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    hey guys, trying to track down some genuine kidney grills for my compact. ordered a pair on ebay but the fitting is very poor. you can literally pull the grills out by hand unlke the genuines which are solid and harder to remove.

    im sure the grills arent compact specific so wondered which fitments i could go for (saloon, couple etc...)
     
     

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    Get them straight from BMW for good quality OEM ones, unless you can find brand new OEM ones off ebay for cheap. (Dont buy used the clips will probably be broken) As for your options, the coupe/convertible ones won't fit. The options you have are the non facelift saloon/touring/compact ones, either like the ones you have now or the chrome ones (that come on the 330i)
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    how come my car's got chrome front kidney grills then??

    so has geo's e46 compact thats same colour as mine??

    have both previous owners of our cars bought them or would they have been standard??

    pallarisari.. what grills do you actually want then?
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    try bmminiparts...oem parts much cheaper than BMW

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    Quote Originally Posted by e36nickd View Post
    try bmminiparts...oem parts much cheaper than BMW
    thanks mate, just ordered them. wish i knew about that site before i bought the third party set. gonna spray these black when they arrive
     
     

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    Pallarosari, Arent your grills black anyway? Im lost !
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    see HERE
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    see HERE
    thanks for that StK. not sure what I did to warrant that! but makes a for a fairly interesting read!

    My grills are the standard outer chrome and black inner grilles. I bought a set from ebay that where black and replaced them but the fitting is shocking. honestly you can just pull them out of the front with the bonnet down! . didn't want to spray my originals just in case i go to sell. want to put the car back to stock as best as i can in that case. anyway, ive ordered a new set of genuine's which ill respray a nice matt black!
     
     

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    No problem See I had to put in the 318TI part for you
     
     

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    ahh sorry buddy, forgot that bit thanks for modding it.
     
     

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