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      07-30-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Arrow What Kidney Grilles Are these?

I have a 2011 135 Mtech that I picked up with only 6k miles.

The grilles I've seen online and in everyones pictures have straight vertical slats with no details. My grilles have vertical slats as well but at the top there is this "arch" detail within the vertical slats. The grilles are matte black and I'm wondering if they are aftermarket or stock for the 135 Mtech.

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Aftermarket. Stock 135 kidneys have chromed slats and surround.
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      07-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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Aftermarket. Stock 135 kidneys have chromed slats and surround.
The m-sport has chrome kidney grilles too? I thought all m-sports in 2011+ had black. Could be wrong though.
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2012 M-sport I test drove had Chrome kidneys. My 2010 m-sport has Chrome too (well, not so much of it now, actively changing that as we speak).

The BMWP kidneys are black though. As are a lot of aftermarket options.
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2012 M-sport I test drove had Chrome kidneys. My 2010 m-sport has Chrome too (well, not so much of it now, actively changing that as we speak).

The BMWP kidneys are black though. As are a lot of aftermarket options.
It's weird because the car was completely stock and it was owned by an older woman. Just can't imagine her going out and popping in some aftermarket grilles. Haha. I guess you never know though.
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..an older woman. Just can't imagine her going out and popping in some aftermarket grilles.
Sleeper.
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Never know, some grannies like to go fast too!
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Never know, some grannies like to go fast too!
Well I wish she would've done the performance power kit or something. Ha
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It's weird because the car was completely stock and it was owned by an older woman. Just can't imagine her going out and popping in some aftermarket grilles. Haha. I guess you never know though.
Did you buy it off her private party, or from a dealer? No offense, but dealers say this about most all cars, especially sporty cars.

As for the grills, I am not sure who makes those particular ones.
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Did you buy it off her private party, or from a dealer? No offense, but dealers say this about most all cars, especially sporty cars.

As for the grills, I am not sure who makes those particular ones.
Definitely agree with you there.

I did buy from a dealer however it wasn't the dealer who I bought the car from who told me, it was my local dealer who did the service. I had asked when I brought it in because they had her name on the paperwork and not mine. Haha
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