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      10-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Smile [DYI] [US x3 35i] My third mod: BMW Performance Glossy Black Grilles

And another mod finished yesterday.

Using excellent stactum's guide on how to remove the grille, I set out to do the mod, but failed miserably, as my hands were just too big to fit in the tight spaces around the bumper cover, the grille and the radiator.
Anyway, it is easier to do it with someone, one person unsnaps the kidneys while the other keeps them unsnapped and pulls on the bumper cover. It literally takes 10 minutes total.

Finished product:


Let me know what you think!

Ps. Thanks Peter for your help.

Mod history:
1. [DYI] [US x3 35i] My first mod: Euro side mirrors (aspherical)
2. [DYI] [US x3 35i] My second mod: Euro headlight switch (rear fog lights enabled)
3. [DYI] [US x3 35i] My third mod: BMW Performance glossy black grilles (kidneys)
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      05-12-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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Any updates with new mods?? I followed all of your mods except the mirrors as I can't find the mirrors at a decent price.
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      05-12-2014, 11:29 PM   #3
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Check this out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221259431294
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      05-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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Thank you for the link. But $400 just for looks is way too much for me. Especially living in NY where some fool can just come buy and rip it off my car then I'm out $400 or more if they take the while mirror with them lol. Thanks anyways if your have any other ideas please feel free to list them
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      05-21-2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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Has anyone seen one? I can't seem to find anything for models after 2010.
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      05-21-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
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There are stick on mirror ones which are about 150 i think on ebay.
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      05-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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Don't know what all the attraction to black grills are but I still like the silver ones better.
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