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      07-19-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Before and After Grill Photos

Installed my M-Performance black Grilles that I ordered from Tisher. Sorry for the garbage photos.
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      07-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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2012 BMW 328i  [5.00]
Looks so menacing now... Ready to eat A4s and C-Classes for breakfast!
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Looks so menacing now... Ready to eat A4s and C-Classes for breakfast!
Thank you, yes it definetly looks more aggressive. Im hoping to eat some s4's, probably gonna need a tune for that though.
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Looks so menacing now... Ready to eat A4s and C-Classes for breakfast!
Thank you, yes it definetly looks more aggressive. Im hoping to eat some s4's, probably gonna need a tune for that though.
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      07-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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Thank you, yes it definetly looks more aggressive. Im hoping to eat some s4's, probably gonna need a tune for that though.
plast-dip those whiskers
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plast-dip those whiskers
Where do i get the plast-dip? I wanted to get black ones but no way im payin $75! Thats just stupid for little plastic pieces.
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Thank you, i like them alot.
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      07-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
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Looks really good! I'm installing mine tomorrow.
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How long did it take you to install it?
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Where do i get the plast-dip? I wanted to get black ones but no way im payin $75! Thats just stupid for little plastic pieces.


Thank you, i like them alot.
dipyourcar.com its like $7.99 for a can!
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Call me crazy, but the chrome grill surrounds give the car a defining face. I'm sure that was the objective of the F30 designer. That distinctive BMW face disappears when the grills are all-black on a dark coloured car. Clearly, some folks view this change positively !

I wouldn't change anything style-wise with the Sportline - I believe the designer did a brilliant job ! And those 397 wheels are one of BMW's best ever wheel designs- even better looking IMO than either of the M Sport package wheels.
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Call me crazy, but the chrome grill surrounds give the car a defining face. I'm sure that was the objective of the F30 designer. That distinctive BMW face disappears when the grills are all-black on a dark coloured car. Clearly, some folks view this change positively !

I wouldn't change anything style-wise with the Sportline - I believe the designer did a brilliant job ! And those 397 wheels are one of BMW's best ever wheel designs- even better looking IMO than either of the M Sport package wheels.
I sort of agree, but photos may not really do them justice. I need to see some in person. Thanks to OP for posting pics though!

And yeah the 397s are definitely one of BMW's nicer wheels, just wish they were staggered.
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VEry nice.
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How long did it take you to install it?
About 10-15 minutes. Just uscrew the top of the bumper and it pulls back a little so you can get your hand back there.
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Call me crazy, but the chrome grill surrounds give the car a defining face. I'm sure that was the objective of the F30 designer. That distinctive BMW face disappears when the grills are all-black on a dark coloured car. Clearly, some folks view this change positively !

I wouldn't change anything style-wise with the Sportline - I believe the designer did a brilliant job ! And those 397 wheels are one of BMW's best ever wheel designs- even better looking IMO than either of the M Sport package wheels.
I agree somewhat. It took me a while to make up my mind if I should do it or not. I really love the way the chrome grills flowed with the headlights. But pictures dont do it any justice at all, especially crappy i phone pics. It looks a lot more agressive now, and the grills are gloss so it still pops out a bit.

I think youre spot on though, it looks better on lighter color cars, like white and silver. But when you see it in person you may change your mind

And yes I tip my hat to the designer of the f30 he did an outstanding job IMO.
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Love the black grills on your Black Sport Line. Had the same look on my Altima SE-R. Embrace the dark side!
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Post pics when you plasti-dip or buy the whiskers! I'll probably end up buying mine even though is $75!
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I just counted 10 bumps under the grill on your front bumper? Never seen that one before, whats the cause?
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I really like the M Performance Grills and have them installed on my 335i. I also ordered the painted reflectors as it will give the car a great flowing colour.

However I don't feel I should plasti dip the silver 'whiskers' close to the fog lights...just me but that's how I feel...it gives the car a great contrast...
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Call me crazy, but the chrome grill surrounds give the car a defining face. I'm sure that was the objective of the F30 designer.
I agree, that's why my black 328i will keep its grills.

OP:

Your car does look very nice, though. What percent tint are you running? It looks sleek without being "murdered out"

I'm guessing the next mod will be painted reflectors
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