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    Hi,

    Am I correct in thinking this is a facelift model? Its a 96 320 se
    From what ive found online the pre face lift has 12 vertical bars and the face list has 11, mine has 11 and looks a bit wider. Any recommended retailers to buy black kidney grilles? Ive found these on ebay, opinions? Thanks

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    PRE face lift:


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    My car
     
     

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    Did you resolve this ?

    Can you let us know for the benefit of other members
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    No, it wasnt resolved. I think its a face lift going on the kidney grilles. I counted the vertical bars and compared mine to replacement griles, mine have the same count as the face lift models, also they're not as square as the orginal non face lift model grilles.
     
     

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    The black car in the pic is a facelift. The grille is a slightly different shape, also the nosecones are different to accomodate the new grilles...
     
     

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    Cool, thanks Steve. time to get black grilles now
     
     

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    is this the only difference facelift wise and if so for wot reason did they do it
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza316i View Post
    is this the only difference facelift wise and if so for wot reason did they do it
    presumably because its more aesthetically pleasing
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza316i View Post
    is this the only difference facelift wise and if so for wot reason did they do it
    Different shaped side repeaters as well.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    Different shaped side repeaters as well.
    Facelift has the slimmer non-screw in type repeaters
     
     

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