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      08-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Front center mesh grille

I have a aftermarket FMIC installed and the lower front mesh grille was removed. Does anyone know what would work for this? I don't care much for the no mesh/grid look and having the FMIC out in the open.

I see Race Mesh makes lower valance grilles for this but they are expensive. And the OEM grid bumper part # is 51118045432 I believe.
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I have a aftermarket FMIC installed and the lower front mesh grille was removed. Does anyone know what would work for this? I don't care much for the no mesh/grid look and having the FMIC out in the open.

I see Race Mesh makes lower valance grilles for this but they are expensive. And the OEM grid bumper part # is 51118045432 I believe.
Which FMIC did you get? Did your oem mesh get removed or does it not fit? I got a bigger FMIC and the oem did not fit so I got a custom one put in front as the open FMIC was just a tad to bling though it is still pretty bling.. will try to snap a pic.
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      08-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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It was removed. I have the KL Racing Big Tom IC. Did you make yours yourself or have a shop do it?
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Sorry to hijack but...Would anyone here happen to still have their OEM lower front mesh?
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It was removed. I have the KL Racing Big Tom IC. Did you make yours yourself or have a shop do it?
I have the Godspeed FMIC.. which is very very similiar to the BT one you have.

I bought the Grille and had it cut.. but its easy enough to cut yourself and install if you know how to remove your bumper..

Here is a picture..

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Looks good! Is that the Race Mesh Grille or OEM?
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It's aftermarket - he had it cut. Lazy - do you mind if I ask where you got the material from? I've been contemplating this route for a while...
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I would like to know as well.
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Hell, gutter guard would probably work just fine.
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Check out bimmian.com
http://www.bimmian.com/Race-Mesh-Gri...r-BMW-1-Series

Pretty expensive though...
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Bimmian sells the "Race Mesh" brand pre-cut. I don't want to pay those prices for a piece of mesh grill. The gutter gaurd material is too cheap and flexible. I've been trying to find a decent priced sheet of mesh large enough for the FMIC opening (I'll prob do the kidneys too since I have an extra pair). Or perhaps even find an old pickup truck grill and cut it to size. I haven't been able to find anything of decent quality for a good price however.

Curious if anyone else has gone this route, and what they've used.
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Anyone? Bueller?
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