PAIR
- Durable thermoformed ABS plastic (Black)
- Styled for a custom factory look and feel
- Installs without needing to cut your inner door with anodized bracket kit, or you may fabricate your own mounting system to suite your requirements
- Lightweight. Just 2lbs 11oz each (complete factory panels weigh about 13 pounds each)
- Over 10.5 lbs in total weight savings over stock parts; compare to .060 aluminum panels weighing 6.5 lbs each
- Low profile design
- Filled map pockets and pull handles
- Racing style nylon door pull strap (included) BLACK ONLY to meet racing safety guidelines.
- Compatible with original door latches
Low profile design for weight reduction and a slimmer profile (O.E.M. vs. HARD Motorsport version)
If you're using these in a car where the stock speakers are in-place, these DO NOT have speaker profiles for mounting the speakers...sorry, these are designed for reduced weight on race cars.
Slight variances in material and the thermoforming process are possible. We provide a semi-rough cut panel that may require additional trimming and modification to get the fitment and clearance that you desire. These are not intended to compared to the OEM panels in materials, fitment or attachment.
MOUNTING HARDWARE: 8 anodized aluminum brackets and blind pop-rivets. (you may replace with your own hardware such as nutserts and screws if you desire during installation)
**we no longer provide the original stand-off style mounting kit due to customer feedback**
For INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a custom quote. Be sure to include your verified billing and shipping address.
**WARNING: These Door Panel replacements were NOT designed for the O.E.M. side impact airbag mechanism; it will not interact nor is it designed to interact with this system on the car.**
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Do not spec this part to be an easy install like a plug and play. This is a custom part so take your time. Patience is the key. When installing the nutsert make sure they are perfectly aligned. Else you will have to adjust them.
Trim the panel where ever possible.
If you are going to reuse the inside door opener make sure you trim them. I suggest using a dremel tool. You can also use the dremel tool to drill the holes for the bolts.
I started with the passenger side, right side, door and took me longer than expected. Once i learnt some tricks etc i went to the driver side, left side. This side was easier.
Take your time, patience is the key when installing this product. But the end result looks great.
E46 door panels fit perfect with very little effort, and they look awesome! They also got lots of compliments at HPDE. Thanks!
So I finally got around to install my ABS light weight doors. I decided to retain the OEM inside door handle pull as they are negligible in weight but look great. The finished installed panels look fantastic and are indeed very light. They follow the steel door surface quite well. However, installation requires being patient and careful. The indents in the panel where you need to drill to match the nutsert may not in fact be lined up properly. But you can bend the nutsert and its screwed in attachment just enough to have good alignment. Be extremely careful with the black plastic fiber spacers as they are very fragile and crack easily if you try to bend them or overtighten them. Other than that, as I said, the finished installed product is quite appealing for a track car and very light. And the price was good value.