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Old 06-26-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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E46 non-M new CHROME GRILLEs ? Why .....?

....are there so many different replacement (or OEM for that matter) auctions when searching ebay for simply 2005 325 (or 330) CONVERTIBLE as-original or OEM 11-blade CHROME GRILLES? And the variance in prices also ...(I don't get it)...?

Now, I'm pretty sure to avoid the 4-door auctions, ...just because....but, why do some auctions state, for 2-door hardtop only, not convertible? Wouldn't they be the same??

Would someone be so kind as to post a link or 2 (here) on what they find on ebay for me? (Thanks in advance.) I posted a couple below, but it's hard to distinguish if they are like OEM (Chrome w black on side grille fins, which is what I want,...or a tacky ALL chrome which looks cheap & cheasy.)



2005 325ci convertible OEM CHROME 11-blade kidney grilles (will only buy as a pair only, auction).

(Oh...also, any insight as to whether to pay the BIG bucks for OEM vs cheaper repro? Are not repros any good?...Cheaper plastic?)

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Old 08-03-2019, 08:43 AM   #2
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a reply to your comment about OEM vs. aftermarket. For example. MAF sensor for 3.0 engine. Amazon aftermarket: as cheap as 25$, OEM BMW: 286$. I ask you which one do you think is going to last more than 5 minutes after you install.
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