Part of this E36 M3 project build entails replacing all of the side trim as well as the front and rear impact strips on the bumper. If you’ve never taken off those impact strips (the black trim pieces on the front and rear bumpers), you may think that the actual bumper needs to come off, like I did. Well, I’m here to tell you, that isn’t the case, lol!
To take off the impact strips, you simply…pop them off! It’s as easy as that. I was under the impression that you had to take off the bumper to access a clip or bolt holding the impact strips on. So, I didn’t necessarily need to take off the rear bumper, but it was a good experience and I found something weird hiding in the alignment holes of the rear bumper too! This car never ceases to surprise me!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to take off the rear bumper of your E36 M3, here’s the video for you! Also, if you haven’t subscribed to the Exotic Whips Youtube channel yet, hit that subscribe button!