Give your E46 Sedan the aggressive look of the M3 with our HARD Motorsport Rivet-on Fender Flares for your E46 sedan. 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 easily sanded out 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 Sedan (pre and post facelift)
Our Fender Flare kit includes:
- 4 unpainted, fender flares (marked for drilling) - Rear Door pieces are separate.
- 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 have run this wheel/tire combo as listed above on our house-car with proven results. 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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I was a little skeptical about this fender flare kit once it was mounted on the car, it changed the entire look. The rear bumper spacers included in the kit also helped give the car that oem M3 look. The fitment was perfect but you lose the body line on the front fenders which also makes them look a little awkward. But the kit is great and would definitely recommend it. But I do suggest using hardware that makes the kit removable, makes it very convenient. There are black rivets included but I prefer having the ability to take off the fender flares.
Shout outs to hard Motorsport for giving E46 Sedans love .
I have not installed these yet, but just taking them out of the box and you can see these are not made by some guy out in his garage. The lines are sharp and the quality control is excellent. I do with that they provided a high level overview of install though.
I was ecstatic when I found these! I instantly purchased them and eagerly awaited their arrival. Upon initial fit up they looked a bit off, but being abs plastic you can easily tweak them into place. They may require a little smoothing out on the ends at the quarter panel, door, rocker area but other than that, I must say this is an amazing product and much more affordable than the metal work to get the m3 look. Easy diy project for your average hobbyist or mechanic.