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      09-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Black grille

Just fitted black grille. It looks good with shadow line.
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      09-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Where did you get the grille? Cost?

Thanks for the pics!
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      09-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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It does go good with the white M-sport trim but I'm still partial to the silver/titanium look on my AW X3.

It does make the car look more sporty.
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      09-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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I bought it from the local BMW dealer, it is in the M Performance collection. I payed 210 US$. And best of all, it took only 15 min. to change both grilles.
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      09-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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amber light bulbs gotta go
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      09-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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How did you get the silver ones off? There are 8 clips per kidney. I tried doing it without remocing anything and just failed miserably. Any pointers would be awesome!
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      09-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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I have the black grills in the box they came in - not sure yet I want to change them out as the silver/titanium looks good to me also.
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      09-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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You can get from Tischer for ~$120 shipped!

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724953


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I bought it from the local BMW dealer, it is in the M Performance collection. I payed 210 US$. And best of all, it took only 15 min. to change both grilles.
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      09-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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Nice combo there. IŽll buy the same for my Titanium Silver MSport as well. That would be nice too. Found it in the swedish accessory brochure.
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      09-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #10
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Sadly they do not ship outside of the US. The last time I called the dealer they said they were not yet available anywhere in Europe, but I see you are in Europe, so another call to the dealer me thinks!
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      09-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #11
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This is a stantandard part from the performance collection and should be available at your local dealer.
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      09-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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Black grills

I got a set from Calterdon BMW in Inverness, 10 minutes and a skinned knuckle to fit.
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      09-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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Black Grills arrived yesterday.. fitted this afternoon..
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      09-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #14
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I also have BMW Performance black kidneys, looks great, but it a lot of time to remove the stock ones and fit blacks. Much more difficult than in my previous 118i.
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I was a tad confused at first, and spent half an hour poking around looking for the way to remove them without breaking something.. then gave up deciding to post here or look around for the best way.

Then found out that what I had been doing was almost right, but I had to be a little more forceful and have a long screwdriver..

Was much easier when the grills used to be attached to the hood
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