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      09-23-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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see the difference?

Everyone should get these! amazing! the pictures dont really do it justice, I wanted to put a lawn chair out and crack open a beer and just stare at them! and the do it yourself on here was great except i think they forgot to mention one clip which was well hidden. only took a complete moron an hour to do it! first time ive ever worked on a car. I then moved on to the camry where I replaced the washer pump and sprayers! i love working on cars i think! new hobby! next is the carbon mirror covers as the white ones are driving me nuts now! agree?
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      09-23-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Looks good, sometimes I feel that BMW's should have just came with black grill.
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      09-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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Congratulations or should I offer condolences - to your wallet? If you do the mirrors you HAVE to do the spoiler and since you have AW you have a huge choice of aftermarket wheels that will also look great. Then there are lights, tuning, suspension, exhaust, so on and so on. Opening the hood was like finding a new way to feed your 1 addiction.
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      09-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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      09-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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I guess im one of the few who likes the chrome grills more :iono:
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      09-24-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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I guess im one of the few who likes the chrome grills more :iono:
have you ever seen the black ones in person? I am telling you its an amazing difference!
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      09-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #7
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I guess im one of the few who likes the chrome grills more :iono:
Nope - me too :smile:

Each to their own, but IMHO you've gone backwards in both aesthetics and appeal with such a mod...

In my eyes it dosn't look as good as the original chrome accented grille and also cheapens the look of the car...no offence just my 2 cents :smile:
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      09-24-2008, 11:47 PM   #8
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I think it makes the car look meaner! the chrome looks like its made of plastic which is cheap! either way they pop right in and out so who cares i can be chromed out again in thirty minutes! life is good!
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      09-25-2008, 08:00 AM   #9
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i think the 128i grills are perfect, with just the border in chome. it gives just the right amount of bling to the front, and paired with a chrome license plate frame it's money, IMO.
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      09-25-2008, 08:14 AM   #10
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I do like the 128's better than the 135's
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      09-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #11
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I am running mine with the black surround and the chrome slats right now.

I think I am going to change them to all black though.

The problem with the chrome ones on a Sport package is that there is not any chrome any where else on the car besides the grills so they do go with the flow:iono:

If I had non-sport package with the chrome trim I would stay with the chrome grills...
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remove them and take them to a good paint shop and have them color match the outside rim of the kidneys to match your AW...that it how BMWs should come.
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      09-25-2008, 04:37 PM   #13
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Nice, looks A LOT better IMHO.
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      12-15-2008, 01:19 AM   #14
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Where can you buy these??
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      12-15-2008, 05:38 AM   #15
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remove them and take them to a good paint shop and have them color match the outside rim of the kidneys to match your AW...that it how BMWs should come.
I agree, that does look good.
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      12-15-2008, 07:00 AM   #16
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Can some confirm you don’t need to buy the BMW performance front bumper to be able to fit the black grills? as that's what my dealer told be
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      12-15-2008, 08:17 AM   #17
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GMAG - you can buy these from dan at united bmw
Creepy - your dealer is dumb, you just pop the old ones out and pop the new ones in, as you may notice, i dont have the performance bumper.
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      12-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #18
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I guess im one of the few who likes the chrome grills more :iono:
You're not the only one.
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      12-15-2008, 09:02 AM   #19
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Creepy - your dealer is dumb, you just pop the old ones out and pop the new ones in, as you may notice, i dont have the performance bumper.
Thank's for the info, I though as much, but he got me wondering
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Nope - me too :smile:

Each to their own, but IMHO you've gone backwards in both aesthetics and appeal with such a mod...

In my eyes it dosn't look as good as the original chrome accented grille and also cheapens the look of the car...no offence just my 2 cents :smile:

+1

Much prefer the chrome look. Black looks cheap...
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      12-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #21
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make em yourself! Costs about $8 instead of $80

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13519
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      12-15-2008, 09:50 PM   #22
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time to clean those rims before thursday...
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