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      11-17-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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E90 Pre LCI Grill Blackout plus finishing rods

I was on the fence about doing this for awhile. I finally took the plunge and swapped them out! What do you think?

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I like it
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Amazing! The third mod I did to my car after getting tint and blacklines.
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      11-17-2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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Looks greate because I did the exact same thing about a month ago, so we are twins. I'll post some pics soon. I also did the matte black 335i on the trunk. everything only cost me $100 shipped. I don't see many rock chips on the front of yours and in one year I've got more than I want so have you done anything to fix them ? I don't even ever get on the interstate much! when I bought mine used on Jan 1 this year it didn't have any, so someone touched them up..probably with airbrush.

hope this pic of mine works.
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      11-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!

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Trick Photography! If you could see mine in person you would be disgusted! I did fill in the larger chips prior to replacing the grill but there are still many thousands small specs left behind. Get those pics posted!
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      11-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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Looks great!! Thumbs up!!

Does anyone happen to have an example/picture of this on a white e90??
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ehm..I'm the third...

this is my E91 "summer chrome version"...





and this is the "dark winter pack"...




You can see more pics at my Virtual garage:
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OHH That's very nice!!!! Love the Touring!
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OHH That's very nice!!!! Love the Touring!



thanks... the car is a little cute 320d...
nothing to compare with the more powerful bmw sold in the States...
but... funny enough to drive with childrens...


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thanks... the car is a little cute 320d...
nothing to compare with the more powerful bmw sold in the States...
but... funny enough to drive with childrens...


ACK!

Get a nice big towel, put grommets in it where the head rest poles are at, and lay it across the back seat.. protect that poor leather from the car seats!
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ACK!

Get a nice big towel, put grommets in it where the head rest poles are at, and lay it across the back seat.. protect that poor leather from the car seats!
oh ! thank you for the suggestions...
actually, is strictly forbidden to eat in the car...only drink...,
and in case of necessity, immediatly clean!

so... you can see.. how...well educated are my babies...


i'm jocking...you are right...probably I'll use a towel a.s.a.p.
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Anyone got any opinions on matte black vs gloss place grile?
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Nice job, really like it.
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how did u get the two bottom silver things on the bumper matte black and where did u buy the matte grill and matte 335i emblem ? i wanna do the same thing just dont know where to get all that ... would appreciate some info/sources
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how did u get the two bottom silver things on the bumper matte black and where did u buy the matte grill and matte 335i emblem ? i wanna do the same thing just dont know where to get all that ... would appreciate some info/sources
Black Out Grilles (ECS Tuning brand, not OEM. Just as good quality, but the slats are oval and get wider in the middle)
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...lles/ES523074/

Black Finishing Rods (Different texture from the black out grilles, but absolutely no one will notice)
http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
*Make sure they send you a left piece, center piece, and a right piece. They sent me 2 lefts and had to send me a replacement. Whole process took 11 days, when it could've taken 3.
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clean...I went with flat black...urs are gloss right?
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thx man appreciate the info
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how bad or how long was the process to install the grills and facelifts rods ?
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how did u get the two bottom silver things on the bumper matte black and where did u buy the matte grill and matte 335i emblem ? i wanna do the same thing just dont know where to get all that ... would appreciate some info/sources
I used a old school tool to get at the clips to avoid bumper cover removal. It is a simple radiator hose removal tool. Basically a hooked tool that I used to reach behind and put pressure on the clips.

As others have said I too ordered mine from getbmwparts (Tischer)
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