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      04-25-2018, 08:43 AM   #23
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Has anyone tried these from Amazon? Same quality as madhornets?

Gloss black for $39: https://www.amazon.com/Glossy-Grills.../dp/B078GMQ5CH

Matte black for $61: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XG9XNVJ..._t1_B078GMQ5CH
I just got these from Amazon. Fitment is perfect and they look awesome!

Shipping time is 2 weeks from China.
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I just got these from Amazon. Fitment is perfect and they look awesome!

Shipping time is 2 weeks from China.
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      04-25-2018, 03:43 PM   #25
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Shipping time is 2 weeks from China.[/quote]

Ordered Apr 9, tracking says arrival May 9 Wish it was 2 weeks!
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Ordered Apr 9, tracking says arrival May 9 Wish it was 2 weeks![/quote]

That shipping date will likely change or just be wrong.
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      04-26-2018, 12:20 PM   #27
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Shipping time is 2 weeks from China.
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I'll have some pics later today. Car is currently in shop getting a new water pump and thermostat!

They make the front look much more aggressive than the OEM performance grills.
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I got them a while ago, I definitely like them a lot more than the original ones . I took these pics the day I put them on
@asiflicious do they come with the ///m stripes?
Yeah, mine did
@asiflicious i can't seem to find one with stripes like yours. Can you post link where you bought them from? Thanks
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      04-29-2018, 12:06 PM   #29
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I got them a while ago, I definitely like them a lot more than the original ones . I took these pics the day I put them on
@asiflicious do they come with the ///m stripes?
Yeah, mine did
@asiflicious i can't seem to find one with stripes like yours. Can you post link where you bought them from? Thanks
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Ordered the $39 set from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on April 27th. Arrived May 15th.

Installed them tonight. Probably the same set everyone else has. They don't snap into the slots like the original ones (Genuine BMW Performance black grills were installed), so they feel loose and you could probably pull them out with no trouble.

I find them actually to be harder to clean because you can't use your finger between the dual slots.

I'll probably keep them in for the time being. Freshens up the front. Here are a bunch of pics.
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FWIW, mine were s u p e r loose
I ended up pulling the bumper so I could freely access the clips and secure things properly.

Note- I have a 1M rep bumper, and it's very easily/quickly removed, so no big deal to me at all. In comparison my OE grills and ECS grills both fit OE tight- you have to /work/ to remove them. These double slat grills could be removed with your pinky finger only... Loose enough I worried they would just fall out.

That said, they look freaking awesome. I love these things, and am happy to have them.
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      05-17-2018, 09:04 AM   #33
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Are these two piece like the OEM?
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      05-17-2018, 09:45 AM   #34
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Mine were, and did fit correctly with both my OE and ECS grills- so you could make a chrome outer double slat configuration.

I almost went that way, but decided to stick with all black in the end.
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      05-17-2018, 09:58 AM   #35
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Mine were, and did fit correctly with both my OE and ECS grills- so you could make a chrome outer double slat configuration.

I almost went that way, but decided to stick with all black in the end.
Yeah I'm thinking about ordering a pair and doing the chrome on the outside, I think that'd look pretty neat.
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      08-08-2018, 08:11 PM   #36
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Not too sure if those are the ones my dad got for his 135 but they are identical. The ones he got were cheap and you can pretty much pull them out of the car when they are installed. But i could be wrong! If one of yall bought a pair of them and they are decent lemme know
Oh yes, mine do the same thing. Some how they've never fallen off though. It's only a matter of time though
UPDATE: after a year of having them on, one finally fell out. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I put the stock chrome ones back on for the time being and wow, I forgot how much I fucking hate them lol. I'm thinking of either getting OEM black out kindeys or getting the carbon fiber ones from ECS
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UPDATE: after a year of having them on, one finally fell out. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I put the stock chrome ones back on for the time being and wow, I forgot how much I fucking hate them lol. I'm thinking of either getting OEM black out kindeys or getting the carbon fiber ones from ECS
Wow... no shit! Now I don't feel so bad spending 2x the price on OEM.
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UPDATE: after a year of having them on, one finally fell out. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I put the stock chrome ones back on for the time being and wow, I forgot how much I fucking hate them lol. I'm thinking of either getting OEM black out kindeys or getting the carbon fiber ones from ECS
Wow... no shit! Now I don't feel so bad spending 2x the price on OEM.
I'm honestly surprised they held on as long as they did. I mean you could literally pull it off with your hand lol. I wonder if the ECS branded ones are as good as OEM
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      08-24-2018, 11:28 AM   #39
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I'm honestly surprised they held on as long as they did. I mean you could literally pull it off with your hand lol. I wonder if the ECS branded ones are as good as OEM
The ones I have pop out when I close the hood lol. I have them tied on with fishing wire.
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      09-08-2018, 08:43 PM   #40
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Just installed OEM gloss black grills on my 2008 135i convertible. Purchased through ECS. Look great!
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      09-11-2018, 11:25 AM   #42
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Has anyone tried these from Amazon? Same quality as madhornets?

Gloss black for $39: https://www.amazon.com/Glossy-Grills.../dp/B078GMQ5CH

Matte black for $61: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XG9XNVJ..._t1_B078GMQ5CH
why is it that it wont fit a 2012 on that amazon link? was there a difference between the earlier years that i dont know about
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      09-12-2018, 06:14 AM   #43
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why is it that it wont fit a 2012 on that amazon link? was there a difference between the earlier years that i dont know about

Never noticed that. I believe that is incorrect, since the same BMW part number is used on all 2008-2013 1-series.
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