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shwagon 03-01-2011 05:10 PM

Best quality black kidney grills
 
Looking to replace my DIY black kidney grills. Any suggestions?

Edison@JleviSW 03-01-2011 09:04 PM

:hi: E46 Matte Black Grill Set

http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/images/GRL460beauty.jpg

Dean | KHOALTY, Inc 03-02-2011 02:00 AM

http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46/exter...ack-grill.html

ModBargains.com 03-03-2011 03:06 PM

Matte Black Grilles E46 Coupe/Sedan

http://www.modbargains.com/zoom_img/...1169243877.JPG

mq124 03-03-2011 03:09 PM

no disrespect to modbargains because i have never dealt with them, but i have dealt with khoalty and i was more than satisfied with the products, shipping, and all around service. I cant see there being much difference at all, if any in the black grills sold from other venders. go with the vender that you trust and want to deal with the most

shwagon 03-03-2011 05:22 PM

I take it that there are no OEM black grills available for pre-facelift sedans?

Edison@JleviSW 03-03-2011 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shwagon (Post 12879849)
I take it that there are no OEM black grills available for pre-facelift sedans?

Not unless you paint your own which I don't recommend as paint tends to chip. Ours are a black ABS plastic so they are rock chip resistant.

ModBargains.com 03-08-2011 02:09 AM

Not all Matte Black Kidney grills are the same. Most of the cheaper grills that you find on ebay and on some other vendors websites for cheap are made of recycled plastic which does mean that product and of course the tabs are going to be more brittle. Our Matte Black Grills are made of ABS plastic material that is non-recycled. Here is a quick video comparison with some different grills that have passed through our doors for you guys to check out the difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_gD9...layer_embedded

m3unit07 03-08-2011 02:58 AM

I recently bought my black grilles from Jlevi for my prefacelift, and I will vouch that they are great quality, (and a great deal pricewise, compared to all the other sites I looked at) and look sick on my ride...will post some pics when I get it back from the mechanic

kpeng 03-08-2011 08:36 AM

Go with Khoalty.

Cheapest. Quality is just fine. I have them on my car.

Dean | KHOALTY, Inc 03-08-2011 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ModBargains.com (Post 12896081)
Not all Matte Black Kidney grills are the same. Most of the cheaper grills that you find on ebay and on some other vendors websites for cheap are made of recycled plastic...

We are not one of those vendors. We have never sold those junky grilles, I don't even know where to begin to find them, or who has them. I think when the market was younger people sold grilles that were the off-brand style but I haven't seen any vendor on E46F sell those crappy ones ever.

We post good pictures of all of our stuff to ensure that people don't mistake it for the old junky fitment stuff.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! :pimpin:

Mango 09-20-2011 02:16 PM

I just received my Khoalty grills. Shipping was fast. Pricing was great. I got the high-gloss facelift sedan grills. I managed to break 2 or 3 of the plastic tabs trying to separate the grilll. I did this as gently as possible with a padded screwdriver and gentle gentle manipulation without damaging or marring the front part of the grill and it was the most frustrating thing I've ever done. After half an hour I managed to separate the grills but 2 or 3 of the tabs broke. I think I can still manage to get the grills reasonably secure but its frustrating that I'm half-assing a brand new product on my car. Maybe your supplier can use softer (less brittle) plastic. i'll post up some pics once they're on.


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