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Old 05-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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Khoalty blackout grills?

Does khoalty still offer the piano black blackout grills for the e46? I can't seem to find them on their website. I have an 05 330i ZHP

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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That was my first thought but their number isn't listed anymore. They say they only deal with emails now but I haven't heard a response yet. I was hoping someone on here would possibly know something
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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Why not get them from ECS? If i recall correctly (been a while since i got mine)the prices are basically the same.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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It's about double the price for the piano black/gloss black grilles there
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #6
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Curious on this also.

I know they used to have the piano black M3 side grills also.
If you get in touch with them, could you check if they have those as well?
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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It's about double the price for the piano black/gloss black grilles there
Ahh ok, i got Matte so that's probably why it was comparable.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:12 AM   #8
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For what it's worth....
After my black chromes got stolen, I Krylon Fusion'd my OE's gloss black(looks very similar to the piano black, and only $6), and love em. In fact I plasti dipped them over the winter in black to protect them. Plannin on peelin them in the next weekend or 2.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:46 PM   #9
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Definitely a good thought, I'm just hoping fort he ease of buying them from khoalty
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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Just heard back from khoalty and they definitely do not offer these grilles anymore
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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Any one have a recommendation on similar quality grilles for a decent price?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #12
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I was looking for these from Khoalty a few weeks ago, apparently they do not carry them any longer.

Options I found....

ECS Tuning -$117.00+shipping OEM BMW
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...ody/ES2597175/

Bimmian -$79.00+shipping
http://www.bimmian.com/Painted-Grill...W-E46-3-Series

Ebay/Taiwan -$44.00+intl Shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-E46-98-0...bac8d2&vxp=mtr

I cannot vouch for quality on all of these, but I suppose you get what you pay for.
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Is there any fitment issues for the post facelift 330i? I don't see any options on these websites
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It's worth noting the grilles tech9018 quoted from our site are the genuine BMW Performance gloss black grilles, not an aftermarket option. I'm working on a gloss option for our ECS grilles but getting a finish we're 100% happy with is easier sad than done.

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Just ordered the gloss black oem grilles from ECS. Thanks everyone for the information
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My vote is for the OEM BMW performance grills. Fitment and finish is top notch
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I got the matte black ones from Khoalty. Quality was noticeably worse than OEM, not perfect fitment and they were flimsier feeling. After a while I wanted my car to look a bit cleaner/stock and went back to OEM chromes. Happy now and would't go back to black. I have a black 325i.
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I have a set of the khoalty never installed FS. they are the piano black for an 05 ZHP. I was going to put them in but decided to go CF hood instead which came with grilles already installed. I will let them go for 60+shipping PM me
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See my thread about my experience with the Khoalty grills. They cracked during installation and said too bad. They did not back up their product.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=khoalty
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See my thread about my experience with the Khoalty grills. They cracked during installation and said too bad. They did not back up their product.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=khoalty
Good thread, pretty much what I felt too. I didn't crack any tabs but it was super obvious that the quality was not even close to OEM. I got a new set of OEMs recently when some idiot backed into my car. I compared these to the Khoaltys and it was like night and day. Khoalty has been nice for me otherwise though.
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