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      09-20-2014, 05:24 AM   #1
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My 325i M Sport. Had her since May and loving it. Previously had an E36 328i and then an E46 328Ci, so continuing my BMW journey.

I am contemplating black kidney grills; reckon they'll suit it? It does have black window trim so it should. Where best (UK based) to order them from?

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      09-20-2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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Nicee you get them black grills! Not sure where to get them tho..i dipped mine

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      09-20-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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Yeah I think it would suit. Had a look on eBay, but prices vary hugely. Not sure what to go with
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Ebay sells them for like $69, or you can just plasti-dip it yourself for like $20. Your call.

Other than that, she's a beauty
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      09-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #5
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congrats on your new car! IMO she already looks great in stock form but if your looking for black grills...you can purchase them from many of the vendors or you can just wait 'til one pops up for sale on the forum.
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      09-21-2014, 04:48 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards leaving it stock.

Not sure what performance mods (if any) are worthwhile either.
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      09-21-2014, 06:16 AM   #7
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love the color!


Congrats!
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      09-21-2014, 08:27 AM   #8
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Thanks.

Would a K&N replacement filter yield any real world benefit? Or would it just be a sound/placebo deal? Any issues with running a higher rate filter like that in terms of the MAF?

Thanks.
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      09-22-2014, 04:39 AM   #9
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Bump.

What's the general consensus?
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      09-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #10
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Congratulations on the purchase. It's a sexy ride (obviously) but you got some sexy rims with it as well. I'd prefer the black kidney's as well you can find them all over ebay or do as another poster suggested and just dip yours.
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      09-22-2014, 08:22 AM   #11
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Thanks! I like the M Sport wheels a lot too. Yeah I think plasti-dip is the way forward, as I can always revert it.

Tempted to buy a K&N air filter, but not sure if its worth it.
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      09-22-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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Contrast so much better with the front black grills that's for sure, thnx for sharing
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      09-23-2014, 06:39 AM   #16
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Thanks guys! I'm undecided about black grills...plasti-dip is easy to remove, right?

Best performance mods, bang for buck..?
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      09-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #18
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K&N air filter and BMW Performance Exhaust ordered! Let the modding commence.
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Thanks.

Would a K&N replacement filter yield any real world benefit? Or would it just be a sound/placebo deal? Any issues with running a higher rate filter like that in terms of the MAF?

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I put a k&N element filter on my 325i as the standard filter is just like an after market one anyway and tbh the engine roars so much you cant even hear the difference lol, I cant tell any performance difference either but I don't mind having it for piece of mind.

Def get black kidney grills. The contrast against the grey looks so good and I paid about £30 for mine on ebay from asia somewhere. The grills took about a week to come and the quality is brilliant.


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      09-29-2014, 05:25 AM   #20
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Ah I guess the fact the filter is enclosed means a reduced intake noise.

I'm still not sue about modifying the appearance, I think it looks awesome stock!

Can't wait to fit the BMW PE though! I know its only a back box, but sounds amazing on other N53 325s on YouTube!
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      09-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #21
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I'll be fair even with the box open it doesn't sound too different to standard and yer you don't want to touch the outside really. It looks neat at the mo.
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      09-29-2014, 09:03 AM   #22
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Ah well, hopefully allows it to breathe a bit better.

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