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      10-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Black grills

So I know there is DIY out there and all but to the guys that put them in them selfs was it hard ? Can a newbie do it or should I just pay somebody ? Also how bout the painted whiskers? thanks
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      10-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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So I know there is DIY out there and all but to the guys that put them in them selfs was it hard ? Can a newbie do it or should I just pay somebody ? Also how bout the painted whiskers? thanks
most people say its not hard, but you do need to take that front strip above the grill and below the hood off
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      10-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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And this one you can see how change the grill http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701830

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its really easy, check out my DIY and if you have any more questions call me 954-242-0290
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You posted this at the perfect time - I actually just swaped out my stock grills for the black M Performance grills yesterday. I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about doing it myself but it was as simple as could be. I followed the DIY guide that was posted on these forums (someone posted the direct link right in this thread) and it was written and described extremely well in that post. If you follow that exactly you'll have no issues at all. Just make sure you have the Torx t20 and t30 tools needed (which I picked up at a local hardware store for $4 each) and the rest is a breeze. After completing this install myself I am shocked that I would have paid (probably a decent amount of money) to have someone do this for me. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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      10-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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I was prepared to pay the $130+ tax and shipping to order these and install myself, but when I saw at ordering yesterday that I could just pay $170 and have them installed at port, I opted for that. I honestly thought it would be much more expensive to get BMW to do this.
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      10-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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I was prepared to pay the $130+ tax and shipping to order these and install myself, but when I saw at ordering yesterday that I could just pay $170 and have them installed at port, I opted for that. I honestly thought it would be much more expensive to get BMW to do this.
I got quoted $173..not bad IMO.
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      10-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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Did these myself. Was a little hesitant, but easy if you follow the DIY. Plus if you do it yourself, you get to keep the original grill, as opposed to having it done at the PDC
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      10-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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I bought them myself online, and am having dealer install when my car arrives [hopefully] next week. They are returning my original grills back. They are charging me 1/2 hour labor to drop them in, which is a lot of money given how simple it looks, but I'm the kind of guy who would inadvertently snap a clip or do some other damage if I did it myself, so I'm happy to pay for the peace of mind. Plus I'd have to buy 2 torx wrenches that I don't already own, which mitigates the price by at least $6.
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      10-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Black would totally change the look of the car. I do not like any of the chrome
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Did mine yesterday. Took about 30 minutes.
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      10-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #12
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I did this myself a few nights ago and I will tell you....it's about as easy as filling a glass up with water. I was laughing at how easy this was
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I did this myself a few nights ago and I will tell you....it's about as easy as filling a glass up with water. I was laughing at how easy this was
Yep i bought something at home depot and i almost finished there. Needed a longer screwdriver but took 10 mins. Did my gfs 135i drunk in 5 mins. Less clips.
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Did mine in 15 mins did the gfs 135i in 5 mins drunk. Lol.
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      12-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #15
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i tried yanking the grill out, didn't work so I had to go through with the DIY. not hard!
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      12-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #16
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they do pop out if you pull them hard enough. I did it in the parking lot of the dealership, nothing broke and I popped in the black ones. There is no reason to pop the hood or take anything apart. It literally took 30 seconds.
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Any of you want to sell or swap your modern line silver for regular black grills?
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they do pop out if you pull them hard enough. I did it in the parking lot of the dealership, nothing broke and I popped in the black ones. There is no reason to pop the hood or take anything apart. It literally took 30 seconds.
you can but its really easy to snap a clip. i had one clip missing in my e90 and it flew out in front and over my car going very fast.
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