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      09-29-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Lower Black Mesh Grills Installed!!!!!

And what a pain in the A$$ it was. Nah jk it wasnt too bad. Yes, you have to remove the front bumper. I imagine I had a harder time than others due to the car sitting on H&R springs and having 19" wheels... but still do able in approx 2 1/2 hours. Anyway, thought i'd share some pics.

Props to this DIY http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80133. If you follow this, you will have no issues.
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Where did you order the lower grill from?

I was thinking about doing that for my sedan. I hate removing the bumper tough.
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      09-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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I ordered the grill through UED Uniquie Euro Design. It's made of black plastic original BMW parts. No worries on it chipping. Yea, removing the bumper sucked..
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Definitely the easier way to go. I installed mine without taking off the bumper and that was a royal PITA.
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Definitely the easier way to go. I installed mine without taking off the bumper and that was a royal PITA.
How the hell did you do it like that?
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Nice. I did just that days ago.......
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That looks awesome. All black for teh win!
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It doesn't looke like they have them for the E90.

Do you guys know where to get a set of lower black grills for the E90?
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Dan, that looks really good!
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Looks awesome!!!

Im glad the DIY i made helped you out. Your ride is sick man!
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Dan, that looks really good!
Thanks man, just trying to keep up with all you guys...
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Im glad the DIY i made helped you out. Your ride is sick man!
Great DIY !!!!!!!! Thanks for the help
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Thanks man, just trying to keep up with all you guys...
I PM'd UED for the passenger side of the grills, hopefully they'll get back to me. I only need that side as I ordered the ones for the 328i awhile ago.
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I PM'd UED for the passenger side of the grills, hopefully they'll get back to me. I only need that side as I ordered the ones for the 328i awhile ago.
Wait i dont understand im sorry. Im trying to order the blk lower grils for my 335i. Why are people talking about the 328 when they have a 335? Sorry im a little lost on this topic.
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Hey OC_335 I'll try and get a hold of them as well for you...
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Wait i dont understand im sorry. Im trying to order the blk lower grils for my 335i. Why are people talking about the 328 when they have a 335? Sorry im a little lost on this topic.
Np. The mesh on the 328 is blocked off on the passenger side where the 335i isn't. This provides airflow to our oil cooler which is located in the fenderwell area of the 335's passenger side. I hope that makes sense.
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Whell i understand that lol. But i got all confused when u had said u ordered the ones for the 328i a while ago. I just came to a conclusion like the 328 ones were cheaper but the same. LoL something to that effect. Thank you for clearing it up.
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Im running out of cosmetic mod ideas. anyone have any? Im thinking black chrome badging and Shadow line trim around the windows and doors next.
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Whell i understand that lol. But i got all confused when u had said u ordered the ones for the 328i a while ago. I just came to a conclusion like the 328 ones were cheaper but the same. LoL something to that effect. Thank you for clearing it up.
The 328i coupe lower mesh grilles are BLACK
The 335i coupe lower mesh grilles are SILVER.

I ordered my lower mesh from the dealer (I have a 335i coupe) they came in black they are black plastic so you don't have to worry about them chipping (if you painted the 335i ones) I prefer using the 328i ones because they come black...I would be really pissed if I painted my stock silver ones and then they chipped and I had to go through the whole thing over again. I changed mine without removing the bumper and it was a royal pain in the ass. I actually destroyed my original ones when I removed them.

The whole thing start to finish took me about 3 hours and I did not have to remove the bumper..I just took out all of the bolts underneath the car so I could wedge my fat hand back there...

Hope this clears everything up for you.
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The 328i coupe lower mesh grilles are BLACK
The 335i coupe lower mesh grilles are SILVER.

I ordered my lower mesh from the dealer (I have a 335i coupe) they came in black they are black plastic so you don't have to worry about them chipping (if you painted the 335i ones) I prefer using the 328i ones because they come black...I would be really pissed if I painted my stock silver ones and then they chipped and I had to go through the whole thing over again. I changed mine without removing the bumper and it was a royal pain in the ass. I actually destroyed my original ones when I removed them.

The whole thing start to finish took me about 3 hours and I did not have to remove the bumper..I just took out all of the bolts underneath the car so I could wedge my fat hand back there...

Hope this clears everything up for you.

The 328i ones block your oil cooler a bit on the passenger side. If you compare it to your 335i ones you can see the difference.
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