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Old 05-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #18861
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lemme know if they're worth the price. I've seen cheap ones on Ebay, and I'm debating whether or not buying the ECS ones or going cheap :X
They're not "ECS grills" they're Genuine BMW. Genuine BMW body parts, if no OEM option exists, is always worth the price.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #18862
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They're not "ECS grills" they're Genuine BMW. Genuine BMW body parts, if no OEM option exists, is always worth the price.
OHHH I thought you meant the blacked out grilles.....ma bad.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #18863
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OHHH I thought you meant the blacked out grilles.....ma bad.
it's cool. Only blacked out grills that are good in my opinion would be BMW Performance ones. Aftermarket ones don't fit right and are very brittle. They'll work for 95% of people but then again i'm not 95% of people. They should be fine as long as you aren't very picky
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #18864
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it's cool. Only blacked out grills that are good in my opinion would be BMW Performance ones. Aftermarket ones don't fit right and are very brittle. They'll work for 95% of people but then again i'm not 95% of people. They should be fine as long as you aren't very picky
I've wanted to find the grilles that have the mesh instead of the slats in them, but the only ones I could find were like 300+. Not worth it at all to me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #18865
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I've wanted to find the grilles that have the mesh instead of the slats in them, but the only ones I could find were like 300+. Not worth it at all to me.
ooh wow. you couldn't pay me $300 to use those. hell, $3,000? i'd still refuse. Get stock ones. They look like CLASS.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #18866
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Washed that dirty girl

Washed off all the pollen and stuff and found a lovely little E46 hiding underneath. Who knew!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #18867
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lemme know if they're worth the price. I've seen cheap ones on Ebay, and I'm debating whether or not buying the ECS ones or going cheap :X
I've got a set of facelift matte black for sedan, mistakenly ordered as I have prefacelift. Brand new never installed, $40 plus shipping..
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I've got a set of facelift matte black for sedan, mistakenly ordered as I have prefacelift. Brand new never installed, $40 plus shipping..
I don't know how to tell if I have prefacelift or post D:
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #18869
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I don't know how to tell if I have prefacelift or post D:
All M3s are pre-facelift coupes
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #18870
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I've wanted to find the grilles that have the mesh instead of the slats in them, but the only ones I could find were like 300+. Not worth it at all to me.
I made my own out of oem frames and grille mesh fronm e46 M3 bumper. I like the more subtle recessed look and still all oem parts.

Can make sell and ship you a set for about $100. Or with CF frames for $200. That's not much profit margin, none if you consider labor on top of components, but I enjoy making them...
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #18871
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Well that was an easy enough answer haha. Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #18872
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I made my own out of oem frames and grille mesh fronm e46 M3 bumper. I like the more subtle recessed look and still all oem parts.

Can make sell and ship you a set for about $100. Or with CF frames for $200. That's not much profit margin, none if you consider labor on top of components, but I enjoy making them...
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it's cool. Only blacked out grills that are good in my opinion would be BMW Performance ones. Aftermarket ones don't fit right and are very brittle. They'll work for 95% of people but then again i'm not 95% of people. They should be fine as long as you aren't very picky
...or BMW OEM grills plasti-dipped for her pleasure!

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...or BMW OEM grills plasti-dipped for her pleasure!

Rock chips would love that
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #18875
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Rock chips would love that
There's more plasti-dip where THAT came from!

Also, on topic, ordered:

H&R premium cup kit for non sport sedan (1.5" / 3/4")
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Cup kit says it's coming 17 may but i'll have to wait till after the fest because i'm picking up some 325 sway bars for free from a fanatic at bimmerfest!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #18876
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There's more plasti-dip where THAT came from!

Also, on topic, ordered:

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Cup kit says it's coming 17 may but i'll have to wait till after the fest because i'm picking up some 325 sway bars for free from a fanatic at bimmerfest!
may as well do all three diff mounts while you're in there. the other two are cheap anyway. thats a hell of a lot of work
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All M3s are pre-facelift coupes
M3's did get the butt lift however (LED tails, wider trunk handle)
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M3's did get the butt lift however (LED tails, wider trunk handle)
I don't think they all got the LED taillights, did they? Mine (02) and a friends (03) don't have LED ones
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #18879
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I don't think they all got the LED taillights, did they? Mine (02) and a friends (03) don't have LED ones
only 04+ got rear facelift including wider trunk handle

And yes I should've mentioned in the context of the grills.

I had an 06 coupe
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