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      11-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #23
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I like piano black to match the shadow line trim on the M-Sport package.
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      11-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #24
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I think for light color cars (silver, white, grey, etc..) matte black would look much nicer. For darker color cars (dark blue and black, piano is better).

I have a black on black E92 and went with matte. I wish I would have went with piano... but matte isn't that bad (definitely looks much better on lighter cars).
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      11-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #25
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I have matte black and it looks cheap in the sunlight.

I'm going to get the M3 black chrome grilles at some point. Definitely get the gloss black or the black chrome.

Edit. Since you have a 2012 get the gloss black. (Only black chrome for pre lci e92's and all M3's, don't think you can get black chrome with the lci)
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      11-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #26
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Modmy3.com has em for $50. I'll be ordering from there.
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I got my black gloss grilles from modmy3. They were cheap and the quality is excellent.
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      11-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #27
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Just go to a dealer. You would have them by now.
the ones at the dealer are so pricey
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      11-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #28
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I have matte black and it looks cheap in the sunlight.

I'm going to get the M3 black chrome grilles at some point. Definitely get the gloss black or the black chrome.

Edit. Since you have a 2012 get the gloss black. (Only black chrome for pre lci e92's and all M3's, don't think you can get black chrome with the lci)
black chrome would look nice actually. but yeah i've checked out some sites.. they don't have that for my car
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I went with the glossy black on my Space Gray e92. Just put them on my new Mtech front a couple days ago (thanks LTMW), definitely love the way it ties in with the glossy window trim. TBH, if you still have the gray lower grilles, then I'd be sure to paint them or else it may look a little weird...my $.02.
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Thanks for your suggestions ... i've looked around ebay and just not sure which one is legit. How much can you get these grilles for?
genuine gloss black Performance grilles from your dealer
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      11-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #31
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What he said, only I got mine from Tisher.
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      11-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #32
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I went with the glossy black on my Space Gray e92. Just put them on my new Mtech front a couple days ago (thanks LTMW), definitely love the way it ties in with the glossy window trim. TBH, if you still have the gray lower grilles, then I'd be sure to paint them or else it may look a little weird...my $.02.
that looks really nice i can't wait until i get it changed. definitely think the black grilles look really nice on the SG
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My matte black grills should be on its way to my door any minute now...If all else fails, I have the oem piano black grills from the iS.
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My matte black grills should be on its way to my door any minute now...If all else fails, I have the oem piano black grills from the iS.

The package was actually sitting in front of my doorstep an hour before I posted above ^^^. I didn't even realize!


I've done a power steering flush on the RDX today, so I'll install later this week.
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I went with the glossy black on my Space Gray e92. Just put them on my new Mtech front a couple days ago (thanks LTMW), definitely love the way it ties in with the glossy window trim. TBH, if you still have the gray lower grilles, then I'd be sure to paint them or else it may look a little weird...my $.02.
that looks really nice i can't wait until i get it changed. definitely think the black grilles look really nice on the SG
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JGMods has the matte black kidneys for $50. Nice guys too.
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The package was actually sitting in front of my doorstep an hour before I posted above ^^^. I didn't even realize!


I've done a power steering flush on the RDX today, so I'll install later this week.
.. but it only takes, like, 5 minutes tops!
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The package was actually sitting in front of my doorstep an hour before I posted above ^^^. I didn't even realize!


I've done a power steering flush on the RDX today, so I'll install later this week.
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.. but it only takes, like, 5 minutes tops!
An excuse to stay in the garage for 2 hours...
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The package was actually sitting in front of my doorstep an hour before I posted above ^^^. I didn't even realize!


I've done a power steering flush on the RDX today, so I'll install later this week.

Once you've installed it.. show some pics pls thanks!!
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Once you've installed it.. show some pics pls thanks!!
Will do!
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matte just looks cheap. get piano for sure
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just bought my OEM glossy black grilles today! can't wait to install them when it's not so cold out!!
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I got the high gloss black grills with matte black slats from bimmian.com , they were kinda pricy but look great and good quality.
I got these as well. I absolutely love them on my jet black 335 and am so happy I didn't go with the matte. I think that's specific to the color of my car I love the way matte looks with the grey though.
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Still haven't installed these yet - too lazy and work in the way.

I think I'm going to use the Matte Black trim with the OEM chrome inserts. Mix n match and see how that goes...some time soon...
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