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      04-20-2009, 06:10 AM   #1
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Black Kidney Grills

I know there's some people on here who've made their own satin black grills.

But I just ordered the new BMW performance black grills from the performance aerodynamics range (from the dealers parts dept). In stock for delivery Wednesday!

Guess how much? (Genuine OEM remember, 2 year guarantee and ready to fit)

21.95 each with VAT. BARGAIN!!!!!!!!!

part numbers (for LCI E90/E91)

51712146911 (left)
51712146912 (right)

Lets hope they look as good as they do in the catalogue.
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nice one, any idea of price/part no for the e92?
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      04-20-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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Thats really good, are they just the same as the normal ones but matte black?
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nice one, any idea of price/part no for the e92?
For E91 its http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...96&hg=51&fg=95

But if you search for a e92, there is no 'BMW performance aerodynamics' section under vehicle trim / accessories & retrofittings.

Maybe you can't get them for E92?
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      04-20-2009, 07:43 AM   #5
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Thats really good, are they just the same as the normal ones but matte black?
I think so, a full satin or matte (not sure yet) grill, inner slats and outer rim all as one.
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wow thats really cheap expeted about 100 from bmw. Looks like my new e90 LCI arrriving at end of May will need a set.
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Just read the spec and they are actually HIGH GLOSS black.

Oh well, they're ordered now, have to wait and see when I pick them up tomorrow.
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you got them fitted yet? any pics
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you got them fitted yet? any pics
hang on a bit....

I can't get to the dealers till tomorrow to pick them up, so maybe over the weekend - when the wifes not looking.

"have you been spending our money on that bloody car again?"

"no, its always looked like that love, you must be mistaken....."
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Right, the wifes gone to Morrisons........

New grills fitted in 10 minutes. (use a 4mm allen key instead of torx driver, upper bumper screws are not very tight).

The grills are two-part mouldings, high gloss outer (which matches the high gloss shadowline window trims) and matt inner slats.

No paint to scratch / chip as they are black plastic.

Before and after pics below. I think they'll grow on me. Would prob look better on a dark car, but at least it's the last bit of chrome gone from the body work and it ties in with the lower black grills too.

Not bad for 42 genuine BMW!
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nice... now get the CF splitter
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Loving that black look....now I wonder!!!
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Can't go wrong with OEM, looks great.
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e92 35 each OEM, quality looks superb
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e92 35 each OEM, quality looks superb
Got a link for that buddy ? Would like to order particularly that I know the outside part is gloss black !
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The gloss black outers look very good - I have contemplated removing mine and spraying the rims gloss balck a few times but have never got round to it.

I have ordered some grilles with a CF surrounnd with matt black slats for the M3 as I like the shiny finish to the outers. Did not realise the OEM ones would look so good and be so cheap!
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e92 35 each OEM, quality looks superb
My dealer told me they didn't do them.....
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Wow thats a top price for OEM! I paid 65 odd for my matt ones!
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My dealer told me they didn't do them.....
Correct.

According to realoem and the BMW performance catalogue, these grills are only available for 1 series and E90/E91 3 series.

Sorry no coops!
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hang on a bit....

I can't get to the dealers till tomorrow to pick them up, so maybe over the weekend - when the wifes not looking.

"have you been spending our money on that bloody car again?"

"no, its always looked like that love, you must be mistaken....."
Same here mate. I just contacted Evolve about the re map and said..."Please don't phone my home number just in case the wife answers" We are all in the same boat!
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