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      08-02-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Black kidney Grill for 2016 328

Hi guys - I want to replace the chrome kidney grills on my 2016 328 with black ones. Can you guys suggest or point me to any links of where to get them cheap, and how to replace them.
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OEM for best fit. Look at the diy section
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They are backed by dealerships selling oem parts at a discount. You can search for the part on their sites. Compare prices, your local dealer may be able to price match. The first two are forum sponsors. For aftermarket non oem grills try amazon. Or http://www.jbspeed.com is a forum sponsor but on the pricier side so compare with oem price.
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Got OEM gloss blacks
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I got one on amazon, non OEM and it is actually a very nice fit and finish. Looks and fits OEM
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DONT GO CHEAP! I did with my E46, bought it through Amazon, made in China and shipped from China (which was not revealed by Amazon). I had to fuss it into place and I regretted going non-oem. Do yourself a favor, you’ll regret going off brand.
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DONT GO CHEAP! I did with my E46, bought it through Amazon, made in China and shipped from China (which was not revealed by Amazon). I had to fuss it into place and I regretted going non-oem. Do yourself a favor, you’ll regret going off brand.
Agree, If you don't go OEM, at least don't go too cheap otherwise you will have bad fits and poor quality.

To replace them use an old bike spoke. You can feed the back through the grill and unhook the clips without having to remove parts of the bumper. Do the job when it's warm so everything is more flexible.
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Ebay and amazon have a lot of choices that fit perfectly fine. Don't over pay.
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I got some from ECS. Fit is very good. I think maybe one tab didn't quite lock in, but they are plenty tight and look perfect.
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Thank You very much for all the helpful Info. Will let you know how it goes!!
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I got these and they look and feel great. I don't think going non oem is a big deal. Just don't get cheap crap from China. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I got these and they look and feel great. I don't think going non oem is a big deal. Just don't get cheap crap from China. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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yes, you are right and they seem to fit nicely.
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