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      04-06-2016, 12:10 AM   #1
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Just want to share my before and after!

This is probably more common but I just would like to share my experience with changing the kidney grills on my F30. I have had this car for almost a year now and always thought about changing the grills to a gloss black but never got around to it. This time I finally did and I don't know why I waited so long to do it really.

It took me about 15 minutes to do this whole install. The hardest part was taking out the first old chrome grill after that it's easy breezy. Im a girl with already small hands/arms and I still found it hard to access the clips from behind the grills! Installing the new ones literally took 10 seconds, 15max!!

But here's a before and after look, totally worth it!
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      04-06-2016, 12:47 AM   #2
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Looks great! Where did you get your grill from? I'm still contemplating doing mine
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      04-06-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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Looks great! Where did you get your grill from? I'm still contemplating doing mine
I just got it off ebay. These aren'e OEM's but you won't even notice. You should do yours!
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      04-06-2016, 11:16 AM   #4
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Looks great and I agree, really easy to replaced if you got small hands. No need to pop the hood and remove any screws. Great job! :-)
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      04-06-2016, 03:19 PM   #5
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Looks great and I agree, really easy to replaced if you got small hands. No need to pop the hood and remove any screws. Great job! :-)
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      04-06-2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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Well done!! Kudos for doing it yourself! .

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      04-06-2016, 04:59 PM   #7
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      04-06-2016, 05:58 PM   #8
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Looks great! Where did you get your grill from? I'm still contemplating doing mine
Check out ECS Tunning. I've got mine from there for a good price. Install took about 10 minutes.
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Is your roof wrapped black? Do you have more pictures with different angles? I'm looking to have mine wrapped but have had a hard time finding pictures. Thanks!
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Is your roof wrapped black? Do you have more pictures with different angles? I'm looking to have mine wrapped but have had a hard time finding pictures. Thanks!
Yes I had the roof wrapped in gloss black too, here's a different angle where you can see it. Hope this helps you
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Well done!! Kudos for doing it yourself! .

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Thank you for posting the picture!
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I guess I'm the only one who went from black to chrome
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i wanna do the gloss black roof as well! so you can take off those grills without taking off screws ? and popping the bumper off? how do you do that?
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i wanna do the gloss black roof as well! so you can take off those grills without taking off screws ? and popping the bumper off? how do you do that?

tons of DIY's in DIY/Coding 2 sections down...

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i wanna do the gloss black roof as well! so you can take off those grills without taking off screws ? and popping the bumper off? how do you do that?
I have small hands so I was able to access the clips through the grills so I did't have to take out any screw. The first one is the hardest to take out but once you have one out you, you'll have more room to access the second grill. Goodluck!
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Changed grills!

Just picked up my f30 the other day, and changed my grills; thought I'd share a picture!
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Just picked up my f30 the other day, and changed my grills; thought I'd share a picture!
Congrats! Nice looking car
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was able to do it! thank you! had to make a makeshift hook though lol took me longer than you for sure haha
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I'd like to swap out Modern line grills with either matte black or CF so it matches if I get the CF mirror caps. Has anyone done this? Pics?
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I did the same mod today!

Here's my before/after (sorry for the pic being so big):
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      05-31-2016, 08:55 AM   #22
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I did the same mod today!

Here's my before/after (sorry for the pic being so big):
Looking good!
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