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      05-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Chrome Grills

I know that I the 328i's doesn't come with Chrome accents on the grills or the side linings. That only comes with the 335i's. But is there anyway to install a chrome grill onto my 328xi? (It looks reallllly bling, you cant deny that)

Are the OEM parts, and would the labor cost a lot?

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      05-15-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Grill Left: 51137120009 OEM Chrome grill
Grill Right: 51137120010 OEM Chrome grill

And go through the appropriate step in the DIY below. It is easy you can do it yourself. I have them for my E91 but I haven't installed them yet.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3830

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on the 328 you do not have to remove the 2 top pieces/strips since these are already chrome. The 2 grills simply pop out with a little tugging and the 2 new chrome pieces pop right in. I'm a girl and even I did it without any problem.
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could buy a chrome grill from the dealer? if so how much am i looking at to pay for it?
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on the 328 you do not have to remove the 2 top pieces/strips since these are already chrome. The 2 grills simply pop out with a little tugging and the 2 new chrome pieces pop right in. I'm a girl and even I did it without any problem.
LOL sounds good!
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could buy a chrome grill from the dealer? if so how much am i looking at to pay for it?
Yes see my post above for part number. I paid about $120.00 CAD for both side.
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order the pieces, and you can do it yourself, it'll literally take you a minute to swap them...
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anyone got some before and after pics just curious to see them side by side
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could buy a chrome grill from the dealer? if so how much am i looking at to pay for it?

They list at $35.10 each
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It takes maybe 20 seconds each? I did it in the dealership showroom while taking delivery. it was funny how many people inside the dealership looked in shock as I pulled off the grills of a brand new BMW..
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I bought mine on Carpartsdiscount.com for $65 for both sides, they have two versions. Popped them in, took about 2 1/2 minutes.
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soooo its just a pop out and pop in kinda diy?
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soooo its just a pop out and pop in kinda diy?
yes...easiest mod you can do short of the tire valve caps
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yes...easiest mod you can do short of the tire valve caps
Haha, thats exactly what I want to hear
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