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      05-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone have pictures of a Space Gray X3 with black grills. I'm thinking of installing them but would like to get a look first.
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      05-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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This is my 2011 X6 Space Gray with the black perf grills. you can get an idea of what the X3 would look like. I personally love the black grills. chrome is for sissies.
http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444490

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Does anyone have pictures of a Space Gray X3 with black grills. I'm thinking of installing them but would like to get a look first.
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De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum , BUT: imho it depends whether you have the M-version or not. So, M: yes; other or X-line: no.
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I bought black grills for my '11 X3. Wife didn't like them. Interested in buying mine? Only installed for about a month. Flawless condition. No broken tabs. If so, PM me and make an offer!
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      05-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #6
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Question to US folks, are Black Grills available (through the dealership) for all X3 - 2012 and newer?
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Yes black performance grills are avail at BMW dealers. mine were in stock and installed before i picked my '14;

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      05-03-2013, 06:54 AM   #8
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Wow... since we have a similar color-scheme, can you send me a pick or two? many thanks!

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Anyone know how much a set of black kidney grills would be from BMW in the UK - and if anyone has a photo of them on a UK spec Alpine White M Sport?
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http://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owner...F0ZWdvcnkzIn0=

83 on the BMW website but unclear if this is left/right or both!
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83 on the BMW website but unclear if this is left/right or both!
Grilles are 83 each, BMW Park Lane run a very good ebay store and you can usually order from there.

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Does anyone have a pic of these BMW stock black grills on a X3 (preferably carbon black)?
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Grilles are 83 each, BMW Park Lane run a very good ebay store and you can usually order from there.

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89.19 delivered on BMW eBay. That's pretty much half price...!

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That kit looks amazing! I'd love to put something like it on my x3. Do you know where I can find this info?
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Does anyone have pictures of a Space Gray X3 with black grills. I'm thinking of installing them but would like to get a look first.
Just installed today! Had NO clue how to get to the clips to get the old ones off, so it took me probably 5x longer than it should have.
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Just installed today! Had NO clue how to get to the clips to get the old ones off, so it took me probably 5x longer than it should have.
How did you take it off :P?
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How did you take it off :P?
I removed the screws to the bumper right above the grills, that gave me enough room to get my hand in to disengage the top and sides of one grill. A special pair of hook-end pliers extended the range of my hands to get the bottom ones. Once I got one grill out, was just a matter of reaching in and around to get to the second one, even though there was a couple on that grill that just didn't want to disengage! Pop the new ones in and screw top of bumper back in. Note that these screws are what holds the bumper in alignment to the edge of the hood, so might take a couple tries before it looks just right.
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