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    hey guys hopeing for a bit of guidance here as it would seem i cant even be trusted to buy the correct grilles for my car without assistance

    im after getting a complete black set of kidney grilles for my compact heres a photo of the car




    and below is a link to the ebay auction of the grilles that arrived through the post today, unfortunatley there too small even though they are for the right year of car,

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT


    would be very much appreciated if someone can point me in the right direction for the right ones as i dont really want to waste more money


    thanks guys
     
     

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    just send them back mate and spray your ones, but i think they did have a face lift a little near the end of the e36 models
     
     

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    they were sent from germany so cant really be assed to send them back will just shove them on ebay to get rid of them

    just not sure what ones i should be buying now though as i thought they were it
     
     

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    the ones you brought are for a facelift e36 and yours is pre facelift mate!
    but its only a swap of the nose cone and you could change that!
    depending on what you prefer!

    although if yours is a 98 it should of had the newer? maybe the previous owner prefered the older style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m44lee View Post
    the ones you brought are for a facelift e36 and yours is pre facelift mate!
    but its only a swap of the nose cone and you could change that!
    depending on what you prefer!

    although if yours is a 98 it should of had the newer? maybe the previous owner prefered the older style?


    the car only had 1 owner and he was an old fella so i dont think he would have changed the front but who knows

    so im looking for pre facelift grilles then
     
     

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    would i be right in saying these are the right ones?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-Black-...item3362580801
     
     

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    but strangly you have facelifted bumper so something has been changed looks like nosecone has been changed to pre facelift so ones for a 95 compact should fit
     
     

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    Probably had a little front end shunt and the previous owner sourced a second hand pre facelift nose cone in same colour
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36LISTER View Post
    Probably had a little front end shunt and the previous owner sourced a second hand pre facelift nose cone in same colour

    you could be right there fella
    now what way should i go, pre facelift grilles or buy a nose cone
    if i went for the nosecone would i need to change anything else ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy6 View Post
    you could be right there fella
    now what way should i go, pre facelift grilles or buy a nose cone
    if i went for the nosecone would i need to change anything else ?
    nope just the nose cone! never changed one myself but seen a few journals where people have and there is a few fiddly bolts to get to but a relatively easy swap!

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