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Hazey82 09-30-2012 03:15 AM

Side M3 side grille blew off!!
 
So I'm driving down the highway and my passenger side grille blows off...
I know these are pretty tricky to remove so I can only think that its unclipped somehow during detailing OR someone tried to steal it..:banghead:

anyway, need a replacement, dont want to get ripped by bmw but also need oem quality.

What do you think of these? The badges look decent.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-E46-C...item4aa572282d

OR
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PAIR-BMW-...item19caf0feaf

Otherwise its ECS tuning but get ripped on the shipping http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-..._Side/ES77803/

DesiredM 09-30-2012 03:20 AM

Common problem because the clips get old and snap overtime so the grill just falls out. I'd just get one of the eBay ones unless you need other stuff from ecs then do a bulk shipment.

Honro 09-30-2012 06:14 AM

Ive had my M for 2 years. Ive gone thru 4 grills :/

Just go the cheaper ones!

Hazey82 09-30-2012 06:34 AM

Cool, given even oem is plastic anyway, I think any of those ebay ones will be much the same...

YGOAMG 09-30-2012 07:00 AM

#M3Problems

DeclanM3 09-30-2012 07:47 AM

Seems I'm not driving hard enough, I haven't lost any grills... I did however lose a tow hook cover at the track :( You think grills are a PITA to replace... Try having to get a tow hook cover then spray painting it!

Mitch E46 09-30-2012 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by YGOAMG (Post 14774465)
#M3Problems

rofl..

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Originally Posted by DeclanM3 (Post 14774499)
Seems I'm not driving hard enough, I haven't lost any grills... I did however lose a tow hook cover at the track :( You think grills are a PITA to replace... Try having to get a tow hook cover then spray painting it!

Good point. If I ever go to a track day I'll be sure to take my tow hook covers out before hand.

DeclanM3 09-30-2012 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Mitch E46 (Post 14774510)
rofl..



Good point. If I ever go to a track day I'll be sure to take my tow hook covers out before hand.

The issue was more that I popped the cover off and installed the tow hook.. All the cool kids were doing it :banghead: (rookie error!)

Honro 09-30-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeclanM3 (Post 14774499)
Seems I'm not driving hard enough, I haven't lost any grills... I did however lose a tow hook cover at the track :( You think grills are a PITA to replace... Try having to get a tow hook cover then spray painting it!

LOL - I had the headlight washer cover blow off... that was a pain, buy a new one then had to get it painted also... It killed my life :censor:

Rajvosa 09-30-2012 08:56 PM

Declan, plenty of CB M3's around. next time you see one in a carpark, take their cover and leave your paypal address on the windscreen for them to invoice ya! :p

DesiredM 09-30-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rajvosa (Post 14775893)
Declan, plenty of CB M3's around. next time you see one in a carpark, take their cover and leave your paypal address on the windscreen for them to invoice ya! :p

If anyone did that to me and I'd kill them hahahah

Rajvosa 09-30-2012 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DesiredM (Post 14775940)
If anyone did that to me and I'd kill them hahahah

haha i know man! (i was joking haha)

DesiredM 09-30-2012 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Rajvosa (Post 14775941)
haha i know man! (i was joking haha)

Haha I know but to be honest it's probably something I would do if I was in his place haha!

DeclanM3 09-30-2012 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by DesiredM (Post 14775946)
Haha I know but to be honest it's probably something I would do if I was in his place haha!

Karma is a b!tch. 'Borrowing one' hasn't even crossed my mind. Like you said, you'd hate it if someone else were to do it to you...

YGOAMG 09-30-2012 11:13 PM

Ye was like when one of my lug nuts broke... peopke just told me to get one off another E46..

F**K THAT !

DeclanM3 10-01-2012 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by YGOAMG (Post 14776224)
Ye was like when one of my lug nuts broke... peopke just told me to get one off another E46..

F**K THAT !

So much power you're shearing lug nuts?


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