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      01-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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E92 335 Factory Black Lower Grills w/Oil Cooler

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For all of you who want factory black lower grills for your E92 335 with an oil cooler, I've found the correct part numbers to order. I have confirmed that the 335's with Active Cruise come with black lower grills and have the opening for the oil cooler (so no modification is necessary). However, since the active cruise has a unique middle lower grill, the best thing to do is order the following:

(1) Lower right (passenger) grill part number 51117175312 (for 335 w/ active cruise and oil cooler)
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...05&hg=51&fg=15

(2) Lower middle grill part number 51117128234 (for 328)

(3) Lower left (driver) grill part number 51117154719 (for 328)
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...05&hg=51&fg=15

The one odd thing is that BMW does not show a different part number for the active cruise cars on the left lower grill (that's why I ordered the 328 one). Tischer BMW confirmed this oddity too and were puzzled.

Here's a picture from the back side showing the grills installed:
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      01-23-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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good info..
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you're amazing...

that's less than $60 shipped!
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... was just searching this, awesome info, thanks. can anyone confirm after receipt that these parts work perfectly? DIY? Tischer say anything about how hard the install is?
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I went by my local dealer today and tried to order a set of these using the part numbers. The driver side throw the parts guy for a loop and said he couldn't find the number. I will just order this from tischer since he was of no help.
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      01-23-2010, 08:26 PM   #7
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I ordered and received all of the parts, so I can confirm they are correct. However, I haven't installed them yet because I'm going to remove my bumper when I install my AMS intercooler, but I have no doubt they will fit. Tischer was unsure as well before I ordered it (but now they know)!
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Added picture of the grills installed from the back side to the first post.
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awesome info! I ordered the whole 328 set and carefully cut out the holes for the oil cooler. (very time consuming)
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in the picture above, it looks like the passenger side grill has some sort of solid piece covering the outtermost half of the opening. Is this supposed to be like this?

will this block air to the oil cooler?

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^ no, driver side needs to have that spot blocked off, unless the bmw perf. power kit is used. It is the passenger side we need to be concerned with.
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oh ok....so why is the drivers side half-blocked off?
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oh ok....so why is the drivers side half-blocked off?
To direct airflow to the brake duct. See the picture below.
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ordering the grills today...whats the easiest way to install?

Is there a DIY guide?
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I ordered these pieces and they are all correct. I would prefer to have the driver side grille "fully open", is there another part # for the drivers side grille that isnt "blocked off"?
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ordering the grills today...whats the easiest way to install?

Is there a DIY guide?
I removed my front bumper cover, but I did it at the same time as my intercooler installation. However, it would be really difficult to replace without taking the bumper cover off (there's a DIY on that). Some people have said they they "broke" the old grills out, but that isn't something I'd do.
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I ordered these pieces and they are all correct. I would prefer to have the driver side grille "fully open", is there another part # for the drivers side grille that isnt "blocked off"?
I don't know of one. Perhaps a Euro one, but good luck with that!
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I also removed my front bumper when installing the new Grilles. So much easier when the bumper is off. I also took the time to compound and wax my bumper with everything removed. :-)


Im trying to find the part number for the Grille in the Performance Kit from BMW. I believe that it should be "open" to accomidate the additional water cooler.

Can anyone verify this?
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Great info. There was a vendor that was reselling these and making a mint.
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Yea they still exist, but there is no longer a need to order their modified grille because bmw now offers one. The grille im talking about is the drivers side lower grille. They have a silver one that is fully open, but i havent been able to find one in black thats not partially blocked.

Does anyone have a list of all the parts included in the BMW performace kit?
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Sorry to bring to life a 2 year old thread. But I was wondering does every e92 have an oil cooler. I have a 2009 335i xDrive Coupe (e92) and I want to replace the lower oem grills with black ones. So do I need the oil cooler. I looked at teh current grills, the driver and passenger side look the same

Any input on this matter is greatly appreciated. I just want to make sure I buy the right parts

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Yea they still exist, but there is no longer a need to order their modified grille because bmw now offers one. The grille im talking about is the drivers side lower grille. They have a silver one that is fully open, but i havent been able to find one in black thats not partially blocked.

Does anyone have a list of all the parts included in the BMW performace kit?
I dont have oil cooloer on my e92 (2009 335ix coupe), what are the part numbers for the Black Lower Grills

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