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picus
02-12-2007
Hey guys, there is another way more thorough DIY for this that applies to e90s and to some extent e92's right here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3830

I wanted to do one for e92's also...
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By 89andy on 12-10-2007, 09:20 PM
ummm I jus wasted money on a torx 20 driver and its too small to unscrew it. And my toolkit doesnt have anything that unscrews the starshaped torx, only flathead and philips. So which size do i need to get!?!?!? .... sigh
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By 89andy on 12-10-2007, 09:24 PM
and why are ppl saying "it's really easy just unscrew the hex screws" clearly they arn't hex screws they are torx screws!?!?
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By Mooreski on 01-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Just did it to my Red e92. I got my grills from JleviStreetWerks.com for ~$60. Real easy stuff. I'll put up pics tomorrow, stupid sun has set...

My $.02: I'm pretty sure they're Torx screws, but they're so loose an allen will work on them. I used a 4 mm and it was fine (5/32" = 3.9 mm). Did anyone notice that the head on the inner screws were thicker than the heads on the outer, or am I making this up?
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By baltik on 01-03-2008, 08:06 PM
U foud grilles for an e92 for $60?
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By discoboy1 on 01-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Where do you get the lower grills in black?
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By superantojao on 01-08-2008, 04:53 PM
I just bought mine from Jlevi also and they are not $60 they cost $99,please post the pics, my e92 is red also would love to see them, P.S. and if you did get them for $60 post evidence please cause I just overpaid and am owed a $30 refund!!!!This forum I beleive is so that we can help each other, not necessarilly the vendors,they are here to make$$, Thank you very much.
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By superantojao on 01-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Just go to your BMW dealer and ask for the ones for 328i e92 they are black,I bought them for $13.50 ea, you will need 3, left,right and middle, hope this helps!
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By Mooreski on 01-08-2008, 05:16 PM
Sorry, my bad. I paid $100. It was the body colored front reflector I paid ~60 for. I should know better than getting some 'holiday cheer' in my system and posting.....
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  #52  
By superantojao on 01-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Cool man,thanks for the reply,lol!
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  #53  
By speedgod on 01-09-2008, 11:07 PM
Thank you Picus!

This made my install so flawless. Took about 5 minutes to install.
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By Mooreski on 01-19-2008, 01:02 PM
Finally got mine installed. It wasn't hard, I've just been out of town.. Here's the result with some body colored reflectors thrown in!
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By GAM3OVR85 on 01-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Thanks picus for sharing.
The red e92 with black grills looks hot.
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By superantojao on 01-20-2008, 12:08 PM
Great look man, mine are supposed to arrive this week,can't wait!
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By cn555ic on 01-20-2008, 12:44 PM
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Finally got mine installed. It wasn't hard, I've just been out of town.. Here's the result with some body colored reflectors thrown in!
Now you need to match the bottom mesh grill to match your kidney grills!!!
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  #58  
By f30er on 01-26-2008, 12:55 PM
Great tutorial, followed it last night and didn't run into a single problem!! Thanx!!
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  #59  
By AJayE92 on 01-27-2008, 02:19 PM
mine were 99$ from **********s
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  #60  
By Amir87 on 02-21-2008, 04:43 PM
I want to add some advice:

The grills are two-piece. The chrome outer ring and the chrome slats.

If you take a flathead screw driver and gently try to pry apart the chrome ring and the slats the ring will come off and then you can put your flathead and pull out the slats section that is actually the piece attached to the bumper.

I'm sorry I wasn't that clear. Once you start you will get it.

-Amir
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  #61  
By ///sniper on 04-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Just to clear up the proper tool for unscrewing the bolts; It's a T-30...
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  #62  
By Kit523 on 04-22-2008, 08:52 PM
thanks picus
installed mine today!!!
thanks for the DIY!
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  #63  
By Kit523 on 04-22-2008, 08:53 PM
here is mine










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  #64  
By picus on 04-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Nice. I actually just re-did mine today too.
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  #65  
By Choolgooz on 05-18-2008, 01:01 PM
Thanks, i just got done switching my grills out. Nice and easy DYI.
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