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Old 09-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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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..

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/
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:14 AM   #3
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Ive had my M for 2 years. Ive gone thru 4 grills :/

Just go the cheaper ones!
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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Cool, given even oem is plastic anyway, I think any of those ebay ones will be much the same...
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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who da F done that?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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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!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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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 (rookie error!)
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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If anyone did that to me and I'd kill them hahahah
haha i know man! (i was joking haha)
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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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...
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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Ye was like when one of my lug nuts broke... peopke just told me to get one off another E46..

F**K THAT !
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:56 AM   #16
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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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