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      09-21-2019, 07:00 AM   #1
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My front grille flew right off from wind resistance and damaged my carbon fiber lip... saw black plastic flipping on the side. Thought I blew my tire out :

Anyone have any recommendations to a nice sturdy grille and so this doesn't happen again?
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      09-21-2019, 07:49 AM   #2
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Use factory grills.
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Interesting....

So I assume the front splitter is not a factory BMW part?

Looks like the splitter acted a force on the plastic bumper cover that flexed it in a manner that let the grills pop out of place. A cut tire at 150MPH in a street car, would be a anal-tightening experience that may lead to a sheet metal balling-up event... Maybe ziptie the grills in place when running at the track would prevent such an issue.
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Mine did that at 70mph. I gorilla glued my stock grills on until I buy a new bumper with intact grill tabs
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Maybe retrofit the m sport front end. I can assure you it will withstand 175+ mph without letting loose.
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